Ariel Lin

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Ariel Lin
2008TIBE Day4 Hall1 CitéGroup TheyKissAgain SigningEvent Ariel Yi-cheng Lin.jpg
Lin at a promotional event for They Kiss Again in 2008
Chinese name 林依晨
Pinyin Lín Yīchén (Mandarin)
Pe̍h-ōe-jī Lîm I-sîn (Hokkien)
Born (1982-10-29) 29 October 1982 (age 33)
Yilan, Taiwan
Occupation Actress, singer
Genre(s) Mandopop
Label(s) Avex Taiwan
Years active 2002—
Spouse(s) Charles Lin
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.[1] 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.

Early life[edit]

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.[2]

Lin holds a BA in Korean and Literature at National Chengchi University.


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).[3] However the production was postponed indefinitely[4] 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!.

Personal life[edit]

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.[5]



Year Title Chinese title Role Notes
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)
Dan Nan 蛋男


Year Title Chinese title Role Notes
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[6] 蘭陵王 Yang Xuewu (楊雪舞)[7]

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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


Year Title Translation OST
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[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
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)[11]
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


  1. ^ (Chinese) Ariel Lin's profile Retrieved 2010-12-4.
  2. ^ (Chinese) 林依晨,贫穷贵公主 22 October 2012. Retrieved 2016-07-26
  3. ^ (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
  4. ^ (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
  5. ^ (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
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  8. ^ Ariel Lin at
  9. ^ Ariel Lin at
  10. ^ (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
  11. ^ (Chinese) 2009 Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards Retrieved 2010-12-04

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