8 Facts Cynthia Koh (Xu Mei Zhen), Possibly 1 of the Best Actresses in S’pore


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Cynthia Koh, or Xu Mei Zhen, is a local actress who’s both skilled in her acting and has a pretty face plus hot body.

Many of us have been watching her shows since young and have seen her transformation over the years. Not only does her acting impress us over and over again, her youthful appearance has been a mystery to us.

Let’s reflect on her showbiz journey together, because actresses of yesterday are usually so much more talented than actresses of today #justsaying

Cynthia Koh is Already 45 Years Old and Will Turn 46 Years Old in 2020

Apart from her appearance which she does a really good job taking care of, she’s still the young lady acting in various roles ranging from good to evil. As such, the impression that’s left in our mind is the still the same Cynthia Koh we’ve been admiring since ages ago.

And she doesn’t seem to age. I mean, does this lady look anything above 40 to you?

No? Definitely no.

Cynthia Koh is Allegedly…Single

Wait, what?


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You’d have thought that she’s a spicy mother (辣妈), but no: the lady has never been married. In fact, she mentioned in a 2017 interview that she chose not to get married.

But who knows what’s next.

Cynthia Koh Debuted at the Young Age of 18

What were you doing when you were 18? For Cynthia, she was already on the small screen.

Just like many veteran actors, Cynthia enrolled in the then SBC acting course, and made his debut in 1992.

Cynthia Koh Won Her First Best Actress Award in 1999

Within a few years after debuting, Cynthia won the Best Actress Award in Star Awards 1999 with her role in Stepping Out. And it’s not just that: that role also earned her a nomination for Best Actress at the Asian Television Awards.

Now, remember: in 1999, she was mere 25 years old.

Cynthia Koh is the One of the First Singaporean Actresses to Shave her Head for a Role

Tell a YouTuber to do that today and he or she would most probably just reject the role.

But not Cynthia.

For her role in Stepping Out, she shaved her head without second thoughts even though she was still at a tender age where most ladies will never willingly chop off their hair.

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Cynthia Koh Once Delayed an Operation in Order to Film

Shaving her head bald is not enough to show her dedicate to her craft? Then read this.

While filming the 2011 drama Show Hand, Cynthia was diagnosed by her doctor to have two blood cysts in her ovaries and could not be pregnant naturally. To make sure that filming was not interrupted, the actress first sought alternatives to surgery.

She even filmed a super challenging suicide scene as the whole production team had not known about her condition. After the filming, she finally went through with the operation and has since recovered well.

Cynthia Koh Opened a Restaurant with Michelle Chong

In 2015, Cynthia started to venture in the F&B business with the opening of Mischief, which serves American street food, at the Esplanade. The food lover not only promotes her restaurant on social media, she even goes down to the shop to help sometimes. Try your luck to meet her in action!

Cynthia Koh Has a Business Selling Bach Flower Remedies

If you check out her Instagram profile, you’d see her promoting some remedy that you probably haven’t heard of before.

The actress is a Bach Flower Remedy practitioner and has a business that provides emotion relief though a workshop.

Wait, simi lai de?


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To simplify it, it’s akin to an upgraded version of meditation.

Oh, yes, unlike the restaurant, for this business, you most probably be able to see her in real life.

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