|Born||30 March 1985|
|Genres||Indie rock, trip hop|
|Occupation(s)||singer-songwriter, actress, novelist, photographer|
Tian Yuan (Chinese :田原; pinyin :Tián Yuán; born 30 March 1985) is a Chinese singer-songwriter, actress, novelist and photographer. Born in Wuhan, China, she majored in English at Beijing Language and Culture University, and graduated in 2007.
At age of only 16, she joined local band Hopscotch as vocal and lyricist. The band was signed under to major label Modern Sky in 2002, and released their first English-language album that year, titled A Wishful Way . The album was influenced by trip hop and indie rock, and well received by some critics and general public in China due to its fresh sound. Tian Yuan's singing career paused temporarily when a contract dispute occurred between her and Modern Sky. Tian Yuan is now recording her first solo album under a new label, Dong Music. Her 11-song solo album Tian Yuan was released in 2010.
In 2002, Tian released her English-language novel, Zebra Woods , which received some international acclaim, and wrote a collection of short stories while touring for A Wishful Way, which was later published in China. In May 2007, Tian Yuan released her second novel Double Mono , a novel about love, youth and self-discovery.
Tian's acting debut was in the 2004 Hong Kong film Butterfly , which she starred as a lesbian singer, alongside Josie Ho. Her performance won an award as the Best New Performer at the 24th Hong Kong Film Award and Taiwan's Golden Horse Film Awards.
|2004||Butterfly (蝴蝶)||Yan Yan Mak|
|2005||The Curse of Lola (诅咒)||李虹 (Li Hong)||In competition of 2005 Tokyo International Film Festival|
|2006||August Story (八月的故事)||Yan Yan Mak|
|2006||Luxury Car (江城夏日)||Wang Chao||Won Un Certain Regard of 2006 Cannes Film Festival|
|2006||Young and Clueless (青春期)||唐大年 (Tang Danian)||In competition of 2006 Tokyo International Film Festival.|
|2007||In Love We Trust (左右)||Wang Xiaoshuai|
|2007||Fury or Love (怒放)||辛巨擘 (Xin Jubai)||In competition of 2007 Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival|
|2007||Shanghai Trance (迷乐上海)||David Verbeek|
|2007||With You Forever (跟你沒完)||安战军 (An Zhanjun)|
|2008||Happy Funeral (六楼后座2家属谢礼)||Wong Chun-chun||The sequel of Truth or Dare: 6th Floor Rear Flat|
|2008||Gao Xing||刘晓光 Liu Xiaoguang|
|2010||Who Killed Paul the Octopus?|
|2014||One Day||as co-director|
|2014||The Golden Era|
|2014||Who Is Undercover|
|2016||Spicy Hot in Love|
|2019||A Sweet Life|
|2014||Freeze Frame||Anthony Fabian||With Freddie Fox (as Chen Fei and Jack MacMurray)|
|2006||我把初吻献给谁－条形码||韩延 Han Yan|
|2006||Our Ten Years (我们的十年)||Jia Zhangke||Short film of Southern Metropolis Daily|
|2007||中国式美丽||Jia Zhangke||Commercial film of Olay|
|2007||尋找沙漠中的美人鱼||Li Guang (黎光)|
|2005||I See You||Yan Yan Mak||Hidden in Butterfly's DVD|
|2005||诺言 (Promise)||陈家炜 (Chen Jiawei), 单晓帆 (Dan Xiaofan)|
|2006||So Poetic||Yan Yan Mak|
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