Krissada Terrence

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name = Krissada Terrence

caption = Krissada at the world premiere of "King Naresuan" in 2007.
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occupation = Singer, dancer, actor
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spouse = Melanie Giles
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Krissada Terrence (b. December 26, 1970, also _th. กฤษดา เทอเรนซ์, Krissada Sukosol Clapp, Noi S. Clapp or Noi Pru) is a Thai-American pop singer and actor. He is member of the Thai pop band Pru. His film roles include "Bangkok Loco", "The Adventure of Iron Pussy" and "13 Beloved".


Family, education

Noi is the son of a Thai mother, Kamala Sukosol, a jazz singer and heiress of the Siam City Hotels and Resorts chain, and an American, Terrence H. Clapp.

He studied anthropology at Boston University and waited tables in New York while auditioning for theater roles.

Noi was married in 2003, to Melanie Giles.

Music career

In 2001 he formed the band Pru with his older brother, guitarist-producer Kamol "Sukie" Sukosol. The band releases records on BEC-TERO's Bakery Music label, distributed through BMG Sony Music Entertainment (Thailand). Pru received the favorite band (Thailand) award at the 2002 MTV Asia Awards.

The band built its reputation on its live shows, which feature the lanky, active Noi as lead singer. He dances athletically around the stage, and in one incident, he jumped up to a giant speaker, fell, and broke his leg. The band still performed while Noi's leg was in a cast, however. And Noi still danced, sitting on a chair and using just his upper body to dance the same routines.

Noi was among the Thai artists performing in "The Ramakien: A Rak Opera" on July 28-30, 2006 at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, a rock opera adaptation of the "Ramakien" national epic. Portrayed Hanuman, Noi was involved in an unscripted onstage altercation with Thai rocker Sek Loso (playing Phra Rama), who struck Noi with a shoe. Noi and Sek then grappled and eventually took their fight offstage. Sek then left the production and was replaced by his band's bassist. According to published accounts of the incident, Noi was later seen crying in his dressing room, though not because he had been hit, but out of disappointment for the production. [Soop Sip, "The Nation", August 1, 2006, Page 12A (print edition).] [Soop Sip, "The Nation", August 3, 2006, Page 12A (print edition).] Other artists playing in the production included Modern Dog.

Film career

He broke into film acting in 2003, playing a leading role in "The Adventure of Iron Pussy", co-directed by Michael Shaowanasai and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. The film was a parody and an homage to the Thai action films and musicals of the 1970s that starred Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat.

In 2004, he starred in the musical-comedy, "Bangkok Loco", playing a musician endowed with mystical rock-drumming powers.

In 2006, he portrayed salesman who must undertake a series of 13 degrading and dangerous stunts to win 100 million baht in "13 Beloved" (13 เกมสยอง). He won best actor awards for the role, at the Thailand National Film Association Awards, the Starpics Awards and from the Bangkok Critics Assembly. [ Thai Film Awards this year] ,, 2007-02-28.]

In addition to his film roles, he directed his own film, an 11-minute short called "Time Traveller", as part of a travelling art exhibition.


External links

* [ Pru profile]

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