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Jin Yaqin

Jin Yaqin

Chinese actress
Jin Yaqin
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Chinese actress
Was Actor
From China
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 1 January 1925, Shangzhi
Death 23 June 2016 (aged 91 years)
Spouse: Niu Xingli
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Jin Yaqin (Chinese: 金雅琴; pinyin: Jīn Yǎqín; 1925 – 23 June 2016), also known by her stage name Bai Wei (Chinese: 白微; pinyin: Baí Weī), was a Chinese actress.
Jin won the 25th Golden Rooster Award for Best Actress, 18th Tokyo International Film Festival - Best Actress and 7th Chinese Film Media Award for Best Actress for her role in 2005 film You and Me.


Jin was born in Yimianpo Town of Shangzhi city, Heilongjiang province, during the Republic of China in 1925.

Jin worked in Home Troupe (祖国剧团) between 1943 and 1945, she appeared in The Thunderstorm and The Sunrise as Si Feng and Chen Bailu respectively, both were Cao Yu's writings.

In 1949, Jin attended North China University and she was transferred to Central Academy of Drama in 1950. After graduating in 1952 she was assigned to Beijing People's Art Theatre as an actress. During Jin worked in Beijing People's Art Theatre, she starred in many dramas, such as Zhao Xiaolan, Teahouse, Rickshaw Boy and Dragon Beard Ditch, which were written by Lao She. Jin retired in 1988.

After the Chinese economic reform, Jin acted in the historical film Du Shiniang, adapted from Feng Menglong's classical novel Stories to Caution the World.

In 1987, Jin played the character Zhao Momo in Dream of the Red Chamber, a historical television series starring Chen Xiaoxu, Deng Jie and Ouyang Fenqiang, based on the novel by the same name by Cao Xueqin.

Jin participated in Idler: Sister Ma (1999) and Chinese Communist Party Member: Sister Ma (2002) as Grandmother Liu, sitcoms directed by Ying Da, the former husband of Song Dandan.

In 2005, Jin played the role of grandmother in Ma Liwen's film You and Me, for which she won the Best Actress at the 25th Golden Rooster Awards, Best Actress Award at the 18th Tokyo International Film Festival and Best Actress Award at the 7th Chinese Film Media Awards.

In 2008, Jin filmed in Wheat, a historical film starring Fan Bingbing, Wang Xueqi and Wang Zhiwen.

In 2010, Jin was employed as the choreographer of the film The Flowers of War by Zhang Yimou.

Jin died on 23 June 2016.

Personal life

Jin met and married Niu Xingli (simplified Chinese: 牛星丽; traditional Chinese: 牛星麗; pinyin: Niú Xīnglì; January 1928 - December 31, 2009) in 1950s, he was also an actor from Beijing People's Art Theatre.



Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
1981 Du Shiniang 《杜十娘》 procuress
2005 You and Me 《我们俩》 Grandmother
2008 Wheat 《麦田》 guest
2009 King of Eaters 《大胃王》 mother
Glittering Days 《万家灯火》 Grandmother He


Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
1987 Dream of the Red Chamber 《红楼梦》 Zhao Momo
1993 I Love My Home 《我爱我家》 Aunt Yu
1999 Idler: Sister Ma 《闲人马大姐》 Grandmother Liu
2002 Ten Years of Marriage 《结婚十年》 Grandmother Ye
Chinese Communist Party Member: Sister Ma 《党员马大姐》 Grandmother Liu
2009 The Story of Yuanyuan 《圆圆的故事》 Aunt Yu
2010 Man and Wife 《一日夫妻百日恩》 Grandmother


  • The Thunderstorm (Chinese: 《雷雨》)
  • The Sunrise (Chinese: 《日出》)
  • Zhao Xiaolan (Chinese: 《赵小兰》)
  • Teahouse (Chinese: 《茶馆》)
  • Rickshaw Boy (Chinese: 《骆驼祥子》)
  • Dragon Beard Ditch (Chinese: 《龙须沟》)


Year Work Award Result Notes
2005 You and Me 25th Golden Rooster Award for Best Actress Won
18th Tokyo International Film Festival - Best Actress Won
2007 7th Chinese Film Media Award for Best Actress Won

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