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Melissa Ng
Chinese name 吳美珩 (Traditional)
Chinese name 吴美珩 (Simplified)
Pinyin wú měi héng (Mandarin)
Jyutping ng4 mei5 hang4 (Cantonese)
Birth name Melissa Ng Mei Hang
Origin China
Born 5 May 1972 (1972-05-05) (age 37)
Zhongshan, Guangdong, China
Occupation Actress

Melissa Ng Mei Hang (Traditional Chinese: 吳美珩, born 5 May 1972 in Zhongshan, Guangdong, China) is a semi-retired TV actress in Hong Kong. She has been a TVB actress since 1996 after coming second in the Miss Chinese International Pageant, taking a break from acting in 2007 to start a family. Melissa speaks fluent English with American accent, Cantonese, and Mandarin.


Acting career

After graduating with a major in international relations and a minor in marketing at San Francisco State University, she entered the Hong Kong entertainment industry in 1996, after placing 1st runner up in Miss Chinese International 1996 (representing San Francisco). She started out with minor roles, appearing in only a few episodes. She has portrayed roles that have to commit suicide, being killed, or even lesbian roles in the early years of her acting in entertainment industry.

However when years passed, she started playing second female lead, and eventually, she has been playing the first female lead in all her series with positive reviews. Her many series include A Kindred Spirit, Legend of Lady Yang, Secret of the Heart, Riches and Stitches, A Herbalist Affair, King of Yesterday and Tomorrow, Healing Hands III, Into Thin Air and most recently, La Femme Desperado and Love Guaranteed which received the best and 4th best ratings for TVB series in 2006 respectively. Her hard work and prominent achievement has secured her a high status as one of the most valuable Fa-dans(actress) in TVB.

Since the filming of Tai Chi in early 2006 (which was aired in 2008), Melissa has not been in any other series. After the airing of La Femme Desperado (May 2006) and Love Guaranteed (July 2006), she has been out of the spotlight. It turns out that she became pregnant during the ending of the year, and her baby was born in July 2007. During a promotion for Tai Chi, Melissa has announced that she would spend more time with her newborn before a possibility that she will re-join TVB.

Pageant career

Melissa was crowned Miss Chinatown USA 1992. After winning the Miss Chinatown USA Pageant based in the city of San Francisco, Melissa represented San Francisco at Miss Chinese International 1996. Melissa had a great interview during the final night, where she challenged Eric Tsang in the interview, and was later crowned as 1st runner up. Due to her strong Cantonese and communication skills, she earned a contract with TVB.[citation needed]

Selected filmography

Year Title Notes
1997 Dark Tales 2 Supporting Role
Detective Investigation Files III Minor Role
1998 Burning Flame Minor Role
Secret of the Heart Supporting Role
Journey To The West II Non-speaking Role/ Cameo
1999 Detective Investigation Files IV Minor Role
Till When Do Us Part Supporting Role
A Kindred Spirit Supporting Role
2000 Legend of Lady Yang Second Lead Role (to Anne Heung)
A Matter of Customs Supporting Role
The Green Hope Supporting Role
The Crimson Sabre Second Lead Role (to Charmaine Sheh)
2001 ICAC Investigations 2001 Supporting Role
Hope for Sale Supporting/Second Lead Role (to Christine Ng)
2002 A Herbalist Affair Second Lead Role (to Charmaine Sheh)
Good Against Evil Supporting Role
2003 The King of Yesterday and Tomorrow Second Lead Role (to Maggie Cheung)
2004 Riches and Stitches Supporting Role
The Conqueror's Story Co-Lead Role (with Maggie Cheung)
Dreams of Colours Second Lead Role (to Myolie Wu)
2005 Fantasy Hotel Lead Role
Into Thin Air Lead Role
Healing Hands III One of the Lead Role
2006 La Femme Desperado Lead Role
Love Guaranteed Lead Role
2008 Tai Chi Lead Role

Notable roles


  • 1996 Miss Chinese International Pageant: First Runner Up[1]
  • 1992 Miss Chinatown USA Winner


  1. ^ Misshkbeauties. "" Miss Chinese international 1996. Retrieved on 2008-08-28.

Melissa Ng at the Internet Movie Database

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