|Chinese name||馮紹峰 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||冯绍峰 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Féng Shàofēng (Mandarin)|
|Birth name||Feng Wei|
October 7, 1978 |
|Other name(s)||William 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 was ranked number 42 on 2012 Forbes China Celebrity 100 List.
Feng was born in Shanghai, China as the only child of an affluent family. His father is in the textile business. 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.
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.
|2004||Brush Up My Sisters
|2006||Dragon Gate Station
|2012||Painted Skin: The Resurrection
|Threads of Time
|Tai Chi 0
|Tai Chi Hero
|2013||Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon
|Love Will Tear Us Apart
|Da Han||filmed in 2004|
|The Golden Era
|2016||The Monkey King 2
|My Best Friend's Wedding
|The Three-Body Problem
|1998||Shaonian Xu Beihong
|2000||Shangcheng Meiyou Yewan
|Actually Don't Want to Go
|Father Goes Forward
|Boy & Girl
|2003||Wind and Cloud 2
|Assassinator Jing Ke
|Crown Prince Dan of Yan|
|The Legend of Hero
|First Kind of Crisis
|2005||Sigh of His Highness
|Crown Prince You|
|2007||The Drive of Life
|2008||The Lady of Yun
|One Thousand Teardrops
|Rose Martial World
|2009||Traveling to Tiger Mountain
|Four Women Conflict
|The Diamond Family
|A Husband and Wife
|2010||Ghost Catcher - Legend of Beauty
|Beauty's Rival in Palace
|The Girl in Blue
|Horizon True Heart
|Xia Family's Three Daughters
|2011||Journey to the West
|The Emperor's Harem
|Symphony of Fate
|The Emperor's Harem
|2012||Legend of the Military Seal
|Beijing Love Story
|2013||Prince of Lan Ling
|Gao Changgong (Prince of Lanling)||producer|
|2017||That Starry Night, That Starry Sea
|2012||楚歌||White Vengeance (鸿门宴) original soundtrack||Sung with Crystal Liu|
- (Chinese) 陈坤曝《画皮Ⅱ》角色人妖难辨 冯绍峰玩性感
- Borys Kit (May 20, 2015). "'My Best Friends' Wedding' Chinese Remake Finds Stars". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
- William Feng at imdb.com
- William Feng at chinesemov.com