Tracy Chu

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Tracy Chu
Chinese name朱千雪
PinyinZhū Qiānxuě (Mandarin)
JyutpingZyu1 Cin1 Syut3 (Cantonese)
Born (1988-06-28) 28 June 1988 (age 30)
Hong Kong
Occupation
  • Actress
  • television presenter
Years active2012–present
NationalityCanada
WebsiteTVB artiste page
Awards
TVB Anniversary Awards
Most Popular On-Screen Partnership
2016 Over Run Over
Other awards
TVB Star Awards Malaysia
My Favourite Most Improved TVB Actress
2015 Smooth Talker, The Fixer
StarHub TVB Awards
Most Improved TVB Artiste
2015 Tomorrow is Another Day

Tracy Chu Tsin-suet (born 28 June 1988) is a Hong Kong-born Canadian actress and television presenter. Chu debuted in the industry through the Miss Hong Kong Pageant in 2012, finishing as the 2nd runner-up. Her first role was in the high-profile The Hippocratic Crush II, starring opposite Lawrence Ng.

Chu delivered breakthrough performances in 2015's Smooth Talker and The Fixer, winning Most Improved at the TVB Star Awards Malaysia. In 2016, she starred in Over Run Over, her first drama as lead.

Biography[edit]

Tracy Chu was born June 28, 1988 in Hong Kong. She is the eldest of three girls.[1] At the age of 8, Chu and her family immigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. During the first few years, she found it difficult to adjust to the new environment since she spoke minimal English.

She graduated from Simon Fraser University, majoring in Business and Communication. Chu also has an 8th grade in piano.[2] Upon graduation, Chu returned to Hong Kong alone to look for employment, working as an administrative assistant for 2 years before deciding to join the Miss Hong Kong pageant.

Pageant career[edit]

Chu entered the 2012 Miss Hong Kong pageant as contestant #4. Despite being a fan favorites and many TVB artistes, including previous winners Samantha Ko, Suki Chui and TVB's executive Virginia Lok, Chu did not win the title, partly due to technical difficulties in the voting system.

The 2012 pageant was the first Miss Hong Kong pageant to hold viewers choice online voting. The winner was to be selected based on popular online votes by audiences.[3] Chu placed 2nd Runner-up but many netizens and fellow TVB artistes felt Chu was robbed of the winning title mainly due to Chu was leading in online votes by 65% the day before the final event was held.[4] Over 500 Hong Kong citizens filed a complaint against TVB with the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA) citing fraud was committed, when the winner was eventually decided by the judging panel.[5]

TVB Deputy Director of External Affairs Tsang Sing-ming, later apologized to the press for TVB's computer servers being disrupted, resulting in a lot of viewers unable to vote for their favorite. He also commented that the winner has already been decided and that a recount will not be done.[6]

Acting career[edit]

After winning the Miss Hong Kong 2nd Runner-up title in 2012, Chu was immediately casted in her first drama starring as third female lead in The Hippocratic Crush II playing opposite veteran Hong Kong actor Lawrence Ng. Her next drama Tomorrow Is Another Day had her starring opposite Kenny Wong. Chu played a jail warden at a women's prison. She garnered multiple award nominations for this role and eventually won the StarHub TVB Awards 2014 Most Improved TVB Artist. Chu garnered much praises for her acting in Smooth Talker and The Fixer. Both dramas helped her nabbed the TVB Star Award for 2015 My Favourite Most Improved TVB Actress award.

In 2015, with the departure of longtime TVB lead actresses Myolie Wu and Kate Tsui, Chu clinched her first female leading role in the drama Over Run Over,[7] earning very positive reviews. She was also nominated (Top 5) for both best actress award as well as my favourite female character award in the TVB Awards Presentation Ceremony 2016.

Personal life[edit]

During a break from acting in September 2015, Chu enrolled full-time at The Chinese University of Hong Kong to pursue a master's degree in Corporate Communication.[8] In September 2016, Chu enrolled at City University of Hong Kong School of Law to pursue a Juris Doctor degree.

Filmography[edit]

Television dramas[edit]

Year Title Chinese title Role Notes
2013 The Hippocratic Crush II On Call 36小時II Heung Chin Yi Third female lead
2014 Tomorrow Is Another Day 再戰明天 Chi Chun Kwong Third female lead
2015 Smooth Talker 以和為貴 Mo Sui Ka Third female lead
The Fixer 拆局專家 "Duck Duck" Mak Ping On Third female lead
2016 Speed of Life 鐵馬戰車 WPC Cheung Ching Ching Guest appearance
K9 Cop 警犬巴打 Jil Lai Suk Si Second female lead
Over Run Over EU超時任務 WSGT Ling Sun Fung First female lead
2016–17 Rogue Emperor 流氓皇帝 Fung Siu Yung Special appearance
2017 Legal Mavericks 踩過界 Yanice Dai Tin Yan Special appearance

Films[edit]

Title Chinese title Year Role Notes
Helios 赤道 2015 Tracy Special appearance

Presenter[edit]

Year English Title Chinese Title Notes
2012 TVB Sales Presentation 2013 2013無綫節目巡禮 with Wayne Lai, Carat Cheung, Jacqueline Wong
2012-2013 Jade Solid Gold 勁歌金曲 with Amigo Choi
2012 CASH CASH流行曲創作大賽 with Eric Leung
2012 A Tasmanian Affair 塔斯曼尼亞的日與夜 with Jason Chan Chi-san
2013 Tailor-made Tour 度身訂造旅行團 with King Kong Lee. Alan Tam, Chrissie Chau
2014 Dolce Vita 港優遊,港享受 with Yao Bin

Awards and nominations[edit]

TVB Anniversary Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result Note
2015 The Fixer Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Most Improved Female Artist Nominated
2016 Over Run Over Best Actress Nominated Top 5
Most Popular Female Character Nominated Top 5
Most Popular On-Screen Partnership Won
Most Improved Female Artiste Nominated
Speed of Life Nominated
K9 Cop Nominated

TVB Star Awards Malaysia[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result Note
2014 Tomorrow is Another Day My Favourite TVB Promising Actress Nominated
2015 The Fixer My Favourite TVB Supporting Actress Nominated
My Favourite TVB Most Improved Actress Won
Smooth Talker Won
2016 Over Run Over My Favourite TVB Leading Actress Nominated Top 5
My Favourite TVB On-Screen Couple (with Vincent Wong) Won Top 3
My Favourite TVB Drama Characters Nominated
2017 Legal Mavericks My Favourite TVB Supporting Actress Nominated Top 3
My Favourite TVB On-Screen Couple (with Vincent Wong) Nominated
My Favourite TVB Drama Characters Nominated

StarHub TVB Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2014 Tomorrow is Another Day My Favourite TVB Supporting Actress Nominated
Most Improved TVB Artist Nominated
2015 Smooth Talker Most Improved TVB Artist Won
The Fixer Won
2016 Over Run Over My Favourite TVB Actress Nominated
My Favourite TVB Female TV Characters Won
N/A Tokyo Bust Express the Sassy Award Won
2017 Legal Mavericks My Favourite TVB Supporting Actress Nominated
My Favourite TVB Female TV Characters Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Tracy Chu’s Sisters Wanted Her to Introduce Guys to Them. Retrieved August 5, 2016
  2. ^ applehk. "Tracy Chu personal life". nextmedia hkapple (in Chinese). p. 1. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  3. ^ [2] Miss Hong Kong 2012 Will Be Crowned by Viewers. Retrieved Aug 5, 2016
  4. ^ applehk. "Tracy Chu is audience favourite". nextmedia hkapple (in Chinese). p. 1. Retrieved 2014-06-17.
  5. ^ [3] 港姐票選撻Q賴黑客搞鬼. Retrieved Aug 5, 2016
  6. ^ [4] Carat Cheung Defends Miss Hong Kong Victory; Tracy Chu Remains Netizens’ True Winner. Retrieved Aug 5, 2016
  7. ^ [5] Actress Tracy Chu Lands First Lead Role as Police Officer. Retrieved April 19, 2015
  8. ^ [6] Tracy Chu Goes Back To School As Full-Time Student. Retrieved Aug 5, 2016

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Whitney Hui 許亦妮
Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2nd Runner-Up
2012
Succeeded by
Moon Lau 劉佩玥