Ann grew up in Hong Kong and at the age of 13 she won a HK ice skating championship. In 1984, she won a singles competition in Dallas and the Taiwan Cup pairs title. After her skating successes, she was offered a place at Oxford University, but rejected it in favor of a contract with Cinema City who wanted her to star in I Do. Ann debuted in a singing group loosely translated as "Happy Young Girl Team" along with 3 other girls, who included Charine Chan, Bonnie Law and May Lo. She was in a number of the Cinema City comedies. In 1994 she got married to a businessman from Vancouver and left the film industry. She also studied pharmacy and is now working as a psychiatrist, holding a degree from the University of Hong Kong. She was divorced but remarried.