Chen Daoming

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Chen Daoming
Chinese name 陳道明 (traditional)
Chinese name 陈道明 (simplified)
Pinyin Chén Dàomíng (Mandarin)
Born (1955-04-26) 26 April 1955 (age 62)
Tianjin, China
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980s-present
Spouse(s) Du Xian (m. 1982)
Children Chen Ge (b. 1985)
Ancestry Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China

Chen Daoming (born 26 April 1955) is a Chinese actor who has starred in various genres of film and television series.


Chen graduated from the Central Academy of Drama. His first notable role was "Puyi" (the last emperor of China) in the 1988 television series The Last Dynasty. Chen is best known internationally for playing the King of Qin (who became Qin Shi Huang later) in the 2002 film Hero, directed by Zhang Yimou. Within China, Chen is familiar to audiences for playing many different types of characters in films and television series of various genres.

Personal life[edit]

In 1982, Chen married Du Xian, a former news anchor from China Central Television who was forced to resign for expressing sympathy (dressing in black and speaking slowly) when she reported the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 on 4 June 1989. Their daughter, Chen Ge (陈格), was born in 1985.


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  1. ^ "Chen Daoming". Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  2. ^ "Chen Daoming". Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chen Daoming". Retrieved March 12, 2010. 

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