Chen Yao

Yao Chen

  • Name: Yao Chen
  • Native name: 姚晨
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: October 5, 1979
  • Age: 44
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. Edit Biography
Executive Producer
Year Title Type Rating
2022 Qi Dai
Movie
8.3
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
TBA Jin Rong Jie Lian Ren
Chinese Drama, 0000, 0 eps
(Main Role)
0
Main Role
0.0
TBA Love is Within Reach
Chinese Drama, 0000, 36 eps
(Main Role)
36
Main Role
0.0
TBA Fight for Beauty
Chinese Drama, 0000, 30 eps
Qiao Yang (Main Role)
30
Qiao Yang
Main Role
0.0
2023 Grandma's New World
Chinese Drama, 2023, 18 eps
Zhu Mei Hong (Guest Role)
18
Zhu Mei Hong
Guest Role
7.9
2022 Rock It, Mom
Chinese Drama, 2022, 12 eps
Peng Lai (Main Role)
12
Peng Lai
Main Role
7.6
2021 Vacation of Love
Chinese Drama, 2021, 35 eps
Xu Ke Yi (Main Role)
35
Xu Ke Yi
Main Role
7.3
2021 Minning Town
Chinese Drama, 2021, 23 eps
Wu Yue Juan (Support Role)
23
Wu Yue Juan
Support Role
8.1
2019 All Is Well
Chinese Drama, 2019, 46 eps
Su Ming Yu (Main Role)
46
Main Role
8.1
2015 Flowers Bloom in Winter
Chinese Drama, 2015, 34 eps
Xiao Wu (Support Role)
34
Xiao Wu
Support Role
8.2
2014 Divorce Lawyers
Chinese Drama, 2014, 46 eps
Luo Li (Main Role)
46
Luo Li
Main Role
7.7
2013 Longmen Express
Chinese Drama, 2013, 40 eps
Li Qing Ning (Ep. 23) (Guest Role)
40
Li Qing Ning (Ep. 23)
Guest Role
7.8
2009 Lurk
Chinese Drama, 2009, 30 eps
Wang Cui Ping (Main Role)
30
Main Role
7.5
2008 A Hundred Years of Life
Chinese Drama, 2008, 42 eps
He Jia Bi (Main Role)
42
Main Role
7.0
2006 My Own Swordsman
Chinese Drama, 2006, 80 eps
Guo Fu Rong (Main Role)
80
Guo Fu Rong
Main Role
8.5
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
TBA Gui Hua Piao Xiang
Chinese Movie, 0000,
Wu Gui Hua (Main Role)
Wu Gui Hua
Main Role
0.0
TBA Xia Yi Ge Tai Feng
Chinese Movie, 0000,
Chen Shu Nan (Main Role)
Chen Shu Nan
Main Role
0.0
2023 If You Are the One 3
Chinese Movie, 2023,
Man Guo (Support Role)
Man Guo
Support Role
8.0
2023 Flaming Cloud
Chinese Movie, 2023,
Xia Jie (Main Role)
Xia Jie
Main Role
7.4
2022 Mozart from Space
Chinese Movie, 2022,
Niu Yu Xia (Main Role)
Niu Yu Xia
Main Role
7.7
2022 Ode to the Spring
Chinese Movie, 2022,
(Support Role)
Support Role
8.2
2021 To Be with You
Chinese Movie, 2021,
Teacher Fan (Support Role)
Teacher Fan
Support Role
7.5
2020 The Eight Hundred
Chinese Movie, 2020,
He Xiang Ning (Main Role)
Main Role
7.8
2019 A Journey to the Seaside
Chinese Movie, 2019,
Zhao Yue Po (Support Role)
Zhao Yue Po
Support Role
7.9
2019 Send Me to the Clouds
Chinese Movie, 2019,
Sheng Nan (Main Role)
Main Role
6.7
2018 Lost, Found
Chinese Movie, 2018,
Li Jie (Main Role)
Li Jie
Main Role
7.2
2018 Goddesses in the Flames of War
Chinese Movie, 2018,
[Proprietress] (Main Role)
[Proprietress]
Main Role
6.5
2017 Journey to the West 2: The Demons Strike Back
Chinese Movie, 2017,
Jiu Gong (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2016 MBA Partners
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Lu Zhen Xi (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2016 The New Year's Eve of Old Lee
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Ben Ren (Guest Role)
Ben Ren
Guest Role
6.4
2016 Everybody's Fine
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Guan Qing (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2015 Chronicles of a Ghostly Tribe
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Shirley Yang (Main Role)
Shirley Yang
Main Role
7.1
2015 Monster Hunt
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Tian Shi [Chef] (Guest Role)
Tian Shi [Chef]
Guest Role
8.1
2013 Firestorm
Hong Kong Movie, 2013,
Yan Bing (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2013 Control
Hong Kong Movie, 2013,
Jie Xi / "Jessica" (Main Role)
Jie Xi / "Jessica"
Main Role
7.6
2013 My Lucky Star 2013
Chinese Movie, 2013,
Li Li / "Lily" (Support Role)
Li Li / "Lily"
Support Role
7.3
2012 Caught in the Web
Chinese Movie, 2012,
Chen Ruoxi (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2011 My Own Swordsman
Chinese Movie, 2011,
Guo Fu Rong (Main Role)
Main Role
6.0
2010 If You Are the One 2
Chinese Movie, 2010,
Mang Guo (Main Role)
Main Role
6.9
2010 Color Me Love
Chinese Movie, 2010,
Wang Xiaofei (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2010 Love in Cosmo
Chinese Movie, 2010,
Wang Shun Jia (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2009 Sophie's Revenge
Chinese Movie, 2009,
Li Li / "Lily" (Main Role)
Li Li / "Lily"
Main Role
7.3
2009 All's Well, Ends Well 2009
Hong Kong Movie, 2009,
Bao Ya Zhen (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2007 Crossed Lines
Chinese Movie, 2007,
Ma Ting (Support Role)
Ma Ting
Support Role
0.0
2006 Big Movie
Chinese Movie, 2006,
Luo Qian (Main Role)
Luo Qian
Main Role
0.0
2006 Axis of War: My Long March
Chinese Movie, 2006,
Suo Ma (Support Role)
Suo Ma
Support Role
0.0
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2023 Yi Ci Liao Yu
Chinese Special, 2023, 1 eps
Qing Feng (Main Role)
1
Qing Feng
Main Role
6.9
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2024 Brilliant Garden
Chinese TV Show, 2024, 12 eps
(Ep. 11-12) (Guest)
12
(Ep. 11-12)
Guest
0.0
2023 Our Inn
Chinese TV Show, 2023, 12 eps
(Regular Member)
12
Regular Member
7.5
2020 Glad To Know You
Chinese TV Show, 2020, 7 eps
(Ep. 4) (Guest)
7
(Ep. 4)
Guest
10.0
2019 Ace vs Ace Season 4
Chinese TV Show, 2019, 12 eps
(Ep. 6) (Guest)
12
(Ep. 6)
Guest
8.3
2017 Letters Alive: Season 2
Chinese TV Show, 2017, 12 eps
[Reader] (Ep. 2-3, 7, 10-12) (Guest)
12
[Reader] (Ep. 2-3, 7, 10-12)
Guest
0.0
2017 Go Fighting! Season 3
Chinese TV Show, 2017, 12 eps
(Ep. 5-6) (Guest)
12
(Ep. 5-6)
Guest
8.2
2017 Crossover Singer Season 2
Chinese TV Show, 2017, 13 eps
(Regular Member)
13
Regular Member
7.2
2017 Go Fridge Season 3
Chinese TV Show, 2017, 10 eps
(Ep. 9-10) (Guest)
10
(Ep. 9-10)
Guest
8.0
2015 Keep Running Season 2
Chinese TV Show, 2015, 12 eps
(Ep. 6) (Guest)
12
(Ep. 6)
Guest
8.2
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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: 44

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