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 consistently voted the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes in the annual Star Awards (an award ceremony for TV personalities) since its inception in 1994. 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 evidenced 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 for her illustrious career and contribution to the local scene in 1998. 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 silver 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. In 2004, Zoe achieved the prestigious All-Time Favourite Award of Star Awards, a title given only to artistes who have held the Top 10 Most Popular Artiste position for 10 years.
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” and the 2012 light-hearted dramedy “Double Bonus”.
2013 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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