Ms Peh Wei Siew Joanne
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
B.Comm.Studies / Class of 2006
Leading light of the local entertainment scene
In recognition of her achievement in reaching the pinnacle of the local entertainment industry, Nanyang Technological University is proud to present Ms Peh Wei Siew Joanne with the Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award.
One of the leading lights in local broadcaster MediaCorp’s stable of artistes, Ms Peh was still an undergraduate when she became a celebrity. She shot to fame after charming the audience – and talent-spotters – with her eloquence and fresh-faced beauty during the finals of the Miss Singapore Universe 2002 pageant, where she won the titles of Miss Elegance and Miss Personality.
Having signed up with MediaCorp, the newcomer was soon receiving accolades for her performances on Channel 8, taking home the Most Popular Newcomer award and the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes award at the Star Awards 2004, an annual award ceremony for TV personalities. The awards – earned as she ably juggled studies with her budding acting career – proved to be the first of many Star Awards for the actress, who joined MediaCorp full-time after her graduation. Ms Peh was also awarded the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2006.
One of Ms Peh’s defining performances, as the kindhearted but unfortunate Yuzhu in the hit The Little Nyonya, saw her win her first Best Actress award in 2009. She clinched another Best Actress in 2012 and has won the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes award nine times. This year, she achieved the rare feat of being nominated for both the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, and won in the latter category for her role in The Journey: Tumultuous Times, the second-season of a nation-building trilogy. A capable host too, Ms Peh’s trophy haul includes the Best Info-ed Programme Host Award from the Star Awards 2011.
In 2004, Ms Peh made the successful transition from the small screen to the silver screen, scoring a role in Jack Neo’s movie The Best Bet. She followed this up with an appearance in the 2011 festive hit It's A Great Great World. Most recently, she played the lead role in the S$2.8 million production 1965, a tribute to Singapore’s Golden Jubilee.
Her popularity makes her a leading choice for celebrity endorsements – she has lent her image to a myriad of brands like Lux, Jetstar, and Panasonic. Ms Peh is effectively bilingual and her appeal as a brainy beauty also meant she was a natural choice to host a road show promoting the Singapore Exchange real-time investing competition StockWhiz.
Ms Peh actively participated in campus activities as an undergraduate – she was a member of the SCI Committee and Cultural Activities Club.
传播学士 / 2006年毕业班
这位深入民心的女主角也是广告商宠儿，知名品牌如Lux 丽士、捷星廉价航空、松下电器，均找她代言。也因其“智慧型美女”气质鲜明，再加上精通双语，让白小姐成了新加坡股票交易所主板的StockWhiz 买卖股票投资大赛理所当然的主持人选。