Shawn Dou

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Shawn Dou
Opening Film Shawn Dou 2010 cropped.jpg
Shawn Dou, 2010
Born (1988-12-15) December 15, 1988 (age 30)
Alma materBeijing Film Academy
Years active2010–present
AgentShawn Dou Studio
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese

Shawn Dou (simplified Chinese: 窦骁; traditional Chinese: 竇驍; pinyin: Dòu Xiāo, born 15 December 1988) is a Chinese Canadian actor.

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. There, Dou learned Karate and won the championship for two years consecutively.[1] 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. When Dou was in his second year of studies, he participated in the auditions for The Love of the Hawthorn Tree and was subsequently picked as the male lead.[2][3]


Dou rose to fame for his role in Zhang Yimou's film The Love of the Hawthorn Tree (2010).[4] He then starred in the romance drama film The Seal of Love (2011) directed by Huo Jianqi.|[5] Dou starred in films of various genres, most notably Wolf Totem (2015)[6] and Youth Dinner (2017),[7] which won him the Best Actor award at the 11th Festival Du Cinema Chinois De Paris.[8]

Dou gained mainstream recognition for his role as an antagonistic prince in the highly popular historical drama Princess Agents.[9][10] Thereafter, he starred in the fantasy epic drama Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy.[11]



Year English 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 [12]
The Flowers of War 金陵十三釵 Soldier Cameo[13]
The Allure of Tears 傾城之淚 Chen Yi [14]
2012 Nightfall 大追捕 young Wong Yuen-yeung [15]
Dangerous Liaisons 危險關係 Dai Wenzhou [16]
2014 Urban Games 城市遊戲 Zhang Weibai [17]
2015 Wolf Totem 狼圖騰 Yang Ke
The Queens 我是女王 Ma Ke [18]
To the Fore 破風 Qiu Tian [19]
Time to Love 新步步驚心 14th Prince [20]
2016 Everybody's Fine 一切都好 Guan Quan [21]
The Last Race 终极胜利 Xu Niu [22]
2017 Youth Dinner 六人晚餐 Ding Chenggong
TBA Saga of Light 日月 Houyi [23]
Breakout: Sky Fire 天火危情 [24]

Television series[edit]

Year English 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
TBA Tears in Heaven 海上繁花 Lei Yuzheng [25]
See You Again 时间都知道 Ye Jiacheng [26]
From Survivor to Healer 爱上你治愈我 Yan Shuren [27]
Ten Years Late 十年三月三十日 Jin Ran [28]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Results Ref.
2011 14th Huabiao Awards Outstanding New Actor (Overseas) Under the Hawthorn Tree Nominated [29]
5th FIRST International Film Festival Most Anticipated Newcomer Won [30]
2016 11th Festival Du Cinema Chinois De Paris Best Actor Youth Dinner Won [8]


  1. ^ "窦骁综艺首秀登《奔跑吧兄弟》 阳光男孩爱紧张". Netease (in Chinese). October 13, 2014.
  2. ^ "Success story: Shawn Dou". China Daily. September 27, 2012.
  3. ^ "《山楂树之恋》选角过程曝光 窦骁非张艺谋亲戚". Tencent (in Chinese). August 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Story of an age of innocence simply told". China Daily. September 7, 2010.
  5. ^ "'Hawthorn Tree' Actor Grabs New Role". China Radio International. October 27, 2010.
  6. ^ "Cannes: French Co-Production 'Wolf Totem' Casts Chinese Stars in Lead Roles". The Hollywood Reporter. May 7, 2013.
  7. ^ "青春爱情片《六人晚餐》定档5.11上映 窦骁张钧甯领衔主演 先导海报预告双发". Mtime (in Chinese). March 23, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "窦骁封帝 《六人晚餐》巴黎连中两奖". NetEase (in Chinese). December 10, 2016.
  9. ^ "电视剧首秀《楚乔传》开播 窦骁喜欢射箭练定性". Sina (in Chinese). June 8, 2017.
  10. ^ "A crown jewel". China Daily. August 17, 2017.
  11. ^ "窦骁《海上牧云记》神还原寒江 演技在线广获赞". Sina (in Chinese). December 5, 2017.
  12. ^ "《赛车传奇》12月2日公映 窦骁张钧甯演绎赛道纯爱". Mtime (in Chinese). November 29, 2011.
  13. ^ "《金陵十三钗》传秘密换角 窦骁出演抗日军人". Sina (in Chinese). February 14, 2011.
  14. ^ "'Hawthorn Tree' lovebirds take on new project". July 22, 2011.
  15. ^ "《大追捕》3月15日上映 窦骁饰年轻版张家辉". Sina (in Chinese). February 29, 2012.
  16. ^ "《危险关系》新制作特辑曝光 窦骁民国小清新". Mtime (in Chinese). September 18, 2012.
  17. ^ "China Film Group, Martini play 'Urban Games'". Variety. September 27, 2012.
  18. ^ "BUSAN: Song Hye-kyo to Reign in Desen Media's 'Queens'". Variety. October 4, 2014.
  19. ^ "Shawn Dou to replace Ethan Ruan in "To the Fore"". Yahoo News. June 21, 2014.
  20. ^ ""Bu Bu Jing Xin" Movie Premieres in Beijing". China Radio International. August 5, 2015.
  21. ^ "《一切都好》姚晨窦骁陈赫叶一云为爱撒谎". Sina (in Chinese). November 19, 2015.
  22. ^ "Joseph Fiennes Leads Cast in 'Chariots of Fire' 'Sequel'". Variety. June 25, 2015.
  23. ^ "造型时尚!迪丽热巴&窦骁新片演嫦娥后羿". Mtime (in Chinese). June 6, 2018.
  24. ^ ""古墓丽影"导演华语新片《天火危情》杀青 电影首发工作照 "少年派"视效团队保驾护航". Mtime (in Chinese). October 22, 2018.
  25. ^ "《海上繁花》曝片花 窦骁李沁携手谱写椎心恋曲". Sina (in Chinese). May 23, 2017.
  26. ^ "《时间都知道》曝海报 唐嫣与窦骁杨烁共谱恋歌". Sina (in Chinese). May 18, 2017.
  27. ^ "《爱上你治愈我》首曝演员阵容 窦骁苗苗上演都市治愈大戏". Netease (in Chinese). July 24, 2017.
  28. ^ "《十年三月三十日》曝主演阵容 窦骁娜扎为爱重逢". Sina (in Chinese). November 14, 2017.
  29. ^ "华表奖公布提名 《建党伟业》角逐最佳故事片". (in Chinese). August 19, 2011.
  30. ^ "FIRST青年电影展完全获奖名单". Sina (in Chinese). September 29, 2011.

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