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Carmen Soo

Carmen Soo is a Malaysian-Chinese actress who starred in Malaysian and Filipino drama series. Born and raised in Malaysia of Chinese descent, she currently resides in Petaling Jaya, Selangor with her family. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management and can speak fluent Malay, Cantonese and English while also learning Tagalog to help her television acting career in the Philippines. She was part owner of a boutique named 'Kushi' located in Bangsar.

Ms. Soo began modelling at age 17 and moved to Hong Kong at age 20 to further her modelling career, which has brought her all over Asia, including Singapore. At 156 cm (just under 5'1") tall, her petite size is not conducive to catwalk modeling, hence most of her shoots tend to be print and television commercials. However, she has graced local magazines' covers such as New Man, V Mag, New Tide GLAM and Nu You. She is a spokesperson for international watch brand Longines along with Malaysian theatre personality Paula Malai Ali, and for Celcom with Singaporean singer JJ Lin. She is the Brand Ambassador of Uniqlo Malaysia.

Ms. Soo was an extra in the 1999 Jackie Chan movie entitled Gorgeous alongside Shu Qi, and later was in Aaron Kwok's musical special. In September 2008, she starred in an ABS-CBN (in collaboration with Malaysia's Double Vision) soap opera with Filipino actors Jericho Rosales, Cristine Reyes and Christopher de Leon in the teleserye "Kahit Isang Saglit" that was aired in Philippines and Malaysia, and worldwide by TFC. The drama series later earned an International Emmy Award nomination.

In September 2010, she performed opposite Christian Bautista in a four-part series of "Your Song"  entitled Beautiful Girl which was shot through Mid July and August between Malaysia and the Philippines. The next year, she returned to the Philippines for a month long series of TV5 short lived Sunday Afternoon Anthology. Ms. Soo is the first and only Malaysian actress to star in a Filipino TV show.

She was the lead actor in South East Asia's First 3D Film, The Hunter 3D, written and Directed by Bjarne Wong. she then went on to perform in HBO Asia film "Dead Mine" as Su-Ling based on the legend of Yamashita's Gold lures a treasure hunter and his group deep into the Indonesian jungle.

Ms. Soo can next be seen as Na in "Ghost Child." Starring actor Chen Han Wei will play Choon, a widower who experiences strange happenings in his household after he brings home Na, a mysterious woman from Indonesia, and announces that he intends to marry her. With a production budget of S$1 million and directed by Gilbert Chan, the film was due to be released in March 2013.

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