Wang Gang (actor)

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Wang Gang
Born (1948-12-22) December 22, 1948 (age 70)
ResidenceBeijing, People's Republic of China
Alma materCentral Academy of Drama
Occupationactor, host
Years activefrom 1990s
Xiao Du (m. 1978–1979)

Cheng Fangyuan (m. 1996–2001)

Zheng Yandong (m. 2006)
ChildrenWang Tingting (daughter)
Wang Yiding (son)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese王剛
Simplified Chinese王刚

Wang Gang (Chinese: 王刚; born December 22, 1948) is a Chinese actor and host.[1] He is best known for his role as Heshen, a corrupt Qing Dynasty official favoured by the Qianlong Emperor, in many television series. He first came to prominence in 1986 for hosting the CCTV New Year's Gala. Wang has also hosted the CCTV programme Friends since 2000. He won a Golden Eagle Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1997 for his performance in Liu the Hunchback Chancellor (宰相刘罗锅). He also hosts Liaoning TV's talk show Wang Gang Telling Stories (王刚讲故事).[2]

Personal life[edit]

Wang has married three times. He married his first wife announcer Xiao Du (小杜) in 1978, with whom he had a daughter, Wang Tingting (王婷婷). The couple divorced in 1979.[3]

Wang married for the second time in October 1996, to singer Cheng Fangyuan (成方圆), they divorced in 2001.[4]

On 8 November 2006, Wang married a woman named Zheng Yandong (郑艳东) he met on the internet in 2005 and has been chatting with since then. In August 2008, when Wang was around 60 years old, his wife gave birth to their son: Wang Yiding (王一丁).[5][6]





Year Nominated work Award Category Result Notes
1996 Liu the Hunchback Chancellor Golden Eagle Award Best Supporting Actor Won
1999 Golden Mike Award Gold Award Won
2007 Yu Sui (《玉碎》) 26th Flying Apsaras Awards Outstanding Actor Nominated


  1. ^ Tian Liang (2018). 《王刚:从前看见藏品就说钱,而今说故事》. 《环球人物》 [Global People] (in Chinese). 367. Beijing: People's Daily Agency. pp. 20–24. ISSN 1673-6176.
  2. ^ 王刚牵手辽宁卫视倾力打造《王刚讲故事》 Liaoning TV Official Site
  3. ^ 揭王刚的恩怨情史. (in Chinese). 2008-06-26.
  4. ^ 王刚自曝与成方圆离婚内幕. sina (in Chinese). 2005-04-23.
  5. ^ 王刚60岁老来得子 第三任妻子诞下8斤男孩(图). (in Chinese). 2008-11-08.
  6. ^ 儿子孙子一样大,68岁和珅情史比谁都精彩!. iFeng (in Chinese). 2016-09-11.

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