Darren Chen

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Darren Chen
Born (1995-01-15) January 15, 1995 (age 24)
NationalityTaiwanese
Other namesGuan Hong
Alma materTaipei Municipal Heping High School
OccupationActor
Years active2016–present
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese鸿

Guan Hong (Chinese: 官鴻; pinyin: Guān Hóng, born 15 January 1995), also known as Darren Chen, is a Taiwanese actor. He is best known for his leading role as Hua Ze Lei in the 2018 television series Meteor Garden, which propelled him to fame in Asia.

Early life and education[edit]

Darren Chen was born on January 15, 1995 in Taiwan. He graduated from the Taipei Municipal Heping High School.[1]

Career[edit]

2016–2017: Beginnings[edit]

Chen made his acting debut as Lin Yutang in the Chinese television series Proud of Love (2016) and Proud of Love 2 (2017).[2][3]

In 2017, he was cast in the role of Huaze Lei by Angie Chai in the 2018 adaptation of Meteor Garden.[4][5] He appeared in Harper's Bazaar China with his Meteor Garden costars Dylan Wang, Connor Leong, and Caesar Wu in the November issue.[6]

2018–present: Rising popularity[edit]

Chen rose to fame with his role as Huaze Lei 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.[7] The same year, he was confirmed to make his big screen debut in the romance comedy film X Love.[8]

In 2019, Chen was cast in his first leading role in the historical suspense drama The Sleuth of Ming Dynasty, produced by Jackie Chan.[9][10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2019 X Love 月半爱丽丝 Huang Ke

Television series[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Network Notes
2016 Proud of Love 别那么骄傲 Lin Yutang Youku
2017 Proud of Love 2 别那么骄傲2 Lin Yutang
2018 Meteor Garden 流星花园 Huaze Lei Hunan TV
2019 The Sleuth of Ming Dynasty 成化十四年 Tang Fan

Discography[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Album Notes
2018 "For You" N/A Meteor Garden 2018 OST with Dylan Wang, Connor Leong and Caesar Wu.
"Creating Memories" 创造回忆
"Never Would've Thought of" 从来没想到
"The Tenderness Behind the Flower" 花背后的温柔 [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 「新花澤類」官鴻勝周渝民身高、混血氣質:你該知道《流星花園》官鴻5個最迷人穿搭. Elle (in Chinese). 25 July 2018.
  2. ^ 宋芸桦首次触电奇幻偶像剧 柴智屏力捧新人官鸿. Tencent (in Chinese). 25 April 2016.
  3. ^ 《别那么骄傲2》定档1月11日 宋芸桦佟梦实官鸿命运成谜. YLQ (in Chinese). 6 January 2017.
  4. ^ "新《流星花园》F4成员官鸿不姓官 吴希泽性格大反转". Xinhua News (in Chinese). 25 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Meet the new F4 and Shancai in the 2018 Meteor Garden TV reboot". The Straits Times. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  6. ^ "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 26 July 2018.
  7. ^ 新《流星花园》正式收官 梁靖康精彩表现收获人气. CQ News (in Chinese). 31 August 2018.
  8. ^ 关晓彤黄景瑜新片《月半爱丽丝》开机. Mtime (in Chinese). December 5, 2017.
  9. ^ 成龙监制《成化十四年》,打造明朝版福尔摩斯. Sina (in Chinese). January 12, 2019.
  10. ^ 成龙首次监制网剧 《成化十四年》演员阵容首亮相. Sina (in Chinese). May 16, 2019.
  11. ^ 新版 (流星花园) 插曲上线 官鸿深情演绎 (花背后的温柔) (in Chinese). Rednet CN. 23 July 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.

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