YAO CHEN (Chinese : 姚晨; born 5 October 1979) is a Chinese actress
and philanthropist. In 2014, Time named Yao as one of the most
influential people on their Time 100 list. As of 2014, she is listed
as the 83rd most powerful woman in the world by
* 1 Biography * 2 Career * 3 Social activities
* 4 Filmography
* 4.1 Film * 4.2 Television
* 5 Awards and nominations * 6 References * 7 External links
Yao Chen was born in
Shishi City ,
In 2004, Yao Chen married Chinese actor Ling Xiao Su, but they divorced in January 2011. Yao married cinematographer Cao Yu in November 2012. She gave birth to their first child in 2013.
Yao Chen starred as the daughter of a powerful martial artist in a
2005 television production of
My Own Swordsman . The series was
especially popular and skyrocketed her to fame in China. Following
this, in 2008, she played the part of an iconic guerilla leader in the
series Lurk . The spy drama became a smash hit in
In 2009, she made her theatrical debut; playing a white-collar
heroine in A Story of Lala's Promotion. She also had a supporting
role in the romantic comedy Sophie\'s Revenge starring
In 2012, Yao starred in
Yao played a lawyer in the 2014 drama Divorce Lawyers. The drama was
a huge success in
Most recently, Yao starred in blockbusters
Monster Hunt (2015),
Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe (2015) and
Journey to the West
In 2017, Yao served as the jury of the 23rd Shanghai Television Festival .
Yao was named the UNHCR ’s Honorary Patron for
Yao is among one of the most people followed on Weibo with 79 million followers. She uses her influence and wide reach to spread awareness on issues such as refugees crisis, pollution and censorship.
Yao was among the recipients of the 2016 Crystal Award for her work on behalf of the U.N. refugee agency in raising awareness of the world refugee crisis. The same year, she was selected as one of the "Young Global Leaders" in 2016 by the World Economic Forum. Yao was also awarded the Top Influence Award at the You Bring Charm to the World award ceremony.
YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES
2006 Axis of War: My Long March Su Ma
Big Movie Luo Qian
2007 Falling In Love
Two Stupid Eggs Yan Zi
Crossed Lines Ma Ting
2009 Sophie\'s Revenge Lily
All\'s Well, Ends Well Xiao Yazhen
Freeway Jin Hong
2010 If You Are the One 2 Mango
Love In Cosmo Wang Shunjia
Color Me Love Wang Xiaofei
2011 My Own Swordsman Guo Furong
2012 Caught in the Web Chen Ruoxi
2013 My Lucky Star Lily Cameo
Firestorm Yan Bing
2015 Monster Hunt Cooking Master Cameo
Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe Shirley Yang
2016 Everybody\'s Fine Guan Qing
The New Year's Eve of Old Lee
MBA Partners Lu Zhenxi
Journey to the West
2018 Goddesses in the Flames of War
YEAR TITLE CHINESE TITLE ROLE NOTES
2003 City Girl 都市男女 Su Qingqing
Shen Bian 神鞭 Zhan Jiarong
2004 Chui Shi Ban's Story 2 炊事班的故事2 Xiao Yao
2006 Life Concern 人命关天 Meng Ting
My Own Swordsman 武林外传 Guo Furong
2007 Fang Qian Wu Hou 房前屋后 Gu Li Li
Chui Shi Ban's Story 3 炊事班的故事3 Xiao Yao
2008 Six Cities 都市六人行 Fang Fang Guest appearance
China's Volunteers 中国志愿者 Ye Meng
Lione 防火墙5788 Song Yuxiu
Hundred Years Past Events 百年往事 He Jiabi
2009 Health Team's Story 卫生队的故事 Xiao Yao
Lurk 潜伏 Wang Cuiping
2010 Tie Niu Han and his Daughters 牛鐵漢和他的兒女們 Gu Xiaoxin
Days with the Air Hostess 和空姐一起的日子 Ran Jing
2013 Longmen Express 龙门镖局 Lu Qingning Cameo
2014 Wonder Lady 3 极品女士第三季 Lawyer Luo Cameo
Divorce Lawyers 离婚律师 Luo Li
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
YEAR NOMINATED WORK AWARD CATEGORY RESULT REF.
2009 Lurk 27th Flying Apsaras Awards Outstanding Actress Nominated
2010 2nd Huading Awards Best Actress Won
2011 Love in Cosmo 5th Huading Awards Best Actress in Romance Films Won
My Own Swordsman
Beijing College Student Film Festival
N/A 13th Golden Phoenix Awards Society Award Won
Color Me Love 11th Chinese Film Media Awards Outstanding Actress Nominated
2014 Firestorm 14th Chinese Film Media Awards Outstanding Actress Won
2015 Divorce Lawyers 15th Huading Awards Best Actress (TV) Nominated
21st Shanghai Television Festival Best Actress Nominated
13th Sichuan Television Festival Best Actress Nominated
13th Changchun Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Nominated
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Yao Chen interview: meet China\'s answer to Angelina Jolie".
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* ^ "Pretty actress Yao Chen". China.org.cn. 24 August 2009.
* ^ "Make a date for Color Me Love".