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Yang Yang
Chinese actor

Yang Yang

Yang Yang
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Intro Chinese actor
Is Dancer Actor Television actor Film actor Singer
From China
Field Dancing Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender male
Birth 9 September 1991, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Age 30 years
Star sign Virgo
Residence Hefei, People's Republic of China
Instruments:
Voice
The details (from wikipedia)

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), Martial Universe (2018), The King's Avatar (2019) and films The Left Ear (2015), I Belonged to You (2016), Once Upon a Time (2017).

He was ranked fifth on the 2017 Forbes China Celebrity 100 list, and 27th in 2019.

Early life

At age 11, Yang was enrolled in the Department of Dance in People's Liberation Army Arts College in China. He also has studied at the Central Academy of Drama for a period of time.

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.

In 2011, Yang featured in The Founding of a Party, 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 (2012) and Ultimate Conquest (2013), and romance series Flowers of Pinellia Ternata (2013).

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

2015–2016: Rising popularity and breakthrough

In 2015, Yang started to gain recognition for his performance 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 positive for his performance as Xu Yi. He then participated in travel-reality show Divas Hit the Road, which was a huge topic online when it aired and helped Yang top 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 acclaim from novel fans and audience for 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. 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.

In 2016, Yang appeared in CCTV New Year's Gala for the first time, where his song item "Father and Son" alongside Tong Tiexin was voted the most popular program. He starred in youth romance drama Love O2O, based on Gu Man's novel of the same name. The drama was an international hit, and is the most viewed modern drama in China. Following the airing of Love O2O, Yang experienced a huge surge in popularity and successfully broke into the mainstream. 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 the box-office sales record for mainland-produced romance films. He was named as one of the Top 10 Chinese celebrities with most commercial value by CBN Weekly.

2017–present: Continued success

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

In 2018, Yang starred in the fantasy action drama Martial Universe. Forbes China listed Yang 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, Yang played the leading role Ye Xiu in the eSports drama The King's Avatar.

In 2020, Yang starred in disaster film Vanguard alongside Jackie Chan. The same year he is set to star in the military drama Glory of the Special Forces directed by Xu Jizhou.

Other activities

In January 2016, Yang became the first artist to be featured on the China Post postage stamp.

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

Discography

Singles

Year English title Chinese title Album Notes/Ref.
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 Divas Hit the Road OST
"Tender Love" 安心的温柔
2016 "Summer's Smooth Hair Dance" 夏日顺发舞 Promotional song for the shampoo brand Rejoice
"One Smile is very Beautiful" 微微一笑很倾城 Love O2O OST
"Love Is Crazy" 爱是一个疯字
"Sunshine in the Eyes" 瞳孔里的太阳 Promotional single for the 2016 World AIDS Day
"Father and Son" 父子 with Tong Tiexin
2017 “Three Lifetimes, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms" 三生三世十里桃花 Once Upon a Time OST with Liu Yifei
"Just Like IDOL" 就象是IDOL
"Power of Love" 爱的力量 Charity song for Sunshine Special Fund
2018 "My Spring Gala My Year" 我的春晚我的年 Performance for CCTV New Year's Gala
"The Best" 最好
"Forever Young"

Awards and nominations

Year Event Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2009 4th BQ Celebrity Score Awards Newcomer Award N/A Won
2010 The Mango TV Fan Festival Best Couple The Dream of Red Mansions Won
2011 China Power Awards Most Beautiful New Star N/A Won
Sohu Entertainment Award New Face Won
2015 Baidu Tieba Fans' Carnival Best Trending Energy Won
Bazaar Men of the Year Awards Most Attractive Star of the Year Won
Chinese Campus Art Glory Festival Most Popular Actor The Four Won
4th iQiyi All-Star Carnival Popular TV Actor Award The Lost Tomb Won
8th China TV Drama Awards Most Talked About Actor N/A Won
Most Influential Actor in the Media Won
2016 L'Officiel Night Most Popular Actor Won
Baidu Moments Press Conference Most Commercially Valuable Male Artist Won
13th Esquire Man At His Best Awards Most Commercially Valuable Artist Won
Sohu Fashion Awards Most Popular Male Celebrity Won
Youku Young Choice Awards Artist of the Year Won
2016 UC Headlines Figure Won
2017 2nd China Television Drama Quality Ceremony Most Popular Quality Actor Love O2O Won
Chinese Communist Youth League (CCYL) May 4 Medal N/A Won
14th Esquire Man At His Best Awards Man of the Year Won
Artist of the Year Won
11th Tencent Video Star Awards VIP Star of the Year Won
2018 12th Tencent Video Star Awards Won
Youku Choice Awards Most Valuable Star Won
China Youth Day Gala Outstanding Young Actor Won
Chinese Communist Youth League (CCYL) Outstanding Youth Won
15th Esquire Man At His Best Awards Outstanding Mainland Artist Won
2019 China Entertainment Industry Summit
(Golden Pufferfish Awards)
Most Commercially Valuable Artist N/A Won
Golden Bud - The Fourth Network Film And Television Festival Best Actor The King's Avatar Nominated
China Newsweek Person of the Year N/A Won
Tencent Video All Star Awards VIP Star N/A Won
TV Actor of the Year The King's Avatar Won
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 18 Feb 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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