Jia Ling

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Jia Ling
Birth nameJia Yuling (贾俞玲)
Native name贾玲
Born (1982-04-29) 29 April 1982 (age 39)
Xiangyang, Hubei, China
Alma mater Central Academy of Drama
Years active2003–present
Genres xiangsheng
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Jia Ling (Chinese :贾玲), whose full name is Jia Yuling, is a Chinese xiangsheng performer, comedian and actress who rose to fame after appearing at the 2010 Spring Festival Gala. She was born in Xiangyang, Hubei Province. She founded the company called Big Bowl Entertainment (大碗娱乐)in 2016 with Sun Ji Bin and Li Kun. [1]


Early experiences

Jia Ling was born in a family of four in Dashan, Hubei Province, from a poor family. [2] In 1994, she studied acting for two years in Wuhan Art School. [3] In 2000, she applied for the acting major of the Central Academy of Drama and was finally unsuccessful. In 2001, she applied for the Drama Performance and Cross Talk Performance of the Central Academy of Drama at the same time. Although both majors were admitted, due to the mistaken selection of her mother Li Huanying, Jia Ling finally could only enroll in the college class of cross talk performance. [4]

After graduation, Jia Ling was unable to receive cross talk performance work because of her female status, so she began to work everywhere, making a living by working as a part-time host, script creator, temporary assistant to the artist, and the assistance of her sister Jia Dan. In 2005, she was admitted to the China Broadcasting Art Troupe and became a student under Feng Gong. [5]


Jia was born Jia Yuling (贾俞玲; Jiǎ Yùlíng) in 1982 in Xiangyang, Hubei. After graduating from the Central Academy of Drama in 2003 where she studied Xiangsheng performance, she worked with crosstalk performer Feng Gong appearing a series of short sketches. In the same year she participated in China's National Comic sketch Tournament (全国相声小品邀请赛) winning first place. [6]

In 2010 she made her television debut during the 2010 CCTV New Year's Gala where she appeared in a segment called Gala Talk which was later voted the third favourite performance of the night.

She is one of the main guests invited by the TV show Your Face Sounds Familiar (Chinese version) S1 at Hunan TV in 2012, and continues to be one of the main guests for the next three seasons. [7]

In 2014, she is one of the MC of the TV show Lok Street which is about improv comedy. [8]

In 2015, she performed her sketch called Lok Street during the 2015 CCTV New Year's Gala. [9]

Later in 2015, she performed a controversial comedy sketch of Hua Mulan where the sketch portrayed Mulan to be a silly food-hungry and gluttonous girl that was duped into joining the army. An institute called Mulan Cultural Research Centre asked her to apologize. But a lot of Chinese netizens also support her and believe that her performance should be acceptable. The authority and reliability of the Mulan Cultural Research Centre are still controversial, and many people asked for enhancing the regulation of this kind of institutes. [10] [11]

In 2016, she and her team took part in a TV show of comedy competition called Comedy General Mobilization S1; her sketch "Hello, Li Huanying" was played in the first episode in the show, and won the first place in the episode. [12]

In 2017, her company is the co-producer of the TV show Happy Theater which is about improv comedy. [13] She also took part in the TV show Comedy General Mobilization S2 in the same year and became one of the team leaders. [14]

From 2018 to 2020, she is one of the MC of the TV show Ace VS Ace at Zhejiang TV. [15]

In 2020, she is an MC of the TV show Youth Periplous 2 at Zhejiang TV. [16]

In 2020, she ranked 93rd on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list. [17]

In 2021, her directorial debut Hi, Mom , which was adapted from her 2016 sketch comedy of the same name, was released during the Chinese Spring Festival. She made this film in memory of her mother. [18]

Film and television works




YearEnglish titleChinese titleRoleNotes
2012Just For Fun就是闹着玩的The wife
2015 Surprise 万万没想到:西游篇Jia Ling'er
2016 See You Tomorrow 摆渡人
2018 Happiness Is Coming 幸福马上来
The Face of My Gene 祖宗十九代
2020 My People, My Homeland 我和我的家乡Jia Yuling
2021 Hi, Mom 你好,李焕英Jia XiaolingAlso as director

TV Drama

YearEnglish titleChinese titleRoleNotes
2013Diors Man 2屌丝男士2
Crazy Neighbors邻居也疯狂Aunt Li
The New Story of the Editorial Department新编辑部故事Aunt Dai
2015You are My Eyes你是我的眼
2016百变五侠之我是大明星Gong Zhu
Life is a Little Sweet生活有点甜
Happy Detectives欢喜密探Chun Hua
2020Happy Hunters欢喜猎人Jia XiaolingAlso as co-producer

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  2. "贾玲做客《静距离》坦言:喜欢佟大为类型" [Jia Ling as a guest of "Quiet Distance" frankly: I like Tong Dawei's type]. 搜狐娱乐 (in Chinese). 31 October 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  3. "贾玲首演话剧《爱还爱还有》 分饰五角很过瘾" [Jia Ling's premiere in the play "Love Is Still Love" is very enjoyable as a five-corner]. 新浪娱乐 (in Chinese). 28 December 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  4. "女相声演员贾玲:科班相声不但能说还要会演" [Female cross talk actor Jia Ling: Coban cross talk not only can be said, but also will be performed]. 新浪娱乐 (in Chinese). 23 February 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
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