Lin at a promotional event for They Kiss Again in 2008
|Pinyin||Lín Yīchén (Mandarin)|
|Pe̍h-ōe-jī||Lîm I-sîn (Hokkien)|
29 October 1982 |
|Alma mater||National Chengchi University
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
|Official website||Ariel Lin's official website|
Ariel Lin (Chinese: 林依晨; pinyin: Lín Yīchén; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lîm I-sîn, Hakka: Lim Yi Sen; born 29 October 1982) is a Taiwanese actress and singer, who won Best Actress in a Television Series at the 43rd and 47th Golden Bell Awards. She majored in Korean and Literature at National Chengchi University, Taiwan. She also obtained her Master of Arts (MA) in Acting for Screen from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London in 2014.
On 29 October 1982, Lin was born in Yilan, Taiwan to a common family. She has a younger brother. Her parents divorced when she was very young. The two children were raised only by their mother, although the three suffered the longtime poverty.
Ariel Lin was first discovered in a Taiwanese beauty contest. She then made her debut TV appearance in the television drama series Love Contract opposite Mike He. After starring in several dramas and films during the early 2000s, she rose to fame in 2005 for her role as Yuan Xiangqin in popular Taiwanese idol drama It Started With a Kiss. The following year, she starred in Tokyo Juliet and received praise for her performance. Lin's performance in the They Kiss Again, the sequel of It Started With a Kiss, won her the Best Actress in a Television Series at the 43rd Golden Bell Awards. She is the first actress in history to win that award with an idol-drama.
As a singer, Ariel has recorded a number of songs since the mid-2000s, many of which are featured in her television series. In 2007, she released her first album, Adventure of Lunia. The eponymous lead single was used as the theme song for the video game Lunia: Record of Lunia War.
Ariel's popularity in Mainland China further increased when she acted in two Chinese dramas The Little Fairy as The Seventh Fairy Maiden and The Legend of the Condor Heroes as Huang Rong, both of which also starred Hu Ge. To honor her audience appeal, Ariel was awarded the Female Artist of the Year award at the 2009 Modern Shanghai Awards and Asia's Most Appealing Female Actress at the 2009 Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards.
In November 2008, Ariel was confirmed to play the role of Kyōko alongside Jerry Yan as Tsuruga Ren, in a live-adaption of Japanese shōjo manga Skip Beat! (スキップ・ビート! Sukippu Bīto!?) by Yoshiki Nakamura, titled Extravagant Challenge (Chinese: 華麗的挑戰; pinyin: Hua Li De Tiao Zhan). However the production was postponed indefinitely and subsequently re-cast.
In May 2009, Ariel signed a three-year, three-album contract with Avex Taiwan. Her debut album, titled Blissful Encounter, was released on 10 July 2009. The first music video of the first lead track "甜蜜花園" (Sweet Garden) was released in mid-June and music video for the second lead track "螢火蟲" (Firefly), was released in early July, with feature appearances by Donghae and Siwon of Korean boy band Super Junior. Her second solo album, A Wonderful Journey was released in 2010.
In 2011, Ariel filmed a Gala Television (GTV) production, titled In Time with You, co-starring Bolin Chen.The idol drama series received positive reviews, and subsequently became the highest rated idol drama of the year with an average rating of 2.81%. Broadcasting rights of the drama were sold to various parts of Asia, including China's Hunan TV. The drama became one of the most talked-about and raved dramas in Asia, further increasing Ariel's popularity and recognition. Ariel subsequently won her second Golden Bell Award for Best Actress.
In 2013, Ariel acted alongside Feng Shaofeng in historical period costume drama Prince of Lan Ling. She also starred in numerous films, such as Sweet Alibis and Go Lala Go 2, the sequel to the 2010 hit movie Go Lala Go!.
On December 24, 2014, Lin married a businessman named Charles Lin. The couple first met due to mutual friends. Once in a wedding, both of them were the groomsman and the bridemaid relatively. Then the two started dating until their flash marriage.
|2003||Kung Fu Girls||空手道少女組||Ye Lizhu (葉麗珠)|
|Love Me, If You Can||飛躍情海||Lin Xiaoying (林小英)||Nominated for Best Actress
at the 40th Golden Horse Awards
|2011||Love Sick||戀愛恐慌症||Liang Ruoqing (梁若晴）|
|2014||Sweet Alibis||甜密殺機||Gao Yiping (高依萍)|
|2015||Go Lala Go 2||追婚日記||Du Lala (杜拉拉)|
|2016||My Lover is a Superman||我的情敌是超人||Xinxin (心心姐姐)|
|The Mysterious Family||神秘家族||Miao Miao (苗苗)|
|2002||True Love 18||十八歲的約定||Xia Xiaotong (夏曉彤)|
|Purple Corner||紫色角落||Stacy||guest star|
|2003||Seventh Grade||七年級生||Wu Yali (吳雅莉)|
|My Secret Garden||我的秘密花園||Fan Xiaomin (范小敏)|
|Friends||名揚四海||Yanru (小燕如)||guest star|
|2004||Love Contract||愛情合約||Cheng Xiaofeng (成曉風)|
|My Secret Garden II||我的秘密花園2||Fan Xiaomin (范小敏)|
|2005||It Started With a Kiss||惡作劇之吻||Yuan Xiangqin (袁湘琴)|
|2006||Tokyo Juliet||東方茱麗葉||Lin Laisui (林瀨穗)|
|The Little Fairy||天外飛仙||Seventh Fairy (七仙女)|
|2007||They Kiss Again||惡作劇2吻||Yuan Xiangqin (袁湘琴)||Awarded Best Actress in a Television Series
at the 43rd Golden Bell Awards
|2008||Love or Bread||我的億萬麵包||Zeng Shanmei (曾善美)|
|The Legend of the Condor Heroes||射雕英雄傳||Huang Rong (黃蓉)|
|2011||In Time with You||我可能不會愛你||Cheng You Qing （程又青）||Awarded Best Actress in a Television Series
at the 47th Golden Bell Awards
|2013||Prince of Lan Ling||蘭陵王||Yang Xuewu (楊雪舞)|
|Year||Title||Chinese title||Released date||Label|
|2007||Adventure Of Lunia||路尼亞戰記||19 November 2007|
|2009||Blissful Encounter||幸福遇見||10 July 2009||Avex Taiwan|
|2010||A Wonderful Journey||美好的旅行||21 August 2010||Avex Taiwan|
|2004||"孤單北半球"||Lonely Northern Hemisphere||Love Contract ending theme song|
|2005||"歸途"||The Way Home||April Snow original soundtrack (Chinese version)|
|2006||"非你莫屬"||It Had to Be You||Tokyo Juliet Original Soundtrack ending theme song|
|2007||"你"||You||They Kiss Again ending theme song|
|"路尼亞戰記主題曲"||Theme from Lunia: Record of Lunia War||Lunia: Record of Lunia War theme song|
|2008||"麵包的滋味"||The Taste of Bread||Love or Bread ending theme song|
|2011||"翅膀"||Wings||In Time with You original soundtrack|
- Ariel Lin's New York Bagel Diary (林依晨的紐約貝果日記 Lín Yīchén de Niǔ Yuē bèiguǒ rìjì) March 2008
- Ariel's Blog (林家女孩依晨的青春部落格 Lín jiā nǚhái Yīchén de qīngchūn bùluògé) 2005
- Ariel's A wonderful Journey" (美好的旅行) August 2010
Awards and nominations
|2003||40th Golden Horse Awards||Best Actress||Love Me, If You Can||Nominated|
|2008||43rd Golden Bell Awards||Best Actress in a Television Series||They Kiss Again||Won|
|2009||2009 Modern Shanghai Awards
|Female Artist of the Year||Ariel Lin||Won|
|2009 Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards (HK)
Yahoo!搜尋人氣大獎 2009 (香港)
|International Female Actress||Ariel Lin||Won|
|Asia's Most Appealing Female Actress||Ariel Lin||Won|
|2010||2010 Sprite Original Music Billboard Awards||Best New Talent Award||Ariel Lin||Won|
|2010 Sprite Original Music Billboard Awards||Media Recommended Award||Ariel Lin||Won|
|2012||47th Golden Bell Awards||Best Actress in a Television Series||In Time with You||Won|
- (Chinese) Ariel Lin's profile Retrieved 2010-12-4.
- (Chinese) 林依晨，贫穷贵公主 22 October 2012. Retrieved 2016-07-26
- (Chinese) 林依晨不演新《流星花園》 新劇攜手言承旭 26 November 2008. retrieved 2010-11-16
- (Chinese) 新劇《華麗的挑戰》延拍 言承旭林依晨合作破局 8 January 2009. Retrieved 2010-11-16
- (Chinese) 林依晨：与林于超因《我可能不会爱你》结缘 08 October 2014. Retrieved 2016-07-18
- Ariel Lin at hkmdb.com
- Ariel Lin at chinesemov.com
- (Chinese) 林依晨頒獎禮過生日 唐禹哲周筆暢人氣旺 29 October 2009. Retrieved 2010-12-04
- (Chinese) 2009 Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards Retrieved 2010-12-04
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