Sonija Kwok

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Sonija Kwok
Kwok Sonija @ HK Victoria Park Lunar New Year Fair 2009.jpg
Sonija Kwok at Victoria Park, Hong Kong, 2009
Chinese name郭羨妮
PinyinGuō Xiànnī (Mandarin)
JyutpingGwok Sin Nei (Cantonese)
OriginHong Kong
Born(1974-07-22) 22 July 1974 (age 39)
Hong Kong
OccupationActress
Spouse(s)Zhu Shaojie (m. 2011- )
Official Websitehttp://weibo.com/1734818644
 
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Sonija Kwok
Kwok Sonija @ HK Victoria Park Lunar New Year Fair 2009.jpg
Sonija Kwok at Victoria Park, Hong Kong, 2009
Chinese name郭羨妮
PinyinGuō Xiànnī (Mandarin)
JyutpingGwok Sin Nei (Cantonese)
OriginHong Kong
Born(1974-07-22) 22 July 1974 (age 39)
Hong Kong
OccupationActress
Spouse(s)Zhu Shaojie (m. 2011- )
Official Websitehttp://weibo.com/1734818644

Sonija Kwok (Chinese: 郭羨妮, born 22 July 1974) is a Hong Kong actress, currently working for TVB.

She was born in Hong Kong and is of mixed 3/4 Cantonese and 1/4 English parentage. Kwok immigrated to Vancouver, Canada from Hong Kong. She initially attended the University of British Columbia, but she transferred to Simon Fraser University and completed her BBA with a major in Psychology. After graduating from university, she became a Cathay Pacific flight attendant.

Pageant career[edit]

After a short stint as a flight attendant, she returned to Hong Kong in 1999 and competed in the Miss Hong Kong 1999 pageant. Before the semi-finals, she was a favourite for the crown because of her looks. In the semi-finals, she took the Miss Photogenic award. After winning that award, she became a huge favorite for the crown; for the Miss Hong Kong pageant contests of 1996 to 2001, all winners of the pageant had also won the Miss Photogenic award. Ultimately, she won the title of Miss Hong Kong in July 1999. She also managed to grab two other awards: Miss International Goodwill and Miss Intelligence. Coincidentally, the winners of the Miss Hong Kong pageant 1997-2000 hailed from Vancouver, Canada.

After winning the Miss Hong Kong title, she participated in many TVB events. In February 2000, she represented Hong Kong at the Miss Chinese International 2000 pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. She won and was crowned and had also won two other awards. She is considered one of the most successful Miss Hong Kong and Miss Chinese International winners, especially since she is the only Miss Hong Kong representative to win the Miss Chinese International pageant since Hong Kong's Michelle Reis took the crown in the pageant's inaugural year in 1988. After her success in both pageants, she represented Hong Kong at the Miss Universe 2000 pageant. Unfortunately, she did not managed to enter the top ten in that pageant which was held in Cyprus. However, she did make some impact, for instance, by making the top ten of the Miss Photogenic polls and being featured in the front image of the Miss Universe website. Kwok, as of now, is the last representative from Hong Kong to enter the Miss Universe beauty pageant.

Today, she is filming TV series for TVB and continues to star in many TV shows, series, commercials, and entertainment functions, as well as being a spokeswoman for many beauty and other commercial products in Hong Kong. She is also filming TV series in mainland China.

Assaulted by her maid[edit]

On 24 March 2009, Kwok was attacked by her maid, who bit her arm, pulled her hair and held a knife to her neck. This followed Kwok's reporting to the police of an earlier incident in which the maid, apparently distraught over the break-up of a relationship, held a knife to her own throat and was calmed by Kwok. The helper was subsequently held in a mental hospital.[1]

Personal[edit]

Kwok married Chinese martial arts choreographer Zhu Shaojie (朱少杰) in Guam in 2011. The pair met in a film shoot in China a year earlier.

She has been linked to other TVB stars in the past including Deric Wan and Steven Ma.

Awards[edit]

Miss Hong Kong 1999
Miss Photogenic, Miss Intelligence, Miss International Goodwill, Winner.
Miss Chinese International 2000
Winner, Miss Internet Popularity, and Miss Vegas Gorgeous.
Starhub TVB Awards 2010
My Favourite TVB Female Character 2009: Ying Jing-Jing 邢晶晶.

Filmography[edit]

Television dramas[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001A Step Into the PastKam Ching / Chun Ching
Law EnforcersCheng Wai-lingEpisode 1
2002Fight for Love (TV series)Ying Choi-yeeWarehoused, direct-to-DVD
Where the Legend BeginsKwok Huen
Family ManBobo Ko Po-yee
Love and AgainSuen Siu-yuet
2003Perish in the Name of LovePrincess Chiu-yan (Chu Fai-lan)
The Legend of LoveChik-nui
The Driving PowerNganEpisode 20
2004The Last BreakthroughHong Kiu
Angels of MissionChief Inspector Sam Sung Lok-kei
2005Hidden TreasuresYuki Cheuk Lam
2006Lethal Weapons of Love and PassionKan Bing-wan
Vaganbond VigilanteWan Chi-loWarehoused; released on DVD
Au Revoir ShanghaiTong YanWarehoused; released on DVD
Land of WealthBaba Hayee Ko-wahNominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 20)
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character (Top 20)
2006–07The ConquestXishi
2007On the First BeatInspector Winnie Yuen Wai-neiNominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 20)
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character (Top 20)
2008D.I.E.Inspector Ying Jing-jingNominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 5)
Pages of TreasuresYuen Wai-chung
8 AvatarBai Mudan
2009D.I.E. AgainInspector Ying Jing-jingStarHub TVB Award for My Favourite Female TVB Character
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 15)
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character (Top 15)
ICAC Investigators 2009Fong Chi-chuenEpisode: "Nail House"
2010When Lanes MergeCheung Hiu-man
20117 Days in LifeChristy Wong Ka-yuNominated — TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character (Top 15)
PalaceConsort Xi
2012Palace IIHerselfEpisode 35
L'EscargotSze Long-kiu
The Greatness of a HeroCho YuetPreviously warehoused; released on DVD in 2009
Ma Gu Xian ShouQueen Motherpost-production
Minguo Enchou LuTBApost-production
Luan Shi JiarenTBApost-production
The Day of DaysTang Ya Yuanairing on TVB in January 2013

Films[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001The CheatersMichelle Lui
The Replacement SuspectsVivian Leeaka The Replacement Suspect
2002Fighting to SurviveSnooker / Lingaka Bodyguard Of The Neighbourhood
2004Hot Cop in the CityJudy Chu Jing
Unbearable Heightsaka Unbearable Height
2006Wo HuElaineaka Operation Undercover
aka Undercover Tiger
2007Happy BirthdayYan
2011The Sorcerer and the White SnakeBu Mingaka Madame White Snake

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sonija Kwok attacked by maid, Yeinjee's Asian Journal, 25 Mar 09

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Anne Heung
Miss Hong Kong
1999
Succeeded by
Vivian Lau
Preceded by
Michelle Ye
Miss Chinese International
2000
Succeeded by
Bernice Liu