- Country of Residence
- Language Proficiency
English, Mandarin & Chinese dialects
- Dancing and singing, yoga, sketching
Irene Ang became a household name in Singapore (and some say Malaysia) as Rosie Phua in Singapore's longest running sitcom Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd and subsequently Phua Chu Kang Sdn Bhd, for which she was awarded Best Comedy Performance by an Actress at the Asian Television Awards.
As CEO of Singapore's first and largest Artiste Management Agency, FLY Entertainment Pte Ltd, Irene was nominated Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and honoree of Spirit of Enterprise and named Top 25 Most Powerful Businesswomen of 2008 by The Executive Magazine.
From the Mabel in I am Lobang King to Wan Choo in Beauty World and Guan Yim Mah in the V Conference, Irene’s affinity with the masses is evident when she was voted 8Days Readers' Poll's Favorite Comedian and Best Makeover Award.
Irene also created her own stand-up show The V Conference in 2007 and its subsequent yearly installments The Return of the V 2008, The Extraordinary V 2009 , The VLEE Conference 2010, and earned her the reputation of “one of the most engaging stand-up comedy shows of the year” by channelnewsasia.com! Irene also lent her genius to creating the inaugural Asian Camp Comedy Festival 06 & 08 which saw international acts convening in Singapore for the first time.
Constantly finding ways to give back to society, Irene has found her element in speaking to people of all ages and stature in society, including the Singapore Management University, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Fujitsu Asia, the Singapore Girls’ Home, National Library Board, MediaCorp Radio, MediaCorp Studios, CapitaLand, Prudential, SMRT, NTUC, ERA, Nestle and Hewlett Packard. Her ability to connect via sharing her stories to success is evident.
Irene made such an impact as a panel speaker at the Singapore Women's Congress in 2004 that they invited her back as the opening speaker in 2005. In that same year, Irene was also invited to speak at the Global Speakers Summit 2005, organized by International Federation for Professional Speakers and hosted by Asia Speakers Association of Singapore.
Irene has devoted her time to social causes by lending her voice as Ambassador to various social campaigns like Graciousness Campaign with Land Transport Authority, Voice of Kindness with Singapore’s Kindness Movement, It Starts Today Anti-Recession Campaign for Young Business Leaders as well as taking the seat of Creative Director behind the National Day Pledge Moment 2009.
In recognition of her passion and influence on various local communities, the National Heritage Board under the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts Singapore also invited Irene to serve as a Board Member and Member of the Media & Publicity Committee for a term of 2 years since Aug 2009, to be involved in various heritage and cultural projects. For her contribution to the arts and media industry in Singapore, Irene was also awarded ‘Greatest Women of Our Time 2010’ by Singapore Women’s Weekly Magazine.
From entrepreneur to entertainer, motivational speaker to stand-up comedian, creative director to model Singaporean, Irene proves that there are no limits to flying high in her svelte figure courtesy of Marie France Bodyline. Having worked her way up from her days as a wubbie, Irene is the quintessential success story – of someone who has reached her acme, and yet shows no signs of slowing down. She does not scale peaks, she creates them.
Since 2010, Irene was invited into sit on the board of The International Academy of Television Arts and Science, making her the first Singaporean actress in history as a member of the jury and join this elite group of international media superpowers. For her contribution to the film industry in Singapore, Irene was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award (Movies) at the Singapore Entertainment Awards 2011, organized by Singapore Press Holdings.
Fans from Singapore and Malaysia finally got to see their favorite family on the big screen with Phua Chu Kang the Movie in 2010. In 2011, Irene hits the big screens again with FLY Entertainment’s newest subsidiary company A.I Pictures’ first movie Perfect Rivals, where she also takes on the role as Executive Producer for the first time. 2013, she also acted in Singapore’s highest gross movie, Ah Boys To Men directed by Jack Neo, as a typical Singaporean Mummy.
She currently volunteers as a steering committee member and mentor for Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) start up Singapore, amongst other entrepreneurial organisation and charities. She is also the Artistic Advisory Board Member at Singapore Armed Forces Music and Drama Company (MDC) to help improve MDC performances as well as to recommend opportunities to expose and promote MDC talents locally and regionally as part of the talent development programme.
Irene is currently on MediaCorp Channel 5’s Spouse for House, as a “monster” Mother-in-law. This poster girl for over-achievement runs six burgeoning businesses while juggling a successful entertainment career.
Irene Ang is proudly represented by FLY Entertainment.