Tang in Seoul, South Korea in 2011
|Residence|| Hangzhou, China |
Hong Kong from QMAS
|Alma mater||Central Academy of Drama|
|Agent||Edko Films Ltd. (China)|
Creative Artists Agency (USA)
Kim Tae-yong (m. 2014)
Tang Wei :汤唯; traditional Chinese :湯唯; pinyin :Tāng Wéi, born 7 October 1979) is a Chinese actress. She rose to prominence for her appearance in Lust, Caution (2007).(simplified Chinese
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Tang was born in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China and was raised in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. She is the only child of a former stage actress and painter. In an interview, she explained that she often travelled around China and learned to paint, adding that she was influenced by her parents. Tang graduated from a local vocational high school in her hometown in 1996, where her teachers described her as "athletic" and a "good student who always did her homework". She had no plans to become famous; she originally aspired to become an archaeologist or lawyer. Tang made the decision to enter the entertainment industry after doing some modelling in 1997 and played a minor role in the TV series Chinese Female Football.She graduated from the Central Academy of Drama where she majored in directing.
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Shortly after her university graduation, Tang met Stan Lai during one of his trips to China. He was impressed by the actress, and was quoted as saying, "The number of stars may not be good actors, a lot of good actors may not be good stars, but Tang Wei was fortunate to have done it." He proceeded to recommend her to several directors and was thus cast in more roles, although she was relatively unknown outside her hometown in China at this time.Nonetheless, Tang starred in a TV series, Policewoman Swallow (2004) and a brief university drama, Che Guevara (2004). After working with a more diverse group of actresses, she also appeared in TV dramas Sons and Daughters of the Red Cross (2004), Leaving Seafront Street (2005), East Meets West (2005), Born in the 60s (2006) and Silent Tears .
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In July 2006, Tang was selected from more than 10,000 actresses to appear in Ang Lee's Lust, Caution (2007).Tang plays the film's main character, Wong Chia-chi, inspired by the story of the executed spy Zheng Pingru. Tang learned both Shanghainese and the related Suzhou dialect for her role. After the film premiered, Tang received wider fame throughout and beyond China. She won the Golden Horse Award for Best New Performer and was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award.
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Lust, Caution is a 2007 espionage erotic period drama film directed by Ang Lee, based on the 1979 novella by Eileen Chang. The story is mostly set in Hong Kong in 1938 and in Shanghai in 1942, when it was occupied by the Imperial Japanese Army and ruled by the puppet government led by Wang Jingwei. It depicts a group of Chinese university students from the Lingnan University who plot to assassinate a high-ranking special agent and recruiter working for the puppet government, by using one of their group, an attractive young woman, to lure him into a honey trap. The film is generally accepted to be based on the historical event of Chinese spy Zheng Pingru's failed attempt to assassinate the Japanese collaborator Ding Mocun.
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Despite her success, China's State Administration of Radio Film and Television (SARFT) ordered a media ban due to Tang's performance of sexual acts in Lust, Caution. All print ads and feature content using Tang were removed, and her endorsements were discontinued.She was set to star in Tian Zhuangzhuang's budget period film The Warrior and the Wolf (2009), but was replaced by Maggie Q. In February 2009, during her absence from the movie industry, she was reported to have briefly attended drama classes at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.
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Tang made her return to the big screen in Crossing Hennessy (2010), a romantic drama by Ivy Ho which revolves around two people who are set up on a blind date by well-meaning relatives, despite the fact that they both have somebody else on their minds.Tang, who plays a simple girl-next-door with a stubborn streak, learned Cantonese for her role. As this was Tang's first film to be shown in China since Lust, Caution, a March 2010 news article quoted her as saying, "Coming to Hong Kong for this premiere, I can see director Ivy and co-star Andy On again. I've been very happy. Now I'm just excited to see the movie. I will be happy if everyone can see my work."
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From November 2009 to March 2010, Tang filmed alongside Hyun Bin in Late Autumn (2010), directed by Kim Tae-yong.The film was shot in Seattle, Washington. Tang's performance in Late Autumn, in which she played an inmate who strikes up a relationship with a man, won over South Korean audiences and made her the only non-Korean to win the Baeksang Awards for Best Actress.
In September 2010, it was announced she was to appear in the patriotic tribute film The Founding of a Party . However her scenes were all cut in the theatrical version, allegedly at the request of Mao Zedong's grandson, Mao Xinyu.In December 2011, she also voiced the character of Pia Sahastrabuddhe in San Geshagua, the Mandarin Chinese dubbed version of the 2009 Bollywood blockbuster film 3 Idiots starring Aamir Khan, which was originally portrayed by Kareena Kapoor.
Tang returned to mainstream cinema with two major films; Speed Angels , a car-racing flick directed by Jingle Ma and Dragon , a martial arts epic directed by Peter Chan.Though Speed Angels was a commercial flop, Dragon was successful and was named the eighth best movie of 2012 according to Time magazine.
In 2013, Tang starred opposite actor Wu Xiubo in the Xue Xiaolu directed romantic comedy Finding Mr. Right . She plays a girl who goes to Seattle to give birth to a child by her wealthy, married boyfriend. The sleeper hit grossed $85 million at the box office in China and Tang received rave reviews for her performance.Shanghai newspaper City Weekend wrote, "The most compelling element of the movie however, is still Tang Wei herself. It is a testament to her on-screen charisma that such a shrill, materialistic, and generally awful character can have the audience rooting for her."
Tang was then cast to play Xiao Hong, a writer known for depictions of hunger and poverty in China during the 1920s and '30s in Ann Hui's biopic The Golden Era ,which closed at the Venice International Film Festival. Though the film was highly anticipated prior to its premiere, it received mixed reviews and failed to do well at the box office.
Tang made her English-language film debut in Blackhat , an action thriller co-starring Chris Hemsworth.She also starred in A Tale of Three Cities , based on the wartime experiences of Jackie Chan's parents.
Tang and Wu then teamed up again to film the sequel to Finding Mr. Right, titled Book of Love .Book of Love was a huge commercial success and became the highest grossing Chinese romantic film of all time.
In 2017, Tang was cast as the female lead of a detective film titled Long Day’s Journey Into Night , directed by Bi Gan.The same year, she announced her return to the small screen in the upcoming historical drama Empress of the Ming .
Tang married South Korean film director Kim Tae-yong in 2014, in the front yard of the home of film legend Ingmar Bergman on the remote Swedish island of Fårö.A formal wedding ceremony was later held in Hong Kong, with only immediate family members as guests. In August 2016, Tang gave birth to their daughter, Summer.
|2007||Lust, Caution||Wong Chia Chi|
|2011||The Founding of a Party||Tao Yi||Scenes removed before release|
|Speed Angels||Hong Xiaoyi|
|3 Idiots||Pia Sahastrabuddh||Voice actor (Mandarin dub)|
|2013||Finding Mr. Right||Jia Jia|
|2014||The Golden Era||Xiao Hong|
|Only You||Fang Yuan|
|A Tale of Three Cities||Chen Yuerong|
|2016||Book of Love||Jia Jia|
|2018||Long Day's Journey into Night||Wan Qiwen/Kaizhen|
|1998||Chinese Female Football||Goalkeeper|
|Sons and Daughters of the Red Cross||Ning Xiaoya|
|Leaving Seafront Street||Yan Lei|
|Qingqian Nalati||Chen Yan|
|2006||Born in the 60s||Yue Linlin|
|2007||Silent Tears||Shang Li|
|2019||Empress of the Ming||Sun Ruowei|
|2001||A Dream Like a Dream||Lai Shengchuan|
|2004||Che Guevara||Yang Ting|
|2007||20th Chicago Film Critics Association Awards||Most Promising Performer||Lust, Caution||Nominated|
|44th Golden Horse Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Best New Performer||Won|
|2008||2nd Asian Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|61st British Academy Film Awards||Rising Star Award||Nominated|
|51st Cannes Film Festival||Trophée Chopard||Won|
|8th Chinese Film Media Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Independent Spirit Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2010||47th Golden Horse Awards||Best Actress||Crossing Hennessy||Nominated|
|2011||11th Chinese Film Media Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|30th Hong Kong Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|17th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
|47th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress||Late Autumn||Won|
|22nd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|12th Busan Film Critics Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|20th Buil Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|31st Korean Association of Film Critics Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2012||3rd KOFRA Film Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|13th Women in Film Korea Festival||Best Actress||Nominated|
|31st Hong Kong Film Awards||Best Actress||Dragon||Nominated|
|2013||9th Huading Awards||Best Actress||Late Autumn||Nominated|
|10th Huading Awards||Best Actress||Finding Mr. Right||Nominated|
|10th Guangzhou Student Film Festival||Most Popular Actress||Won|
|22nd Shanghai Film Critics Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2014||21st Beijing College Student Film Festival||Best Actress||Won|
|5th China Film Director's Guild Award||Best Actress||Won|
|32nd Hundred Flowers Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|33rd Hong Kong Film Awards||Nominated|
|2nd China International Film Festival London||Best Actress||The Golden Era||Won|
|6th International Chinese Film Festival||Best Actress||Won|
|2015||22nd Beijing College Student Film Festival||Best Actress||Nominated|
|30th Golden Rooster Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|51st Golden Horse Awards||Best Leading Actress||Nominated|
|9th Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|34th Hong Kong Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|9th Asian Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|34th Hong Kong Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2016||35th Hong Kong Film Awards||A Tale of Three Cities||Nominated|
|2017||36th Hong Kong Film Awards||Book of Love||Nominated|
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