Angelababy in 2016
|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|
28 February 1989 |
|Occupation||Model, actress, singer|
Style InternationalAsia Cross Agency
|Spouse(s)||Huang Xiaoming (m. 2015)|
Yang Ying (born 28 February 1989), better known by her stage name Angelababy, is a Chinese model, actress, and singer. Her stage name came from the combination of her English name "Angela" and her nickname "Baby".
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. 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." She is fluent in Mandarin, Shanghainese, Cantonese, and has a basic command of English.
Angelababy moved to Hong Kong when she was thirteen, and graduated from Notre Dame College. 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.
Angelababy entered the entertainment industry when she was 14 years old, signing on as a model at Style International Management. In 2007, she became a back-up dancer for Jay Chou.
Angelababy debuted as an actress in the movie Trival Matters. She then starred in numerous films as supporting roles, slowly gaining fame as an actress in the Hong Kong film industry. In 2011, Angelababy had her first leading role in the film, Love You You.
In 2012, Angelababy began to shift her career into Mainland China and set up her own personal studio. She then starred in kungfu movie, Tai Chi O and its sequel Tai Chi Hero with Eddie Peng, whom she co-starred with in Love You You. Angelababy also appeared in romance film First Time, playing the role of an adventurous university student, which garnered her the Most Anticipated Female Actress award at the Chinese Film Media Awards.
In 2013, Angelababy was chosen as the one of the four Fadan actresses along with Liu Shishi, Yang Mi and Ni Ni. The same year, Angelababy starred in romance film Crimes of Passion and won the Best Actress award at the China International Film Festival. She also appeared in crime action film Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon, which was a commercial hit and greatly raised Angelababy's profile as a film actress.
In 2014, Angelababy joined the cast of Hurry Up, Brother, a spin-off from the original South Korean variety program Running Man. The series became a huge hit in China, drawing huge audience and achieving a whopping viewership rating of 4.2. This greatly raises Angelababy's popularity and recognition, making her a household name. Angelababy also starred in romantic comedy film Love on the Cloud, which drew positive reviews from critics as well as good reception from the audience. At the end of the year, Angelababy was honored as the Goddess of the Year at the Sina Weibo Ceremony.
In 2015, Angelababy made her foray into Hollywood, taking on a small role in the film, Hitman: Agent 47. Angelababy also starred in a couple of films, most notably the huge commercial hit, Mojin: The Lost Legend, which went on to become the highest-grossing Chinese-language IMAX film in China, with US$278 million. Angelababy also made her television debut in the historical romance drama, Love Yunge from the Desert, based on Tong Hua's novel Song in the clouds.
In 2016, Angelababy participated in the Hollywood production, Independence Day: Resurgence. She was also part of the ensemble cast in the fantasy film League of Gods. The same year, she starred in Chinese romantic film Love O2O opposite Jing Boran.
Angelababy was listed as one of Forbes' inaugural 30 under 30 Asian Celebrities under the film, music, television and sport category.
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 and their wedding banquet took place in Shanghai on 8 October 2015. The wedding banquet was reported to be one of the most lavish in China's history with a reported estimate of US$31 million. In the same month, Angelababy 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.
|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 Mudan|
|Love You You||夏日樂悠悠||Xia Mi|
|2012||A Simple Life||桃姐||Herself||Cameo appearance|
|First Time||第一次||Song Shiqiao|
|Black & White||痞子英雄||Fan Ning|
|Tai Chi 0||太極之零開始||Chen Yuniang|
|Tai Chi Hero||太極２ 英雄崛起||Chen Yuniang|
|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|
|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||Tian Xiaomai|||
|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||Bei Weiwei|
|2017||The Ferryman||酒國英雄之擺渡人||Ah Yu||Post-production|
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Role||Notes|
|2015||Love Yunge from the Desert||大漢情緣之雲中歌||Huo Yunge|||
|2017||General & I||孤芳不自赏||Bai Pingting|
- 2010: Beauty Survivor
- 2011: Love Never Stops
- 2011: Everyday's A Beautiful Story
- 2012: Can We Smile Together
- 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.
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- Angelababy at hkmdb.com
- Angelababy at chinesemov.com
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- Brown, Todd (23 October 2015). "Fruit Chan Discovers The KILL TIME". Twitch Film. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
- Angelababy将出演《摆渡人》 搭档梁朝伟金城武
- joanna (10 September 2015). "Angelababy's "Cloud in the Song" to Air September 13". JayneStars. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
- "Can We Smile Together (The First Time OST)".
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