Chen Yuqi

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Chen Yuqi
Born (1992-07-29) July 29, 1992 (age 27)
ResidenceBeijing, China
Other namesYukee Chen
Alma materJincheng College of Sichuan University
OccupationActress
Years active2015–present
AgentTiffany Tang Studio
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Chen Yuqi (Chinese: 陈钰琪, born 29 July 1992), also known as Yukee Chen, is a Chinese actress.[1] She is known for her supporting roles in The Princess Weiyoung and Ashes of Love and her lead role as Zhao Min in Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Sabre.

Early life and education[edit]

Chen Yuqi was born Chen Qian (Chinese: 陈倩) on 29 July 1992 in Sichuan, China. She studied performance arts at the Jincheng College of Sichuan University.[2][3] After her graduation, Chen worked as an extra in Hengdian World Studios.[4]

Career[edit]

In 2015, while on the set of movie A Chinese Odyssey Part Three, Chen was spotted by actress Tiffany Tang and subsequently became one of the first batch of actors signed onto Tang's studio.[5]

In 2016, Chen gained recognition for her role as the 9th princess in the historical drama The Princess Weiyoung, produced by Tiffany Tang's studio.[6] For her performance, she won the Newcomer award at the China Television Drama Quality Ceremony.[7] The same year, she starred in the wuxia web film Man Hunter, playing one of the lead roles.[8]

In 2017, Chen was cast in her first leading role in the fantasy web drama Private Shushan Gakuen alongside Wang Yibo.[9] She then starred in the campus drama Fresh Teachers, playing a supporting role as one of the students.[10]

In 2018, Chen starred in the hit fantasy romance drama Ashes of Love, portraying the demon princess.[11]

In 2019, Chen starred as one of the female leads, Zhao Min in the 2019 wuxia drama Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Sabre based on the novel of the same name by Jin Yong.[12][13] She received positive reviews for her performance, and experienced a rise in popularity.[14]

Chen is set to star in the historical romance drama Happiness Over Two Lifetime alongside Yu Menglong,[15] and wuxia romance drama And The Winner Is Love alongside Luo Yunxi.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2012 Hold Our Love Hold住我们的爱情 Fan Baobei Short film
2014 Love Montage 被错过的那些年 Dong Jiani
2016 A Chinese Odyssey Part Three 大话西游3 Niu Xiangxiang's subordinate
Man Hunter 侠捕 Duoming Honglian

Television series[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2015 Tian Tai Meng Zhu 天台萌主 Yan Yue
Destined to Love You 偏偏喜歡你 Shen family's maid Episode 2, 4
With or Without You 東坡家事 Li Ai Episode 11, 14
2016 The Princess Weiyoung 锦绣未央 Tuoba Di
2017 Fresh Teachers 鲜肉老师 Chen Lin
2018 Ashes of Love 香蜜沉沉烬如霜 Liu Ying
2019 Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Sabre 倚天屠龙记 Zhao Min
TBA Happiness Over Two Lifetime 两世欢 Feng Mianwan / Yuan Qingli
Private Shushan Gakuen 私立蜀山学园 Xing Hui
And The Winner Is Love 月上重火 Chong Xuezhi
Mystery of Antiques 3 古董局中局3:掠宝清单

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 2nd China Television Drama Quality Ceremony Newcomer Award The Princess Weiyoung Won [7]
InStyle iLady Icon Awards New Generation Female Artist of the Year N/A Won [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "陈钰琪:总演公主 骨子里想做"打女"". Sina (in Chinese). September 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "清丽灵动"锦绣"佳人内敛刻苦"锦城"学子". Scujcc.cn (in Chinese). January 24, 2017.
  3. ^ "【倚天屠龍記】趙敏陳鈺琪當臨記日薪35元 要麼不做要麼狠心". Yahoo HK (in Chinese). May 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "【倚天屠龍記】陳鈺琪《東坡家事》做大茄曬氣質 網民:黃心穎行埋一邊啦!". Yahoo HK (in Chinese). May 30, 2019.
  5. ^ "唐嫣加持新人陈钰琪首曝光 形象亮丽眼眸清澈". Sohu (in Chinese). November 15, 2016.
  6. ^ "陈钰琪《锦绣未央》初登场 形象清新亮丽". Sina (in Chinese). November 15, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "陈钰琪首捧硕果 成电视剧品质盛典年度新锐剧星". Tencent (in Chinese). February 27, 2017.
  8. ^ "武侠电影《侠捕》热拍 官方曝概念版海报引悬念". Sohu (in Chinese). September 12, 2016.
  9. ^ "《私立蜀山学园》开机 陈钰琪挑梁饰女娲后人". Tencent (in Chinese). March 2, 2017.
  10. ^ "陈钰琪惊喜加盟《鲜肉老师》"九公主"化身纯美女高中生". KKnews (in Chinese). April 1, 2017.
  11. ^ "《香蜜沉沉烬如霜》陈钰琪挑战魔族公主征战沙场". Sina (in Chinese). June 16, 2017.
  12. ^ "《倚天屠龙记》曾舜晞、陈钰琪、祝绪丹演绎年轻新武侠". Netease (in Chinese). May 14, 2018.
  13. ^ "《倚天屠龙记》开播 陈钰琪挑战经典"赵敏"". Netease (in Chinese). February 27, 2019.
  14. ^ "《倚天屠龙记》催泪收官 新版赵敏陈钰琪获好评". Netease (in Chinese). April 18, 2019.
  15. ^ "陈钰琪《两世欢》顺利杀青 一人分饰多角引期待". Netease (in Chinese). January 21, 2019.
  16. ^ "罗云熙陈钰琪新剧《月上重火》演绎侠情江湖". Sina (in Chinese). May 29, 2019.
  17. ^ "InStyle iLady Icon Awards年度偶像盛典,昨夜耀目上海!". Sohu (in Chinese). August 24, 2017.