Sun Li (actress)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Sun.
Sun Li
Chinese name 孫儷 (traditional)
Chinese name 孙俪 (simplified)
Pinyin Sūn Lì (Mandarin)
Born (1982-09-26) 26 September 1982 (age 34)
Shanghai, China
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Deng Chao (m. 2010)
Children 2

Sun Li (or Susan Sun,[1] born September 26, 1982) is a Chinese actress. She is hailed by critics and netizens as China's queen of television.[2]


Sun first entered show business by participating in 2001's Star Search, held by Singapore's MediaCorp. She reached the finals and earned the praise of judge Andy Lau.

In 2003, author and TV producer Hai Yan selected her for the female lead in the TV drama version of Goddess of Mercy, after which Sun became recognized as one of the most promising young actresses in China.

Sun gained fame in China with the 2007 TV series Shanghai Bund (a mainland remake of the 1980 television series The Bund).

In 2008, she notably portrayed the heroine Little Tiger in the mini-series Iron Road, the second joint venture created under Canada/China co-production treaty established in the 1960s.

In 2011, she played Zhen Huan in the TV series The Legend of Zhen Huan and was nominated for an International Emmy Award in the Best Actress category for her role.[3]

In 2014, she won the 20th Magnolia Awards for Best Actress from her role in Hot Mom.[4] On October 13, Sun was awarded Best Actress at China TV Golden Eagle Award.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Sun is married to actor Deng Chao since 2010. They have two children, a boy Deng Han Zhi and a girl Deng Han Yi.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Romance in the Rain Extra
2006 Fearless Yueci (Moon) Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer
2008 Iron Road Little Tiger miniseries
2008 Painted Skin Xia Bing Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
2009 Kung Fu Cyborg Zhou Shu Mei
2010 Just Another Pandora's Box Rose
2011 Mural Shaoyao
2011 The Lost Bladesman Qilan
2014 Just Another Margin Jin-Ling
2014 The Breakup Guru herself
2015 Devil and Angel Zha Xiao Dao
2016 King of Drug Dealers


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Once upon a Time in Shanghai
2003 Goddess of Mercy An Xin
2003 A Ray of Sunshine Yi Aiyuan/Yi Chuan Xia
2004 Pink Family Tao Zhi
2004 Crimson Romance Zhou Xiaobai
2005 Happiness as Flowers Du Juan
2011 The Legend of Zhen Huan Zhen Huan
(Empress Xiaoshengxian)
2013 Hot Mom! Xia Bing
2015 The Legend of Mi Yue Mi Yue


  1. ^ "海外版《甄嬛传》登美国网站 孙俪英文名出错" (in Chinese). 17 March 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "China's 'TV Queen' got her first big break in Singapore". Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Nominees". Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "白玉兰佳片荣耀出炉". (in Chinese). Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Actress Sun Li Awarded as Best Actress at China Golden Eagle TV Art Festival". womenofchina. October 13, 2014. Retrieved October 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sun Li and Deng Chao hold party for their daughter". English Sina. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.