Shawn Dou

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Shawn Dou
Opening Film Shawn Dou 2010 cropped.jpg
Shawn Dou, 2010
Background information
Chinese name (simplified)
Born (1988-12-15) December 15, 1988 (age 28)
Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Occupation Actor
Alma mater Beijing Film Academy

Shawn Dou (simplified Chinese: 窦骁; traditional Chinese: 竇驍; pinyin: Dòu Xiāo; born December 15, 1988) is a Chinese actor.[1][2] He rose to fame for his role in Zhang Yimou's film The Love of the Hawthorn Tree (2010).[3] He won the Best Actor award at the 11th Festival Du Cinema Chinois De Paris for his role in the youth romance film Youth Dinner (2017).[4]

Life and education[edit]

Dou was born in Xi'an, the capital city of Shaanxi province, China. His parents migrated to Canada when Dou was ten years old. Dou attended David Lloyd George Elementary School in Vancouver, BC, Canada. After graduating from DLG in 2001, he attended Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Vancouver, BC, and graduated from there in 2006. He returned to China and was accepted by the Beijing Film Academy in 2008.[3]



Year Title Chinese title Role Notes
2010 Under the Hawthorn Tree 山楂樹之戀 Jian Xin
2011 The Seal of Love 秋之白華 Qu Qiubai
Racing Legends 赛车传奇 Ye Haocheng
The Flowers of War 金陵十三釵 Soldier Cameo
The Allure of Tears 傾城之淚 Chen Yi
2012 Nightfall 大追捕 young Wong Yuen-yeung
Dangerous Liaisons 危險關係 Dai Wenzhou
2014 Urban Games 城市遊戲 Zhang Weibai
2015 Wolf Totem 狼圖騰 Yang Ke
The Queens 我是女王 Ma Ke
To the Fore 破風 Qiu Tian
Time to Love 新步步驚心 14th Prince
2016 Everybody's Fine 一切都好 Guan Quan
The Last Race 终极胜利 Xu Niu
2017 Youth Dinner 六人晚餐 Ding Chenggong


Year Title Chinese title Role Notes
2017 Princess Agents 特工皇妃楚乔传 Yan Xun
Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy 海上牧云记 Muru Hanjiang
Tears in Heaven 海上繁花 Lei Yuzheng
See You Again 时间都知道 Ye Jiacheng


Year Award Category Nominated work Ref
2016 11th Festival Du Cinema Chinois De Paris Best Actor Youth Dinner


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