Sunday, 10 July 2011

ISABELLA LEONG




Isabella Leong (traditional Chinese: 梁洛施; pinyin: Liáng Luò Shī; Portuguese: Luisa Isabella Nolasco da Silva) is a Hong Kong-based singer, actress, and model. She is considered a symbol of a new generation of actresses in Hong Kong’s entertainment industry. She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English.






Leong was born in Hong Kong on June 23, 1988. Her Portuguese father died when Leong was a few months old and she moved with her Chinese-English mother to Macau. They remained in Macau until Isabella was 15 years old.














To help her mother support the family, Leong joined the Emperor Entertainment Group at 12 years old and began to work as a teenage model. She later turned to singing and released her debut album, Isabella, at 16 years of age. Isabella did not achieve the success hoped for and Leong turned to acting instead.














In 2004, Leong appeared as a guest star in the TV series Sunshine Heartbeat. In 2005, she made her film debut in The Eye 10 and also appeared in Bug Me Not, for which she was nominated as Best New Performer in the Hong Kong Film Awards.



In 2006 Leong won the leading role in the highly successful Isabella. The film allowed her to win a number of award nominations — Best Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards, the Fantasporto and the Hong Kong Film Awards, and an award at Golden Bauhinia Awards for Best New Performer. The film also won the Silver Berlin award at the Berlin Film Festival for Best Film Music. Best of all, the film led to an increased level of public recognition and admiration, especially from the Chinese community.




At the Hong Kong Film Awards 2007, Leong received two nominations: one for Isabella, and one for Diary – Best Supporting Actress; these nominations further increased her growing popularity. In 2007 Leong co-starred in the arthouse and lesbian-related film Spider Lilies alongside Taiwanese pop singer and actress Rainie Yang. Spider Lilies was shown at the Berlin Film Festival and won the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film.











In an attempt to follow in the successful footsteps of fellow Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, Leong went to Hollywood and landed a supporting role in the film The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor which was released on August 1, 2008.










Bio

Isabella Leong (Hanzi tradisional: 梁洛施; Kantonis: loeng4 lok3 si1; pinyin : Liáng Luò Shī; Portugis: Luisa Isabella Nolasco da Silva, lahir di Makau, 23 Juni 1988; umur 22 tahun) adalah wanita penyanyi, model, dan aktris Hong Kong kelahiran Makau. Penyanyi Cantopop ini memiliki nama Portugis: Nolasco Da Silva Luisa Isabella.
Karier di dunia rekaman dimulai dengan album perdana, "Isabella". Album berbahasa Kantonis ini dirilis 3 September 2004 dengan label Emperor Entertainment Group. Album berikutnya yang dirilis bulan Juli 2005 adalah "To Find Love" dan "I Am Isabella".

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