Hans Zhang

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Hans Zhang
Background information
Chinese name 張翰 (traditional)
Chinese name 张翰 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhāng Hàn (Mandarin)
Birth name Zhang Han
Ethnicity Han Chinese
Born (1984-10-06) 6 October 1984 (age 32)
Qiqihar, Heilongjiang, China
Occupation Actor, Singer, Host
Label(s) EE-Media (2009-2014)
Zhang Han Studio (2014-present)
Years active 2007–present
Partner(s) Guli Nazha
Ancestry China
Alma mater The Central Academy of Drama

Hans Zhang Han (born 6 October 1984) is a Chinese actor, singer and host. He graduated from The Central Academy of Drama in 2007. Zhang is best known for his roles in Meteor Shower (2009) and Meteor Shower II (2010), The Queen of SOP (2012), Heroes in Sui and Tang Dynasties (2013), Boss & Me (2014) and The Four (2015).

Early life[edit]

Zhang was born in Qiqihar, Heilongjiang. He entered The Central Academy of Drama and majored in acting in 2003. At the start of his life, his prudishness led him to doubt his potential to be an actor. Zhang lingered around Beijing Railway Station to make a short video. He shot his video as a romantic love story, which sprung from the story of a ragged man. As a result of the video, Zhang was rewarded and was determined to stick with acting.[1]

Career[edit]

2009–2011: Rising popularity[edit]

Hans Zhang graduated from Central Academy of Drama in 2007. He rose to fame for his role as Murong Yunhai in popular Chinese idol drama Meteor Shower (2009) and its sequel, Meteor Shower II (2010).[2] Zhang won the Most Popular Actor award at the 2009 Sohu TV Drama Season Review and the Most Promising Artist award at the Tencent Star Award.[3][4] Thereafter, he starred in the Korean-Chinese animal film Hearty Paws 2 alongside Song Joong-ki.[5]

Zhang hosted Hunan TV's variety program Great Sunday (2011) with Meteor Shower co-stars Peer Zhu and Vision Wei.[6] The same year, he won the Most Popular TV Actor award at the Grand Ceremony of Movie & TV New Forces for his performance in Fall in Love (2011).[7]

2012–2015: Continued success[edit]

Zhang starred in The Queen of SOP (2012) alongside Joe Chen. The drama achieved high ratings throughout its run, leading to increased recognition for Zhang.[8] He was recognized as the Most Influential Actor at the Asian Idol Awards, and was coined Mainland's "No.1 Idol Actor" for his successful work in idol dramas.[9] He then starred in historical drama Heroes in Sui and Tang Dynasties (2013), which surpassed 5% ratings for a single episode and received positive reviews from critics.[10] Zhang won the Most Popular Actor award at the 19th Shanghai Television Festival.[11]

In 2014, Zhang joined the travel reality program Divas Hit the Road.[12] He then starred alongside Zanilia Zhao in Boss & Me, based on Gu Man’s popular novel Come and Eat, Shan Shan. The romantic comedy was a huge hit in China, and was also broadcast overseas.[13] Zhang won the Asian Star award at the Seoul International Drama Awards.[14]

In a departure from his usual sunny roles, Zhang played 'Cold Blood' in the wuxia drama The Four (2015), based on the novel Si Da Ming Pu by Wen Ruian.[15] The same year, Zhang won the Most Popular Actor for the mainland region at the Asian Influence Awards.[16] He was also cast in the film adaptation of popular science fiction novel The Three Body Problem.[17]

2016–present: As producer[edit]

Following the establishment of his studio in 2015, Zhang announced that he would be taking part in the production of two upcoming dramas, The Rhapsody of a Summer Dream and Paris is Not in a Good Mood.[18]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2008 Turbulent Times 狂暴 Wang Xiaobing Did not premiere
KungFu Hip-Hop 精舞门 MC Haha Cameo
2010 Hearty Paws 2 心心历险记2 Zhao Ming
2011 No Limit 无极限 Wu Jixian
2013 Night Cry 夜幕惊魂 A Han
2015 An Inspector Calls 神探驾到 Qi Shijing
Chang Chen Ghost Stories 张震讲故事之鬼迷心窍 Zhong Yu
Youth Never Returns 既然青春留不住 Wang Jinhui
2016 The Rise of a Tomboy 女汉子真爱公式 Ye Siyi
TBA The Three-Body Problem 三体 Pan Han
Eternal Wave 新永不消逝的电波 Liang Dong
Wolf Warriors 2 战狼2

Television[edit]

Year Series Chinese Title Role Notes
2009 Special Squadron 仰角 Tong Zixue not broadcast
Meteor Shower 一起来看流星雨 Murong Yunhai
2010 Meteor Shower II 一起又看流星雨 Murong Yunhai
2011 Fall in Love 一不小心爱上你 Qin Lang
Phoenix Totem 凰图腾 Duan Feihong
Da Feng Ge 大风歌 Zhang Shizhi
2012 Secret History of Princess Taiping 太平公主秘史 Li Longji
The Queen of SOP 胜女的代价 Tang Jun /Tom
Fairytale 童话二分之一 Fan Yun Cameo
2013 Heroes in Sui and Tang Dynasties 隋唐演义 Luo Cheng
The Colors of Youth 等待绽放 Liu Yiming
The Queen of SOP 2 胜女的代价2 Hua Tianqi
2014 A Different Kind of Pretty Man 不一样的美男子 Yuan Shugao
Boss & Me 杉衫来了 Feng Teng
2015 The Four 少年四大名捕 Leng Xue
2016 The Classic of Mountains and Seas 山海经之赤影传说 Chi Yu/Xin Yuehu
Ten Deadly Sins 十宗罪 Hua Long
TBA Braveness of The Ming 锦衣夜行 Xia Xun
The Rhapsody of a Summer Dream 夏梦狂诗曲 Xia Chengsi also producer
Gorgeous Workers 华丽上班族 Li Xiang
The Legendary Tycoon 传奇大亨 Gu Yanmei
Paris is Not in a Good Mood 如果巴黎不快乐 Tong Zhuoyao also producer
Falcon 猎隼

Discography[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Album Notes
2009 "Picking Up Memories" 拾忆 Meteor Shower OST
"Stars' Language" 星空物语 with Yu Haoming, Vision Wei & Zhu Zixiao
"Let Me Sing For You" 让我为你唱首歌
2010 "Accidentally Fall in Love" 一不小心爱上你 Fall in Love OST with Vivi Jiang
2011 "Great Sunday" 给力星期天 N/A Glee Sunday theme song
with Vision Wei & Zhu Zixiao
"Glee Sunday" N/A
"A Sweet Risk" 甜蜜的冒险 N/A
"Extreme Love" 极限爱恋 No Limit OST with Zheng Shuang
2012 "Be the friend that loves you" 做最爱你的朋友 The Queen of SOP OST
2013 "An Angel's Tears" 天使之泪 The Queen of SOP 2 OST
2014 "The Wind's Promise" 风之诺言 Boss & Me OST
2015 "Hero in the Wind" 风中英雄 The Four OST
"Racing With Time" 和时间赛跑 Gorgeous Workers OST
"Get Lost Song" 滚蛋歌 Youth Never Returns OST
2016 "Don't Ask" 莫问 The Classic of Mountains and Seas OST

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Ref.
2013 19th Shanghai Television Festival Most Popular Actor Heroes in Sui and Tang Dynasties
2015 10th Seoul International Drama Awards Boss & Me Asian Star Award

Only awards from major award ceremonies are included.

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