Huang Jingyu (simplified Chinese: 黄景瑜; traditional Chinese: 黃景瑜, born November 30th, 1992), also known as Johnny Huang, is a Chinese actor and model.
He is renowned for his roles in Addicted (2016), Operation Red Sea (2018), Moonshine and Valentine (2018), and The Thunder (2019).
Huang entered college in the Eastern Liaoning University to study as flight attendant. He had worked several part-time jobs, before he was introduced by his friends to work as a model.
Huang has practiced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and participated in many competitions; he has won the championships held in Shanghai Brazilian Jiu Jitsu College.
In 2016, Huang made his acting debut in the 2016 web drama Addicted, which follows the lives of four gay high school students. The web drama was a success and garnered 10 million views the day after its initial release, and propelled Huang to fame. However, it was banned by SAPPRFT due to its homosexuality content. He then featured in the fantasy web drama Demon Girl 2. The same year, he was cast in China's first zombie-themed black humor film Guns and Kidneys, which marks his big-screen debut.
In 2018, Huang starred in the patriotic action film Operation Red Sea directed by Dante Lam which premiered in February. The film has grossed US$579 million, making it the highest-grossing Chinese film in 2018. Huang won the Best Newcomer Award at the Asian Film Awards for his performance in Operation Sea. The same year, Huang starred in the fantasy romance drama Moonshine and Valentine alongside Victoria Song. The series received positive reviews for its high quality production, tight plot and fresh characterizations; and Huang was also praised for his performance and use of original voice. He also featured in a spin-off of the romance drama My Story for You. Forbes China listed Huang under their 30 Under 30 Asia 2017 list which consisted of 30 influential people under 30 years old who have had a substantial effect in their fields.
In 2019, Huang starred in the comedy film Pegasus directed by Han Han, which premiered in February. The same year, he starred in the police drama The Thunder, which aired in May. He ranked 28th on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list.
In 2020, Huang starred in the workplace romance drama Love Advanced Customization, portraying a boss of an e-commerce company. He is set to star in youth drama film Wild Grass, and romance comedy film Oversize Love.
Endorsements and fashion
In 2016, Huang became the first celebrity to be featured on the China Merchants Bank's bank card.In June, he was invited to the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show during Milan Fashion Week as one of the "Millennials"; front-row guests chosen for their online presence on Instagram and Weibo.
In 2017, he was chosen as the first male ambassador and spokesperson of international brand Pantene.
In 2018, he was appointed as the China's spokesperson and ambassador of the two perfume brands, Dior Fragrance and Elizabeth Arden. In August, he became the new ambassador of Sebastian Professional and Johnnie Walker. Later, he was honored as the first Chinese Brand Ambassador of Abercrombie & Fitch. In October, he was appointed as the global spokesperson of the two skincare brands SNP (Shining Nature Purity) and Sesderma. Later, he also became a brand ambassador of FILA, Ecco, and beverage brand Suntory Horoyoi.
In 2017, Huang attended the "15th Strait Youth Forum" and was awarded the title of "The Messenger of Youth Cultural Exchange between Fujian and Taiwan". The same year, he was invited to the forum "Deciphering New Opportunities in Chinese Film" sponsored by Shanghai International Film Festival and NetEase Entertainment, and accepted the letter of appointment to become NetEase "Star Editor".
In January 2019, Huang was appointed as youth ambassador of 13th Asian Film Awards.
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Album||Notes/Ref.|
|2015||"Oath of the Sea"||海若有因||Addicted OST|
|2016||"Date with Star"||约吧！大明星||Date with Star OST|
|2018||"Operation Red Sea"||红海行动||Operation Red Sea OST|
|2019||"My Motherland and I"||我和我的祖国||Qing Chun Wei Zu Guo Er Chang|
|2016||16th Top Chinese Music Awards||Media Recommended New Idol||N/A||Won|
|Cosmo Fashion for Dream Award Ceremony||Dream Fashionable Figure||N/A||Won|
|23rd Cosmo Beauty Ceremony||Rising Idol of the Year||N/A||Won|
|2016 Netease Attitude Awards||New Force National Idol||N/A||Won|
|Youku Young Choice Award Ceremony||Promising Idol of the Year||N/A||Won|
|2017||2016 Powerstar's Award Ceremony||Most Popular Promising Newcomer||N/A||Won|
|2017 Instyle Icon Awards||Most Popular Male Artiste of the Year||N/A||Won|
|GQ Men of the Year 2017||New Artiste of the Year||N/A||Won|
|24th Cosmo Beauty Ceremony||Beautiful Idol of the Year||N/A||Won|
|8th DoNews Award Ceremony||Entertainment Figure of the Year||N/A||Won|
|2018||Interest Tribe Appreciation Night||Most Commercially Valuable Actor||N/A||Won|
|2018 Baidu Entertainment Award||Person of the Year||N/A||Won|
|Popular Star of the Year||N/A||Won|
|24th Huading Awards||Best Actor (Modern Drama)||Moonshine and Valentine||Won|
|14th Changchun Film Festival||Best Supporting Actor||Operation Red Sea||Nominated|
|34th Hundred Flowers Awards||Best Newcomer||Nominated|
|31st Tokyo International Film Festival - Gold Crane Award||Most Popular Actor||Won|
|Golden Bud - The Third Network Film And Television Festival||Best Actor (Web Drama)||Moonshine and Valentine||Nominated|
|15th Esquire China's Man At His Best Awards||Annual Breakthrough Award||N/A||Nominated|
|2019||13th Asian Film Awards||Best Newcomer||Operation Red Sea||Won|
|25th Huading Awards||Best Newcomer||Nominated|
|6th The Actors of China Award Ceremony||Best Actor (Emerald Category)||The Thunder||Nominated|
|26th Huading Awards||Best Actor (Modern drama)||Nominated|
|Golden Bud - The Fourth Network Film And Television Festival||Best Actor||Nominated|
|16th Guangzhou Student Film Festival||Most Popular Supporting Actor||Pegasus||Won|
|11th China TV Drama Awards||Youth Charismatic Actor||N/A||Won|