Who is Aileen Tan?
Aileen Tan is a versatile actress in Singapore. She entered the entertainment industry through placing second in the first Star Search Competition in 1988. She was often the lead actress in the first 15 years of her acting career, but she is mainly given supporting roles in recent years that provides her with less exposure.
Aileen is best known for her top notch acting skills and is a multi-nominee in the Best Actress category in the annual Star Awards. She was nominated for the Best Actress award in Years 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2003; she won the award once in Year 2001 for her role in Three Women And A Half, playing a manager in an advertising company who would make use of her good figure and charms to climb up the corporate ladder.
Aileen took a break from television in 2005. In 2006, she appeared in two high-profile Singapore dramas, Women of Times and Measure of Man, the latter drama having the second highest viewership drama for Year 2006. However, Aileen was not nominated for either role at the Star Awards 2006.
On 10 March 2007, Aileen was voted as the most popular actress aged 40 and above by TV audience. She beat down hot favourites such as Xiang Yun who was a nominees in the poll. Aileen made her first appearance in an English drama in 2009 where she played Suzanne Kong, the wife of a tycoon in the drama Red Thread. Her co-stars included Adrian Pang and Patrick Teoh. The drama consisted of 40 episodes and was telecast on MediaCorp TV Channel 5.
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- Oct 18, 1966
- Also known as
- Aileen Tan Li Zhen
on July 23, 2013