Ms Teresa Mo Shun Kwan



Teresa Mo was born in Hong Kong, and her early television appearances for Rediffusion Television include variety shows and TV dramas starring opposite Leslie Cheung.

She made her film debut in What Price? Stardom (1977), after which she returned to television, playing the leading role of Lin Daiyu in Dream of the Red Chamber (1978), a sumptuous primetime drama by Commercial Television.

She joined Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) in the 1980s, starring in iconic TV dramas such as The Duke of Mount Deer (1984), Sword Stained with Royal Blood  (1985), The Yang’s Saga (1985) and The Justice of Life (1989). Returning to the cinema, she built an impressive body of work in the 1990s, earning fame for her distinctive humour in 92 Legendary La Rose Noire (1992) and Now You See Love, Now You Don’t (1992), which brought her two nominations for Best Supporting Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Her other well-known titles include All’s Well, Ends Well (1992), All’s Well, Ends Well Too (1993) and It’s a Wonderful Life (1994).

In 1994, she married famous art director/director Tony Au Ting Ping, and subsequently gave birth to two daughters, retreating from showbusiness in the late 1990s. She then migrated to Canada and returned to the big screen after the millennium, appearing in And I Hate You So (2000), which earned her nominations for Best Supporting Actress at both the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Golden Horse Awards. She also starred in Men Suddenly in Black (2003) and voiced the character of Dory for the Hong Kong release of the Hollywood animation film Finding Nemo (2003). 2 Young (2005) brought her more accolades, winning Best Supporting Actress at the 25th Hong Kong Film Awards and the 11th Golden Bauhinia Awards. She also scooped a Best Actress nomination at the Hong Kong Film Awards for Mr. Cinema (2007).

She joined TVB again in 2008, starring in sitcoms Off Pedder (2008) and Come Home Love: Dinner At 8 (2016). In 2018, she scooped Best Actress at the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards and the 58th Asian Film Awards for Tomorrow is Another Day. She recently opened a bakery shop after graduating from Le Cordon Bleu.