Angelababy

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Angelababy
Angelababy.jpg
Angelababy speaking at the Extravagant Simplicity Crossroads Foundation Fundraising Gala 2011 in Hong Kong
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)
British Hong Kong
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), 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]

Yeung was born in Hong Kong on 28 February 1989. But she grew up in Shanghai until grade nine when she moved back to Hong Kong.[1] Her birth name is "Yang Ying" (Cantonese: Yeung Wing). She speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and English.[1]

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.[2]

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."[2]

Career[edit]

She was first signed as a model by Style International Management when she was 14 years old.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4][5][6]

In May 2012, she signed a contract with Avex Group for activities in Japan.[2] She has since been studying Japanese.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film
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
The Founding of a Party 建黨偉業 Xiaofengxian
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
2014 Love in the Cloud 微信時代的文藝愛情
Rise of the Legend 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢
Temporary Family
2015 Bride Wars
Television
Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2014 Love Yunge from the Desert 大漢情緣之雲中歌 Huo Yunge

[7] [8]

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.[9] The song was released as a single. It is sung in English and Japanese.

References[edit]

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

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