Li Qin (actress)
Li Qin from "China Film Week in Tokyo 2019" at Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2019
|Other names||Sweet Li|
|Education||Shanghai Theatre Academy|
|Agent||Li Qin Studio|
2010–2016: Debut and rising popularity
Li first rose to prominence in 2010 for playing Xue Baochai in the television series The Dream of Red Mansions, based on the novel by the same name by Cao Xueqin. She won the Best New Actress award at the TVS Award Ceremony for her performance.
In 2011, Li made her film debut in The Founding of a Party, playing Yang Kaihui. She was nominated for the Best Newcomer Award at the 31st Hundred Flowers Awards. She again played Yang Kaihui in China in 1921, another patriotic tribute production.
In 2012, Li starred in the romantic melodrama television series The Watchful Sky, which won the Gold Angel Award at the 9th Sino-US Film Festival. In 2013, Li starred in romance dramas Shining Days and The Return of a Princess , both of which attained high ratings during their respective runs.
In 2014, Li starred in romance drama If I Love You, and was named the Most Promising Actress at the China TV Drama Awards for her performance. In 2015, Li starred in her first historical drama My Amazing Bride, playing a quirky and adorable heiress.
2017–present: Acclaim and transition to mainstream popularity
In 2017, Li starred in the television adaptation of the literacy classic novel White Deer Plain. Her performance as Tian Xiao'e was a "pitch-perfect illustration of a rural woman's miserable life" according to critics, and stood in sharp contrast to her previous performances as youthful and innocent characters. Li was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress award at the Magnolia Awards for her performance. The same year, Li starred in the historical action drama Princess Agents, playing a princess of a befallen kingdom. The drama was a major success and led to increased popularity of Li. That year, Li entered Forbes China Celebrity 100 list for the first time, ranking 100th.
In 2018, Li was nominated at the Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Yang Kaihui in the patriotic film The Founding of an Army. The same year, she played the role of Fragrant Concubine in the palace drama Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace. Forbes China listed Li under their 30 Under 30 Asia 2017 list which consisted of 30 influential people under 30 years old who have had a substantial effect in their fields.
In 2019, Li played the female lead Lu Xueqi in the film adaptation of the xianxia novel Zhu Xian, titled Jade Dynasty. She then co-starred in the aviation disaster film The Captain as a flight attendant, and received the Best Supporting Actress award at the Gold Crane Awards held by the Tokyo International Film Festival. The same year, she starred in the historical political drama Joy of Life as the female lead.
In 2020, Li is set to star in the comedy film Warm Hug.
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Role||Notes/Ref.|
|2011||Mr. and Mrs. Incredible||神奇侠侣||Lan Fenghuang|||
|Distressed Thief||落难神偷||Li Manzhen|||
|The Founding of a Party||建党伟业||Yang Kaihui|||
|Guo Mingyi||郭明义||Guo Ruixue|||
|2012||Joyful Reunion||饮食男女2：好近又好远||Bai Ping|||
|2016||Never Gone||致青春·原来你还在这里||Meng Xue|||
|Love O2O||微微一笑很倾城||Meng Yiran|||
|2017||The Founding of an Army||建军大业||Yang Kaihui|||
|2019||Jade Dynasty||诛仙||Lu Xueqi|||
|The Captain||中国机长||Zhou Yawen|||
|The World Stands Still for a Second||全世界静止的那一秒||Short film|
|2020||First Gun||第一枪||Short film|
|TBA||The Perfect Blue||她杀||Wu Guan|||
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Role||Network||Notes/Ref.|
|2010||The Dream of Red Mansions||红楼梦||Xue Baochai (young)||QTV|||
|2011||China in 1921||中国1921||Yang Kaihui||CCTV|||
|General's Dairy||将军日记||Xiao Li|||
|2012||Mother's Scheme||娘心计||Jin Puhe (young)||Dongnan TV|||
|The Watchful Sky||守望的天空||Pu Tao||Hunan TV|||
|2013||Shining Days||璀璨人生||Yu Fei||Dragon TV|||
|The Return of a Princess||千金归来||Shen Changqing||Hunan TV|||
|Flowers of Pinellia Ternata||花开半夏||Xia Ruhua|||
|Protecting the Grandson||保卫孙子||Li Xiao'ai||Dragon TV|||
|2014||Expiration Date to Fall in Love with You||有效期限爱上你||Qi Xiaoyu||DATV|||
|If I Love You||如果我爱你||An Ning||Hunan TV|||
|2015||My Amazing Bride||极品新娘||Tang Doudou||SETV|||
|Sunflower Love||情满雪阳花||Ye Mingzhu||Shenchuan TV|||
|Return of Happiness||幸福归来||Yu Youwei||Shenhuan TV, Jiangxi TV|||
|From Love to Happiness||从爱情到幸福||Gu Xiaowei||–||Unaired|
|2017||White Deer Plain||白鹿原||Tian Xiao'e||Beijing TV, Dragon TV|||
|Undercover||卧底归来||Tang Guo||Shandong TV, Tianjin TV|||
|Princess Agents||特工皇妃楚乔传||Yuan Chun||Hunan TV|||
|2018||Battle Through the Heavens||斗破苍穹||Xiao Yixian||Special appearance|
|Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace||如懿傳||Han Xiangjian||Tencent||Special appearance|
|2019||Joy of Life||庆余年||Lin Wan'er||iQiyi, Tencent|||
|TBA||Tears in Heaven||海上繁花||Du Xiaosu|||
|The Wolf||狼殿下||Ma Zhaixing|||
|The Song of Glory||南歌||Gu Lige|||
|Dear Military Uniform||亲爱的戎装||Xia Chu||Mango TV|||
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Role||Notes/Ref.|
|2015||We Are In Love||我们相爱吧||Cast member||with Wei Daxun|
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Album|
|2010||"Zang Hua Ci"||葬花词||The Dream of Red Mansions OST|
|"Song of Chasing Kites"||追风筝的歌|
|2013||"Hug Me Tight"||抱紧我||The Return of a Princess OST|
|2015||"Left Hand Hold Right Hand"||左手牵右手||My Amazing Bride OST|
Awards and nominations
|2012||31st Hundred Flowers Awards||Best Newcomer||The Founding of a Party||Nominated|||
|2018||24th Shanghai Television Festival||Best Supporting Actress||White Deer Plain||Nominated|||
|5th The Actors of China Award Ceremony||Outstanding Actress (Emerald Category)||N/A||Nominated|||
|34th Hundred Flowers Awards||Best Actress||The Founding of an Army||Nominated|||
|2019||32nd Tokyo International Film Festival
Gold Crane Awards
|Best Supporting Actress||The Captain||Won|||
|3rd Golden Screen Awards||Won|||
|2010||TV Drama South Awarding Ceremony||Best Newcomer||The Dream of Red Mansions||Won|||
|The Mango TV Fan Festival||Best Couple||Won|||
|2011||China Power Awards||Most Beautiful New Star||N/A||Won|||
|Sohu Entertainment Award||New Face||N/A||Won|||
|2013||SMG Hope Tour||Best Newcomer||N/A||Won|||
|2014||6th China TV Drama Awards||Most Promising Actress||If I Love You||Won|||
|2016||ifeng Fashion Choice Awards||Most Popular Actress||N/A||Won|||
|Netease Crossover Awards||Breakthrough Actress||N/A||Won|||
|2017||Netease Attitude Award||Most Anticipated Actor||N/A||Won|||
|L'Officiel Fashion Night Influence Award||Hot Era Reader||N/A||Won|||
|24th Cosmo Beauty Ceremony||Beautiful Idol Award||N/A||Won|||
|9th China TV Drama Awards||Young Acting Idol Award||N/A||Won|||
|2018||25th Cosmo Beauty Ceremony||Beautiful Idol Award||N/A||Won|||
|12th Tencent Video Star Awards||Rising TV Actress||N/A||Won|||
|2019||China Literature Award Ceremony||IP Breakthrough Actress||N/A||Won|||
|Sina The Most Beautiful Performance||Outstanding Actress||The Captain, Jade Dynasty||Won|||
|Jinri Toutiao Awards Ceremony||Charismatic Actress of the Year||N/A||Won|||
- "Youthful looks of Li Qin". Sina. June 14, 2011.
- "Sweet Girl Li Qin Poses for a Photoshoot". Women of China. December 19, 2013.
- 李沁带妆上街被围观 自称"学戏改变性情". Sohu (in Chinese). June 24, 2011.
- 一朵花——昆山市小梅花戏曲团. Sina (in Chinese). September 20, 2012.
- 新《红楼梦》少年黛钗曝光 蒋梦婕李沁低调(图). Sina (in Chinese). June 17, 2008.
- 新版《红楼梦》小宝钗（李沁饰）. Netease (in Chinese). December 16, 2009.
- 新《红楼梦》南方盛典获奖 李沁获年度最佳新人. Sina (in Chinese). December 18, 2010.
- 《建党伟业》开机 刘烨李沁饰演毛主席和杨开慧. Sina (in Chinese). August 18, 2010.
- 百花奖提名名单公布 强调无黑幕不下"双黄蛋". ifeng (in Chinese). August 22, 2012.
- 《中国1921》开播 李沁饰演杨开慧将现浪漫情节. Tencent (in Chinese). May 16, 2011.
- 《守望的天空》布下催泪弹 李沁引爆“各种哭”. Netease (in Chinese). March 16, 2012.
- 《守望的天空》在美获奖 李沁"为葡萄开心"(图). JSchina (in Chinese). November 8, 2013.
- 《璀璨人生》湖南熱播 李沁曝催淚秘籍. Sina (in Chinese). September 2, 2013.
- 盛大改编剧《千金归来》引热议 网络点击破七亿. NetEase (in Chinese). November 21, 2013.
- 《如果我爱你》湖南开播 明道李沁劲爆示爱. ifeng (in Chinese). May 5, 2014.
- "2014年国剧盛典" 李沁斩获最具女演员奖. cnfl.com (in Chinese). December 19, 2014.
- 李沁《极品新娘》搞笑诙谐 戏言回归本我. Sina (in Chinese). April 24, 2015.
- 李沁谈《白鹿原》：从薛宝钗到田小娥很酷. Xinhua (in Chinese). June 9, 2017.
- "Li Qin: Young Rising Star of TV, Film". Women of China. June 7, 2017.
- 第24届上海电视节白玉兰奖中国电视剧单元入围名单公布. People's Daily (in Chinese). May 24, 2018.
- 《楚乔传》主角形象有突破 李沁黑化林更新高冷. Sina (in Chinese). June 6, 2017.
- 《楚乔传》李沁：努力的演员运气总不会太差. Tencent (in Chinese). July 7, 2017.
- "2017 Forbes China Celebrity List (Full List)". Forbes. September 22, 2017.
- 李沁加盟电影《建军大业》三演"杨开慧"感荣幸. Sina (in Chinese). April 7, 2017.
- 第34届大众电影百花奖提名名单公布. Netease (in Chinese). November 7, 2018.
- 《如懿传》曝李沁朝服版剧照 清冷孤傲气场十足. Sina (in Chinese). November 1, 2017.
- 福布斯公布30岁以下精英榜 刘昊然张碧晨领衔登封. Sina (in Chinese). August 2, 2018.
- 有怪兽！《诛仙》定档9.12首发预告 肖战李沁孟美岐唐艺昕决战鬼王宗. Mtime (in Chinese). July 23, 2019.
- 《诛仙Ⅰ》李沁特辑解锁"双面"女神. Mtime (in Chinese). September 2, 2019.
- 最美空姐!袁泉张天爱李沁《中国机长》剧照曝光. Mtime (in Chinese). August 27, 2019.
- 李沁金鹤奖最佳女配角 姚晨张涵予拿下最佳男女主角. East Ent (in Chinese). October 30, 2019.
- 李沁短发亮相《庆余年》 自称"三好姑娘". Xinhua (in Chinese). January 26, 2018.
- 张若昀李沁《庆余年》将上线，晚8点开播. Beijing News (in Chinese). November 26, 2019.
- 李沁搭档沈腾出演《温暖的抱抱》开机. Mtime (in Chinese). October 24, 2019.
- 李沁首突破展喜剧天赋 神奇侠侣元月32日上映. Mtime (in Chinese). November 18, 2010.
- 《落难神偷》开播在即 林申李沁成"欢喜冤家". Sohu (in Chinese). May 11, 2011.
- "小宝钗"李沁成雷锋传人 接拍《郭明义》信心满满. ifeng (in Chinese). March 22, 2011.
- 《饮食男女2012》三月公映 杨洋李沁演纯爱绝恋. Tencent (in Chinese). February 8, 2012.
- 《神奇》发布会举行 黄晓明黄奕李沁到场助阵. Sina (in Chinese). October 12, 2010.
- 李沁《致青春2》演校花上演制服杀. Sina (in Chinese). July 11, 2016.
- 《微微一笑》曝光李沁剧照 校花暗恋肖奈. Sina (in Chinese). August 11, 2016.
- "李沁最美表演正片来了，《全世界静止的那一秒》诠释成年人的无奈". Tencent (in Chinese). December 25, 2019.
- "李沁带来最美表演《第一枪》 出演飒爽女警眼神有戏". Sina (in Chinese). January 3, 2020. Missing or empty
- 曹保平《她杀》杀青五大主演曝光. Mtime (in Chinese). May 9, 2018.
- 《将军日记》央一开播 李沁"穿越"革命烽火. Tencent (in Chinese). October 8, 2011.
- 《娘心计》上海热播 归亚蕾李沁共饰一角. Sina (in Chinese). September 18, 2012.
- 《千金归来》开播赵文瑄李沁掀豪门内战. Sina (in Chinese). October 30, 2013.
- 《花开半夏》杨洋李沁四手联弹 阳光王子暖心夺爱. ifeng (in Chinese). December 4, 2013.
- 《保卫孙子》李沁密谋家庭不平等条约. Sina (in Chinese). January 22, 2017.
- 《有效期限爱上你》李沁变身破坏分子. Sina (in Chinese). June 5, 2012.
- 韩栋牵手李沁《情满雪阳花》首演情侣. Sina (in Chinese). March 27, 2014.
- 《幸福归来》收官 李沁吴卓羲命悬一线. Sina (in Chinese). November 30, 2015.
- 《从爱情到幸福》李沁晒婚纱照遭逼婚. Sina (in Chinese). September 17, 2014.
- 《卧底归来》林申李沁再携手配合默契. Sina (in Chinese). May 17, 2017.
- 《斗破苍穹》官宣！吴磊林允李沁集结. Sina (in Chinese). January 13, 2017.
- 李沁多剧将播 《海上繁花》演菜鸟娱记. Sina (in Chinese). November 25, 2016.
- 《狼殿下》发战爱版预告李沁情陷王大陆肖战. Tencent (in Chinese). August 28, 2017.
- 《锦绣未央》原班团队再造新剧 李沁担纲主演搭档秦昊. Sina (in Chinese). March 15, 2019.
- "《亲爱的戎装》开机 黄景瑜李沁共筑热血军旅新篇章". Netease (in Chinese). January 6, 2020.
- 《相爱吧》魏大勋李沁发糖：我们现在很好. Sina (in Chinese). April 6, 2016.
- "中国电视好演员"启动 宋春丽赞《延禧》演员敬业. Sina (in Chinese). September 14, 2018.
- 第九届中外合拍电影展映洛杉矶开幕. Mtime (in Chinese). November 12, 2019.
- 南方盛典年度影视颁奖礼 新《西游》抢风头. Sohu (in Chinese). December 18, 2010.
- 凤凰网：年度荧幕情侣杨洋李沁 金玉良缘携手助阵粉丝节. Hunan TV (in Chinese). December 31, 2010.
- 精品时尚盛典. Sina (in Chinese). January 8, 2011.
- 搜狐娱乐盛典帅真落幕 葛优徐帆登顶年度演员. Sohu (in Chinese). January 20, 2011.
- 《明星之旅》打造有知性娱乐节目. Sina (in Chinese). August 9, 2013.
- 李沁获“2016年度票选识装APP网友最爱人气演员”奖. Netease (in Chinese). September 29, 2016.
- 网易时尚跨界盛典完美落幕 各界大咖惊喜亮相. Netease (in Chinese). October 21, 2016.
- 李沁获年度有态度最受关注演员 一袭红裙高贵典雅. Netease (in Chinese). November 23, 2017.
- 众星助阵2017时装之夜年度盛典. Xinhua (in Chinese). November 30, 2017.
- 2017时尚COSMO美丽盛典：同你鉴定美丽、美丽成就梦想、美丽改变世界. Haibao (in Chinese). 19 December 2017.
- 国剧盛典: 向2017国剧匠心巨星致敬. Netease (in Chinese). January 3, 2018.
- 2018COSMO时尚美丽盛典闪耀绽放. China Daily (in Chinese). 29 November 2018.
- 腾讯视频星光盛典：Baby美杨超越萌，老戏骨们最有范儿. Tencent (in Chinese). 18 December 2018.
- 阅文超级IP风云盛典星光熠熠 2018中国原创文学风云榜发布. China News (in Chinese). 14 January 2019.
- 最美表演第四波海报 李沁温柔甜笑马思纯面带忧色. Sina (in Chinese). December 5, 2019.
- "2019今日头条年度盛典荣誉揭晓，头条创作者与明星同台领奖". Caijing (in Chinese). January 9, 2020.