Bai Yu (Chinese: 白宇, born 8 April 1990) is a Chinese actor.
He is best known for his roles in the dramas Love O2O (2016), Memory Lost (2016), Suddenly This Summer (2018), Guardian (2018) and Detective L (2019).
In 2014, Bai made his acting debut in the web drama 0.5 Diors.
In 2015, Bai starred in the youth medical drama Grow Up, portraying a rebellious yet realistic intern. The same year, he was cast in the modern romance dramas Above the Clouds and Hello, Joann.
In 2016, Bai gained recognition with his role in the war drama Young Marshal directed by Zhang Li. He gained further recognition with his supporting role in the hit romantic comedy drama Love O2O. He then played the leading role in the crime mystery web drama Memory Lost, adapted from Ding Mo's novel of the same name. The series was a hit in China and led to increased popularity for Bai.
In 2017, Bai starred in the patriotic film The Founding of an Army, portraying Cai Qingchuan. He received positive reviews for his performance.
In 2018, Bai starred in the acclaimed youth melodrama Suddenly This Summer. He then starred in the science fiction mystery web drama Guardian with Zhu Yilong. The series developed a cult following online and led to increased popularity for Bai.Forbes China listed Bai under their 30 Under 30 Asia 2017 list which consisted of 30 influential people under 30 years old who have had a substantial effect in their fields.
In 2019, Bai appeared in CCTV's spring gala for the first time, performing the song item "Child of Generation". He starred in the republican detective drama Detective L. He also featured in the family drama film Looking Up, winning Breakthrough Film Actor at the Tencent Vido All Star Awards and Film Actor of the Year at the Tencent Entertainment White Paper. He ranked 36th on ForbesChina Celebrity 100 list.