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GAO YUANYUAN (born 5 October 1979 simplified Chinese : 高圆圆; traditional Chinese : 高圓圓; pinyin : Gāo yuányuán) is a Chinese actress. She is considered China's "National Goddess" for her beauty and extraordinary acting skills.

CONTENTS

* 1 Career * 2 Other activities * 3 Personal life * 4 Filmography * 5 Awards and nominations * 6 References * 7 External links

CAREER

Gao Yuanyuan
Gao Yuanyuan
was born in Beijing
Beijing
and graduated from China Institute of Industrial Relations . Gao entered the entertainment industry in 1996. Gao, unlike other mainland Chinese actresses, did not graduate from any drama academic institutions. Rather, she started acting in a television commercial for Meadow Gold ice-cream after being spotted on the street at Beijing's Wangfujing
Wangfujing
shopping district.

Gao made her debut in the 1997 film Spicy Love Soup . Thereafter, she starred in Beijing
Beijing
Bicycle (2001), which won the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival
Berlin International Film Festival
and romance film Spring Subway (2002). She rose to fame in 2003 for her role as Zhou Zhiruo in the television adaptation of Louis Cha 's The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber .

Gao made inroads into the international market with the film Shanghai Dreams (2005), directed by Wang Xiaoshuai , which won the Prix de Jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
. She was then picked by Jackie Chan to star in the action comedy movie Rob-B-Hood
Rob-B-Hood
(2006). Chan has characterized Gao as having the "freshest look and chaste spirit no Hong Kong actress could approach".

Gao next starred in the romance film Love in the City (2007) opposite Shawn Yue
Shawn Yue
, where she plays a deaf-mute kindergarten teacher. Her performance won her the Newcomer Award at the 11th Golden Phoenix Awards .

Gao was then cast in City of Life and Death (2009), directed by Lu Chuan and based on the events of the Nanjing Massacre
Nanjing Massacre
. Departing from her "girl-next-door" image, Gao played a middle-aged teacher who helped Nanjing people survive the horrors of the Japanese atrocities in 1937. Gao called the role a "turning point" in her career, stating that she had never started taking acting seriously until she worked on the film. City of Life and Death won the top prize at the 2009 San Sebastian Film Festival .

In 2010, Gao starred alongside Korean actor Jung Woo-sung
Jung Woo-sung
in the romantic film A Season of Good Rain directed by Hur Jin-ho
Hur Jin-ho
. The following year, she starred in Johnnie To
Johnnie To
's romantic comedy Don\'t Go Breaking My Heart (2011) alongside Daniel Wu
Daniel Wu
.

In 2012, Gao starred in Chen Kaige
Chen Kaige
's Caught in the Web where she plays a young woman who commits suicide after she becomes embroiled in a social media controversy. The film was especially popular among young viewers, drawing more than six million viewers and praise from critics.

Gao returned to television in 2013 with the television series Let's Get Married, playing a "leftover" unmarried woman who gets entangled with a man who has a phobia of marriage. The series was a commercial hit, and was the highest rated drama of 2013. For her performance, Gao won the Best Actress Award at the 18th Beijing
Beijing
Chunyan Awards.

Gao then starred alongside Nicholas Tse
Nicholas Tse
in the romantic film But Always (2014). She won the Best Foreign Actress Award at the 52nd Grand Bell Awards
Grand Bell Awards
.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Gao was a torch-bearer in the Nanjing leg of the torch relay for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

In 2012, Gao became the first Chinese brand ambassador for French luxury house Longchamp .

Gao was appointed as California's tourism ambassador to China in 2013. She was picked as she "embodies the California brand and spirit and will share her authentic passion for California with the Chinese public, inspiring their California dreams".

PERSONAL LIFE

Gao married Taiwanese actor Mark Chao
Mark Chao
in 2014. The two met on the set of Caught in the Web .

FILMOGRAPHY

Film YEAR TITLE CHINESE TITLE ROLE NOTES

1997 Spicy Love Soup 爱情麻辣烫 He Ling

2001 Beijing
Beijing
Bicycle 十七岁的单车 Xiaoxiao

2002 Spring Subway 开往春天的地铁 Tian'ai

2005 Shanghai Dreams 青红 Wu Qinghong

2006 Rob-B-Hood
Rob-B-Hood
宝贝计划 Melody

2007 Love in the City 男才女貌 Qin Xiaoyou

Unfinished Girl 第三个人 Xiao Ke

2008 In Love We Trust 左右 School teacher Cameo

xXx:A Forbidden Love Story xXx:被禁锢的爱

Short film

2009 City of Life and Death 南京!南京! Jiang Shuyun

2010 A Season of Good Rain 好雨时节 Wu Yue (May)

The Love of Three Smile 三笑之才子佳人 Top Female Scholar Cameo

Ocean Heaven 海洋天堂 Da Fu's mother

Driverless 无人驾驶 Xiao Yun

Color Me Love 爱出色 Herself guest star

2011 Don\'t Go Breaking My Heart 单身男女 Cheng Zixin

2012 Romancing in Thin Air 高海拔之恋II Ding Yuanyuan

Caught in the Web 搜索 Ye Lanqiu

2013 Blind Detective
Blind Detective
盲探 Ting Ting

2014 But Always 一生一世 An Ran

Don\'t Go Breaking My Heart 2 单身男女2 Cheng Zixin

2015 Let\'s Get Married 咱们结婚吧 Ye Wenwen

Television YEAR TITLE CHINESE TITLE ROLE NOTES

1998 Shixi Sheng De Gushi 实习生的故事 Gao Fei

Zhaobuzhao Bei 找不着北 Jiang Xin

1999 Za Laobaixing 咱老百姓 Yu Qian

2003 The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber
The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber
倚天屠龙记 Zhou Zhiruo

The Adventures of Di Renjie 护国良相狄仁杰 Pan Yu

Zhundian Chuji 准点出击 Huang Li

2004 Nizai Weixiao Woque Kule 你在微笑我却哭了 Shen Xiao

Haide Shiyan 海的誓言 Ye Yu

Yanhua Sanyue 烟花三月 Shen Wan

Ai Yu Meng Feixiang 爱与梦飞翔 Hongjie Cameo

Miracle Healers 神医侠侣 Qinzi

2005 The Royal Swordsmen 天下第一 Liusheng Piaoxu

The Prince of Qin, Li Shimin 秦王李世民 Yang Ruoxi

2007 Love No Regrets 爱无悔 Gao Mingyue

2009 The Qin Empire 大秦帝国 Bai Xue

2013 Let's Get Married 咱们结婚吧 Yang Tao

The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils 天龍八部 Li Biyun

Theatre YEAR TITLE CHINESE TITLE ROLE NOTES

2007 Glamorous Encounter 艳遇 Lin Momo

2008 Hamlet
Hamlet
1990 哈姆雷特1990 Ophelia
Ophelia

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

YEAR NOMINATED WORK AWARD CATEGORY RESULT REF.

2007 Love in the City 11th Golden Phoenix Awards Newcomer Award Won

2008 Rob-B-Hood
Rob-B-Hood
29th Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actress Nominated

2012 Don\'t Go Breaking My Heart 31st Hong Kong Film Awards
31st Hong Kong Film Awards
Best Actress Nominated

12th Chinese Film Media Awards Most Anticipated Actress Nominated

2013 Caught in the Web 4th China Film Director\'s Guild Awards Best Actress Nominated

2014 Let's Get Married 20th Shanghai Television Festival Best Actress Nominated

But Always 6th Macau International Movie Festival Best Actress Nominated

2015 Let's Get Married 18th Chunyan Awards Best Actress Won

N/A 52nd Grand Bell Awards Best Foreign Actress Won

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REFERENCES

* ^ * ^ A B ""National Godess" Gao Yuanyuan
Gao Yuanyuan
married to Taiwanese Actor Mark Zhao". Sina. 6 June 2016. * ^ "5 questions with Gao Yuan Yuan". Today Online. 22 November 2013. * ^ A B "Golden Gao". China Daily. 24 August 2007. * ^ "Almond-eyed actress". China Daily. 27 October 2009. * ^ ""Shanghai Dreams" Honored Jury Prize at Cannes". CRI English. 22 May 2015. * ^ " Gao Yuanyuan
Gao Yuanyuan
in "Rob-B-Hood"". China Daily. 7 September 2009. * ^ " Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
Picks Gao Yuanyuan
Gao Yuanyuan
for New Film". China.org.cn. 30 December 2005. * ^ ""Love in the City" to premiere in Beijing". CCTV.com. 1 October 2007. * ^ "How the girl next door moved away and grew up". China.org.cn. 23 December 2008. * ^ ""Nanking!" Actress Gao Yuanyuan
Gao Yuanyuan
in Fright". CRI English. 2 April 2009. * ^ "Be More Versatile in Acting: Gao Yuanyuan". CRI English. 2 March 2008. * ^ "Hell of a story". China Daily. 27 April 2009. * ^ "\'City of Life and Death\' wins Spanish film award". The San Diego Union Tribute. 26 September 2009. * ^ "Chengdu film ready for release". China.org.cn. 23 December 2009. * ^ "In the mood for love". China Daily. 11 April 2011. * ^ "Johnnie To\'s drama to open HK Int\'l Film Festival". 28 February 2011. * ^ " Gao Yuanyuan
Gao Yuanyuan
Portrays Annoying White Collar in "Caught in the Web"". Chinese Films. 11 May 2012. * ^ "China, Framed by the Cinema and the Web". New York Times. 14 September 2012. * ^ ""Human flesh search" film renews discussion of Internet vigilantism". Global Times. 27 July 2012. * ^ "Singles movie season gets under way". China Daily. 4 November 2013. * ^ " Gao Yuanyuan
Gao Yuanyuan
and Huang Haibo star in new TV series". Sina. 4 November 2013. * ^ "Gao Yuanyuan, Nicholas Tse
Nicholas Tse
Play Lovers in New Film". CRI English. 9 July 2014. * ^ "Trier’s ‘Louder’ wins Stockholm Film Fest’s Bronze Horse – ‘Ode’ takes ten trophies at Grand Bell Awards". Arab Times. 22 November 2015. * ^ A B "China cast in role of tourism hero". China Daily. 15 April 2013. * ^ "2012 fashion watch in China". China Daily. 16 July 2012. * ^ "A good man\'s evil secret". China Daily. 26 October 2007. * ^ A B "Mainland Actress Gao Yuanyuan
Gao Yuanyuan
Looking ahead". CRI English. 30 October 2008. * ^ "Gao stars again in To film". China Daily. 30 May 2013. * ^ "Glamorous Encounter". China Daily. 5 April 2007. * ^ "第十八届春燕奖 高圆圆获最佳女主角奖". Sina (in Chinese). 9 August 2015.

EXTERNAL LINKS

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