Pan Ling Ling

June 25
Language Spoken:
Mandarin, English, Hokkien
Acting, Hosting, Dancing

Pan Ling Ling is a veteran actress who joined the former SBC in 1988 after graduating from its 8th Drama Artiste Training Course.  With her entry into the circle, she has since brought forth a trend of oriental-beauty incandescence onto our screens, radiating her own brand of charm and elegance.

In 1991, Ling Ling played the female lead in the 130-episode series “Women of Substance”, MediaCorp TV's first ever location filming in China.  Her portrayal as an immigrant who perseveres despite extreme hardship won her rave reviews.  In 1992, Ling Ling made headlines when she became the first MediaCorp artiste to star in a regional movie.  She played a psychoanalyst opposite international superstar Jackie Chan in “Crime Story”.

Besides acting, Ling Ling is also a competent host and was one of the wacky comperes in MediaCorp’s best-loved variety show, “City Beat”.  In addition to that, Ling Ling was also responsible for feeding the audience their weekly capsules of entertainment news in “Entertainment Beat”.

However it was in 2008 when Ling Ling probably re-established herself when she was cast in “The Little Nyonya”, a storyline with a Peranakan setting that spans over 70 years starting in the 1930s.  This serial recorded the highest rating in local TV history to date since 1994.  The following year, she acted in yet another long-running TV serial “Your Hand In Mine”, a 180-ep family drama which acquired a loyal following.  After 2 decades, Ling Ling’s hard work and perseverance finally paid off when she won her first acting award at Star Awards ‘11 for her performance as a kept woman in the blockbuster “Breakout”.  She was also Highly Commended at the Asia Television Awards 2011 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for this same role. 

Between 2011-2013, Ling Ling acted in numerous highly rated and well-received drama serials including “On The Fringe”, “A Song To Remember”, “Joys Of Life” and “It Takes Two”, as well as in a 4-episode special to commemorate our National Day “The Day It Rained On Our Parade”.

In 2013, Ling Ling was diagnosed with breast cancer and stopped work for a year to undergo surgery and treatment.  The ever optimistic and strong-willed actress returned to television and acting a year later when her cancer was in remission to star in her first English language role in the police drama “Mata Mata 2”. Ling Ling’s 255-ep long form drama “118” also debuted on 20th of October 2014.

A truly resilient  and enigmatic actress, Ling Ling continues to work her craft with passion and energy.



2014 - My Star Guide season 9 (Japan) 我的导游是明星 9  (日本) 食在好玩

2013 - Hair Challenge 101 护发动员101

2012 - My Star Guide 7 (Sichuan China) 我的导游是明星 7 (中国四川) 食在好玩

2011 - My Star Guide 6 (Guangxi China) 我的导游是明星6 (中国广西) 食在好玩

2009 - Food Hometown II (Hokkien cuisine) 美食寻根II(福建菜)
           Golden Age 黄金年华

2008 - Golden Age 黄金年华

2007 - Beauty Expert II 美疗专家 II
            Golden Age 黄金年华

2006 - Golden Age 黄金年华
            Beauty Expert 美疗专家

2005 - Golden Age 黄金年华

2001 - Joyful Kitchen 开心厨房
            Golden Age 黄金年华

2002 - Human Network 新世纪互动

2001 - City Network 都市新干线

2000 - Entertainment Beat 绝对星闻

1995 - City Beat 城人杂志


2012   Highly Commended for Asian Television Awards ’12 Best Actress in a Supporting Role (A Song to Remember)
           亚洲电视大奖’12最佳女配角奖(星洲之夜) -评审高度评价   

2011    Star Awards ’11 Best Supporting Actress (Breakout)

           Highly Commended for Asian Television Awards ’11 Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Breakout)
           亚洲电视大奖’11最佳女配角奖(破天网) -评审高度评价   

2000  Star Awards ’00 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes

1998   Star Awards ’10 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes

1997   Star Awards ’97 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes

1994   Star Awards ’94 Top 5 Most Popular Female Artistes


Beijing 101

Report a problem