Steven Ma

Chun Wai Ma

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  • First Name: Chun Wai
  • Family Name: Ma
  • Native name: 馬志偉
  • Also Known as: Ma Jai, Stephanus
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: October 26, 1971
  • Age: 47

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Chun Wai Ma

Steven Ma

  • Name: Steven Ma
  • Native name: 馬志偉
  • Given name: Ma Chun Wai
  • Also Known as: Ma Jai, Stephanus
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: October 26, 1971
  • Age: 47
Steven Ma Chun-wai (born 26 October 1971) is a Hong Kong actor and singer. In 1993, Ma won a record deal after winning first place at an annual singing contest in Hong Kong, later releasing his debut album, Lucky for Meeting You (幸運就是遇到你), that December. Not long after his singing debut, Ma joined TVB and began filming television dramas, later achieving fame through his supporting role in 1995's legal drama File of Justice IV. Many of Ma's television works are critically acclaimed and are popular successes in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Southeast Asia, notably Healing Hands (1998), Return of the Cuckoo (2000), and Where the Legend Begins (2002). Ma currently holds the record for holding the most "Favourite Character" awards with a total of four recognitions. Ma's best known for his portrayals of historical characters in many period television dramas.



Ma was born in a family of "grassroots" background. He was raised in the Pak Tin Estate in Sham Shui Po and lived with his father, a bus driver, his mother, three older sisters, and one younger sister. He attended the Pak Tin Catholic Primary School and later the CMA Secondary School.



In 1993, Ma won first place at an annual singing contest in Hong Kong, also winning a record deal. He released his debut album, Lucky for Meet You (幸運就是遇到你), that December. To promote the album, his record label created the slogan "He's not Leon Lai, he's not Jacky Cheung" to describe Ma's singing talent, which caused fans of both Lai and Cheung to criticize and badmouth Ma. After releasing one more album, Ma's record label refused to renew an album contract with him.



At around the same time, Ma signed an acting contract with TVB and had been portraying small minor roles in various television dramas. In 1994, Ma was casted as the supporting character Dr. Stephen Chan Cheuk-yiu in the fourth installment of the popular legal drama File of Justice series. The drama was a popular success, and Ma's popularity also soar. His portrayal of the intelligent Hong-hei Emperor in the 1998 remake of the popular wuxia novel The Duke of Mount Deer garnered even more interest from critics and producers alike, and Ma began earning leading roles.



The death of his mother in 1999 devastated him. Ma had difficulty filming while working in Ultra Protection, and the drama's poor reception also contributed to his slight depression. He eventually overcame his struggles and released two books Steven Ma's Veritable Records of Society I: Why Commit Suicide? (2002) and Steven Ma's Veritable Records of Society II: I Am the Patient's Family (2003).



Ma's portrayal of the historical figure Cho Chik in the drama Where the Legend Begins (2002) was both a popular and critical success. Following Where was the popular but critically mixed Perish in the Name of Love (2003), a 30-part television drama remake of the famous Cantonese opera Di Nü Hua. Gradually, Ma began filming more dramas with historical or period backgrounds, in which Ma subsequently became known for. Ma is also the first actor to win the My Favourite Male Character award at the 2006 TVB Anniversary Awards through his performance in the 2006 low-budget period drama Safe Guards (2006).

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Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2018 Deep in the Realm of Conscience
Hong Kong Drama, 2018, 36 eps
Lee Lung Gei (Main Role)
36
Lee Lung Gei
Main Role
7.3
2017 Heart and Greed
Hong Kong Drama, 2017, 40 eps
Lei Ming Kei / "Lee" (Guest Role)
40
Lei Ming Kei / "Lee"
Guest Role
7.4
2016 Demon Girl 2
Chinese Drama, 2016, 20 eps
Mo Yuan (Support Role)
20
Mo Yuan
Support Role
7.6
2016 Demon Girl
Chinese Drama, 2016, 20 eps
Mo Yuan (Support Role)
20
Mo Yuan
Support Role
7.6
2014 Storm in a Cocoon
Hong Kong Drama, 2014, 32 eps
Poon Ka Yeung (Main Role)
32
Poon Ka Yeung
Main Role
7.5
2013 The Legend of Kublai Khan
Chinese Drama, 2013, 55 eps
Liu Bing Zhong (Main Role)
55
Liu Bing Zhong
Main Role
6.8
2013 Bygone Love
Chinese Drama, 2013, 36 eps
Ting Xuan/Lai Fu (Main Role)
36
Ting Xuan/Lai Fu
Main Role
0.0
2012 Daddy Good Deeds
Hong Kong Drama, 2012, 20 eps
Lam Fat (Main Role)
20
Lam Fat
Main Role
7.4
2011 The Life and Times of a Sentinel
Hong Kong Drama, 2011, 26 eps
Nip Dor Po (Main Role)
26
Nip Dor Po
Main Role
7.4
2011 7 Days In Life
Hong Kong Drama, 2011, 20 eps
Yik Cho On / "Calvin" (Main Role)
20
Yik Cho On / "Calvin"
Main Role
7.0
2010 Links to Temptation
Hong Kong Drama, 2010, 20 eps
Shing Wai Shun / "Wilson" (Main Role)
20
Shing Wai Shun / "Wilson"
Main Role
6.8
2010 Ghost Writer
Hong Kong Drama, 2010, 25 eps
Po Chung Ling (Main Role)
25
Po Chung Ling
Main Role
7.4
2010 Cupid Stupid
Hong Kong Drama, 2010, 20 eps
Chi Yat Po (Main Role)
20
Chi Yat Po
Main Role
6.2
2009 A Watchdog's Tale
Hong Kong Drama, 2009, 20 eps
Chow Yung Kung (Main Role)
20
Chow Yung Kung
Main Role
6.8
2009 Sweetness in the Salt
Hong Kong Drama, 2009, 25 eps
Nip Ji Yuen (Main Role)
25
Nip Ji Yuen
Main Role
7.0
2008 A Journey Called Life
Hong Kong Drama, 2008, 20 eps
Shing Yat On (Main Role)
20
Shing Yat On
Main Role
7.4
2008 The Gentle Crackdown II
Hong Kong Drama, 2008, 20 eps
Tse Wong Sheung (Main Role)
20
Tse Wong Sheung
Main Role
6.9
2007 Steps
Hong Kong Drama, 2007, 20 eps
Ching Ka Tsun (Main Role)
20
Ching Ka Tsun
Main Role
7.1
2007 A Change of Destiny
Hong Kong Drama, 2007, 20 eps
Yuen Hei (Main Role)
20
Yuen Hei
Main Role
6.7
2007 Brink of Law
Hong Kong Drama, 2007, 25 eps
Tong Chi Ko (Main Role)
25
Tong Chi Ko
Main Role
6.9
2006 Land of Wealth
Hong Kong Drama, 2006, 32 eps
Cheung Sung Man (Main Role)
32
Cheung Sung Man
Main Role
6.5
2006 Safe Guards
Hong Kong Drama, 2006, 25 eps
Surng Tzi (Main Role)
25
Surng Tzi
Main Role
6.9
2003 Better Halves
Hong Kong Drama, 2003, 20 eps
Chuen Ka Fuk (Main Role)
20
Chuen Ka Fuk
Main Role
7.2
2003 Virtues of Harmony II
Hong Kong Drama, 2003, 443 eps
Si Muk San (Support Role)
443
Si Muk San
Support Role
7.7
2003 Perish in the Name of Love
Hong Kong Drama, 2003, 32 eps
Chow Sai Hin (Main Role)
32
Chow Sai Hin
Main Role
7.6
2002 Where the Legend Begins
Hong Kong Drama, 2002, 27 eps
Cho Chi Kin (Main Role)
27
Cho Chi Kin
Main Role
7.1
2001 On the Track or Off
Hong Kong Drama, 2001, 40 eps
Kam Yuen (Main Role)
40
Kam Yuen
Main Role
6.1
2000 Return of the Cuckoo
Hong Kong Drama, 2000, 20 eps
Si To Lai Sun (Main Role)
20
Si To Lai Sun
Main Role
8.0
1999 Ultra Protection
Hong Kong Drama, 1999, 20 eps
Kei Yin Jo (Main Role)
20
Kei Yin Jo
Main Role
4.6
1998 Healing Hands
Hong Kong Drama, 1998, 32 eps
Cheung Ka Yu / Joe (Support Role)
32
Cheung Ka Yu / Joe
Support Role
7.6
1998 The Duke of the Mount Deer 1998
Hong Kong Drama, 1998, 45 eps
Emperor Hong Hei (Main Role)
45
Emperor Hong Hei
Main Role
7.6
1997 File of Justice V
Hong Kong Drama, 1997, 45 eps
Chan Churk Yiu (Support Role)
45
Chan Churk Yiu
Support Role
7.7
1995 When a Man Loves a Woman
Hong Kong Drama, 1995, 13 eps
Au Yeung Kam / "Steven" (Main Role)
13
Au Yeung Kam / "Steven"
Main Role
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2014 Next Station I Love You
Chinese Movie, 2014,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
1996 Lost and Found
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.4
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