Dylan Wang

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Dylan Wang
Born (1998-12-20) 20 December 1998 (age 22)
Leshan, Sichuan, China
NationalityChinese
Other namesWang He Di
Alma materSichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Model and basketball player
Years active2017–present
AgentM.Y. Entertainment
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese王鶴棣
Simplified Chinese王鹤棣

Wang Hedi (Chinese: 王鹤棣; pinyin: Wáng Hè Dì, born 20 December 1998, also known as Dylan Wang), is a Chinese actor and model. He is best known for his first leading role as Daoming Si in the 2018 television series Meteor Garden, which propelled him to fame internationally.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Dylan was born on 20 December 1998 in Leshan, Sichuan, Province of China. He was a 16th-level flight attendant and poster model for admission at Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation, and also became a professional image spokesperson for flight attendants, before debuting in the show business. Even though Dylan Wang never seemed to like the idea of flying, he's pursued it for most of his early life.[3]

Life & Career[edit]

2016–2017: Beginnings[edit]

In 2016, Dylan won the overall championship at the "Sichuan Campus Red Festival" (四川校园红人盛典), a ceremony sponsored by several universities and colleges, and officially entered the entertainment industry.[4][5]

In June 2017, Dylan participated in the Youku variety show Super Idol hosted by He Jiong, and emerged as the final winner.[6][7]

2018–present: Rising popularity[edit]

Dylan rose to fame with his first lead role as Daoming Si 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.[8][9][10] Dylan appeared in Harper's Bazaar China with his Meteor Garden co-stars Darren Chen, Caesar Wu and Connor Leong in the November issue.[citation needed]

In 2018, it was announced that Dylan is one of the guest in a variety show with music performance called Phanta City with his Meteor Garden costars. In October, he would join the second season of Hunan TV's variety show The Inn 2 with alongside his Meteor Garden costar Shen Yue.[11]

In January 2019, it was announced that Dylan has been cast as the male lead of the second season of fantasy drama Ever Night.[12] The series premiered in January 2020.[13] In June 2019, it was announced that Dylan has been cast in the youth revolutionary drama The National Southwest Associated University And Us.[14]

In December 2020, it was announced that Dylan has been cast as the male lead of Cang Lan Jue.

In 2021, he starred as the male lead in the romantic office drama The Rational Life alongside Qin Lan, and historical fantasy romance drama Miss The Dragon with Zhu Xudan.

In March 2021, like the majority of Chinese celebrities, he publicly expressed his support for cotton from Xinjiang via social media after several companies announced they have stopped purchasing cotton from the region due to concerns that Uyghurs are forced to produce it.[15]

Other activities[edit]

In November 2018, Dylan appeared as the youth ambassador at Le Tour De France Skoda Shanghai Criterium at China Arts Museum south square.[16]

In September 2019, Dylan participated in the Super Penguin Basketball Celebrity Game hosted at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center.[17] Dylan was part of the red team who won the game at 56–45 points.[18]

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Network Notes/Ref.
2018 Meteor Garden 流星花园 Daoming Si Hunan TV [8]
2020 Ever Night 2 将夜2 Ning Que Tencent [12]
2021 The Rational Life 无法恋爱的理智派 Qi Xiao Hunan TV
Miss The Dragon 遇龙 Yuchi Longyan / Long Yuchi / Long Yan Tencent
TBA Our Southwest General University 我们的西南联大 Cheng Jiashu CCTV [14]
Cang Lang Jue 苍兰诀 Dongfang Qingcang iQIYI
浮图缘 Xiao Duo

Variety shows[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Network Notes/Ref.
2017 Super Idol 超次元偶像 Contestant Youku Final winner[7]
2018 Phanta city 幻乐之城 guest with F4 & shen yue Hunan TV Musical show
2018 The Inn 2 亲爱的客栈2 Cast member Hunan TV [11]
2018 Happy camp Guest with F4 & shen yue Hunan TV
2018 Dayday up Guest with F4 & shen yue Hunan TV
2019 Super Nova Games 2 超新星全运会第二届 Regular member iQiyi [17]
2020 The Irresistible 元气满满的哥哥 Cast member Hunan TV [19]

Discography[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Album Notes/Ref.
2017 "We Are Dreamers" Super Idol OST
2018 "For You" Meteor Garden OST with Darren Chen, Caesar Wu and Connor Leong
"Creating Memories" 创造回忆
"Never Would've Thought of" 从来没想到
"Extremely Important” 非同小可
"Don't Even Have to Think About it" 想都不用想 [20]
2018 love confession jay chou song the inn with shen yue
2019 "Magical Chinese Character" 神奇的汉字 Magical Chinese Character OST
"Miss Me" [21]
2020 "No Resentment" 不怨 Ever Night 2 OST with Song Yiren

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2019 2018–2019 Golden Data Entertainment Award Most Influential TV Drama Newcomer of the Year N/A Won [22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aydee Tie (11 July 2018). "New F4 are ready to charm viewers in Netflix's 'Meteor Garden' 2018 remake". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  2. ^ Lily Grace Tabanera (9 August 2018). "Read Dylan Wang's 'Goodbye Letter' To Dao Ming Si". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  3. ^ 微博校园红人盛典落地西南,联动多方打造蜀地红人成长平台. Morning Post (in Chinese). 25 November 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  4. ^ 《超次元偶像》何炅不舍落泪 王鹤棣逆袭. China Daily (in Chinese). 17 August 2017. Archived from the original on 20 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  5. ^ 新版道明寺王鹤棣谈摔面具事件 向何炅哭喊对不起 (in Chinese). Sina Corp. 14 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  6. ^ "彭于晏"现身《超次元偶像》王鹤棣放话要炸场 (in Chinese). NetEase. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  7. ^ a b "王鹤棣夺冠超次元偶像 签约五部大戏豪华套餐" (in Chinese). NetEase. 16 August 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  8. ^ a b 王鹤棣"道明寺"演技受认可人气指数名列前茅 (in Chinese). JNNC.com. 22 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Meet the new F4 and Shancai in the 2018 Meteor Garden TV reboot". The Straits Times. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  10. ^ "新F4出道"道明寺"仅18岁 明年还要开演唱会" (in Chinese). Tencent. 9 November 2017.
  11. ^ a b 《亲爱的客栈2》官宣 刘涛夫妇王鹤棣武艺加盟 (in Korean). Sina Corp. 3 October 2018.
  12. ^ a b 《将夜2》男主角换成王鹤棣,女主仍是宋伊人 (in Chinese). Sina Corp. 10 January 2019.
  13. ^ "《将夜2》定档 王鹤棣热血演绎少年侠气" (in Chinese). Sina Corp. 13 January 2020.
  14. ^ a b 《我们的西南联大》官宣 王鹤棣挑战正剧演绎“无畏”青春 (in Chinese). Sina Corp. 18 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Sina Visitor System". passport.weibo.com. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  16. ^ "王鹤棣陈宥维担任环法中国赛青年大使" (in Chinese). Sina Corp. 2 August 2017.
  17. ^ a b "揭秘"道明寺"和篮球的不解之缘 王鹤棣最爱詹姆斯". Tencent (in Chinese). 26 July 2018.
  18. ^ "2019 Super Penguin Celebrity Game Sees a Successful Completion". businesswire.com. 22 September 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  19. ^ "《元气满满的哥哥》阵容曝光 哥哥火力全开入仲夏". Sohu (in Chinese). 20 July 2020.
  20. ^ Lily Grace Tabanera (8 August 2018). "Get Your ~Feels~ Ready For Dylan Wang's First Music Video". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  21. ^ "王鹤棣国内首次粉丝见面会宠粉召集,新歌Miss Me首秀惊喜不停" (in Chinese). Sina Corp. 13 January 2020.
  22. ^ 王鹤棣出席2018—2019中国文娱金数据发布盛典. Chinanews.com (in Chinese). 20 January 2019.

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