|Born||July 7, 1960|
|Alma mater||Peking University|
University of Missouri
|Years active||1988 – present|
|Agent||Beijing Yingshi Visual Arts Limited Liability Company|
|Children||3, including Ying Rudi and Ying Batu|
|Relatives||Ying Lianzhi (great-grandfather)|
Aisin Gioro Shuzhong (great-grandmother)
Cai Rukai (great-maternal grandfather)
Ying Qianli (grandfather)
Cai Baozhen (grandmother)
|Family||Ying Xiaole (sister)|
Ying Da (Chinese: 英达; born July 7, 1960) is a Chinese actor and director, best known in film for portraying Louie Wang in Big Shot's Funeral (2001), Ni Zhengyu in The Tokyo Trial (2006) and Jin Shenghuo in The Message (2009), and has received critical acclaim for his television work, particularly as Zhao Xinmei in Fortress Besieged (1990) and Leng Zixing in The Dream of Red Mansions (2008). As a director, Ying Da is best known for his comedy television series, such as I Love My Family (1993), We Are A Family (2013), Idler: Sister Ma (1999), and Sister Ma and Her Neighborhoods (2000).
Ying Da first garnered recognition for his acting in 1990, when his performance in Fortress Besieged, a television series adaptation based on the novel of the same name by Qian Zhongshu, earned him a Hundred Flowers Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 13th Hundred Flowers Awards. In 2002 he won the Hundred Flowers Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 25th Hundred Flowers Awards for his performance in Big Shot's Funeral. In 2012 Ying Da's performance in You and Me which garnered him a Golden Lotus Awards nomination for Best Actor.
Early life and education
Ying Da was born in Beijing on July 7, 1960, to Ying Ruocheng, a director, actor, playwright and vice minister of culture from 1986 to 1990, and Wu Shiliang (吴世良), a translator and interpreter of Zhou Enlai. His sister Ying Xiaole (英小乐) is a Chinese-American painter.
In 1973 Ying Da attended Beijing No. 72 Middle School, Where he studied alongside Jiang Wen. After completing his bachelor's degree in science from Peking University in 1983, he was assigned to Beijing Normal School in Dongcheng District as a teacher. Ying Da received a master's degree in literature and art from the University of Missouri in 1987, that same year he returned to Beijing.
In 1990, he was director of the People's Arts Theatre of Beijing. That same year, for his role as Zhao Xinmei in Fortress Besieged, he was nominated for the Hundred Flowers Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 13th Hundred Flowers Awards.
In 1997, Ying Da starred with Ng Man-tat, Eric Tsang, Zhao Benshan, Song Dandan in the comedy film Family Harmony. It earned good ratings nationwide. That same year, he starred opposite Ge You, Xu Fan, He Bing, Liu Bei in Feng Xiaogang's comedy film The Dream Factory.
In 2001, he starred in the comedy film Big Shot's Funeral, alongside Rosamund Kwan, Paul Mazursky, Donald Sutherland. The film marked the second collaboration between Ying Da and Feng Xiaogang. He received a Hundred Flowers Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 25th Hundred Flowers Awards for the role.
In 2008, Ying Da participated in Chen Kaige's Forever Enthralled as Feng Ziguang, a friend of Leon Lai and Zhang Ziyi's characters. That same year, he made a guest appearance as Leng Zixing in The Dream of Red Mansions, adapted from Qing dynasty novelist Cao Xueqin's classical novel of the same title.
In 2009, he starred in an espionage thriller called The Message with Zhou Xun, Li Bingbing, Zhang Hanyu, Huang Xiaoming, Alec Su, and Wang Zhiwen. The film was directed by Chen Kuo-fu and Gao Qunshu and based on Mai Jia's novel. That same year, he had a minor role in Huang Jianxin and Han Sanping's historical film The Founding of a Republic.
In 2010, Ying Da co-starred with Guo Tao, Hu Jing, Ada Choi and Kingdom Yuen in the romantic film The Love Clinic. That same year, he had key supporting role in East Wind Rain, a spy drama starring Liu Yunlong, Fan Bingbing and Li Xiaoran. He co-starred with Zhu Shimao, Chen Peisi, Vivian Wu and Qiao Renliang in the comedy film Under the Influence. Ying Da also hosted the Chinese version of Family Feud from October 2010 to January 2011.
In 2011, he had a supporting role in the horror thriller film The Devil Inside Me. The film was directed by Zhang Qi and starred Tony Leung Ka-fai, Kelly Lin, Huang Weide and Anya Wu. He had a minor role in the romantic comedy Dear Enemy, which starred Xu Jinglei, Stanley Huang, Gigi Leung, Aarif Rahman, Christy Chung, Michael Wong, and Zhao Baogang.
In 2012, he played Mr. Ming, the lead role in Hu Qiang's You and Me, costarring Tarcy Su and Jeff Chang. He was nominated for Golden Lotus Award for Best Actor at the 2nd Macau International Movie Festival.
His great-grandfather Ying Lianzhi (英敛之; 1867–1926) was the founder of Takungpao and Fu Jen Catholic University. His great-grandmother Aisin Gioro Shuzhong (爱新觉罗·淑仲) was a member of the Qing dynasty royal family. His great-maternal grandfather Cai Rukai (蔡儒楷; 1867–1923) was president of National Beiyang University. His grandfather Ying Qianli (英千里; 1900–1969) was a professor at National Taiwan University and Fu Jen Catholic University. His grandmother Cai Baozhen (蔡葆真) was president of Beijing Children's Library.
|8. Ying Lianzhi|
|4. Ying Qianli|
|9. Aisin Gioro Shuzhong|
|2. Ying Ruocheng|
|10. Cai Rukai|
|5. Cai Baozhen|
|1. Ying Da|
|3. Wu Shiliang|
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Role||Notes|
|1988||The Last Aristocrats||最后的贵族||Zhou Daqing|
|1993||Farewell My Concubine||霸王别姬||Na Kun|
|1997||The Dream Factory||甲方乙方||Bookstore manager|
|2001||Big Shot's Funeral||大腕||Louie Wang|
|2005||Waiting Alone||独自等待||Television director|
|2006||The Tokyo Trial||东京审判||Ni Zhengyu|
|2008||Forever Enthralled||梅兰芳||Feng Ziguang|
|The Good Luck is High to Shine on||鸿运高照||Hou Fei|
|2009||The Message||风声||Jin Shenghuo|
|The Founding of a Republic||建国大业||Guest|
|2010||The Love Clinic||爱情维修站||Jiang Dong|
|East Wind Rain||东风雨||Laoyi|
|Under the Influence||戒烟不戒酒||President Niu|
|2011||The Devil Inside Me||夺命心跳||Guest|
|Dear Enemy||亲密敌人||Amy's father|
|2012||You and Me||我和你||Mr. Ming|
|2014||Hot Blood Band||热血男人帮||Laotie|
|2019||I'll Complete for the Top|
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Role||Notes|
|1990||Fortress Besieged||围城||Zhao Xinmei|
|1992||No Way to Love You||爱你没商量||Fang Bo|
|2003||Romantic Affairs||浪漫的事||Huang Xianwei|
|2004||In the Age of Blooming Teen||豆蔻年华|
|2008||The Dream of Red Mansions||红楼梦||Leng Zixing|
|2009||They Call Her Mom||美丽的事||Yuan Hang|
|Women in the Yard||大宅院的女人||Mr. Lin|
|2010||家庭赛乐赛||Himself (host)||Chinese version of Family Feud|
|2011||Be On The Sick List||老病号||Yang Gong|
|Secret War in Emei||密战峨眉||Mao Shuyi|
|Confused Love||糊涂的爱||Du Anze|
|Legend of Wei Zhenguo||韦振国传奇||Chen Kuangsi|
|2012||Tang Dynasty Romantic Hero||唐朝浪漫英雄||Tao's father|
|Editorial Department Story||新编辑部故事的故事||The producer|
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Notes|
|1993||I Love My Family||我爱我家|
|1997||Story of the Waiting Room||候车室的故事|
|1999||Idler: Sister Ma||闲人马大姐|
|Sister Ma and Her Neighborhoods||马大姐和邻居们|
|2001||A family in the Northeast of China||东北一家人|
|The Joy of Spring||欢乐青春|
|2002||The Family of Hu in Xi'an||西安虎家|
|2003||Stories of the Sales Office||售楼处的故事|
|Legend of Brother Ba||巴哥正传|
|2004||Stories of the Tourist Agency||旅行社的故事|
|2013||We Are A Family||我们一家人|
Film and TV Awards
|1990||Fortress Besieged||Hundred Flowers Award for Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|2002||Big Shot's Funeral||Hundred Flowers Award for Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|2012||You and Me||Golden Lotus Award for Best Actor||Nominated|
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