Zhao Wei

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Zhao Wei
Zhao Wei at the 2007 Huabiao Awards
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
Pinyin Zhào Wēi (Mandarin)
Jyutping Ziu6 Mei4 (Cantonese)
Origin  China
Born (1976-03-12) 12 March 1976 (age 40)
Wuhu, Anhui, China
Other name(s) Vicki Zhao
Vicky Zhao
Occupation actress, director, singer
Genre(s) Mandopop
Years active 1994~present
Spouse(s) Huang Youlong (m. 2008)
Children "April" (b. 11 April 2010)
Parents Zhao Jiahai (father)
Wei Qiying (mother)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhao.

Zhao Wei (born 12 March 1976), also known as Vicki Zhao, is a Chinese actress, film director, and pop singer. She is considered one of the most popular actresses in China and Chinese-speaking regions. [1]

While still an acting student at the Beijing Film Academy, Zhao rose to national and regional prominence almost overnight for her role as Xiao Yanzi (“Little Swallow”) in the hit TV series My Fair Princess (1998–1999), for which she also won Golden Eagle Award for Best Actress. This mainland China and Taiwan joint production enjoyed unprecedented success in East and Southeast countries, Zhao became a superstar and is regarded by many as Mainland China's first "national idol" since the economic reform began in 1978.[2] Over her 20 years career, Zhao has starred in many box-office smash-hits, including Shaolin Soccer (2001), Red Cliff (2008-2009), Painted Skin (2008), Painted Skin: The Resurrection (2012), and Dearest (2014). She has received numerous awards from the Shanghai International Film Festival, Huabiao Awards, Changchun Film Festival, Hundred Flowers Awards and Shanghai Film Critics Awards for films like A Time to Love (2005) and Mulan (2009). In 2014, after almost 2-year break from acting, she returned to the silver screen in Peter Chen’s movie Dearest, and won the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award and Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress.

While focusing mostly on films, her works also include highly-popular TV series such as Romance in the Rain (2001), Moment in Peking (2005) and Tiger Mom (2015). She also began a singing career with her debut album Swallow (1999), and has since released 7 albums. In 2006, she won the MTV Asia Award for Favorite Artist from Mainland China, for her album Double.

Zhao received her Master Degree of Film Directing from Beijing Film Academy in 2012. Her directorial debut So Young (2013) was both a huge box office and critical success. It broke the box office record for movies directed by female Chinese directors in just a week,[3] and eventually became one of the highest-grossing films ever in China. The movie also earned her multiple awards in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, including Golden Rooster Award for Best Directorial Debut, Hundred Flowers Award for Best Director and Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film from Mainland and Taiwan. In 2016, Zhao was named as member of the main Jury at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in Wuhu, Anhui, Zhao is the younger of two children. Her parents are Zhao Jiahai (Chinese: 赵家海; pinyin: Zhào Jiāhǎi), an appliance designer, and Wei Qiying (Chinese: 魏启颖; pinyin: Wèi Qǐyǐng), a schoolteacher,[4] and her brother is Zhao Jian (Chinese: 赵健; pinyin: Zhào Jiān; born 1971). She graduated from Teachers' College Elementary School and Teachers' College High School. Zhao learnt dancing and ink wash painting for three years and practised the piano for six years.[5] In 1994, her performance in Tibetan dancing was shown as part of a local television spring festival celebration.[6]

Zhao has claimed that she never planned to become famous, later explaining, "I thought actresses had to be beautiful, and I thought I was ordinary."[1] When she was 17 years old, a filming crew arrived in Wuhu, looking for extras for the film Hua Hun, starring Gong Li. After participating in the filming as an extra, Zhao decided she wanted to act, and left her hometown. She eventually enrolled in a new film arts school in Shanghai, founded by film director Xie Jin. At the age of 20, Zhao received first class results in her entrance exam to Beijing Film Academy's Performance Institute, graduating in 2000.[7]


Early career (1994–1997)[edit]

While still in high school Zhao had her first experience in front of the camera as an extra on A Soul Haunted by Painting (1994), starring Gong Li. She played a prostitute at the brothel where Gong's character works at the beginning of the film and is briefly visible in some shots, although she has no dialogue.

In 1995, after her university entrance exams, Zhao quit her job as a kindergarten teacher. The same year, she was chosen by Xie Jin, the founder of Xie Jin's Star Academy, to star in one of his movies, Penitentiary Angel. This was her first substantial acting role. Zhao did not find her own performance fulfilling, but considered it to be a valuable experience. "I was too young to understand the role," she said, "but if you've been cast in a film by a famous director, no matter how well you did, other less-famous directors will also want to cast you."[1] She obtained the highest score in the entrance examination when she was matriculated into the acting institute of the Beijing Film Academy (BFA) in 1996. As one of the most outstanding students in the BFA, Zhao scored five yous (A) and nine youliangs (A-) out of the 14 courses. Her graduation thesis scored 90.[8]

Television (1998–2002)[edit]

After playing minor roles in various films and television series, Zhao received her first leading role in a series called Sisters in Beijing. She was spotted by Taiwanese novelist Chiung Yao, who was looking for actors. Chiung Yao noted that Zhao was a little chubby but talented. By 1997, however, Zhao had lost some weight and was offered one of the leading roles in the television series My Fair Princess, which was adapted from Chiung Yao's novels. Filming the series was an arduous task for Zhao and her co-stars; Zhao herself acknowledged the intensity of filming:

We shot 18 to 20 hours a day. There were two groups of actors. One shot during the day, one at night. Frequently I'd have to do both. A few times I worked so hard that I actually threw up from the exertion. But I was young then. I didn't get tired easily. And I never complained about the working conditions. I thought that's just how it was supposed to be. Now I know that's wrong. But at the time I had no clue. Whatever they'd give me, I'd do. And as soon as I was done working I could just fall asleep. They'd say, 'Go to sleep,' and I'd go right to sleep.

— [1]

The hard work of the cast yielded unexpected results. After My Fair Princess was broadcast, it enjoyed the highest ratings in China[1] and Zhao quickly rose to prominence.[9] In 1999, she became the youngest actress to win the Golden Eagle Award for Best Actress.[10] Zhao was named one of Taiwan's "Top Ten Most Outstanding Individuals in Television Industry." Alongside the phenomenal success, more and more negative critic, mainland China's critics thought the role and her performance is a traditional-breaker and destroy the elegance of ancient palace life. During Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference 2002, a member of the CPPCC submit a proposal to oppose the "little swallow".[11]

After several hit TV series and movies, such as Treasure Venture, The Duel (directed by Jeff Lau). Zhao filmed another series written by Chiung Yao in 2001, the story happened during WWII. Oppsite the funny princess, she played a girl tried to revenge her father and his 9th concubine in Romance in the Rain. The series recorded as highest rating of the year. However, Zhao soon felt that she had achieved all she could in television,[inconsistent] so she went on to star in a few movies in Hong Kong. Although Zhao quit Chiung Yao's agency, the Taiwanese writer still said her favourite actresses are Brigitte Lin, Leanne Lau and Zhao, who successfully portrayed the classic characters of her novel adaption.[12]

In 2001, she guest-starred in the comedy film Shaolin Soccer alongside Hong Kong actor and director Stephen Chow. Zhao played an ugly-duckling steamed bun-maker-cum-taichi-master, a great contrast from the glamourous image she had established for herself in previous roles. Zhao also participated in a romantic comedy called Chinese Odyssey 2002 as "Phoenix." Zhao was nominated for "Best Supporting Actress" at the 39th Golden Horse Awards.[13] In 2002, Zhao played an assassin, worked with Shu Qi and Karen Mok in So Close.[1]

Film (2003–2008)[edit]

After filming Romance in the Rain, Zhao began to focus on acting in movies. In 2003, Zhao starred in four films: My Dream Girl, Warriors of Heaven and Earth, Green Tea, and Jade Goddess of Mercy. She nominated for the Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actress for Warriors of Heaven and Earth, even though she only had 25 lines of dialogue in the entire movie. Each film was critically acclaimed and presented Zhao in a different light, but failed to box office.

After much speculation over who would receive the female lead in Ann Hui's film, Jade Goddess of Mercy, the lead role of An Xin was finally offered to Zhao, and her performance was well received by critics. In 2004, the 10th Movie Academic Society presented her the "Golden Phoenix Award" for her role.[14]

In 2004, Zhao was cast to dub the character Princess Fiona when Shrek 2 was released in China.[15]

Year 2005 proved to be successful for Zhao after she won the Best Actress award at the Shanghai International Film Festival and tied with Zhang Ziyi for the Huabiao Award.[16] Both were for her performance in A Time to Love. Zhao once again won "Best Actress" for her performance in A Time To Love at The 8th Changchun China Film Festival in 2006.[17]

Finally, after a four-year break from television series, Zhao starred as Yao Mulan in a remake of Lin Yutang's Moment in Peking. 80% of audiences preferred Zhao's portrayal of Yao Mulan over the previous actress's performance. And she nominated Feitian Award for Outstanding Actress.[18] She was ranked No. 4 on Forbes' 2006 China Celebrity 100 list.[19] In June 2006, Zhao was selected by voters as the "Most Popular Mainland Actress" at the 2nd Top Chinese TV Drama Awards.[20] Zhao selected as the "Most Beautiful Woman" in China (national voting by Sina.com & Sohu.com's users).[21]

In 2006, Zhao was listed in People Magazine's '100 Most Beautiful People' in 2006.[22] following her performance in Moment in Peking, Zhao starred in two more films. The first of these films, The Postmodern Life of My Aunt, premiered at film festivals around the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival. Her guest starring role in the film resulted in Zhao's second Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Golden Horse Awards and her first nomination as Best Supporting Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards.[23] Zhao then portrayed a taxicab driver in the 2007 film The Longest Night in Shanghai, starring alongside Japanese actor Masahiro Motoki and Taiwanese actor Dylan Kuo (郭品超).[24]

In 2006, Zhao took an exam for a Masters' class in directing at her alma mater, the Beijing Film Academy (BFA). After passing with flying colours, Zhao returned to the BFA in September 2006 as a graduate student in the Directing Department, where she studied under director Tian Zhuangzhuang.

Zhao received a salary of 100,000 yuan per episode for acting in the 2007 television series Thank You for Having Loved Me.[25]

In 2008, Zhao met and married Singaporean businessman Huang Youlong.

Gongfu epics (2008–2010)[edit]

During 2008 and 2009, Zhao starred in the two-part Red Cliff.,[26] John Woo's historical epic set in the Three Kingdoms period which was mainland China's most expensive film up to that point. She played Sun Shangxiang, the independent-minded sister of Sun Quan. The character spends much of the films gathering intelligence behind enemy lines, disguised as a (male) enemy soldier.

She next appeared in Gordon Chan's horror/adventure film Painted Skin, for which she received nominations of the Golden Rooster Award for Best Actress and Asian Film Award for Best Actress.

She played the titular character in Jingle Ma's Mulan.,[27][28] which gained her a fourth Hong Kong Film Awards nomination and her first Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress.

On 6 August 2009, she was elected vice-president of China Film Performance Art Academy and executive member of the council of the China Environmental Society.[29]

For the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China she, like much of the Chinese acting elite, made a cameo in the patriotic tribute The Founding of a Republic. Zhao appears towards the end of the movie as a delegate to the first People's Political Consultative Conference, in a scene where the body is discussing proposals for the future flag and national anthem of the People's Republic.

The following year she starred in 14 Blades along with Donnie Yen, for which she won her third Favourite Actress award at the Beijing Student Film Festival.

Zhao in a 2011 charity event.

On 11 April 2010, Zhao gave birth to her and Huang Youlong's daughter, Huang Xin.[30] Parenthood would prompt her to take a two-year break from acting.

In June 2010 she was named as a member of the main competition jury for the 13th Shanghai International Film Festival.

Comeback and directing (2012-)[edit]

Zhao returned from her extended parental leave in 2012, playing -incidentally- a single mother in LOVE, directed by Doze Niu. In the same year she also starred in the sequel to Painted Skin, although playing a different character than in the original film, the final box office record in China being over 700 million yuan.

After this, Zhao turned from acting to directing. In 2012, she graduated from the directing institute of Beijing Film Academy, with a MFA dissertation defense score of 99/100, ranking #1 out of all the graduates.[31] Her directoral debut, So Young, opened on 26 April 2013 to 141 million yuan in its first weekend. She was the first female director whose debut broke 100 million yuan in China.[32][33] In just one week, "So Young" have garnered 350 million yuan,[34] with the final box office record in China being over 700 million yuan.[35] For the film, Zhao won Golden Rooster Award for Best Directorial Debut, Hundred Flowers Award for Best Director and Hong Kong Film Award for Best Chinese Language Film from Two Coasts.

During 2013, she was a judge for the 5th season of China's Got Talent alongside Liu Ye, Alec Su and Wang Wei-Chun.[36]

In 2014, she starred in the film Dearest,[37] directed by Peter Chan. After screening in Venice Film Festival, Zhao gained highly praise. For playing the foster mother, Zhao won Hong Kong Film Award, Hong Kong Film Critics Award for Best Actress and others.

In 2015, she appeared in comedy Hollywood Adventures and Lost in Hong Kong, both of them were commercially successful. She also made a non-speaking cameo in 12 Golden Ducks. The same year, TV series Tiger Mom broadcasting, Zhao nominated Asian Television Award and Magnolia Award for Best Actress.[38]

In 2016, Zhao played a doctor in Johnnie To's crim action Three. In July, she was named as a member of the main competition jury for the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.[39]

Personal life[edit]

Zhao is practicing Buddhism and is vegetarian.[40] China Daily reported that Zhao is one of few celebrities who has great handwriting in Chinese.[41] The Chinese website Sohu.com, in its Women Section,[42] reported that Zhao is one who loves and believes in sustaining beauty from within the body system. This article in Sohu.com[42] also captures Zhao's experiences in living a healthy lifestyle despite her busy schedules.


In 2004, Zhao ended her relationship with Wang Yu. When Wang began dating actress Huang Yi in 2005, it became a popular subject in the media,[43] because Huang was selected to replace Zhao in her famed role as "Xiaoyanzi" in My Fair Princess 3 after Zhao rejected the offer. The media often depicted a feud between the two actresses. Zhao herself has not expressed any regret regarding her relationship with Wang Yu. "After becoming an actor, I've gained a lot, but I also lost many things. I got a job that I like; I had many opportunities, and I also received many kinds of love."[44]

On occasion, Zhao has discussed her love life with reporters. "I'm not anxious. I have several friends who are over thirty years old, and they are also unmarried. So there's really no hurry. Right now, my career comes first..." Zhao stressed that she will not give up her acting career even after she gets married, as acting is her passion. "If I stop acting, I will not have anything to focus on. Life will be so empty, and I definitely can't endure such emptiness. So, my would-be husband must understand me on this issue."[45]

Pop divas Faye Wong and Na Ying are some of Zhao's best friends and the Chinese media dubbed them together as the "Queen Club (天后团)."[46] After a party at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, Song Hye-kyo and Zhao also became friends.[47]

Zhao married businessman Huang Youlong in 2008 in Singapore. The couple's daughter was born on 11 April 2010.[48] On 21 December 2011, a French website reported that Zhao bought château Monlot.[49]

On 31 July 2016, Zhao attended her friend Ruby Lin's wedding, the co-star of My Fair Princess, Romance in the Rain.[50]

Charity work[edit]

Zhao has been actively involved in various causes. In 1999, Zhao Wei donated 100,000 yuan, for Taiwan 921 earthquake.[51] In 2002, she donated 100,000 yuan to China Youth Foundation's "Hope Project."[52] In 2004, she set up a scholarship fund in Wuhu, her hometown. In 2005, she was appointed as a spokesperson and ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund and China Youth Concern Committee's "Awareness for Children Affected by AIDS" campaign; she also performed the song "来得及的明天" (pinyin: lái dé jí dè míng tiān; literally: "Still Time for Tomorrow") as the theme song for the campaign.[53] In 2006, Zhao, along with her former classmate Chen Kun, was chosen to represent YALU, a fashion company. YALU had set up a fund of five million yuan to help the construction of new villages in China.[54] Zhao attended a charity banquet in December 2006. The banquet, held in Beijing, raised money for the Smile Angel Foundation, an organisation established by Zhao's friend Faye Wong.[55]

The morning following the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, Zhao donated 100,000 yuan to the China Red Cross.[56] Soon afterward, she donated 500,000 yuan to the China Children and Teenagers' Fund to construct a Spring Bude Building School.[57]

On 29 March 2010, Zhao donated 200,000 RMB to the Yunnan government, as Yunnan was suffering from the worst drought during the past few decades.[58] On 17 April, the third day after Qinghai Yushu Earthquake, Zhao donated 200,000 yuan to the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation.[59]

Zhao received the China Charity Billboard Award for her contributions to charity in 2011.[60]

On 22 April 2013, Zhao donated 500,000 RMB to the Sichuan Yaan Earthquake.[61]

In 2014, Zhao Wei launched V-Love Foudation for Childhood leukemia.[62] Also in 2014, Zhao Wei named ambassador for Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.[63]

On June 2016, Zhao donated 1 million RMB to the Anhui government, as Anhui was suffering from the worst Flooding during the past decade.[64]The same year, Zhao appointed as a amabassador for China Soong Ching Ling Foundation and UNDP's "Ethnic Mionority Women Empowerment and Development Project", aimed to promote sustainable human development with ethnic minority women through joint collaborations in social and economic development.[65][66] And she also named the amabassador of the Ministry of Public Security of China's Anti-kidnapping.[67]


Rumours and controversy[edit]

As a result of her fame, Zhao has been a regular subject of tabloids. On 3 December 2001, a woman named Zou Xue published a picture of Zhao wearing a dress with a Japanese military flag, which labeled Heatherette NYC designed by Richie Rich, on the cover of Fashion Magazine.[68] The public saw it as a sign of disrespect toward government policy and offensive to the Chinese public, who are still sensitive over the Second Sino-Japanese War. Public outcry following the incident caused Zhao's relations with mainland Chinese audiences to become strained. On 9 December, the newspaper Beijing Evening News and network Sina.com published Zhao's apology letter to the nation,[69][70] and on 17 December, Zhao again apologised on the television show Entertainment Live, which was broadcast on 200 television networks and 100 radio stations in China.[71]

However, on 28 December 2001, at a concert, she was tackled by Fu Shenghua, a construction worker who said his grandparents were killed during the Second Sino-Japanese War.[72] Reflecting upon his actions, Fu told a Chinese magazine: "I know what I did wasn't right. But I believe my cause was just... As a famous Chinese person, she should have been aware of such an important event in Chinese history."[1] Later, a Chinese newspaper, Beijing Youth Daily, published a special report after a two-month investigation and alleged that Fu had lied to the media, claiming that no one in his family had died during the war and that he was not a construction worker but instead had been unemployed for several years. The reporting journalist noted that it was difficult to have conversations with Fu due to his alleged extremist views. After this report was published, the hype surrounding the incident died down and the Chinese media seldom mentioned it again.[73]

In 2004, Zhao was embroiled in further controversy when the same Zou Xue accused Zhao of beating her while Zou was pregnant. Zhao and Zou had been business partners, together establishing the bar Z1 in Beijing.[68] Zou claimed that Zhao had instructed her chauffeur to hit Zou after a business dispute between the two in July. At the time, Zou was eight months pregnant. In response, Zou filed a lawsuit demanding compensation in the amount of 2,246.6 yuan (US$272), as well as a public apology. Zhao denied hitting Zou.[74]

After filing the lawsuit against Zhao, Zou welcomed attention from journalists, while Zhao ignored them. Zou further claimed that Zhao often used drugs with her friends at their bar, Z1. She told the press that Zhao was often vulgar and abusive toward her staff. In response, Zhao's brother, Zhao Jian, argued that Zou published the picture of his sister in the "Military Flag" dress as a direct attack against her.[68]

During 2003–2004, a few of Zhao's movies, such as Green Tea, Jade Goddess of Mercy, and A Time to Love, failed to receive high box office earnings. Because of this, the media dubbed Zhao as the "bane of the box office", or "box office poison." When reporters confronted Zhao about this, she expressed discomfort and frustration. She commented:

I don't mind people saying I'm not good. I know my own weaknesses and limits, but I've always tried my best in what I do. To label me as the 'bane of the box office' just because the earnings of a couple of movies are not ideal is not fair. Besides, a movie's success does not depend on a single person. Hence, such talk is very biased and subjective. Anyway, this is not the first time, so I feel there's no need to respond to such baseless remarks.

— [45]

On 1 July 2016, the Communist Youth League has used its own website and social media to criticize Zhao over Dai’s alleged support for Taiwanese independence. Its posting on Weibo appears to call for an online boycott of the Zhao-directed “No Other Love” involving Dai. Then China nationalist forces have turned on Zhao Wei.[75] Then the Communist Youth League announced Zhao is public enemy, citing Zhao had taken a photo and shakehands with Hillary Clinton at the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Future Summit in Manhattan, US on November 20, 2014.[63] On 15 July 2016, under fierce internet assault, Zhao and Dai apologize, and then the studio fired Dai.[76] Some of Chinese writers, professors and filmmakers, including Fang Fang, Sai Ren, Shi Hang, Yan Feng, He Ping, Chen Guoxing, along with People's Daily's social media and China Newsweek (present by China News Service) categorically denying abuse.[77] However, some union of nationalist announced they would never forgive Zhao, and rumored demagoguery that Zhao controlling most of China's media to support US to destroy China.[77]

Other work[edit]

Alongside her acting career, Zhao has become actively involved in commercial work. In 2001, she was selected as one of China's Top Ten Most Popular Commercial Models, the culmination of her work for Red Earth and Amoisonic Mobile Phone. The same year, Zhao was ranked second on "China's Top 10 Artists for Advertisements" list.[14] South Korean television network KBS ranked Zhao number one in China and Japan and number two in South Korea, crowning her "Commercial Queen in 3 countries."[78]

On several occasions, Zhao has also been praised by the media for her sense of style. At the Lycra Channel Young Awards (now known as the China Fashion Awards), Zhao was chosen as the "Most Stylish Actress" in mainland China.[79] The same year, MTV China also selected Zhao as the "Most Stylish Asian Actress." Zhao also garnered another fashion award at the 2004 Pierre Cardin Awards.[14] Zhao was awarded the "Most Stylish Female Artist" and "Most Stylish Actor" at the China Fashion Award (CFA) in 2005.[80] In 2007, Zhao won her the third "Most Stylish Actor" in China Fashion Awards.[81] The same year, she won Most Stylish Female Artist at the MTV China Style Gala.[82]

Until 18 April 2011, Zhao is climbing up the ranks of the most followed microbloggers worldwide. Her fan count has exceeded six million, bringing her ever closer to American celebrities Ellen DeGeneres, Ashton Kutcher and Katy Perry, all of whom also recently surpassed the six million fan mark.[83]



Main article: Zhao Wei discography


Awards and nominations[edit]


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   84.Chinese Actress Zhao Wei Admitted into Jurade de Saint-Émilion Womenofchina.cn 18 September 2012

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