Bai Baihe

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Bai Baihe
Bai Baihe (2013).jpg
Born
Bai Xue (白雪)

(1984-03-01) 1 March 1984 (age 35)
Alma materCentral Academy of Drama
OccupationActress
Years active2004–present
AgentBai Baihe Studio
Spouse(s)
Chen Yufan (m. 2006–2015)
ChildrenChen Shengtong
AwardsHundred Flowers Awards – Best Actress

Bai Baihe (Chinese: 白百何, born 1 March 1984) is a Chinese actress. She was among the highest paid film actresses in China.[1] She is best known for her roles in such films as Love is Not Blind, Personal Tailor, Monster Hunt and Go Away Mr. Tumor.

Early life[edit]

Bai was born in Qingdao, China. She attended the Wendeng Road Elementary School. At a young age, Bai shown talents in singing, dancing and acting.[2] At the age of 12, she was admitted into the Beijing Dance Academy. In 2000, Bai auditioned for a role in Zhang Yimou's film Happy Times. Even though she was not selected, Zhang saw potential in her and recommended her to apply for the Central Academy of Drama; which Bai eventually got admitted to in 2002.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Shortly after her graduation from the Central Academy of Drama, Bai Baihe made her acting debut in the television series Bloom of Youth (2006).[2] She continued to appear in dramas such as Where is Happiness (2007) and My Youthfulness (2009).

Bai achieved breakthrough with the 2011 romantic-comedy Love Is Not Blind, also starring Wen Zhang.[5] The low-budget film became a surprise hit at the Chinese box office.[6] Bai won the Best Actress award at the Hundred Flowers Award.[7] The following year, she starred in spy drama Fu Chen and was nominated at the Shanghai Television Festival for Best Actress.[8]

Bai then starred in Feng Xiaogang's comedy film Personal Tailor (2013),[9] which broke box office records on its opening day.[10][11] The same year, Bai starred in romantic comedy A Wedding Invitation alongside Eddie Peng.[12] The film was a commercial success and critics praise Bai for "keeping a character that could easily slip into shrill and childish far from that quagmire".[13] Bai followed up with romantic drama film The Stolen Years, where she received rave reviews and was coined "mainland Chinese romance-drama royalty".[14][15]

Bai solidified her status as China's Box Office Queen with the 2015 fantasy-comedy film Monster Hunt, directed by Raman Hui. The film grossed over 1.8 billion yuan to become the second highest grossing film in China.[16] She then starred in romantic comedy film Go Away Mr. Tumor,[17] which was selected as the Chinese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards[18] Bai won the Best Actress award at the China Film Director's Guild Awards, Beijing Student Film Festival and Huabiao Awards for her performance as a cartoonist who battles against cancer with an optimistic mind.

Bai topped the list of "Highest Grossing Actresses in China" for 2015,[19][20] after having ranked 2nd in 2013.[21] Variety describes her as the "pretty girl next door with decent acting chops and good comic timing".[22]

In 2016, Bai starred alongside Chen Kun in crime caper film Chongqing Hot Pot.[23] The film received acclaim and positive word-of-mouth, grossing 152 million yuan in four days.[24] She then featured in romance film I Belonged to You,[25] which broke box office sales record for mainland-produced romance films.[26]

In 2017, Bai starred in action cop thriller The Missing, directed by Xu Jinglei.[27] The same year, she filmed two television productions - medical drama Surgeons and the romance series Only Side by Side with You.[28][29]

In 2018, Bai reprised her role in the sequel of Monster Hunt.[30] The film set the record for the highest box office day for a single market.[31] The same year, she starred in First Night Nerves, a women-centric film directed by Stanley Kwan.[32]

In 2019, Bai starred in the drama film A City Called Macau, adapted from Geling Yan's novel of the same name and directed by Li Shaohong.[33] Bai was nominated for the Best Actress award at the Golden Rooster Awards for her performance.[34] The same year, she starred in the drama film Begin, Again.[35]

She is set to star in the romance comedy film A Boyfriend for My Girlfriend alongside Wu Xiubo.[36]

Personal life[edit]

Bai Baihe was married to actor/singer Chen Yufan on December 26, 2006.[37] They first met while appearing in a Chinese romantic comedy television series Bloom of Youth in 2004.[38] Their son, Chen Shengtong, was born on January 19, 2008.[39] On April 16, 2017, Bai Baihe announced that they divorced at the end of 2015.[40][41][42]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2011 The Law of Attraction 万有引力 Shi Xiaolin [43]
Love is Not Blind 失恋33天 Huang Xiaoxian
2012 First Time 第一次 Wei Jiajia [44]
2013 A Wedding Invitation 分手合约 Qiao Qiao
The Stolen Years 被偷走的那五年 He Man
Personal Tailor 私人订制 Xiao Biao
2014 The Truth About Beauty 整容日记 Guo Jing [45]
2015 Monster Hunt 捉妖记 Huo Xiaolan
Go Away Mr. Tumor 滚蛋吧!肿瘤君 Xiong Dun
Cities in Love 恋爱中的城市 Yan Ran [46]
Les Aventures d'Anthony 陪安东尼度过漫长岁月 Xiao Ying [47]
2016 Chongqing Hot Pot 火锅英雄 Yu Xiaohui
I Belonged to You 从你的全世界路过 Li Zhi
2017 The Missing 绑架者 Lin Wei
2018 Monster Hunt 2 捉妖记2 Huo Xiaolan
First Night Nerves 八个女人一台戏 Fu Sha
2019 A City Called Macau 媽閣是座城 Mei Xiao'ou
Begin, Again 亲爱的新年好 Shu Jin [48]
TBA A Boyfriend for My Girlfriend 情圣2 Tian Xin

Television series[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2006 Bloom of Youth 與青春有關的日子 Qiao Qiao
2007 Where is Happiness 幸福在哪里 Gan Lu
2009 My Youthfulness 我的青春谁做主 Lei Lei
2010 The Lying Lover 说谎的爱人 Dong Nan [49]
2011 Family, Power N 家的N次方 Zhao Wen [50]
2012 Fu Chen 浮沉 Qiao Li [51]
Rules Before a Divorce 离婚前规则 Jiang Xinyao [52]
2013 Little Big Soldier 大兵小将 Sha Man
Love is Not Blind 失恋33天 Cameo
Jinan City is our Hometown 我们这拨人 Qiao Qiao [53]
2015 Grow Up 长大 Ye Chunmeng [54]
2017 Surgeons 外科风云 Lu Chenxi
2018 Only Side by Side with You 南方有乔木 Nan Qiao
2020 New Face 焕脸 Producer[55]

Discography[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Album Notes
2006 "The Past Can Only Be Reminisced" 往事只能回味 Bloom of Youth OST
"Straw Hat Song" 草帽歌
2009 "I Am Not An Easy Girl" 我不是随便的花朵 My Youthfulness OST
2010 "Brushing Past Each Other" 擦肩而过 The Lying Lover OST
2012 "Really Love You" 真的爱你 First Time OST
"Fu Chen" 浮沉 Fu Chen OST
"An Ordinary Love" 平凡相恋 N/A with Chen Yufan
2013 "Didn't We Agree To It" 我们不是说好了吗 A Wedding Invitation OST with Eddie Peng
2015 "A Young Girl's Planting Flower Diary" 中二少女养花记 Go Away Mr. Tumor OST
"Where Will You Be Tomorrow" 明天你会在哪里 Monster Hunt OST with Jing Boran

Awards and nomination[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2012 19th Beijing Student Film Festival Best Actress Love is Not Blind Nominated
3rd China Film Director's Guild Awards Best Actress Nominated
12th Chinese Film Media Awards Most Anticipated Actress Nominated
31st Hundred Flowers Award Best Actress Won [7]
49th Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards Best Leading Actress Nominated [56]
7th Chinese Young Generation Film Forum Awards Best New Actress Won [57]
8th Huading Awards Best Actress (Contemporary Drama) Fu Chen Nominated
2013 19th Shanghai Television Festival Best Actress Nominated [8]
16th Shanghai International Film Festival Best Actress The Stolen Years Nominated
5th China Image Film Festival Best Actress Love is Not Blind Nominated
15th Huabiao Awards Outstanding Actress Nominated
2014 12th Huading Awards Best Actress Personal Tailor Nominated
2015 12th Guangzhou Student Film Festival Most Popular Actress Monster Hunt Won [58]
2016 28th Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers Awards Most Charismatic Actress N/A Won [59]
19th Huading Awards Best Actress Grow Up Nominated
16th Chinese Film Media Awards Best Actress Go Away Mr. Tumor Nominated
7th China Film Director's Guild Awards Best Actress Won [60]
6th Beijing International Film Festival Best Actress Nominated
23rd Beijing Student Film Festival Best Actress Won [61]
16th Huabiao Awards Outstanding Actress Won [62]
20th Huading Awards Best Actress Nominated
3rd Silk Road International Film Festival Outstanding Contribution Award N/A Won [63]
33rd Hundred Flowers Award Best Actress Monster Hunt Nominated
13th Changchun Film Festival Best Actress Won [64]
8th International Chinese Film Festival Best Actress Chongqing Hot Pot Won [65]
2017 31st Golden Rooster Awards Best Actress Monster Hunt Nominated
2019 32nd Golden Rooster Awards A City Called Macau Nominated [34]

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