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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 26)
Shanghai, China
Occupation Model, actor, singer
Label(s) Style International
Avex Group
Huayi Brothers
Years active 2007-present
Partner(s) Huang Xiaoming (2009-present)
Simplified Chinese 杨颖
Traditional Chinese 楊穎

Angela Yeung (born 28 February 1989 in Shanghai), better known by her stage name Angelababy, is a Chinese model, actress, and singer, a quarter of German descent, 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, and moved to Hong Kong when she was 13. Her paternal grandmother was a German. Her father is a half Chinese-half German and her mother is a Chinese.[1][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]


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]

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.


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 Lui Yuen-ping
Rise of the Legend 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢 Xiao Hua
Love on the Cloud 微愛之漸入佳境
2015 Running Man 奔跑吧!兄弟 Angelababy
You Are My Sunshine 何以笙簫默
Hitman: Agent 47 代號47 cameo
The Ghouls 鬼吹燈之尋龍訣
TBA Bride Wars 新娘大作戰
Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2014 Chef Nic 十二道鋒味 herself Variety show
2014-2015 Running Man 奔跑吧兄弟 herself Variety show
TBA Love Yunge from the Desert 大漢情緣之雲中歌 Huo Yunge



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

See also[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. ^ Tweet Love Story
  5. ^ Angelababy at
  6. ^ Angelababy at
  7. ^ "Beauty Survivor" Single

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