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Karena Lam

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.

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Aug 17, 1978 In Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie July Rhapsody 2002-03-14
Latest Project:
Movie The Liquidator 2017-12-29
Known For
Poster of Anna & Anna
Poster of Home Sweet Home
Poster of Inner Senses
Movie The Liquidator 2017-12-29
Movie Heaven in the Dark Michelle 2016-03-24
Movie Zinnia Flower Ming 2015-10-08
Movie Keeper of Darkness Fatt's mother 2015-11-26
Movie Lover's Discourse Nancy 2011-01-06
Movie Don Quixote Sang Cuihua 2010-01-01
Movie Happy Funeral Karena 2008-04-24
Movie Fit Lover Nie Bing 2008-11-28
Movie Candy Rain Ricky 2008-09-12
Movie Claustrophobia 2008-10-23
Movie Kidnap Lam Hiu-yeung 2007-06-14
Movie Anna & Anna Anna / Siyu 2007-09-26
Movie Silk Wei 2006-09-28
Movie Mob Sister Nova 2005-08-04
Movie Home Sweet Home Yim Hung 2005-10-27
Movie Koma Suen Ling 2004-04-27
Movie Super Model Inspector Karena Zhang 2004-06-17
Movie Truth or Dare : 6th Floor Rear Flat Karena 2003-06-04
Movie The Floating Landscape Maan 2003-10-16
Movie July Rhapsody Choy-Lam 2002-03-14
Movie Inner Senses Cheung Yan 2002-12-31
Movie Tiramisu Jane Chan 2002-03-28
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