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Template:BLP sources Template:Infobox Chinese-language singer and actor Karena Lam (Chinese language: 林嘉欣; Cantonese: Làm Gāyān; pinyin: Lín Jiāxīn; born 17 August 1978) is a Hong Kong based award-winning actress and singer, born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Personal lifeEdit

Her father is from Hong Kong, while her mother is from Taiwan.[1]

Career Edit

Karena was working at her Vancouver family restaurant when she was discovered by a talent scout from Taiwan in 1993, at age fifteen. The scout persuaded her to fly to Taiwan that Christmas, alone, for a singing audition in the hope of securing a professional contract. The audition was a success and she released two albums, her debut album in 1995 and her second album later in 1999. However both were met with modest success.

Her film debut in 2002 changed all this and propelled her to real stardom. Karena starred in three successful Hong Kong films in the same year, winning the awards of Best Supporting Actress and Best New Performer for her role in July Rhapsody directed by Ann Hui (at the 2002 Hong Kong Film Awards) and for Inner Senses by Lo Chi Leung (at the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards), gaining her recognition as a talented young actress and marking the start of her film career.

In recent months she has been taking on much more challenging roles, as witnessed in the 2005 horror film Home Sweet Home, where she plays an insane and horribly deformed "phantom" monster who kidnaps a boy from his genetic mother to claim as its own, and was nominated for major awards again.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Tiramisu
戀愛行星
Jane Chan
Inner Senses
異度空間
Cheung Yan Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
July Rhapsody
男人四十
Choy-Lam Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer
Golden Horse Award for Best New Performer
Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actress
Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Supporting Actress
2003 Heroic Duo
雙雄
Brenda
Truth or Dare: 6th Floor Rear Flat
六樓后座
Karena
The Floating Landscape
戀之風景
Maan Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
2004 Six Strong Guys
六壯士
Ding Ding
Super Model
我要做Model
Karena
Koma
救命
Suen Ling Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
2005 Home Sweet Home
怪物
Yim Hung Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
Mob Sister
阿嫂傳奇
Nova Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
It Had to Be You!
後備甜心
Jill
2007 Anna & Anna
安娜與安娜
Anna/Siyu
Kidnap
綁架
Lam Hiu-yeung
2006 Silk
詭絲
Wei
2008 Claustrophobia
親密
Pearl Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Golden Horse Award for Best Actress
Candy Rain
花吃了那女孩
Ricky
Fit Lover
愛情呼叫轉移2
Nie Bing
Happy Funeral
六樓后座2家屬謝禮
(cameo)
2010 Lover's Discourse
2010 Don Quixote

[2] [3]

References Edit

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