Liu Yan

Liu Yan 57Liu Yan (Actress)

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Background Information

  • Native name: 柳岩
  • Born: 8 November 1980 (age 36)
  • Hengyang, Hunan
  • Alma mater:
    • Hunan Normal University
    • Communication University of China
  • Occupation: Actress, hostess, singer
  • Years active: 1999 – present
  • Agent:
    • Enlight Media
    • Notable work Mural
    • Marrying Mr. Perfect
    • The Legend of Yang Guifei
  • Television: Guangdong Television
  • Traditional Chinese: 柳巖
  • Simplified Chinese: 柳岩
  • Transcriptions
    • Standard Mandarin
    • Hanyu Pinyin Liǔ Yán

This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu.

Liu Yan (born 8 November 1980), also known as Ada Liu, is a Chinese actress, hostess and singer. She won the “Best New Artist” at the 2nd Top Chinese Music Awards and the “Best Promising Host” at the 3rd Zongyi Award, in 2010 the Most Influencing Host of China named she on their list of the 10 Greatest hosts in Television.

Liu is noted for her roles as Dai Yiyi and Jiajia in Badges of Fury (2013) and The Incredible Truth (2013) respectively.

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Contents
1 Life
1.1 Early life
1.2 Hosting career
1.3 Acting career
2 Works
2.1 Discography
2.2 Film
2.3 Television
3 Awards
4 References
5 External links

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Life


Early Life

Liu was born in Hengyang, Hunan on November 8, 1980, with her ancestral home in Wuhu, Anhui, she was raised in Guangzhou, Guangdong, she is the youngest of two children, she has an elder brother.

Liu became the student in charge of entertainment in her class when she was a pupil. Liu enrolled at Hunan Normal University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Chinese literature.

Hosting Career

Liu joined Guangdong Television to host television in 1999, at the same year, she entered Communication University of China.

In March 2000, Liu hosted Financial Report and Green News in Southern Television Guangdong. From 2001 to 2002, she hosted Walking in Guangzhou.

In November 2002, Liu joined Hunan Public Channel and hosted Public News.

In 2004, Liu returned to Guangzhou, she hosted Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao in Guangdong Television.

In December 2005, Liu joined Enlight Media.

Acting Career

Ada Liu and Peng Yu were filming the comedy television series A First Forward in Changsha, Hunan, China.
Liu had her first experience in front of the camera in 2008, and she was chosen to act as a support actor in Painted Skin, a film starring Zhao Wei, Chen Kun and Zhou Xun.

In 2009, Liu acted in the historical television series The Legend of Yang Guifei directed by You Xiaogang, playing the role of Empress Zhang.

Liu had a minor role as Yun Mei in Mural (2011), which starred Deng Chao as Zhu Xiaolian, it were highly praised by audience. She also played minor role in Love Keeps Going, a romantic comedy television series starring Mike He and Cyndi Wang.

In 2012, Liu acted with Tang Guoqiang and Zhang Zhiyao in the historical television series Full Moon Scimitar, which adapted from Taiwanese novelist Gu Long’s wuxia novel of the same title. She participated in Wong Jing’s affectional film Marry Mr.Prefect, which starring Ronald Cheng and Gigi Leung.

In 2013, Liu filmed in The Four 2, a wuxia film starring Liu Yifei, Wu Xiubo and Dengchao. After playing minor roles in various films and television series, Liu then acted bigger roles in Badges of Fury, The Incredible Truth, Jian Bing Man and I Belonged to You, which enjoyed commercial box office success in China and she quickly rose to prominence.

In 2016, Liu reunited with fellow I Belonged to You cast Yang Yang in xianxia drama Martial Universe.

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Works


Discography

Yanse (《岩色》), Ada Liu’s debut studio album, it was released on November 2, 2009.
Mr. Perfect (Official Male Version of the god) (《男神 官方版》) Released October 26, 2014.

Film

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2008 Painted Skin 《画皮》 guest  
2009 Mar’s Baby 《火星宝贝之火星没事》 guest  
2011 Mural 《画壁》 Yun Mei  
2012   《灰机灰机》 Xiaomei  
  The Zodiac Mystery 《十二星座离奇事件》 Cui Miao  
  Crying and Laughing 《哭笑不得》 Lili  
  The Next 11 Days 《冰雪11天》 A police’s wife  
  Marrying Mr. Perfect 《嫁个100分男人》 Anji Li’na  
2013 The Four II 《四大名捕2》 Ru Yan  
  Badges of Fury 《不二神探》 Dai Yiyi  
  The Incredible Truth 《人间蒸发》 Jiajia  
    《把乐带回家2013》 guest  
2014 The Four III 《四大名捕3》 Ru Yan  
2015 An Inspector Calls 《神探駕到》    
  Jian Bing Man 《煎饼侠》 herself  
2016 The Family Running Forward      
  I Belonged to You 《从你的全世界路过》 Yan Zi  
2017 Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2009 《鹰与枭》 Huang Zemin
The Legend of Yang Guifei 《杨贵妃秘史》 Empress Zhang
2010 Harmony Brings Wealth 2 《家和万事兴之幸福的味道》 Yuanyuan
2011 Love Keeps Going 《爱上查美乐》 Chu Shaoyin
2012 Diors Man 《屌丝男士》
Full Moon Scimitar 《新圆月弯刀》 Qin Keqing
《风雨劈柴院》 Qi Juan
Women on the Breadfruit Tree 《面包树上的女人》 Anna Fei
My Mother-in-law’s Happy Life 《岳母的幸福生活》 Shen Zi
Seven Brothers 《香瓜七兄弟》 Nurse Liu
2013 Let’s Get Married 《咱们结婚吧》 Lan Weiwei
《养儿防老》 Hao Feifei
2017 Martial Universe 武动乾坤 Mu Qianqian Buddies in India
《大闹天竺》 Wu Jing  
  The Thousand Faces of Dunjia 《奇门遁甲》    
  Legend of the Ancient Sword 《古剑奇谭之流月昭明》 Cang Ming  

Television

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2009   《鹰与枭》 Huang Zemin  
  The Legend of Yang Guifei 《杨贵妃秘史》 Empress Zhang  
2010 Harmony Brings Wealth 2 《家和万事兴之幸福的味道》 Yuanyuan  
2011 Love Keeps Going 《爱上查美乐》 Chu Shaoyin  
2012 Diors Man 《屌丝男士》    
  Full Moon Scimitar 《新圆月弯刀》 Qin Keqing  
    《风雨劈柴院》 Qi Juan  
  Women on the Breadfruit Tree 《面包树上的女人》 Anna Fei  
  My Mother-in-law’s Happy Life 《岳母的幸福生活》 Shen Zi  
  Seven Brothers 《香瓜七兄弟》 Nurse Liu  
2013 Let’s Get Married 《咱们结婚吧》 Lan Weiwei  
    《养儿防老》 Hao Feifei  
2017 Martial Universe 武动乾坤 Mu Qianqian  

Awards


Year Work Award Result Notes
2009   2nd Top Chinese Music Award for Best New Artist Won  
2010   3rd Zongyi Award for Best Promising Host Won  
    3rd Top-ten of the Most Influencing Host of China Won  
2015 None World’s Most Beautiful faces #89 (out of 100) New Entry

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Lin Chi-ling

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lin.

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Background Information

  • Lin Chi-ling
  • 林志玲
  • Chiling Lin in NTUST.jpg
  • Lin in 2008
  • Born 29 November 1974 (age 42)
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Occupation Actress, model, television host
  • Modeling information
    • Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
    • Hair color Black
    • Eye color Brown
  • Agency Catwalk Production House (2000-2012)
    • ChilingLin Studio (2017-present)
    • Avex Management (Japan)
    • Lin Chi-ling
    • Chinese 林志玲
  • Transcriptions
  • Lin Chi-ling
    • Chinese 林志玲
  • Transcriptions
  • Standard Mandarin
    • Hanyu Pinyin Lín Zhìlíng
    • Wade–Giles Lin Chi-ling
  • Southern Min
    • Hokkien POJ Lím Jî-Léng

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Lin Chi-ling(born 29 November 1974) is a Taiwanese actress, model and television host.

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Contents
1 Early life
2 Career
2.1 Modeling
2.2 Television
2.3 Film
3 Earnings
4 Filmography
5 Discography
5.1 Singles
6 Awards

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Early Life


Lin’s father, Lin Fan-nan (Chinese: 林繁男), and her mother, Wu Tzu-mei (Chinese: 吳慈美), are both from Tainan, in southern Taiwan. Following their marriage, they moved to Taipei where Lin and her elder brother Lin Chi-hong (Chinese: 林志鴻) were born. Lin attended Taipei Municipal Zhongzheng Junior High School and at the age of 15 was discovered by model talent scout Lin Chien-huan (Chinese: 林健寰). She later attended Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Canada, then attended the University of Toronto until 1997, when she completed bachelor degree, double-majoring in Western art history and economics.

After graduating from university, Lin returned to Taiwan. She intended to pursue a career in fine art and sought a position at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, but was turned away because she lacked a postgraduate degree in the field. Lin continued to model part-time before leaving the industry and working as an administrative assistant for the Fubon Cultural and Educational Foundation. In 2000, Lin left Fubon and spent three months studying in Japan, then returned to Taiwan and modeling, with Catwalk Production House.

Career


Modeling

In 2002, Lin was invited to model in a television advertisement in Hong Kong. The advertisement received attention and discussion on the internet, and interest in Lin began to grow. The following year, noted television producer Ge Hongfu offered Lin a position as hostess of a fashion program on Shanghai Oriental Television. In 2004, Lin starred in a broad series of advertisements in Taiwan that included big giant building-size posters, billboards, and television commercials. Almost overnight, Lin skyrocketed to national fame and became an instant celebrity model. Her rise to fame initiated a Taiwanese craze for supermodels, an effect commentators named “The Lin Chi-ling Phenomenon” (Chinese: 林志玲現象; pinyin: Lín Zhìlínɡ xiànxiànɡ).

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Lin’s popularity grew throughout the rest of 2004, as she began modeling in Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese advertisements, and continued when she began doing Japanese advertisements in 2005. From 2004 to 2006, Lin served as Taiwan’s goodwill ambassador to the Japan Tourism Association. One of the unintended results of Lin Chi-ling phenomenon is that due to Lin’s popularity among her Chinese fans, some Japanese pornographic actresses resembling Lin have become more famous and more popular among Chinese fans than their native homeland Japan, and received nicknames given by their China fans in association with Lin Chi-ling, such as in the case of Yui Hatano, who is frequently referred by Chinese fans as AV Lin Chi-ling, and Nozomi Aso (麻生希/あそう のぞみ), who is frequently referred by Chinese fans as AV little Lin Chin-ling. On 8 August 2005, Lin was in Dalian, China, shooting an advertisement for Procter & Gamble home products when she fell from the back of a horse she was riding and was inadvertently trampled. Workers rushed Lin to a nearby hospital where doctors discovered that she had suffered six broken ribs, a punctured left lung, and an accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity. Lin underwent four months of treatment and therapy, and announced in November 2005 that she had completely recovered.

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Television

At the LG New Chocolate Phone launching event in Hong Kong on 4 November 2009
Lin has had numerous roles in television over her time as a model, being the host of TVBS-G LA Mode News, TVBS-G Fashion Track, the Golden Melody Awards and the Top Chinese Music Chart Awards in 2005.

Lin starred as one of the three female leads in the 2010 Fuji TV Japanese television drama Tsuki no Koibito. The male lead is popular actor Takuya Kimura.

Film

Lin has made her film début role in a historical epic directed by John Woo entitled Red Cliff. Playing the role of Xiaoqiao, it was her first time acting. In 2009, she starred together with Jay Chou in the action-adventure film The Treasure Hunter.

Earnings

As of 2006, Lin has served as an official spokesperson for both China Airlines and Longines.

Taiwanese media reported Lin as #1 model in the “Richest Celebrities [in Taiwan]” list in 2007, with estimated earnings of TWD$60,000,000 (≈ AU$2,100,000 ≈ CA$1,900,000 ≈ UK£906,000 ≈ US$1,900,000), in which Jay Chou appeared as #1 male singer (with over TWD$100,000,000) and Jolin Tsai appeared as #1 female singer (with nearly TWD$100,000,000).

Hong Kong press reported she was 2009’s #1 highest-paid model in the Greater China region, followed by Chinese Jennifer Du (#2), Hong Kong’s Gaile Lai (#3) and Lynn Hung (#4). She has continuously ranked #1 on Taiwan’s “Highest-earning models” list since 2004. Her earnings was estimated to be TWD$160,000,000 (≈ AU$5,400,000 ≈ CA$5,400,000 ≈ UK£3,370,000 ≈ US$5,320,000) in 2010, which consisted of those from advertisements (TWD$120,000,000) and various such as TV-series appearance in Japan (TWD$40,000,000), and TWD$200,000,000 (≈ AU$6,600,000 ≈ CA$6,800,000 ≈ UK£4,240,000 ≈ US$6,600,000) in 2011.

In the same year, she established a charity fund Chiling Charity Foundation (財団法人台北市志玲姐姐慈善基金会), which supports child welfare.

Filmography


Year English title Original title Role Notes
2008 Red Cliff: Part 1 赤壁 Xiao Qiao  
2009 Red Cliff: Part 2 赤壁 Xiao Qiao Both parts also released as a single 2½ hour trimmed-down version in 2009
  The Magic Aster 馬蘭花 Da Lan Voice acting
  The Treasure Hunter 刺陵 Lan Ting  
2010 Moon Lovers 月の恋人 Liu Xiu Mei Japan TV Series
  Welcome to Shama Town 決戰刹馬鎮 Chun Niang  
2011 Love on Credit 幸福額度 Xiao Hong and Xiao Qing  
2012 Sweetheart Chocolate 甜心巧克力    
2013 Say Yes! 101次求婚 Ye Xun  
  Switch 富春山居圖 Lisa  
2014 Who is Undercover 王牌    
2015 Beijing, New York 北京,紐約 Jasmine  
  Monk Comes Down the Mountain 道士下山 Yu Zhen  
2017 This Is Not What I Expected 喜歡·你 Private chef  
  Didi’s Dream 吃吃的愛 Shangguan Lingling  
2018 The Monkey King 3 西遊記·女兒國 River God  

Discography


Singles

  • “Fly Away” (2009) – written by Jay Chou and Lin Chi-ling
  • “The Power of Beauty” (2010)
  • “Me and The Moon” (2015)

Awards


  • “International Artist Credibility Award”, 2nd International Television Commercial Arts Festival in 2006
  • “Hong Kong Style Icons”, Hong Kong Trade Development Council in 2006
  • “Top Ten China Beauty”, 5th International Beauty Week in 2006
  • “Best Fashion Icon at the 2nd Entertainment Award at Beijing in 2007
  • “Most popular New Actress”, Baidu Award in 2008
  • “Best New Actress”, Sina Award in 2008
  • “Best Asia Star Award”, Asia Model Festival awards at Korea in 2009
  • “Most Influential Charity Icon”, Charity Star Award in 2009

Fan Bingbing

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Fan.

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Background information

Chinese name 范冰冰
Pinyin Fàn Bīngbīng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Faan6 Bing1-bing1 (Cantonese)
Ethnicity Han Chinese
Born 16 September 1981 (age 36)
  Qingdao, Shandong, China
Occupation Actress, singer, producer
Genre(s) Mandopop
Label(s) Fan Bingbing Studio
  Creative Artists Agency
Years active 1996–present
Parents Fan Tao (father)
  Zhang Chuanmei (mother)
Ancestry Qingdao, Shandong, China

Fan Bingbing (born 16 September 1981) is a Chinese actress, television producer and pop singer.

Fan rose to fame in East Asia in 1998–1999 with the TV series My Fair Princess. In 2003, she starred in Cell Phone, which became the highest-grossing Chinese film of the year, and received critical acclaim at the Hundred Flowers Awards. She has starred in many films, most notably Lost in Beijing (2007), Buddha Mountain (2011), Double Xposure (2012) and I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016), where she received awards from prestigious award ceremonies such as the Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards, Tokyo International Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival and Asian Film Awards. Fan has participated in many foreign-language films, such as the French film Stretch (2011), the Korean film My Way (2011) and the Hollywood blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

Fan topped the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017 after ranking in the top 10 every year since 2006. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world and has been called a global fashion icon due to her frequent appearances on the red carpet, movie premieres, and fashion shows.

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Contents
1 Career
  1.1 1996–1999
  1.2v2000–2006
  1.3 2007–2010
  1.4 2011–2014
  1.5 2015–Present
2 Personal life
3 Philanthropy
4 Fashion
5 Filmography
  5.1 Film
  5.2 Television
6 Discography
  6.1 Just Begun
  6.2 Singles
7 Awards and Nominations

Career


1996–1999

Fan was born in Qingdao and was raised in Yantai. She graduated from Shanghai Xie Jin Film and Television Art College and Shanghai Theatre Academy.

Fan debuted in the television series Powerful Woman and played minor roles for two years, before she rose to stardom in 1999 for her supporting role as Jin Suo in the first two seasons of the Chinese television series My Fair Princess, which were adapted from Taiwanese writer Chiung Yao’s story. She had been recommended by Taiwanese actress Leanne Liu to join the cast. The comedic period drama enjoyed widespread success in Asia, propelling Fan to become a household name in the region. After that, Fan signed an eight-year contract with Chiung Yao’s company, which produced My Fair Princess. However, as the company had yet to establish any branches in mainland China, many mainland Chinese television advertising firms had to make calls to Taiwan for negotiations, resulting in a waste of time and effort. When Fan and her mother wanted to end the contract, Chiung Yao’s company asked for ¥1 million in compensation, but eventually the court ordered Fan to pay ¥200,000 because the contract was illegal due to her age.

2000–2006

In 2000, Fan joined a company owned by Wang Jinghua, an artists manager in mainland China. At the end of 2000, Wang became the general manager of Huayi Brothers, and Fan followed Wang and signed a six-year contract with Huayi. During her time with Huayi, Fan starred in many television series, such as Young Justice Bao II (2001), Red Poppies (2002), adapted from the Mao Dun Literature Prize novel, and The Proud Twins (2005), adapted from Gu Long’s novel Juedai Shuangjiao. From 1999 to 2002, Fan acted in a total of 17 TV series.

Fan also acted in many films. In 2003, she starred in Feng Xiaogang’s Cell Phone, which became the highest-grossing film of the year in China. Fan won a Best Actress Award at the 27th Hundred Flowers Awards, a Best Supporting Actress nomination from the 24th Golden Rooster Awards and an Outstanding New Actress nomination at the 10th Huabiao Awards. She also appeared in The Lion Roars (2002), The Twins Effect II (2004), A Chinese Tall Story (2005), and A Battle of Wits (2006). She received a Golden Bauhinia Awards nomination for her role in A Battle of Wits.

Fan released her first album, Just Begun in 2005. She worked with music producers and composers in order to incorporate a wide variety of genres into the album. In 2006, Forbes China gave its most prized award, the Star of the Year, to Fan for her popularity, high press coverage, and website hits throughout that year.

Regarding her six-year cooperation with Huayi Brothers, Fan said,

Huayi gave me a lot of opportunities. It has a very good team and the spirit of cooperation. I also tried my best. The six years really are a non-stop time. In the company, everyone calls me Astro Boy. I did the most works, and I am the person who able to endure the most hardship. I am 25 years old now, from 25 years old to 30 years old, I think that whatever life will experience or career will confront, the period is a very important juncture, or a crossroad for me, and I do not want to be too hasty to make any decisions.

2007–2010

Fan left Huayi Brothers in February 2007 and started her own studio, Fan Bingbing Studio. She starred in eight films in 2007, winning the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 44th Golden Horse Film Awards for her role in The Matrimony. She also won the Best Actress Award at the 4th Eurasia International Film Festival for her role in the film Lost in Beijing.

In 2008, Fan started an arts school in Huairou, Beijing, and served as its principal, but the school was actually run by her parents. She also became the leader of the acting team of West Movie Group’s arts centre. That year, her studio made its first television production, Rouge Snow (2008), adapted from the novel of the same name. Fan played the starring role in the production, portraying a poor girl who fights for freedom against fate after being sold to a wealthy and influential clan.

In 2009, her studio produced The Last Night of Madam Chin, a story about a beautiful dancer’s legendary life, adapted from the novel of the same name by Bai Xianyong. That year, Fan starred in Shinjuku Incident and was praised by critics for her performance. She also challenged her first comedy role in Sophie’s Revenge alongside Zhang Ziyi. Fan featured in Bodyguards and Assassins, which earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

In 2010, Fan starred in Chen Kaige’s historical epic, Sacrifice. Fan said that she chose the role as she was moved by Princess Zhuang Ji’s great courage and a very fierce maternal love. On 24 October, Buddha Mountain starring Fan premiered at the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival, and earned her the Best Actress Award. In April 2010, Fan was ranked first on the “50 Most Beautiful People in China” list by the newspaper Beijing News.

2011–2014

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Fan Bingbing at the Southeast Asia Premiere for X-Men: Days of Future Past, 14 May 2014, Singapore

In 2011, Fan starred in the martial arts film Shaolin alongside Andy Lau and Jackie Chan and The Founding of a Party, which was released to mark the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China. The same year, she participated in French film Stretch with Nicolas Cazalé and David Carradine, as well as South Korean production My Way. In May, she appeared at the 64th Cannes Film Festival to promote My Way together with director Kang Je-gyu and actors Jang Dong-gun and Joe Odagiri. In October, she became a member of the International Competition Jury of 24th Tokyo International Film Festival.

For the first half of 2012, Fan attended many fashion shows in Paris. On 16 May, she attended the opening ceremony of the 65th Cannes Film Festival as the only East Asian global spokesperson on behalf of L’Oreal Paris. Forbes ranked Fan third on the 2012 Forbes China Celebrity 100 List based on her success in that year.

On 17 July, she appeared at the first press conference to promote the film Double Xposure, which was released in China on 29 September. In this film, she portrays a girl who, after suffering trauma during childhood, experiences visual hallucinations after witnessing her father kill her mother. Most film critics gave high praise to Fan’s performance, and she won the Huading Awards for Best Actress. The film was a financial success, with a domestic gross of more than ¥100 million, which broke the box office record for a domestic art film in China. On 12 December, Fan appeared in Lost in Thailand, in which she did an unpaid cameo so as to “help” her first-time filmmaker friend, Xu Zheng. The film broke the box office record for Chinese films in China to become one of the highest-grossing Chinese films of all time.

In 2013, Fan appeared as Dr. Wu’s assistant, Wu Jiaqi, in the mainland Chinese version of Iron Man 3, which was released on 1 May. Commenting on her role, Fan said, “People familiar with me know that I am willing to help friends. The production of Iron Man 3 asked me whether I had time to shoot for half-day to help, so I went. … Helping friends makes me feel at ease.” The same year, she starred alongside Aarif Rahman in the romantic comedy One Night Surprise, which aired on Chinese Valentine’s Day. The low-budget film became a commercial success and received positive reviews.

Fan topped the 2013 Forbes China Celebrity 100 List. She became the first Asian celebrity ambassador for the Champagne House Moët & Chandon, and also the brand ambassador for Chopard. On 18 May, Fan was honoured as the International Artist of the Year in Cannes by The Hollywood Reporter. On 9 December, the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group’s B2C business Taobao announced that Fan topped the list of the most valuable celebrities for boosting online business and said that Fan influenced approximately US$74 million in sales on its ecommerce website. On 22 December, Fan received the Best Actress Award and the Hottest Figure Award at the Baidu Hot Ceremony.

In 2014, Fan portrayed the mutant Blink (Clarice Ferguson) in the American superhero film X-Men: Days of Future Past. She also announced that she has a four-film contract with 20th Century Fox. The film was released globally and resulted in increased international fame and recognition for Fan. On 31 May, Barbie announced the launch of the Fan Bingbing Celebrity Specialty doll in Shanghai. Fan became the first actress from China to be invited to join the Barbie global celebrity Hall of Fame. Louis Vuitton also chose Fan as the first Asian actress to be provided with a specially tailored dress for their red carpet.

Fan returned to television after a 6-year hiatus in The Empress of China, the third television production by Fan Bingbing Studio. Boasting a total budget of over ¥300 million (roughly US$49.53 million), it is believed to be the among most expensive TV series in Chinese history. In the series, Fan portrays the titular character Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in Chinese history. The 82-episode TV series was broadcast on Hunan Television from 21 December 2014 to 5 February 2015, and recorded the highest ratings for the year. The same year, she starred in wuxia fantasy film The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom.

2015–Present

In 2015, Fan joined the CCTV variety show as a judge in Amazing Chinese and as a contestant in the reality television show Challenger’s Alliance. She starred in Ever Since We Love, her fourth collaboration with director Li Yu. Fan won the Best Actress award at the 1st Berlin Chinese Film Festival for her role in the film. Fan also starred in Lady of the Dynasty, where she plays Yang Guifei. She was ranked 4th on Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Actresses list for 2015.

In 2016, Fan featured in Skiptrace alongside Jackie Chan and American actor Johnny Knoxville, which won her the Best Supporting Actress award at the 1st Golden Screen Awards. Fan starred in Guo Jingming’s L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties. The film, which was released on 30 September, is China’s first computer-animated motion film. On 24 September, Fan won the Silver Shell for Best Actress at the 64th San Sebastián International Film Festival and Award for Best Actress at 11th Asian Film Award for her performance in I Am Not Madame Bovary directed by Feng Xiaogang.

In 2017, Fan was listed on Time 100 list of Most Influential People of 2017. In April 2017, Fan was announced to serve in the 70th Cannes Film Festival jury.

Personal Life


On 29 May 2015, it was announced on Li Chen’s social media that he and Fan Bingbing were dating. On 16 September 2017, the couple got engaged when Li Chen proposed to Fan Bingbing at her birthday party.

Philanthropy


“Looking back at how more and more children have been helped, it feels a bit like writing a diary – one page a day does not feel like much but after some time you hold it and, wow, you realise that it is already very thick. I think this is the feeling of achievement.”
—Fan talks about Heart Ali in an interview with Financial Times, September 20, 2013

Heart Ali, a project started by Fan and Chen Lizhi (the general manager of Beijing Maxtimes Culture Development Co.Ltd), is aimed at helping children suffering from congenital heart disease in Ngari Prefecture in Tibet. Fan has visited them several times with medical teams to identify children in need of treatment. After identification, the children and their parents are brought in groups to Beijing or Shanghai for surgery.

The first screening was held on 8 August 2010, when Fan and several others from Beijing went to Ngari to screen children with congenital heart disease. They diagnosed 267 children with congenital heart disease. The second screening was In June 2011. A volunteer group, convened by Fan Bingbing Studio and Chen Lizhi, including members from Fan’s studio, two doctors from Tsinghua University First Affiliated Hospital Heart Diseases Center and nine other volunteers, carrying portable echocardiography equipment, went to Ngari to diagnose children with congenital heart disease. This time, the group screened 336 children and diagnosed 78 cases of congenital heart disease. The third screening was on 5 April 2012. Fan Bingbing Studio members, Chen Lizhi, two doctors from Tsinghua University First Affiliated Hospital, two doctors of the Shanghai Yodak Cardio-thoracic Hospital and some other volunteers, went to Ngari to screen the children with congenital heart disease. In 12 days, volunteers screened almost 10,000 children and diagnosed more than 160 cases of congenital heart disease. Since August 2010, more than 200 children with congenital heart disease have received medical treatment in Beijing and Shanghai.

Fashion


On 13 May 2010, Fan wore a “Dragon Robe” on the red carpet of the 63rd Cannes Film Festival. The dress, co-designed by Chinese designer Laurence Hsu and Fan herself, features two leaping dragons and crashing waves on the hem, in the bright yellow colour that was exclusively used by emperors in ancient China. The dress was collected by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London on 12 March 2012. Laurence Hsu announced that the dress shown at the museum is a modified version of the original, which was bought by Madame Tussauds.

On 11 May 2011, Fan, wearing a crane dress, appeared on the red carpet at the opening ceremony of the 64th Cannes Film Festival. The dress was auctioned off by Fan herself for about a million RMB for her charity project, Heart Ali, on 27 April 2012.

On the red carpet of the opening ceremony of the 65th Cannes Film Festival, Fan wore an elegant pale strapless gown designed by her friend Christopher Bu, decorated with bright floral designs and stories about the Four Beauties of ancient China. Inspired by a porcelain vase, the ancient vibe of her dress was complemented by her hairstyle, which made her look like a young maiden in the Tang dynasty.

Due to these appearances in Cannes, Fan has attracted notable media attention. In recent years, Fan received various invitations from fashion brands such as Valentino Garavani, Giorgio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo Italia S.p.A., Atelier Versace, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton, to attend fashion shows in Paris, Beijing and Shanghai. On 3 July 2012, she closed the Stéphane Rolland Couture show in Paris, and was featured in the fashion show’s finale. On 31 July, she was ranked number nine on Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed list 2012. On 19 September, she was honoured with the Personal Style Award by Elle (USA Edition). On 2 December, she became the new ambassador of Louis Vuitton “Epi Alma” series of handbags. On 5 December, she was awarded “The Most Beautiful Woman of the Year” by the magazine Esquire (China Edition). On 24 December, she was selected by the website Red Carpet Fashion Awards as the Best Dressed International Star 2012.

Fan joined the opening ceremony of 2013 Cannes Film Festival premiere, wearing a custom Louis Vuitton gown, and that was the first time the French fashion house had created a gown especially for an Asian actress. In December, Fan posed for Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2014 ad campaign.

Fan was ranked on Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed list 2015 and 2016.

Filmography


Film

Golden Rooster Awards

   
Year Nominated work Category Result
2009 Painted Skin Best Actress Nominated
2013 So Young Best Directorial Debut Won
2015 Dearest Best Actress Nominated
       
Hundred Flowers Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2004 Warriors of Heaven and Earth Best Actress Nominated
2010 Mulan   Won
2014 So Young Best Director Won
2016 Dearest Best Actress Nominated
       
Huabiao Award    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2005 A Time to Love Outstanding Actress Won
       

Television

   
       
Golden Eagle Award    
Year Nominated work Category Result
1999 My Fair Princess Best Actress Won
       
       
Flying Apsaras Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2007 Moment in Peking Outstanding Actress Nominated
       

Taiwan and Hong Kong Awards

   
       
Golden Horse Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2002 Chinese Odyssey 2002 Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2006 The Postmodern Life of My Aunt   Nominated
2013 So Young Best New Director Nominated
2014 Dearest Best Actress Nominated
       
Hong Kong Film Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2008 The Postmodern Life of My Aunt Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2009 Red Cliff Part I   Nominated
2010 Red Cliff Part II   Nominated
  Mulan Best Actress Nominated
2015 Dearest   Won
       

Other Industry Awards

   
       
Asian Film Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2009 Painted Skin Best Actress Nominated
2015 Dearest   Nominated
       
Asian Television Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2015 Tiger Mom Best Actress Nominated
       
Chinese Film Media Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2002 Shaolin Soccer Best Actress – Hong Kong/Taiwan Nominated
2004 Jade Goddess of Mercy Favorite Actress – Mainland China Won
  Green Tea    
  Jade Goddess of Mercy Best Actress – Mainland China Nominated
2008 The Postmodern Life of My Aunt Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2015 Dearest Best Actress Won
  Outstanding achievement in acting and directing Infinity Award Won
       
China TV Drama Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2006 Moment in Peking Favorite Actress Won
    Best Leading Actress Nominated
2015 Tiger Mom   Nominated
       
Chinese Young Generation Film Forum    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2013 So Young New Director of the Year Won
       
Chunyan Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2010 Painted Skin Best Actress – Motion Picture Won
       
Huading Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2013 So Young Best New Director Nominated
2015 Tiger Mom Best Actress Nominated
2015 Dearest Best Actress Won
       
Vietnam DAN Movie Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2009 Painted Skin Favorite Chinese Actress Won
2010 Mulan   Won
2013 Painted Skin: The Resurrection   Won
       

Critics’ Awards

   
       
Chinese Cinephilia Society Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2015 Dearest Best Actress Won
       
Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2015 Dearest Best Actress Won
       
Shanghai Film Critics Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2010 Mulan Best Actress Won
  14 Blades    
2013 So Young Best New Director Won
       

Guild Awards

   
       
China Film Director’s Guild Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2014 So Young Best Director Nominated
    Best New Director Nominated
       
Golden Phoenix Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2005 Jade Goddess of Mercy Society Award for Actor Won
2009 Painted Skin Special Jury Award Won
  Red Cliff    
  The Longest Night in Shanghai    
       

Festival awards

   
       
Asia Pacific Film Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2002 Chinese Odyssey 2002 Best Supporting Actress Nominated
       
Beijing College Student Film Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2004 Warriors of Heaven and Earth Best Actress Nominated
    Favorite Actress Won
2007 The Longest Night in Shanghai   Won
  The Postmodern Life of My Aunt    
2010 14 Blades   Won
2014 So Young Best Directorial Debut Nominated
2015 Dearest Best Actress Won
       
Changchun Film Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2006 A Time to Love Best Actress Won
2010 Mulan   Won
       
China Farmers Film Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2011[50] 14 Blades Favorite Actress Won
       
Chinese American Film Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2013 So Young Best Director Won
2014 Dearest Best Actress Won
       
Guangzhou Student Film Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2012 Painted Skin: The Resurrection Favorite Actress Won
2013 So Young Favorite Director Won
       
New York Chinese Film Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2013   Outstanding Asian Artist Won
       
Shanghai International Film Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2005 A Time to Love Best Actress Won
2007 The Longest Night in Shanghai Press Prize for Most Attractive Actress Won
       
Shanghai Television Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2016 Tiger Mom Best Actress Nominated
       
Sichuan Television Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2015 Tiger Mom Best Actress Nominated
       

Music awards

   
       
Asia Pacific Music Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2005 Afloat Best Song of the Year Won
    Best Album Nominated
    Best Female Vocal Performance Nominated
    Favorite Female Artist Nominated
       
Asia Song Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2006 Angel’s Suitcase Favorite Artist, Mainland Won
       
Beijing Pop Music Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2006 Angel’s Suitcase Best Song of the Year Won
    Best Female Vocal Performance Nominated
       
CCTV-MTV Music Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2010 We’re All Great Directors Best Female Vocal Performance, Mainland Nominated
    Favorite Artist, Mainland Nominated
       
Channel[V] China Music Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2006 Double Favorite Female Artist Won
    Best Music Video Won
2009 Good Man Card Best Male & Female Duet Won
2011 We’re All Great Directors Best Female Vocal Performance Nominated
    Favorite Female Artist Nominated
       
ERC Chinese Top Ten Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2005 Afloat Favorite Female Artist Nominated
  Gradually from Afloat Top 10 Golden Melody Won
    Best Music Video Won
    Best Stage Performance Won
2006 Double Favorite Female Artist Won
  Shangguan Yan and I from Double Top 10 Golden Melody Won
       
Metro Radio Hong Kong Hit Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
1999 Swallow Most Popular Singer Won
       
MTV Asia Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2006 Double Favorite Artist, Mainland China Won
       
MusicRadio China Top Chart Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2005 Afloat Favorite Female Artist Won
  Gradually from Afloat Best Song of the Year Won
2006 Double Favorite Female Artist Won
  Shangguan Yan and I from Double Best Song of the Year Won
2008 Angel’s Suitcase Best Album Won
    Best All-around Artist Won
  Angle’s Suitcase from Angel’s Suitcase Best Song of the Year Won
  Angel’s Suitcase Best Female Artist Nominated
    Favorite Female Artist Nominated
2010 We’re All Great Directors Favorite Female Artist Nominated
       
RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
1999 Swallow Outstanding mandarin song award Won-Brozen
       
Sprite China Original Music Chart Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2005 Afloat Best All-round Artist Won
    Network Favorite Artist Won
  Raining Sunday from Afloat Best Song of the Year Won
  Afloat Favorite Artist Nominated
2008 Angel’s Suitcase Best Song of the Year Won
       
Top Chinese Music Chart Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2002 Romance in the Rain Best Theme Song of Motion Picture or Television Series Won
2005 Afloat Favorite Artist, Mainland China Won
  Gradually from Afloat Top 10 Golden Song of the Year Won
  Rainny Sunday from Afloat   Won
  Afloat Best Album Nominated
    Best Female Artist, Mainland China Nominated
2006 Double Best Album Nominated
    Best Female Artist, Mainland China Nominated
2008 Angel’s Suitcase Best Female Artist, Mainland China Won
       
TVB8 Golden Song Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2000 Magic of Love Best Music Video Won
2005 Afloat Favorite Artist Nominated
  Gradually from Afloat Top 10 Golden Song of the Year Nominated

Discography


Just Begun

Just Begun is Fan’s debut studio album. It was released on 21 November 2005 by Warner Music Beijing Co., Ltd.

Just Begun tracks      
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. “飞鸟” (Flying Bird) Wang Zheng (王铮) Cang Yanbin (仓雁彬) 4:07
2. “刚刚开始” (Just Begun) Wen Ya (文雅) Lee Wei song (李伟菘) 4:22
3. “海的女儿” (Daughter of the Sea) Wen Ya (文雅) Lee Wei song (李伟菘) 4:22
4. “妈妈谈恋爱” (Mother in Love) Wen Ya (文雅)   3:25
5. “海边” (Seaside) Wen Ya (文雅)   4:20
6. “It’s Raining Day”     5:06
7. “给我不同” (Give Me the Difference)     4:14
8. “夕阳” (Sunset)     3:59
9. “花之魅” (Charm of Flowers) Vincent Fang (方文山) Chen Zhongyi (陈忠义) 3:53
10. “坐在巷子口的那对男女” (That Couple Sitting in the Alley) Zi Ranjuan (自然卷) Zi Ranjuan (自然卷) 2:38
11. “遥远的爱恋” (Distant Love)     4:29
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Singles

 
Year Title Notes
2000 Floating in Chaos Ending theme song of Floating in Chaos
  乱世浮萍  
2002 Happiness for Thousand Years Ending theme song of Yinshu
  幸福千万年  
2003 Long Summer  
  长夏  
2004 Flowers Blossom, At Ease Ending theme song of Soaring Ambition Justice Bao
  花开自在  
2007 Beyond Love Theme song of Crossed Lines
  爱超越  
  Chasing Love Insert song of Crossed Lines
  追爱  
  Rouge Opening theme song of Rouge Snow (China version)
  胭脂  
  Rouge Snow Opening theme song of Rouge Snow (Overseas version)
  胭脂雪  
2008 Dare to Fly Theme song of Kung Fu Hip-Hop
  勇敢飞  
2009 Love Ends, People Part Ways Opening theme song of The Last Night of Madam Chin
  爱终人散  
  I Thought Ending theme song of The Last Night of Madam Chin
  我以为  
2011 Farewell Theme song of Buddha Mountain, lyrics by Han Han, music by Mavis Fan
   
2013 One Night Surprise Theme song of One Night Surprise, lyrics by Fan herself, music by Aarif Rahman
  一夜惊喜  

Awards and Nominations

     
Year Award Nominated work Category Result
2002 25th Hundred Flowers Awards Fall in Love at First Sight Best Actress Nominated
2004 10th Huabiao Awards Cell Phone Outstanding New Actress Nominated
  24th Golden Rooster Awards   Best Supporting Actress Nominated
  Hundred Flowers Awards   Best Actress Won
  4th Chinese Film Media Awards   Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2007 12th Golden Bauhinia Awards A Battle of Wits Best Actress Nominated
  44th Golden Horse Film Awards The Matrimony Best Supporting Actress Won
  4th Eurasia International Film Festival Lost in Beijing Best Actress Won
2010 3rd Huading Awards The Last Night of Madam Chin   Nominated
  29th Hong Kong Film Awards Bodyguards and Assassins Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2011 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival Buddha Mountain Best Actress Won
  18th Beijing College Student Film Festival     Won
2012 3rd China Film Director’s Guild Awards     Nominated
  9th Huading Awards Double Xposure   Won
  12th Chinese Film Media Awards     Nominated
2013 20th Beijing College Student Film Festival     Nominated
  1st China Film International Festival London One Night Surprise   Nominated
    N/A Most Influential Chinese Actress Overseas[116] Won
2015 15th Huading Awards The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom Best Actress Nominated
  17th Huading Awards The Empress of China   Nominated
      Best Producer Nominated
2016 1st Berlin Chinese Film Festival Ever Since We Love Best Actress Won
  1st Gold Aries Award Macau International Film Festival     Nominated
  1st Golden Screen Awards Skiptrace Best Supporting Actress Won
  64th San Sebastián International Film Festival I Am Not Madame Bovary Silver Shell for Best Actress Won
  53th Golden Horse Film Awards   Best Leading Actress Nominated
2017 11th Asian Film Awards   Best Actress Won
  8th China Film Director’s Guild Awards   Best Actress Won
  31st Golden Rooster Awards   Best Actress Won

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