Shaun Chen (born November 3, 1978) is a remarkable actor, badminton player, and TV personality from Malaysia. Born in Penang, he began his acting career in the local Malaysian film and television industry in 2003. He first gained prominence in the 2006 film The Beginning, for which he won Best Supporting Actor at the Malaysian Film Festival.
After appearing in several Malaysian movies and television dramas, he decided to relocate to Singapore to further his career.
Shaun Chen has since starred in numerous Singaporean films and television dramas, many of which have been commercially successful and critically acclaimed. In 2006, he won the prestigious Star Award for Best Actor for his role in Love Thy Neighbor. He has also won the 13th Star Awards Ceremony.
|WIKI FACTS & ABOUT DATA|
|Full Name:||Shaun Chen|
|Born:||3 November 1978 (age 43 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Penang, Malaysia|
|Wife • Spouse:||Celine Chin (m. 2015), Michelle Chia (m. 2009–2011)|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Children:||Neia Chen, Nellie Chen|
|Occupation:||Actor • TV Personality|
|Net Worth:||US$20 million|
Early Life & Education
Shaun Chen was born on November 3, 1978, in Penang, Malaysia, to Malaysian-Chinese parents. There are no verifiable facts about his parents and siblings.
However, some researchers believe that his parents may have been of Chinese descent. He has not released any information about his family or personal life, so we cannot say for sure what his background is.
Shaun Chen does not mention anything about his family in interviews and chooses to keep it private. His only social media account is for his business management company, which does not include individual posts.
Shaun Chen attended Institut Teknologi Pertama, a university based in Kuala Lumpur. In addition, he also received part of his education in SMJK Chan Wa in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
Shaun Chen married Michelle Chia, his six-year partner, in May 2009. The couple announced their divorce on April 27, 2011, but they claimed they remained friends.
In July 2015, Shaun Chen married his Malaysian girlfriend, Celine Chin. His relationship with Celine Chin came to light when he revealed in October 2015 that they were expecting a kid. The couple had two daughters: Neia Chen and Nellie Chen.
Back In Malaysia, Shaun Chen sold eyeglasses, worked as a model, and appeared on Maxi’s billboards before moving to Singapore. Early in his acting career, he was recognized for playing villains, and his performance in CID got him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Star Awards in 2006.
Shaun Chen starred in the highly regarded drama series Love Thy Neighbor in 2011. He received a second nomination for his performance in The Journey: Tumultuous Times in 2015, winning the Best Actor prize at the Star Awards event.
Shaun Chen received a nomination for Best Actor at the 2018 Star Awards for the drama My Friends From Afar.
Shaun Chen‘s amassed net worth is estimated to be US$20 million. This includes all his assets, movie roles, and other investments.
- Instagram handle: @Shaunchenhongyu
- Twitter handle: @Shaun_chen
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