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Chua En Lai
Chua En Lai (Chinese: 蔡恩来)

(1979-11-25) 25 November 1979 (age 43)
Occupation Actor, comedian, host

Chua En Lai (born 25 November 1979) is a Singaporean actor, comedian and host, best known for his work on the Mediacorp Channel 5 sitcom The Noose. He left Mediacorp due to his contract expiry.

Early life

Chua was born in Singapore and raised in New Zealand. He lived in New Zealand for 12 years before moving back to Singapore. He has also expressed an interest in singing, having joined the Singapore Armed Forces Choir.


Chua has worked on over 30 theatre productions with groups such as Wild Rice!, Toy Factory, Spell#7, SRT, TheatreWorks, The Necessary Stage and Action Theatre. On television, Chua is known for his roles as B.B.See (See Beh Biang) and Jacques Ooi in the Mediacorp Channel 5 sitcom The Noose. Chua has worked with Krishen Jit on several productions, including Squeeze & Squeezability, Plunge and The Visit of the Tai Tai.

In 2011, Chua starred as a platoon commander in The Ghosts Must Be Crazy, a two-part comedy horror film directed by Mark Lee and Boris Boo. Chua has also made a cameo as a police officer in the comedy movie Taxi! Taxi!, directed by Kelvin Sng and starring Gurmit Singh and Mark Lee.

Chua is also a member of the Association of Singapore Actors. In 2013, Chua expressed an interest in moving to more dramatic roles.

Despite his over the top acting and slapstick brand of humour, Chua has managed to find much success in the local market.

Chua is currently managed by FLY Entertainment and is currently the ambassador for HealthHub's campaign.


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes Ref
2005-2007 My Sassy Neighbour Yu Jin
2007-2008 Parental Guidance Al
2007-2015 The Noose Multiple characters
2008-2009 Sayang Sayang Dennis
2011 Already Famous Vaness
The Ghosts Must Be Crazy Lieutenant Chua
2013 I'm in Charge Matino
2013 Say The Word B.B. See
Taxi! Taxi! Policeman
2013 Say It Himself
2021 Kin Shen Tian


Year Title Role Notes Ref
2002 Shopping & F***ing
2004 Bent
2007 Fundamentally Happy
2013 The Importance of Being Earnest Gwendolen Fairfax 2010 Life! Theatre Awards Best Supporting Actor

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Award Nominated Work Result Ref
2008 Elle Awards Actor of the Year N/A Won
2010 Asian Television Awards Best Comedy Performance The Noose Won
2016 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
2019 Star Awards N/A Top 20
2022 Star Awards N/A Top 20
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