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Darren Lim
Born 30 September 1972 (1972-09-30) (age 48)
Nationality Singaporean
Occupation Actor, host
Years active 1997– present
Agent
  • SPH Mediaworks
  • Mediacorp
  • The Celebrity Agency
Spouse(s) Evelyn Tan
Children Kristen (daughter, born 2005) Jarius (first son, born 2007), Way (second son, born 2009) Elliot (third son, born 2013)
Darren Lim
Traditional Chinese 林明倫
Simplified Chinese 林明伦

Darren Lim (Chinese: 林明伦; pinyin: Lín Mínglún, born 30 September 1972) is a Singaporean actor and television host. He was prominently a full-time Mediacorp artiste from 1997 to 2016 but continues to film on an ad-hoc basis. Lim left MediaCorp in May 2012 after some 20 years in showbiz to work at his father's business and spend more time with his family.

Career

Having left school at age 15, Lim began his career as a singer before joining the Television Corporation of Singapore, MediaCorp's predecessor, in the mid-1990s. He joined SPH MediaWorks in 2000 and was transferred back to MediaCorp when both companies merged in 2005. Since rejoining MediaCorp his profile rose considerably and was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor several times, most notably for his role in The Little Nyonya.

Lim left MediaCorp in May 2012 after some 20 years in showbiz to work at his father's business and spend more time with his family. His final series was The In-Laws. He has since returned to acting, but in a freelance capacity.

Personal life

Lim married fellow artiste Evelyn Tan in 2004. Lim left the entertainment industry to help his brother with his business and spend more time with his family. The Christian couple have four children. Darren's brother Ming Yang runs a T-shirt printing company.

Filmography

Television

Year Drama Role Network Notes
2021 Crouching Tiger Hidden Ghost
卧虎藏龙
Ah Kun
阿坤
Mediacorp Channel 8
Control
操控
He Shaoqiang
何少强
  • Wawa Production
2020 Loving You
爱没有距离
Chen Shi
陈石
2019 After The Stars
攻星计
Shen Bangxing
沈邦兴
While You Were Away
一切从昏睡开始
Yu Guanming
余冠铭
2018 Doppelganger
入侵者
Li Ruijie
李锐杰
  • Wawa Pictures Production
2016 The Queen
复仇女王
He Guoping
贺国平
2015 Crescendo
起飞
David Law
罗大卫
The Journey: Our Homeland
信约: 我们的家园
Dai Xiaoxiong
戴晓雄
2014 My Secret App
我的宝贝机密
Lin Yingxiong
林英雄
  • StarHub Go Local production
Three Wishes
三个愿望
Huijing
辉景
2013 Sudden
骤变
Joda
Marry Me
我要嫁出去
Patrick
2012 Game Plan
千方百计
Adam
Joys of Life
花样人间
Cai Nan
蔡南
2011 The In-Laws
麻婆斗妇
Xiao Jianye
萧建业
A Tale of 2 Cities
乐在双城
Li Zhenbang
李振邦
2010 Breakout
破天网
Wang Lianzhou
汪连州
The Family Court
走进走出
Xu Zhiqiang
许志强
The Best Things in Life
五福到
Luo Jianguo
罗建国
Happy Family
过好年
Dong Muxing
董木星
2009 Baby Bonus
添丁发财
Zheng Guo'an
郑国安
My School Daze
书包太重
Tang Andi
唐安迪
2008 The Little Nyonya
小娘惹
Huang Jincheng
黄金成
The Defining Moment
沸腾冰点
Love Blossoms I
心花朵朵开
Huang Yezu
En Bloc Andrew Lim
  • Channel 5 production
2007 Making Miracles
奇迹
Gao Zhengbang
高政邦
Kinship II
手足2
Xu Naifa
徐乃发
Kinship I
手足
2006 Fairy of the Chalice
夜光神杯
  • Co-production
Through It All
海的儿子
Wu Ximing
2005 Lifeline
  • Channel 5 production; Guest appearance
A New Life
有福
Lin Laifa
林来发
2004 Zero
零楼
Crunch Time
转捩点
Project J
水母计划
Be Somebody
海军
Happy and Lucky
吉祥如意
2003 Together Whenever
天伦
2002 Heroes of Yang
杨门女将
Jiang Bin
姜彬
Venture Against Time
子是古人来
Lu Zhixuan
陆志轩
  • Hong Kong production
Cash Is King
胜券在握
Qi Xiao
齐孝
  • Singapore-Hong Kong co-production
2001 Apple Pie
苹果派

Variety show

Year Show Notes
2011 Culture in a Bowl 吃出一碗文化
2010 My Star Guide 5 我的导游是明星
Stars for a Cause II 明星志工队2
2009 Stars for a Cause 明星志工队
2008 Food Hometown 美食寻根
2007 Adonis 美丽论谈
Road Trip 自游旅行摄
2006 Hey Baby! 幸福密码
Life Scent II 花花都市2
On the Beat 都市大发现
2005 The Amazing Health Shopper's Race
Life Scent 花花都市

Accolades

Star Awards – Acting Awards
Year Ceremony Category Nominated work Result
1998 4th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
1999 5th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
2005 13th Star Awards Ceremony Best Supporting Actor A New Life
(as Lin Laifa)
Nominated
2007 15th Star Awards Ceremony Best Supporting Actor Kinship
(as Xu Naifa)
Won
2009 16th Star Awards Ceremony Best Supporting Actor The Little Nyonya
(as Huang Jincheng)
Nominated
2010 17th Star Awards Ceremony Best Supporting Actor My School Daze
(as Wang Andi)
Nominated
2011 18th Star Awards Ceremony Best Supporting Actor Breakout
(as Wang Lianzhuo)
Nominated
2019 Asian Rainbow TV Awards Best Male Host Award National Flavours
民族味
Won
2021 26th Star Awards Ceremony Best Supporting Actor While You Were Away (as Yu Guanming) Nominated
26th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
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