August 8, 1984 |
Qapqal Xibe Autonomous County, Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China
|Alma mater||Central Academy of Drama (2004)|
|Occupation||Actress, Model, Dance Instructor|
|Agent||Tong Liya Studio|
|Height||164.5 cm (5 ft 4.8 in)|
|Spouse(s)||Chen haowen (m. 2014)|
|Children||Chen Duoduo (born 2016)|
|Alias :丫丫 (Ya Ya), 丫爷 (Ya Ye), 美丫 (Mei Ya)|
Tong Liya (Chinese: 佟丽娅; born August 8, 1984) is a Chinese actress of Xibe descent. Her nickname is Ya Ya (丫丫). She was born in Qapqal Xibe Autonomous County, Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture Xinjiang.  She is known for portraying Tong Suyan in the Chinese TV series Palace.
Tong Liya is a Xinjiang girl, whose talents include acting and dancing. Her father was of Xibe ethnicity from Xinjiang while her mother was of Han ethnicity from Gansu. She performed in many theatrical shows since young.
In 1996, she majored in dance at the Xinjiang Arts Institute. In 2000, she acquired the qualifications to teach dance. Because of her talents, she was selected to represent Xinjiang region to participate in competitions held at Beijing.
In 2011, she rose to fame for her role as Tong Suyan in the time travel hit drama Palace. The same year, she made her big screen debut in The Purple House opposite Fahrenheit member Jiro Wang. She also played the antagonist role in the Tang-dynasty historical drama Dream Back to Tang Dynasty.
Tong's popularity continued to rise after starring in the modern romance drama Beijing Love Story in 2012. She also released her first single Only Sing For You.
In 2013, Tang became the image ambassador for the 4th China Student Television Festival. She starred in Zhao Wei's directorial debut So Young, as well as the television series Weaning, which won her Best Actress at the 13th Huading Awards.
In 2015, Tong starred in The Ordinary World, adapted from Lu Yao's novel of the same name. She was nominated as Best Actress at the 21st Shanghai TV Festival for her performance, and won Best Actress at the 19th Huading Awards. She also won the Audience's Choice for Actress at the 28th China TV Golden Eagle Award for her performance in The Ordinary World.
Tong then starred in the family comedy Ku Ba Qiao Ma, as a rebellious youth with dual personalities/identities. In July, Tong starred in the action film Wild City, taking on her first leading role in a movie alongside Hong Kong actors Louis Koo and Shawn Yue. In December, she starred in Chen Sicheng's comedy mystery film Detective Chinatown. The film was commercially successful and elevated Tong's fame.
Tong and actor Chen Sicheng got married on January 16, 2014. The couple met and fell in love while filming the television series Beijing Love Story, which Chen directed and co-scripted. They announced their relationship on the set of Happy Camp in 2012. The two got married in 2014 at Tahiti.
On January 30, 2016, Tong announced that she had given birth to her first child, a son named Chen Duoduo.
|2008||Mandarin Duck River||鸳鸯河||Wong Manli|
|2008||C'est La Vie, Mon Chéri||新不了情||Lee Joi Oi (younger)|
|2008||Empty Lane||空巷子||Qi Qiao|
|2008||The Queens||母仪天下||Zhao Feiyan|||
|2009||I Am a Grass||我是一棵小草||Yue Xiaomei|
|2009||Living Pride||人活一张脸||Jia Xiaochen|
|2009||Mother and Wife||娘妻||Sun Yating|
|2010||Maid in the Big House||大屋下的丫鬟||Su Wenhui|
|2010||Happy Mother-in-Law, Pretty Daughter-in-Law||欢喜婆婆俏媳妇||Xilan|
|2011||The Vigilantes in Masks||怪侠一枝梅||Jing Ruyi|
|2011||Palace||宫||Nian Suyan (Tong Suyan)|
|2011||Horizon True Heart||天涯赤子心||Gao Shuhua|
|2011||Wrong Hate||错恨||Dong Zisu|
|2011||Misty Rain in the Setting Sun||烟雨斜阳||Gao Wanyi|
|2011||Love Can Come Again||爱可以重来||Lu Jialiang|
|2011||Beauty World||唐宫美人天下||Wu Qingcheng|
|2012||Beijing Love Story||北京爱情故事||Shen Bing|
|2012||My Economical Man||我的经济适用男||He Xiaojun|
|2012||Dream Back to Tang Dynasty||梦回唐朝||Tao Zhu|
|2012||Beauties of the Emperor||王的女人||Wu Meiren|
|2013||After Shock||唐山大地震||Wan Xiaodeng|
|2013||Love is Not Blind||失恋33天||Guest appearance|
|2013||Fall in Love||恋爱的那点事儿||Yu Huxin|
|2014||Sword Family Women||刀客家族的女人||Ge Dani|
|2014||Loving, Never Forgetting||戀戀不忘||Wu Tong|
|2014||80s Engagement||大都市小爱情||Su jing|
|2015||The Ordinary World||平凡的世界||Tian Runye|
|2015||Ku Ba Qiao Ma||酷爸俏妈||Huang Xiaoying|
|TBA||Nirvana in Fire 2||琅琊榜之风起长林||Meng Qianxue|
|TBA||Great Expectations||远大前程||Lin Yiyi|
|TBA||The Love Without a Trace||爱无痕||Shen Lianxing|
|2009||Roses' Fragrance||玫瑰余香||Guo Jiani||TV film|
|2011||Endless Love||花腰女儿红||Bai Yu||TV film|
|2011||The Purple House||紫宅||Zhou Tong|
|2013||So Young||致我们终将逝去的青春||Shi Jie|
|2013||Silent Witness||全民目击||Li Xiaoni|
|2014||Beijing Love Story||北京爱情故事||Shen Bing|
|2014||The Taking of Tiger Mountain||智取威虎山||Little Dove|
|2015||Wild City||迷城||Tang Wen|
|2015||Doomed Disaster||诡劫||Hu Meirui|
|2015||Surprise||万万没想到：西游篇||Scorpion Spirit||Guest appearance|
|2015||Detective Chinatown||唐人街·探案||Ah Xiang|
|2016||Run for Love||奔爱||Ye Yiyi|
|2016||Heartfall Arises||惊天破||Chen Xiangru|
Awards and Nominations
|2011||Youku Drama Awards||New Cutting Edge Idol||Won|
|2012||Sohu video TV Festival||Best Supporting Actress||Palace||Won|
|2nd LeTV Awards||Leaping Improvement Award||Won|
|8th Huading Awards||Best Actress (Youth)||Beijing Love Story||Nominated|
|2013||Asian Idol Awards||Most Capable Actress||Won|
|2014||13th Huading Awards||Best Actress||Weaning||Won|
|Best Actress (Modern)||Nominated|
|Audience's Top 10 Favorite Stars||Won|
|6th China Image Film Festival||Best Young Actress||Beijing Love Story||Won|
|6th Macau International Movie Festival||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2015||21st Shanghai Television Festival||Magnolia Award for Best Actress||The Ordinary World||Nominated|
|2016||19th Huading Awards||Best Actress (Modern)||Won|
|28th China TV Golden Eagle Award||Audience's Choice for Actress||Won|