Gao Yuanyuan Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Gao Yuanyuan Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Gao Yuanyuan (traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Go yuányuán, born 5 October 1979) is a Chinese actress and model. In 2013, she was placed 64th on the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list, 40th in 2014, 76th in 2015, and 86th in 2017.

Gao Yuanyuan is a Beijing native who graduated from the China Institute of Industrial Relations. Gao began working in the entertainment sector in 1996. Gao, unlike other mainland Chinese actresses, did not graduate from a theatre school. Rather, after being seen on the street in Beijing's Wangfujing shopping district, she began starring in a television advertisement for Meadow Gold ice cream.

Gao made her film debut in 1997 with Spicy Love Soup. Following that, she appeared in Beijing Bicycle (2001), which received the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, and Spring Subway, a romantic film. (2002). In 2003, she rose to prominence as Zhou Zhiruo in the television adaption of Louis Cha's The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber.

Gao broke into the worldwide market with the film Shanghai Dreams (2005), directed by Wang Xiaoshuai and winner of the Cannes Film Festival's Prix de Jury. Jackie Chan then chose her to star in the action comedy Rob-B-Hood. (2006). Gao has been described by Chan as having the "freshest look and chaste spirit that no Hong Kong actress could approach."

Gao next appeared in the romance film Love in the City (2007), co-starring Shawn Yue, as a deaf-mute kindergarten teacher. At the 11th Golden Phoenix Awards, her performance earned her the Newcomer Award.

Gao was then cast in Lu Chuan's film City of Life and Death (2009), which was based on the events of the Nanjing Massacre. Gao played a middle-aged teacher who assisted Nanjing residents in surviving the horrors of Japanese crimes in 1937, departing from her "girl-next-door" persona. Gao described the role as a "watershed moment" in her career, claiming that she had never taken acting seriously until she worked on the film. At the 2009 San Sebastian Film Festival, City of Life and Death took first place.

In 2010, Gao co-starred with Korean actor Jung Woo-sung in Hur Jin-ho's love film A Season of Good Rain, as well as the omnibus romance drama film Driverless. The following year, she co-starred with Daniel Wu in Johnnie To's romantic comedy Don't Go Breaking My Heart.

Gao appeared in Chen Kaige's Caught in the Web in 2012, playing a young woman who commits suicide after becoming engaged in a social media issue. The film was notably successful among young people, attracting over six million viewers and critical acclaim.

Gao returned to television in 2013 with the television series Let's Get Married, in which she played a "leftover" unmarried lady who becomes involved with a man who has a marriage phobia. The show was a commercial success and the highest-rated drama of 2013. Gao received the Best Actress Award at the 18th Beijing Chunyan Awards for her performance. Gao repeated her role in the drama's film adaption.

Gao then co-starred in the romantic film But Always with Nicholas Tse. (2014). At the 52nd Grand Bell Awards, she was named Best Foreign Actress.

Gao was ranked 86th on Forbes China Celebrity 100 in 2017.

Gao confirmed her comeback to the big screen after a two-year absence with Juno Mak's mafia epic Sons of the Neon Night.

Other pursuits

Gao was a torchbearer in the Nanjing leg of the Beijing Olympics torch relay in 2008.

Gao was named the first Chinese brand ambassador for French luxury label Longchamp in 2012.

In 2013, Gao was selected as California's tourist ambassador to China. She was chosen because she "embodies the California brand and spirit and will share her authentic passion for California with the Chinese public, inspiring them to dream of a California."

Gao was named Michael Kors' brand ambassador in 2020.

Gao has been the brand representative for French high-end jewelers Chaumet since 2021.

Personal life

In 2014, Gao married Taiwanese actor Mark Chao. They met on the set of Caught in the Web and welcomed a daughter, Rhea Chao, in June 2019, just one month after Gao announced her pregnancy. Since 2009, Yuanyuan has been a vegetarian.



YearEnglish titleChinese titleRole
1997Spicy Love Soup爱情麻辣烫He Ling
2001Beijing Bicycle十七岁的单车Xiaoxiao
2002Spring Subway开往春天的地铁Tian'ai
2005Shanghai Dreams青红Wu Qinghong
2007Love in the City男才女貌Qin Xiaoyou
Unfinished Girl第三个人Xiao Ke
2008In Love We Trust左右School teacher
xXx:A Forbidden Love StoryxXx:被禁锢的爱
2009City of Life and Death南京!南京!Jiang Shuyun
2010A Season of Good Rain好雨时节Wu Yue (May)
The Love of Three Smile三笑之才子佳人Top Female Scholar
Ocean Heaven海洋天堂Da Fu's mother
Driverless无人驾驶Xiao Yun
Color Me Love爱出色Herself
2011Don't Go Breaking My Heart单身男女Cheng Zixin
2012Romancing in Thin Air高海拔之恋IIDing Yuanyuan
Caught in the Web搜索Ye Lanqiu
2013Blind Detective盲探Ting Ting
2014But Always一生一世An Ran
Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2单身男女2Cheng Zixin
2015Let's Get Married咱们结婚吧Ye Wenwen
2019Sons of the Neon Night风林火山a retired therapist

Television series

YearEnglish titleChinese titleRole
实习生的故事Gao Fei

找不着北Jiang Xin
咱老百姓Yu Qian
2003The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber倚天屠龙记Zhou Zhiruo
The Adventures of Di Renjie护国良相狄仁杰Pan Yu

准点出击Huang Li
你在微笑我却哭了Shen Xiao

海的誓言Ye Yu

烟花三月Shen Wan

Miracle Healers神医侠侣Qinzi
2005The Royal Swordsmen天下第一Liusheng Piaoxu
The Prince of Qin, Li Shimin秦王李世民Yang Ruoxi
2007Love No Regrets爱无悔Gao Mingyue
2009The Qin Empire大秦帝国Bai Xue
2013Let's Get Married咱们结婚吧Yang Tao
The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils天龙八部Li Biyun


YearEnglish titleChinese titleRole
2007Glamorous Encounter艳遇Lin Momo
2008Hamlet 1990哈姆雷特1990Ophelia

Awards and nominations

YearNominated workAwardCategoryResult
2007Love in the City11th Golden Phoenix AwardsNewcomer AwardWon
2008Rob-B-Hood29th Hundred Flowers AwardsBest ActressNominated
2012Don't Go Breaking My Heart31st Hong Kong Film AwardsBest ActressNominated
12th Chinese Film Media AwardsMost Anticipated ActressNominated
2013Caught in the Web4th China Film Director's Guild AwardsBest ActressNominated
2014Let's Get Married20th Shanghai Television FestivalBest ActressNominated
But Always6th Macau International Movie FestivalBest ActressNominated
2015Let's Get Married18th Chunyan AwardsBest ActressWon
52nd Grand Bell AwardsBest Foreign ActressWon

Gao Yuanyuan – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Body Measurements30-22-32 inches
Height5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m)
Weight45 kg (99 lbs)
Waist22 inches
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Age43 years old (in 2023)
Date of BirthOctober 5, 1979
Full NameGao Yuanyuan
ProfessionActress, Model
BirthplaceYungang Residential District, Beijing, China
Zodiac SignLibra

Gao Yuanyuan Education

Qualification: High School Graduation

Gao Yuanyuan Career

Profession: Actress, Model

Known For: Caught in the Web

Net Worth: $10 Million Approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Gao Junren

Marital Status: Married

Husband: Mark Chao (m. 2014)

No. of Children: 1

Daughter: Rhea Chao

Gao Yuanyuan Favorites

Hobbies: Travelling, Dancing

Favorite Destination: Switzerland

Favorite Food: Rice

Favorite Color: Black, Brown

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