Gao Yuanyuan

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Gao Yuanyuan
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Gao Yuanyuan at China the art of life,11 December 2013
Chinese name 高圓圓 (traditional)
Chinese name 高圆圆 (simplified)
Pinyin Gāo Yuányuán (Mandarin)
Born (1975-10-05) October 5, 1975 (age 38)
Beijing, China
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present

Gao Yuanyuan (born October 5, 1975 [1]) is a Chinese actress.

Biography[edit]

Gao was born in Beijing on October 5, 1975 and entered the entertainment industry in 1996. Gao, unlike other mainland Chinese actresses, did not graduate from any drama academic institutions. Rather, she started her stardom by acting in a television commercial for Meadow Gold ice-cream after being spotted off the street at Beijing's Wang Fu Jing Shopping District.[citation needed]

She appeared as a minor role in the 1997 comedy film Spicy Love Soup, directed by Zhang Yang. While in 2000, she starred in an advertisement for Qing Zui (fresh mouth) mint during CCTV's broadcast of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, and is thus known to viewers as "fresh mouth girl".

In 2002, she played the leading role of Zhou Zhiruo in The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber, a television series adapted from Louis Cha's novel of the same title. Increasingly well known in Asia, Gao has also made inroads into the international market. In 2005, she was on the red carpet at the 58th Cannes Film Festival, where her film Shanghai Dreams, directed by Wang Xiaoshuai, won the Prix de Jury prize. Jackie Chan has described her as "having the freshest look and chaste spirit that no Hong Kong actress could approach". Chan also picked Gao up as his partner in the action comedy film Rob-B-Hood.

Gao was also selected in 2008 to be a torch bearer in the Nanjing leg of the torch relay for the 2008 Summer Olympics on 27 May.

From 2007 to 2008, Gao starred as Jiang Shuyun in City of Life and Death, a fictional account of events during the Nanjing Massacre. The film won the top prize at the 2009 San Sebastian Film Festival. Moreover, Gao became FIYTA's Brand Ambassador in 2011 and took a series of street snaps in Milan Fashion Week by wearing FIYTA watches.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Spicy Love Soup
爱情麻辣烫
He Ling
2001 Beijing Bicycle
十七岁的单车
Xiaoxiao
2002 Spring Subway
开往春天的地铁
Tian'ai
2005 Shanghai Dreams
青红
Wu Qinghong
2006 Rob-B-Hood
宝贝计划
Melody
2007 Love in the City
男才女貌
Qin Xiaoyou
Unfinished Girl
第三个人
Xiao Ke
In Love We Trust
左右
School teacher guest star
2008 xXx:A Forbidden Love Story
xXx:被禁锢的爱
2009 City of Life and Death
南京!南京!
Jiang Shuyun
Chengdu, I Love You
成都我爱你
A Season of Good Rain
好雨时节
Wu Yue (May)
The Love of Three Smile
三笑之才子佳人
2010 Ocean Heaven
海洋天堂
Sam Wong's deceased wife
Driverless
无人驾驶
Zhixiong's ex-girlfriend
Color Me Love
爱出色
2011 Don't Go Breaking My Heart
单身男女
程子欣, Cheng ZiXin
2012 Romancing in Thin Air 丁圆圆, Ding YuanYuan
Caught in the Web 叶蓝秋, Ye LanQiu
Matters of Life and Death
2013 My 1876
Blind Detective
盲探
丁丁, Ting Ting
Grief into a River
2014 Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2
Let's Go Home
Triumph in the Skies
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Zhaobuzhao Bei
找不着北
Jiang Xin
Shixi Sheng De Gushi
实习生的故事
Gao Fei
1999 Za Laobaixing
咱老百姓
Yu Qian
2001 Zhundian Chuji
准点出击
Huang Li
2003 The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber
倚天屠龙记
Zhou Zhiruo
The Adventures of Di Renjie
护国良相狄仁杰
Pan Yu
Nizai Weixiao Woque Kule
你在微笑我却哭了
Shen Xiao
Miracle Healers
神医侠侣
Qinzi
2004 Qin Wang Li Shimin
秦王李世民
Ruoxi
Tianxia Diyi
天下第一
Liusheng Piaoxu
Ai Yu Meng Feixiang
爱与梦飞翔
Hongjie guest star
Yanhua Sanyue
烟花三月
Shen Wan
Haide Shiyan
海的誓言
Ye Yu
2007 The Qin Empire
大秦帝国
Bai Xue
2008 Ai Wu Hui
爱无悔
Gao Mingyue alternative title Jiangnan Diyi Dian (江南第一店)
2013 The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils
天龍八部
Li Qiushui's sister

[2] [3]

Theatre musicals
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Beautiful Encounter
艳遇
Lin Momo
2008 Hamlet 1990
哈姆雷特1990
Ophelia

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][2]
  2. ^ "Gao Yuanyuan". imdb.com. Retrieved February 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Gao Yuanyuan". chinesemov.com. Retrieved February 1, 2010. 

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