Ariel Lin

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Ariel Lin
2008TIBE Day4 Hall1 CitéGroup TheyKissAgain SigningEvent Ariel Yi-cheng Lin.jpg
Ariel Lin in 2008
Chinese name
Pinyin Línyīchén (Mandarin)
Pe̍h-ōe-jī Lîm I-sîn (Hokkien)
Origin Taiwan
Born (1982-10-29) 29 October 1982 (age 33)
Taipei, Taiwan
Other name(s) Lin I Chen
Occupation Actress, Singer
Genre(s) Mandopop
Label(s) Avex Taiwan (2009–present)
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Lin Yu Chao (m.2014)
Official website Ariel Lin's official website

Ariel Lin (Chinese: 林依晨; pinyin: Lín Yī Chén; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lîm I-sîn, Hakka: Lim Yi Sen) was born 29 October 1982. She is a Taiwanese actress and singer, who won Best Leading 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 in Acting for Screen from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London in 2014.



Ariel Lin was first discovered in a Taiwanese contest called the pretty subway girl contest and she was the champion. She was paired with Mike He in the television drama series Love Contract. After starring in several television roles in Taiwanese dramas and two films during the early 2000s, she rose to fame in 2005 for her role as Yuan Xiangqin in It Started With a Kiss. Lin was also praised for her work in Tokyo Juliet (2004) as Lin Laisui with Wu Chun and Simon Yam. Her performances in The Little Fairy (2005) as The Seventh Fairy Maiden and The Legend of the Condor Heroes (2008) as Huang Rong brought her increased popularity in Mainland China. In October 2008, Lin won Best Leading Actress in a Television Series for They Kiss Again at the 43rd Golden Bell Awards.[2] In 2008, she reunited with Joe Cheng, her co-star for It Started With a Kiss and They Kiss Again, in Love or Bread.

In November 2008, Lin was confirmed to play 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.

Ariel Lin filmed a Gala Television (GTV) production, titled In Time with You (Chinese: 我可能不會愛你), co-starring Bolin Chen and directed by Chu Yu-ning (瞿友寧) in 2011, which garnered Ariel a second Golden Bell Award for Best Actress.[5]


As a singer, Ariel Lin has recorded a number of songs since the mid-2000s, many of which are featured in her television series.

In May 2009, she 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. It features appearances by Donghae and Siwon of Korean boy band Super Junior. Her second solo album, A Wonderful Journey was released in 2010.



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 Leading Actress
at the 40th Golden Horse Awards
2004 Free as Love 浮生若夢
2011 Love Sick 戀愛恐慌症 Liang Ruoqing (粱若晴)
2011 Memory Loss
2012 Substitute Teacher
2014 Sweet Alibis 甜密殺機
2014 Dive in 2014
2015 Go Lala Go 2 追婚日記 Du Lala (杜拉拉)
234 Say I Love You


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 Leading 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 Leading 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]

[8] [9]



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 Leading Actress Love Me, If You Can Nominated
2008 43rd Golden Bell Awards Best Leading 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 Leading Actress in a Television Series In Time with You Won


  1. ^ (Chinese) Ariel Lin's profile Retrieved 2010-12-4.
  2. ^ (Chinese) Taiwan Television TTV 43rd Golden Bell Awards homepage Retrieved 25 Sept 2010
  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) 林依晨破金鐘魔咒 接八大新戲 15 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-06
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  7. ^ [2]
  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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