Youyi (actress)

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Iriana Halim
(Chinese: 林有懿; pinyin: Lín Yǒuyì)

(1980-10-11) 11 October 1980 (age 41)
Nationality Singaporean
Education Chung Cheng High School
Alma mater Temasek Junior College
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore University of Social Sciences
Occupation Actress, host
Years active 2005–present
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 有懿

Lin Youyi (born Iriana Halim; 11 October 1980), is a Singaporean television host, current affairs presenter, and an actress. She began her career as a radio DJ before being signed to Mediacorp as a television presenter in 2008, after which she went into acting and hosting on television programmes. Youyi was awarded the Best Current Affairs Presenter award for Good Morning Singapore at Star Awards 2012. She is currently one of the anchors for Hello Singapore on Mediacorp Channel 8.

Early life[edit]

Youyi was born in Hong Kong, raised in Taiwan and Singapore.[1] Her father is an Indonesian and her mother Vietnamese of Chinese descent.[1] Youyi has a sister, Julina Halim, a behavioural coach.[2]

Youyi spent her childhood in Taiwan (Taipei), where she completed her elementary studies.[citation needed] She had then relocated, spending her adolescent years in Singapore, where she completed her high school at Chung Cheng High School[citation needed] and tertiary education in Temasek Junior College,[citation needed] and eventually pursuing a bachelor's degree in accountancy at Nanyang Technological University in 2003.[2] In 2008, Youyi decided to pursue her second university degree in translation and interpretation at SIM University (now Singapore University of Social Sciences)[3] and was awarded the bronze award for academic excellence in "SPH Awards of Excellence".[citation needed]


2003 to 2008

Youyi had an interest in the radio industry, and signed up for the DJ Hunt audition organised by radio station YES 933 while in junior college. She came in as the first runner-up in the competition to Lim Peifen (currently a Radio DJ of YES 933), but decided to complete her university education after A' Levels.

In 2003, Youyi signed up for another radio DJ audition organised by JIA 883 before she graduated from Nanyang Technological University, and won a full-time contract as a presenter on radio at JIA 883. During her career in the radio industry, she hosted the morning and evening drive time programmes on radio, before veing invited to audition for a television presenter role in 2008.

2008 to present

Youyi made her television debut in 2008 on Mediacorp TV's Channel 8, as a current affairs presenter for Good Morning Singapore. She is currently one of the anchor hosts for Channel 8's evening prime time current affairs programme Hello Singapore. She pocketed her first TV award as the "Best Current Affairs Presenter" award at the Star Awards 2012. She was nominated for Best Info-Ed Programme Host at the Star Awards in 2014 and 2015.[4]

She has hosted live shows and events such as Community Chest TV Charity Shows in 2011, 2013 and 2014, and hosted Chingay Parade Singapore 5 times between 2013 and 2018. She is frequently hosts programmes on Channel 8 and Channel U, particularly travelogues, which has attained high viewership ratings on Channel U. She was one of the "Most Popular Female Artist" nominees in the Star Awards in 2016.[5]

Apart from hosting, Youyi was introduced into acting and was cast in various drama series, movies and even in stage plays between 2007 and 2016, when she was one of the female leads in Crescendo the Musical. She also played the role of "Xiu Zhen" in the 2016 drama series Hero.

In 2017, Youyi decided not to renew her full-time artist contract with MediaCorp, which ended in June that year, to assist her sister, Julina in her business.[6][7]

In addition to television and radio presentation, Youyi also presents a live video programme on Facebook, namely Youyi Live, where she interviews business owners and entrepreneurs, as well as other public personalities and celebrities.

Personal life[edit]

Youyi was married from 2013 to 2014,[8][9] the couple together both ran the now-defunct Outpost No 903 Gastrobar from May 2012 to December 2013.[3][10][11]



Year Title Role Network Notes Ref
2016 Hero
Wang Xiuzhen
Mediacorp Channel 8
The Gentlemen
Shen Yilin
If Only I Could
My First School
Kok Jingwen
Don't Worry, Be Healthy
Wu Jiaxin
2015 A Blessed Life
Chen Jiexi
118 Xie Limei
2014 Blessings
Ouyang Xuan
In The Name of Love
The Caregivers
Missy 先生
Zhang Xiuya


  • 2008: Good Morning Singapore 早安您好
  • 2011: ComChest TrueHearts 2011公益献爱心
  • 2012: Starry Starry Night 2012 美好的一天-第四届中国新加坡大型歌会
  • 2012: The Right One (TesTube实验室) 非你莫属
  • 2012: Smart @ Work 上班不留白
  • 2013: Hair Challenge 101 Series 8 护发动员101
  • 2013: Silver Carnival 5 银色嘉年华5
  • 2013: Smart @Work 2 上班不留白 2
  • 2013: Chingay 2013 妆艺大游行 2013
  • 2013: SPD Charity Show 2013 真情无障爱
  • 2014: Hello Singapore 狮城有约
  • 2014: ComChest Care & Share Charity Show 爱分享分享爱
  • 2014: Where to Stay 到底住哪里
  • 2014: Hair Challenge 101 Series 9 护发挑战101
  • 2014: Silver Carnival 6 银色嘉年华6
  • 2014: Silver Carnival 7 银色嘉年华7
  • 2014: Silver Carnival 8 银色嘉年华8
  • 2014: Star Awards 20 Walk of Fame 红星大奖20之星光大道
  • 2014: Small Steps Big Future 小脚印,大志向
  • 2014: Chingay 2014 妆艺大游行2014
  • 2014: Lunar New Year Eve Show Special 2014 骏马奔腾喜迎春
  • 2014: My Heartland Carnival 邻邻艺计划
  • 2015: Voice of China 4 中国好声音第四季新加坡招募总决赛
  • 2015: Silver Carnival 9 银色嘉年华 9
  • 2015: Silver Carnival 10 银色嘉年华 10
  • 2015: Hair Challenge 101 Series 10 护发挑战 101
  • 2015: Smart @Work 3 上班不留白
  • 2016: Chingay 2016 妆艺大游行2016
  • 2017: Let's Go Dating 我们去相亲
  • 2017: Chingay 2017 妆艺大游行2017


Year Title Role Notes Ref
2011 Heng or Huat
2014 Filial Party
  • Cameo
Ms J Contemplates Her Choice
  • Cameo


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Esplanade Hua Yi Festival Anniversary Game
2016 Crescendo the Musical
Irene Lin


Star Awards – Hosting Awards
Year Ceremony Category Nominated work Result
2010 16th Star Awards Ceremony Best News/Current Affairs Presenter Good Morning Singapore Nominated
2011 17th Star Awards Ceremony Best News/Current Affairs Presenter Good Morning Singapore Nominated
2012 18th Star Awards Ceremony Best News/Current Affairs Presenter Good Morning Singapore Won
2013 19th Star Awards Ceremony Best News/Current Affairs Presenter Good Morning Singapore Nominated
2014 20th Star Awards Ceremony Best Info-Ed Programme Host Smart @ Work Nominated
2015 21st Star Awards Ceremony Best Info-Ed Programme Host My HeARTland Carnival Nominated
21st Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 20
2016 22nd Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 20


  1. ^ a b "狮城有约". Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b "有懿+李心钰+冯伟衷自由价更高!". 优1周 - UWeekly. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b Li, Shiwei (March 2013). "Presenting A Host of Options" (PDF). Connecting UniSIM. No. 21. p. 5. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  4. ^ "The Journey: Tumultuous Times leads Star Awards 2015 nominations". TODAY. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Star Awards 2016: Most Popular Female and Male Artistes nominees list out". TODAY. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  6. ^ 洪铭铧, 文 / (23 May 2017). "有懿约满不续新传媒". 早报 (in Simplified Chinese). Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  7. ^ "有懿不与新传媒续约 协助姐姐拼事业". Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Youyi ends her 2-year marriage and wishes for simple love". 8 Days. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  9. ^ 洪铭铧, 文 / (25 January 2015). "有懿正在办离婚". 早报 (in Simplified Chinese). Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  10. ^ "Outpost No 903 Gastrobar - A good place to wind down after a long day [CLOSED]". Miss Tam Chiak. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Outpost 903 @ Bukit Timah Road". Alvinology. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2020.

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