Zoe Tay 郑惠玉
A top model turned full time actress after winning the first “Star Search”, Singapore’s biennial talent search held in 1988, Zoe Tay is Singapore’s entertainment icon. She has played the female lead in countless television serials ranging from contemporary to period dramas. Her breakthrough came in 1991 when she was cast as a materialistic and vindictive woman in “Pretty Faces”, a serial in which she stamped her mark with her versatility and sex appeal.
This undisputed ‘Queen of Caldecott Hill’ has certainly lived up to her status as she was voted the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes in the annual Star Awards for 10 consecutive years since its inception in 1994 and became the first female artiste to receive the prestigious All-Time Favourite Artiste Award in 2004.
A media darling, Zoe became the first local female artiste to launch a coffee table book, ‘Zoe’s Pictorial’ in 1995. Her enormous popularity makes her a hot favourite amongst casting directors and producers, a fact proven by the high ratings of every drama serial Zoe is in, including the acclaimed “The Unbeatables” series, Singapore’s only drama trilogy. She clinched the Best Actress award in 1996 Star Awards for her stellar performance in “Golden Pillow”. Zoe was also awarded the Special Achievement Award in 1998 for her illustrious career and contribution to the local scene. Her outstanding performance in “Home Affairs” and “The Ultimatum” also earned her nominations for Best Drama Performance by an Actress at the Asian TV Awards in 2000 and 2009 respectively.
Zoe’s made her big screen debut in the thriller “The Tree”, co-starring Hong Kong award winning actor Francis Ng. Well known for her charitable persona, Zoe was conferred the Singapore ambassador for World Vision from 2001-2003.
Though now a mother of three, Zoe is still very passionate about her craft. She continues to engage audiences with notable performances in the 2011 mid-year blockbuster “Devotion”, the 2012 light-hearted dramedy “Double Bonus” and the 2013 award winning drama “The Dream Makers”. 2013 also sees Zoe stepping out of her comfort zone and making her first foray into her first English independent film, “Mister John” alongside Irish actor Aidan Gillen.
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