Karena Lam 林嘉欣

Hong Kong Actress Karena Lam (林嘉欣)

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Karena was working at her Vancouver family restaurant when she was discovered by a talent scout from Taiwan in 1993, at age fifteen. The scout persuaded her to fly to Taiwan that Christmas, alone, for a singing audition in the hope of securing a professional contract. The audition was a success and she released two albums, her debut album in 1995 and her second album later in 1999. However both were met with modest success.

Her film debut in 2002 changed all this and propelled her to real stardom. Karena starred in three successful Hong Kong films in the same year, winning the awards of Best Supporting Actress and Best New Performer for her role in July Rhapsody directed by Ann Hui (at the 2002 Hong Kong Film Awards) and for Inner Senses by Lo Chi Leung (at the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards), gaining her recognition as a talented young actress and marking the start of her film career.

In recent months she has been taking on much more challenging roles, as witnessed in the 2005 horror film Home Sweet Home, where she plays an insane and horribly deformed "phantom" monster who kidnaps a boy from his genetic mother to claim as its own, and was nominated for major awards again.

Birth Date
Age 41
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Actor
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Year Movie Country Role Credit Ratings
2019 Integrity Hong Kong Actor 6.67
2019 The White Storm 2: Drug Lords China, Hong Kong Actor 0.00
2017 The Liquidator China Actor 0.00
2016 Heaven in the Dark Hong Kong Michelle Actor 0.00
2015 Zinnia Flower Taiwan Ming Actor 0.00
2011 Lover's Discourse Hong Kong Nancy Actor 0.00
2010 Don Quixote Sang Cuihua Actor 0.00
2008 Claustrophobia Hong Kong Actor 0.00
2008 Happy Funeral Hong Kong Karena Actor 0.00
2007 Kidnap Hong Kong Lam Hiu-yeung Actor 0.00
2005 Home Sweet Home Hong Kong Yim Hung Actor 0.00
2005 It Had To Be You Hong Kong Jill Actor 0.00
2005 Ah Sou Hong Kong Nova Actor 0.00
2004 Super Model Inspector Karena Zhang Actor 0.00
2004 Koma Hong Kong Suen Ling Actor 0.00
2003 Heroic Duo Hong Kong Brenda Actor 0.00
2003 Truth or Dare : 6th Floor Rear Flat Hong Kong Karena Actor 0.00
2003 The Floating Landscape Hong Kong Maan Actor 0.00
2002 Tiramisu Hong Kong Jane Chan Actor 0.00
2002 July Rhapsody Hong Kong Choy-Lam Actor 0.00
2002 Inner Senses Hong Kong Cheung Yan Actor 0.00

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