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Leanne Li Ya Nan


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Jan 2, 2008
Name: [FONT=&quot]李亞男[/FONT] / Li Ya Nan
English name: Leanne Li
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1984-Nov-25
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Nationality: Canadian
Height: 172cm
Weight: 54kg
Star sign: Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac: Rat
Family: Younger sister
TV Shows


  • Miss Chinese International: Winner (2005)
    • Miss Photogenic
    • Best Posture
  • Miss Chinese Vancouver: Winner (2004)


  • Education: University of British Columbia
  • Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Shanghainese
  • Hobbies: Drawing, playing flute, golf, swimming and graphic design
  • She grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Leanne's family originates from Shanghai, China who later immigrated to Canada when she was a child. The eldest of two girls, she was a second year fine arts student at the University of British Columbia before participating in the pageants at the age of 20.
At the age of 20, Leanne competed as contestant 10 in Miss Chinese Vancouver 2004 Pageant, taking the crown. She also took the titles of Miss Photogenic and Best Posture. As the winner this pageant, she represented the city of Vancouver at Miss Chinese International the following year.
In January, she arrived in Hong Kong to compete for the Miss Chinese International 2005 crown. Being considered just a favorite, she beat out bigger favorite, Fala Chen of New York for the title. Her performance received positive reviews, especially during the final interview portion.

After winning Miss Chinese International 2005, she gave up her studies in Vancouver and started her acting career at TVB. Due to her limited Cantonese, she was only able to host some shows on the TVB8 channel. Afterwards, she improved her Cantonese and now stars in TVB series. Her first series was "Love Guaranteed", playing an assistant of Melissa Ng's character, Hazel. She also had a role in the big production The Drive of Life. She played the role of Tavia Yeung's (Freeda in this series) best friend in the TVB series, The Building Blocks of Life.