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James Lye

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Chinese name  賴興祥 (traditional)
Occupation  Actor
Ancestry  Hakka
Spouse  Diana Ser (m. 2004)
Birth name  Lai Hing Cheung
Role  Television actor
Chinese name  赖兴祥 (simplified)
Name  James Lye

James Lye wearing a yellow shirt and hugging Wong Li Lin
Pinyin  Lai Xingxiang (Mandarin)
Born  17 June 1969 (age 52) Singapore (1969-06-17)
Movies  2000 AD, When I Fall in Love... with Both, The Truth About Jane and Sam
Children  Jake Lye, Christy Lye, Jaymee Lye
Similar People  Diana Ser, Wong Li‑Lin, Samson Chiu, Gordon Chan, Derek Yee

Education  Arizona State University

James Lye - I Will Always Be Here For You music video

James Lye (Chinese: 赖兴祥; pinyin: Lài Xìngxiáng, born 17 June 1969), born Lai Hing Cheung, is a former MediaCorp Singaporean television and Raintree Pictures movie actor. Lye first entered the entertainment industry during the 1990s with the former Television Corporation of Singapore and has starred in both English and Chinese shows. He left the industry after a brief acting career and is currently working as a Cluster Head with Citibank in Singapore.


James Lye and Wong Li Lin wearing a formal attire

Triple Nine - Surf for a Kill trailer

Personal life

James Lye and Diana Ser during their Wedding

On 27 June 2004, Lye married former Channel NewsAsia presenter Diana Ser after a nine-year courtship. The couple have a son, Jake, and two daughters, Christy and Jaymee.


James Lye as Inspector Mike Chin at Triple Nine (TV series)

Lye was educated at an Anglo-Chinese School and an Anglo-Chinese Junior College and studied at Arizona State University in the United States where he graduated with a 4.0 GPA.


A magazine poster featuring James Lye
  • TCS Star Awards Best Newcomer (1997)
  • 2 times TCS Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes (1997 & 1999)
  • Movies

    Scene of James Lye in his music video "I Will Always Be Here For You"
  • The Truth About Jane and Sam (1999)
  • 2000 AD (2000)
  • When I Fall in Love... with Both (2000)
  • References

    James Lye Wikipedia