Terence Cao Biography: Wife, Movies, Age, Net Worth, Instagram, Girlfriend, Child

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Terence Cao Guohui (born October 6, 1967), better addressed as Terence Cao, is a prominent Singaporean actor and successful businessman. He has received acclaim for his remarkable performances in several Channel 8 television drama series. 

His significant roles include Fatal EndearmentThe Reunion, C.L.I.F., and HeroTerence Cao has been in several telemovies and films in addition to his television career. 

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Terence Cao Guohui
Stage Name: Terence Cao
Born: 6 October 1967 (age 56 years old)
Place of Birth: Singapore
Nationality: Singaporean
Education: N/A
Height: 1.78 m
Parents: Lucy Tan
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Not Married
Girlfriend • Partner: Dawn Yeoh (rum.)
Children: Shi En
Occupation: Actor • Businessman
Net Worth: $5 million

Early Life & Education

Terence Cao, a Singaporean on-screen prodigy, was born in Singapore on October 6, 1967. His early education occurred at an Anglo-Chinese school, where he completed his primary and secondary education. 

Following his graduation, Cao embarked on a career as a flight attendant with Singapore Airlines, dedicating several years of his life to this profession. 

Throughout his upbringing, Terence Cao was nurtured by his mother, Lucy Tan. However, no information is available regarding the identity of his father or the names of any siblings he may have had.


Terence Cao‘s career took off when he joined Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (S.B.C.) in 1989 after starting as a flight attendant. His talent shone through in popular dramas like Sweet Dreams (1990), Imperial Intrigue (1990), and Fatal Endearment (1991), propelling him to fame. In 2011, Cao earned his first Best Supporting Actor award at the Star Awards for his exceptional performance in Double Bonus.

Terence Cao‘s attention has been primarily directed towards his entrepreneurial endeavors. One of his notable ventures is Sibay Shiok, a live-streaming platform specializing in selling seafood and various other products. Furthermore, he has invested significantly in diverse businesses, such as restaurants and fitness studios.

Despite having a busy schedule, Terence Cao still appears in acting occasionally. In 2022, he appeared in the second season of the Channel 5 drama 128 Circle and has various other projects lined up for the future.

Awards & Nominations

  • 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Nominated for Best Actor 
  • 2011 Won Best Supporting Actor 
  • 1994, 1998-2001, 2004-2005 Nominated for Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes 

Social Media

  • Instagram: @terencecao_guohui
  • Facebook: Terence Cao
  • Twitter: @terencecao

Personal Life

Terence Cao, 56, allegedly had an affair with a Shanghainese lady in 2010, according to local media in November 2012. The mother had her child in China and traveled to Singapore to find him. A DNA test revealed that Cao is the biological father of the then-20-month-old girl.

Despite not being married, Terence Cao has a daughter, Shi En, and is rumored to be dating Dawn Yeoh.

Terence Cao faced drunk driving charges after failing a breathalyzer test in 2005. According to reports, he caused a disturbance at the hospital and refused to provide a blood sample. Eventually, he was fined S$4,100, and his driver’s license was suspended for two years starting in 2008.


  • Sweet Dreams
  • Imperial Intrigue
  • Fatal Endearment 
  • The Other Woman
  • The Future is Mine
  • A Time to Dance
  • Breaking Point
  • My Buddies 
  • Between Friends
  • Kill Sera Sera
  • Last Madame: Sisters of the Night
  • 128 Circle Season 2
  • New Little Nyonya
  • Old Is Gold
  • Jalan Jalan
  • Babies On Board    
  • While We Are Young

Net Worth

Terence Cao, a well-known Singaporean actor and businessman, is estimated to be worth $5 million. Over three decades, Cao has established himself as a fixture in the entertainment sector. 

He has contributed his talents to various worthwhile projects and has undoubtedly impacted Singapore’s entertainment industry significantly.

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