Liu Tao

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This article is about the actress. For the military treatise called Liu Tao (六韜), see Six Secret Teachings. For the Chinese footballer, see Liu Tao (footballer).
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu.
Liu Tao
Chinese name 劉濤 (traditional)
Chinese name 刘涛 (simplified)
Pinyin Líu Tāo (Mandarin)
Ethnicity Han
Ancestry Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
Born (1978-07-12) July 12, 1978 (age 36)
Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
Other name(s) Tarnia Liu
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000-present
Spouse(s) Wang Ke (王珂) (married in 2008)

Liu Tao (born 12 July 1978) is a Chinese actress.[1] Her major works include Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, The Last Concubine, My Fair Princess III and Dali Princess alongside popular Taiwanese actress Ruby Lin. Her performance as A'zhu in Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils won her much acclaim from viewers and critics alike.

Biography[edit]

Liu was born in Nanchang, Jiangxi, China. From 1993 to 1995, Liu served in the entertainment division-part of a performance troop in the People's Liberation Army. Then, in 1998, She studied Law at Guangdong Foreign Studies University. TV commercials led Liu into professional acting. Because of her spunk, and her never-give up personality that resembles the typical Shanghainese girl-Xing Zi, Liu was awarded the role of Xing Zi in the popular Cantonese TV series Foreign Wives, Local Guys. Later, she cast as Mu Sha in "Princess Returning Pearl III" and noticeably as A'zhu in Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils. Liu's impressive performance brought A'zhu's shyness, and caring personality into life and made herself a popular actress. She was selected as the year's most attractive actress in 2004, was one of the four most popular stars (四大花旦) at the Star Award Ceremony (《星光大典》) in 2006. In 2008, Liu married Wang Ke in Beijing, and she gave birth to a daughter that year, and in September 2009, she her son was born. She has worked in a series of films and one of them being the first tv series about the god mazu.

Work[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2000 外来媳妇本地郎 Hu Xingzi
九记饭馆 Chu Chu
2001 大钦差之皇城神鹰 Princess Feixue
郑成功 Hai Xia
信是有缘 Fang Xiuxiu
台湾海峡 Chen Sisi
红与黑2000 Xiang Xiaoxiao
欢乐青春 Bai Li
2002 候车室的故事 Xiao Li
关西无极刀 Royal concubine of Loulan
My Fair Princess III 还珠格格 Mu Sha
Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils 天龙八部 A Zhu
2003 The Last Concubine 末代皇妃 Qi Ruyu
永乐英雄儿女 Princess Man'er
2004 原来就是你 Du Muxue/ Jin'er
白蛇传 Bai Suzhen
问君能有几多愁 Queen Zhou the Elder/ Madame Huarui
黄飞鸿五大弟子 Mengsao
2005 遍地英雄 Zhou Ju
樱桃正红 Meng Xing
巴黎恋歌 Yu Yue
欢天喜地对对和 guest
夜光神杯 Cheng Xiuxiu
2006 The Sword and the Chess of Death 魔剑生死棋 Liu Yiyi
寒夜 Zeng Shusheng
大人物 Chu Chu
2007 女人花 Huang Mei'er
戴着面具跳舞 Han Sirui
Prelude of Lotus Lantern 宝莲灯前传 Yaoji
The Legend and the Hero 封神榜之凤鸣岐山 Chang'e
2008 Dali Princess 大理公主 Yang Yujiao
2010 盘龙卧虎高山顶 Bai Yu'e
Journey to the West 西游记 Guan Yin
橄榄树 Mu Sha
叶落长安 Bai Lianhua
掩护 Gong Li
2011 Qian Duo Duo Marry Remember 钱多多嫁人记 Qian Duoduo
The Glamorous Imperial Concubine 倾世皇妃 Wen Jingruo
景德镇 Zhao Yuru
幸福满屋 Yang Lu
天下人家 Yang Xiaohui
没有硝烟的战斗 Lan Zhiqi
我和丈母娘的十年战争 Sun Yun
两个女匪王 Kui Ying
智取华山传奇 Yang Yuhuan
2012 迷局1927 Du Juan
2013 Mazu 妈祖 Mazu
Good Wife 贤妻 Han Dayun
Angel Cometh Tonight 今夜天使降临 Peng Jiajia
To Ellerly with Love 老有所依 Jiang Mulan
2014 The Story of a Woodcutter and his Fox Wife 刘海砍樵 Dajie
2015 下一站婚姻
Nirvana in Fire 瑯琊榜 Princess Nihuang

Film[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2006 The Story of A Bao 《阿宝的故事》 Liu Jia
2010 The Founding of a Party 《建党伟业》 Consort Jin
2015 Let's Get Married 《咱们结婚吧》

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