Liu Yan (actress)

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Liu Yan
Ada Liu and Peng Yu 9.jpg
Ada Liu and Peng Yu were filming the comedy television series A First Forward in Changsha, Hunan, China.
Background information
Chinese name 柳巖 (traditional)
Chinese name 柳岩 (simplified)
Pinyin Liǔ Yán (Mandarin)
Born (1980-11-08) 8 November 1980 (age 37)
Hengyang, Hunan
Residence Beijing, China
Other names Ada Liu
Ethnicity Han Chinese
Alma mater Hunan Normal University
Communication University of China
Occupation Actress, hostess, singer
Years active 1999 - present
Agent Enlight Media
Genre(s) Mandopop

Liu Yan (born 8 November 1980), also known as Ada Liu, is a Chinese actress, hostess and singer.[1][2][3][4] She won the "Best New Artist" at the 2nd[clarification needed] Top Chinese Music Awards and the "Best Promising Host" at the 3rd Zongyi Award, in 2010 the Most Influencing Host of China named she on their list of the 10 Greatest hosts in Television.

Liu is noted for her roles as Dai Yiyi and Jiajia in Badges of Fury (2013) and The Incredible Truth (2013) respectively.


Early life[edit]

Liu was born in Hengyang, Hunan on November 8, 1980, with her ancestral home in Wuhu, Anhui. She was raised in Guangzhou, Guangdong and is the younger of two children, with an elder brother.[1]

Liu became the student in charge of entertainment in her class when she was a pupil. Liu enrolled at Hunan Normal University, earning a bachelor's degree in Chinese literature.[5]

Hosting career[edit]

Liu joined Guangdong Television to host television in 1999, at the same year, she entered Communication University of China.[6]

In March 2000, Liu hosted Financial Report and Green News in Southern Television Guangdong. From 2001 to 2002, she hosted Walking in Guangzhou.

In November 2002, Liu joined Hunan Public Channel and hosted Public News.

In 2004, Liu returned to Guangzhou, she hosted Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao in Guangdong Television.

In December 2005, Liu joined Enlight Media.

Acting career[edit]

Ada Liu and Peng Yu were filming the comedy television series A First Forward in Changsha, Hunan, China.

Liu had her first experience in front of the camera in 2008, and she was chosen to act as a support actor in Painted Skin, a film starring Zhao Wei, Chen Kun and Zhou Xun.

In 2009, Liu acted in the historical television series The Legend of Yang Guifei directed by You Xiaogang, playing the role of Empress Zhang.

Liu had a minor role as Yun Mei in Mural (2011), which starred Deng Chao as Zhu Xiaolian, it were highly praised by audience. She also played minor role in Love Keeps Going, a romantic comedy television series starring Mike He and Cyndi Wang.

In 2012, Liu acted with Tang Guoqiang and Zhang Zhiyao in the historical television series Full Moon Scimitar, which adapted from Taiwanese novelist Gu Long's wuxia novel of the same title. She participated in Wong Jing's affectional film Marry Mr.Prefect, which starring Ronald Cheng and Gigi Leung.

In 2013, Liu filmed in The Four 2, a wuxia film starring Liu Yifei, Wu Xiubo and Dengchao. After playing minor roles in various films and television series, Liu then acted bigger roles in Badges of Fury, The Incredible Truth, Jian Bing Man and I Belonged to You, which enjoyed commercial box office success in China and she quickly rose to prominence.

In 2016, Liu reunited with fellow I Belonged to You cast Yang Yang in xianxia drama Martial Universe.[7]



  • Yanse (《岩色》), Ada Liu's debut studio album, it was released on November 2, 2009.
  • Mr. Perfect (Official Male Version of the god) (《男神 官方版》) Released October 26, 2014.[8]


Year English Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2008 Painted Skin 《画皮》 guest
2009 Mar's Baby 《火星宝贝之火星没事》 guest
2011 Mural 《画壁》 Yun Mei
2012 《灰机灰机》 Xiaomei
The Zodiac Mystery 《十二星座离奇事件》 Cui Miao
Crying and Laughing 《哭笑不得》 Lili
The Next 11 Days 《冰雪11天》 A police's wife
Marrying Mr. Perfect 《嫁个100分男人》 Anji Li'na
2013 The Four II 《四大名捕2》 Ru Yan
Badges of Fury 《不二神探》 Dai Yiyi
The Incredible Truth 《人间蒸发》 Jiajia
《把乐带回家2013》 guest
2014 The Four III 《四大名捕3》 Ru Yan
2015 An Inspector Calls 《神探駕到》
Jian Bing Man 《煎饼侠》 herself
2016 The Family Running Forward
I Belonged to You 《从你的全世界路过》 Yan Zi
2017 Buddies in India 《大闹天竺》 Wu Jing
The Thousand Faces of Dunjia 《奇门遁甲》
2018 Legend of the Ancient Sword 《古剑奇谭之流月昭明》 Cang Ming


Year English Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2009 《鹰与枭》 Huang Zemin
The Legend of Yang Guifei 《杨贵妃秘史》 Empress Zhang
2010 Harmony Brings Wealth 2 《家和万事兴之幸福的味道》 Yuanyuan
2011 Love Keeps Going 《爱上查美乐》 Chu Shaoyin
2012 Diors Man 《屌丝男士》 [9]
Full Moon Scimitar 《新圆月弯刀》 Qin Keqing
《风雨劈柴院》 Qi Juan
Women on the Breadfruit Tree 《面包树上的女人》 Anna Fei
My Mother-in-law's Happy Life 《岳母的幸福生活》 Shen Zi
Seven Brothers 《香瓜七兄弟》 Nurse Liu
2013 Let's Get Married 《咱们结婚吧》 Lan Weiwei
《养儿防老》 Hao Feifei
2018 Martial Universe 武动乾坤 Mu Qianqian

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Year Work Award Result Notes
2009 2nd[clarification needed] Top Chinese Music Award for Best New Artist Won
2010 3rd Zongyi Award for Best Promising Host Won
3rd Top-ten of the Most Influencing Host of China Won
2015 None World's Most Beautiful faces #89 (out of 100) New Entry


  1. ^ a b "Top 10 sexiest TV hostesses in China". 2012. 
  2. ^ 袁莉刘雨欣被讽热衷暴露出位 柳岩成"营销典范"?. 辽沈晚报 (in Chinese). Xinhuanet. 2011-12-30. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  3. ^ 柳岩自曝情史:10年前曾向结婚却遭人渣男友抛弃 (in Chinese). Chinanews. 2012-07-19. 
  4. ^ 柳岩喝饮料呛水出糗表情纠结 见镜头尴尬捂嘴偷笑 (in Chinese). Xinhuanet. 2014. 
  5. ^ 《柳岩:被评性感是莫大褒奖,望男友是幽默胖子》 (in Chinese). Sohu. 2011-10-17. 
  6. ^ 《明星资料库:柳岩》 (in Chinese). Sohu. Archived from the original on 2013-05-25. 
  7. ^ "柳岩释小龙助阵《乾坤》 群星缔造后武侠经典". Tencent (in Chinese). November 11, 2016. 
  8. ^ "音悦台 柳岩 男神 官方版 超清版". 14 November 2014. 
  9. ^ 《屌丝男士3》开播 柳岩白百何组成女神团 (in Chinese). Chinadaily. 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-02-27. 
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