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Eleanor Lee
李凱馨
Born
Eleanor Yu Kai-xin (俞凱馨)

October 12, 1999 (1999-10-12) (age 21)
Taipei, Taiwan
Nationality Singaporean
Alma mater Beijing Film Academy
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
  • model
Years active 2014–present
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Parents
  • Peter Yu [zh] (father)
  • Quan Yi Fong (mother)
Relatives Addy Lee (godfather)
Musical career
Origin China
Genres Mandopop
Instruments
  • Vocal
  • guitar
  • piano
  • drums
Lee Kai-Xin
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Yu Kai-Xin
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Eleanor Lee Kai-xin (October 12, 1999) is a Singaporean actress, singer and model based in China. Lee studied in an international school in Singapore. Prior to becoming an actress, she was modeling for Addyli Hair Care Product, founded by Addy Lee. She gained popularity after starring in the romance school-based drama series, The Big Boss, where she played as Ye Mu Xi.

Early life

Lee was born to Mediacorp artiste Quan Yi Fong and Peter Yu [zh]. On January 3, 2009, her parents filed for divorce, leaving her in the custody of both parents. She was then under maternal care by her mother after her parents decided to part ways amicably. They met once a few years ago, gave each other their blessings, and decided not to keep in contact. Addy Lee adopted her as his goddaughter. During her 14th birthday party sponsored by Addy Lee, she announced the adoption of her godfather's surname. On November 2, 2019, it was reported her birth parents had reconciled for sometime, and remained as friends.

Lee received education at Tao Nan School before studying at Nexus International School Singapore. Prior to becoming an actress, she was a model for Addyli Hair Care Product, founded by Addy Lee. In July 2017, she was admitted into Beijing Film Academy.

Career

In 2014, Apple's China branch was auditioning for someone to star as the female lead in their micro film, The Old Record, but were unable to find a suitable candidate. Addy Lee chanced upon the news, and recommended Eleanor to audition for the role. In the end, she was selected. When The Old Record was released on February 2, 2015, she garnered huge amount of attention from the public, and was subsequently signed to Beijing Summer Star Media Co. Ltd.

Since then, Lee was constantly involved in filming advertisements and dramas in China, and in 2015, she was chosen by Cao Dun to play the younger version of Xu Lu's character in Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy. In November 2015, Lee collaborated with Wu Qiang, producing two pieces of artwork that were to be sold at $13,500 each. She then released her first song, "Qing Yun Zhi" with Wu Junyu, as the theme song of Noble Aspirations.

In March 2017, Lee starred as one of the leads in Solaso Bistro, based on the Japanese drama A Restaurant with Many Problems. In June 2017, she was cast as the female lead in Chinese drama, Overseas Security Officer, alongside Leon Lai. In September 2017, Lee played the female lead in the campus drama, The Big Boss. In October 2017, she released her first single, "That Girl". She continued to release two more singles the same year; "Ink Pen and Eraser", as well as self composed single titled "Be Together".

In 2018, Lee was cast in the Chinese fantasy drama My Poseidon alongside actor Zhang Yunlong, followed by youth healing drama Blowing in the Wind alongside Xing Zhaolin.

In 2020, Lee starred in the romance fantasy web film The Enchanting Phantom, adapted from the 1987 film A Chinese Ghost Story. She also starred in starred in the youth romance drama My Love, Enlighten Me, and historical romance drama Fake Princess.

Filmography

Film

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes/Ref.
2020 The Enchanting Phantom 倩女幽魂人间情 Nie Xiaoqian Web film
TBA A Zebra - Riding Boy 纸骑兵 Qing Qing
L.A. Rush 加州游戏 Nicole

Television series

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes/Ref.
2010 The Illusionist 魔幻视界 Irene Chan (child)
2017 Solaso Bistro 问题餐厅 Yuan Qianjia
The Big Boss 班长大人 Ye Muxi
Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记 Su Yuning (young)
2019 My Poseidon 我的波塞冬 An Fei
Blowing in the Wind 强风吹拂 Lin Feng
2020 My Love, Enlighten Me 暖暖请多指教 Liu Nuannuan
Fake Princess 山寨小萌主 Liu Yuyao/Chang Le
TBA Overseas Security Officer 莫语者 An Da

Accolades

Year Ceremony Category Nominated Work Result
2021 26th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 30

Discography

Year English title Chinese title Album Notes/Ref.
2016 "Noble Aspirations" 青云志 Noble Aspirations OST with Wu Junyu
2017 "Youth Stage" 青春上演 The Big Boss OST with Dai Jingyao
"Your Shadow" 你的身影
"That Girl" 那个女孩
"Ink Pen and Eraser" 墨水笔与橡皮擦
"Be Together" 在一起
2019 "It is Raining, Where are You" 下雨了,你在哪里 My Poseidon OST with Zhang Yunlong
"My Ocean" 我的海洋
"Faster Come Back" 快回来吧 Blowing in The Wind OST
"The Whole World's Secrets" 全世界的秘密 with Xing Zhaolin
2020 "The Best Luck" 最好的幸运 My Love, Enlighten Me OST
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