Labelled one of the "Ten Most Beautiful People" by Canada's TV Mag and voted "Sexiest Woman in the World" by Asian FHM magazine readers, Steph is quietly dismissive of these titles, preferring hard work and the recognition that comes from her performances

She has been nominated 6 times in three years;

(Gemini and Leo Awards, Canada)- Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Feature Film for ‘Everything’s Gone Green’. Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Dramatic Series for ‘Dragon Boys’. Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series for ‘j-Pod’. Best Performance by a Leading Actress for 'Dim Sum Funeral'. Best Performance by a Supporting Actress for 'The Thaw'.

Recent roles include the lead as a rookie cop in Canadian mini-series 'Blood and Water', to be released in 2015. In 2012, she played the damsel in distress to Steven Seagal and Steve Austin in action flick 'Maximum Conviction'. And the same year lent her voice to best-selling XBox and Playstation video game, 'Sleeping Dogs', alongside Lucy Liu, Tom Wilkinson and Emma Stone

She guest-starred on long-running TV series, 'Smallville', as DC Comics butt-kicker character, Roulette, in 2009. And she played female lead alongside Kevin Sorbo in sci-fi flick, 'Paradox'. She appeared with Jet Li and Jason Stathom in the action film 'War' in 2008.

She became author Douglas Coupland's muse, starring in his debut screenplay 'Everything's Gone Green' and TV series 'j-Pod' in 2007. Both are now multiple award-winning shows. And she learnt Cambodian from scratch in CBC's gritty 'Dragon Boys' in 2006

Her work ethic has had her named as one of the "Top ten people to watch out for" by Playback magazine- Canada’s leading film and entertainment rag. And Chatelain, the country's number one-selling magazine, plonked her on the cover and labelled her "The new face of Canadian film"

Quite a ride for the kid who attained a double degree in Journalism and Nursing to please her parents, and then decided to please herself by not using those skills

Her rise will be no surprise to Asian audiences. After starring in her debut film, 'The Long Lunch', released in 2003, Steph moved to Singapore and quickly starred in many English TV dramas, including 'Singapore Short Stories'- winner of Best Drama at the 2004 ATV Awards

In 2003, Steph set a new standard with her role in the sitcom 'Achar!'. The series was the breakout comedy of the year and went on to win second prize at the New York International Television Festival 2005 behind NBC’s 'Frasier'.

Knowing how hard it is to find and nurture great scripts, she is using what she has learnt working with the best people around the world, to help develop innovative projects for Island Films

But this time from the other side of the camera


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