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Yeo Yann Yann

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Other names  Yann Yeo
Spouse  Yuk-Sing Ma (m. 2012)
Role  Actress
Name  Yeo Yann
Height  1.56 m (5 ft 1 ⁄2 in)

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Born  20 February 1977 (age 38) (1977-02-20) Malaysia
Awards  Asian Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Movies  Ilo Ilo, Petaling Street Warriors, Love Matters, 881, The Laundryman
Similar People  Anthony Chen, Jack Neo, Royston Tan, James Lee, Colin Goh

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Yeo Yann Yann (Chinese: 杨雁雁; pinyin: Yáng Yànyàn; born 1977) is a Malaysian actress based in Singapore. She has worked in theatre, television, and film; recent performances include Singapore Dreaming (as Mei), Thunderstorm 雷雨 (as Fan Yi 蘩漪) and a movie in August 2007, 881.


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Besides acting, Yann Yann also hosts bilingual events and performs for corporate skits and projects. She is also a pioneer-graduate of Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI), formerly known as The Theatre Training and Research Programme (TTRP).

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Yeo cites her acting mentor (the late theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun) as a big part in her career.


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Her role as Mei in the 2009 film, Singapore Dreaming garnered rave reviews for her performance. Mei has been brought up against the favouritism of her parents. Mei is the underappreciated daughter of the family, married to CK, whom she occasionally henpecks. Indignant that younger brother Seng was sent overseas when she was the one whose academic performance was more distinguished, she bears a patent grudge against Seng. Mei's struggle against her family prejudice, career obstacles, financial difficulties allowed Yann Yann to fully display her flair in acting. The acclaim is more amplified by the fact that the producers were unacquainted with Yann Yann, though they used her face as a reference when writing for the character, Mei.

The film bagged the Montblanc New Screenwriters Award at the 54th San Sebastian International Film Festival, and was the first Singaporean film to receive an IFFPA-recognised international feature film award.


Previously only noted for role as Chen Mei Li (陈美丽) in The Right Frequency, Yann Yann has been progressively seen more frequently on local television programmes since 2008. Notable performances include Food Goin' Bananas (2008) and The A-Go-Go Princess (2009). In 2009 also, she played as the female leading actress in The Iron Lady (女头家), produced by ntv7, Malaysia.

Yeo has also been featured in the Speak Chinese campaign (华语cool!) organized by the Singaporean government in-character from her role in the Royston Tan film 881.


Radio station Lush995 speaks to Yann Yann on her recent and latest acting projects [April 2007] [17] Yann Yann has also been featured in the Singapore Speak Chinese Campaign (华语cool!) in her character image for the Singaporean local film 881 by Royston Tan.


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