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Michelle Chong
Born (1977-04-22) 22 April 1977 (age 47)
Other names Zhuang Mixue
  • CHIJ St Nicholas Girls' School
  • Dunman High School
  • Victoria Junior College
Alma mater
  • Actress
  • comedian
  • television host
  • film director
  • film producer
  • businesswoman
Years active 1999−present
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 莊米雪
Simplified Chinese 庄米雪
Hanyu Pinyin Zhuāng Mǐxuě

Michelle Chong (born 22 April 1977) is a Singaporean actress, comedian, host, filmmaker, digital content producer and businesswoman. She left Mediacorp in 2011 to set up the media agency Left Profile and production house Huat Films. To date, she has produced, written and directed 3 mainstream films, the first of which, Already Famous, was chosen as Singapore’s entry for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards in 2013. Chong is known for her versatility and comedic performances in satire shows such as The Noose and more recently for her online personas "Ah Lian", "Venus Seow" and "Emily 爱美丽" etc from The Michelle Chong Channel on YouTube.

Early life

Chong studied in CHIJ St Nicholas Girls' School, Dunman High School and Victoria Junior College where she took drama as a subject. Her drama teacher recommended her to Bates College, a top liberal arts college in Maine, USA where she studied theatre for a year. She also subsequently studied in the National University of Singapore.



Chong won the Elle Actress of the Year Award (2008) and the Asian Television Awards' (ATV) Best Comedy Performance (Highly Commended) Award (2008) for her portrayal of Beh Li Choo, a butcher in the popular Peranakan dramedy, Sayang Sayang. Chong is also known for portraying a celebrity maid, Leticia Bongnino.

In 2011, Chong took seven months of sabbatical leave to set up her own film company, Huat Films, and produced her first film as director, screenwriter and actress: Already Famous starred her, Taiwanese singer Alien Huang as well as other local celebrities who were cameo appearances in the film.

In 2012, Chong started artiste management agency Left Profile, which manages her, Pornsak and Lee Teng.

Already Famous was selected as the Singaporean entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.


Variety show

  • 1999
    • 1999 High-Revs
  • 2000
    • 2000 Crimewatch
  • 2002
    • Happy Rules 开心就好
    • Mars Vs Venus 男人女人 Oh Yeah
    • Open Sesame 芝麻开门客人来
  • 2003
    • Bon Voyage 一路风光
    • Oooh! 元气大搜查
    • XXXtraordinary 少见多怪
    • Mission Possible 地球无界限
  • 2004
    • Miss Singapore Universe 2004 Finals 新加坡环球小姐选美大决赛 2004
    • All In NETS NETS 有钱坤
    • New City Beat 品味动感辣辣辣
    • Carlsberg World of Friends 好友满天下
    • President’s Star Charity 2004
    • Eye For A Guy
  • 2005
    • Fortune Festival at Giant 爱上Giant过肥年
    • Lunar New Year Show
    • Life Scent 花花都市
    • Be A Giant Star 2005 Giant点星光 2005
    • Star Choice 街头美食星
    • Made In Singapore 出奇制胜
    • The Cancer Charity Show 2005 癌过有晴天 2005
    • Wish You Were Here
    • The Sky Symphony Countdown 2006
  • 2006
    • PSC Night 普威之夜
    • Battle of The Best 5 强中自有强中手5
    • My Star Guide 我的导游是明星 (season 1)
    • Trivio Trove 2 不说你不知 2
    • Life Scent 2 花花都市 2
    • Seoul Far Seoul Good
    • Rated:E
    • She's The One 亮丽俏佳人
  • 2007
    • ChongQing Discovery 麻辣重庆
    • Sweets for my Sweet
    • Adonis Beauty Charter Box ADONIS 美丽论谈
    • Welcome to Taiwan 铁定台湾
    • PSC Night 2007 赢万金游万里 2007
    • The Noose season 1
  • 2008
    • Lets Party With Food 5 食福满人间V
    • Sweets for My Sweet 2
    • The Noose Season 2
    • Energy Savers 省电家族
    • Haircare 101 草药护发101
    • Haircare 101 2 草药护发101 II
    • F&B Heroes 餐饮英雄榜
    • National Day Parade 2008
    • New Foreigner in Town


Year Title Role Notes Ref
1999 Eating Air Ah Girl's colleague
2005 Sitting Ducks
2011 Already Famous Ah Kiao Writer, director and actress
2013 3 Peas in a Pod Hotel staff Writer, producer, director and actress
2015 Our Sister Mambo
2016 Lulu the Movie Lulu Writer, director and actress

Television series

Year Title Role Notes Ref
1998 Scratch
1999 Under One Roof
Triple Nine
Growing Up
Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd
2000 Sensitive New Age Guy (新好男人)
It's My Life
School Days (七彩学堂)
2001 School Days 2 (七彩学堂 2)
Robbie and the Book of Tales
2003 Crunch Time (转捩点)
Frontline (家在前线)
Together Whenever (天伦)
2004 Timeless Gift
My Lucky Charm
2005 Baby Blues
2006 A Million Treasures
2007 Like Father, Like Daughter
The Noose - Season 1
2008 Our Rice House
Sayang Sayang Beh Li Choo
Calefare Guest starring
Crime Busters x 2
The Noose - Season 2
2010 The Noose - Season 3
Mrs P.I.
Black Rose
2011 The Noose - Season 4
The Noose - Season 5


  • 1995
    • The Bald Soprano
  • 1996
    • The Blue Hibiscus
  • 1999
    • Love is Not Puttu Mayam
    • Joy Luck Club
    • PIE
    • Ah Kong’s Birthday Party
  • 2000
    • Midsummer Night’s Dream 仲夏夜之梦
    • Travelling Light
    • Is This Our Stop?
    • Oleanna
    • The Theory of Everything
  • 2001
    • Oleanna
    • The Theory of Everything

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2004 Star Awards 2004 Best Variety Show Host All in NETS Nominated
2005 Star Awards 2005 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste N/A Won
2006 Star Awards 2006 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste N/A Nominated
2007 Star Awards 2007 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste N/A Nominated
2008 Asian Television Awards Best Comedy Actor/Actress Sayang Sayang Commendation
2009 Star Awards 2009 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste N/A Nominated
2010 Star Awards 2010 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste N/A Nominated
Asian Television Awards Best Comedy Performance The Noose 3 Commendation
2011 Star Awards 2011 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste N/A Won
Best Variety Show Host Black Rose Nominated
Favourite Female Character "Xie Yuyu"
(from Black Rose)
2012 Star Awards 2012 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste N/A Nominated
2012 Asian Television Awards Best Comedy Actor / Actress The Noose Won
2017 Canada International Film Festival Best Director Lulu The Movie Won
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