Jing Boran

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Jing Boran
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Background information
Chinese name 井柏然
Pinyin Jǐng Bórán (Mandarin)
Born (1989-04-19) April 19, 1989 (age 28)
Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Other name(s) Jing Bao / Xiao Jing
Occupation Singer, Actor
Genre(s) Mandopop
Label(s) Warner Bros. Records
Years active 2007–present
Partner(s) Ni Ni
Ancestry 7/8 Chinese &
1/8 Russian
Website lyc.trmusic.com.cn

Jing Boran (Chinese: 井柏然; pinyin: Jǐng Bórán; born April 19, 1989 in Shenyang, Liaoning) is a Chinese singer and actor who rose to fame after winning first place in the 2007 My Hero contest.[1] Along with third-place winner Fu Xinbo, he then formed a group called BoBo.[2] Since 2008, Jing has participated in various television series and movies. He is best known for his lead roles in the Chinese box office hits Monster Hunt (2015) and Time Raiders (2016).

Career[edit]

2007–2008: Beginnings[edit]

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

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

Jing then made his film debut in Hot Summer Days (2010), which netted him newcomer awards at the 30th Hong Kong Film Award and the Beijing College Student Film Festival.[4][5]

In June 2011, after Jing signed a recording deal with Seed Music, he released his eponymous debut solo studio album.[6][7] The album topped the charts in both mainland China and Taiwan, and he won a Global Chinese Golden Chart Award for Best Newcomer.[8]

Jing then started to focus on his acting career, and featured in many Chinese films including The Bullet Vanishes (2012), The Guillotines (2012), Up in the Wind (2013), and Rise of the Legend (2014).

2015–present: Breakthrough and Mainstream success[edit]

Jing first achieved recognition with the road film Lost and Love, where he was nominated as Best Supporting Actor at the 30th Golden Rooster Awards.[9] His popularity continued to rise with his starring role in the television series Love Weaves Through a Millennium and his appearance in the travel-reality show Divas Hit the Road. Jing gained widespread recognition with his performance in the fantasy-comedy film Monster Hunt, which grossed over 1.8 billion yuan to become the second highest grossing film in China.[10][11]

In 2016, Jing starred in the fantasy-action-adventure film Time Raiders, based on the online novel series Tomb Raiders.[12] The film topped box office charts, and became the only local summer release to surpass CN¥1 billion.[13] He then featured in romance film Love O2O, based on the Chinese novel under the same title, with Angelababy.[14]

In 2017, Jing will star in Lou Ye's upcoming film A Rain Cloud in the Sky.[15]

Ambassadorship[edit]

In 2015, Jing became the youth ambassador for the Youth Creativity Entrepreneur awards, established by United Nations Human Settlements Programme.[16]

Personal life[edit]

In March 2016, Jing was announced to be in a relationship with actress Ni Ni.[17]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
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
Love in Space 全球热恋 Wen Feng
2012 Shadows of Love 影子爱人 Bi Da
The Bullet Vanishes 消失的子弹 Xiao Wu
The Guillotines 血滴子 Hou Jia Shisan
2013 Up in the Wind 等风来 Wang Can
2014 Rise of the Legend 黄飞鸿之英雄有梦 Che Huo
2015 Bride Wars 新娘大作战 Host Cameo
Lost and Love 失孤 Zeng Shuai
Monster Hunt 捉妖记 Song Tianyin
A Tale of Three Cities 三城记 Shou Maihua
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
A Rain Cloud in the Sky 风中有朵雨做的云 Yang Jiadong

Television[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2009 Youth Forward Time 青春进行时 Jing Bao
Girl Rushes Forward 女孩冲冲冲 Jing Xiaoqiao
2011 33 Story Halls 33故事馆 Zhang Chengyou
2013 New Editor Department's Story 新编辑部故事 He Cheche
2015 Love Weaves Through a Millennium 相爱穿梭千年 Gong Ming

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2015 Divas Hit the Road (Season 2) 花儿与少年 Cast
2016 Fighting Man 我们战斗吧 Cast
2017 Divas Hit the Road (Season 3) 花儿与少年 Cast

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

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

Singles[edit]

Year 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 Duet with Bai Baihe
"Can't Forget" 不能忘 Love Weaves Through a Millennium OST Duet 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; Duet with Hebe Tien

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2010 17th Beijing Student Film Festival Best New Actor Hot Summer Days Won
2011 30th Hong Kong Film Awards Nominated
1st Hong Kong Australia Youth Film Festival Most Popular New Star Won
2012 8th Huading Awards Best Chinese Newcomer Won
2nd Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards Best Newcomer (Silver Award) Jing Boran Won
2015 30th Golden Rooster Awards Best Supporting Actor Lost and Love Nominated
15th Chinese Film Media Awards Most Anticipated Actor Nominated
2016 33rd Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actor Monster Hunt Nominated
13th Changchun Film Festival Best Supporting Actor Lost and Love Won [18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "冠军井柏然签约华谊". NetEase. 2007-07-22. 
  2. ^ a b "BOBO组合《光荣》成07好男儿EP先驱". NetEase. 2007-10-18. 
  3. ^ The Equation of Love and Death (2008), retrieved 2017-02-20 
  4. ^ "香港電影金像獎". Hong Kong Film Awards. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  5. ^ "Spy Thriller Named Best Film at Student Festival". China Radio International. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  6. ^ "井柏然签约种子 避谈解散称从未签过组合约". Tencent. 2010-09-02. 
  7. ^ "井柏然首张同名专辑13日发行 27日"超自然"开唱". NetEase. 2011-06-14. 
  8. ^ "《音乐先锋榜》2011年度颁奖典礼获奖名单". ifeng. Retrieved 2017-06-27. 
  9. ^ Jianfeng, Zhang. "25th China Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Film Festival kicks off in N China". CCTV English. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  10. ^ "Monster Hunt sans Kai Ko a huge hit". The Straits Times. 
  11. ^ "China Box Office: Local Blockbuster 'Monster Hunt' Unseats 'Furious 7' as Highest Grossing Film Ever". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  12. ^ "Lu Han and Jing Boran in Film Time Raiders". China Radio International. 
  13. ^ Jonathan Papish (2016-08-08). "China Box Office: ‘Time Raiders’ Defies Lousy Buzz with Thursday Release". China Film Insider. 
  14. ^ "Angelababy, Jing Boran ties knot again in Love O2O". China.org.cn. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  15. ^ "娄烨《地狱恋人》开机 宋佳井柏然现身". Sina. 2016-03-05. 
  16. ^ "Actor Jing Boran elected UN-Habitat Ambassador". China Daily. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  17. ^ "Ni Ni and Jing Boran’s Relationship Confirmed". JayneStars.com. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  18. ^ "第十三届长春电影节闭幕 黄晓明、白百何分获最佳男女主角奖". China News. 2016-10-15. 

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