Olivia Cheng (born Edmonton, Alberta; 14 Feb, 1960) is a Canadian actress, former correspondent for Entertainment tonight Canada, broadcast journalist and a videographer for Global TV LethbridgeEarly Life (Childhood)
At the age of six, Olivia enrolled in her first acting class. She booked her first local commercial when she was 19. She is also known for her sporty image as she was high jump champion in secondary school.Interesting Facts
Olivia appeared as the cover model of the first issue of Playboy magazine's Hong Kong edition. The pictures filmed by Kevin Orpin in Boracay, later appeared as a large format book.Personal Life
After completing her high school, Olivia attended the University of Alberta where she earned a scholarship and early admittance to its commerce program.Achievement
Olivia was crowned with 1979 Miss Hong Kong Pageant and was also elected "Miss Photogenic." She represented Hong Kong in Miss Universe 1979 in Perth, Western Australia.Rumor
Olivia made a controversy when she joined ATV immediately after crowning her successor in 1980, so TVB decided to sign 1.5-year contracts with all Miss Hong Kong winners so that they had to stay with TVB for at least 6 months.
Olivia Sonya Cheng known simply as Olivia Cheng is a famous Canadian actress.
Olivia was born in Edmonton, Alberta. The daughter of Cantonese-speaking immigrant, she is the co-founder of One Asian, group that supports the education and empowerment of women of Asian heritage.
Olivia started acting at a very tender age of six when she was enrolled in her first acting class. The talented actress bagged her first commercial ate a young age of 19.
Olivia attended University of Alberta after the completion of her high school. She held a scholarship there but could not get the happiness and satisfaction she desired, so she left the university, and got herself enrolled at NAIT’s Radio and Television Arts program the next year. Her enrolment led her to a successful career in the field of media.
After completing her education, this charming lady joined Global TV Lethbridge as a videographer. She later moved back to her birthplace to work as a broadcast and print journalist. Olivia went on to work as a correspondent for ET Canada. While working there, she was hit with a realization that she wanted to be interviewed on the other side of the interview.
Her dream of becoming an actress came true when a team of AMC came to Alberta who was launching its original content division with a Walter Hill-helmed mini-series. The team was searching for five Chinese actresses and were willing to audition non-professionals as well. Executive producer Robert Duvall was impressed by Olivia’s performance in the audition and she was called back. She was then cast in Broken Trail, the TV show which was the nominee of 16 Primetime Emmy Awards and winner of 4, including the Emmy for Outstanding Mini Series.
After the milestone role of her career, Olivia worked on variety of TV shows including Supernatural and Eureka, The 4400 and as Linda Park in the TV series Arrow.
Her long list of success does not end here as she has been cast in Netflix’s new series Marco Polo. She plays Mei Lin, a concubine and assassin and the sister of Jia Sidao in the lavish and most expensive TV series based on Marco Polo’s journey from his home in Venice to the court of Kublai Khan.