Jing Boran

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Jing Boran
Chinese name井柏然
PinyinJǐng Bórán (Mandarin)
Born (1989-04-19) April 19, 1989 (age 29)
Shenyang, Liaoning, China
ResidenceBeijing, China
OriginChina
EthnicityChinese, Russian
Alma materShenyang Foreign Affairs Service School
OccupationActor, singer
Years active2007–present
NationalityChinese
Genre(s)Mandopop
Instrument(s)Vocals
Voice type(s)Tenor
Label(s)Huayi Brothers, Seed
Manager(s)Huayi Brothers
Associated actsBoBo

Jing Boran (Chinese: 井柏然; pinyin: Jǐng Bórán; born 19 April 1989) is a Chinese actor and singer who achieved popularity after winning the champion at the 2007 talent contest My Hero. Along with the third place winner Fu Xinbo, he formed a boy band called BoBo. Since 2008, Jing has appeared on a series of films and televisions. He is known for his leading roles in Chinese box office hits Monster Hunt (2015) and Time Raiders (2016).

Career[edit]

2007–2008: Career beginnings[edit]

Jing began his singing career after winning the top prize at the 2007 Chinese talent contest My Hero.[1] He then signed a contract with Chinese entertainment company Huayi Brothers and formed a boy band named BoBo with fellow contestant Fu Xinbo.[2] In October 2007, the band released their debut EP, Glory.[2] In 2008, he appeared as a minor role on the Chinese film The Equation of Love and Death.[3]

2010–2014: Acting debut and rising popularity[edit]

Jing made his acting debut in the Chinese film Hot Summer Days (2010),[4] which won him a Best New Actor at the Beijing College Student Film Festival.[5] Since then, he has developed a passion for acting and started to focus on acting and refining skills by exploring different genres of film.[6]

In June 2011, Jing signed a recording deal with Seed Music, and released his debut eponymous studio album.[7][8] The album topped the charts in both mainland China and Taiwan, and won him a Global Chinese Golden Chart Award for Best New Artist.[9]

2015–present: Breakthrough and mainstream success[edit]

In 2015, Jing starred in the film Lost and Love alongside Hong Kong actor Andy Lau,[10] and the film earned him a Golden Rooster Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.[11] In the same year, he starred in the film Monster Hunt, which grossed over 1.8 billion yuan to become one of the highest-grossing films in China.[12][13]

In 2016, Jing starred in the adventure film Time Raiders, which is based on the novel Tomb Raiders.[14] The film was a box office success, and was the only summer release in China to surpass 1 billion yuan.[15] He then featured in the romance film Love O2O, which is based on the novel under the same title, alongside Angelababy.[16] The same year, Jing was cast in the film A Rain Cloud in the Skydirected by Lou Ye.[17]

In February 2017, Jing released the Chinese version of the song "Beauty and the Beast" with Taiwanese singer Hebe Tien.[18] In December 2017, Jing was cast in the period mystery drama The Love of Hypnosis alongside Liu Yifei.[19]

In 2018, Jing reprised his role in the sequel of Monster Hunt.[20] The same year, he starred in the romance film Us and Them, directed by Taiwanese actress Rene Liu.[21]

Ambassadorship[edit]

In 2015, Jing became the youth ambassador for the Youth Creativity Entrepreneur Awards, established by United Nations Human Settlements Programme.[22]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes Ref.
2008 The Equation of Love and Death 李米的猜想 Cameo
2010 Hot Summer Days 全城热恋 Xiao Fang
2011 The Founding of a Party 建党伟业 Xie Zhaomin [23]
Love in Space 全球热恋 Wen Feng [24]
2012 Shadows of Love 影子爱人 Bi Da [25]
The Bullet Vanishes 消失的子弹 Xiao Wu [26]
The Guillotines 血滴子 Hou Jia Shisan [27]
2013 Up in the Wind 等风来 Wang Can [28]
2014 Rise of the Legend 黄飞鸿之英雄有梦 Che Huo [29]
2015 Bride Wars 新娘大作战 Host Cameo [30]
Lost and Love 失孤 Zeng Shuai
Monster Hunt 捉妖记 Song Tianyin
A Tale of Three Cities 三城记 Shou Maihua [31]
2016 Time Raiders 盗墓笔记 Zhang Qiling
Love O2O 微微一笑很倾城 Xiao Nai
2018 Monster Hunt 2 捉妖记2 Song Tianyin
The Faces of My Gene 祖宗十九代 Lei Cameo [32]
Us and Them 后来的我们 Lin Jian Qing
TBA A Rain Cloud in the Sky 风中有朵雨做的云 Yang Jiadong

Television series[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Ref.
2009 Youth Forward Time 青春进行时 Jing Bao [33]
Girl Rushes Forward 女孩冲冲冲 Jing Xiaoqiao [34]
2011 33 Story Halls 33故事馆 Zhang Chengyou
2013 New Editor Department's Story 新编辑部故事 He Cheche [35]
2015 Love Weaves Through a Millennium 相爱穿梭千年 Gong Ming [36]
2019 The Love of Hypnosis 南烟斋笔录 Ye Shen

Variety show[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes Ref.
2015 Divas Hit the Road 花儿与少年 Cast member Season 2 [37]
2016 Fighting Man 我们战斗吧 [38]
2017 Divas Hit the Road 花儿与少年 Season 3 [39]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Notes
2010 Warm Hands 暖暖手 with Guo Biyao
2011 Jing Boran 井柏然首张同名专辑

Singles[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Album Notes
2009 "Homework" 回家作业 Youth Rushes Forward OST
"Be Happier" 快乐多一些
"Jiayou Angel" 天使加油
2010 "Hot Summer Days" 全城热恋 Hot Summer Days OST
2012 "No Valentine's Day" 不过情人节
2014 "Another Side of the City" 你飞到城市另一边 Up in the Wind OST
2015 "Where Will You Be Tomorow" 明天你會在哪 Monster Hunt OST with Bai Baihe
"Can't Forget" 不能忘 Love Weaves Through a Millennium OST with Zheng Shuang
2016 "The Initial Dream" 最初的梦想 Love O2O OST
2017 "Beauty and the Beast" 美女与野兽 Beauty and the Beast OST Chinese version; with Hebe Tien

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2010 Beijing College Student Film Festival Best New Actor Hot Summer Days Won [5]
2011 Hong Kong Film Awards Best New Performer Nominated
9+2 Music Pioneer Awards Best New Artist (Mainland China) N/A Won [40]
Top 10 Songs of the Year "Where Did Love Drop" Won
Most Popular Duet "Warm Hands" Won
2012 Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards Best New Artist (Silver) Jing Boran Won [9]
Music Radio China Top Chart Awards Best New Artist (Mainland China) N/A Won [41]
2015 Golden Rooster Awards Best Supporting Actor Lost and Love Nominated [11]
Chinese Film Media Awards Most Anticipated Actor N/A Nominated
2016 Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actor Monster Hunt Nominated
Changchun Film Festival Best Supporting Actor Lost and Love Won [42]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "BOBO组合《光荣》成07好男儿EP先驱". NetEase (in Chinese). October 18, 2007.
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  4. ^ "井柏然:《全城热恋》让我懂得如何演戏". Sohu (in Chinese). February 1, 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Spy Thriller Named Best Film at Student Festival". China Radio International. May 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "Jing Boran's acting career propelled by a great sense of achievement". South China Morning Post. July 7, 2017.
  7. ^ "井柏然签约种子 避谈解散称从未签过组合约". Tencent (in Chinese). September 2, 2010.
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  12. ^ "Monster Hunt sans Kai Ko a huge hit". The Straits Times. July 28, 2015.
  13. ^ "China Box Office: Local Blockbuster 'Monster Hunt' Unseats 'Furious 7' as Highest Grossing Film Ever". The Hollywood Reporter. September 12, 2015.
  14. ^ "Lu Han and Jing Boran in Film Time Raiders". China Radio International. May 25, 2016.
  15. ^ Jonathan Papish (August 8, 2016). "China Box Office: 'Time Raiders' Defies Lousy Buzz with Thursday Release". China Film Insider.
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