|Chinese name||黃曉明 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||黄晓明 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Huáng Xiǎomíng (Mandarin)|
13 November 1977 |
Qingdao, Shandong, China
|Alma mater||Beijing Film Academy|
|Label(s)||Huang Xiaoming Studio|
|Spouse(s)||Angelababy (m. 2015)|
Huang Xiaoming (Chinese: 黃曉明, born 13 November 1977) is a Chinese actor, singer, and model. He graduated from the Performance Institute of the Beijing Film Academy in 2000. Huang first rose to prominence in 2001 for playing Emperor Wu of Han in the television series The Prince of Han Dynasty. In 2007, Huang signed a contract with Huayi Brothers and began focusing on his film career, appearing in films like The Sniper (2009), The Message (2010), and Sacrifice (2010). He returned to television in 2013, portraying the national hero Yue Fei in The Patriot Yue Fei.
Huang is best known for his roles in television as Yang Guo in The Return of the Condor Heroes (2006), Xu Wenqiang in Shanghai Bund (2007), Luo Xi in Summer's Desire (2010) and Zuo Zhen in Cruel Romance (2015); as well as his roles in films American Dreams in China (2013) and Xuanzang (2016).
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 Career
- 3 Other activities
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Filmography
- 6 Discography
- 7 Awards and nominations
- 8 Ambassadorship
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Early life and education
Huang was born in Qingdao, Shandong and is an only child. His father was an engineer while his mother was an accountant. At age nine, he was selected by a film studio to play the child protagonist in a movie. Throughout his school life, Huang planned to become a scientist, but his language teacher encouraged him to apply to the Beijing Film Academy, which infrequently came to Qingdao to recruit students. A week before his entrance examination, his foot was ran over and crushed by a jeep; luckily, the injury was not serious because he was wearing army boots. While studying at the Beijing Film Academy, Huang recalls the person who had the greatest influence on him, a teacher named Cui Xinqin. He was close friends and classmates with Zhao Wei and Chen Kun; the trio was known as the "Three Musketeers".
1998–2007: Beginnings and success in television
In 1984, Huang was initially chosen by a producer to star in a drama as a child actor, but was dropped later because of his shy and introverted personality. In 1996, Huang auditioned for Beijing Film Academy and joined in the same year. He later debuted in the 1998 drama Love is Not a Game.
Huang began to gain attention when he was chosen to replace Lu Yi for the leading role in The Prince of Han Dynasty, which earned high ratings. He later starred in all three installments of the series from 2001 to 2005, and went from an unknown newbie to a front-line actor. He also played Tang Bohu in the drama Merry Wanderer Tang Bohu (2003), for which he won the Outstanding Actor award at the 14th Zhejiang TV Peony Award for his performance; and Xiao Jian in My Fair Princess III (2003).
Huang was chosen to play Yang Guo, the leading role in the 2006 television adaptation of Jin Yong's The Return of the Condor Heroes. Director Zhang Jizhong selected him over acclaimed actors Nie Yuan and Huang Jue to play the highly fought-over role.
Huang's most controversial and difficult, but most critically acclaimed role was in Shanghai Bund (2007), a remake of the 1980 Hong Kong television series The Bund, which starred Chow Yun-fat. Because Chow was his idol, he felt nervous, excited, and pressured about portraying the same role his idol had. In order to play Xu Wenqiang, he had to learn to smoke, and went through several packs a day. The series reported high audience ratings was voted as the most popular TV series in a survey on popular web portal Sina.com. For the role, Huang received Best Actor nominations at the 13th Shanghai Television Festival.
2009–2012: Venturing into films
After achieving success in television, Huang decided to focus his career on the big screen. He challenged the role of a Japanese spy in espoinage thriller The Message, and won the Students' Choice Award for Favorite Actor at the Beijing College Student Film Festival. He also starred in the Hong Kong action film The Sniper (2009), martial arts film Ip Man 2 (2010) and the historical epic Sacrifice (2010) directed by Chen Kaige.
Huang made a comeback to television with Taiwanese idol drama Summer's Desire (2011), based on the novel of the same name by Ming Xiaoxi. Although originally slated to play Ou Chen, Huang asked if he could play Luo Xi instead. Huang later admitted that he lowered his acting fee in order to participate in this series.
Huang then took part in the production of An Inaccurate Memoir (2012), where he also starred as the male lead. His performance as a bandit leader who can’t see further than making money from plunder and kidnapping won him the Best Actor award at the 4th China Image Film Festival. Huang also starred in martial arts epic The Guillotines and played the younger version of Chow Yun-fat's character in The Last Tycoon.
2013–present: Critical acclaim and leading roles
Huang starred in the film American Dreams in China (2013) by Peter Chan. The success of the film brought a new impetus into Huang's career, and won him the Best Actor award at the 29th Golden Rooster Awards, 15th Huabiao Awards, 12th Changchun Film Festival and 32nd Hundred Flowers Awards. The same year Huang starred in another television project, playing the titular hero in the historical drama The Patriot Yue Fei.
Huang next starred in John Woo's The Crossing (2014). Set in 1930s Shanghai, the romantic epic is based on the true story of the Taiping steamer collision and follows six characters and their intertwining love stories; Huang plays a successful general who romances a wealthy debutante (played by Korean actress Song Hye-kyo). Another romance film followed; where Huang starred next to Fan Bingbing in The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom, adapted from Baifa Monü Zhuan.
Huang returned to TV in the period romance drama, Cruel Romance (2015). The series was commercially successful, and recorded high ratings. The same year, Huang starred alongside long-time friend Zhao Wei in the action comedy film Hollywood Adventures. They became the first actors to be honored at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre.
Huang then played Xuanzang in the historical epic of the same name in 2016, which tells the story of the monk's pilgrimage journey alone to India seeking Buddhist scriptures during the Tang Dynasty. The film was selected as China's entry for the Oscars under the Best Foreign Language Film category. Huang won several Best Actor trophies for his performance in the film.
In 2009, Huang donated one million yuan to adopt two panda cubs and was named an ambassador to China's Panda Protection Research Center.
In 2010, Huang donated 200,000 yuan for earthquake relief to support for victims of the Yushu temblor in Northwest China's Qinghai province.
On Feb 28th, 2014, Huang announced his relationship with Angelababy. They registered their marriage with Qingdao Civil Affairs Authority on May 27, 2015 and on October of the same year, they had their wedding at Shanghai Exhibition Centre. On their 1st year anniversary, Huang announced Angelababy's pregnancy on Weibo. Their son was born on the 17 January 2017 in Hong Kong.
Huang is a friend of Zhao Wei, and he had told the media that while studying at the Beijing Film Academy, he had a big crush on her. They had remained close friends since then. In 2013, Huang showed up on crutches to help promote Zhao's directorial debut So Young. He described his friendship with Zhao as a fourth type of love - "Everyone needs a soulmate and I am lucky to have met mine in Zhao Wei".
|Year||English Title||Chinese Title||Role||Notes|
|1999||Marry Me||我們結婚吧||Li Jun|
|2000||Bright Heart||明亮的心||Ma Lu|
|2005||Legend of the Dragon||龍威父子||Qi Feng|
|2006||The Banquet||夜宴||Yin Sun|
|2009||The Sniper||神槍手||Ling Jing|
|2010||Ip Man 2||葉問2||Huang Liang|
|Flirting Scholar 2||唐伯虎點秋香2||Tang Bohu|||
|The Last Tycoon||大上海||Cheng Daqi (young)|
|An Inaccurate Memoir||匹夫||Fang Youwang|
|2013||American Dreams in China||中國合伙人||Cheng Dongqing|
|Crimes of Passion||一場風花雪月的事||Xue Yu|||
|Saving Mother Robot||瑪德2號||Xiao Tie|
|2014||Breaking the Waves||激浪青春||He Tianhua|
|The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom||白髮魔女傳之明月天國||Zhuo Yihang|
|Women Who Flirt||撒嬌的女人最好命||Marco|
|The Crossing||太平輪||Lei Yifang|
|You Are My Sunshine||何以笙簫默||He Yichen|
|Hollywood Adventures||横冲直撞好莱坞||He Yuming|
|The Crossing 2||太平輪·彼岸||Lei Yifang|
|League of Gods||封神傳奇||Yang Jian|
|Mission Milano||王牌逗王牌||Luo Tianhao|
|2018||Escape Plan 2: Hades||金蝉脱壳2|||
|Forever Young||无问西东||Chen Peng|
|Year||English Title||Chinese Title||Role||Notes|
|1998||Love is Not a Game||爱情不是游戏||Xiao Zhuoyi|
|2000||A Netizen's Diary||网虫日记||Yu Baimei|
|Storm of the Dragon||龙珠风暴||Di Guangyuan|
|2001||The Prince of Han Dynasty||大汉天子||Liu Che|
|Chang Ying Zai Shou||长缨在手||Zhang Li|
|2002||Invincible Magistrate||无敌县令||Tian Long|
|2003||Little Sister Hua Ni||花妮妹妹||Zhi Yang|
|My Fair Princess III||还珠格格3||Xiao Jian|
|Merry Wanderer Tang Bohu||风流少年唐伯虎||Tang Bohu|
|2004||The Prince of Han Dynasty 2||大汉天子2||Liu Che|
|Long Piao||龙票||Qi Zijun|
|2005||Nu Cai Nan Mao||女才男貌||Wang Jun|
|Strange Tales of Liao Zhai||聊齋之小倩||Bai Yang|
|2006||The Prince of Han Dynasty 3||大汉天子3||Liu Che|
|The Return of the Condor Heroes||神雕侠侣||Yang Guo|
|2007||Shanghai Bund||新上海滩||Xu Wenqiang|
|2008||Royal Tramp||鹿鼎记||Wei Xiaobao|
|2009||Dark Fragrance||暗香||Cheng Yuan / Cheng Da|
|2010||Summer's Desire||泡沫之夏||Luo Xi|
|2013||The Patriot Yue Fei||精忠岳飞||Yue Fei|
|2015||Cruel Romance||锦绣缘·华丽冒险||Zuo Zhen|
|2017||A Life Time Love||上古情歌||Chi Yun|
|Chinese Restaurant||中餐厅||Himself||Reality show|
|Nirvana in Fire 2||琅琊榜之风起长林||Xiao Pingzhang||Special appearance|
|2018||The Years You Were Late||你迟到的许多年||Wen Qiang|
|Year||Album details||Track listing|
|Year||English Title||Chinese Title||Album||Notes|
|2002||"Only Have You"||只要有你||My Fair Princess III OST|
|2006||"Fly Together"||双飞||The Return of the Condor Heroes OST||with Della Ding|
|"Pugilistic Smile"||江湖笑||with Zhang Zizhong, Hu Jun, Zhou Jianhua & Xiao Chong|
|"Even If There's No Tomorrow"||就算没有明天||Shanghai Bund OST||with Sun Li|
|2008||"One World One Dream"||N/A||N/A||Promotional song for the Beijing 2008 Olympics|
|"Nice Guy Card"||好人卡||N/A||with Zhao Wei|
|"My Southern"||我的南方||N/A||Charity song|
|2009||"You're an Angel"||你是天使||Dark Fragrance OST|
|"Sound of the Wind"||風聲||The Message OST|
|2010||"Better City Better Life"||N/A||N/A||with Elva Hsiao
Promotional song for the Shanghai World Expo
|"Black Cat and Milk"||黑猫与牛奶||Summer's Desire OST|
|2011||"A Leaping Heart"||飞跃的心||N/A||Theme song for The Legend of Yue Fei (animation film)|
|2012||"Inaccurate Memoir"||匹夫||An Inaccurate Memoir OST|
|"Those Were the Days"||友情岁月||The Guillotines OST||with Shawn Yue & Ethan Ruan|
|2013||"The Story of Time"||光阴的故事||American Dreams in China OST||with Deng Chao & Tong Dawei|
|"The Patriot Yue Fei||精忠传奇||The Patriot Yue Fei OST||with Tan Jing|
|2015||"Fate"||缘||Cruel Romance OST|
|"Silent Separation"||何以笙箫默||You Are My Sunshine OST|
Awards and nominations
|2004||4th China Television Arts Festival for "Top Ten Best"||Top Ten Actors||The Prince of Dynasty 2||Won|||
|14th Zhejiang TV Peony Awards||Outstanding Actor||Merry Wanderer Tang Bohu||Won|
|2007||13th Shanghai Television Festival||Best Actor||Shanghai Bund||Nominated|||
|2009||12th Golden Phoenix Awards||Male Actor in a Motion Picture||The Sniper||Won|
|2010||4th Asian Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||The Message||Nominated|||
|10th Chinese Film Media Awards||Most Popular Actor||The Message||Won|||
|17th Beijing College Student Film Festival||Most Popular Actor||Won|||
|30th Hundred Flowers Award||Best Actor||Nominated|||
|2011||5th Asian Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Sacrifice||Nominated|||
|23rd Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers Awards||Most Charismatic Actor||Won|||
|11th Chinese Film Media Awards||Most Anticipated Actor||Won|||
|2012||9th Guangzhou Student Film Festival||Most Popular Actor||An Inaccurate Memoir||Won|||
|4th China Image Film Festival||Best Actor||Won|||
|2013||29th Golden Rooster Awards||Best Actor||American Dreams in China||Won|||
|10th Guangzhou Student Film Festival||Most Popular Actor||Won|||
|15th Huabiao Film Awards||Outstanding Actor||Won|||
|9th Huading Awards||Best Actor||The Last Tycoon||Nominated|||
|5th Macau International Movie Festival||Best Actor||Amazing||Nominated|
|2014||12th Changchun Film Festival||Best Actor||American Dreams in China||Won|||
|32nd Hundred Flowers Awards||Best Actor||Won|||
|10th Chinese American Film Festival||Best Actor||Won|||
|13th Huading Awards||Best Actor||The Patriot Yue Fei||Nominated|
|27th China TV Golden Eagle Award||Best Actor||Nominated|
|5th Annual US-China Film Summit||2014 Film Ensemble of the Year award||Hollywood Adventures||Won
|2015||15th Golden Phoenix Awards||Male Actor in a Motion Picture||American Dreams in China||Won|
|2nd China-Australia Film Festival||Best Actor||You Are My Sunshine (2015 film)||Won|||
|2016||1st Chinese Film Festival in Italy||Best Actor||Xuanzang||Won|||
|13th Changchun Film Festival||Best Actor||Won|||
|8th Macau International Movie Festival||Best Actor||Nominated|||
|1st Golden Screen Awards||Best Actor||Won|||
|11th Festival du Cinéma Chinois de Paris||Best Actor||Won|||
|2006||One of the Ten Philanthropist Superstar by BAZAAR|
|2008||Image Ambassador of China Children and Teenagers' Fund|
|Love Ambassador of China Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda|
|2009||Love Ambassador for giant pandas in Chengdu|
|Love Ambassador for giant pandas in Ya’an|
|Love Ambassador of Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF|
|Action Ambassador of Star Commonwealth|
|Volunteer Promotion Ambassador of EXPO 2010|
|2011||Global Ambassador for Tissot|
|2012||Star Citizen awarded by Southern Metropolis Entertainment Weekly|
|2014||Love Ambassador for accompanying empty nesters|
|2015||"Silver Angel" Love Ambassador of China Social Assistance Foundation|
|Top Celebrity Philanthropist awarded by China Philanthropist|
|2016||Most Influential Philanthropist on China's Philanthropist List|
|UNAIDS National Goodwill Ambassador for China|
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- "Star power works for quake relief". China Daily. 19 April 2010.
- "UNAIDS names Huang Xiaoming as goodwill ambassador to China". China Daily. 28 November 2016.
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- "Psychological thriller 'Insanity' releases final trailer". China.org.cn. 25 March 2015.
- "'Ip Man 2' star joins Sly for 'Escape Plan 2'; Part 3 in the works". CityOnFire. 12 April 2017.
- "Actor Huang Xiaoming buys rights to 'City Hunter'". China.org.cn. 14 October 2016.
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- "'Bodyguards,' 'Mother' top AFA noms". The Hollywood Reporter. 20 January 2010.
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- "Hundred Flowers Award ceremony opens in Lanzhou". China Daily. 28 September 2014.
- "2014 Brings the 10th Chinese American Film Festival". Arcadia Weekly. 13 November 2014.
- "ASSC to honor 4 of China's biggest screen stars". Asia Society. 5 November 2014.
- "'Wolf Totem' wins big at China-Australia Film Festival". CCTV.com. 27 October 2015.
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