Yang Yang is a Chinese actor, born in Shanghai, China. He graduated from the Department of Dance in People's Liberation Army Arts College.
In December 2007, he was personally handpicked to play the lead role Jia Baoyu by the director Li Shaohong in The Dream of Red Mansions. One of the most expensive Chinese TV series ever made at RMB118 million (US$17.55 million), the 50 episode drama made its debut on July 6, 2010 on 9 terrestrial networks across China. Yang won Best New Actor at the BQ Celebrity Score Awards for his performance in the drama.