|Chinese name||劉濤 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||刘涛 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Líu Tāo (Mandarin)|
July 12, 1978 |
Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
|Other name(s)||Tamia Liu|
|Spouse(s)||Wang Ke (王珂) (m. 2008)|
|Children||Wang Zi Yan (王紫嫣) and Wang Zi Jing (王子京)|
|Ancestry||Nanchang, Jiangxi, China|
Liu Tao (born on 12 July 1978) is a Chinese actress from Jiangnan. She is known for her roles in Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils (2003), Madame White Snake (2005), Dali Princess (2009), Mazu (2012), To Elderly With Love (2013), Good Wife (2013), Nirvana in Fire (2015), Legend of Mi Yue (2015) and Ode to Joy (2016).
Liu's performance as A'zhu in Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils (2003) made her a household name. The same year, she starred in My Fair Princess III and signed with Chiung Yao's agency. In 2004, Liu starred in Madame White Snake and gained attention for her portrayal of the titular heroine.
Liu challenged her first antagonist role in Da Li Princess (2009) co-starring Ruby Lin, and gained rave reviews. In 2012, she played Mazu in the television series of the same name. The drama gained high ratings during its run and won at the Outstanding Television Series award at the China TV Golden Eagle Award and Flying Apsaras Awards.
Liu's performance in To Elderly With Love (2013) garnered her the Best Actress award at the China TV Golden Eagle Award and the Best Performing Arts Award at the China Golden Eagle TV Arts Festival. The same year, she starred in Good Wife as a mother and housewife who struggles with the challenges of family-life. The family drama was a ratings hit and along with the discussion of Liu's own martial arrangements, became one of the most talked-about topics on Weibo. As a result, Liu gained a surge in popularity.
In 2015, she starred in wuxia historical series Nirvana in Fire, a critical and commercial success. A wax figure based on her role "Ni Huang" was displayed in Beijing Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. The same year, she co-starred in The Legend of Mi Yue and won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Shanghai Television Festival.
In 2016, Liu headlined modern romance series, Ode to Joy. The drama garnered positive reviews and high ratings, and Liu was nominated as Best Actress at the Huading Awards and Shanghai Television Festival.
|2000||Jiu Ji Fan Guan||九记饭馆||Chu Chu|
|2001||The Sino-Dutch War 1661||英雄郑成功||Hai Xia|
|Huang Cheng Shen Ying||皇城神鹰||Princess Feixue|
|The Joy of Spring||欢乐青春||Bai Li|
|2002||The Railway Station||候车室的故事||Xiao Li|
|Love me, love me not||信是有缘||Fang Xiuxiu|
|2003||My Fair Princess III||还珠格格||Mu Sha|
|The Formidable Sword of Guan Xi||关西无极刀||Royal concubine of Loulan|
|Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils||天龙八部||A Zhu|
|Red & Black 2000||红与黑2000||Xiang Xiaoxiao|
|Taiwan Strait||台湾海峡||Chen Sisi|
|2004||The Last Concubine||末代皇妃||Qi Ruyu|
|Hero During Yongle Period||永乐英雄儿女||Princess Man'er|
|2005||So It's You||原来就是你||Du Muxue/ Jin'er|
|How Much Sorrow Do You Have||问君能有几多愁||Queen Zhou the Elder/ Madame Huarui|
|Cherry Red||樱桃正红||Meng Xing|
|2006||The Legend and the Hero||封神榜之凤鸣岐山||Chang'e||Cameo|
|Forensic Heroes||遍地英雄||Zhou Ju|
|Madame White Snake||白蛇传||Bai Suzhen|
|Paris Sonata||巴黎恋歌||Yu Yue||Cameo|
|Ye Guang Shen Huai||夜光神杯||Cheng Xiuxiu|
|Five Disciples of Master Huang||黄飞鸿五大弟子||Mengsao|
|2007||The Sword and the Chess of Death||魔剑生死棋||Liu Yiyi|
|Big Shot||大人物||Chu Chu|
|2008||Flower Woman||女人花||Huang Mei'er|
|Dali Princess||大理公主||Yang Yujiao|
|Wear a Mask and Dance||戴着面具跳舞||Han Sirui||Cameo|
|2009||Cold Night||寒夜||Zeng Shusheng|
|Prelude of Lotus Lantern||宝莲灯前传||Yao Ji||Cameo|
|2011||Pan Long Wo Hu Gao Shan Ding||盘龙卧虎高山顶||Bai Yu'e|
|Qian Duo Duo Marry Remember||钱多多嫁人记||Qian Duoduo|
|Hidden Identity||掩护||Gong Li|
|Journey to the West||西游记||Guan Yin|
|Bodhi Tree||橄榄树||Mu Sha|
|The Glamorous Imperial Concubine||倾世皇妃||Wen Jingruo||Cameo|
|Night Falls in Chang'an||叶落长安||Bai Lianhua|
|2012||Happiness Full House||幸福满屋||Yang Lu|
|Zhi Zu Chang Le||知足常乐||Sun Yun|
|Two Female Bandits||两个女匪王||Kui Ying|
|2013||Good Wife||贤妻||Han Dayun|
|Tian Xia Ren Jia||天下人家||Yang Xiaohui||Cameo|
|Puzzle 1931||迷局1931||Du Juan|
|Angel Cometh Tonight||今夜天使降临||Peng Jiajia|
|To Elderly with Love||老有所依||Jiang Mulan|
|2014||The Story of a Woodcutter and his Fox Wife||刘海砍樵||Da Jie||Cameo|
|Outsmarted His Huashan Legend||智取华山传奇||Yang Yuhuan|
|Happiness Beautiful Blossoms||幸福从天而降||Jiang Tianlan|
|Food to Pregnancy||食来孕转||Shen Yuyu|
|Hua Hong Hua Huo||花红花火||Hong Hua|
|2015||The Next Station is Marriage||下一站婚姻||Deng Caocao|
|Warriors on Fire||铁在烧||Zhao Zhiyi|
|Nirvana in Fire||瑯琊榜||Princess Nihuang|
|The Legend of Mi Yue||羋月傳||Mi Shu|
|2016||The Link||天伦||Mei Yujuan||Cameo|
|Ode to Joy||歡樂頌||An Di|
|Forever Love||爱情万万岁||Jin Na|
|2017||Ode to Joy 2||欢乐颂2||An Di|
|The Advisors Alliance||军师联盟||Zhang Chunhua|
|TBA||Scouring Marriage||淘婚记||Wang Keke|
|2006||The Story of A Bao||阿宝的故事||Liu Jia|
|2011||The Founding of a Party||建党伟业||Consort Jin|
|2014||You Are The One||恋者多喜欢||Cheng Yu|
|2015||Let's Get Married||咱们结婚吧||Tian Haixin|
|2018||The Monkey King 3||西遊記之女兒國|
|A Hard Day||肇事者|
Awards and nominations
|To Elderly with Love||10th China Golden Eagle TV Arts Festival||Best Performing Arts Award||Won|||
|27th China TV Golden Eagle Award||Best Actress||Won|
|30th Flying Apsaras Awards||Outstanding Actress||Nominated|||
|Nirvana in Fire||Nominated|
|19th Huading Awards||Best Actress (Ancient)||Nominated|||
|Warriors on Fire||Best Actress (Revolutionary-Era)||Nominated|
|The Legend of Mi Yue||22nd Shanghai Television Festival||Best Supporting Actress||Won|||
|28th China TV Golden Eagle Award||Best Actress||Nominated|||
|11th China Golden Eagle TV Arts Festival||Most Popular Actress||Won|||
|Nirvana in Fire||3rd Asia Rainbow TV Awards||Best Actress (Historical)||Nominated|||
|Ode to Joy||Best Actress (Modern)||Nominated|
|22nd Huading Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|||
|23rd Shanghai Television Festival||Best Actress||Nominated|||
- "刘涛北京王府饭店完婚 宣布将退出演艺圈". Xinhua News (in Chinese). January 7, 2008.
- "刘涛：阿朱成了"万人迷" (Ah Zhu is now China's new popular girl)". Xinhua News (in Chinese). Retrieved 2016-10-01.
- "因古装剧大红大紫的女星". Xinhua News (in Chinese). August 15, 2014.
- "刘涛、潘粤明重写"人蛇之恋" 《白蛇传》昨日开机". Sina. June 28, 2004.
- "刘涛：蜜糖女孩的双面生活 古装时尚两相宜". Sohu (in Chinese). September 7, 2009.
- "《大理公主》今晚登陆央视". NetEase (in Chinese). March 10, 2009.
- "一周台视：《妈祖》中视首播 收视破一". NetEase (in Chinese). August 12, 2013.
- "我省神话作家周濯街 二度斩获电视剧飞天奖". NetEase (in Chinese). August 23, 2013.
- "重庆梁平籍作家编剧的电视剧《妈祖》获金鹰奖". NetEase (in Chinese). September 13, 2014.
- "刘涛获封双料视后落泪 感慨电梯缘份奥妙 (Liu Tao tears up after winning two awards)". Sina (in Chinese). Retrieved 2014-10-13.
- "Confucius goes Commercial – China's TV Hit 'Good Wife'". Whats On Weibo. March 27, 2013.
- "For richer or poorer". Week in China. March 15, 2013.
- "《琅琊榜》9月揭榜 古装男神胡歌再战"江湖"--人民网娱乐频道--人民网". People's Daily (in Chinese). Retrieved 2015-12-23.
- "Wax statue of Liu Tao's role in 'Nirvana in Fire' shown in Beijing". China Daily. September 18, 2016.
- "白玉兰获奖名单 胡歌孙俪摘最佳男女主". Sina (in Chinese). June 10, 2016.
- "《欢乐颂》4月17日首播 定档片花首曝光". Sina. March 2, 2016.
- "华鼎奖提名公布投票开启 《人民》吴刚陆毅齐入围". Sina (in Chinese). April 28, 2017.
- "《军师联盟》首支片花曝光 吴秀波刘涛群星领衔". NetEase (in Chinese). October 27, 2016.
- "第三十届飞天奖公布提名名单 胡歌陈宝国争视帝". Sohu (in Chinese). December 23, 2015.
- "第19届华鼎奖公布中国百强电视剧满意调查提名". Tencent (in Chinese). April 29, 2016.
- "金鹰奖提名出炉 胡歌王凯刘涛赵丽颖争视帝视后". NetEase (in Chinese). October 6, 2016.
- "胡歌刘涛人气最佳称帝封后". Sina (in Chinese). October 17, 2016.
- "第三届亚洲彩虹奖电视颁奖礼入围名单". ctvcc.tv (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-05-17.
- "23届上海电视节入围名单公布 《欢乐颂》获八项提名". ent.ifeng (in Chinese). May 24, 2017.