Foo Fang Rong

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Foo Fang Rong
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Born30 May 1996
EducationBachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Alma materSIM (UB)

Foo Fang Rong (born 30 May 1996) is a Singaporean actress contracted under Mediacorp.[1] She started freelancing as a child actress at seven years old and has amassed over 17 years of acting experience.[2] As of July 2020, she has over 58,000 followers on Instagram and over 6,000 likes on her Facebook page. Fang Rong is also the brand ambassador for Poh Heng Jewellery.[3]

Background[edit | edit source]

Apart from her professional career in acting, Fang Rong was also a dancer during her younger years in school. She can also sing and play the guitar.[4] Fang Rong has posted her song covers on the music distribution platform, SoundCloud. She has also sung in a band called Motherfuñkers.[5][6]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Fang Rong as a child actress in the film poster for Coming Home (2003). Photo from Youth.sg.

Fang Rong began modelling and filming commercials when she was only four years old.[7] She entered the acting industry when she was seven and became a student at Singapore Media Academy, a media training institute owned by Mediacorp. At the Singapore Media Academy, she honed her acting skills and command of Mandarin.[8][9]

Education[edit | edit source]

Fang Rong was a student at Rosyth School and Methodist Girls’ School.[10][11] After secondary school, she enrolled in Saint Andrew’s Junior College but withdrew after her first year.[12][13] At the time, she was juggling her studies and dance team commitments while also filming the Mediacorp Channel 8 series, 小子当家 (I’m In Charge) (2013).[14] These multiple commitments contributed to her decision to stop her pre-university studies. In 2014, Fang Rong furthered her studies at Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) under the University at Buffalo programme. She graduated with a degree in psychology in 2018.[15]

Acting[edit | edit source]

According to a 2018 report by Youth.sg, Fang Rong has starred in over thirty dramas and movies since entering show business.[16] In an interview with Singapore Media Academy in December 2017, Fang Rong was asked why she decided to pursue acting. She says:

“I found passion in acting when I was having so much fun with it.”[17]

After graduating from university, she signed with Mediacorp as a full-time artiste in 2018.[18]

Television[edit | edit source]

Mediacorp Channel 5[edit | edit source]

In 2019, Fang Rong was the lead actress in the musical drama, Fried Rice Paradise (2019).[19][20] She has acted in numerous television series across the different Mediacorp channels.[21]

Fang Rong as Choo Bee Lean in Fried Rice Paradise (2019). Photo credit to Mediacorp/Yahoo!
Channel Year Title Character/Role
Channel 5 2019 Fried Rice Paradise Choo Bee Lean
2017 Faculty Oh Si En
2016 The Hush Clara
2011 In Cold Blood Stephanie
The Pupil 2 Adele Goh
2010 The Pupil
2008 Sense of Home Stella
Parental Guidance 2 Jocelyn Seto
2007 Parental Guidance

Mediacorp Channel 8[edit | edit source]

Fang Rong as Jelyn Xie in 单翼天使 (My Guardian Angels) (2020). Photo from Facebook.
Channel Year Title Character/Role
Channel 8 2020 单翼天使 (My Guardian Angels) Jelyn Xie
2019 我的左邻右里 (Dear Neighbours) Blossom
2018 不平凡的平凡 (Reach For The Skies) 张晓纯 (Zhang Xiao Chun)
2015 118 Liu Mei Mei (teen)
2014 我们一定行 (Yes We Can!) Wang Hui Xin
2013 小子当家 (I’m In Charge) Wang Jie Min
2012 对对碰 (It Takes Two) Niu Xin Hui
2009 书包太重 (My School Daze) Tan Yi Xin
2007 爱。特别的你 (The Greatest Love of All) Kai Xin

Mediacorp Channel U[edit | edit source]

Channel Year Title Character/Role
Channel U 2015 流氓律师 (Second Chance) Wang Bai He
2012 跳浪 (Jump!) Zhuang Mei Xin

meWATCH (Toggle)[edit | edit source]

Channel Year Title Character/Role
meWATCH (Toggle) 2019 I’m Madam! Han Xiao Xin
2018 Dance With Me Tricia
2017 亲爱的九月 (Dear DJ) Samantha Guo Shi Min

Okto (Kids Central)[edit | edit source]

In 2008, Fang Rong starred in the television musical, School House Rockz (2008).[22]

Channel Year Title Character/Role
Okto (Kids Central) 2016 Ponteng School Chloe
2009 School House Rockz 2 Dawn
2008 School House Rockz

Films & telemovies[edit | edit source]

In 2016, Fang Rong played the role of Louise in Dick Lee's biopic, Wonder Boy. The film starred Benjamin Kheng who played Richard (Dick) Lee.[23]

Fang Rong as Louise in the film, Wonder Boy (2016). Photo from Facebook.
Year Title Character/Role
2016 Wonder Boy Louise
2010 Paper Boxes by Melinda Tan Sabrina
2006 Love Under The Sign Of The Dragon Lan (as Fang Rong)
Ah Ma by Anthony Chen Youngest granddaughter
2004 One Last Dance Child III
2003 Coming Home Main cast

Awards & accolades[edit | edit source]

In 2019, Fang Rong received the Best Rising Star Award at the Busan International Film Festival for her performance in Faculty (2017).[24]

Year Event Title Award Awarding organisation Refs.
2019 1st Asia Contents Awards Best Rising Star Award Won Busan International Film Festival [25]
2007 Star Awards Young Talent Award Nominated Mediacorp [26]

References/ Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. The Celebrity Agency. “Fang Rong”. Mediacorp. Accessed on 24 June 2020.
  2. Choo, Andrea. “Foo Fang Rong on growing up as a child actress”. Youth SG. December 14, 2018. Accessed on 23 June 2020.
  3. fangrong. Instagram. April 30, 2020. Accessed on 17 July 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_l3R_QDP27/
  4. The Celebrity Agency. “Fang Rong”. Mediacorp. Accessed on 24 June 2020.
  5. Motherfuñkers. "Treasure - Bruno Mars (cover by Motherfuñkers)". YouTube. September 20, 2015. Accessed on 17 July 2020.
  6. Michael Tay. "Gives You Hell (Foo Fang Rong cover) by Mother Funkers". YouTube. November 25, 2015. Accessed on 17 July 2020.
  7. Choo, Andrea. “Foo Fang Rong on growing up as a child actress”. Youth SG. December 14, 2018. Accessed on 23 June 2020.
  8. Fang Rong Foo. “About”. LinkedIn. Accessed on 24 June 2020.
  9. Singapore Media Academy. “A Conversation with Mediacorp Artiste, Fang Rong”. YouTube. December 17, 2017. Accessed on 22 June 2020.
  10. Fang Rong. Ask.fm. Accessed on 24 June 2020. Retrieved from: https://ask.fm/fangster/best?page=7
  11. Foo, Fang Rong. “Updates”. FangkyChunky. August 10, 2012. Accessed on 24 June 2020. Retrieved from Blogspot.
  12. fangkychunky. msha.ke. Accessed on 22 June 2020. Retrieved from: https://msha.ke/fangkychunky/
  13. Choo, Andrea. “Foo Fang Rong on growing up as a child actress”. Youth SG. December 14, 2018. Accessed on 23 June 2020.
  14. Ibid.
  15. Seah, May. “Faces to watch: Six of local TV’s up-and-coming stars”. CNA Lifestyle. February 24, 2019. Accessed on 24 June 2020.
  16. "Choo, Andrea. “Foo Fang Rong on growing up as a child actress”. Youth SG. December 14, 2018. Accessed on 23 June 2020.
  17. Singapore Media Academy. “A Conversation with Mediacorp Artiste, Fang Rong”. YouTube. December 17, 2017. Accessed on 22 June 2020.
  18. Seah, May. “Faces to watch: Six of local TV’s up-and-coming stars”. CNA Lifestyle. February 24, 2019. Accessed on 24 June 2020.
  19. Lee, Jan. “Fried Rice Paradise for the screen”. The Straits Times. June 22, 2019. Accessed on 25 June 2020.
  20. Tan, Tammy. “Cooking newbie Fang Rong performs her own “stunts” in ‘Fried Rice Paradise’”. 8 Days. December 27, 2019. Accessed on 25 June 2020.
  21. Filmography”. IMDb. Accessed on 24 June 2020.
  22. tori9597. “School House Rockz Episode 1 Part 1”. YouTube. July 19, 2008. Accessed on 24 June 2020.
  23. Iau, Jean. "Dick Lee: Shooting Wonder Boy was very emotional for me". The Straits Times. August 1, 2017. Accessed on 17 July 2020.
  24. "Singapore actress Fang Rong and Ch 5 drama Faculty win at Busan Film Fest". CNA Lifestyle. October 6, 2019. Accessed on 17 July 2020.
  25. Mediacorp. “Asia Contents Awards 2019; Mediacorp’s teen drama Faculty gets the nod for Best Asian Drama, while Fang Rong clinches Best Rising Award”. Media Releases. October 7, 2019. Accessed on 25 June 2020.
  26. Fang Rong 芳榕. “About”. Facebook. Accessed on 22 June 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/pg/FooFangRong/about/?ref=page_internal