Beautiful Artists & Models in The World

Beautiful Artists & Models in The World

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Beautiful Artists & Models in The World


Beautiful Chinese Actresses


  1. Fan Bingbing
  2. Li Bingbing
  3. Lin Chi-ling
  4. Liu Yan
  5. Liu Yifei
  6. Vivian Hsu
  7. Wu Qian
  8. Yang Mi
  9. Zhang Wan You
  10. Zhang You
  11. Zeng Ke Ke 曾可可
  12. Zhao Wei

Zhang You 张优

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Zhang You 张优 also known as Ayoyo is a popular model, actress, and TV hostess from China. She is dubbed as “Breast Goddess”by the Chinese. Zhang You 张优 has lately posted a set of daring photos. In the photos, she wrote the names of Chinese athletes Sun Yang, Liu Xiang, and Lin Dan on her breasts and lower body. She did that with the purpose to cheer for the Chinese Olympic team

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PROFILE:

Name: Zhang You 张优
Date of Birth: 8th April 1989
Origin: China
Height: 162 cm
Weight: 44 kg
Measurements: 35, 24, 35

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Zhang Wan You

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Born in Qingdao, Shandong Province, Zhang Wan You was said to be known for her roles in a few TV series at first. However, Zhang Wan You is best known for being involved in the infamous “Toilet Posing Gate” 厕所门 scandal due to a set of “ungraceful” photos with Yan Feng Jiao 闫凤娇, who was once a guest on the TV show “Fei Cheng Wu Rao” 非诚勿扰 (aka “If You’re the One”).

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Even though Yan Feng Jiao claimed that she was threatened to take this set of photos and Zhang Wan You seemed to deny that the other girl was actually herself, both Yan Feng Jiao and Zhang Wan You have inevitably provoked quite a few haters after this notorious scandal.

Whilst some people consider it viral marketing since there are already so many obvious cases out there across China, others seem to neglect the bad rumour and continue to support Zhang Wan You in her career. This was showed by Zhang Wan You’s increasing popularity over the years.

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Liu Yifei

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Liu Yifei (born 25 August 1987), birth name An Feng (安风), legal name Liu Ximeizi (刘茜美子), also known as Crystal Liu, is a Chinese actress, model and singer. Said to be one of the most beautiful Chinese actresses, Liu is widely known as “Fairy Sister” in the entertainment industry for her sweet and delicate image. In 2009, she was named as one of the New Four Dan Actresses in China.

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Background Information

Liu Yifei

  • Chinese name: 劉亦菲 (traditional)
  • Chinese name: 刘亦菲 (simplified)
  • Pinyin: Liú Yìfēi (Mandarin)
  • Jyutping:Lau4 Jik6-fei1 (Cantonese)
  • Birth name: An Feng (安风)
  • Born: 25 August 1987 (age 30), Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • Other name(s):
    • Liu Ximeizi (刘茜美子),
    • Crystal Liu
  • Occupation: Actress, singer, model
  • Genre(s: Mandopop, Japanese pop
  • Instrument(s): Vocals, piano
  • Label(s):
    • Red Star Dock Brokerage Firm (2005-present, China)
    • William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (2008-2013, USA)
  • Years active: 2002-present
  • Parents:
    • An Shaokang (father)
    • Liu Xiaoli (mother)
    • Chen Jinfei (godfather)
  • Alma mater: Beijing Film Academy
  • Blood Type: B
  • Height: 169 cm
  • Weight: 48 kg

Contents
1 Early life
2 Career
2.1 2003–2006: Rising popularity
2.2 2008–2013: Transition to films
2.3 2014–present: International collaborations
3 Music career
4 Filmography
4.1 Film
4.2 Television
5 Discography
5.1 Albums
5.2 Singles
5.3 Soundtracks
6 Awards and nominations
6.1 TC Candler The 100 Most Beautiful Faces

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Early Life


Liu was born in Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, Hubei and her birth name was “An Feng”. She is an only child. Her father is An Shaokang (安少康), a 1st Secretary in the Chinese Embassy in France and a French language university professor, while her mother is Liu Xiaoli (刘晓莉), a dancer and a stage performer. Her parents divorced when she was 10 years old and she was raised solely by her mother. That same year, she adopted her mother’s family name and changed her legal name to “Liu Ximeizi” and began modelling, along with training in singing, dancing and playing the piano. Her godfather is Chen Jinfei (陈金飞), the Chairman of Beijing Tongchan Investment Group (北京通产投资集团).

When she was 11 years old, Liu and her mother moved to New York City, where she attended Louis Pasteur Middle School 67. She returned to China in 2002 to pursue an acting career and adopted the stage name “Liu Yifei” (刘亦菲). Several weeks later, Liu was accepted into the Performance Institute of Beijing Film Academy at the age of 15, and graduated in 2006.

Career


2003–2006: Rising Popularity

Immediately after her admittance into the Beijing Film Academy, Liu Yifei received offers to star in various television series. Her first television appearance was in The Story of a Noble Family (2003), based on Zhang Henshui’s novel of the same name. The series achieved the highest ratings on CCTV, and positive reviews from audience. The same year, she was chosen by Zhang Jizhong to play Wang Yuyan in Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, an adaptation of Louis Cha’s novel of the same title. The series was broadcast in Taiwan and achieved a rating of 5.69, becoming the highest-rated mainland drama in Taiwan. Liu’s role as the beautiful Wang Yuyan earned her the nickname of “Fairy Sister” by the media and fans.

Liu then starred in Chinese Paladin (2005), adapted from the action RPG The Legend of Sword and Fairy. The drama achieved extremely high ratings of 2.7, and solidified her popularity in China.

Liu was cast as the female protagonist Xiaolongnü in The Return of the Condor Heroes, based on Louis Cha’s novel of the same title. Liu’s casting was backed by Cha himself, who felt that she had all the necessary qualities to portray the young and innocent female protagonist. After the drama aired, Liu gained acclaim for performance. The same year, she was chosen as the “Golden Eagle Goddess” at the 6th China Golden Eagle TV Art Festival.

2008–2013: Transition to Films

After achieving success in television, Liu then ventured onto the big screen. In 2008, she starred in her first Hollywood production The Forbidden Kingdom. She played Golden Sparrow, an orphan seeking revenge against her parents’ killer. Thereafter, she starred in romantic-comedy Love in Disguise (2010) opposite Taiwanese singer-actor Wang Leehom and Wilson Yip’s A Chinese Ghost Story (2011) with Louis Koo.

She then starred in White Vengeance (2011), a historical epic based on the well-known legend of Liu Bang and Xiang Yu of the Qin Dynasty. The same year, she was cast as Wu Qing (Emotionless) in Gordon Chan’s wuxia film The Four, adapted from Woon Swee Oan’s novel series The Four Great Constables.

Liu won her first major acting award in her 11-year career, the Best Actress award at the 5th Macau International Movie Festival, for her role as Lingju in The Assassins (2012).

2014–present: International Collaborations

Liu collaborated with Korean actor-singer Rain for the 2014 film For Love or Money, based on Hong Kong novelist Amy Cheung’s 2006 novel of the same name. Though it did reasonably well at the box office, the film was criticized for its storyline and production. She then starred in the American-Chinese action film Outcast (2014) directed by Nick Powell, alongside Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen.

Liu starred in another Chinese-South Korean co-production, The Third Way of Love (2015), a romance melodrama co-starring Song Seung-heon. Her performance in the film led to her win for the Most Anticipated Actress award at the 16th Chinese Film Media Awards. The same year, she was named the first Chinese ambassador of Dior Prestige and became the global ambassador of Tissot.

Liu then starred in Night Peacock (2016), a Chinese-France co-production directed by Dai Sijie. The film was awarded first prize under the Special Chinese Film category at the 40th Montreal World Film Festival, and Liu was nominated as Best Actress. She then starred alongside Kris Wu in romance film Never Gone.

In 2017, Liu starred alongside Yang Yang in romantic fantasy film Once Upon a Time by award-winning director Anthony LaMolinara and Zhao Xiaoding. She also starred in the historical film The Chinese Widow directed by Bille August. The film premiered at the Shanghai International Film Festival as the opening film, and Liu was nominated as Best Actress.

Liu has been cast alongside Samuel L. Jackson in the American-Chinese science fiction film Inversion, directed by Peter Segal.

Music Career


Liu Yifei signed with Sony Music Entertainment Japan in 2005. She released her first Japanese single “Mayonaka no Door” with Sony Music on July 19, 2006. Her debut album Liu Yifei was released the next month in various parts of Asia such as mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and throughout Southeast Asia, featuring a diverse music repertoire including rap and soft rock. In the same year, Liu also released her Japanese album in which the single, “Mayonaka no Doa” was chosen to be the theme for an animation series Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z by Tokyo TV.

Filmography


Film

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2004 Love of May 五月之恋 Zhao Xuan  
  The Love Winner 喜歡你喜歡我 Jin Qiaoli  
2006 Abao’s Story 阿宝的故事 Xixi Cameo
2008 The Forbidden Kingdom 功夫之王 Golden Sparrow  
2010 Love in Disguise 恋爱通告 Song Xiaoqing  
2011 A Chinese Fairy Tale 倩女幽魂 Nie Xiaoqian  
  White Vengeance 鸿门宴 Consort Yu  
2012 The Four 四大名捕 Wu Qing  
  The Assassins 铜雀台 Lingju / Diaochan  
2013 The Four II 四大名捕2 Wu Qing  
2014 The Four III 四大名捕3 Wu Qing  
  For Love or Money 露水红颜 Xing Lu  
2015 Outcast 白幽灵传奇之绝命逃亡 Zhao Lian  
  The Third Way of Love 第三種愛情 Zou Yu  
2016 Night Peacock 夜孔雀 Elsa  
  So Young 2: Never Gone 原来你还在这里 Su Yunjin  
2017 The Chinese Widow 烽火芳菲 Ying  
  Once Upon a Time 三生三世十里桃花 Bai Qian / Su Su / Si Yin  
  Hanson and the Beast 二代妖精 Bai Xianchu  
2018 Inversion 重力反转 Chinese physicist

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Television

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2003 The Story of a Noble Family 金粉世家 Bai Xiuzhu  
  Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils 天龙八部 Wang Yuyan  
2005 Chinese Paladin 仙剑奇侠传 Zhao Ling’er  
Doukou Nianhua 豆蔻年华 Teacher Xiao Zhao  
2006 The Return of the Condor Heroes 神鵰俠侶 Xiaolongnü  

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Discography


Albums

Album information Track list Notes
Title: Liu Yifei 1. 泡芙女孩 Chinese album
Label: Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Hong Kong) Limited 2. 就要我滋味  
Release date: 31 August 2006 3. 心悸  
  4. 幸运草  
  5. 放飞美丽  
  6. 世界的秘密  
  7. 一克拉的眼泪  
  8. 做你的秒钟  
  9. 毛毛雨  
  10. 爱的延长赛  
Title: All My Words 1. 真夜中のドア Japanese album
Label: Sony Music Entertainment Japan 2. 恋する週末  
Release date: 6 September 2006 3. HAPPINESS  
  4. 愛のミナモト  
  5. どこまでも ひろがる空に向かって  
  6. テノヒラノカナタ  
  7. My sunshiny day  
  8. 世界の秘密  
  9. CLOSE TO ME  
  10. 月の夜  
  11. スピード  
  12. Pieces of my words ~言の花~  

Singles

Album information Track list Notes
Title: Mayonaka no door 1. 真夜中のドア Japanese album
Label: Sony Music Entertainment Japan 2. brightly  
Release date: 19 July 2006 3. 真夜中のドア (Instrumental)  
  4. brightly (Instrumental)  

Soundtracks

Year Title Chinese Title Album Notes
2011 “Lan Ruo’s Lyrics” 兰若词 N/A theme song for video game A Chinese Ghost Story Online
  “Song of Chu” 楚歌 White Vengeance OST with Feng Shaofeng
2012 “Dreams Won’t Die” 梦不死 The Four OST with Deng Chao, Ronald Cheng & Collin Chou
  “Waiting For Snow” 等雪来 The Assassins OST with Chow Yun-fat
2013 “Giving Up” 放下 The Four II OST  
2016 “Still Here” 还在这里 Never Gone OST with Reno Wang

Awards and Nominations


Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2008 6th China Golden Eagle TV Art Festival Golden Eagle Goddess   Won
2012 22nd Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers Awards Most Charismatic Actress A Chinese Fairy Tale Won
2013 5th Macau International Movie Festival Best Actress The Assassins Won
2016 40th Montreal World Film Festival Best Actress Night Peacock Nominated
  16th Chinese Film Media Awards Most Anticipated Actress The Third Way of Love Won
  13th Guangzhou College Student Film Festival Most Popular Actress Night Peacock, Never Gone Won
2017 20th Shanghai International Film Festival Best Actress The Chinese Widow Nominated

TC Candler The 100 Most Beautiful Faces

Year Ranking
2013 50
2014 61
2015 77
2016 79

Gallery


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Liu Yan

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

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Background Information

  • Lin Chi-ling
  • 林志玲
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  • 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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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
Total length:     #####

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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Zhao Wei

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Background Information

Chinese name 趙薇 (traditional)
Chinese name 赵薇 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhào Wēi (Mandarin)
Jyutping Ziu6 Mei4 (Cantonese)
Vietnamese name Triệu Vi
Origin  China
Born 12 March 1976 (age 41)
  Wuhu, Anhui, China
Other name(s) Vicki Zhao
  Vicky Zhao
Occupation actress, director, producer, singer
Genre(s) Mandopop
Years active 1994-present
Spouse(s) Huang Youlong (m. 2008)
Children 1
Parents Zhao Jiahai (father)
  Wei Qiying (mother)
Education Master of Fine Arts
Alma mater Beijing Film Academy

Awards

Hong Kong Film Awards

 
Best Actress  
2015 Dearest – Li Hongqin  
 

Best Film from Mainland and Taiwan

 
2014 So Young  

Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards

 
Best Actress  
2015 Dearest – Li Hongqin  

Huabiao Awards

 
Outstanding Actress  
2005 A Time to Love – Qu Ran  

Golden Rooster Awards

 
Best Directorial Debut  
2013 So Young  

Hundred Flowers Awards

 
Best Actress  
2010 Mulan – Hua Mulan  
   
Best Director  
2014 So Young  

Golden Eagle Awards

 
Best Actress  
1999 My Fair Princess – Xiaoyanzi  

RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards

 
Outstanding Mandarin Song  
1999 Swallow  

MTV Asia Awards

 
Favorite Artist, Mainland China  
2006  

Beijing Pop Music Awards

 
Song of the Year  
2007 Angel’s Suitcase  

Other awards

Changchun Film Festival

 

Best Actress  
2006 A Time to Love  
2010 Mulan  

Golden Phoenix Awards

 
2005 Society Award  
2009 Special Jury Award  

Shanghai Film Critics Awards

 
Best Actress  
2010 Mulan & 14 Blades  
Best New Director  
2013 So Young  

Shanghai International Film Festival

 
Best Actress  
2005 A Time to Love  
Most Attractive Actress  
2007 The Longest Night in Shanghai

ZHAO WEI BIODATA

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

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Zhao Wei (born 12 March 1976), also known as Vicky Zhao or Vicki Zhao, is a Chinese actress, film director, producer and pop singer. She is considered one of the most popular actresses in China and Chinese-speaking regions, and one of the highest paid actresses.

While studying at the Beijing Film Academy, Zhao rose to national and regional prominence overnight for her role as Xiao Yanzi (“Little Swallow”) in the hit TV series My Fair Princess (1998–1999), for which she also won Golden Eagle Award for Best Actress. My Fair Princess enjoyed unprecedented success in East and Southeast countries, and Zhao is regarded by many as Mainland China’s first “national idol” since the economic reform began in 1978.

Over her 20 years acting career, Zhao has starred in many box-office smash-hits, including Shaolin Soccer (2001), Red Cliff (2008-2009), Painted Skin (2008), Painted Skin: The Resurrection (2012), Dearest (2014) and Lost in Hong Kong (2015). She has received numerous awards from the Shanghai International Film Festival, Huabiao Awards, Changchun Film Festival, Hundred Flowers Awards and Shanghai Film Critics Awards for films like A Time to Love (2005) and Mulan (2009). In 2014, after almost 2-year break from acting, she returned to the silver screen in Peter Chan’s movie Dearest, and won the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award and Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress.

While focusing mostly on films, her works also include highly-popular TV series such as Romance in the Rain (2001), Moment in Peking (2005) and Tiger Mom (2015). She also began a singing career with her debut album Swallow (1999), and has since released 7 albums. In 2006, she won the MTV Asia Award for Favorite Artist from Mainland China, for her album Double.

Zhao received her master’s degree of Film Directing from Beijing Film Academy in 2012. Her directorial debut So Young (2013) was both a huge box office and critical success. It broke the box office record for movies directed by female Chinese directors in just a week, and eventually became one of the highest-grossing films ever in China. The movie also earned her multiple awards in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, including Golden Rooster Award for Best Directorial Debut, Hundred Flowers Award for Best Director and Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film from Mainland and Taiwan.

In 2016, Zhao was named as member of the main Jury at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.

Contents
1 Early life
2 Career
2.1 Early career (1994–1997)
2.2 Rise to Stardom (1998–2002)
2.3 Film (2003–2008)
2.4 Gongfu epics (2008–2010)
2.5 Comeback and directing (2012-)
3 Personal life
4 Philanthropy
5 Media
5.1 Rumours and controversy
5.2 Other work
6 Filmography
7 Discography
8 Ambassadorship
9 Awards and nominations

Early Life


Born and brought up in Wuhu, Anhui, Zhao is the second child to Zhao Jiahai (Chinese: 赵家海; pinyin: Zhào Jiāhǎi), an engineer, and Wei Qiying (Chinese: 魏启颖; pinyin: Wèi Qǐyǐng), a primary school teacher, She has an elder brother Zhao Jian (Chinese: 赵健; pinyin: Zhào Jiān; born 1971). After secondary school, Zhao entered Wuhu Normal School, a local education institution training students to become pre-school teachers. Apart from school, she also received training in piano, dance, and Chinese ink wash painting.

Career


Early Career (1994–1997)

In 1993, while Zhao was still in school, the movie A Soul Haunted by Painting (1994), directed by Huang Shuqin, starring Gong Li and Derek Yee, was filming in Wuhu. Zhao was cast for a cameo role, a young prostitute in the brothel where Gong’s character works. This is her first acting experience though she only appeared briefly at the beginning of the film and had no dialogues.

Zhao had developed strong interests in acting after her first acting experience, and decided to become an actress. In 1994, after graduating from the Wuhu Normal School, she gave up her job as an apprentice pre-school teacher. She moved from her hometown to Shanghai and was enrolled in Xie Jin Star Academy, an acting school founded by the legendary Chinese director Xie Jin, where she received structured acting training during 1994 – 1995. She was also selected by Xie to star his movie Penitentiary Angel (1996). This was her first substantial role. Though she did not find her own performance fulfilling, Zhao considered it a valuable experience and a good start of her career. The film landed her other roles in TV series including her first leading role in Sisters in Beijing (1996). “I was too young to understand the role,” she said, “but if you’ve been cast in a film by a famous director, no matter how well you did, other less-famous directors will also want to cast you.”

In 1996, Zhao was admitted to the School of Performing Arts, Beijing Film Academy (BFA) with the highest score national-wide. She graduated 4 years later with Bachelor Degree of Performing Arts from BFA as one of the most outstanding graduates – Zhao scored five “A”s and nine “A-“s out of the 14 courses. Her graduation thesis scored 90 (out of 100).

Rise to Stardom (1998–2002)

In 1997, renowned novelist and producer Chiung Yao was casting for the TV series My Fair Princess, a joint production by mainland China and Taiwan which was adapted from Chiung Yao’s own novel. She identified Zhao Wei as a talent after watching Sisters in Beijing and offered Zhao the title role of Huan Zhu Ge Ge (Princess Pearl) a.k.a. Xiao Yanzi (“Little Swallow”), a rebellious and funny princess who dared to challenge authority and rules in the Palace. Filming the series was an arduous task for Zhao and her co-stars; Zhao herself acknowledged the intensity of filming:

We shot 18 to 20 hours a day. There were two groups of actors. One shot during the day, one at night. Frequently I’d have to do both. A few times I worked so hard that I actually threw up from the exertion. But I was young then. I didn’t get tired easily. And I never complained about the working conditions. I thought that’s just how it was supposed to be. Now I know that’s wrong. But at the time I had no clue. Whatever they’d give me, I’d do. And as soon as I was done working I could just fall asleep. They’d say, ‘Go to sleep,’ and I’d go right to sleep.

The hard work of the cast yielded unexpected results. This comedic period drama quickly became a phenomenal sensation and swept TV ratings in Taiwan, mainland China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore and Vietnam. Zhao rose to prominence and became a household name overnight. In 1999, she became the youngest actress to win the Golden Eagle Award for Best Actress. She was regarded by many as mainland China’s first “national idol”, and was named one of Taiwan’s “Top Ten Most Outstanding Individuals in Television Industry”. She is also regarded as one of China’s Four Dan Actresses. However, alongside the phenomenal success were increasingly negative critics in mainland China, attacking the rebellious role as a “bad influence” over children and youngsters. During Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference 2002, a member of the CPPCC submit a proposal to calling to boycott the “little swallow”. Zhao once again worked with Chiung Yao for the 2001 television series Romance in the Rain, a costume drama based in the 1930s and 1940s. Opposite to the funny princess she played in My Fair Princess, Zhao played a vengeful girl who tried to exact revenge against her parents. The series was a commercial success, and recorded the highest ratings of the year.

Zhao soon felt that she had achieved all she could in television[inconsistent] and began to shift her career focus from TV to films.

Zhao went on to star a few Hong Kong movies. In 2001, she starred in the comedy film Shaolin Soccer alongside Hong Kong actor and director Stephen Chow. Zhao played an ugly-duckling steamed bun-maker-cum-taichi-master, a great contrast from the glamorous image she had established for herself in previous roles. Zhao was nominated at the Chinese Film Media Award for Best Actress. This was followed up by a supporting role in Chinese Odyssey 2002 as “Phoenix”, for which she nominated Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2002, Zhao played an assassin in So Close, which also stars Shu Qi and Karen Mok.

Film (2003–2008)

In 2003, Zhao starred in four films: My Dream Girl, Warriors of Heaven and Earth, Green Tea, and Jade Goddess of Mercy. After much speculation over who was cast for the female lead An Xin in Ann Hui’s film Jade Goddess of Mercy, the role was finally offered to Zhao, and her performance was well received by critics. In 2004, the Chinese Association of Film Performing Arts presented her the Golden Phoenix Award for this role. She was also nominated at the 27th Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actress for her performance in Warriors of Heaven and Earth.

In 2004, Zhao was cast to dub the character Princess Fiona when Shrek 2 was released in China.

The year 2005 proved to be another successful year for Zhao. She won the Golden Goblet Award for Best Actress at the Shanghai International Film Festival and tied with Zhang Ziyi for the Huabiao Award. Both awards were for her performance in A Time to Love. Zhao once again won Best Actress for the film at the 8th Changchun Film Festival in 2006.

After a four-year break from television series, Zhao starred as Yao Mulan in a remake of Lin Yutang’s Moment in Peking (2005). The television series became Zhao’s fourth TV drama (after My Fair Princess, My Fair Princess 2 and Romance in the Rain) to become the highest rated drama of the year. Zhao was nominated at the 26th Flying Apsaras Awards for Outstanding Actress.

Following the success of Moment in Peking, Zhao starred in The Postmodern Life of My Aunt, which premiered at film festivals around the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival. Though Zhao only appeared ten minutes in the film, her performance led her to be nominated at the 43rd Golden Horse Awards and the 27th Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress.

In 2006, Zhao made a surprising move by sitting for the national entrance exam for postgraduate studies. After passing with flying colours, Zhao returned to her alma mater, the Beijing Film Academy (BFA) in September 2006 as a postgraduate student in the Department of Film Directing, where she studied under director Tian Zhuangzhuang. That year, Zhao was ranked No.4 on Forbes’ 2006 China Celebrity 100 list. She was also selected as the “Most Beautiful Woman” in China through a national voting by Sina.com & Sohu.com’s users. People magazine also listed Zhao as “100 Most Beautiful People” in 2006.

Zhao then portrayed a cabby in the 2007 film The Longest Night in Shanghai, starring alongside Masahiro Motoki and Dylan Kuo. The same year, Zhao starred in the television series Thank You For Having Loved Me. She reportedly received a salary of 100,000 yuan per episode.

Gongfu Epics (2008–2010)

From 2008 to 2009, Zhao starred in John Woo’s historical epic Red Cliff. Set in the Three Kingdoms period, the film was mainland China’s most expensive production then. She played Sun Shangxiang, the independent-minded sister of warlord Sun Quan, who disguises herself as a male enemy soldier to gather intelligence. Zhao received two nominations at the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She next appeared in Gordon Chan’s horror-adventure film Painted Skin (2008). The film set a new milestone in Chinese film by grossing 100 million yuan in six days. Zhao’s role as a general’s wife was particularly acclaimed, and she received Best Actress nominations at the 27th Golden Rooster Award and 3rd Asian Film Award.

In 2009, Zhao played the legendary character Hua Mulan in Jingle Ma’s Mulan. Jingle Ma called Zhao the “perfect fit” for the cross-dressing heroine. Zhao won the Best Actress Award at the 10th Changchun Film Festival, 30th Hundred Flowers Awards and 19th Shanghai Film Critics Awards for her performance in the film.

On 6 August 2009, she was elected vice-president of China Film Performance Art Academy and executive member of the council of the China Environmental Society.

After filming the wuxia film 14 Blades alongside Donnie Yen, Zhao took a 2-year break from acting in the middle of 2010. On 11 April 2010, she gave birth to a girl, Huang Xin, the only child of her and businessman Huang Youlong, whom she married in 2008.

In June 2010, she returned to limelight as a jury member of the 13th Shanghai International Film Festival.

Comeback and Directing (2012-)

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On 3 June 2015, Zhao Wei became the first ever Chinese actress to have left her hand-prints and footprints at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Zhao returned from her extended parental leave in 2012, playing, incidentally, a single mother in Love, directed by Doze Niu. The film also achieved commercial success, and became the only film to gross 100 million yuan in both Taiwan and mainland China. Critics call the solo performance of Zhao Wei as “the most amazing scene”. The same year she starred in Painted Skin: The Resurrection, the sequel to the 2008 film Painted Skin. The film grossed over 700 million yuan to become the highest grossing Chinese film then, before being beaten by Lost in Thailand.

In 2012, she graduated from the directing institute of Beijing Film Academy, with an MFA dissertation defense score of 99/100, ranking #1 out of all the graduates.

Her directorial debut, So Young, opened on 26 April 2013 to 141 million yuan in its first weekend. She was the first female director whose debut film broke 100 million yuan in China. In just one week, So Young garnered 350 million yuan, with the final box office record in China being over 700 million yuan. For the film, Zhao won the Golden Rooster Award for Best Directorial Debut, Hundred Flowers Award for Best Director and Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film from Mainland and Taiwan.

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Production still. On 8 April 2016, director Zhao Wei (center) filming her second feature.
Zhao also became a judge for the 5th season of China’s Got Talent alongside Liu Ye, Alec Su and Wang Wei Chun.

Zhao returned to acting in 2014, playing a countrywoman in the film Dearest, directed by Peter Chan. The movie was selected by the 71st Venice International Film Festival in the Out-of-competition category, and Zhao’s performance as a foster mother of illegally kidnapped children received international acclaim. The Hollywood Reporter called her Chinese Juliette Binoche. This movie also earned Zhao the Hong Kong Film Award and Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress.

In 2015, she starred in comedies Hollywood Adventures and Lost in Hong Kong, both of which were commercially successful. The same year, Zhao made her return to television in Tiger Mom. She was nominated at the Asian Television Award and Magnolia Award for Best Actress. On 20 October, Zhao elected as executive member of Executive Committee of China Film Directors’ Guild.

In 2016, Zhao played a doctor in Johnnie To’s crime thriller film Three. She also began the production for her second directorial work No Other Love. In July, she was named as a member of the main competition jury for the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.

In February 2017, Zhao went back to her alma mater – School of Performing Arts, Beijing Film Academy – to be the finale round examiner/assessor of applicants for the 2017 intake. The entrance exam is said to be the most challenging one of students pursuing performing arts whereby the success ratio is 1:113. In September, she was named as a member of the main competition jury for the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival.

Personal Life


Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming publicly acknowledged that he had crush over Zhao Wei when he and she both attended the Beijing Film Academy. Zhao rejected his courtship because she felt he was not mature enough. The two remain as close friends and have collaborated in the movie Hollywood Adventures, a joint Hollywood-Chinese production.

After two known relationships, Zhao Wei married Chinese businessman Huang Youlong in 2008 in Singapore. The couple’s daughter, was born in April 2010.

Zhao is a well-known wine lover and has a passion for winemaking. On 21 December 2011, French newspaper Sud-Ouest reported that Zhao had bought Château Monlot, a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, at 4 million euro. On 16 September 2012, Zhao Wei is admitted into the Jurade de Saint-Émilion. After 4 years of work, in October 2015, the winery launched the Bordeaux wine brand in the Chinese mass market. The online shop offers both high end and affordable wine selections.

Philanthropy


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Zhao in a 2011 charity event.

Zhao has been actively involved in charity and disaster relief work. Her notable charity work and donations include:

In 1999, Zhao Wei donated 100,000 yuan, for Taiwan 921 earthquake.

In 2004, with the local education authority, she set up a scholarship and study grant fund in Wuhu, her hometown. for students from families in financial difficulties.

In 2005, she was appointed as a spokesperson and ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund and China Youth Concern Committee’s “Awareness for Children Affected by AIDS” campaign; she also performed the song “来得及的明天” (pinyin: lái dé jí dè míng tiān; literally: “Still Time for Tomorrow”) as the theme song for the campaign.

In 2006, Zhao supported the fundraising events for the Smile Angel Foundation, a charity fund set up by Zhao’s friend, pop diva Faye Wong, for children with clefts.

The morning following the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, Zhao was at Cannes to promote her film Red Cliff and she donated 100,000 yuan to the China Red Cross. Soon afterward, she donated 500,000 yuan to the China Children and Teenagers’ Fund to construct a Spring Bude Building School.

On 29 March 2010, Zhao donated 200,000 RMB to the Yunnan government, as Yunnan was suffering from the worst drought during the past few decades. On 17 April, the third day after Qinghai Yushu Earthquake, Zhao donated 200,000 yuan to the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation.
Zhao received the China Charity Billboard Award for her contributions to charity in 2011.

On 22 April 2013, Zhao donated 500,000 RMB to the Sichuan Yaan Earthquake.

In 2014, Zhao Wei launched the V-Love Foundation for Childhood leukemia. Also in 2014, Zhao Wei was named ambassador for Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.

In June 2016, Zhao donated 1 million RMB to the Anhui government, as Anhui was suffering from the worst flooding during the past decade. The same year, Zhao was appointed amabassador for China Soong Ching Ling Foundation and UNDP’s “Ethnic Minority Women Empowerment and Development Project”, aimed to promote sustainable human development with ethnic minority women through joint collaborations in social and economic development. She was also named the ambassador by Chinese Ministry of Public Security for Anti Child-trafficking campaign. On 20 November, UNDP appointed her as goodwill ambassador. On 26 December, Zhao held a charity party for her V-Love Foundation and raised donations more than 16 million yuan for Childhood leukemia.

In July 2017, Zhao and her husband donated 1 million HKD to the Hunan government, as Hunan was suffering from the flooding.

Media


Rumours and Controversy

As the price of her fame, Zhao has been a regular subject of tabloids. In 2001, Zhao did a group of photos for the August issue of fashion magazine L’Offciel China. In one photo, Zhao was wearing a designer dress (Heatherette NYC label, designed by Richie Rich). The dress assembled a pattern similar to the Japanese military flag during the WWII. Four months later, in Dec 2001, one of the local evening newspaper started to question and criticize the photo. Still torn by Japan’s crimes to China during the WWII, the newspaper quickly provoked a public outcry, and more media joined to attack Zhao. Some called to ban her work and prohibit her from show business. On 9 December, the newspaper Beijing Evening News and network Sina.com published Zhao’s apology letter to the nation. On 17 December, Zhao again apologized on the television show Entertainment Live; the apology was broadcast on 200 television networks and 100 radio stations in China.

Different opinions and questions started to surface over the magazine editors’ negligence and choice of dress. There were also suspicions that the incident was a set-up to ruin Zhao’s career. On 28 December 2001, during her performance at a concert, Zhao was attacked on stage by Fu Shenghua, a construction worker who later said his grandparents were killed during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Reflecting upon his actions, Fu told a Chinese magazine: “I know what I did wasn’t right. But I believe my cause was just… As a famous Chinese person, she should have been aware of such an important event in Chinese history.” Later, a Chinese newspaper, Beijing Youth Daily published a special report after a two-month investigation and alleged that Fu had lied to the media, claiming that no one in his family had died during the war and that he was not a construction worker but instead had been unemployed for several years. The journalist noted that it was difficult to have conversations with Fu due to his alleged extremist views. More and more people started to believe that the incident was a set-up and the public views started shifting more empathetically towards Zhao. After this report was published, the hype surrounding the incident died down and the Chinese media seldom mentioned it again.

In July 2004, Zhao was embroiled in further controversy when a pregnant lady named Zou Xue accused Zhao of assaulting her in a restaurant over a business dispute. Zhao and Zou had been business partners, and opened a bar together in Beijing. Zou claimed that Zhao had instructed her chauffeur to hit Zou after a business dispute. Zou filed a lawsuit demanding compensation as well as a public apology. Zhao denied hitting Zou, but the public were not on Zhao’s side. However, the incident quickly had a dramatic twist when the media investigated that Zou’s medical check-up report was fake, and was produced by a hospital managed by her family members. The court then rejected Zou’s lawsuit against Zhao. In addition, people found that Zou was the L’Offciel editor who stepped down due to the “Japanese flag” incident. The public was more convinced that the “Japanese flag” incident was a set-up and Zou was somehow involved. Zhao regained the public’s support.

Zhao completed her second directorial feature No Other Love in June 2016. On 1 July 2016, the Communist Youth League used its own website and social media to criticize Zhao over the male cast and Taiwanese director-actor Leon Dai’s alleged support for Taiwanese independence. It posting on Weibo called for boycott of this movie. Following the call, China’s nationalists and nationalist unions started to attack Zhao for being a “public enemy” and “traitor” to the nation. The nationalists also branded Zhao as an “American spy”, citing Zhao had taken a photo and shaken hands with Hillary Clinton at the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Future Summit in Manhattan, US on 20 November 2014. In early July, both Dai and Zhao and their movie production studios issued apology statements but the nationalists continued to attack them, even against Zhao’s family members including her husband, daughter and brother. On 15 July 2016, under fierce online assault, Zhao apologized, and the movie studio also announced its plan to replace Dai. The incident generated much debate online, and some famous Chinese writers, professors and filmmakers, including Fang Fang, Sai Ren, Shi Hang, Yan Feng, He Ping, Chen Guoxing, along with People’s Daily’s social media and China Newsweek (present by China News Service) categorically denounced the online abuse and/or voiced their support for Zhao.

Other Work

Alongside her acting career, Zhao has become actively involved in commercial work. In 2001, she was selected as one of “China’s Top Ten Most Popular Commercial Models”, the culmination of her work for Red Earth and Amoisonic Mobile Phone. The same year, Zhao was ranked second on “China’s Top 10 Artists for Advertisements” list. South Korean television network KBS ranked Zhao number one in China and Japan and number two in South Korea, crowning her “Commercial Queen in 3 countries.”

On several occasions, Zhao has been praised by the media for her sense of style. At the Lycra Channel Young Awards (now known as the China Fashion Awards), Zhao was chosen as the “Most Stylish Actress” in mainland China. The same year, MTV China also selected Zhao as the “Most Stylish Asian Actress”. Zhao also garnered another fashion award at the 2004 Pierre Cardin Awards. Zhao was awarded the “Most Stylish Female Artist” and “Most Stylish Actor” at the China Fashion Award (CFA) in 2005. In 2007, Zhao won her the third “Most Stylish Actor” in China Fashion Awards. The same year, she won “Most Stylish Female Artist” at the MTV China Style Gala.

As of 18 April 2011, Zhao is climbing up the ranks of the most followed microbloggers worldwide. Her fan count has exceeded six million, bringing her ever-closer to American celebrities Ellen DeGeneres, Ashton Kutcher and Katy Perry, all of whom also recently surpassed the six million fan mark.

Wei and her husband purchased stakes in Alibaba Pictures in 2014, leading to tens of millions of dollars in gains over the next two years. Near the end of 2016, her company Longwei Culture & Media purchased control of Zhejiang People Culture, a Chinese animation studio and mobile gaming company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, for CN¥3 billion. Although the acquiring company have answered the Shanghai Stock Exchange questions, several mainland China media and some netizens still boycott it, regard the buyout by a female actor as “the hen cackles in the morning”. Furthermore, nationalists combined with ultra-left media attack Zhao continuously. Finally, original banks quit for “uncertainty”, causing the acquisition to fail.

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Filmography


Film

       
         
Year Title Director Role Notes
1994 La Peintre Huang Shuqin Extra  
  画魂 黄蜀琴 雏妓  
1995 Penitentiary Angel Xie Jin Ding Jing’er aka Behind the Wall of Shame
  女儿谷 谢晋 丁静儿  
1996 East Palace, West Palace Zhang Yuan “The Bus”  
  东宫西宫 张元 公共汽车  
1999 Déjà Vu 2000 Kin-Nam Cho Vicky  
  缘,妙不可言 曹健南 薇薇  
2000 The Duel Andrew Lau Princess Phoenix  
  决战紫禁之巅 刘伟强 飞凤公主  
2001 Shaolin Soccer Stephen Chow Ah Mui  
  少林足球 周星驰 阿梅  
2002 So Close Corey Yuen Sue aka Virtual Weapon
  夕阳天使 元奎 林爱群  
  Chinese Odyssey 2002 Jeff Lau Ah Feng (Phoenix)  
  天下无双 刘镇伟 李凤姐  
2003 Warriors of Heaven and Earth He Ping Wen Zhu  
  天地英雄 何平 文珠  
  My Dream Girl Yip Wai Man Zhang Ning  
  炮制女朋友 叶伟民 张宁  
  Green Tea Zhang Yuan Wu Fang/Lang Lang  
  绿茶 张元 吴芳/朗朗  
2004 Jade Goddess of Mercy Ann Hui An Xin  
  玉观音 许鞍华 安心  
2005 A Time To Love Huo Jianqi Qu Ran  
  情人结 霍建起 屈然  
2006 The Postmodern Life of My Aunt Ann Hui Liu Dafan  
  姨妈的后现代生活 许鞍华 刘大凡  
2007 The Longest Night in Shanghai Zhang Yibai Lin Xi  
  夜。上海 张一白 林夕  
2008 Red Cliff I John Woo Sun Shangxiang  
  赤壁 吴宇森 孙尚香  
  Painted Skin Gordon Chan Chen Peirong  
  画皮 陈嘉上 陈佩蓉  
2009 Red Cliff II John Woo Sun Shangxiang  
  赤壁:决战天下 吴宇森 孙尚香  
  Mulan Jingle Ma Hua Mulan  
  花木兰 马楚城 花木兰  
  The Founding of a Republic Han Sanping/Huang Jianxin Member of CPPCC Cameo
  建国大业 韩三平/黄建新 政协委员  
2010 14 Blades Daniel Lee Qiao Hua  
  锦衣卫 李仁港 乔花  
2011 Eternal Moment Zhang Yibai Yang Zheng’s Wife Cameo (voice)
  将爱 张一白 杨铮妻子  
2012 LOVE Doze Niu Jin Xiaoye  
  钮承泽 金小叶  
  Painted Skin: The Resurrection Wu’ershan Princess Jing/Xiao Wei  
  画皮II 乌尔善 靖公主/小唯  
2014 Dearest Peter Chan Li Hongqin  
  亲爱的 陈可辛 李红琴  
2015 12 Golden Ducks Matt Chow Aunt Mei (young version) Cameo
  十二金鸭 邹凯光 媚姨  
  Hollywood Adventures Tim Kendall Wei Wei  
  横冲直撞好莱坞   薇薇  
  Lost in Hong Kong Xu Zheng Cai Bo (Spinach)  
  港囧 徐峥 蔡波  
2016 Three Johnnie To Tong Qian  
  三人行 杜琪峯 佟倩  
         

Television

     
         
Year Title Role Notes  
1996 Sisters in Beijing Bai Xiaoxue 30 Episodes, first leading role  
  姐姐妹妹闯北京 白小雪    
  Yutian Has a Story Miao Lan    
  雨天有故事 苗兰    
1997 Magic Formula Luo Man    
  大魔方 罗曼    
1998 My Fair Princess Xiaoyanzi 24 episodes, breakthrough role  
  还珠格格 小燕子    
  Records of Kangxi’s Travel Incognito Season 2 Yue Qing’er    
  康熙微服私访记(第二部)之桂圆记 岳清儿    
  Old House Has Joy Ji Xiang/Li Mei 30 Episodes  
  老房有喜 吉祥/李眉    
1999 My Fair Princess II Xiaoyanzi 48 Episodes  
  还珠格格(第二部) 小燕子    
2000 Treasure Venture Lu Jianping/Du Huixin 30 Episodes  
  侠女闯天关 陆剑萍/杜慧心    
2001 Romance in the Rain Lu Yiping 48 Episodes  
  情深深雨濛濛 陆依萍    
2005 Moment in Peking Yao Mulan 44 Episodes  
  京华烟云 姚木兰    
2006 Fast Track Love Chen Xiaoxiao    
  车神/极速爱恋 陈骁骁    
2007 Thank You For Having Loved Me Tan Yuwei 34 Episodes  
  谢谢你曾经爱过我 谭雨薇    
2009 The Epic of a Woman Tian Sufei 34 Episodes  
  一个女人的史诗 田苏菲    
2015 Tiger Mom Bi Shengnan 45 Episodes  
  虎妈猫爸 毕胜男    
2017 Chinese Restaurant Herself Reality Show  
  中餐厅   12 Episodes  

Dubbing

     
       
Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride Kiara China version
2004 Shrek 2 Princess Fiona China version
2007 My Blueberry Nights Leslie China version
       

Sound Recording

   
       
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Peter and the Wolf   Conductor: Claudio Abbado

As Director or Producer

Theatrical Releases

         
             
Year Film Director Producer Writer Other Notes
2013 So Young Yes       Directorial feature debut
  致我们终将逝去的青春          
2015 Hollywood Adventures   Yes   Actor  
  横冲直撞好莱坞          
TBD No Other Love (literal title) Yes       Filming
  没有别的爱          
TBD Zhao Wei’s untittled produced project   Yes     Pre-production
TBD My Fair Princess Yes       Animated Feature
  还珠格格         Adapted from comedy series My Fair Princess

Television

         
             
Year Film Director Producer Writer Other Notes
2015 Tiger Mom   Yes   Actor Executive Producer
  虎妈猫爸          
             

Music Video

         
             
Year Film Director Producer Writer Other Notes
2007 Angel’s Suitcase Yes     Actor The title song of Zhao Wei’s sixth album
  天使旅行箱          

Short Films

         
             
Year Film Director Producer Writer Other Notes
2017 One Encounter     Yes   Story
  一刻邂逅          

Other Works

Hosting

   
     
Year Film Notes
2000 CCTV New Year’s Gala  
2001 CCTV Lantern Festival Concert  
2002 Huabiao Film Awards Ceremony  
2011 Golden Rooster Awards Ceremony Opening performance and guest host

As Judge

   
     
Year Film Notes
2013-2014 China’s Got Talent Season Five
     

Radio Opera

 
     
Year Film Notes
2001 Tomorrow is a Sunny Day leading female voice cast
  • 1998: My Fair Princess (TV)
  • 2001: Shaolin Soccer
  • 2001: Romance in the Rain (TV)
  • 2002: So Close
  • 2005: A Time to Love
  • 2005: Moment in Peking (TV)
  • 2008: Red Cliff
  • 2008: Painted Skin
  • 2009: Mulan
  • 2010: 14 Blades
  • 2012: LOVE
  • 2012: Painted Skin: The Resurrection
  • 2013: So Young
  • 2014: Dearest
  • 2015: Hollywood Adventures
  • 2015: Lost in Hong Kong
  • 2015: Tiger Mom (TV)
  • 2016: Three

Discography


  • 1999: Swallow (小燕子)
  • 1999: Magic of Love (爱情大魔咒)
  • 2001: The Last Separation (最后一次分手)
  • 2004: Afloat (飘)
  • 2005: Double (双)
  • 2007: Angel’s Suitcase (天使旅行箱)
  • 2009: We’re All Great Directors (我们都是大导演)

Ambassadorship

  • 2001 World University Games
  • 2002 China Youth Development Foundation “Hope Project”
  • 2002 All-China Environment Federation
  • 2004 China Farmers Games
  • 2005 United Nations Children’s Fund’s “Orphan and Vulnerable Children, Children Affected by AIDS Awareness.”
  • 2007 World Special Olympic Games
  • 2007 China Foundation of Disabled Person “Lighting Activities”
  • 2008 China Red Cross “Heart Project”
  • 2009 China Flowers Expo
  • 2010 Changchun Film Festival
  • 2011 Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival
  • 2014 China Sport Show
  • 2014 United Nations Foundation’s Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
  • 2016 The Ministry of Public Security of China’s Anti-kidnapping
  • 2016 United Nations Development Programme’s goodwill ambassador

Awards and Nominations


Film and Television Awards

Mainland China Grand Slam

The three most prestigious film awards in mainland China are the Golden Rooster Awards, Hundred Flowers Awards and the Huabiao Award, while the two most prestigious television awards in mainland China are the Golden Eagle Award and Flying Apsaras Awards.

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 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

Magazine Recognition

  • 2000: Rank 2 of Popular TV “Top 10 Celebrities”
  • 2002: Rank 2 of FHM Singapore edition “100 Sexiest Women in the World”
  • 2003: Rank 15 of FHM Singapore edition “100 Sexiest Women in the World”
  • 2003: Rank 10 of FHM Thailand edition “100 Sexiest Women in the World”
  • 2004: Rank 2 of FHM Singapore edition “100 Sexiest Women in the World”
  • 2004: Rank 3 of FHM Thailand edition “100 Sexiest Women in the World”
  • 2004: Rank 3 of Forbes China Celebrity 100
  • 2004: Selected as US magazine Sirens of Cinema “International Actor of the Year”
  • 2005: Rank 4 of Forbes China Celebrity 100
  • 2005: Rank 15 of FHM Thailand edition “100 Sexiest Women in the World”
  • 2006: Listed in People “100 Most Beautiful People”
  • 2006: Rank 4 of Forbes China Celebrity 100
  • 2007: Rank 7 of Forbes China Celebrity 100
  • 2008: Rank 7 of Forbes China Celebrity 100
  • 2013: Selected as China Screen “Actors of the Year 2012”
  • 2013: Selected as Southern People Weekly “Youth Leadership of the Year”
  • 2014: Selected as China Screen “Directors of the Year 2013”
  • 2014: Selected as Ren Wu magazine “People of the Year 2013”
  • 2015: Selected as China Screen “Actors of the Year 2014”
  • 2015: Rank 7 of Forbes China Celebrity 100
  • 2015: Rank 393 of New Fortune 500 Richest Chinese
  • 2016: Rank 548 of Rupert Hoogewerf’s China Rich List

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Vivian Hsu

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Vivian HsuVivian Hsu (Chinese: 徐若瑄; pinyin: Xú Ruòxuān; Wade–Giles: Hsu Jo-hsüan; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chhî Jio̍k-soan; Japanese: ビビアン・スー Bibian Sū born March 19, 1975) is a Taiwanese singer, actress, and model.

Hsu rose to prominence in Japan, where she made her first appearance in 1995 and has become a highly recognized celebrity with her countless appearances in media during the late 1990s.

She was also the main vocalist for Black Biscuits, a Japanese dance band which released four singles, “Stamina”, “Timing”, “Relax”, “Bye-Bye”, and one album, Life. All of these four singles reached the top 5 spots of the Oricon singles chart, and Life reached #6 in the album chart.

Contents
1 Early life
2 Career
2.1 Modelling
2.2 Acting
2.3 Music
2.4 Return to Japan
3 Personal life
4 Filmography
5 Discography
5.1 Songwriting credits

Early Life


The second of three children, Hsu was born to a Taiwanese father and Tayal Taiwanese Aborigine mother as Hsu Su-chuan (Chinese: 徐淑娟; pinyin: Xú Shújuān), and used this name until she began her modeling career. Her parents divorced when she was a young child. She attended Taipei Jianxing Elementary School and Taipei Shulinguo Junior High School.

Career


Hsu’s career in entertainment industry started after winning first place in a “Talented Beautiful Girl” contest held by Taiwan’s CTS in 1990. At that point, she was working by delivering food on her bicycle, and her customers began to recognise her from her television appearances. The same year she joined a musical trio named “Girls’ Team” (少女隊). They released two albums, in 1991 and 1992, then broke up. Following this, Hsu started modeling.

Modelling

As a model, she posed in two photobooks titled Angel (天使心) and Venus. Angel, published in 1995, was shot in Capri and Sicily. Venus, published on July 7, 1996, was shot in Mexico and had separate runs in Taiwan and Japan.

Hsu’s success in modeling achieved its zenith in July 1996 when she was featured on the cover of two biography (the Japanese edition, and the comparatively low-distribution Hong Kong edition). Like the photobooks, both these items have become very sought after by collectors and fans.

Hsu has continued to model for designers such as Hang Ten, Gucci and Mode Marie, and has modelled in all three of her brief, autobiographical books: Earth Onigiri (2001), Privacy (2001, ISBN 4-88745-060-5), and Wo Ai Taiwan (2002). In addition, most of her musical albums contain substantial inserts featuring new modelling work.

Acting

Hsu has appeared in a number of films and television programs both in China and Japan. She appeared in the ambitious 2006 mainland China-Taiwan-Hong Kong collaboration The Knot, a romance film that takes place between the CCP’s takeover of mainland China and the present. Her debut film was Shaolin Popey (1994), a comedy film which became a box office hit in Taiwan and Hong Kong. She also has some experience as a voice actress, having voiced Aisha in Gundam SEED for three episodes.

Hsu also starred in three Hong Kong motion pictures, Hunting List, Devil Angel and Angel Heart. She played the role of Chao Jiale in Love Storm (2003), alongside Vic Chou and Ken Chu. She also composed and sang the opening theme for this series, Decide to Love You (決定愛你), which was released as a single in 2003. As with many actors and actresses, she appears from time to time in commercials and as spokesperson for various causes. In 2006, Hsu played a role in the film The Shoe Fairy of Do Do, a modern fairy tale.

Also appeared in the 2001 film The Accidental Spy, with Jackie Chan.

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The Accidental Spy

Music

Hsu released her first solo single in 1995. She released her first full-length album, Tianshi Xiang (天使想) in 1996. Shortly thereafter, she took a speed course in Korean, and released a Korean version of the album titled Cheonsa Misonyeo (天使美少女). Unusually, neither of Hsu’s first two albums was sung in her native language.

In 1997, with two Japanese comedians—Kyoya Nanami and Amazan—and later with a second female vocalist known as ‘Keddy’, she was included in a musical act known as the Black Biscuits. The group was formed primarily as a “rival band” for the Japanese music group Pocket Biscuits, which was the creation of the Japanese variety show Utchan Nanchan no UriNari. Between 1997 and 1999, they released four hit singles and a full-length album, Life. Their single CD “Timing” recorded 1.5 million sales in 1998. And, they participated in Kōhaku Uta Gassen in 1998.

Towards the end of the group’s run, they failed to accomplish one of the challenges set forth by the variety show and the resulting punishment was the disbanding of Black Biscuits.

During this period, Hsu also released two more solo albums: Da Mafan (大麻煩) in 1998, and Bubai de Lianren (不敗の戀人) in 1999. She followed Bubai de Lianren with a Japanese translation, Fuhai no Koibito, in 2000.

Later that same year she released another new album, Jiaban de Tianshi (假扮的天使).

In 2001, she formed The d.e.p with Masahide Sakuma, Gota Yashiki, Masami Tsuchiya and Mick Karn. The band was short-lived: by the end of the year they had released all the music they ever would. This amounted to two singles and a full-length album, 地球的病気 -We Are the d.e.p-.

Over the next two years, she released a few more singles, including, alongside Kazuma Endo of Siam Shade, Moment, the second opening theme to Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, followed in 2003 by her next solo album, The Secret to Happiness Is Love. Her last album is Hen Hen Ai (狠狠愛), released in April 2005. Her most recent album is Vivi and…, released in September 2006. For this album, Hsu collaborated with many artists and people including Jay Chou, Wang Leehom, Gary Cao, Nicky Lee and even her little brother and uncle.

Hsu’s music, especially in her later work, covers a great range of genres. Included are slow love songs, R&B, hard rock, and of course J-pop. She has even dabbled in rap. This, combined with the fact that she is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Japanese makes her a very versatile artist.

Hsu is also an accomplished lyricist. Her lyric-writing talent first gained serious notice when she completed several songs for Taiwan’s R&B singer/songwriter Jay Chou. By proving that she is not just another pretty idol, but a very capable artist, Hsu surprised both her critics and adorned fans. She continued to collaborate with Jay on his second and third albums after his triumphant self-titled debut, and co-wrote songs for other pop performers, such as Leehom Wang, Vanness Wu, Show Luo and Gigi Leung. Her lyric work is much praised for its clever and straightforward simplicity.

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Return to Japan

Hsu returned to Japan after a seven-year absence to release her new single Beautiful Day on March 3, 2010. Since 2010 she has appeared in two NTV television shows, and two television commercials for the aesthetic salon Slim Beauty House, and Kao’s Essential hair care brand line as one of its three newfaces along with Yuriko Yoshitaka and Nozomi Sasaki.

News Clipping

Return to Japan

Personal Life


In January 2014, Vivian got engaged to 36-year-old Singapore businessman Sean Lee of Marco Polo Marine Limited. They held a wedding ceremony in Bali, Indonesia on June 26. Vivian announced her pregnancy in March, 2015 via Facebook calling the pregnancy a “surprise” and “heaven sent” and said it came at a time when the self-professed workaholic promised to clear her work schedule in 2015 to focus on starting a family. On the 13th of August, she gave birth to a boy.

Vivian Hsu expecting first child

Vivian Hsu Gave Birth

Gallery

The Wedding


The First Child


Filmography


Year Title Alternate Title Role Notes
1994 Shaolin Popey 笑林小子 “Annie Chu”  
  Hunting List 終極獵殺 “Siu Hung”  
1995 Angel Heart 赤裸天使 “Wenny”  
  Devil Angel 魔鬼天使 “Tsui Siu Suen” aka Evil Angel
1996 Dragon in Shaolin 龍在少林 “Siu-Suen”  
  Adventurous Treasure Island 黃金島歷險記 “Siu Sin”  
1997 L-O-V-E… Love 超級無敵追女仔 “Sola”  
  Shoot, My Darlin’ 殺し屋&嘘つき娘 “Liwa”  
  We’re No Bad Guys 愛上百份百英雄 “Tinny Chung” aka We Are No Bad Guys
1998 Your Place or Mine 每天愛您8小時 “Ah Yu”  
1999 A Tale of Rascal 流氓學生    
  Chivalrous Legend 俠盜正傳 “Liu”  
2001 The Accidental Spy 特務迷城 “Yong”  
2005 The Shoe Fairy 人魚朵朵 “Dodo”  
2006 The Knot 雲水謠 “Wang Biyun”  
2007 One Last Dance 茶舞 “Mae”  
2008 If You Are the One 非誠勿擾 pregnant candidate guest star
2009 The Star and the Sea 少年星海 “Huang Suying”  
2010 Hot Summer Days 全城熱戀熱辣辣 “Wasabi”  
  Fire of Conscience 火龍 “Ellen”  
  Dancing Without You 背著你跳舞    
  Juliets 茱麗葉    
2011 Seediq Bale 賽德克·巴萊 “Hatsuko Takayama”  
  The Sorcerer and the White Snake 白蛇傳說 “Goblin” aka Madame White Snake
  Sleepless Fashion 與時尚同居 “Yinghong”  
2012 Perfect Two 新天生一對 “Li”  
2013 The Action Zero 變身超人    
  Saving Mother Robot 瑪德2號 “Cao Yi”  
  Rhythm of the Rain 聽見下雨的聲音    
  A Chilling Cosplay 制服    
  -197c Murder 冰裸杀 Jeana  
2014 Lock Me Up, Tie Him Down 完美假妻168    
  Sex Appeal 寒蟬效應    

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TV Series

Year Title Alternate Title Role Notes
2001 My Marriage 本家のヨメ “Yamada Nozomi”  
2003 Love Storm 狂愛龍捲風 “Zhao Jia Le”  
2006 Till Death Do Us Apart 別愛我 “Fei Yang”  
2008 Love Strategy 戀愛兵法 “Sun Yu Xuan”  
2013 The Files of Young Kindaichi -Lost in Kowloon- 金田一少年の事件簿 -香港九龍財宝殺人事件-   TV Movie

Anime

Year Title Alternate Title Role Notes
2002 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED 機動戦士ガンダムSEED “Aisha” episodes 19, 21, 26
        sung theme song OP 2

Discography


This is the discography of Taiwanese pop singer Vivian Hsu.

As a member of Shaonu Dui

  • December 25, 1990 Merry Christmas (PS I Love You) single1991 我的心要出旅行 (py.
  • Wǒ de Xīn Yào Chǔ Lǔxíng, en. My Heart Must Go Travel)
  • June 1992 偏愛你的心 (py. Piānài Nǐ de Xīn, en. Prefer Your Heart)

As a member of Black Biscuits

  • September 1997 1997-09 Stamina single (ZH), BMG
  • December 19, 1997 Stamina single (JP), BMG: BVDR-5001
  • April 1998 Timing single (ZH, JP), BMG: BVDR-5002
  • October 1998 Relax single (ZH, JP), BMG: BVDR-5003
  • May 1999 Bye-Bye single (ZH, JP), BMG
  • May 26, 1999 Life, BMG: 74321-66897-2 90732

As a member of The d.e.p

  • April 1, 2001 Mr. No Problem single, Sony: SRCL-5047
  • May 15, 2001 地球的病気 -We Are the d.e.p-, Sony: SMD 8419
  • August 2001 Itai single, Sony

As Vivian or Kazuma

  • January 29, 2003 Moment single, Sony SME: SRCL 5537
  • July 7, 2004 Moment Remixes single, Sony SME: SECL 108

Solo Albums and Singles

  • August 1995 Whisper Message singleOctober 25, 1995 Kuchibiru no Shinwa single, Toshiba: TODT-3557
  • March 6, 1996 Kyohansha single, Toshiba: TODT-3637
  • April 10, 1996 天使想 (py. Tiānshǐ Xiǎng, jp. Tenshi Sou, en. Angel Dreaming), Toshiba: TOCT-9375
  • July 31, 1996 Hachigatsu no Valentine single, Toshiba: TODT-3765
  • October 10, 1996 天使美少女 (kr. Cheonsa Misonyeo, py. Tiānshǐ Měishàonǔ, jp. Tenshi Bishoujo, en. Angel Prettygirl), SAMPONY
  • April 29, 1998 大麻煩 (py. Dà Máfán, en. Big Trouble), BMG: 74321585252-0 9054-2
  • October 26, 1998 想 New Edition a.k.a. 1st. Album (a reprint of Tianshi Xiang plus two new tracks), Toshiba: TOCT-10587
  • October 18, 1999 不敗の戀人 (py. Bùbài de Liànrén, en. Undefeatable Lover), BMG: 74321 726702
  • March 23, 2000 Fuhai no Koibito (Japanese version of Bubai de Lianren, with some track substitutions), BMG: BCVR-11018
  • May 23, 2000 Happy Past Days (Taiwanese version of Fuhai no Koibito plus two new tracks), BMG: 74321 761012
  • September 19, 2000 假扮的天使 (py. Jiǎbàn de Tiānshǐ, en. Pretend Angel), BMG: 74321-796722-2
  • March 2001 愛の瑄言 *精選輯 (py. Ài de Xuān Yìn *Jīngxuǎn Jì) compilation album, BMG: 74321-855092
  • November 7, 2001 (as “Lil’ Viv”) Marry Me? single, EMI: TOCT-4336
  • August 2003 決定愛你 single (py. Juédìng Ài Nǐ, en. Decide to Love You), Avex
  • September 28, 2003 我愛你 x4 the secret to happiness is love Avex: AVTCD-90034 (limited), AVTCD-95723 (regular)
  • April 1, 2005 狠狠愛 (py. Hěn Hěn Ài), Avex: AVCCD90063A
  • September 19, 2006 Vivi and… Avex: AVTCD95920
  • March 9, 2007 Love Vivian 最愛是V 新歌+精選 (py. Love Vivian Zui Ai Shi V XinGe + Jingxuan) compilation album, Avex: AVTCD95948

Songwriting Credits

  • Lovely Woman, Jay “Jay”
  • Tornado, Jay Chou “Jay”
  • Istanbul, Jay Chou “Jay”
  • Simple Love, Jay Chou “Fantasy “
  • Can’t say anything, Jay “Fantasy”
  • Love Cliff, Jay Chou “Ye Hui Mei”
  • Want to love you, Jerry Yen “Jerry for you the first time”
  • Imagine ten of you, Vanness Wu “Body Can Sing”
  • That girl, Vanness Wu “Body Can Sing”
  • Fantastic love, Vanness Wu “V.Dubb”
  • Reborn, Ken “Never Stop”
  • Journey, Fei “Trip EP “
  • Paradise, Harlem Yu “Harlem Heaven”
  • Emergency Tears, Gigi “Magical Season”
  • Hold you tight, Gigi “Sense of Belonging”
  • Confessions, Zhang Huichun “Solo”
  • Love, Nicholas Tse “Release”
  • You say yours I say mine, Show Luo “Show Time”
  • Happiness Hunter, Show Luo “SPEShow”
  • Love Castle, Cyndi “Honey”
  • Go with you Kim Jeong Hoon “Love Strategy”
  • If you love, Khalil Fong “Orange Moon”
  • Listen to me, Ruby
  • Walking together, Kim Jeong Hoon “Love Strategy”
  • The Daily Recipes, Leehom Wang “Versatile”
  • The Everlasting Happiness, BoBo “Let’s BoBo”