Wang Likun

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Wang Likun
Chinese name 王丽坤
Pinyin Wáng Lìkūn (Mandarin)
Born (1979-03-22) 22 March 1979 (age 39)
Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China
Other names Claudia Wang
Ethnicity Manchu
Alma mater Beijing Dance Academy
Occupation
Years active 2004–present
Label(s) Ciwen Media

Wang Likun (Chinese: 王丽坤, pinyin: Wáng Lìkūn, born 22 March 1979), also known as Claudia Wang, is a Chinese actress and dancer. She is best known for her roles in television series Seven Swordsmen (2006), Beauty's Rival in Palace (2010), Beijing Youth (2012), Miss Assassin (2013), Qing Mang (2013), Twice Blooms the Flowers (2015); as well as the movies Ex-Files (2014) and Somewhere Only We Know (2015).

Early life[edit]

Wang Likun was born on March 22, 1979, in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China. Wang Likun is a Manchu, a Chinese ethnic minority. Wang Likun graduated from Beijing Dance Academy in 2004, majoring in traditional dance.

Career[edit]

Wang Likun was discovered by famous Chinese director Tsui Hark, and shot her first television series Seven Swordsmen in 2004.[1] She gained more recognition with her portrayal of three different roles in historical drama Beauty's Rival in Palace (2010).[2] Wang also won the Acting Breakthrough award at the China TV Drama Awards for her performance as a mentally-ill patient in the popular youth series Beijing Youth (2012), and the Most Promising Actress award for her role as a wealthy girl in Barber (2013).[3][4]

In 2015, Wang starred in the romantic film Somewhere Only We Know directed by Xu Jinglei. She won the Rising Star of Asia at 9th Asian Film Awards Special Awards Ceremony, Most Popular Actress at 22nd Beijing College Student Film Festival and Best Actress at 3rd China International Film Festival London for her performance.[5][6][7]

In 2016, she was cast as the one of female leads in fantasy action drama Martial Universe, which stars Yang Yang as the main character.[8][9]

In 2017, she featured in fantasy blockbuster Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 2 produced by Stephen Chow and directed by Tsui Hark.[10] The same year, she starred in the romantic comedy film Love is a Broadway Hit.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Chinese Title English Title Role Notes
2008 八十一格 Ba Shi Yi Ge Hu Yanting
2014 前任攻略 Ex-Files Luo Qian
2015 有一个地方只有我们知道 Somewhere Only We Know Jing Tian
重生爱人 The Beloved Su Yin
2017 西遊伏妖篇 Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 2 Spider Demon
情遇曼哈顿 Love Is a Broadway Hit Bai Qi
2018 幕后玩家 A or B

Television series[edit]

Year Chinese Title English Title Role Notes
2006 七剑下天山 Seven Swordsmen Liu Yufang
2007 金耳环 Jin Er Huan Lu Baozhen
爱就爱了 Ai Jiu Ai Le Zhang Tianyu
五号特工组 Wu Hao Te Gong Zu Gao Han
The Family Qin
2008 血色迷雾 Xue Si Mi Wu Zheng Xiaocong
2009 龙门驿站 Long Men Yi Zhan Zhu'er
加油优雅 Jiayou You Ya Kang Yayou
当铺 Pawnshop Rui Yunxiang
2010 无间有爱 Infernal Lover Ding Xiaoxue
美人心计 Beauty's Rival in Palace Nie Shen'er / Nie Ao / Wang Zhi / Concubine Qi
贤妻良母 Good Wife and Mother Luo Na Cameo
迷案1937 Mystery 1937 Li Menglu
告密者 The Informant Pigeon
2011 盛女的黄金时代 The Golden Age of the Leftover Ladies Liang Shuang
理发师 Barber Song Jiayi
唐宫美人天下 Beauty World Bai He Cameo
2012 青盲 Qing Mang Wang Lingyu
五号特工组2 Wu Hao Te Gong Zu 2 Gao Han
北京青年 Beijing Youth Ren Zhiliao
连环套 Lian Huan Tao Ma Xiaohui
婚巢 Destination of Love Yang Xue
2013 枪花 Miss Assassin Fan Lu
零下三十八度 Ling Xia San Ba Du Chang Qing
恋爱的那点事儿 Fall in Love Cameo
2014 爱的多米诺 Domino Effect of Love Xie Xiaonuo
战神 God of War Lin Yan
2015 想明白了再结婚 Think Before You Marry Yu Xiaoyu
两生花 Twice Blooms the Flowers Yan Song
爱情珠宝 Love Jewelry Xu Shuijing Cameo
狭路 Xia Lu Miao Qing Cameo
2017 漂洋过海来看你 Across the Ocean to See You Su Mang
凤凰无双 Phoenix Warriors Miao Qianqian / Nie Wushaung Web series
2018 武动乾坤 Martial Universe Ling Qingzhu
TBA 封神 The Gods Su Daji
海洋之城 One Boat One World Tian Ai

Discography[edit]

Year English Title Chinese Title Album
2012 "Forgive Me" 原谅我 N/A
"Irony" 讽刺 N/A
2015 "Finally" 终于 Think Before You Marry OST

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2012 3rd China TV Drama Awards Breakthrough Award Beijing Youth Won [3]
2015 9th Asian Film Awards Rising Star of Asia Somewhere Only We Know Won [5]
22nd Beijing College Student Film Festival Most Popular Actress Won [12]
3rd China International Film Festival London Most Accomplished Actress Won [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "王丽坤一回头迷住徐克 出演《七剑》刘郁芳". Sina (in Chinese). August 12, 2004. 
  2. ^ "王丽坤《美人心计》一人饰三角 称慎儿还没坏透". NetEase (in Chinese). April 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "王丽坤跨年夜惊艳出场 获国剧最具突破精神奖". 21cn.com (in Chinese). January 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "王丽坤亮相电视剧之夜 获最具潜质女演员奖". Sohu (in Chinese). April 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "王丽坤清新亮相亚洲电影颁奖礼 获飞跃女演员奖". ent.cn (in Chinese). March 23, 2015. 
  6. ^ "第22届北京大学生电影节闭幕 众星闪耀". China Daily (in Chinese). May 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "伦敦国际华语电影节闭幕 李冰冰压轴红毯". Sohu (in Chinese). May 20, 2015. 
  8. ^ "《武动乾坤》张天爱换角 王丽坤演绫青竹". Sina (in Chinese). November 14, 2016. 
  9. ^ "《武动乾坤》王丽坤触电武侠玄幻圆侠女梦". Sina (in Chinese). December 22, 2016. 
  10. ^ "王丽坤:吴亦凡颜值那么高 看见就想把他吃掉". NetEase (in Chinese). January 29, 2017. 
  11. ^ "上影节《情遇曼哈顿》定档8.25 王丽坤现场打脸高以翔". iFeng (in Chinese). June 19, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Peter Chan's Dearest named best film by college students". Sina English. May 11, 2015. 

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