Ivan Heng

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Ivan Heng (Chinese: 王愛仁,; pinyin: Wáng Àirén; born 1963) is a Peranakan- -Hokkien-Chinese-Singaporean stage actor and director. He is the founding artistic director of W!LD RICE, a theatre company in Singapore. Ivan Heng is the first male Singaporean actor to break into English-speaking roles in Hollywood films, the first female actress from Singapore being Lydia Look who played a Fuzhou actress in a Jackie Chan Hollywood film. Ivan was educated at Anglo-Chinese School and Temasek Junior College. Ivan Heng was a qualified lawyer until the acting bug sent him to win various theatre awards in Edinburgh, London, Canada and finally Hollywood, where he launched his professional film career in French director, Luc Besson's movie, The Fifth Element, starring Milla Jovovich. A theatre director, actor, playwright and designer, Ivan Heng’s productions are concerned with identity, migration and gender and sexual politics within intercultural contexts.
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