Connor Leong

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Connor Leong
Chinese name 梁靖康 (traditional)
Chinese name 梁靖康 (simplified)
Born (1994-01-03) January 3, 1994 (age 24)
Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
Other names Liang Jing Kang
Ethnicity Han
Alma mater Guangzhou University
Occupation
Years active 2017–present
Nationality Chinese

Liang Jingkang (Chinese: 梁靖康; pinyin: Liáng Jìng Kāng; born 6 January 1994), also known as Connor Leong is a Chinese actor and model. He is best known for his role as Feng Meizuo in the television series Meteor Garden (2018), which propelled him to fame in China.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Leong was born on 3 January 1994 in Shenzhen, Guangdong province of China. He attended South China Institute of Software Engineering in Guangzhou University. In college, he began modelling and filming advertisements.[1][2]

Career[edit]

2016–2017: Beginnings[edit]

In 2016, Leong debuted as an actor in the historical comedy series Huang Fei Hong where he played the role as Gong Ting. He then starred in the short film Night Poet.[3] The same year, Leong was cast as a customer in the Chinese film adaptation of Midnight Diner directed by Tony Leung Ka-fai.[4]

In 2017, Leong starred in the fantasy romance film Cat Lover.[5] Leong also participated in the Youku variety show Super Idol, hosted by He Jiong.[6] The same year, he was cast by Angie Chai in the role of Meizuo in the 2018 adaptation of Meteor Garden [7][8] Leong appeared in Harper's Bazaar China with his Meteor Garden costars Dylan Wang, Darren Chen, and Caesar Wu in the November issue.[9]

2018–present: Rising popularity[edit]

Leong rose to fame with his role as Fen Meizuo in the 2018 television series Meteor Garden, the remake of popular Taiwanese drama series Meteor Garden and based on the Japanese shōjo manga series Boys Over Flowers (花より男子, Hana Yori Dango) written by Yoko Kamio.[1][10]

Leong is set to appear in Another Me, a television drama based on the film Soul Mate (2016).[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2016 Night Poet 夜的诗人 Short film
2017 Cat Lover 猫妖传奇 Jiang Zhe
2018 Midnight Diner 深夜食堂 Qiu Fan

Television series[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Network Notes
2017 Huang Fei Hong 国士无双黄飞鸿 Gong Ting Tencent
2018 Meteor Garden 流星花园 Feng Meizuo Hunan TV
Another Me 七月与安生 Jiu Yue

Discography[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Album Notes
2018 "For You" N/A Meteor Garden OST with Dylan Wang, Darren Chen and Caesar Wu
"Creating Memories" 创造回忆
"No Trivial Matter" 非同小可
"Don't Need to Think" 想都不用想

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "LOOK: Meet Connor Leong as Mei Zuo on 'Meteor Garden'". ABS-CBN. 14 August 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  2. ^ "新版《流星花园》美作梁靖康,暖萌的广东男子". Toutiao (in Chinese). 18 July 2018.
  3. ^ "新流星花园美作扮演者是谁?梁靖康个人资料代表作". Toutiao (in Chinese). 2 December 2017.
  4. ^ "《流星花园》梁靖康登封面" (in Chinese). Xinhua News. 2 April 2018.
  5. ^ "(猫妖传奇) 看绝色猫妖与小鲜肉上演人畜虐恋" (in Chinese). NetEase. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  6. ^ "《超次元偶像》梁靖康揭面 撞脸林宥嘉粉丝舔屏" (in Chinese). Netease. 29 May 2017.
  7. ^ "行走的胶原蛋白!《流星花园》全角色海报大曝光". Sina (in Chinese). 9 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Meet the new F4 and Shancai in the 2018 Meteor Garden TV reboot". The Straits Times. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  9. ^ "新《流星花园》F4登时尚芭莎封面震撼首发" (in Chinese). Huanqiu Fashion. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  10. ^ "《流星花园》梁靖康感情成迷 促兄弟恋情花样百出". People.com (in Chinese). 16 August 2018.
  11. ^ "剧版《七月与安生》梁靖康出演暖萌"九月"". China Daily (in Chinese). 11 May 2018.

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