Gao Yuanyuan at China the art of life,11 December 2013
|Alma mater||China Institute of Industrial Relations|
|Spouse(s)||Mark Chao (m. 2014)|
Gao Yuanyuan (simplified Chinese :高圆圆; traditional Chinese :高圓圓; pinyin :Gāo yuányuán, born 5 October 1979) is a Chinese actress and model.
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Gao Yuanyuan was born in 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 shopping district.
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Gao made her debut in the 1997 film Spicy Love Soup . Thereafter, she starred in Beijing Bicycle (2001), which won the Silver Bear at the 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 .
Spicy Love Soup is a 1997 Chinese film directed by Zhang Yang and written by Zhang, Liu Fendou, Cai Shangjun, and Diao Yi'nan based on a story by Zhang and Peter Loehr. Spicy Love Soup was produced by Loehr's Imar Film Company, Xi'an Film Studio, and Taiwanese financing.
Beijing Bicycle is a 2001 Chinese drama film by Sixth Generation Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai, with joint investment from the Taiwanese Arc Light Films and the French Pyramide Productions. The film stars first-time actors Cui Lin and Li Bin, supported by the already established actresses Zhou Xun and Gao Yuanyuan. It premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on 17 February 2001 and won the Jury Grand Prix, but was subsequently banned in Mainland China. The ban was eventually lifted in 2004.
The Berlin International Film Festival, usually called the Berlinale, is a film festival held annually in Berlin, Germany. Founded in West Berlin in 1951, the festival has been held every February since 1978 and is one of the "Big Three" alongside the Venice Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival.
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.She was then picked by Jackie Chan to star in the action comedy movie Rob-B-Hood (2006). Chan has characterized Gao as having the "freshest look and chaste spirit no Hong Kong actress could approach".
Shanghai Dreams is a 2005 Chinese film directed by Wang Xiaoshuai and starring Gao Yuanyuan, Li Bin, Tang Yang, Wang Xiaoyang, and Yao Anlian. The film was produced by Stellar Megamedia, Debo Films Ltd. and Kingwood Ltd.
Wang Xiaoshuai is a Chinese film director, screenwriter and occasional actor. He is commonly grouped under the loose association of filmmakers known as the "Sixth Generation" of the Cinema of China.
The Jury Prize is an award presented at the Cannes Film Festival, chosen by the Jury from the "official section" of movies at the festival. According to film critic Dave Kehr, the award is "intended to recognize an original work that embodies the spirit of inquiry."
Gao next starred in the romance film Love in the City (2007) opposite Shawn Yue, where she plays a deaf-mute kindergarten teacher.Her performance won her the Newcomer Award at the 11th Golden Phoenix Awards.
Love in the City is a 2007 Hong Kong film directed by Jingle Ma.
Shawn Yue Man-lok is a Hong Kong actor and singer. A former model, he has starred in many films such as Jiang Hu and Infernal Affairs II and has established himself as a recognisable face in Hong Kong cinema.
Golden Phoenix Awards, China's equivalent to the Screen Actors Guild Awards, is a bi-annual accolade given by the China Film Performance Art Academy to recognize outstanding performances in film. In 1987, the first annual awards ceremony held in Guangzhou.
Gao was then cast in City of Life and Death (2009), directed by Lu Chuan and based on the events of the 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.
City of Life and Death is a 2009 Chinese drama film written and directed by Lu Chuan, marking his third feature film. The film deals with the Battle of Nanjing and the following massacre committed by the Japanese army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The film is also known as Nanking! Nanking! or Nanjing! Nanjing!. The film was released in China on April 22, 2009 and became a major box office success in the country, earning 150 million yuan in its first two and a half weeks alone.
Lu Chuan is a Chinese filmmaker, screenwriter and producer. He is the son of novelist Lu Tianming.
The Nanjing Massacre, or Rape of Nanjing, was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against the residents of Nanjing (Nanking), then the capital of China, during the Second Sino-Japanese War. In the Postal romanization system used at the time, the city's name was transliterated as "Nanking", and the event called the Nanking Massacre or Rape of Nanking.
In 2010, Gao starred alongside Korean actor Jung Woo-sung in the romantic film A Season of Good Rain directed by Hur Jin-ho,as well as the omnibus romance drama film Driverless . The following year, she starred in Johnnie To's romantic comedy Don't Go Breaking My Heart alongside Daniel Wu.
In 2012, Gao starred in 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 Chunyan Awards. Gao reprised her role in the film adaptation of the drama.
Gao then starred alongside Nicholas Tse in the romantic film But Always (2014).She won the Best Foreign Actress Award at the 52nd Grand Bell Awards.
After a two-year hiatus, Gao confirmed her return to the screen with Juno Mak's gangster epic Sons of the Neon Night.
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".
Gao married Taiwanese actor Mark Chao in 2014. The two met on the set of Caught in the Web .
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Role||Notes|
|1997||Spicy Love Soup||爱情麻辣烫||He Ling|
|2005||Shanghai Dreams||青红||Wu Qinghong|
|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||Cameo|
|Color Me Love||爱出色||Herself||Cameo|
|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||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|
|2019||Sons of the Neon Night||风林火山|
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Role||Notes|
|2003||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|
|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||天龙八部||Li Biyun|
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Role||Notes|
|2007||Glamorous Encounter||艳遇||Lin Momo|
|2007||Love in the City||11th Golden Phoenix Awards||Newcomer Award||Won|
|2008||Rob-B-Hood||29th Hundred Flowers Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2012||Don't Go Breaking My Heart||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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