Fiona Xie to return to television screens after seven years

Former MediaCorp actress Fiona Xie at Nex shopping centre looking for contestants for the Ultimate Shirtless Guy competition on Sept 17, 2011.
Former MediaCorp actress Fiona Xie at Nex shopping centre looking for contestants for the Ultimate Shirtless Guy competition on Sept 17, 2011.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER FILE
Former MediaCorp actress Fiona Xie at the pre-launch event for the new Red Bull World concept store at Orchard Central shopping mall on Sept 20, 2012.
Former MediaCorp actress Fiona Xie at the pre-launch event for the new Red Bull World concept store at Orchard Central shopping mall on Sept 20, 2012.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER FILE
Actress Fiona Xie will be returning to the small screen after a seven-year hiatus.
Actress Fiona Xie will be returning to the small screen after a seven-year hiatus.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER FILE
 Fiona Xie running down Orchard Road during filming for the Channel 8 Drama The Champions in 2004.
Fiona Xie running down Orchard Road during filming for the Channel 8 Drama The Champions in 2004.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER FILE
Fiona Xie (left) running along Orchard Road for a TV drama shoot.
Fiona Xie (left) running along Orchard Road for a TV drama shoot.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
Television still: Fiona Xie, one of the hosts of Lodge With Me.
Television still: Fiona Xie, one of the hosts of Lodge With Me.PHOTO: MEDIACORP

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.