Edwin Goh 吴劲威
With no prior acting experience, Edwin Goh got his break at 15, when he was discovered by a local producer and landed the role of a thrill-seeking teen in Ch5’s local drama “Fighting Spiders” in 2009. His natural and emotive performance was a hit with the audience and the series spawned a second season the following year.
Effectively bilingual, Edwin scored his first silver screen role in a local Chinese movie Love Cuts in 2010 playing a quiet and withdrawn youth. With boyish good looks and superb acting skills, Edwin was further cast as one of the main leads in Ch8’s 2011 blockbuster drama “On the Fringe” pitting his acting skills against TV heavyweights Li Nanxing and Fann Wong. Playing Nanxing’s estranged rebellious teenage son, this chiselled teenage heartthrob shot to overnight stardom in this crime drama and garnered more than 20,000 “likes” on his Facebook page when the series ended.
In 2012, Edwin was cast again as the leads in a two youth-centric series “Jump” and “Don’t Stop Believin’” on Channel U and Channel 8 prime time slots respectively. The final episode of the latter surpassed the 1 million mark in viewership ratings and became the most-watched drama that year.
Following the hugely successful “Don’t Stop Believin’” drama, Edwin headlined the movie “Imperfect” where he does a stellar job of portraying a troubled teenager embroiled in a gang feud. He was also awarded with the Breakout Star of the Year title at the Elle Awards 2012.
In 2013, Edwin was nominated in the Best Newcomer category at the Star Awards and made it to the Top 20 Most Popular Male Artistes list a year later.
Currently still a student with LaSalle College of the Arts, this young chap with an earnest persona and one who loves to bring joy to those around him, is now one of Singapore’s youngest and hottest teen idols.
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Award Interview : Dai Yang Tian
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