Vivian Lai Biography: Age, Education, Career

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Vivian Lai Yi-ling (born December 18, 1976) better known as Vivian Lai is a talented Taiwanese Singaporean actress, singer, and television host.

She began her acting career far back in 1987 at the age of 11. She has appeared in several films and television series.

Real Facts About Vivian

  • Full Name: Vivian Lai Yi-ling
  • Stage Name: Vivian Lai
  • Born: 18 December 1976
  • Age: 46 years old (2022)
  • Place of Birth: Taipei City, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Nationality: Taiwanese, Singaporean
  • Husband • Spouse: Alain Ong (m. 2001)
  • Children: Vera Lai, Ariel Lai
  • Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
  • Net Worth: N/A


Early Life & Education

Vivian Lai was born on December 18th, 1976. She is a Taiwanese national with Chinese ancestry. She is identified as Lŕiyílíng in Chinese.

According to reports, she migrated with her parents to Singapore while still in high school. She has a brother. She is fluent in both Mandarin and English.

Vivian Lai was raised with strong family ethics. Her father was a Confucian scholar, and her mother was a Buddhist. As a result, she was taught to cultivate virtues such as kindness, filial piety, and diligence.

Vivian Lai was also taught the importance of education. Her father believed that it was the key to success in life.

So, she worked hard in school and tried to live by those principles daily. She attended Singapore Polytechnic.


Vivian Lai began her acting career in Knotty Liaisons, where she received positive reviews. She eventually transitioned into hosting and has hosted a wide range of shows, from food reviews to travelogues.

She won her first professional award, Best Supporting Actress, at the Star Awards 2012 in 2012, after receiving numerous nominations for her role as a Chinese immigrant in Love Thy Neighbour.

Vivian Lai was named All-Time Favorite Artiste at the 2015 Star Awards after winning the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes award with Jeanette Aw in 2001, 2003-2004, and 2007-2014.


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