Karena Lam

Karena Lam

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  • First Name: Karena
  • Family Name: Lam
  • Native name: 林嘉欣
  • Also Known as: Kar Yan Lam
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: August 17, 1978
  • Age: 41

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Karena Lam

Karena Lam

  • Name: Karena Lam
  • Native name: 林嘉欣
  • Also Known as: Kar Yan Lam
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: August 17, 1978
  • Age: 41
Karena Lam (Chinese language: 林嘉欣; Cantonese: Làm Gāyān; pinyin: Lín Jiāxīn; born 17 August 1978) is a Hong Kong based award-winning actress and singer, born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.



Her father is from Hong Kong, while her mother is from Taiwan.[1]



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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Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2019 The White Storm 2: Drug Lords
Hong Kong Movie, 2019,
Man Fung (Support Role)
Man Fung
Support Role
8.3
2019 Integrity
Hong Kong Movie, 2019,
Kong Suet Yee (Main Role)
Kong Suet Yee
Main Role
6.1
2017 The Liquidator
Chinese Movie, 2017,
Wei Wei (Support Role)
Wei Wei
Support Role
7.5
2015 Zinnia Flower
Taiwanese Movie, 2015,
Ming (Main Role)
Ming
Main Role
5.8
2015 Dragon Blade
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Karena (Support Role)
Karena
Support Role
7.6
2010 Don Quixote
Chinese Movie, 2010,
Sang Cui Hua (Dulcinea) (Main Role)
Sang Cui Hua (Dulcinea)
Main Role
0.0
2009 Claustrophobia
Hong Kong Movie, 2009,
Pearl (Main Role)
Pearl
Main Role
5.4
2008 Fit Lover
Chinese Movie, 2008,
Nie Bing (Main Role)
Nie Bing
Main Role
3.1
2008 Candy Rain
Taiwanese Movie, 2008,
Ricky (Main Role)
Ricky
Main Role
6.5
2008 Happy Funeral
Hong Kong Movie, 2008,
Karena (Support Role)
Karena
Support Role
7.2
2007 Anna & Anna
Hong Kong Movie, 2007,
Anna/Si Yu (Main Role)
Anna/Si Yu
Main Role
4.3
2006 Silk
Taiwanese Movie, 2006,
Wei (Support Role)
Wei
Support Role
6.9
2005 Home Sweet Home
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
Yim Hung (Main Role)
Yim Hung
Main Role
8.0
2005 Mob Sister
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
Nova (Main Role)
Nova
Main Role
6.3
2005 It Had to Be You!
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
Jill (Main Role)
Jill
Main Role
8.0
2004 Super Model
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
Karena (Main Role)
Karena
Main Role
6.8
2004 Koma
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
Suen Ling (Main Role)
Suen Ling
Main Role
6.9
2003 The Floating Landscape
Hong Kong Movie, 2003,
Maan (Main Role)
Maan
Main Role
0.0
2002 Inner Senses
Hong Kong Movie, 2002,
Cheung Yan (Main Role)
Cheung Yan
Main Role
6.8
2001 July Rhapsody
Hong Kong Movie, 2001,
Choy-Lam (Support Role)
Choy-Lam
Support Role
6.7
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2017 Keep Running: Season 5
Chinese TV Show, 2017, 13 eps
(Ep. 9) (Guest)
13
(Ep. 9)
Guest
9.2
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