Liu Ye

Ye Liu

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  • First Name: Ye
  • Family Name: Liu
  • Native name: 刘烨
  • Also Known as: 劉燁
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: March 23, 1978
  • Age: 40

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Ye Liu

Liu Ye

  • Name: Liu Ye
  • Native name: 刘烨
  • Given name: Li
  • Also Known as: 劉燁
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: March 23, 1978
  • Age: 40
From the beginning of his acting career when he was a 20 year old student majoring in performing arts at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, Liu's talent in acting was apparent very early on. Liu was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a young postman in one of his first films, Postmen in the Mountains, at the 1999 Golden Rooster Awards. Shortly after his graduation, Liu won Best Actor at the 38th Golden Horse Awards for his performance as a young homosexual man in Lan Yu. Three years later, he clinched Best Actor with his role in The Foliage at the 24th Golden Rooster Awards. In addition, several of Liu's films have also featured in many international film festivals, for example Lan Yu, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Purple Butterfly and The Floating Landscape.

Instead of making use of his good physical appearance to become a teen idol, Liu has chosen the path of continuously challenging himself by taking on difficult roles. From simple, honest, and down-to-earth "peasant-like" roles, introvert and melancholic personas, to manly and Casanova roles, Liu has not only convinced the audience, but also well-established international directors, of his remarkable acting skills. He has been openly praised and roped in by directors such as Stanley Kwan (Lan Yu), Chen Kaige (The Promise), Zhang Yimou (Curse of the Golden Flower) and John Woo (Blood Brothers), to take part in their major productions.
Liu's first Hollywood film Dark Matter, inspired by a true story in the early 1990s, was screened at major international film festivals in 2007. Starring with actress Meryl Streep, Liu starred as Chinese physics postgraduate Liu Xing. Dark Matter won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was released in the United States in April 2008. Liu's first villainous role was in Connected (2008), a remake of the American film Cellular.
Liu starred in Lu Chuan's 2009 film City of Life and Death, which pays tribute to the victims of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre.
In the 2011 film The Founding of a Party, it was reported that Liu was required to gain 10kg in order to play a 30-year old Mao Zedong, a feat he achieved by eating 20 eggs a day.

Personal life

Liu married French (of Jewish descent) photographer Anais Martane in Beijing on July 5, 2009. Their first child, a son named Nuoyi, was born on October 10, 2010 in France.
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2019 National Treasure’s Extraordinary Journey
Chinese Drama, 2019, 42 eps
Ren Hong Yi (Main Role)
42
Ren Hong Yi
Main Role
0.0
2018 Old Boy
Chinese Drama, 2018, 45 eps
Wu Zheng (Main Role)
45
Wu Zheng
Main Role
8.1
2014 All Quiet in Beijing
Chinese Drama, 2014, 53 eps
Fang Meng Ao (Main Role)
53
Fang Meng Ao
Main Role
8.3
2014 Love of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chinese Drama, 2014, 12 eps
(Support Role)
12
Support Role
8.2
2013 Troubled Times Three Brothers
Chinese Drama, 2013, 40 eps
Tian Er Lin (Main Role)
40
Tian Er Lin
Main Role
0.0
2004 Romantic Life
Chinese Drama, 2004, 32 eps
Zhong Yue Ming (Main Role)
32
Zhong Yue Ming
Main Role
5.8
2004 Assassinator Jing Ke
Chinese Drama, 2004, 32 eps
Jing Ke (Main Role)
32
Jing Ke
Main Role
7.9
2002 How Can I Rescue My Love
Chinese Drama, 2002, 23 eps
Long Xiao Yu (Main Role)
23
Long Xiao Yu
Main Role
7.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2018 Unbreakable Spirit
Chinese Movie, 2018,
Xue Gang Tou (Main Role)
Xue Gang Tou
Main Role
8.8
2017 The Founding of an Army
Chinese Movie, 2017,
Mao Ze Dong (Support Role)
Mao Ze Dong
Support Role
7.4
2016 My War
Chinese Movie, 2016,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2016 Cock and Bull
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Song (Main Role)
Song
Main Role
7.1
2016 Night Peacock
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Jian Min (Main Role)
Jian Min
Main Role
6.0
2015 Saving Mr. Wu
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Xing Feng (Support Role)
Xing Feng
Support Role
7.5
2015 Beijing and New York
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Lennie (Main Role)
Lennie
Main Role
6.2
2014 The Boundary
Chinese Movie, 2014,
Gao Song (Main Role)
Gao Song
Main Role
6.1
2013 Police Story 2013
Hong Kong Movie, 2013,
Wu Jiang (Main Role)
Wu Jiang
Main Role
7.6
2014 Bianyuan Xian
Chinese Movie, 2014,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
2013 Redemption
Chinese Movie, 2013,
(Main Role)
Main Role
5.3
2013 The Chef, The Actor, The Scoundrel
Chinese Movie, 2013,
Chu Zi/The Chef (Main Role)
Chu Zi/The Chef
Main Role
7.6
2012 The Last Supper
Chinese Movie, 2012,
Liu Bang (Main Role)
Liu Bang
Main Role
7.1
2011 Beginning of the Great Revival
Chinese Movie, 2011,
Mao ZeDong (Main Role)
Mao ZeDong
Main Role
6.5
2011 A Beautiful Life
Chinese Movie, 2011,
Fang Zhengdong (Main Role)
Fang Zhengdong
Main Role
8.0
2011 Underdog Knight 2
Chinese Movie, 2011,
Lao San (Main Role)
Lao San
Main Role
8.2
2010 Color Me Love
Chinese Movie, 2010,
Luan Yihong (Main Role)
Luan Yihong
Main Role
9.0
2010 Lan
Chinese Movie, 2010,
Xiao Quiang - Xiao Cui's boyfriend (Guest Role)
Xiao Quiang - Xiao Cui's boyfriend
Guest Role
9.2
2009 City Of Life And Death
Chinese Movie, 2009,
(Main Role)
Main Role
8.6
2008 The Underdog Knight
Hong Kong Movie, 2008,
Lao San (Main Role)
Lao San
Main Role
7.3
2007 Mini
Chinese Movie, 2007,
Kang (Main Role)
Kang
Main Role
8.0
2007 Blood Brothers
Chinese Movie, 2007,
Da Gang (Main Role)
Da Gang
Main Role
5.9
2006 Curse of the Golden Flower
Chinese Movie, 2006,
Crown Prince Wan (Main Role)
Crown Prince Wan
Main Role
7.6
2005 The Promise
Chinese Movie, 2005,
Snow Wolf (Support Role)
Snow Wolf
Support Role
6.9
2005 Mob Sister
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
Pilot (Support Role)
Pilot
Support Role
6.3
2005 The Ghost Inside
Chinese Movie, 2005,
Fang Cheng (Main Role)
Fang Cheng
Main Role
0.0
2004 Jasmine Women
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
Xia Du (Support Role)
Xia Du
Support Role
7.5
2004 The Foliage
Chinese Movie, 2004,
Liu Simeng (Main Role)
Liu Simeng
Main Role
7.3
2003 Purple Butterfly
Chinese Movie, 2003,
Situ (Main Role)
Situ
Main Role
6.3
2002 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Chinese Movie, 2002,
Ma Jianling (Main Role)
Ma Jianling
Main Role
7.4
2001 Lan Yu
Hong Kong Movie, 2001,
Lan Yu (Main Role)
Lan Yu
Main Role
7.2
1999 Postmen in the Mountains
Chinese Movie, 1999,
Son (Main Role)
Son
Main Role
8.7
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2017 The Birth of An Actor
Chinese TV Show, 2017, 13 eps
Mentor (Regular Member)
13
Mentor
Regular Member
8.6
2015 Where Are We Going, Dad? Season 3
Chinese TV Show, 2015, 16 eps
(Regular Member)
16
Regular Member
7.9
2010 China's Got Talent
Chinese TV Show, 2010, 0 eps
Judge(2013-2014) (Main Host)
0
Judge(2013-2014)
Main Host
6.5
2010 If You are the One
Chinese TV Show, 2010, 616 eps
(Apr 2015–May 2015) (Main Host)
616
(Apr 2015–May 2015)
Main Host
8.5
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