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Ngô Thanh Vân


Ngô Thanh Vân is a Vietnamese actress, singer and model who is best known as Veronica Ngo or her initials NTV. When she was 10, she moved to Norway with her family but later relocated to Vietnam where she participated in a beauty pageant organized by "Women's World" magazine where she finished second runner-up. After that, she launched her modelling career in Vietnam as a model for magazines, calendars, and fashion collections. Soon after, she had her first acting role on the small screen in "Huong De" on HTV Channel.

In 2002, Ms. Ngô transitioned into the music scene as a pop-dance singer with the help of producer Quoc Bao. She recorded the duet album called "Vuon Tinh Nhan" (Lovers' Garden) with established singer Tuan Hung. In 2004, she followed up with her second album "Bi An Vang Trang" (Mystery of the Moon), which featured a moon theme. 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 many artists including Mat Ngoc, Minh Thuan and Thanh Thảo.

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In 2004, Ms. Ngô made her first international appearance in "Rouge," a 13-part late night television series aired on AZN Television. It was produced by MTV Asia & MediaCorp Singapore and was broadcast widely in Asia and Australia. Her third album "My Way" was released in 2005. This album was produced by herself and featured a collaboration with a group of producers called The Dreams. The album featured multiple genres, from alternative rock to pop, R&B, and hip hop. She remixed the famous Trịnh Công Sơn song "Quynh Huong."

She starred 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 Trí Nguyễn, the latter becoming (at that point) Vietnam's highest grossing film of all time. She was nominated for "Best Actress" at the 'Canh Dieu Vang' awards (Vietnam's Oscars) for the second time. In the spring of 2007, Ms. Ngô also starred in a thriller "Ngoi Nha Bi An" (Haunted Manor) in 2007. She was awarded the "Best Actress" at the 15th Vietnam Film Festival in that same year.

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In autumn 2006, after a two-month break in the U.S., Ms. Ngô returned to Vietnam, and started recording her fourth album which she promised would be a dance anthem record. She released "Studio 68" on January 10, 2008. She signed a contract to appear in the long-running music and comedy show "Van Son," produced by Van Son Entertainment, an overseas Vietnamese music production company. During the first months of 2008, she began working on her next album "Nuoc Mat Thien Than" (Tears of Angel), while Studio 68 was awarded "Most Creative Album" in a monthly "Album Vang" prize.

Ms. Ngô once again starring beside Johnny Trí Nguyễn in a Chanh Phuong action movie "Clash" in 2009. The following year, she competed as a contestant in the Vietnamese version of "Dancing With The Stars," where she won season one. In 2011, she was busy with the promotion of 365 (a pop boyband she managed), and various commercial contracts. She also played the leading role in the thriller "Ngoi Nha Trong Hem" (House In The Alley) in 2012.

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