Yao Chen

Chen Yao

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  • First Name: Chen
  • Family Name: Yao
  • Native name: 姚晨
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: October 5, 1979
  • Age: 39

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Chen Yao

Yao Chen

  • Name: Yao Chen
  • Native name: 姚晨
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: October 5, 1979
  • Age: 39
Yao Chen (Chinese: 姚晨) (born 5 October 1979) is an award-winning Chinese actress and the person on Sina Weibo with the largest number of "fans" (analogous to "followers" on Twitter), with over 52 million as of September 2013.

Yao Chen was born in Shishi City, Quanzhou, Fujian province, China in 1979 to a middle-class family, and studied Chinese folk dance at the Beijing Dance Academy from 1993 to 1997, then studied at the Beijing Film Academy from 1999 to 2003. Her acting debut was as the daughter of a powerful martial artist in a 2005 television production of My Own Swordsman. Following this, in 2008, she played the part of an iconic guerilla leader in the series Undercover. Her first stage appearance was as a white-collar heroine in A Story of Lala's Promotion (2009). She has since appeared as Mango in Feng Xiaogang's If You Are the One 2 (2010), in Chen Yili’s Colour Me Love (2010) and in Shang Jing’s My Own Swordsman (2011). She won the Golden Eagle Award for Best Actress in 2010.

In 2004 Yao Chen married the Chinese actor Ling Xiao Su, but they divorced in January 2011.

In 2011 Yao Chen visited Mae La refugee camp in northern Thailand as UNHCR’s Honorary Patron for China. The number of followers of her microblogging during this visit increased dramatically, won over by her sincere, fearless communication and her honest engagement with current world events. As she left Mae La she said, "I hope to spend part of every year with refugees."

On November 17, 2012 Yao Chen married cinematographer Cao Yu in Queenstown, New Zealand.

She has spoken in support of journalists from the Southern Weekend protesting government enforced media censorship.
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2019 Love Under the Moon
Chinese Drama, 2019, 48 eps
(Support Role)
48
Support Role
7.5
2019 All is Well
Chinese Drama, 2019, 46 eps
Su Ming Yi (Main Role)
46
Su Ming Yi
Main Role
8.7
2014 Divorce Lawyers
Chinese Drama, 2014, 46 eps
Luo Li (Main Role)
46
Luo Li
Main Role
8.2
2013 Longmen Express
Chinese Drama, 2013, 40 eps
Lv Qing Ning (Guest Role)
40
Lv Qing Ning
Guest Role
8.1
2009 Lurk
Chinese Drama, 2009, 30 eps
Wang Cui Ping (Main Role)
30
Wang Cui Ping
Main Role
8.9
2008 A Hundred Years of Life
Chinese Drama, 2008, 42 eps
He Jia Bi (Main Role)
42
He Jia Bi
Main Role
0.0
2006 My Own Swordsman
Chinese Drama, 2006, 80 eps
Guo Furong (Main Role)
80
Guo Furong
Main Role
9.7
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2019 The Eight Hundred
Chinese Movie, 2019,
He Xiang Ning (Main Role)
He Xiang Ning
Main Role
0.0
2018 Lost, Found
Chinese Movie, 2018,
Li Jie (Main Role)
Li Jie
Main Role
6.4
2018 Goddesses in the Flames of War
Chinese Movie, 2018,
[the Proprietress] (Main Role)
[the Proprietress]
Main Role
0.0
2017 Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back
Chinese Movie, 2017,
Taoist / Guan Yin (Main Role)
Taoist / Guan Yin
Main Role
7.5
2016 MBA Partners
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Lu Zhen Xi (Main Role)
Lu Zhen Xi
Main Role
7.6
2016 The New Year's Eve of Old Lee
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Ben Ren (Support Role)
Ben Ren
Support Role
6.7
2016 Everybody's Fine
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Qing [Daughter] (Main Role)
Qing [Daughter]
Main Role
6.5
2015 Chronicles of a Ghostly Tribe
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Shirley Yang (Support Role)
Shirley Yang
Support Role
7.1
2015 Monster Hunt
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Chef Tian Shi (Support Role)
Chef Tian Shi
Support Role
8.2
2013 Firestorm
Chinese Movie, 2013,
Yan Bing (Main Role)
Yan Bing
Main Role
7.4
2013 Control
Hong Kong Movie, 2013,
Jessica (Support Role)
Jessica
Support Role
8.3
2012 Caught In The Web
Chinese Movie, 2012,
Chen Ruoxi (Main Role)
Chen Ruoxi
Main Role
7.1
2011 My Own Swordsman
Chinese Movie, 2011,
Guo Fu Rong (Main Role)
Guo Fu Rong
Main Role
5.8
2010 If You Are the One 2
Chinese Movie, 2010,
Mang Guo (Main Role)
Mang Guo
Main Role
6.8
2010 Color Me Love
Chinese Movie, 2010,
Wang Xiaofei (Main Role)
Wang Xiaofei
Main Role
9.0
2010 Love in Cosmo
Chinese Movie, 2010,
(Unknown)
Unknown
7.0
2009 Sophie's Revenge
Chinese Movie, 2009,
"Lily" (Support Role)
"Lily"
Support Role
7.4
2007 Crossed Lines
Chinese Movie, 2007,
Ma Ting [Teng Shao Yan's sweetheart] (Support Role)
Ma Ting [Teng Shao Yan's sweetheart]
Support Role
0.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2019 Ace vs Ace: Season 4
Chinese TV Show, 2019, 12 eps
(Ep.06) (Guest)
12
(Ep.06)
Guest
8.7
2017 Go Fridge: Season 3
Chinese TV Show, 2017, 10 eps
(Episode 9-10) (Guest)
10
(Episode 9-10)
Guest
8.6
2015 Keep Running: Season 2
Chinese TV Show, 2015, 12 eps
(Ep. 6) (Guest)
12
(Ep. 6)
Guest
9.0
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