Feng Shaofeng

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Feng Shaofeng
Chinese name 馮紹峰 (traditional)
Chinese name 冯绍峰 (simplified)
Pinyin Féng Shàofēng (Mandarin)
Birth name Feng Wei
Born (1978-10-07) October 7, 1978 (age 37)
Shanghai, China
Other name(s) William Feng
Occupation Actor
Label(s) Huayi Brothers
Years active 2001-present
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Feng.

Feng Shaofeng (born October 7, 1978), born Feng Wei (simplified Chinese: 冯威; traditional Chinese: 馮威; pinyin: Féng Wēi), also known as William Feng, is a Chinese actor. He is currently an artist under the management of Huayi Brothers.

Feng, with the movie The Monkey King 2 has joined the elite group of actors whose films have grossed over 1 billion yuan at the Chinese box office.[1]

Feng was ranked number 42 on 2012 Forbes China Celebrity 100 List.[2]

Early life[edit]

Feng was born in Shanghai, China as the only child of an affluent family. His father is in the textile business.[3] Strongly influenced by his artistic mother, Feng began taking violin lessons and participating in various extracurricular activities when he was a child. Upon graduating from high school, he applied to the Shanghai Theater Academy and was accepted with scholarship.[4]

Career[edit]

Feng made his acting debut in 1998, taking on several supporting roles. He has appeared in several television series, including Boy & Girl, Wind and Cloud 2, Assassinator Jing Ke, Sigh of His Highness, and The Conquest

In 2007, Feng gained more attention after starring in a grand production drama by Hong Kong's TVB and mainland China's CCTV, The Drive of Life, in which he and Myolie Wu acted as a couple. They were given the nickname, "Fenolie", for their performance in the series. In 2009, Feng starred in SMG's Four Women Conflicts and won an award for his performance. In 2010, Feng played the role of Liu Zhang and was again paired up with Myolie Wu in Beauty's Rival in Palace.

Feng rose to mainstream popularity after starring in Yu Zheng's television series Palace in 2011. His role as the arrogant yet gentle eighth prince, Yin Si, was well-loved by the audience. Feng won the Most Influential TV actor at the 2011 Sina Web Festival and the Most Valuable TV Actor at the 2011 TV Drama Awards. In the same year, he starred in the historical movie, White Vengeance. The movie became the opening film at the Pyongyang Film Festival, receiving enthusiastic response and good critical reception. Feng won two major awards at the 2012 Harbin Film Festival, including the Most Valuable Actor and Outstanding Performance Award. In total, he won a total of 8 awards at various award ceremonies for his role in the movie. Feng also released his first EP, My Only Love.

In 2012, Feng appeared in two major films, Painted Skin: The Resurrection and Double Exposure, both of which were box office successes. His outstanding performance on the big screen allowed him to be named as GQ's Man of the Year. His wide exposure in the film industry also placed him at 42nd on Forbes China Top 100 Celebrities.

In 2013, Feng took on the role of the titular Lan Ling Wang in the drama series, Prince of Lan Ling, which he also took part in producing. The drama series gained him more recognition in Taiwan. He also starred in the crime action film Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon and won the Most Popular Actor Award at the 2014 Beijing Student Film Festival.

Feng continued to gain more recognition and popularity on the big screen. His subsequent movies, The Continent and Wolf Totem, where he took on leading roles, were both commercial success and exceeded a total grossing of US$100,000,000. With the movie The Monkey King 2 in 2016, Feng officially joined the elite group of actors whose films have grossed over 1 billion yuan at the Chinese box office.

Feng will be making his small screen comeback in the Chinese epic fantasy television drama, Ice Fantasy, based on Guo Jing Ming's best-selling novel City of Fantasy. The drama premiered on July 24, 2016.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Brush Up My Sisters
百分百刑警
Dan
2006 Dragon Gate Station
龙门驿站之嚎月
Hou Feng
2011 White Vengeance
鸿门宴
Xiang Yu
2012 Painted Skin: The Resurrection
画皮2
Pang Lang[5]
Double Xposure
二次曝光
Liu Dong
Threads of Time
柳如是
Chen Zilong
Tai Chi 0
太極之零開始
Chen Zaiyang
Tai Chi Hero
太極2 英雄崛起
Chen Zaiyang
2013 Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon
狄仁傑之神都龍王
Yuchi
Love Will Tear Us Apart
我想和你好好的
Jiang Liangliang
2014 Snow Blossom
大寒桃花开
Da Han filmed in 2004
The Continent
后会无期
Han Dong
The Golden Era
黄金时代
Xiao Jun
2015 Wolf Totem
狼图腾
Chen Zhen
Dragon Blade
天将雄师
Huo Qubing
2016 The Monkey King 2
西游记之三打白骨精
Tang Sanzang
My Best Friend's Wedding
我最好朋友的婚礼[6]
Li Ran
The Three-Body Problem
三体
Wang Lin
2017 The Adventurers
冒險家
Dynasty Warriors

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Shaonian Xu Beihong
少年徐悲鸿
Xu Beihong
Xingxing Chuan
星星串
Wen Jun
Pudong Geyao
浦东歌谣
Red Guard
2000 Shangcheng Meiyou Yewan
商城没有夜晚
Bai Ling
Actually Don't Want to Go
其实不想走
Shen Jiaju
2001 Rising
崛起
Li Jinsong
Father Goes Forward
老爸向前冲
Chen Mingyuan
Love Password
爱情密码
Hao Lei
2002 Illusion
镜花水月
Ren Weijian
Boy & Girl
男才女貌
Yin Shan
2003 Wind and Cloud 2
风云2
Huaikong
2004 First Lover
初恋情人
Fang Zhenwen
Assassinator Jing Ke
荆轲传奇
Crown Prince Dan of Yan
The Legend of Hero
中华英雄
Li Qianjun
First Kind of Crisis
第一种危机
Tong Gang
2005 Sigh of His Highness
一生为奴
Ronglu
2006 The Conquest
争霸传奇
Crown Prince You
Deep Night
夜深沉
Song Xinsheng
2007 The Drive of Life
岁月风云
Wah Chun-man
Special Policewoman
非常女警
Han Yue
2008 The Lady of Yun
芸娘
Lu Haozhong
Women's Flowers
女人花
Wu Yusheng
One Thousand Teardrops
一千滴眼泪
Meng Shaobai
Rose Martial World
玫瑰江湖
Cen Yetong
2009 Traveling to Tiger Mountain
再向虎山行
Rong Kuan
Four Women Conflict
锁清秋
Shen Chaozong
The Diamond Family
钻石豪门
Shi Junchao
A Husband and Wife
夫妻一场
Qiu Li
2010 Ghost Catcher - Legend of Beauty
天师钟馗之美丽传说之美丽之罪
Huang Bingcheng
Beauty's Rival in Palace
美人心计
Liu Zhang
The Girl in Blue
佳期如梦
Meng Heping
Horizon True Heart
天涯赤子心
Zheng Shixian
Xia Family's Three Daughters
夏家三千金
Zheng Yunhai
2011 Journey to the West
西游记
Erlang Shen
Palace
Yinsi
The Emperor's Harem
后宫
Yang Yong
Symphony of Fate
命运交响曲
Liu Chenxi
The Emperor's Harem
后宫
Yang Yong
2012 Legend of the Military Seal
虎符传奇
Lord Xinling
Beijing Love Story
小城大爱
Ouyang Yifei
2013 Prince of Lan Ling
兰陵王[7]
Gao Changgong (Prince of Lanling) producer
2016 Ice Fantasy
幻城
Ka Suo producer
2017 That Starry Night, That Starry Sea
那片星空那片海
Wu Julan

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Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album Notes
2011 唯一的恋人
2012 楚歌 White Vengeance (鸿门宴) original soundtrack Sung with Crystal Liu
2012 百年轮回

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