Angelababy

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Angelababy
Angelababy in 2014.jpg
Angelababy in 2014
Chinese name 楊穎 (traditional)
Chinese name 杨颖 (simplified)
Pinyin Yáng Yǐng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Joeng4 Wing6 (Cantonese)
Birth name Yang Ying
Born (1989-02-28) 28 February 1989 (age 25)
Shanghai, China
Occupation Model, actress, singer
Label(s) Style International
Avex Group
Years active 2007-present
Partner(s) Huang Xiaoming (2010-present)

Angela Yeung (born 28 February 1989 in Shanghai), better known by her stage name Angelababy, is a Chinese model, actress, and singer based in Hong Kong. Her stage name came from the combination of her English name "Angela" and her nickname "Baby".

Early life[edit]

Angela was born in Shanghai on 28 February 1989, but grew up in Hong Kong. She is one-quarter German from her grandfather.[1] She moved to Hong Kong with her family when she was 13.[2] Her birth name is "Yang Ying" (Cantonese: Yeung Wing). She is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.[2]

Although her English name is "Angela", she was sometimes called "baby" during her primary and secondary school years. When she started modelling, she combined these two names to Angelababy.[3] She graduated from Notre Dame College in Hong Kong.

Angela gained interest in fashion as a child. She said, "My father runs a fashion business in Shanghai. Even though he sells more mature clothes, I loved going to his store and trying on new outfits, and mixing and matching them. It was fun. I think that's how I developed a passion for fashion."[3]

Career[edit]

She was first signed as a model by Style International Management when she was 14 years old.[3]

She starred in the Japanese web drama Tweet Love Story in July 2010. The basis of the drama is audience participation via Twitter; selected viewer tweets with the hash tag #tweetlovestory would complete missing lines spoken by Yeung.[4]

On 7 September 2010, Yeung refuted allegations that she has undergone plastic surgery on her face, claiming that she had visited a cosmetic surgeon to officially verify the fact.[5][6][7]

In May 2012, she signed a contract with Avex Group for activities in Japan.[3] She has since been studying Japanese.[3]

In 2014, she became a commercial film model of Hotel Shilla's Duty Free Shop which is an affiliated company of Samsung Group in Seoul, South Korea.

Filmography[edit]

Film[8][9]
Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2007 Trivial Matters 破事兒 Tak Nga
2009 Short of Love 矮仔多情 Angel
2010 All's Well, Ends Well 2010 花田囍事2010 Princess Pearl of Flowerland
Hot Summer Days 全城熱戀熱辣辣 Xiao Qi
2011 All's Well, Ends Well 2011 最強囍事 Better
Tangled 魔髮奇緣 Rapunzel (speaking) Cantonese Version
The Founding of a Party 建黨偉業 Xiao Fengxian
Love in Space 全球熱戀 Huang Mu Dan
A Simple Life 桃姐 herself
Love You You 夏日樂悠悠 Xia Mi
2012 Black & White 痞子英雄 Fan Ning
The First Time 第一次 Sonq Shiqiao
Tai Chi 0 太極之零開始 Chen Yuniang
Tai Chi Hero 太極2 英雄崛起 Chen Yuniang
2013 Together 在一起 Lin Sheng Nan
Crimes of Passion 一場風花雪月的事 Yue Yue
Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon 狄仁杰之神都龍王 Yin Ruiji
2014 Temporary Family 失戀急讓
Rise of the Legend 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢 Awaiting release November 21, 2014
Love on the Cloud 微愛之漸入佳境 Awaiting release December 5, 2014
2015 Bride Wars 新娘大作戰
The Ghouls 鬼吹燈之尋龍訣
Television
Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2014 Love Yunge from the Desert 大漢情緣之雲中歌 Huo Yunge
2014 Hurry Up, Brother 奔跑吧兄弟 Variety show

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2010: Beauty Survivor
  • 2011: Love Never Stops
  • 2011: Everyday's A Beautiful Story

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 2011: m-flo TRIBUTE ~stitch the future and past~ (Her song "Tripod Baby" is included)

Yeung sings the theme from the 2010 Vidal Sassoon Japanese "Beauty Survivor" campaign.[10] The song was released as a single. It is sung in English and Japanese.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Q&A: Angelababy. South China Morning Post. 22 August 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b "profile". Angelababy official website. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Q&A: Angelababy". South China Morning Post. 3 April 2012. 
  4. ^ http://tweetlove.angelababy.asia/ Tweet Love Story
  5. ^ "HK model Angelababy proves she is no 'artificial beauty'". Channel News Asia. 9 September 2010. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Taiwan celeb make-up artist outs 'artificial beauties'". Channel NewsAsia. 22 June 2011. [dead link]
  7. ^ "AngelaBaby seeks to prove her innocence". Xin MSN Entertainment. 7 May 2010. 
  8. ^ Angelababy at hkmdb.com
  9. ^ Angelababy at chinesemov.com
  10. ^ http://angelababy.asia/?p=custom&id=8626166 "Beauty Survivor" Single

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