Zhang Yi (actor)

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Zhang Yi
Born (1978-02-17) February 17, 1978 (age 41)
ResidenceBeijing, China
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)Qian Linlin (2006 - present)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese張譯
Simplified Chinese张译

Zhang Yi (Chinese: 张译; born 17 February 1978 in Harbin) is a Chinese actor best known for his roles in films Dearest, Cock and Bull and Operation Red Sea and television series Soldiers Sortie, My Chief and My Regiment and Feather Flies to the Sky.


Zhang has always wanted to become a television announcer, yet was unsuccessful in his attempts to attend the Beijing Broadcasting Institute for various reasons.[1] Zhang Yi developed an interest in stage acting after attending the Harbin Theatre Academy, and was later accepted by the Beijing Comrade-in-Arm Modern Drama Troupe at the age of 20.[2]


Zhang Yi made his drama debut and received widespread recognition as Comrade Shi Jin in the critically and commercially successful 2006 drama Soldiers Sortie,[3] and continued to collaborate with writer Lan Xiaolong in upcoming military war dramas My Chief and My Regiment and The Line, which were both critical hits, scoring 8.9 and 9.2 on Douban respectively.[4][5]

Zhang Yi was widely praised for his acting as a father desperate to find his abducted son in 2014 feature film Dearest, and received his first major acting award at the 30th Golden Rooster Awards.[6] In 2016, he played a secret police who was willing to fight for a better world in wuxia film Brotherhood of Blades II, and also starred in Cao Baoping's black comedy Cock and Bull, which garnered him another Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 31st Golden Rooster Awards.[7]

In 2016, he played the protagonist in entrepreneurial drama Feather Flies to the Sky, and received Best Actor awards at the 23rd Magnolia Awards and 29th Golden Eagle Awards.[8] He then starred in action war film Operation Red Sea, which became the second-highest-grossing-film ever in China.



Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2010 The Founding of a Party 建党伟业 Zhou Fohai
2011 An Inaccurate Memoir 匹夫 Gao Dongliang
2012 Caught in the Web 搜索 Zhang Mu
2013 Better and Better 越来越好之村晚 Geng Shanxi guest appearance
2014 The Golden Era 黄金时代 Jiang Xijin
Dearest 亲爱的 Han Dezhong
2015 Crazy New Year’s Eve 一路惊喜 Hou Xiaogang
Mr. Six 老炮儿 Captain Zhang special appearance
Mountains May Depart 山河故人 Zhang Jinsheng
The Promised Land 回到被爱的每一天 Jiang He
2016 Run for Love 奔爱 Zhou Hongyi
The New Year's Eve of Old Lee 过年好 Li Ermao special appearance
Everybody's Fine 一切都好 Guan Qing's husband
Cock and Bull 追凶者也 Dong Xiaofeng
I Am Not Madame Bovary 我不是潘金莲 Jia Congming
Blood of Youth 少年 Zhang Jianyu
2017 Brotherhood of Blades II 绣春刀II修罗战场 Lu Wenzhao
Goldbuster 妖铃铃 Wang Baojian
2018 Operation Red Sea 红海行动 Yang Rui
Ash Is Purest White 江湖儿女 customer special appearance
2019 The Climbers 攀登者 Qu Songlin
My People, My Country 我和我的祖国 [9]
TBA One Second 一秒钟 TBA
The Eight Hundred 八佰 Lao Suanpan [10]
Seven Killings 刀尖 TBA

Television series[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2005 Qing Chun Zheng Bu Zou 青春正步走 Liu Fugang
Worker 民工 Guo Zhendong
2006 Qiao's Grand Courtyard 乔家大院 Changshun
Soldiers Sortie 士兵突击 Shi Jin
2007 Golden Triangle Dead End Heaven 末路天堂 / 幻想之旅 Police officer guest
2009 My Chief and My Regiment 我的团长我的团 Meng Fanliao
The Line 生死线 He Moxiu
Three and Seven Make Twenty One 三七撞上二十一 Qiao Rui
2010 Shooting From Behind 枪声背后 Gao Qingshan
Bing Tuan Sui Yue 兵团岁月 Qiao Haiyang
2011 Gang Tie Nian Dai 钢铁年代 Bian Lipeng filmed in 2009
Snowflake Flying 雪花那个飘 Zhao Changtian
Zhang Men Nv Xu 掌门女婿 Zhang Yongsheng
A Live in Son-in-law 新上门女婿 Tian Chong
2012 Beijing Love Story 北京爱情故事 Shi Xiaomeng
Legend of Entrepreneurship 温州一家人 Zhou Maigou
2013 Mop Lady's Spring 抹布女也有春天 Wu Tong
Love Is Not Blind 失恋33天 Mr. Ge Remake of the film of the same name
Hot Mom! 辣妈正传 Yuan Bao
2014 Mr. Good Man 好男儿之情感护理 Hao Nan'er
2015 Marry a Husband 嫁个老公过日子 Zhen Hao
2016 Women Must Be Stronger 女不强大天不容 Gao Fei
The Good Fellas 好家伙 Lu Yan filmed in 2012
2017 Feather Flies to the Sky 鸡毛飞上天 Chen Jianghe
Guardian of Beauty 守护丽人 Chen Xi
2019 Reborn 重生 Qin Chi
TBA Li Bai 李白 Du Fu filmed in 2009
National Action 国家行动 Xu Wangdong
My Biological Father and Step-father 我的亲爹和后爸 Li Liang

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2015 30th Golden Rooster Awards Best Supporting Actor Dearest Won [11]
2016 33rd Hundred Flowers Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated [12]
2017 24th Beijing College Student Film Festival Best Actor Cock and Bull Won [13]
8th China Film Director's Guild Awards Best Actor Won [14]
31st Golden Rooster Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated [15]
23rd Shanghai Television Festival Best Actor Feather Flies to the Sky Won [16]
2018 31st Flying Apsaras Award Outstanding Actor Nominated [17]
29th China TV Golden Eagle Award Best Actor Won [18]
25th Beijing College Student Film Festival Best Actor Operation Red Sea Nominated [19]
34th Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actor Nominated [20]
2019 6th The Actors of China Award Ceremony Best Actor (Sapphire Category) The Glorious Era Nominated [21]


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  2. ^ "Comrade-In-Arm Modern Drama Troupe of the Political Department of Beijing Military Region". China Daily. Chinaculture.org. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  3. ^ Feng, Xia. "张译:《士兵突击》十年友情历久弥新". Sina. 北京晨报. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  4. ^ "生死线". 豆瓣. Douban. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  5. ^ "我的团长我的团". 豆瓣. Douban. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  6. ^ "第30届中国电影金鸡奖完全获奖名单". Sina Entertainment. Sina.
  7. ^ "第31届中国电影金鸡奖提名者公布". Sina. Sina.com. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  8. ^ Guo, Zehua. "第29届金鹰奖 张译获得"观众喜爱的演员奖"". ChinaNews.com. ChinaNews. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  9. ^ "《我和我的祖国》首曝预告". Xinhua News (in Chinese). July 26, 2019.
  10. ^ "《八佰》杜淳演谢晋元&姚晨饰何香凝 导演管虎:没有番位,只有番号". Mtime (in Chinese). March 8, 2019.
  11. ^ "第30届中国电影金鸡奖获奖名单". Sina. Sina. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  12. ^ "第33届大众电影百花奖". Mtime. Mtime. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  13. ^ Bai, Ying. "第24届北京大学生电影节闭幕 《罗曼蒂克消亡史》获最佳影片奖". Xinhua.net. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  14. ^ "第八届中国电影导演协会表彰出炉 张大磊勇夺"年度青年导演"大奖". Sina. Sina. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  15. ^ "第31届中国电影金鸡奖获奖名单". Sina. Sina. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  16. ^ "白玉兰奖:张译殷桃折桂 《欢乐颂2》颗粒无收". Sina. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  17. ^ "第31届电视剧飞天奖". Sina. Sina. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  18. ^ Guo, Zehua. "第29届金鹰奖 张译获得"观众喜爱的演员奖"". ChinaNews.com. ChinaNews. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  19. ^ "第25届北京大学生电影节闭幕 张震、周迅分获最佳男女演员奖". Xinhua.net. Xinhua. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  20. ^ "第34届大众电影百花奖提名名单公布". Netease (in Chinese). November 7, 2018.
  21. ^ ""好演员"候选名单:肖战李现赵丽颖杨紫等入围". Sina (in Chinese). October 16, 2019.

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