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Angelababy in 2014
Chinese name 楊穎 (traditional)
Pinyin Yáng Yǐng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Joeng4 Wing6 (Cantonese)
Birth name Yang Ying
Ethnicity 3/4 Han Chinese, 1/4 German
Born (1989-02-28) 28 February 1989 (age 27)
Shanghai, China
Occupation Model, actress, singer

Style International

Asia Cross Agency
Avex Group
Huayi Brothers
Years active 2007–present
Spouse(s) Huang Xiaoming (m. 2015)
Ancestry Shanghai, China

Yang Ying (born 28 February 1989), better known by her stage name Angelababy, is a Chinese model, actress, and singer.[1] Her stage name came from the combination of her English name "Angela" and her nickname "Baby".[2]

Early life[edit]

Angelababy was born on 28 February 1989 in Shanghai, to a father from Hong Kong, who is of half Chinese and half German descent, and a Shanghainese mother from Shanghai. Her birth name is Yang Ying (Cantonese: Yeung Wing). Her father runs a fashion business in Shanghai.[3] She gained an interest in fashion as a child under her father's influence. She said in an interview, "Even though he [her father] 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 is fluent in Mandarin, Shanghainese, Cantonese, and has a basic command of English.

Angelababy moved to Hong Kong when she was thirteen,[3] and graduated from Notre Dame College.[citation needed] Although her English name is Angela, she was sometimes called "Baby" during her primary and secondary school years. When she started modeling, she combined these two names to Angelababy.[3]


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

Despite being an actual fashion model, she was also associated with the pseudo-model scene in Hong Kong[4] and released several pseudo-model pictorial albums.

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 hashtag #tweetlovestory would complete missing lines spoken by Ying.

She did the speaking voice to Rapunzel in the Cantonese dub of Disney's "Tangled".[citation needed]

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.

In 2015, she became the product ambassador of Meitu phone in China.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Angelababy had been dating Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming, who is 11 years her senior, for six years, but their relationship was not revealed to the public until February 2014. On 27 May 2015 they obtained their marriage certificate in Qingdao, China[6] and their wedding banquet took place in Shanghai on 8 October 2015.[7] The wedding banquet was reported to be one of the most lavish in China's history with a reported estimate of US$31 million.[8] In the same month, Ying sued a Ruili clinic for US$80,000 for referring to her as a recipient of plastic surgery. An examination she underwent at a Beijing hospital concluded that her face showed no signs of prior surgical work.[9]



Year English title[10][11] 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 Mudan
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 Song Shiqiao Second on-screen performance with Mark Chao (first time being Black & White)
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 Shengnan
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 Chen Xi
2015 Running Man 奔跑吧!兄弟 Herself
You Are My Sunshine 何以笙簫默 He Yimei
Bride Wars 新娘大作戰 He Jing
Hitman: Agent 47 代號47 Diana Burnwood Small role
Mojin: The Lost Legend 鬼吹燈之尋龍訣 Ding Sitian
2016 Kill Time 謀殺似水年華[12] [13]
Independence Day: Resurgence 天煞—地球反擊戰2 Rain Lao
League of Gods 封神傳奇 Mermaid
Love O2O 微微一笑很傾城 Post-production
2017 The Ferryman 酒國英雄之擺渡人 Post-production[14]


Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2014 Chef Nic 十二道鋒味 Herself Variety show
2014–present Hurry Up, Brother 奔跑吧兄弟 Herself Variety show
2015 Love Yunge from the Desert 大漢情緣之雲中歌 Huo Yunge [15]



  • 2010: Beauty Survivor
  • 2011: Love Never Stops
  • 2011: Everyday's A Beautiful Story
  • 2012: Can We Smile Together[16]

Compilation albums[edit]

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

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "14歲箍牙薯妹撞入行 紅模坊: Angelababy蛻變姬魔". Apple Daily. 3 February 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Okwodu, Janelle (23 October 2015). "Who Is Angelababy, and Why Did She Spend More on Her Wedding Than Kim Kardashian West?". Vogue. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Q&A: Angelababy". South China Morning Post. 22 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Not So Pseudo". HK Magazine. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Goddess Angelababy becomes product ambassador of Meitu M4 smartphone in China". Androidkini. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Actors Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy marry in Qingdao, planning big Shanghai wedding: Report". The Straits Times. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Actors Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy hold fairy-tale like wedding". The Straits Times. 9 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  8. ^ Tablang, Kristin (19 October 2015). "Inside Chinese Star Angelababy's $31 Million Wedding in Shanghai". Forbes. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Chinese actress Angelababy's face examined for court case". BBC News. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  10. ^ Angelababy at
  11. ^ Angelababy at
  12. ^ "《谋杀似水年华》曝概念海报 Angelababy阮经天主演 定档2016情人节". mtime. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  13. ^ Brown, Todd (23 October 2015). "Fruit Chan Discovers The KILL TIME". Twitch Film. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  14. ^ Angelababy将出演《摆渡人》 搭档梁朝伟金城武
  15. ^ joanna (10 September 2015). "Angelababy's "Cloud in the Song" to Air September 13". JayneStars. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  16. ^ "Can We Smile Together (The First Time OST)". 

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