SINGAPORE - Actress Fiona Xie will be returning to the small screen after a seven-year hiatus.
Shooting to fame after her first role in 2001 TV comedy My Genie, she was once part of MediaCorp's stable of Seven Princesses.
Back then, she was one of the most popular actresses on Channel 8 along with Felicia Chin, Jeanette Aw, Rui En, Dawn Yeoh, Jesseca Liu and Joanne Peh.
She has also hosted and starred in movies including One Leg Kicking and Rule #1.
Now, the 34-year-old is returning to English drama and will play a psychiatrist in Channel 5's Left Behind, reports say.
Her departure in 2009 stirred up some controversy as she dropped out of a drama, Together, days before filming was to start.
Months later, she confirmed that she was on a "sabbatical". Reports said that she left to join her Australian-American boyfriend whom she broke up with in 2011.
She has reportedly dabbled in photography, property and commodity markets, art and fashion classes in Hong Kong and New York.
Her last high-profile role was in 2011, when she was the lead in Malaysian singer-actor Aniu's movie The Golden Couple.
She played a rich girl and the rival-turned-lover of Taiwanese actor Mike He.