After her career-defining lead performance in box office hit Anita , Louise Wong’s overnight fame was already well established. The first-time actor made an incredible impression playing the much-beloved late Cantopop diva Anita Mui . So well, in fact, that she was one of the celebrities – alongside Louis Koo, Kenny Wong, Anson Chan, and many more famous faces – called on to make a hidden comedic cameo in a version of last year’s smash Table for Six. That romcom went on to become the third highest-grossing movie produced in Hong Kong. Now it seems everything she touches turns to gold. If you haven’t heard, the fashion darling’s most recent project, A Guilty Conscience, has become the highest-grossing movie in Hong Kong’s cinematic history. Oh, and it also topped the box office chart in mainland China, too. The courtroom drama was only Wong’s second leading role – but notably also her second time working with fellow newbie Jack Ng Wai-lun. The first-time director of A Guilty Conscience also co-wrote 2021’s Anita . A sought-after model, a mother and now a beloved actress who can also sing ... here’s what you need to know about the multi-talented star. ‘Cantopop Queen’ Sammi Cheng’s most iconic looks, from Valentino to Chanel She had a humble childhood The 32-year-old actress has shared in interviews that her childhood was not, surprise, surprise, as glamorous as her life is now. Raised by her single mother, Wong began working part-time at the age of 14 to support her mum and her younger brother, and even financed her interest in fashion design by paying for her tuition fees herself. During promotional interviews for Anita , Wong compared her childhood with Mui’s harsh upbringing. “While our childhoods are similarly humble, hers is much harsher as she worked since the age of four to support her family. People from my generation are more lucky,” she said in a 2021 interview with the Post. She’s a huge fashionista Rather than the screen, Wong originally aspired to be a fashion designer. But it was during her studies that a peer recognised potential in Wong’s ability as a model and encouraged her to move in front of the camera herself and participate in the Elite Model Look competition. The competition is one of the most prestigious international modelling contests that has launched the likes of Cindy Crawford, Gisele Bündchen and Stephanie Seymour. 7 ways Bling Empire star Deborah Hung did ‘Barbiecore’ in luxurious style Wong was only 16 when she won the Asia-Pacific regional competition, and until now remains the only model from Hong Kong to earn this achievement. After taking home the crown, Wong’s career officially took off and not only has she graced the covers of almost every fashion magazine in Hong Kong, but she’s also an international favourite that has worked with major fashion houses such as Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton and Gucci . Wong’s acting is widely praised Wong was one of a reported 3,000 actresses who auditioned for the role of Mui in Anita. Not only was it a surprise for such a high-profile role to go to an unknown, but Wong was widely praised for her portrayal, earning the best new performer award and a best actress nomination at the 40th Hong Kong Film Awards. In A Guilty Conscience , Wong plays the role of Jolene Tsang, an innocent woman who becomes the victim of a mishandled court case. While Wong is acting alongside seasoned pros such as Dayo Wong, the former model doesn’t just hold her own, but shines. She wants to give her daughter a proper childhood The Table for Six actress was 24 when she gave birth to her daughter, Affa, who she shares with her ex-boyfriend, as per Hong Kong media. While Affa makes occasional appearances on her mother’s Instagram account, Wong has said she draws the line there despite receiving multiple lucrative offers to sign Affa to a talent agency. Where does Chow Yun-fat eat in Hong Kong? From egg tarts to Lamma seafood “I think children should have a childhood. I don’t want her to work,” Wong said in an interview with Hong Kong media. She is married to singer-songwriter and actor Sheldon Lo According to reports, Wong first met Sheldon Lo in 2016. The Australian-born performer is most well known for placing first in the TVB8 International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship in 2012. He was also a contestant in season two of The Voice Hong Kong – where he came in third. Currently, he is a member of pop-rock band Harbor Homme. Wong has said that initially the two had very little in common and she did not understand his sense of humour but despite it all, the couple made it work and tied the knot in 2020. Marrying Wong was a big step for Lo who was now not only a husband but a father to Affa. “Whenever you are trying to teach your kid something, you are also teaching yourself,” he said in an interview with a Hong Kong publication. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .