Ni Ni

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Ni Ni
Chinese name 倪妮
Pinyin Ní Nī (Mandarin)
Born (1988-08-08) 8 August 1988 (age 29)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Ethnicity Han
Alma mater Communication University of China
Occupation Actress
Years active 2011–present
Label(s) Ni Ni Studio
Partner(s) Jing Boran

Ni Ni (Chinese: 倪妮, born 8 August 1988) is a Chinese actress. She rose to fame playing the role of Yu Mo in the 2011 film The Flowers of War, directed by Zhang Yimou. Ni was chosen as the one of the New Four Dan Actresses in 2013.

Early life[edit]

Ni was born in Nanjing and graduated from the Communication University of China, specializing in television broadcasting and hosting.[1]

Career[edit]

Ni made her debut in Zhang Yimou's The Flowers of War, playing the lead female character "Yu Mo".[2] She received acclaim for her performance in the film and rose to fame.[3]

In 2014, Ni starred in the coming-of-age film Fleet of Time, which was a box office hit.[4][5]

In 2016, Ni starred in the Chinese-French fantasy blockbuster The Warriors Gate, written by Luc Besson.[6] The same year, she starred in the romantic comedy film Suddenly Seventeen, directed by Zhang Yimou's daughter.[7]

In 2017, Ni was cast in her first television drama, The Rise of Phoenixes alongside Chen Kun.[8] [9] The same year, she starred as the female lead in fantasy action film Wu Kong,[10] as well as science fiction wuxia film The Thousand Faces of Dunjia directed by Tsui Hark.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year English Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2011 The Flowers of War 金陵十三钗 Yu Mo
2013 Redemption 杀戒 Jiang Yue [12]
Love Will Tear Us Apart 我想和你好好的 Miaomiao [13]
Up in the Wind 等风来 Cheng Yumeng [14]
2014 Fleet of Time 匆匆那年 Fang Hui
2015 Bride Wars 新娘大作战 Ma Li [15]
2016 The Warriors Gate 勇士之門 Su Lin
Suddenly Seventeen 28岁未成年 Liang Xia
2017 Wu Kong 悟空传 Ah Zi
The Thousand Faces of Dunjia 奇门遁甲 Metal Dragonfly
2018 Savages 雪暴 [16]

Television series[edit]

Year English Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2018 The Rise of Phoenixes 凰权·弈天下 Feng Zhiwei

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2012 6th Asian Film Awards Best Newcomer The Flowers of War Won [17]
12th Chinese Film Media Awards Best Actress Nominated
Best Newcomer Nominated
Most Popular Actress Won [18]
21st Shanghai Film Critics Awards Best Actress Won [19]
7th Chinese Young Generation Film Forum Awards Best New Actress Won [20]
2013 15th Huabiao Awards Outstanding New Actress Nominated
2017 9th Macau International Movie Festival Best Actress Wu Kong Nominated [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "网友扒出新谋女郎玉墨扮演者为南广学生倪妮". Sina (in Chinese). 23 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Leading Actress of "The Flowers of War" Unveiled". China Radio International. 1 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mystery Flowers of War Beauty Unveiled". Women of China. 13 December 2011. 
  4. ^ ""匆匆那年"杀青发"毕业照"海报预告". Mtime (in Chinese). 24 June 2014. 彭于晏、倪妮重穿校服 一秒变“小鲜肉” 
  5. ^ "China Box Office: 'Fleet of Time' Stays on Top as Local Movies Dominate". The Hollywood Reporter. 15 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "New Sino-French Luc Besson film underway". China.org.cn. 18 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "《28岁未成年》曝"不负春心"海报 倪妮大玩"心智"穿越 重返17岁". Mtime (in Chinese). 3 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "《凰权》官宣女主 倪妮首演电视剧搭档陈坤". Sina (in Chinese). 7 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "Stills of 'The Rise of Phoenixes' released". China Daily. 25 October 2017. 
  10. ^ "《悟空传》全国热映 倪妮版阿紫"男女通杀"". Sina (in Chinese). 17 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Tsui Hark's new film to be screened in December". China Daily. 13 October 2017. 
  12. ^ "Shooting begins for 'Sha Jie'". China.org.cn. 26 April 2012. 
  13. ^ ""我想和你好好的"特辑 倪妮演绎分裂性格角色". Mtime (in Chinese). 30 August 2013. 
  14. ^ ""等风来"倪妮定妆照首曝光 治愈系女白领降临". Mtime (in Chinese). 14 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Romantic Comedy 'Bride Wars' to Hit Big Screens on August 20". China Radio International. 11 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "张震主演《雪暴》首曝阵容&剧照 携手倪妮廖凡黄觉零下30度飙戏". Mtime (in Chinese). 23 November 2016. 
  17. ^ Blair, Gavin J. (19 March 2012). "'Nader and Simin, a Separation' Wins Big at Asian Film Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 19 June 2018. 
  18. ^ "Taiwan, HK films sweep Chinese Film Media Awards". China.org.cn. 1 June 2012. 
  19. ^ ""第20届上海影评人奖揭晓 倪妮获最佳女演员奖". Sina (in Chinese). 18 June 2012. 
  20. ^ "第7届华语青年影像论坛在京闭幕". Sina (in Chinese). 9 November 2012. 
  21. ^ "2017年第九屆澳門國際電影節·首批獎項提名名單". Macau International Movie Festival (in Chinese). Retrieved 18 June 2018. 

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