Yu Nan

Nan Yu

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  • First Name: Nan
  • Family Name: Yu
  • Native name: 余男
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: September 5, 1978
  • Age: 41

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Nan Yu

Yu Nan

  • Name: Yu Nan
  • Native name: 余男
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: September 5, 1978
  • Age: 41
Yu Nan is a Chinese actress. Born in Dalian, Yu Nan studied at the Beijing Film Academy, where she graduated in 1999.

Yu Nan started acting at the age of 4, playing the role of a little girl with a handkerchief tied to her dress. Later, instead of following her family's advice to study foreign languages and get a university degree, Yu enrolled at the Beijing Film Academy in 1995.

Her feature film debut in Lunar Eclipse (1999) by Wang Quan An. Her feisty performance as a shy, retiring wife by day and a wild party animal by night won her Best Actress at the Deauville Asian Film Festival. The recognition caught the attention of French producers, who cast her in Rage (2003).

She subsequently starred in three more films with Wang Quan An. Jingzhe (2003) earned her Best Actress accolades at the Golden Rooster Award and Paris International Film Festival in 2003; Tuya's Marriage (2006), the Golden Bear winner at the 2007 Berlin International Film Festival,[6] won her the Best Actress prize from the Chicago International Film Festival for her portrayal of a shepherdess who seeks a new husband after her first one falls ill; and Weaving Girl (2009), which won Jury Special Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI prize from the 2009 Montreal World Film Festival.

Yu Nan has also worked with other major Chinese directors, including Wang Xiaoshuai in In Love We Trust (2008), which won the Best Screenplay Silver Bear prize at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival, Lee Yun-chan's in My DNA Says I Love You and Ning Hao, in his Chinese Western film, No Man's Land (2013).

Helped in part by her fluency in Mandarin, French, and English, Yu Nan has played in several international productions, such as the Canadian-Chinese film Diamond Dogs (2007), and the Hollywood films Speed Racer (2008) and The Expendables 2 (2012).

Known for her success in art house films, Yu also starred in commercial films. In Deadly Delicious (2008), she plays a frustrated wife who discovers her husband's extramarital affair and wants him to pay a price for his infidelity; and also starred in the Design of Death (2012), playing a mute widow. Yu's most notable work in recent years includes Silent Witness (2013) and Wolf Warriors (2015).

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Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2018 The Trading Floor
Hong Kong Drama, 2018, 5 eps
(Support Role)
5
Support Role
5.5
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2019 Lord of Shanghai 2
Chinese Movie, 2019,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
2019 The Longest Shot
Chinese Movie, 2019,
Xue'r [Peter's wife] (Support Role)
Xue'r [Peter's wife]
Support Role
8.0
2018 The Trough
Hong Kong Movie, 2018,
Jackie (Support Role)
Jackie
Support Role
5.7
2018 Justice In Northwest
Chinese Movie, 2018,
Gao Qiao (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
2017 Explosion
Chinese Movie, 2017,
Xiao Hong [Restaurant owner / Zhao Xu Dong's fiancee] (Main Role)
Xiao Hong [Restaurant owner / Zhao Xu Dong's fiancee]
Main Role
5.6
2017 Wolf Warriors II
Chinese Movie, 2017,
Long Xiao Yun (Guest Role)
Long Xiao Yun
Guest Role
8.1
2017 Lost in the Moon Light
Chinese Movie, 2017,
(Unknown)
Unknown
7.5
2017 Lord of Shanghai
Chinese Movie, 2017,
Xiao Yue Gui (Main Role)
Xiao Yue Gui
Main Role
7.6
2016 The Blood of Youth
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Han Yun (Support Role)
Han Yun
Support Role
8.5
2015 Wolf Warriors
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Long Xiao Yun (Support Role)
Long Xiao Yun
Support Role
7.5
2014 The Taking of Tiger Mountain
Chinese Movie, 2014,
Qing Lian (Support Role)
Qing Lian
Support Role
7.7
2014 Beijing Love Story
Chinese Movie, 2014,
Zhang Lei (Main Role)
Zhang Lei
Main Role
7.3
2013 No Man's Land
Chinese Movie, 2013,
Dancer / Li Yu Xin (Support Role)
Dancer / Li Yu Xin
Support Role
7.8
2013 Silent Witness
Chinese Movie, 2013,
Zhou Li (Main Role)
Main Role
8.0
2007 In Love We Trust
Chinese Movie, 2007,
Dong Fan [Second wife] (Main Role)
Dong Fan [Second wife]
Main Role
5.8
2006 Tuya's Marriage
Chinese Movie, 2006,
Tu Ya (Main Role)
Main Role
6.9
2004 The Story of Ermei
Chinese Movie, 2004,
Guan Er Mei (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1999 Lunar Eclipse
Chinese Movie, 1999,
Ya Nan (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
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