Yan Shu Wu

Wu Yan Shu

  • Name: Wu Yan Shu
  • Native name: 吴彦姝
  • Also Known as: Estelle Wu, Wu Yanshu
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: January 1, 1938
  • Age: 86
Wu Yan Shu, born in Guangzhou, Guangdong, is a Chinese actress of theater, film and television. Starting her career in 1960 at Shanxi Grand Theatre, she has appeared in both films and television as a supporting actress. In 1970, she was invited by the Chinese first premier Zhou Enlai, to play Liu Hu Lan at the Great Hall of the People. She was serving as a director when she retired from the theater in 2003.

In 2010, her husband and both of her parents passed away, and she moved to Beijing with her daughter. In 2011, one of her students who was working as an actor coordinator in Zhang Jizhong’s adaptation of the Chinese classic tale, Journey to the West, recommended her for the role of Boddhisatva Pilanpo, and she agreed to appear in the television adaption. Her cameo proved to be a breakthrough role for her, and she reinvented herself at the age of 72.

In 2016, her role as Tang Xiu Yi in a romantic comedy, Finding Mr. Right 2, earned her Best Supporting Actress nomination at the 53rd Golden Horse Awards. In the same year, for her role as Ma Jia Lao in the drama film Relocate, she won the Best Supporting Actress award at the 31st Golden Rooster Awards, the Chinese equivalent of the Academy Awards.

A major supporting role the following year, Love Education (2017) added further acclaim to her career, and she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 54th Golden Horse Awards, 37th Hong Kong Film Awards and 12th Asian Film Awards. At the age of 84, for her performance in the 2022 film Song of Spring, she won a Tiantian Award for Best actress art 13th Beijing International Film Festival.

Wu was married to Zhang Yi Fei, a known music composer and conductor based in Shanxi, until his death in 2010. She has a daughter named Zhang He Er, who is a screenwriter based in Beijing. Wu is regarded as National Class-A Actor in China.

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Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
TBA Reading Class
Chinese Drama, 0000, 39 eps
(Support Role)
39
Support Role
0.0
2024 Best Choice Ever
Chinese Drama, 2024, 37 eps
Chen Shu Zhen / Grandma Mai (Support Role)
37
Chen Shu Zhen / Grandma Mai
Support Role
7.8
2024 Our Interpreter
Chinese Drama, 2024, 36 eps
Li Qiu Yi (Support Role)
36
Support Role
7.5
2023 New Vanity Fair
Chinese Drama, 2023, 40 eps
Qin Li Xian (Support Role)
40
Qin Li Xian
Support Role
7.6
2023 Meet Yourself
Chinese Drama, 2023, 40 eps
Granny Xie (Support Role)
40
Support Role
8.9
2022 Hu Tong
Chinese Drama, 2022, 36 eps
Nanny Hao (Support Role)
36
Nanny Hao
Support Role
7.7
2022 Draw the Line
Chinese Drama, 2022, 40 eps
[Old lady] (Ep. 13) (Guest Role)
40
[Old lady] (Ep. 13)
Guest Role
8.0
2022 A Robot in the Orange Orchard
Chinese Drama, 2022, 30 eps
Grandma Tang (Support Role)
30
Grandma Tang
Support Role
7.7
2022 Life Is a Long Quiet River
Chinese Drama, 2022, 35 eps
Mrs. Zhang (Support Role)
35
Mrs. Zhang
Support Role
7.7
2021 The Good Times
Chinese Drama, 2021, 46 eps
Madam Jiang (Support Role)
46
Madam Jiang
Support Role
0.0
2021 Faith Makes Great
Chinese Drama, 2021, 40 eps
Yan Hong Ying (older) [I send my relatives across the river] (Support Role)
40
Yan Hong Ying (older) [I send my relatives across the river]
Support Role
7.9
2020 My Best Friend's Story
Chinese Drama, 2020, 38 eps
Granny Jiang (Support Role)
38
Granny Jiang
Support Role
7.6
2020 Shi Cha Hai
Chinese Drama, 2020, 37 eps
Aunt Zhong (Support Role)
37
Aunt Zhong
Support Role
7.8
2020 I Love Beijing Tiananmen
Chinese Drama, 2020, 48 eps
[Grandma] (Support Role)
48
[Grandma]
Support Role
10.0
2020 Fairyland Lovers
Chinese Drama, 2020, 35 eps
Granny Li [Lin Xia's neighbor] (Ep. 4, 34-35) (Guest Role)
35
Granny Li [Lin Xia's neighbor] (Ep. 4, 34-35)
Guest Role
7.9
2019 My True Friend
Chinese Drama, 2019, 48 eps
Chen Bi Jun (Support Role)
48
Chen Bi Jun
Support Role
7.5
2018 When We Were Young
Chinese Drama, 2018, 24 eps
Shi Jun Fang [Hua Biao's granny] (Support Role)
24
Shi Jun Fang [Hua Biao's granny]
Support Role
8.4
2018 Madhouse
Chinese Drama, 2018, 24 eps
Zhao Yi [Dean] (Support Role)
24
Zhao Yi [Dean]
Support Role
7.7
2011 Journey to the West
Chinese Drama, 2011, 66 eps
Pilanpo Bodhisattva (Support Role)
66
Pilanpo Bodhisattva
Support Role
7.7
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
TBA Small Mountain River
Unconfirmed
Chinese Movie, 0000,
Grandmother (Support Role)
Grandmother
Support Role
0.0
2023 Too Beautiful to Lie
Chinese Movie, 2023,
[Grandma] (Support Role)
[Grandma]
Support Role
7.5
2023 Five Hundred Miles
Chinese Movie, 2023,
[Lu Xiao Gu' Grandma] (Support Role)
[Lu Xiao Gu' Grandma]
Support Role
7.6
2022 Song of Spring
Chinese Movie, 2022,
Jiang Yu Zhi [Mother] (Main Role)
Jiang Yu Zhi [Mother]
Main Role
8.2
2022 Love Can't Be Said
Chinese Movie, 2022,
Mr. Guo (Support Role)
Mr. Guo
Support Role
7.8
2022 Yi Che Kou Zhao
Chinese Movie, 2022,
[Grandmother] (Support Role)
[Grandmother]
Support Role
0.0
2022 Ode to the Spring
Chinese Movie, 2022,
(Support Role)
Support Role
8.1
2022 Only Fools Rush In
Chinese Movie, 2022,
[Grandma] (Guest Role)
[Grandma]
Guest Role
6.9
2021 Embrace Again
Chinese Movie, 2021,
Xie Yong Qin (Support Role)
Xie Yong Qin
Support Role
8.1
2021 The Curious Tale of Mr Guo
Chinese Movie, 2021,
Su Ling Fang (Old age) (Bit part)
Su Ling Fang (Old age)
Bit part
7.7
2021 All About My Mother
Chinese Movie, 2021,
[Grandmother] (Support Role)
[Grandmother]
Support Role
8.4
2020 Love After Love
Chinese Movie, 2020,
[M.me Liang husband's first wife] (Guest Role)
[M.me Liang husband's first wife]
Guest Role
6.8
2020 Seeing Nara Again
Chinese Movie, 2020,
Chen Hui Ming (Main Role)
Chen Hui Ming
Main Role
8.0
2019 The Whistleblower
Chinese Movie, 2019,
[Gao's Wife] (Support Role)
[Gao's Wife]
Support Role
7.5
2019 Fagara
Hong Kong Movie, 2019,
Liu Fang (Support Role)
Liu Fang
Support Role
7.7
2016 Relocate
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Ma Jia Lao (Main Role)
Ma Jia Lao
Main Role
0.0
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2022 Hu Tong: Chapter 3
Chinese Special, 2022, 9 eps
Nanny Hao (Support Role)
9
Nanny Hao
Support Role
7.4
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2019 Tasty Life Season 3
Chinese TV Show, 2019, 10 eps
(Ep. 4) (Guest)
10
(Ep. 4)
Guest
10.0
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Wu Yan Shu

Yan Shu Wu
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  • First Name: Yan Shu
  • Family Name: Wu
  • Native name: 吴彦姝
  • Also Known as: Estelle Wu, Wu Yanshu
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: January 1, 1938
  • Age: 86

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