Mark Chao

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Mark Chao
2010TIBE Day4 Hall1 Monga Photobook Event Mark Chao.jpg
Chinese name 趙又廷
Chinese name 趙又廷 (traditional)
Chinese name 赵又廷 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhao Yòutíng (Mandarin)
Origin Taiwan
Born (1984-09-25) September 25, 1984 (age 32)
Taipei, Taiwan
Other name(s) MaBo
Occupation Singer, Actor, Model
Genre(s) Mandopop
Years active 2009–present
Spouse(s) Gao Yuanyuan (m. 2014)
Parents Allen Chao
Ancestry Xingtang, Hebei, China
Official website www.facebook.com/MarkChaoOfficial

Mark Chao (Chinese: 趙又廷; Wade–Giles: Chao Yu-t'ing; born 25 September 1984) is a Taiwanese-Canadian actor, singer and model.[1] He is the son of Allen Chao (zh). He graduated from the University of Victoria, Canada. He achieved a double major of sociology and economics degree. He started his career in the entertainment industry in Taiwan after he graduated. He established his reputation by starring as the main character Wu Ying Xiong in the television series Black & White. He achieved the 44th Golden Bell Awards: 2009 Best Actor in a Television Series. His agency is Prajna Works (普拉嘉國際意像).

In 2010, he starred as Zhou Yi Wen in his first movie, Monga and achieved the 5th Asian Film Awards of Best New Actor.

In 2012, he participated in several successful movies including Caught in the Web, Love, First Time, I Love You to You Love Me and Black & White episode 1.

In 2013, he participated in two hugely successful films, So Young and Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon.

Personal life[edit]

In April 9, 2012, he was spotted on a date by paparazzi in Nanjing with Gao Yuanyuan[2] who has also participated in the movie of Caught in the Web. He revealed his relationship with Gao Yuanyuan on April 17.[3] In June 5, 2014, Mark Chao and Gao Yuanyuan finished their marriage registration in Beijing.

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role Network Notes
2009 Black & White 痞子英雄 Wu Ying Xiong (吳英雄) PTS, TVBS-G 44th Golden Bell Awards: 2009 Best Actor in a Television Series

Films[edit]

Year English Title Chinese Title Role Remarks
2010 Monga[4][5] 艋舺 Zhou Yi Wen / Mosquito (周以文 / 蚊子)

The 5th Asian Film Awards Best New Actor

2012-02-13 Love Mark (馬克)
2012-06-19 Black & White 痞子英雄首部曲:全面開戰 Wu Ying-xiong (吳英雄)
2012-06-08 First Time 第一次 Gong-ning / Lu-xia (宮寧 / 呂夏)
2012-07-06 Caught in the Web 搜索 Yang Shou-cheng (楊守誠)
2012 I Love You to Love Me 愛,在一起
2013-04-26 So Young 致我們終將逝去的青春(致青春) Cheng Xiao-zheng (陳孝正)
2013 A Better Tomorrow 英雄本色
2013-09-28 Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon 狄仁傑之神都龍王 Judge Dee (狄仁傑)
2014 Black & White: The Dawn of Justice
2015 Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe
2016 Till the End of World
TBA Warrior's Gate 勇士之門

MV[edit]

  • Crying Out by CoLoR
  • Rogue Justice by CoLoR & Mark Chao
  • Ruffian and Hero by Jason Zou & Mark Chao
  • Tonight Tonight by Ethan Juan & Mark Chao
  • We are not enemy by Mark Chao
  • Me and you Mark Chao by Mark Chao[6]
  • Stand by me Mark Chao by Mark Chao
  • Cry like a child by Mark Chao
  • Good man by Mark Chao

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Theme songs[edit]

  • Rogue Justice by CoLoR & Mark Chao
  • Ruffian and Hero by Jason Zou & Mark Chao
  • Tonight Tonight by Ethan Juan & Mark Chao

Reputation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loh Chuan Junn (9 April 2010). "Mark Chao: A magnet for trouble?". Xin MSN Entertainment. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  2. ^ udn News
  3. ^ Zcom News
  4. ^ Derek Elley. Monga review at the Variety website. 13 February 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2010.
  5. ^ James Topley. Monga 艋舺 review at the China Post website. 5 February 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2010.
  6. ^ Sina video
  7. ^ Mark Chao at imdb.com
  8. ^ Mark Chao at chinesemov.com
  9. ^ QQ News
  10. ^ Mtime

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