A well-respected stage and television actress, Janice Koh has an Honours degree in Theatre Studies from the National University of Singapore and graduated from the University of London’s Goldsmith’s College with a Masters with Distinction in Theatre Administration.
On television, Janice is well known for her role as the ambitious lawyer Angela Ang on the Channel 5 legal drama The Pupil. Her performance earned her an Asian Television Awards 2010 nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. Other projects include Fighting Spiders and Chase for Channel 5 and the award-winning Singapore Short Story Project. More recently, she played the quirky mom of Amos Lee in OKTO’s The Dairy of Amos Lee.
On stage, Janice has played a diverse range of roles, from the precocious 12 year-old Morse in One Flea Spare to a seventy-year old in Toy Factory’s First Light. In 2003, she won the coveted DBS Life! Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance as Catherine in David Auburn's Proof and received a Life! Theatre Award Best Actress nomination in 2008 for her role in Ovidia Yu’s acclaimed play Hitting (On) Women. Recent theatre work include Alfian Sa’at’s sold-out play Cooling Off Day by Wild Rice, Tan Tarn How's critically acclaimed Fear of Writing,《我爱阿爱》 by The Theatre Practice, Poop by The Finger Players, which was nominated for the Life! Theatre Best Ensemble Award, The Crab Flower Club by Toy Factory, 120 and Diaspora by Theatreworks.
Internationally, Janice has toured with a number of productions to major venues and festivals in Europe and Asia, including The King Lear Project to the Kunsten Festival des Arts in Brussels and Theatrework’s Diaspora at the Edinburgh International Festival.
Janice spent over four years at the National Arts Council working in strategic planning and grant funding. In addtion to her acting work, she does corporate role-play training for major banks and companies. She is currently a Nominated Member of Parliament, with a special interest in the arts.