Vietnamese actress, singer – Hoang Thuy Linh
Hoàng Thùy Linh is a Vietnamese actress, singer. Linh was born on August 11, 1988 in Vietnam. Thuy Linh is well known for her controversial sex tape, for which she has been compared to Paris Hilton.
Thuy Linh graduated from Hanoi’s College of Art in Actress major. Hoang Thuy Linh also join girlband Thien Than (Angels). During her teenage years, Hoang Thuy Linh was a presenter for HanoiTV’s gameshow for kids “Vui Cung HUGO”. She was a famous teenager, winning Hoa Hoc Tro’s ICON contest in 2006 and participated in many TV commercials & adverts as well as being on magazine covers for teenagers.
Hoang Thuy Linh’s first appearance as an actress was the role in Đường đời (Path of life) drama as a little girl named Thùy (2004, 25 episodes, Golden Award – Vietnam Drama Festival 2005). After that success, she was cast in two other dramas Trò đùa của số phận (Laugh of destiny) (2005, 18 episodes) filmed by Director Huy Thuần, and her Lan role in Đi về phía mặt trời (Journey to the Sun)(2006, 29 episodes) of Director Lưu Trọng Ninh.
In 2006, Hoang Thuy Linh started studying at the Department of TV director – Vietnam Acting and Film College and graduated in 2009.
In 2007 Hoang Thuy Linh was cast for a leading role in the second season of an interactive television program – “Vang Anh’s Diary” originally known as Nhật ký Vàng Anh – a well received sitcom due to its educational inspirations to Vietnamese youth.
In September 2007, a video of Hoang Thuy Linh having sexual intercouse with her boyfriend (known as Viet “dart”) was leaked online. The video first hit YouTube and was quickly removed, but then it found its way onto the Vietnamese forums. The video spread widely throughout the nation and was the biggest scandal ever in the Vietnamese entertainment industry. The scandal caused an outcry domestically and internationally with the outstanding involvement of the media from the UK and the US. The incident was also mentioned by Perez Hilton on his blog. The affair generated public debates in many ways, the teenage youth called for a sympathetic tolerance to Hoang Thuy Linh while adults, as parents in particular, heavily criticized and even informally demanded from her an official apology for indirectly putting the end to an education oriented TV program of Vietnam’s youth.
On September 14, 2007, producers of “Vang Anh’s Diary” announced the cancellation of the show with the last episode was a pre-recorded talkshow with Thuy Linh where she publicly apologized for the video. VTV later was heavily criticised for this show.
After the scandal, Hoang Thuy Linh went low-profile for a year and then she returned to the scene in 2010 with the self titled debut album “Hoang Thuy Linh – Vol.1″. Though the album received very little promotion, it still managed to gain much success with many critics who praised her singing ability and the album’s quality.
In May 2011, Hoang Thuy Linh released her sophomore album entitled “Dung Voi Vang” (No Hurry). Similar to her debut album, many critics praised her singing ability and the album’s production.
Both albums have the Pop, Dance-Pop style.