Graduated from Shanghai Theatre Academy, Zhou Ying first appeared on the screens in Singapore when she took part in MediaCorp’s talent competition, Star Search 2007. She was one of the two finalists from Shanghai to compete against other contestants from the region in the final rounds of the competition held in Singapore.
In 2009, she was handpicked by the producer to play one of the key roles in a sports-themed drama “Table of Glory”. Soon after, she landed herself another key role in MediaCorp’s 2009 mega-drama “Together” as the physically frail but matured Hui Min.
Zhou Ying has also tried her hand at hosting in a travelogue “Lodge With Me” where she gets up close and personal with the owner of the guesthouse where she ‘lodged’ in Thailand.
In 2010, she took her first leading lady role in the year-end blockbuster drama “Breakout” where she plays Tang Ying, a 25 year old young woman who wakes up from a coma 13 years later after a road accident. This led her to a Best Actress nomination in Star Awards 2011 and her first Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste award. In 2012, besides participating in chinese drama productions, Zhou Ying will also be hosting Chinese variety programmes S.N.A.P. and Style: Check-in.
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Gives layers to characters
I remember her as an actress from China from the eloquence in her speech and her obvious accent. I was actually surprised when I found out that she was from Malaysia as I thought that Chinese based actresses would not try to make it big in tiny Singapore.
Even so, her performances are stunning - which doesn't come as a surprise. In one of the series where she pairs with Dai Yang Tian, I thoroughly enjoyed her acting. She was able to stay in character and give the audience a sense of completeness in her acting - her ability to display emotional range and facial control gave her character layers. It made it seem that there was more to the character than what we knew - it was all part of the mystery of deciphering her face.