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Yang Yang (A)
Chinese short track speed skater

Yang Yang (A)

Yang Yang (A)
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Intro Chinese short track speed skater
A.K.A. Yang Yang (A)
Is Athlete Speed skater Short track speed skater
From China
Field Sports
Gender female
Birth 24 August 1976, Harbin, Heilongjiang, People's Republic of China
Age 45 years
Star sign Virgo
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Biography

Yang Yang (simplified Chinese: 杨洋; traditional Chinese: 楊洋, born 9 September 1991) is a Chinese actor. He made his acting debut in the Chinese television drama The Dream of Red Mansions (2010). Since then, he has received recognition for his roles in television dramas The Lost Tomb (2015), The Whirlwind Girl, (2015), Love O2O (2016) and film The Left Ear (2015).

Early life

At the age of 11, Yang was admitted to the Department of Dance in People's Liberation Army Arts College in China.

Career

2007–2014: Beginning

In December 2007, he was chosen to play the lead role Jia Baoyu by director Li Shaohong in The Dream of Red Mansions. One of the most expensive Chinese TV series produced at RMB118 million (US$17.55 million), the 50 episode drama premiered on July 6, 2010.

Yang featured in The Founding of a Party (2011), a patriotic tribute detailing the process of establishing the Communist Party of China. He continued to build up his filmography, featuring in war dramas The War Doesn't Believe in Tears and Ultimate Conquest (both in 2012), and romance series Flowers of Pinellia Ternata (2013).

On April 29, 2014, Yang ended his contract of 7 years with his company.

2015: Breakthrough

Yang achieved breakthrough with his role in The Left Ear, a coming-of-age film which is also the directorial debut of Alec Su. The film was a box office hit, and Yang received acclaim for his portrayal as Xu Yi. His popularity continued to increase with his appearance in travel-reality show Divas Hit the Road, and he topped the "2015 Chinese Reality Show Star Ranking". He next starred in action-adventure web-drama The Lost Tomb based on the novel of the same name. The Lost Tomb was the most watched web drama of the year, and Yang gained more popularity with his portrayal of Zhang Qiling. Yang then played the male lead in youth sports drama The Whirlwind Girl, which gained one of the highest viewership ratings of the year and established Yang's status as a "ratings guarantor". He also released his first single, "Tender Love".

At the end of the year, Yang won several awards including the Most Popular TV Actor of the Year at iQiyi All-Star Carnival Night 2016; and the Most Anticipated Actor and Most Influential Actor awards at the China TV Drama Awards.

2016–present: Mainstream popularity

In 2016, Yang starred in youth romance series Love O2O, based on Gu Man's novel of the same name. The drama was a massive hit both locally and internationally, and is the most viewed modern drama in China. Following the airing of Love O2O, Yang experienced a surge in popularity and topped the Vlinkage Celebrity List for 13 times in 6 months. To thank his fans, Yang released the song "Love is Crazy", a jazz/rock single. He next starred in romance film I Belonged to You, which was a huge success and broke box office sales record for mainland-produced romance films.

In 2017, Yang starred alongside Liu Yifei in romantic fantasy film Once Upon a Time.

Other activities

In January 2016, Yang became the first artist to be featured on the China Post postage stamp. In April 2016, Yang was invited as a celebrity torch-bearer in Athens to start the Olympic flame’s journey around the world.

On February 10, 2017, Yang had his wax figure of himself displayed at Madam Tussauds Shanghai. His second wax figure is displayed at Madame Tussauds Beijing on July 19th, 2017.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
2011 The Founding of a Party Yang Kaizhi
2012 Joyful Reunion Shizhe (young)
2015 The Unbearable Lightness of Inspector Fan Zhanshi Wu
The Left Ear Xu Yi
2016 I Belonged to You Mao Shiba
2017 Once Upon a Time Ye Hua

Television

Year Title Role
2010 The Dream of Red Mansions Jia Baoyu
2011 Melody of Youth Ning Hao
2012 The War Doesn't Believe in Tears Du Changyou
Refresh 3+7 He Tianze
2013 Legend of Goddess Luo Cao Zhi
Ultimate Conquest Bai Niansheng
Flowers of Pinellia Ternata Lu Yuan
2014 Lanterns Fei Yu
Tiny Times Neil
2015 The Four Wu Qing
The Lost Tomb Zhang Qiling
The Whirlwind Girl Ruo Bai
2016 Love O2O Xiao Nai
My Adorable Husband Yang Kang
2017 Martial Universe Lin Dong
2018 The King's Avatar Ye Xiu
TBA The Chronicles of Town Called Jian Huang Moru

Variety show

  • Star Soldier (2013)
  • Divas Hit the Road 2 (2015)

Theatre

  • The Dream of Red Mansions (2009)

Discography

Singles

Year Title Chinese Title Album Notes
2011 "Dandelion" 蒲公英 Melody of Youth OST with Zhou Mi, Ma Su, Jiang Mengjie & Su Qing
2015 "Fly with a Carefree Heart" 放心去飞 The Left Ear OST with Oho Ou & Hu Xia
"Divas Hit the Road" 花儿与少年 N/A Divas Hit the Road theme song
"Tender Love" 安心的温柔 N/A
2016 “Father and Son” 父子 N/A with Tong Tiexin
"Summer's Smooth Hair Dance" 夏日顺发舞 N/A Promotional song for the shampoo brand Rejoice
"One Smile Is Very Alluring" 微微一笑很倾城 Love O2O OST N/A
"Love Is Crazy" 爱是一个疯字 N/A
"Sunshine in the Eyes" 瞳孔里的太阳 N/A Promotional single for the 2016 World AIDS Day
2017 "Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms" 三生三世十里桃花 Once Upon a Time (2017 film) OST with Liu Yifei
"Just Like IDOL" 就象是IDOL N/A
"Power of Love" 爱的力量 N/A Charity Song for Sunshine Special Fund

Awards and nominations

Year Event Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2009 BQ Celebrity Score Awards Best New Actor The Dream of Red Mansions Won
2015 Chinese Campus Art Glory Festival Most Popular Actor The Four Won
iQiyi All-Star Carnival Awards Popular TV Actor of the Year The Lost Tomb Won
China TV Drama Awards Most Anticipated Actor N/A Won
Most Influential Actor N/A Won
2016 10th Youku Young Choice Awards Artist of the Year Love O2O Won
2016 UC Headlines Figure Won
2017 2nd China Television Drama Quality Ceremony Most Popular Quality Actor Won
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