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Lene Lai (Chinese: 賴琳恩; pinyin: Lai Linen) is an actress, model and pageant winner in the Republic of China (Taiwan). She is most well known for her role as the 2nd Runner up for Miss Asia Pageant 2008.
Prior to becoming a pageant winner, Lai entered the show business by participating in the show Hey Girl along side with host Chen Chien-Chou at the age of 18. Lai was a student at Tainan University of Technology, but she has then put her study on hold. She then moved on to participate in of various TV programs including Everybody Speaks Nonsenses II - Hot Pot. She is a seasoned Car Show model as well as played a small role in various TV Series such as My Queen and Bull Fighting.
Miss Lai is single and she is currently living in Taipei.
Lai became the second ROC National (Taiwanese) to win a title from the Miss Asia Pageant. Since the pageant, she was signed by Asia Television Limited as an actress in the Spring of 2009.
Aaron Yan (traditional Chinese: 炎亞綸; simplified Chinese: 炎亚纶; pinyin: Yán Yǎlún), born Aaron Wu Keng-Lin (traditional Chinese: 吳庚霖; simplified Chinese: 吴庚霖; pinyin: Wú Gēnglín; born November 20, 1985) in Taiwan, is a Taiwanese Mandopop singer, commercial model and actor. He is the youngest member of Taiwanese Mandopop vocal quartet boy band Fahrenheit.
At a young age, his family moved to New York, U.S., where he stayed for his primary school education for about five years. He then moved back to Taiwan for further education.
He can speak and understand Mandarin, Taiwanese Hokkien, English and limited Japanese and Cantonese. He was a sophomore at Chinese Culture University, majoring in Journalism and News Broadcasting. However, because his career had greatly affected his academics and learning environment, he transferred to Jinwen University of Science and Technology, majoring in English. In October 2010, Aaron announced that he had quit schooling to focus on his career instead. Having injured his knee previously, Aaron is also exempted from serving in the national army.
As part of Fahrenheit, Yan has released four Mandopop studio albums, three Japanese singles and one live concert
Vanness Wu (traditional Chinese: 吳建豪; simplified Chinese: 吴建豪; pinyin: Wú Jiànháo; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ngô Kiàn-hô) is a American-born Taiwanese actor, singer, director, producer based in Asia. He was born on August 7, 1978 in Santa Monica, California and worked as a telemarketer before moving to Taiwan. Wu is a strong Christian as stated on his Facebook page: "Christ's Servant first, Entertainer second."., and takes part in to the popular Christian movement called the Moral Revolution, which emphasizes the importance of sexual intercourse only within marriage; which Wu supports.
Wu worked in a telephone company in Los Angeles upon graduating from highschool. He then moved to Taiwan shortly afterwards "searching for more to life" (as stated on his facebook page). Wu starred as Mei Zuo (美作), one of the F4 members, in Taiwanese drama series Meteor Garden. At the conclusion of the series, they continued to perform together and released three studio albums as boy band F4. In 2002, Wu was the second F4 member, after Vic Chou, to release his debut solo album, Body Will Sing. The track, "我討厭我自己" (I Hate Myself) is listed at number 95 on Hit Fm Taiwan's Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart
Tiffany Hsu (traditional Chinese: 許瑋甯; simplified Chinese: 许玮宁; pinyin: Xǔ Wěinìng; Wade–Giles: Hsu3 Wei3 Ning4) was born on 7 August 1984. She is an American-Taiwanese model and actress. She is under the management of Catwalk modellng agency and well known for her role in Taiwanese drama, It Started With A Kiss and its sequel, They Kiss Again.
Calvin Chen (Chinese: 辰亦儒; pinyin: Chén Yìrú; Wade–Giles: Chen I-Ju) is a Taiwanese singer and actor. He is currently a member of the boy band Fahrenheit. His stage name is a homophone of his birth name.
After graduating from Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School, one of the top high schools in Taiwan, he further pursued his college education in Canada at Simon Fraser University. He completed his masters degree in Economics at the University of Victoria. He then further continued his life in Canada by joining a pageant-like competition (Sunshine Boyz) in Vancouver, where he won first place with a free ticket to Taiwan and a contract with a music company, as well as a role in a drama in 2004 and became a member of Fahrenheit in 2005. He had enrolled in the graduate program in Public Finance at National Chengchi University, but discontinued his study to focus on his showbiz career. He launched his first fashion brand WOW in Oct. 2008.
He speaks Mandarin, English, Taiwanese, and understands conversational Cantonese. Calvin could also manage in Korean and Japanese due to his work as host.
After fellow Band member, Jiro Wang, started hosting, Calvin Chen has also gotten a hosting job in
Reen Yu (born October 22, 1987) is a Taiwanese actress and model.
Yu is currently studying in Fu Jen Catholic University, department of philosophy. While she attended high school, she appeared in many music videos and commercials. In 2009, she took on a small role in the Taiwanese television series Black & White. Her outstanding performance in the series and received a good response from netizens.
Annie Wu (born August 21, 1978) is a Taiwanese actress and model.
She has mainly acted in mainland Chinese TV series, and was featured in Jackie Chan's Police Story 4: First Strike. Though not fluent in Cantonese, she has also been featured in several Hong Kong films and magazine spreads. During her part in First Strike, Jackie Chan joked how horrible her Cantonese was and subsequently her voice was dubbed over with another voice. After several years with small parts in Hong Kong movies she is no longer active in the Hong Kong entertainment scene, and has primarily acted in roles in China. As of 2007 she is still acting and maintains a blog about her life. She's currently featured in a Korean/China co-produced series called Mama's Soup House.
Wu Ying Jie (simplified Chinese: 吴映洁; traditional Chinese: 吳映潔, born 11 August 1989 in Taiwan Keelung), better known by her stage name Gui Gui (Chinese: 鬼鬼), is a Taiwanese singer and actress represented by Polyland International Entertainment.
Gui Gui debut as part of girl group "Hei Se Hui Mei Mei", which later changed its name to "Hey Girl". Hey Girl consisted of seven other girls, and often collaborate with the Taiwanese boy band, Lollipop F. Before "Hey Girl", Gui Gui and her bandmates were split into two groups (Pink and Cutie) for their third EP release with each groups having to attain a goal, as well as battling for highest records sales.
Gui Gui has currently left the management of Channel V, where the discovery of Mei Meis occurred, Andy Ge has admitted to press that she is unlikely to renew her contract, and with an ambiguous post on her own blog, Gui Gui had admitted to the news. Andy Ge clarifies that Hey Girl is not under Channel V management, so Gui Gui is still with Hey Girl and will be attending promotions per usual.
However, the Hey Girl promotion following his statement did not include Gui Gui, who was said to be busy with MIT promotion before and during their
Jiro Wang (traditional Chinese: 汪東城; simplified Chinese: 汪东城; pinyin: Wāng Dōngchéng; Wade–Giles: Wang Tung-Ch'eng), nicknamed Da Dong (simplified Chinese: 大东; traditional Chinese: 大東) meaning "Big East", was born on 24 August 1981. He is a Taiwanese actor and singer, who started his career as a model. He is a member of Taiwanese Mandopop vocal quartet boy band Fahrenheit.
Jiro Wang was born August 24, 1981, in Taiwan. He graduated at Fu Shin Trade and Arts College with a degree in Advertising Design. After his graduation, he dedicated his life towards the entertainment business. He was first asked to join the entertainment business because he showed his looks at a competition. BMG, the label that signed him, planned to package him with Jay Chou and Jordan Chan to form a boy band called 3J, but, because of 9/11, BMG's stocks crashed and the 3J plan was scrapped. Jiro then decided to continue his career in the industry by working backstage, mainly in charge of fashion designing and other designing necessities, as well as commercial modeling. He was approached again around 2004, when his acting career began.
He speaks fluent Taiwanese and Mandarin and understands conversational
Bolin Chen also known as Berlin Chen (traditional Chinese: 陳柏霖; simplified Chinese: 陈柏霖; pinyin: Chén Bólín; Cantonese Yale: Chan Pak Lam) was born 27 August 1983. He is a Taiwanese-born model, actor and singer.
He began his career as a model in his late teenage years. At the age of 19, he had his first head role in the Taiwanese movie Blue Gate Crossing (2002). In 2004, he started filming movies in Hong Kong. Twins Effect 2: Blade of the Rose was his first, in which he played the money-mad Blockhead, adopted brother of Charcoal Head (played by Jaycee Chan).
On April 2011, Bolin started filming Taiwanese drama In Time with You (Chinese: 我可能不會愛你), co-starring Ariel Lin, directed by Qu Yu-ning (瞿友寧)and produced by Gala Television (GTV).
Jay Chou; (born 18 January 1979) is a Taiwanese musician, singer-songwriter, music and film producer, actor and director. In 1998 he was discovered in a talent contest where he displayed his piano and song-writing skills. Over the next two years, he was hired to compose for popular Mandarin singers. Although he was trained in classical music, Chou combines Chinese and Western music styles to produce songs that fuse R, rock and pop genres. He composes all his own songs, as well as songs for other singers.
In 2000, Chou released his first album, titled Jay, under the record company Alfa Music. Since then he has released one album per year except in 2009, selling several million copies each. His music has gained recognition throughout Asia, most notably in regions such as Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and in overseas Asian communities. He has sold more than 28 million albums worldwide up to 2010. He debuted his acting career in Initial D (2005), for which he won Best Newcomer Actor in both the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Golden Horse Awards, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor by Hong Kong Film Awards for his role
Vivian Hsu (Chinese: 徐若瑄; pinyin: Xú Ruòxuān; Wade–Giles: Hsu Jo-hsüan; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chhî Jio̍k-soan; Japanese: ビビアン・スー Bibian Sū; born March 19, 1975 in Taichung, Taiwan) is a Taiwanese singer, actress, and model who has gained remarkable popularity in East Asia, mainly in Taiwan and Japan.
Hsu rose to prominence in Japan, where she made her first appearance in 1995 and has become a highly-recognized celebrity with her countless appearances in media during the late 1990s.
She was also the main vocalist for Black Biscuits, a Japanese dance band which released four singles, Stamina, Timing, Relax, Bye-Bye, and one album Life. All of these four singles reached the top 5 spots of the Oricon singles chart, and Life reached #6 in the album chart.
The second of three children, Hsu was born to a Taiwanese father and Tayal-Taiwanese mother as Hsu Su-chuan (Chinese: 徐淑娟; pinyin: Xú Shújuān), and used this name until she began her modeling career. Her parents divorced when she was a young child. She attended Taipei Jianxing Elementary School and Taipei Shulinguo Junior High School.
Hsu's career in entertainment industry started after winning first place in a "Talented Beautiful Girl" contest
Shu Qi (Chinese: 舒淇; pinyin: Shū Qí; Wade–Giles: Shu Ch'i; born April 16, 1976) is the stage name of a Taiwanese actress born Lin Li-Hui (林立慧). Her stage name is occasionally romanized as Hsu Chi or Shu Kei (Cantonese/Japanese). Her name is sometimes seen in the Western order as Qi Shu.
Born in Xindian, Taipei County (now New Taipei City), the young Shu Qi moved to Hong Kong at the age of 17. She began in the softcore porn modelling industry, appearing on the cover of Penthouse Hong Kong for February 1995 issue and the Chinese edition of Playboy magazine. She eventually came under the management of Hong Kong producer Manfred Wong, who signed her on to several softcore Hong Kong films such as Sex & Zen II in 1996.
She starred in Derek Yee's 1996 film, Viva Erotica, which was about the erotic film industry in Hong Kong, opposite Karen Mok and the late Leslie Cheung. At the Hong Kong Film Awards, she received the Best Supporting Actress award for the film. Since then, she has appeared in mainstream Hong Kong films such as Gorgeous (1998) opposite Jackie Chan, Stanley Kwan's The Island Tales (1999) and Hou Hsiao-Hsien's critically acclaimed Millennium Mambo (2000).
In 2002, she
Vic Chou (Chinese: 周渝民; pinyin: Zhōu Yúmín) is a Taiwanese actor, singer and commercial model. He is a member of the Taiwanese boy band F4, and has starred in Taiwanese dramas. His stage name, 周渝民, literally means “a completely changed person”. It had a variation only in the middle character (from 育 to 渝) from his birth name, 周育民 (pinyin: Zhōu Yùmín), which literally means “a completely nourished or reared person”.
Vic Chou was born on June 9, 1981, making him the youngest of the F4 members. He is considered the baby of F4, being treated the best by other F4 members. His mother has Taiwanese aborigines Atayal bloodline while his father is Taiwanese with ancestry from Linyi, Shandong Province. His grandmother gave him the nickname Zàizài "仔仔", meaning "little boy", which has become a nickname for him among fans.
He was discovered when he accompanied a friend auditioning for a role in Meteor Garden. While waiting for a friend at their auditions, he was huddled in a corner near one of the Meteor Garden staff's office, who said he looked like Huā Zé Lèi and was asked to audition. Meteor Garden was adopted from a Japanese, "Boys Over Flowers" (Japanese romanization: Hana Yori Dango). He
Joseph Chang (Chinese: 張孝全; pinyin: Zhāng Xiàoquán; Wade–Giles: Chang Hsiao-chuan, born 28 December 1983) is a Taiwanese actor. He is best known for his role in the critically acclaimed 2006 Taiwanese flim Eternal Summer, which earned him two Golden Horse Awards nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Best New Performer for his role as Yu Shouheng. He was also nominated in 2006, for Best Leading Actor in a Mini-series at the 41st Golden Bell Awards for his role as Paul in Corner of Auction World. He was educated at the Fu-Hsin Trade and Arts School (復興商工) in Taipei.
Peter Ho (born September 13, 1975) is a Taiwan-based American singer and actor. Ho was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Taiwan and Canada. He studied at Ontario College of Art and Design, and began his singing career after being offered a record deal in a karaoke bar.
Since his debut in 1998, he has released seven albums and has starred in over 25 films and television series, such as Wind and Cloud, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, One Meter Sunshine and The Young Warriors.
Ho also appeared in the tokusatsu film Kamen Rider 555: Paradise Lost as Leo, the first non-Japanese Kamen Rider. He attended Dominican International School in Taipei.
Ho started out as a model, he came well known after filming a television commercial, "黑松沙士——记者篇", as a reporter. In 1998, he released his debut album in Taiwan, and then also went to Hong Kong. Although it caught a lot of attention, his singing career did not become a success. Ho later moved on to acting in Chinese television dramas. He put most of his efforts in mainland China, but his debut in Japan yielded good results as well. Summer's Desire is Ho's first television series as a producer.
Collin Chou (traditional Chinese: 鄒兆龍; simplified Chinese: 邹兆龙; pinyin: Zōu Zhàolóng; born 11 August 1967 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan), sometimes credited as Ngai Sing, is a Taiwanese actor and martial artist based in Hong Kong known in the United States for his portrayal of Seraph in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions as well as the Enter the Matrix video game. In Asian cinema, he has worked in several films with Jet Li and Sammo Hung, including the 2006 martial-arts epic, Fearless. He squared off against Donnie Yen in Flash Point, and starred alongside Jet Li and Jackie Chan together for the first time in The Forbidden Kingdom in which he played the Jade Warlord.
He attended Pierce Community College in Los Angeles.
Kelly Lin Hsi-Lei is a Taiwanese actress and model who has appeared mainly in Hong Kong films.
Lin was born in Taiwan in 1975. She moved to Santa Barbara, California with her family at the age of 12. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Degree in Economics. Not knowing what to do after college, Lin decided to pursue a career in show business in Taiwan.
Lin initially wanted to be a singer and has already recorded demo tapes for a record company, but she was given numerous offers for modeling on television and print ads. She was hailed by FHM as "Asia's Sexiest Woman" in 2002, and has graced the cover of numerous fashion magazines in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China. She has also appeared on copies of Marie Claire - French Edition (2005) and VOGUE Italia (2007).
Lin has been seen in various Hong Kong films and has worked with film directors such as Tsui Hark, Patrick Tam and, most frequently, Johnnie To. Lin has co-starred alongside Asian superstars, including Andy Lau, Stephen Chow and Ekin Cheng. With her success as an actress, she decided to drop her hopes of becoming a singer.
After a two-year hiatus from the film industry, Lin returned to acting with films
Ethan Juan (traditional Chinese: 阮經天; simplified Chinese: 阮经天; pinyin: Ruǎn Jīngtiān; Wade–Giles: Juan Ching-t'ien) was born on 8 November 1982. He is a Taiwanese actor and model. He is sometimes credited as Juan Ching-Tien or Ruan Jing-Tian. He rose to prominence in the Taiwanese drama Fated To Love You, and is the 2010 Best Leading Actor winner of the 47th Golden Horse Awards for his role in Monga.
Ethan grew up in Taichung, Taiwan. As a competitive swimmer in his early years, Ethan's numerous achievements and awards gained him admission into the highly prestigious National Taichung First Senior High School. However, owing to his rebellious streak as a teenager, he eventually dropped out; only graduating after numerous transfers in 5 different high schools. Thereafter, he held several part-time jobs and it was merely by chance that he joined the entertainment industry- after auditioning with his friend for a role in a music video.
Ethan began his career in the entertainment industry with Catwalk Modelling Agency. As a model, he starred in the music videos of several popular artistes, including but not limited to Stephanie Sun, A-Mei and S.H.E. He also made his debut in the
Ivy Chen Yi-Han (born November 12, 1982) is a Taiwanese actress and commercial model.
In 2002, she appeared in the Taiwanese variety show Guess and was a contestant in the "Do not judge a book by its cover" (Chinese: 人不可貌相) segment. She was later recruited by a talent agent from Prajna Works and made appearances in many commercials and music videos.
She graduated with a degree of Information management from the Jinwen University of Science and Technology.
Ken Chu (Chinese: 朱孝天; pinyin: Zhū Xiàotiān was born on 15 January 1979 in Taiwan. He is a Taiwanese singer, actor and composer; and a member of Taiwanese Mandopop vocal quartet boy band F4. Educated in Singapore (Boon Lay Secondary School), he speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and English.
Chu was working as a waiter in Taiwan when he was discovered by Cai Zhiping, the creator of the boy band F4. He started in showbiz working as a part time as an assistant for some artists, then acting in several idol series successfully which pushed him to the center of the stage. He starred in the TV series, Meteor Garden, and its sequel, Meteor Garden II. He was the lead in Sky of Love (2003) and Tokyo Trial (2006).
In January 2005, he released his debut solo album, On Ken's Time. The tracks "永不停止" (Never Stopping) and "La La La" were nominated for Top 10 Gold Songs at the Hong Kong TVB8 Awards, presented by television station TVB8, in 2005.
He also released a cookbook, Mei Wei Guan Xi (Delicious Relations) on January 5, 2006. It was released in China on July 4, 2006, and four months later in Japan. Chu is now focusing on his solo acting career and has a huge fan base in Asia.
On February 24 and 25,
Rhydian Vaughan (Chinese: 鳳小岳; pinyin: Fèng Xiǎoyuè; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Hōng Siáu-ga̍k) is a Taiwanese-British film actor, best known for his performances in the films Monga and Winds of September.
Vaughan is of Eurasian descent; his Taiwanese mother is a performance artist, while his British father is a violinist. His parents divorced when he was 7. Vaughan graduated from the East 15 Acting School, a British performing arts school, in 2011.
Sam Wang (traditional Chinese: 王紹偉; simplified Chinese: 王绍伟; pinyin: Wáng Shàowĕi) is a Taiwanese actor, singer and a model. Sam is a member of two Taiwanese groups 5566 and 183 Club. At one point, he played on the Taiwan national soccer team.
Sam Wang Shao Wei started playing Soccer when the class 3 primary schools started the Soccer program. His achievements in Soccer are equal to those in the entertainment field. He played 13 years of Soccer. Before his 5566 debut in 2002, every Soccer match in Taiwan both big and small, featured Wang Shao Wei on its players list. On June 26, 2002, Shao Wei became the Soccer coach for one of the community activities Soccer teams. Shao Wei showed some kung fu soccer steps. As an artist, he helped improve the positive reputation of Taiwanese Soccer. His managing company (Jungiery) worked with him to help balance his soccer and entertainment activities.
In 2004, Shao Wei released a book called 明星入門100招 (100 Ways To Become A Star).
In December 2007, Wang Shao Wei promoted 5566's album, Bravo, in Singapore.
On November 18, 2007, fans helped him celebrate his 31st birthday, and unexpectedly gave him a 2 million dollar Lexus Alphard as a birthday
Jolin Tsai (Chinese: 蔡依林; pinyin: Cài Yīlín; Wade–Giles: Tsai I-lin; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chhoà I-lîm; born September 15, 1980) is a Taiwanese Golden Melody Award-winning Mandopop singer, dancer and actor. Tsai was the second top earner among Taiwanese singers in 2010 behind Jay Chou (周杰倫), with earnings of US$14.51 million that year. She is managed by Mars Entertainment Ltd (天熹娛樂).
Though Tsai was introverted and shy as a child, she studied English intensively during her youth and eventually majored in English Literature at Fu Jen Catholic University. During her childhood years, Tsai developed an interest in singing and experimented with different vocal techniques after listening to the songs of popular female singers such as Teresa Teng and Faye Wong.
Tsai first started her singing career by taking part in an MTV singing competition at the age of 18. She won the top prize at the competition with her rendition of Whitney Houston's #1 hit "Greatest Love of All". She was then signed by Universal Music.
In July 1999, her first single "Living With the World" (和世界做鄰居) was released. It was sold in convenience stores and was a tremendous success, which led to the release of her first album, Jolin
Amber Kuo (Chinese: 郭采潔; pinyin: Guō Cǎijié) was born on 19 February 1986. She is a Taiwanese Mandopop singer and actress. Kuo graduated from National Taipei University with a bachelor's degree in social work in 2008.
Kuo debut in the music video of "我們小時候" (When We Were Young) by Taiwanese singer Tank from her debut album, Fighting. She was also featured in Stefanie Sun's music video of "雨天" (Rainy day) and F.I.R's music video 其實還愛你. She featured in the song 'This Is Love (就是愛)' on Nicholas Teo's album: The Moment Of Silence (沉默的瞬間).
Kuo has also released three solo Mandarin solo albums by Warner Music Taiwan.
Kuo was nominated in 2010 for Best Leading Actress in a Television Series at the 45th Golden Bell Awards for her role in The Happy Times of That Year. She was awarded Best New Actor at the 12th Taipei Film Festival in 2010 for her role in Au Revoir Taipei.
Mark Chao (simplified Chinese: 赵又廷; traditional Chinese: 趙又廷; pinyin: Zhào Yòutíng; Wade–Giles: Chao Yu-t'ing; born 25 September 1984) is a Taiwanese-Canadian actor, singer and model. He graduated from the University of Victoria, Canada. His agency is Prajna Works (普拉嘉國際意像).
In April 2012, he revealed his relationship with Chinese actress Gao Yuanyuan at a press conference, after being spotted on a date by paparazzi in Nanjing. Mark's father Allen Chao has reportedly voiced opposition to his son's marriage plans to the actress.
Xiao Xun (Chinese: 小薰; pinyin: Xiao Xun) is a singer and actress. She is in the Taiwanese girl band Hey Girl. Her specialties are playing piano, singing, and acting. Her interests are playing piano, singing, and reading novels. Her wish is to spend a carefree life with the person she loves.
Xiao Xun is in a girl group originally known as Hei Se Hui Mei Mei which underwent a name change to Hey Girl. Hey Girl consisted of seven other girls, and they are known to work with another popular Taiwanese boyband, Lollipop (Taiwanese group), which consists of six boys. Xiao Xun had also worked with Ah Ben from Choc7 in 18 Jin Bu Jin.
Danson Tang (Chinese: 唐禹哲; pinyin: Táng Yǔzhé) was born on 2 September 1984. He is a Taiwanese actor and Mandopop singer, who started his career as a model before pursuing an acting career and later singing. He is contracted to Eternity Entertainment Corporation (娛樂線股份有限公司) and managed by Comprise Boundless Entertainment (賢叔輯娛樂經紀).
He is currently studying English in Hsing Wu's College and is able to speak English and Mandarin Chinese.
On 9 July 2007, Danson is sign by Avex Taiwan and released his debut solo album Love Me (Chinese: 愛我) on 17 August 2007. This was followed by D's New Attraction (Chinese: D新引力) in 2009 and The First Second (Chinese: D1秒) in 2010. He is to release his first new song plus collection compilation album, Towards Tomorrow's Journey (開往明天的旅行) on 26 April 2011, in two versions, Guardian Edition (守護盤) and Journey Edition (啟程盤). It will contain 15 previously released tracks and three new songs, including lead track "開往明天的旅行" (Towards Tomorrow's Journey).
Tang has acted in Taiwanese drama such as, Hanazakarino Kimitachihe, They Kiss Again and Rolling Love.
Wu Chun (Chinese: 吳尊; traditional Chinese: 吳尊; pinyin: Wú Zūn) was born on 10 October 1979, birth name Goh Kiat Chun, is a Brunei-born Taiwanese actor, singer, former model and gym instructor.
Wu was a member of Taiwanese Mandopop vocal quartet boy band Fahrenheit from its debut in 2005 to June 2011. He was the last and oldest member to join the boy band and was the bass vocalist of the group. HIM International Music, the group's record label, announced in an official statement on 22 June 2011 that Wu left Fahrenheit to concentrate on his acting career and also to spend more time with his family.
Wu also starred in many Taiwanese drama such as Hanazakarino Kimitachihe, Romantic Princess, Hot Shot and Tokyo Juliet.
Wu studied at the Chung Hwa Middle School in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. He graduated from the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He also played for Brunei's national basketball team.
Prior to joining Fahrenheit, Wu worked as a model for Yilin in Taiwan and Diva Models in Singapore. He manages a family-owned gym club in Brunei. As of August 2007, Wu is appointed chairman of Palm Garden Hotel and its neighbouring
Tsem Tulku Rinpoche (born October 24, 1965) is a tulku, a reincarnate lama of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, and the founder and spiritual guide of the Kechara House Buddhist Association in Malaysia.
Tsem Tulku is the third in the line of tulkus associated with Ganden Monastery's Shartse college and the Gyuto tantric college. His predecessors were Gedun Nyedrak, a Khampa who served as Ganden Shartse's 72nd abbot; and Kentrul Thubten Lamsang, from Drikung, who died in Phari during the 1950s. Since the former came from a family which owed ties of fealty to Tsem Monastery, which housed a tooth of Tsongkhapa as a holy relic (tsem being the honorific Tibetan word for "tooth"), the name "Tsem" came to be applied to the tulku lineage; hence Tsem Tulku's appellation. ("Rinpoche" is an honorific meaning "precious," which is customarily affixed to the names of lamas.)
Tsem Tulku was born in Taipei, Taiwan to Dewa Nimbo, an Old Torghut Mongolian woman whom Tsem Tulku describes as a "princess" (she was the grand-daughter of Prince Palta, a Xinjiang government official during the Qing and Nationalist periods; and the daughter of Mingyur Wang, briefly a member of the ROC National
Yinling (垠凌, real name: 顔 垠凌, Hanyu pinyin: Yán Yínlíng, or in Japanese, Inrin (インリン) (born February 15, 1978) is a Japan-based Taiwanese swimsuit model, race queen, singer and former wrestler. She is called also "Yinling of Joytoy (インリン・オブ・ジョイトイ)," when she appears on television.
Yinling was born in Taipei, Taiwan. Her family owned a photography studio and it is likely that this inspired her to model. She lived in the same apartment as Taiwanese/Japanese actor and singer Takeshi Kaneshiro. She moved to Japan at the age of 10 to attend school there.
She began modelling at 16 and started working with photographer Hiraokanovsky Kuratachenko at 19, forming the duo JOYTOY. Kuratachenko is suspected to be in fact Japanese, but he is often labeled a Russian photographer. Much of their work is politically themed, often infused with symbols and references to communism and the Soviet Union. JOYTOY's campaign has been noteworthy for being overly sexual and provocative in nature. A notable example was an exhibit that was hosted in the National Museum of History in 2004. The exhibit took the form of an anti-war and anti-prejudice art display of mildly erotic photography. Besides photography,
Alice Tzeng (simplified Chinese: 曾恺玹; traditional Chinese: 曾愷玹; pinyin: Zēng Kǎixuán; Wade–Giles: Tseng Kai-Xuan) was born on 22 April 1984. She is a Taiwanese Golden Horse Award nominated actress.
Alice debuted as a model and starred in a few advertisements. She also appeared on Taiwanese entertainment show Guess Guess Guess hosted by Jacky Wu.
In 2007, she made her first movie appearance in Secret, a movie directed by Jay Chou. Alice was cast as Qing Yi, better known as 'Sky', as the supporting female actress who has a crush on the lead protagonist, Yie Xiang Lun, played by Chou. She was remarked for her sweet-looking appearance and was nominated for Best Supporting Female Actress the 44th Golden Horse Awards in 2007.
Alice has participated in a Hong Kong movie, 'L for Love, L for Lies', with co-stars Stephy Tang and Alex Fong. Since then, Gold Label Records, the production firm of the movie, has signed Alice for a number of future movies.
Alice has also starred in commercials for haircare products by Perts and Rejoice with Show Luo.
Baron Chen (Chinese: 陳楚河; pinyin: Chén Chǔhé; born May 9, 1981) is a Taiwanese actor and model. His nicknames include Chen Xiaobao (陳小宝) and River Chen.
Chen is the eldest son of Chen Chi-li, a reputed gang leader who masterminded the assassination of dissident journalist Henry Liu in 1984. He studied tourism at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei.
Chen made his first major appearance in the movie Kung Fu Dunk, but became better known with his role as Dylan in Taiwanese drama, Fated to Love You. He also appeared in two of Jay Chou's music videos for the songs "青花瓷" (Blue and White Porcelain) from the album On the Run and "花海" (Ocean of Flowers) from Capricorn.
Joe Chen Chiau-En (traditional Chinese: 陳喬恩; simplified Chinese: 陈乔恩; pinyin: Chén Qiáo'ēn, Chen Chiao-en, born 4 April 1979) is a Taiwanese actress, singer and model. She is the co-leader of Taiwanese group 7 Flowers and is also the first female member of the talent agency Jungiery. Her interest lies mainly in acting and writing and she does well in both fields. She was the female lead in the 2nd highest-rated Taiwanese drama "The Prince Who Turns Into a Frog" 《王子變青蛙》, and was a hostess in two TV shows -- "Treasure Hunter" 《冒險奇兵》and《型男大主厨》. In 2008 she once again rose to stardom in a new drama "Fated To Love You" 《命中注定我愛你》, which broke the ratings record of "The Prince Who Turns Into a Frog".
In 2008, Chen was nominated for Best Leading Actress in a Television Series for her role in Fated to Love You at the 43rd Golden Bell Awards.
and appear a cameo role in a Philippine drama titled "Sugo(雙劍雙驕)" as Richard Gutierrez love interest.
Joseph Cheng, also known as Joe Cheng, (traditional Chinese: 鄭元暢; simplified Chinese: 郑元畅; pinyin: Zhèng Yuánchàng) was born on 19 June 1982. He is a Taiwanese model, actor and singer. Although he started his career as a model, Cheng is well known for his role as Jiang Zhishu in Taiwanese drama serial version of Japanese manga Itazura Na Kiss, It Started with a Kiss. Cheng has gained much recognition as an actor in most parts of Asia, particularly Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines and Japan. Cheng released his debut EP, Sing a Song, in October 2009. The title of the EP as well as its title track is a play on the third word in his name, Chang (暢) as a homophone of the word “Sing” (唱) in Chinese.
Joe Cheng, who was previously (prior to 2005) known as Bryan Cheng, grew up in Beitun District, Taichung, Taiwan. Since his parents’ divorce when he was in primary school, he has lived with his father. He also has an elder sister, who lives with their mother. Cheng has once professed that his parents’ divorce influenced his lack of faith in love and made him rather embarrassed by his mother’s absence as a child.
Cheng began his career in the entertainment industry with Catwalk
SHOW commonly known by his nickname Xiao Zhu (Little Pig) is a Taiwanese Singer, Dancer, Actor, and Host.
SHOW started beating drums at the age of 3 and performed alongside his parents as a child, his mother was a singer and his father hosted parties & events. SHOW is dubbed Asia's Dance King by the Taiwanese media. In 2007, he opened up his own clothing brand STAGE in Taiwan, and later expanded the store to Hong Kong, and Singapore; his clothing brand can also be found in selected stores in China, USA, and Australia. SHOW is well known for hosting 100% Entertainment alongside Alien Huang and Butterfly Sister.
In 1996, Show entered the entertainment industry by contesting in a competition imitating Aaron Kwok. Along with three other contestants, they debuted as a quartet boy band in Taiwan. The boy band quickly disbanded as two members left for compulsory military service. That same year, he formed a duo group ROMEO with Ou Di. They released 2 albums, but the group soon disbanded also as Ou Di left for conscription. From 2000-2002 Show concentrated on hosting several variety game shows.
In 2003, he signed with Avex Taiwan and launched his solo career with the release of ShowTime.
Yen Hsing-Shu (Chinese: 顏行書, born September 8, 1978 in Taipei County (now New Taipei City), Taiwan), also known as Johnny Yen, is a Taiwanese professional basketball player, singer, actor, and model. He is a former member and captain of both the Chinese Taipei men's national basketball team and 183 Club.
Nicknamed "The Basketball Genie" (籃球精靈), Yen was a high school star and turned professional in 1995 with the Tera Mars (later Kaohsiung and BCC Mars) in the Chinese Basketball Alliance of Taiwan. As starting point guard, he led the league in assists for the 1997-1998 season and was then ranked among the best and brightest next-generation backcourt players in Taiwan. He was also selected to the Chinese Taipei senior basketball team from 1997 until 2003.
At the turn of the century, however, Yen Hsing-Shu started to suffer from a succession of knee injuries. In his last appearance on the national team, Yen led the FIBA Asian Championship in assists, signifying his ability to continuously compete at Asia's highest level of basketball if free from injury. Yet, he decided to become a full-time entertainer after completing the first season (2003–2004) of the newly founded Super Basketball