Pierre Png is an actor and comedian of Singaporean origin. He is known for starring in several Chinese-language and English-language series on Mediacorp TV station in Singapore. He rose to national prominence playing the character Phua Chu Beng on the hit sitcom Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd. After 20 years as an actor, Png made his Hollywood feature film debut in the hugely successful 2018 romantic comedy film Crazy Rich Asians
Pierre png biography, age
The actor was born Pierre Theodore Png Tiang Huaton October 23, 1973 in Singapore. He is of Peranacan Chinese descent and received his early education at St. Gabriel’s Elementary School before attending Holy Innocents’ High School. As a young adult, he completed the compulsory period of National Service under the legislation of his home country.
Shortly thereafter, Png made his acting debut in the musical comedy film Forever Fever (1998), starring John Travolta. This film is known for being the first Singaporean film to achieve international success. Working on the film, in turn, aroused Pierre Png’s interest in acting, and he decided to enroll in an acting class. He later participated and won a talent competition The Fame Awards organized by Channel 5 by Mediacorp TV.
In the late 90’s, Pierre Png was cast as a series director in the Channel 5 sitcom Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd (1999-2007), followed by several other TV roles. He portrayed one of the main characters Phua Chu Beng during the show’s highly successful 8-year run. During his time, he also acted in several Chinese language dramas, including In Search of Peace (2001), Holland V (2003), Portrait of Home (2005), Portrait of the House II (2005), An Enchanted Life (2006) The Shining Star (2006) and Dear Son-In-Law (2007).
Other notable television credits include the series Mars vs Venus (2007), The Crucial Moment (2008), Little Nyonya (2008), Your Hand in Mine (2009), The Score (2010), A Tale of 2 Cities (2011) Saving 995 (2012), Pillow Talk (2012), Beyond (2012), CLIF 2 (2013), The Journey: A Journey (2013) and In the Name of Love (2014).
In 2014, Png landed the lead role of David Tan in Channel 5’s English language thriller series Zero Calling which he also reprized in its sequel Zero Calling 2 (2015). The talented actor continued his dominance of the Chinese language TV series where he appeared in Life Is Beautiful (2015), Beyond Words (2016), The Gentlemen (2016), Really (2017), When the Duty Calls (2017) and many other.
While Pierre Png’s acting credits are mainly from his television productions, the talented actor has also picked up some notable film credits. In the early days of his acting career, the Singapore-born actor starred in the romantic comedy Chicken Rice’s War (2000) and the horror film The Eye (2002). He reached a major career milestone when he landed his first Hollywood film role in the hugely successful romantic comedy film Crazy Rich Asians (2018), starring Constance Wu and MichelleYeoh and Awkwafina. The film was a huge box office hit, was well received by fans and provided a perfect start for Png’s Hollywood transition.
After the success of Crazy Rich Asians Pierre Png had a place in the main cast of the English language action series Missing (2018) starring Sean Tan.
Is he married? wife
Pierre Png is married to Andrea Heidi De Cruz, aTV personality and former actress. These two lovebirds have been together for ages and they don’t seem to be slowing down in the future. The couple tied the knot on October 18, 2003.
Back in 2002, Andrea Cruz was at the center of a major health scandal in Singapore. She had suffered life-threatening liver damage after consuming an infamous diet pill. Luckily, her life was saved after she received an emergency transplant from her then-boyfriend-turned-husband Pierre Png, who donated one of his own livers to her.
Wealth (income and earnings)
Pierre Png’s famous acting career has indeed brought him great fame and fortune in Singapore and beyond. Since making his acting debut over two decades ago, he has enjoyed a steady rise in his career. The talented film and television star is worth an estimated staggering $43 million and is one of the richest celebrities in his home country.
height and weight
Pierre Png stands at an impressive height of 5ft 10in (178cm). The Singapore born star has a shapely physique and weighs in at 72kg. As expected, he puts a lot of effort into keeping his body in shape and has maintained his youthful looks despite being in his forties now.