fann profile

 
  NAME Fann Woon Fong

  CHINESE NAME 范文芳  (Fan Wen Fang)
  STAGE NAME Fann Wong
  NAME in other languages Pham Van Phuong (Vietnamese)
범문방 (Korean)
ファン・ウォン (Japanese)
  DATE OF BIRTH 27th January 1971
  COUNTRY OF BIRTH Singapore  
  NATIONALITY Singaporean
  DIALECT GROUP Hakka
  BLOOD TYPE A+
  HOROSCOPE Aquarius
  CHINESE ZODIAC Pig
  HEIGHT 171 cm
  WEIGHT < 50 kg
  EDUCATION PSLE at Sennett Estate Primary School,
'O' Levels at Temasek Secondary School,
'A' Levels at a Private Institute,
Fashion Merchandising at LaSalle International Fashion School
  RELIGION Buddhism
  FAMILY Dad, Mum, Elder Sister, Fann, Younger Brother, Younger Sister
  SPOKEN LANGUAGES English, Mandarin, Hakka
  FAVOURITE TYPE OF CAR Jeep
  CARS DRIVEN Suzuki Vitara, BMW Coupe, Nissan March, Mercedes Benz SLK, Mercedes Benz M Class, Porsche Cayenne (Current Car)
  INSTRUMENT Piano
  MANAGEMENT COMPANY MediaCorp (Singapore), Hua Yi Brothers Media Group (China)
  FANN FACTOR

A common mistake made by most of the people is to pronounce 'Fann' as 'fan' instead of 'fun'. 'Fann' is actually Wen Fang's surname instead of Christian name. She adopted the stage name 'Fann' during her modeling days. But people mistook her for another model named 'Fawn Wong' and started calling her 'Fann Wong'. 'Fann Wong' was adopted after she joined the showbiz. Check out the video below to find out the interesting story behind the name of Fann...


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Fann's break into showbiz was when she won the 'Her World' Contest in Singapore at the age of 16.  Fann then started a successful modelling career in both Singapore and Taiwan. One of her famous commercials was that for "Oil of Ulan" in 1993. She was discovered in Taipei by a Singapore TV producer in the following year to act in her first drama serial, 'Dreams Come True'. 

In 1996, Fann released her first solo Mandarin pop album, 'Fanntasy' (1996) in Singapore and later released a repackaged version of that album, titled 'I Live Alone' for the Taiwanese market in 1997. In 1998, Fann's first period drama 'Return of the Condor Heroes', was a runaway success in Taiwan and China . It immensely increased Fann's popularity in the region and certified her as a credible actress in the Chinese-speaking world.

In 1999, Fann made her debut movie 'The Truth About Jane & Sam' which won her a nomination for Best Newcomer in the Hong Kong Film Awards 2000. In the same year in June, she became the first Singaporean to stage a large-scale concert ('My Story - Fann Wong In Concert') at Singapore 's Indoor Stadium.

In 2003, she appeared alongside international stars Jackie Chan and 'Owen Wilson' on cinema screens worldwide in her first Hollywood film, Shanghai Knights (2003), which gave her career an international boost. She was nominated in the 2003 MTV Movie Awards (Best Fight category) for her kickfighting role in this movie. In mid 2004, Fann was starred in a German-Singapore collaboration telemovie, 'House of Harmony' which has since been telecast in many European countries.

Later in 2004. Fann also released her first semi-autobiographical comic book 'Girl Illustrated'. Fann made her voiceover debut in Singapore's first 3D animation film,  'Zodiac, The Race Begins' in August 2005. Fann was again the first Singaporean artiste to release a self-illustrated 3G animation titled Fanntasy World in 2007.

In 2008, her role in 'Dance of the Dragon' won her the best actress award at the West Hollywood International Film Festival (WHIFF).
   
 

范文芳在1994年进入演艺圈之前已是新加坡与海外的当红模特儿,她所拍过的广告无数,其中以"玉兰油"广告中的都市女郎形象最为突出,也令新加坡及台湾等地的观众眼前为之一亮。 

就如她能在广告中塑造多变的形象,文芳在处理不同的角色时也一样得心应手。以自然演技见称的她,在1995年凭着电视剧《缘尽今生》中精湛的演出,囊括"红星大奖"(新加坡主要传媒机构"新传媒"每年主办之颁奖礼)的最受欢迎新人及最佳女主角这两项大奖,这对当时戏龄不过一年的文芳来说,确实成就非凡。 

1998年,文芳演绎新加坡电视版《神雕侠侣》中的小龙女一角,风靡中国及台湾等各地华人观众。 

1999年,文芳初登大银幕便担任主角,在著名香港导演尔冬升的电影《真心话》中,演绎一位叛逆少女,更凭此角入围"香港电影金像奖"最佳新人,继而与李嘉欣、李绮红等主演另一部香港电影《月亮的秘密》。 

文芳的才华与热忱不只表现在戏剧方面。她甜美的外型和动人的歌声,使她在1996年成为"新传媒"第一位发行个人华语专辑的艺人。在推出数张畅销专辑后,她在2000年成为首位在新加坡室内体育馆开个人演唱会的新加坡艺人。

2003年,文芳更迈向国际,担任好莱坞电影《皇家威龙》的女主角,与国际巨星成龙及欧文.威尔逊合作, 成为第一个打入好莱坞的新加坡女演员。

2004年中旬,文芳也进军德国影圈,以第一女主角身份参与了德国和新加坡合作的电视电影,《融之堂》。

为了纪念进入演艺圈的第十年,文芳在2004年底发行了由她亲自执笔,绘画及书写的绘本,《笔说》。这本书收集了文芳一路走來的心路历程,包括她的童年回忆、演艺生活,以及感情生活

2005年,文芳也首度献声,参与了以十二生肖为主题的三维动画影片《生肖传奇》的角色配音,同時配译着兩种动物──猫与蛇。

继《笔芳说》,拥有绘画天分的文芳在2007年推出了动画短片《范文芳の异想世界》,把自己的心声画成10个单元故事供3G手机用户下载。

2008年,文芳凭电影《龙之舞》里出色的演出荣获2008年西好莱坞国际电影节最佳女演员奖。