Vivian Sung

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Vivian Sung
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Background information
Chinese name 宋芸樺 (traditional)
Chinese name 宋芸桦 (simplified)
Born (1992-10-21) 21 October 1992 (age 25)
Taiwan
Origin Taiwan
Alma mater Fu Jen Catholic University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2012–present
Vivian Sung
Chinese

Vivian Sung Yun-hua (Chinese: 宋芸樺; pinyin: Sòng Yúnhuà; born 21 October 1992) is a Taiwanese actress, best known for the films Café. Waiting. Love and Our Times. She was nominated for the Best Actress award at the 52nd Golden Horse Awards for her role as Lin Chen-hsin in Our Times.

Career[edit]

Before her debut, Sung starred in many short films and music videos, mostly along with her friends. She first appeared in IGUband's music video "So I Stopped". The music video was widely circulated amongst students, resulting in her receiving many short film offers. Thereafter, with a growing interest in the entertainment industry, Sung beginning signed a contract with Star Ritz.

Sung's debut movie was screenwriter and producer Giddens Ko's romance film Café. Waiting. Love, in which she plays the lead role of Lee Si Ying. Ko said on his blog that he was hoping to find new people to play the lead roles and had to do a lot of interviews and auditions. At that time, Sung was still a third year university student, studying at Fu Jen Catholic University, Department of Textiles and Clothing. After Sung's interview with film producer Angie Chai, Ko told his agent, "This girl is perfect for the role!". After several rounds of auditions and interviews, Sung was successfully chosen to play the role. Café. Waiting. Love premiered in August 2014, earning more than NT$200 million in the Taiwan box office, earning Sung much recognition.

In 2015, Sung starred in her second film, Our Times, as lead character Lin Zhen-Xin. The film's producer Ye said that after ten auditions, she had seen never an actor like Sung. Director Frankie Chen said in an interview that Sung is a logical thinking girl, but her character is the complete opposite and acts based on her instincts instead. Hence, on her first day of filming, Sung could not even get into character. Mentor Xu Jiehui suggested to break down Sung's elegance, forcing her to learn how to be her character by unlearning how to be herself.

Our Times topped the box office in Taiwan, earning more than NT$400 million. Sung received her first award nomination for Best Actress at the 52nd Golden Horse Awards. Then 22 years old, she was the youngest among the five candidates. While Sung did not win the award, she was praised for her performance of theme song "A Little Happiness" at the awards ceremony.

After appearing in two movies, Sung appeared in TVBS television series Taste of Love as the lead actress in which she played a tour guide who is overly obsessed with good food.

In 2016, Sung was cast as the lead character, Shen-xi, in the Chinese fantasy web-series Proud of Love. The first season aired on Youku on September 9, 2016, and concluded with the second season on January 1, 2017.[1]

The third film that Sung starred is Take Me to the Moon, which premiered in December 2017, as lead character Li En-pei.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Café. Waiting. Love Lee Siying
2015 Our Times Lin Zhenxin
2015 Les Aventures d'Anthony Xiaohei
2017 Mon Mon Mon Monsters Student Cameo
2017 Take Me to the Moon Li En-pei
2018 Hello Mr. Billionaire Xia Zhu

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role
2015 Taste of Love Ye Xiaohe
2016 - 2017 Proud of Love Shenxi

Music video[edit]

Year Artist Song title
2011 IGUband "So I Stop"
2013 Mayday "Three Fools"
2015 Hu Xia "Take Care of Her For Me"
2015 Ming Bridges "Beautiful Melody"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2015 52nd Golden Horse Awards Best Leading Actress Our Times Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "《别那么骄傲》". Baidu. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 

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