Amy Cheng was nominated for Best Actress at the 2001 Asian Television Awards thanks to her brilliant performance in the acclaimed drama series Growing Up. She quickly acquired a devoted following thanks to the cult hit, which helped her land more prominent TV parts.
It didn’t take long for Amy to make another significant impression on a local medical series as doctor Winnie Leong in First Touch thanks to her seductive on-screen persona. The stage to screen series for Arts Central’s Machine, Singapore Short Stories 3 – Stay and Anita’s Complaint on Arts Central, and Happily Ever After on channel OKTO are among the other television ventures in which she later played the lead parts.
Amy has appeared for a number of lifestyle programmes like The Good Life and the info-entertainment My Perfect Child, which addresses various parenting topics like parent-child bonding, due to her outgoing nature. Amy is equally skilled at hosting events, and she is especially well-liked by business clients for product launches.
Amy, who is actually bilingual, has successfully ventured into Chinese dramas, appearing in She’s the One, Destiny, and Making Miracles. Additionally, she appeared in the much-discussed telemovie Perfect Harmony, which was co-produced by Oak3 Productions and zur Produktionsvertrag (Germany).
Aside from television, Amy has also dabbled in film and theatre, earning rave reviews for her performances in the main role in Jack Neo’s Just Follow Law and alongside Fann Wong in Zhao Wei Films’ Stories About Love. She played Felicia Chin’s seductive mother in the latest television film Hong Bao + Kissess. Amy also appeared in two seasons of Act 3 Theatre’s Footsteps in the Night, 41 hours by Action Theatre, Confessions of the Three Unmarried Women, Forbidden City by the Singapore Repertory Theatre, The Good Citizen, and The Deep Blue Sea and Letters from Home for the Esplanade by Escape Productions. Amy has most definitely been successful in transcending both English and Mandarin genres. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 2006 Life! Theatre Awards for her scene-stealing role as the Banana Tree Sprit in her first Mandarin musical, Toy Factory’s 10 Brothers, challenging roles in Mental and Bertha’s Nest, and sold out play 251.
Amy is well acclaimed in the business, and producers and directors adore her for her ability to seamlessly blend comedy with drama. Amy’s most recent project is Der Chinese, produced by Yellow Bird Pictures (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and starring Suzanne von Borsody and Michael Nyqvist. Der Chinese is based on Henning Mankell’s international bestseller The Man from Beijing, and Amy plays one of the two Asian leads. She has the advantage that will keep her in demand for a very long time because of her sincere demeanour and understated sex appeal. Amy played Jacqueline Ling in the eagerly awaited Jon M. Chu-directed Crazy Rich Asians film released by Warner Brothers.
Since the publication of Crazy Rich Asians, Amy has had a busy two years. She has been cast in numerous local dramas, including Love by Numbers, Mixed Signals, Classmates, Personal Best, Lion Mums 3 and 20 Days. She also had the chance to appear in the HBO Singapore drama Invisble Stories and the Japanese drama ITO. Amy’s most recent appearance was in the drama TiTouDau, in which she plays Mdm Leng and which chronicles the turbulent and colourful life of Madam Oon Ah Chiam, a real-life wayang star. Tuesdays at 9.30 p.m., Channel 5 airs the programme.