Since we are on the topic of videos in Vietnam, I thought we should take a break and highlight an actress here.
This is Ngô Thanh Vân, or Ngo Thanh Van, one of the most successful TV and movie actress from Vietnam.
Ngo was born on February 26, 1979 in Tr Vinh, Vietnam. When she was 10, she gone to live in Norway with her family, but later relocated to Vietnam to pursue an entertainment career.
In 1999, Ngo returned to Vietnam where she participated in a beauty pageant organized by playboy magazine Women’s World, and finished as second runner-up. After that, she launched her modeling career in Vietnam as a model for magazines, calendars, and fashion collections. Soon after, she’d her first acting role on the small screen in Huong De, little TV series on HTV Channel.
In 2002, Ngo transitioned into the music activity scene as a pop-dance singer by the producer Quoc Bao. She recorded the duet album called Vuon Tinh Nhan or Lovers’ Garden, with established singer Tuan Hung.
One year later, again with some help from producer Quoc Bao, Ngo released her debut solo album, The Gioi Tro Choi (Play World), on February 25. This album was a power pop-dance LP with the theme “NTV Virus”. Two music videos were filmed for your album; “The Gioi Tro Choi” & “Ngay Tuoi Sang”, a cover version of jtL’s “A Better Day”, which was directed by Jackie Chen. These two videos were the first Vietnamese music videos to feature professional special effects and are listed among the more costly Vietnamese music videos to date.
In 2004, Ngo followed up along with her second album, Bi An Vang Trang aka Mystery for the Moon, which featured a moon theme, on March 15th. Three videos were released from this album: “Bi An Vang Trang”, the cheerleader-themed “Vuon Toi tam Cao (Reach for the Sky)”, and the ballad “Khi Nao Em Buon (Whenever I’m Sad)”, which was later covered by a lot of artists including Mat Ngoc, Minh Thuan and Thanh Thao.
In 2004, Ngo made her first international appearance in Rouge, a 13-part late night television series aired on AZN Television. ‘Rouge’ was produced by MTV Asia & MediaCorp Singapore and was broadcast widely in Asia and Research. For the remainder on the year, Ngo was busy with the promotional campaign for Rouge throughout Asia and film of her third recording. She was chosen as the widely accepted actress in Rouge on the MTV Asia website.
On September 5, 2005, My Way, Ngo’s third album, was already released. This album was produced by Ngo herself and featured a collaboration with a small group of producers called Dreams. My Way featured multiple genres, from alternative rock to pop, R&B, and beats. She remixed the famous Trinh Cong Son song “Quynh Huong”.
After My Way, Ngo engaged herself further in acting, with many starring roles in films such as Saigon Love Story by Ringo Le, 2 In 1 by Dao Duy Phuc, and the Rebel by Charlie Nguyen Chanh Truc with Johnny Tri Nguyen, the latter becoming (at that point) Vietnam’s highest grossing film of in history. Ngo’s performance was highly praised by both critics and the public, and she was nominated for “Best Actress” in the ‘Canh Dieu Vang’ awards (Vietnam’s Oscars) for the second time. In the spring of 2007, Ngo also starred in brand name new thriller called Ngoi Nha Bi An (Haunted Manor), which premiered in Vietnamese cinemas in November the year 2007. That December, Ngo was awarded the “Best Actress” prize at the 15th Vietnam Film Party.
In autumn 2006, after a 2-month break in America, Ngo returned to Vietnam, and started recording her 4th album which she promised would surely be a dance anthem record. On October 2006, Ngo premiered one of her new songs “I Won’t Stop Loving You,” a new collaboration with Quc Bo, on closing episode of 21st Century Woman on VTV. But due to heavy promotion for The Rebel, the album release was pushed back to the summer of 3 years ago. In May 2007, Ngo announced that the fourth album title would be Studio 68 and claimed that 68 was her lucky quanity. She released Studio 68 on January 10, 2008.
In 2006, Ngo signed a contract to can be found in the long-running music and comedy show Van Son, produced by Van Son Entertainment, a different Vietnamese music production company. She has since appeared each Van Son DVD release to night out.
During preliminary months of 2008, Ngo began fixing her next album Nuoc Mat Thien Than maybe the Tears of Angel, while Studio 68 was awarded “Most Creative Album” within a monthly “Album Vang” treasure.
2009 saw Ngo a lot more starring beside Johnny Tr Nguyn from a Chanh Phuong action movie Clash. She also opened her own talent agency called VAA.
In 2010, Ngo competed as a contestant each morning Vietnamese version of Dancing with the stars. She finished when compared to the victor for season anyone. After winning, Ngo revealed she would go back music in the year 2011. In Autumn, she embarked on a national promotional tour.
In December 2010, after 2 years training, NTV presented the first act of her agency, a five-piece boy-band called 365.
In 2011, Ngo was busy the particular promotion of 365 (a pop boy band she managed), as well as other commercial contracts. She also played the leading role in the thriller Ngoi Nha Trong Hem, or, the House In The Alley. The movie premiered nationwide in February 2012.