Zhao Zanilia

Zanilia Zhao was born and raised in Langfang, Hebei province, where she attended the Langfang School of Electronic Information Engineering, a national key secondary vocational school in China.
Zhao entered the entertainment industry in May 2006, while she won the champion of Search Star Game (《搜星比赛》), later, she signed with Huayi Brothers.

In December 2006, Zhao had a minor role as The Empress in the historical television series Nanyue King, which starred Tang Guoqiang, Wang Gang and Ning Jing.

Zhao's first film role was a servant girl in an appearance (uncredited) in the film Mudan Pavilion (2007).

In 2009, Zhao played the character Ling'er in The Firmament of The Pleiades, which adapted from Japanese novelist Jirō Asada's novel of the same title. This hit TV series was broadcast in NHK, and earned critical acclaim.

In 2010, Zhao acted in The Dream of Red Mansions, a TV series adaptation based on the novel of the same name by Cao Xueqin.

In 2011, Zhao signed with Hairun Movies and Television Production Co., LTD. At the same year, She co-starred as Princess Qing'er in New My Fair Princess, which was based on Chiung Yao's novel.

In 2013, Zhao starred in several television series, such as Palace II, Legend of Lu Zhen and Mermaid Legend. She played the lead role of Lu Zhen in Legend of Lu Zhen, which earned her a Favorite New Artist Award at the 4th China TV Audience Festival, a Most Popular TV Actress Award at the LeTV Awards and a Favorite Actress Award in Chinese Mainland at the Tudou Awards.

Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2018
70
Sheng Ming Lan Main Role
N/A
2017
30
Lin Qian Main Role
N/A
2017
67
Chu Qiao / Jing Xiao Liu / Xing Er / A' Chu Main Role
8.3
2016
18
Bi Yao Main Role
8.1
2016
44
Bao Bei Er Guest Role
N/A
2016
45
Lan Yan Zhi Main Role
8.4
2016
55
Bi Yao Main Role
8.2
2016
48
Yin Xin Yue Main Role
8.2
2016
40
Yang Ruo Nan Main Role
7.9
2015
56
Xiao Yu / Yu Wu Xin Main Role
7.7
2015
32
Hua Qian Gu Guest Role
6.0
2015
45
Bai He Guest Role
6.9
2015
36
Song Nuan Main Role
7.6
2015
50
Hua Qian Gu Main Role
8.3
2014
54
Mu Nian Ci Guest Role
8.1
2014
33
Xue Shan Shan Main Role
8.3
2014
55
Jiang Bai He Main Role
7.4
2013
25
Su Huan Er Supporting Role
7.8
2013
32
Hong Ling Main Role
8.0
2013
59
Lu Zhen Main Role
8.3
2012
25
Su Huan Er / Yang Yi Liu Main Role
8.1
2012
37
Bai He Supporting Role
7.3
2011
98
Qing Er Main Role
7.5
2010
50
Xing Xiu Yan Supporting Role
5.6
2010
32
Ann Guest Role
7.3
2010
28
Ling Er / Li Ling Ling Supporting Role
7.6

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2018
[Queen of Women's Kingdom] Supporting Role
N/A
2017
Unknown Role
N/A
2017
Niu Ai Hua/ Zhang Suzhen Main Role
8.5
2016
Zhang Jing Yi Main Role
8.0
2016
He Siu Wu Main Role
7.3
2016
Herself Supporting Role
7.1
2015
Lin Nana Main Role
7.2
2013
Liu Li Main Role
8.0

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    cia 4 days ago - edited

    Recommend me ZLY great dramas?

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      jinnborn 8 hours ago

      I recently finished Legend of Lu Zhen and I love it, I watched about 20 episode of princess agent and her acting was great. And if you are looking for modern drama: Boss & Me.

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    cia 4 days ago

    Loved her in Princess Agents. Stunning performance!

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    dramalala 5 days ago

    A versatile actress that can act out many different side layer of many different roles / characters convincingly.

    Zhao Liying not only pretty and cute face, but also a very talented actress.
    - Best Actress on Princess Agents -

    Get to know her better, and I love her hardworking, passion, dedication, straightforwardness, professionalism, determination..

    She is a famous Super Star, yet she is down to earth and humble.

    How can I'm not in love?

    ZLY <333

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    jinnborn 5 days ago - edited

    She is a great actress, talented, pro and beautiful. Keep up the good work.

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    ChuQiao 6 days ago - edited

    Hello fellow ZLY lovers, here I'm a new big fan :)
    Woah, the amazing girl really have many dramas in her pocket, hard to pick o.O (I've only watched PA & Boss&Me)
    So, yeah I need ZLY dramas recommendation...? Kindly tell me which one worth my time and maybe your favourite list? Like ZLY best of the best <3

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      sensitiviity 5 days ago

      im watching rookie agent rouge right now and its rly good imo

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      jinnborn 5 days ago

      I'm watching Legend of Lu Zhen, I think it's good, I decided to watch it because of positive comment.

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    AJhennieArol 8 days ago

    Zhao Zanilla is really look like Jang Nara in any angle... They both soo identical love you both... definitely i will watch princess agent

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    EricaBenjamin 16 days ago

    I sincerely love Princess Agents, I have not watched Chinese Drama for a number of years but this drama caught my interest and I was disappointed one bit only at the end however I am hoping in season 2 lin geng xin and zhao li ying will be in the cast again as the main role. I really appreciated this drama and your acting and chemistry on screen it was additive.

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    xian chan 24 days ago - edited

    first actress that made me want to watch all of her dramas (almost done!)

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      AgnesTan 21 days ago - edited

      Me too, I never miss her drama. She is a very good actress and smart in choosing her drama. My favorite actress.

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      YinDones 20 days ago

      same here! :D

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      MISSA 17 days ago

      #1 Chinese Actress for me love all her dramas i have listed her along with Ha Ji Won as my all time favourite actresses, they both like to kick ass.

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      ChuQiao 6 days ago

      Hi please recommend me ZLY dramas that worth my time?

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    Bo Nui Jun 25, 2017

    Really love her relationship with Yan Xun I'm Princess Agents

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    Otps4Life Jun 18, 2017

    Zhao Zanilia is an amazing beautiful actress:D Also her eyes are perfection:"D Love her and Ariel Lin so much*-*

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    Xandra Jun 10, 2017

    She is just perfect in every c-drama where she play. I really love her ♥♥

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    mstfydgrl08 May 22, 2017

    Im in love with her now.... Im currently watching her dramas.... I finished her 3 dramas and 2 movies in less than a month...im watching my 4th drama of her...

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    AmieLin May 18, 2017

    she is now one of my favorite actress. she is so cute and pretty. she can be fierce and at the same time be very innocent. yeah, she's like a mix of jang na ra and ariel lin

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    mswasabi Apr 23, 2017

    talented, cute, adorable, down to earth, inspirational, hardworking and a doll. why don't they have doll for her?

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    Mighty_Brosia Apr 9, 2017 - edited

    she reminds me of jang na ra

Details

  • Name:

    Zhao Zanilia
  • Native name:

    赵丽颖
  • Also Known as:

    Zhao Li Ying
  • Nationality:

    Chinese
  • Gender:

    Female
  • Born:

    October 16, 1987
  • Age:

    29

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