Tong Liya Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Tong Liya Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Tong Liya (born August 8, 1983) is a Chinese actress of Xibe ethnicity.


Tong was born in Xinjiang province's Qapqal Xibe Autonomous County, Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture. Her father, Tong Jisheng (), was of Xibe origin from Xinjiang, and her mother, Mao Haiying (), was of Han origin from Gansu.

Tong majored in dance at the Xinjiang Arts Institute and, as a result of her excellent grades, was able to join the Xinjiang Singing & Dancing Troupe. In 2000, she earned a certificate to teach dance at Xinjiang Arts Institute. She enrolled in Central Academy of Drama in 2004, majoring in performance.
Tong was appointed Xibe Ambassador in 2011.


Tong made her debut in the Hong Kong television series C'est La Vie, Mon Chéri in 2008, and she quickly gained attention for her stunning appearance. Tong rose to prominence after starring as Zhao Feiyan in the 2009 historical drama The Queens.

With her subsequent roles in Palace (2011) and Beijing Love Story (2012), Tong successfully broke into the mainstream. Tong has played a variety of roles in hit dramas such as My Economical Man (2012), Weaning (2013), Sword Family Woman (2014), and Obstetrician (2014), and has been dubbed the "Ratings Queen" by the Chinese media. She has also appeared in a number of films, including Tsui Hark's wuxia film The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014) and Chen Sicheng's comedy film Detective Chinatown (2015).

Tong appeared in the period drama Ordinary World (2015), based on Lu Yao's novel of the same name, which won the Mao Dun Literature Prize in 2015. She was praised for her performance and was awarded the Golden Eagle Award for Best Actress.

Tong appeared in the wuxia drama Nirvana in Fire 2, the sequel to Hai Yan's critically acclaimed drama Nirvana in Fire.

Tong appeared in two spy dramas in 2018. In Great Expectations, she portrayed a wealthy lady who disguises herself as a man in order to infiltrate the underworld and exact revenge on her deceased father. She portrayed an underground spy in Patriot. Tong's portrayal earned her the Audience's Favorite Character award at the China TV Drama Awards. The same year, Tong received critical acclaim and numerous awards for her performance in the romantic comedy film How Long Will I Love You.

In January 2020, she appeared as a public relations officer in the workplace drama Perfect Partner.

Personal life

On January 16, 2014, Tong married actor Chen Sicheng. Chen directed and co-scripted the television series Beijing Love Story, where the couple met and fell in love. In 2012, they announced their relationship on the set of Happy Camp. The couple married in Tahiti in 2014.

Tong announced the birth of their first child, a son named Chen Duoduo, on January 30, 2016. Tong and Chen announced their divorce on May 20, 2021.



YearEnglish titleChinese titleRoleNotes
2009Roses' Fragrance玫瑰余香Guo Jianitelevision film
2011Endless Love花腰女儿红Bai Yutelevision film
The Purple House紫宅Zhou Tong
2013So Young致我们终将逝去的青春Shi Jie
Silent Witness全民目击Li Xiaoni
2014Beijing Love Story北京爱情故事Shen Bing
The Taking of Tiger Mountain智取威虎山Little Dove
2015Wild City迷城Tang Wen
Doomed Disaster诡劫Hu Meirui
Surprise万万没想到:西游篇Scorpion SpiritSpecial appearance
Detective Chinatown唐人街·探案Ah Xiang
2016Run for Love奔爱Ye Yiyi
Heartfall Arises惊天破Chen Xiangru
2018How Long Will I Love U超时空同居Gu Xiaojiao
2019Coward Hero鼠胆英雄Du Qing
My People, My Country我和我的祖国Yidan
2020My People, My Homeland我和我的家乡Dong WenhuaGuest appearance
2021Assassin in Red刺杀小说家
Special appearance

Television series

YearEnglish titleChinese titleRole
2008Mandarin Duck River鸳鸯河Wong Manli
C'est La Vie, Mon Chéri新不了情Lee Joi Oi (younger)
Empty Lane空巷子Qi Qiao
The Queens母仪天下Zhao Feiyan
2009I Am a Grass我是一棵小草Yue Xiaomei
Living Pride人活一张脸Jia Xiaochen
Mother and Wife娘妻Sun Yating
Maid in the Big House大屋下的丫鬟Su Wenhui
Happy Mother-in-Law, Pretty Daughter-in-Law欢喜婆婆俏媳妇Xilan
The Vigilantes in Masks怪侠一枝梅Jing Ruyi
2011PalaceNian Suyan (Tong Suyan)
Horizon True Heart天涯赤子心Gao Shuhua
Wrong Hate错恨Dong Zisu
Misty Rain in the Setting Sun烟雨斜阳Gao Wanyi
Love Can Come Again爱可以重来Lu Jialiang
Beauty World唐宫美人天下Wu Qingcheng
2012Beijing Love Story北京爱情故事Shen Bing
My Economical Man我的经济适用男He Xiaojun
Dream Back to Tang Dynasty梦回唐朝Tao Zhu
Beauties of the Emperor王的女人Wu Meiren
2013After Shock唐山大地震Wan Xiaodeng
Weaning断奶An Qi
Love is Not Blind失恋33天
Fall in Love恋爱的那点事儿Yu Huxin
2014Sword Family Women刀客家族的女人Ge Dani
Loving, Never Forgetting戀戀不忘Wu Tong
Obstetrician产科医生He Jing
80s Engagement大都市小爱情Su jing
2015Ordinary World平凡的世界Tian Runye

酷爸俏妈Huang Xiaoying
2017Nirvana in Fire 2琅琊榜之风起长林Meng Qianxue
2018Great Expectations远大前程Lin Yiyi
Patriot爱国者Shu Jian
2019Right Here Waiting For You我在未来等你adult Wei Xiao
2020Perfect Partner完美关系Jiang Linda
The Fiery Years of Gao Da Xia高大霞的火红年代Gao Daxia
The Centimeter of Love爱的厘米Guan Yuqing
2021Too Good to be Married明天我们好好过He Daye
Refinement of Faith百炼成钢Qin Ziyin
TBAThe Love Without a Trace爱无痕Shen Lianxing
The Scale of Desire杠杆Chen Xin
Huan Xi Sha浣溪沙Xi Shi



YearEnglish titleChinese titleAlbumNotes
2012"Love Has No Reason"爱情没什么道理My Economical Man OST
"Only Sing For You"只为你歌唱
2013"Us"我们with her university friends
2018"Don't Forget Me"不要忘了我How Long Will I Love U OSTwith Lei Jiayin
2020"Firmly Believe Love Will Win"坚信爱会赢
COVID-19 pandemic support theme song

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
201226th China TV Golden Eagle AwardBest ActressBeijing Love StoryNominated
201413th Huading AwardsBest Actress in a Television SeriesAftershockWon
6th China Image Film FestivalBest Young ActressBeijing Love StoryWon
6th Macau International Movie FestivalBest ActressNominated
201521st Shanghai Television FestivalBest ActressOrdinary WorldNominated
201619th Huading AwardsBest Actress (Modern Drama)Won
28th China TV Golden Eagle AwardBest ActressWon
20174th The Actors of China Award CeremonyBest Actress (Emerald)Won
201824th Huading AwardsBest ActressPatriotNominated
8th China Movie Channel Media AwardsBest ActressHow Long Will I Love UWon
17th Huabiao AwardsOutstanding ActressNominated
18th Chinese Film Media AwardsMost Anticipated ActressWon
201926th Beijing College Student Film FestivalFavorite ActressWon
25th Huading AwardsBest ActressNominated
Cosmo Glam NightPerson of The Year (Dream)Won
Jinri Toutiao Awards CeremonyQuality Actress of the YearWon
2020Weibo Awards CeremonyWeibo GoddessWon

Forbes China Celebrity 100


Tong Liya – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Body Measurements30-24-32 inches
Height5 feet 3 inches (1.64 m)
Weight44 kg (97 lbs)
Waist24 inches
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Shoe Size6.5 (US)
Dress Size2 (US)
NicknameYa Ya
Age39 years old (in 2023)
Date of BirthAugust 8, 1983
Full NameTong Liya
ProfessionActress, Dancer
BirthplaceQapqal Xibe Autonomous, Ili, China
Zodiac SignLeo

Tong Liya Education

Qualification: Central Academy of Drama

Tong Liya Career

Profession: Actress, Dancer

Known For: The Centimeter of Love

Net Worth: $5 Million Approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Tong Jisheng

Mother: Mao Haiying

Marital Status: Single

No. of Children: 1

Son: Chen DuoDuo

Past Relationships: Chen Sicheng (m. 2014–2021)

Tong Liya Favorites

Hobbies: Travelling, Photoshoot

Favorite Destination: Japan

Favorite Food: Rice

Favorite Color: Black

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