Mark Lee (Singaporean actor)

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Mark Lee
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Lee in 2010
Born (1968-10-16) 16 October 1968 (age 52)
NationalitySingaporean
OccupationActor, host, comedian, film director
Years active1998-present
Agent
  • King Kong House Production
Spouse(s)Catherine Ng
Children3
AwardsStar Awards 2010 : All-Time Favourite Artiste
Star Awards 2017: Best Speech Delivered
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese李國煌
Simplified Chinese李国煌
Musical career

Mark Lee Kok Huang (Chinese: 李国煌; pinyin: Lǐ Guóhuáng; born 16 October 1968) is a Singaporean comedian, actor, television host and film director.[1]

Early life[edit]

Lee's father was a barber, and his mother was a food and beverage stall assistant. Growing up, Lee would help out in the hawker stall to prepare and sell cooked food, beverages, and chee cheong fun at a hawker centre.[2] Lee was schooled in Jurong Secondary School.[3]

Career[edit]

Lee is famous for, amongst others, playing the title role in Singapore's Mediacorp Channel 5 television sitcom Police & Thief as Lee Tok Kong, Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd as guest appearance Lee Kok Peng from season 5 until season 7 and in Mediacorp Channel 8 long series television drama Holland V as Su Hao. He also gained recognition for his work with Jack Neo and Henry Thia in films such as Money No Enough and Liang Po Po: The Movie and long-running comedy variety programme Comedy Nite (搞笑行动).[4] He made his directorial debut in the comedy horror film The Ghosts Must Be Crazy.[5]

Along with long-time colleague Christopher Lee, Mark Lee was awarded the coveted All Time Favourite Artiste award in the Star Awards 2010[6][7] and became the first host-cum-comedian to win the award as the previous winners were predominantly thespians. As such he will no longer be in the run for the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes awards in future Star Awards.

Although Lee was mostly known for playing comedic roles early in his career, he has also diversified into hosting and hosted various kinds of programmes, mainly infotainment, travelogue and DIY programmes. He co-hosted the popular home makeover programme Home Decor Survivor and the infotainment programme Behind Every Job with Bryan Wong, which won both a string of nominations in the hosting categories at the Star Awards. In 2012 he won his fourth Best Variety Host award for his popular show It's a Small World (season 2).[1]

Lee was always given an on-screen name/surname of Ong or Huang, particularly in Jack Neo's movies, with the exception of Liang Po Po: The Movie, That One Not Enough and Ah Long Pte Ltd.

On 9 March 2017, Lee opened a production house King Kong Media Production with partner Yinson Marine Services, a Malaysian oil and gas company. He is now working on a film project for 2018.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Lee is married to Catherine Ng. They have three children: daughter Calista (born 2008), son Marksonn (born 2011),[9] and daughter Calynn (born 2013).[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Money No Enough Ah Ong
Hitman in the City Liu Fei
1999 Eating Air Lao Beng
That One Not Enough Zhu Guo Rong
Liang Po Po: The Movie Ah Beng
2001 One Leg Kicking Handsome
2002 I Not Stupid Kidnapper 1
2003 Homerun Kun's P.E. Teacher
2004 The Best Bet Tan Chun Ong
2005 I Do I Do Acting Loan Shark
One More Chance Chin Wuhuang
2007 Just Follow Law Unnamed guy
2008 Money No Enough 2 Yang Bao Huang
Ah Long Pte Ltd JoJo Fang
2009 Love Matters
Where Got Ghost? Yang Bao Huang
2010 Being Human Mai Wei
Just Call Me Nobody Dugu Qiu Bai
2011 Petaling Street Warriors Shi Duyao
23:59 Sergeant Kuah
Twisted
Homecoming Daniel Koh
The Ghosts Must Be Crazy Ah Hai/Chen Xiaojuan Also co-director
2012 Greedy Ghost Book Spirit Also executive producer
2013 Judgement Day Police Officer Also executive producer
Taxi! Taxi! Lee Ah Tau
Everybody's Business Winston Lee
2014 The Bat Night
A Fantastic Ghost Wedding Master Wong
2016 Long Long Time Ago Lim Ah Kun
2016 Long Long Time Ago 2 Lim Ah Kun
2017 The Fortune Handbook Huat God Also executive producer
2018 Wonderful! Liang Xi Mei Robert
2018 23:59:The Haunting Hour Encik Teo
2019 Make It Big Big Himself Also director
2020 Number 1 Chow Chee Beng
The Diam Diam Era Lim Ah Kun
2021 The Diam Diam Era Too

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2019 How Are You? Channel 8; guest appearance
2012 Abang Ah Beng Billy Suria
2010 Carlsberg Telemovie Showcase Zheng Ah Nan
2009 Mr & Mrs Kok Kok Fook Seng
2008 My Classmate Dad Edison Tay Okto
Police & Thief Lee Tok Kong Channel 5; season 5
2007 Police & Thief Lee Tok Kong Channel 5; season 4
2006 ABC DJ Lee Tok Kong Channel 5; guest appearance
Police & Thief Lee Tok Kong Channel 5; season 3
2005 A Promise for Tomorrow Wilson Channel 8
Police & Thief Season 2 Lee Tok Kong Channel 5
2004 Police & Thief Season 1 Lee Tok Kong Channel 5
The Best Bet Chen Jun Huang TV series
2003 Holland V Su Hao
2003–2005 Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd Lee Kok Peng Channel 5; guest appearance
2002 Katong Miss Oh Beng Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 2002
2001 The Hotel Li Xiao Huang Guest appearance
2000 Soho @ Work Nominated – Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 2000
1997–1999 Different Cuts, Different Strokes Lin Meng Shui

Variety show[edit]

Year English title Native title Notes
2019 The Destined One 众里寻一 Guest Matchmaker
2018 Happy Can Already! 4 欢喜就好 4
2017 Happy Can Already! 3 欢喜就好 3
Happy Can Already! 2 欢喜就好 2 Robert
2016 Happy Can Already! 欢喜就好 Robert
Please be My Guest 客人來咯 2
2014 Super Comedian 搞笑之王 Judge
Please be My Guest 客人來咯
Neighbourhood Chef 鄰里厨王
2013 Home Décor Survivor 5 摆家乐5
2012–present BODY SOS 小毛病大问题
2012 It's a Small World III 国际交易所3
Men's Talk 3个男人1张口
Japan Flavour J Food好吃
2011 Home Makeover II 玩家万岁2
Behind Every Job 2 美差事。苦差事2
It's a Small World II 国记交意所2 Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2012
2010 Home Makeover 玩家万岁
Don't Forget the Lyrics! (Singapore) 我要唱下去 Episode: Celebrity Special: Guest
All-Stars Edition: Host
Gatekeepers 小兵迎大将 Guest
Behind Every Job 美差事。苦差事 Nominated – Best Info-ed Programme Host, Star Awards 2011
Star Awards 2010 Show 1 红星大奖2010
Wonder Chef 我要当食神
2009 Home Décor Survivor 4 摆家乐4
Singapore Flavours 万里香
Gracious Planet 放心出去看
It's a Small World 国记交意所 Won – Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2010
Dad @ Home 爸爸当家
2008 Channel 8 45th Anniversary Gala 新传媒45周年台庆 Guest performer
Home Decor 焕然一新DIY
Food Hometown 美食寻根
2007 Home Décor Survivor 3 摆家乐3
Barter Trade II 物物大交换II
Say It If You Dare 3 有话好好说3 Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2007
2006 Star Awards 2006 Post-show Party 红星大奖2006 庆功宴
Home Décor Survivor 2 摆家乐2
Say It If You Dare 2 有话好好说2
Stars, Beat It! 王牌对王牌
Property Classified 吉屋出售 Nominated – Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2006
2005 KP Club 鸡婆俱乐部 Nominated – Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 2005
Home Décor Survivor 摆家乐
Star Run 跑吧!艺人
First Date 敢敢来约会
2004 Say It If You Dare 有话好好说 Nominated – Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2005
Be My Guest 客人来 Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2004
Good Bargain, Good Fun 超值玩乐大搜寻
2003 Split Ends 兵分两路
2002 One Fun Day 惊喜一整天 Nominated – Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2002
2001 Top Fun 欢乐巅峰 Nominated – Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2001
1990–2000;
2003-2004
Comedy Nite 搞笑行动 Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 1998
Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 1999
Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 2003
Nominated – Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 2004

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Awards and nominations[edit]

Star Awards – Hosting Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result
1998 Best Comedy Performer Comedy Night Won
1999 Comedy Night Won
2000 [email protected] Nominated
2001 Best Variety Show Host Top Gun Nominated
2002 One Fun Day Nominated
Best Comedy Performer Katong Ms Oh Won
2003 Comedy Night Won
2004 Comedy Night Nominated
Best Variety Show Host Be My Guest Won
2005 Say It If You Dare 1 Nominated
Best Comedy Performer KP Club Nominated
2006 Best Variety Show Host Property Classified Nominated
2007 Say It If You Dare 3 Won
2010 It's a Small World Won
2011 Best Info-Ed Programme Host Behind Every Job Nominated
2012 Behind Every Job Nominated
Best Variety Show Host It's a Small World 2 Won
2015 Neighbourhood Chef Nominated
Star Awards – Popularity Awards
Year Award Result
1998 Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Won
1999 Won
2000 Nominated
2001 Won
2002 Won
2003 Won
2004 Won
2005 Won
2006 Won
2007 Won
2009 Won
2010 All-Time Favourite Artiste Received
2017 Best Speech Delivered Won
Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result
2020 Best Leading Actor Number 1 Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Star Awards 2012: 'Show 2' Winners List". xin.msn.com. 29 April 2012. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  2. ^ Joyce Teo (16 April 2013). "Funnyman Mark Lee knows his business". AsiaOne. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n45z4rpYNIs
  4. ^ Star Awards 2010 All Time Favourite Artiste award presentation reel
  5. ^ "Mark Lee fulfills directorial dreams with 'The Ghost Bride'". Channel News Asia. 20 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Blast from the past: Christopher Lee and Mark Lee". xin.msn.com. 21 April 2010. Archived from the original on 24 April 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Mark Lee and Christopher Lee assume their new heavenly ranks". xin.msn.com. 25 April 2010. Archived from the original on 6 May 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  8. ^ Goh, Marcus (31 March 2017). "Mark Lee - From production assistant to film producer". Yahoo. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Mark Lee becomes second-time daddy". xin.msn.com. 25 August 2011. Archived from the original on 14 November 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  10. ^ "Mark Lee welcomes third child". xin.msn.com. 20 August 2013. Archived from the original on 20 August 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  11. ^ Mark Lee at hkmdb.com
  12. ^ Mark Lee at chinesemov.com

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