Yuan Quan ( Chinese: 袁泉, born 16 October 1977), also known as Yolanda Yuan, is a Chinese actress and singer. She graduated from the Central Academy of Drama where she majored in drama. 
Yuan starred in her first film
(1998), which won her the Rhapsody of Spring Golden Rooster Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her subsequent films also earned her awards;  (1998) earned her a nomination for Best Actress at the Once Upon a Time in Shanghai Golden Rooster Award and A Love of Blueness (2000) brought her the Best Actress trophy at the Beijing College Student Film Festival. In 2002, Yuan won her second  Golden Rooster Award for her performance in by Pretty Big Feet Mo Yan, the first film that depicts contemporary western China. 
Though Yuan achieved success in films, it is on stage that Yuan has earned most fame and applause.
She chose to become a professional drama actress at the National Theater of China after graduation and first attracted the audience and media in the 2001 production of  Hurricane. Yuan rose to prominence in 2005 when she starred in Meng Jinghui’s musical drama  Amber, which was a hit; touring seven cities in Asia and attracting more than 100,000 audiences.  In 2006, she starred in  Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land by Stan Lai, which won critical acclaim and was voted "Best Stage Drama of 2006". The success of the play led to Yuan's introduction to famous Taiwan musician Yao Qian, who in turn inspired Yuan Quan to start a musical career. In 2007, Yuan released her first album,  The Lonely Flower. 
Yuan also took on the role of the titular protagonist for the 2009 and 2013 drama production
Jane Eyre by the National Center for the Performing Arts. Her performance received acclaim; in an audience poll conducted by the Beijing News, 90% believed that Yuan’s Jane did justice to the novel, conveying the character’s ‘calm, introverted and persistent personality’.  Yuan won the China Golden Lion Award for Drama in 2010 and the Plum Blossom Award in 2012; both are considered high honors in theater.   
2014 was a successful year for Yuan, who starred in two top-grossing films
and Breakup Buddies . The Continent  
In 2017, Yuan co-starred in
, a drama that tells the inspirational story of a housewife-turned-career woman. The drama was a huge hit in China. The First Half of My Life 
Personal life [ edit ]
Yuan Quan married actor
Xia Yu in 2009, a decade after their first got together as students in Central Academy of Drama. They have appeared in 4 films together:  The Law of Romance (2003), (2004), Waiting Alone (2006) and Shanghai Rumba (2014). Yuan Quan also portrayed a character named Xia Yu in Breakup Buddies (2002). Their daughter was born on March 31, 2010. Pretty Big Feet 
Filmography [ edit ]
Television series [ edit ]
The Ripple 旋涡
Love & Sword 有情鸳鸯无情剑
Xian Zi Lu Mu
The Proud Twins 小鱼儿与花无缺
Romance in the White House 白屋之恋
Walking on the Blade 锋刃
The First Half of My Life 我的前半生
Blue Sea Ambition 碧海雄心
Theater [ edit ]
The Butterfly Lovers 梁祝
I Have Heard of Love 我听见了爱
Song of Film 电影之歌
Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land 暗恋桃花源
Jane Eyre 简·爱
To Live 活着
Green Snake 青蛇
Discography [ edit ]
The Lonely Flower 孤独的花朵
Short Stay Taipei Short Stay 台北
Short Stay Okinawa Short Stay 冲绳
Short Stay Beijing Short Stay 北京
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
Television, Film and Theater [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b "Yuan Quan: "Singing for the Movies. "" Women of China. November 14, 2006.
^ "第八届北京大学生电影节获奖名单". NetEase (in Chinese). February 10, 2010.
^ ". 'Big Feet' Fills Large Shoes" China.org.cn. October 25, 2002.
^ "The camellia like beauty "Yuan Quan. "" CCTV.com. March 26, 2007.
^ a b "All the world's a stage for Yuan Quan". The Global Times. Jun 11, 2009.
^ "Yuan Quan, the Lonely Flower". China Radio International. July 31, 2007.
^ ". "Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land" to open late April" CCTV.com. April 16, 2007.
^ "Actress Yuan Quan finds interest in music". CCTV.com. April 16, 2007.
^ "Jane Eyre cast prepares for premiere". CCTV.com. June 11, 2009.
^ "Not-so-plain Jane". Week in China. July 2009.
^ "NCPA drama Jane Eyre returns in April". en.chcpa.org. March 16, 2013.
^ "Jane Eyre opens its 9th round". en.chcpa.org. June 27, 2013.
^ ". 'Witch' tops China box office; 'Continent' approaches $100 million" Los Angeles Times. August 12, 2014.
^ ". 'Breakup Buddies' road comedy tops $100 million at China box office" Los Angeles Times. October 9, 2014.
^ "Popular TV drama explores modern women's issues". China Daily. July 19, 2017.
^ "Xia Yu and Yuan Quan Marry". CCTV.com. September 1, 2009.
^ Wu Qiong (April 6, 2010). "It's a Baby Daughter". . China Radio International
^ "第19届中国电影金鸡奖揭晓". Sina (in Chinese). October 21, 1999.
^ "第26届百花奖揭晓 徐静蕾与卢奇分获大奖(组图)". Sohu (in Chinese). October 10, 2013.
^ "第九届电影金凤凰奖在武汉颁奖". 黄藤机械信息网 (in Chinese).
^ "话剧金狮奖圣诞大礼花落袁泉王茂蕾(组图)". Sina (in Chinese). December 28, 2010.
^ "2017第八届澳门国际电视节奖项提名". Weibo (in Chinese). Macau International Television Festival. December 11, 2017.
^ "2007大学生音乐节颁奖 袁泉容祖儿最受喜爱(组图)". China.com (in Chinese). November 13, 2007.
^ "第14届东方风云榜颁奖盛典揭晓 众星云集(图)". China.com (in Chinese).
^ "第十三届华语榜中榜谢幕 王力宏当仁不让大赢家(图)". iFeng (in Chinese). February 22, 2010.
^ "第八届音乐风云榜颁奖". Sina (in Chinese).
^ "第八届华语音乐传媒大奖获奖名单". Sina (in Chinese).
^ "Beijing pop music awards". CCTV.com. January 12, 2009.
^ "第九届音乐风云榜年度盛典完整获奖名单". Sina (in Chinese). April 2, 2009.
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