|Born||1944 (age 78–79)|
Zhao Shu-zhen (Chinese: 趙淑珍; born c. 1944) is a Chinese film, stage and television actress. She is best known internationally for her portrayal of the grandmother (Nai Nai 奶奶 Nǎinai, which means paternal grandmother in Mandarin) in Lulu Wang's film The Farewell (2019), which earned her many accolades including the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female.
Zhao's role as Nai Nai in The Farewell has received critical acclaim and numerous awards. For the role, she won Best Supporting Actress from the San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2019, the Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2019, and the 2019 Chicago Indie Critics Awards and a 2020 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female.
|2019||The Farewell||Nai Nai (奶奶)|
|2018–2019||The Story of Ming Lan||Wang Lao Tai Tai|
Awards and nominations
|2018||The Actors of China||Best Performance by an Actress-Red Team||The Story of Ming Lan||Nominated|
|2019||Detroit Film Critics Society Awards||Best Supporting Actress||The Farewell||Won|
|Los Angeles Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress||Runner-up|
|24th Satellite Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2020||25th Critics' Choice Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|35th Independent Spirit Awards||Best Supporting Female||Won|
|Hollywood Critics Association Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Chicago Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Houston Film Critics Society Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Central Ohio Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Georgia Film Critics Association Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Florida Film Critics Circle||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|AARP Movies For Grownups||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Gold Derby Awards||Supporting Actress||Won|
|Online Film Critics Society Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|San Diego Film Critics Society Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Seattle Film Critics Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|San Francisco Film Critics Circle||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Alliance of Women Film Journalists||Actress Defying Age and Ageism||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Won|
- "Adam Sandler Laughs Off Oscar Snub as He Wins Indie Acting Prize". The New York Times. Reuters. 2020-02-09. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-02-23.
- Mandalit del Barco (2019-11-24). "Chinese Star Zhao Shuzhen Gains Hollywood Attention". NPR. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
- Lindsey Bahr (2019-11-22). "Already a star in China, US fame comes to 'Farewell' actress". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
- Jenelle Riley (2019-07-10). "Meet Zhao Shuzhen, the Breakout Star of 'The Farewell'". Variety. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
- Ryan Lattanzio (2019-12-02). "'The Farewell' Breakout Zhao Shuzhen Helped Keep the Film's Secret From Lulu Wang's Grandmother". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
- "Chicago Indie Critics Awards: 2019 Winners". Solzy at the Movies. 2020-01-04. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
- Evan Real (2020-02-08). "Spirit Awards: Zhao Shuzhen Wins Best Supporting Actress, Skips Show Due to Coronavirus". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-02-08.