Yao Chen Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Yao Chen Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Yao Chen (Chinese: ; pinyin: Yáo chén; Peh-e-j: Iâu Sîn, born 5 October 1979) is a philanthropist and actor from China. Yao was named one of Time magazine's Time 100 most influential individuals in 2014. Forbes ranks her as the 83rd most influential woman in the world as of 2014. Several English-language news outlets have dubbed her "China's Angelina Jolie."

In 2013, Yao was placed 56th on the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list, 69th in 2014, 41st in 2015, and 60th in 2019.

Yao was born on October 5, 1979, in Shishi City, Quanzhou, Fujian Province, to a middle-class family. She studied Chinese folk dancing at the Beijing dancing Academy from 1993 to 1997, and then at the Beijing Film Academy from 1999 to 2003.

Yao married Chinese actor Ling Xiaosu in 2004, but the couple separated in January 2011. In November 2012, Yao married cinematographer Cao Yu. In 2013, she gave birth to their first child.


In a 2005 television production of My Own Swordsman, Yao played the daughter of a powerful martial artist. The series was extremely popular and catapulted her to celebrity in China. Following that, in 2008, she portrayed a famous guerilla leader in the television series Lurk. The spy drama was a major hit in China, and Yao won Best Actress at both the Huading and Golden Eagle Awards.

She made her stage debut in 2009, playing a white-collar heroine in A Story of Lala's Promotion. She also appeared as a supporting actress in Zhang Ziyi's romance comedy Sophie's Revenge. Yao's portrayal of a money-hungry woman earned applause from the crowd, a change from her normal style. Yao then acted as an aspiring fashion magazine editor in the romantic comedy Color Me Love (2010), which became one of her most well-known film performances.

Yao appeared as a truth-seeking journalist in Chen Kaige's social drama Caught on the Web in 2012. She next co-starred in the action thriller Firestorm with Andy Lau, earning her the Outstanding Actress award at the Chinese Film Media Awards.

In the 2014 drama Divorce Lawyers, Yao portrayed a lawyer. The show was a big success in China, sparking online debates about emotion, truth, and the rule of law.

Yao was most recently seen in the blockbusters Monster Hunt (2015), Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe (2015), and Journey to the West 2 (2015). (2017). Yao was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Monster Hunt at the Hundred Flowers Awards. She also played an ambitious young woman in MBA Partners (2016).

Yao served on the jury of the 23rd Shanghai Television Festival in 2017.

In 2018, Yao co-starred with Ma Yili in the mystery film Lost, Found, a remake of the South Korean film Missing.

Yao appeared in the 2019 family drama All Is Well. During its run, the series was immensely popular, and Yao saw a comeback in popularity.

Yao was awarded the UNHCR's Honorary Patron for China and has visited refugees in the Philippines, Thailand, Somalia, Sudan, and Ethiopia, among other countries. During her stay, her microblogging followers expanded substantially, drawn in by her genuine, courageous communication and open participation with current world affairs. She was named the UNHCR's first goodwill ambassador in China in 2013.

Yao is one of the most followed persons on Weibo, with 79 million followers. She uses her power and reach to raise awareness about topics such as the refugee crisis, pollution, and censorship.

Yao received the 2016 Crystal Award for her work on behalf of the United Nations Refugee Agency in increasing awareness of the global refugee problem. The World Economic Forum named her one of the "Young Global Leaders" in 2016 the same year. At the You Bring Charm to the World award presentation, Yao was also given the Top Influence Award.



YearEnglish titleChinese titleRole
2006Axis of War: My Long March我的长征Su Ma
Big Movie大电影之数百亿Luo Qian
2007Falling in Love追爱总动员
Two Stupid Eggs大电影2.0之两个傻瓜的荒唐事Yan Zi
Crossed Lines命运呼叫转移Ma Ting
2009Sophie's Revenge非常完美Lily
All's Well, Ends Well家有喜事2009Xiao Yazhen
Freeway天堂凹Jin Hong
2010If You Are the One 2非诚勿扰2Mango
Love in Cosmo摇摆de婚约Wang Shunjia
Color Me Love爱出色Wang Xiaofei
2011My Own Swordsman武林外传Guo Furong
2012Caught in the Web搜索Chen Ruoxi
The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven大闹天宫
2013My Lucky Star非常幸运Lily
Firestorm风暴2Yan Bing
2015Monster Hunt捉妖记Cooking Master
Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe九层妖塔Shirley Yang
2016Everybody's Fine一切都好Guan Qing
The New Year's Eve of Old Lee过年好
MBA Partners梦想合伙人Lu Zhenxi
2017Journey to the West 2西游伏妖篇Jiu Gong
2018Goddesses in the Flames of War那些女人
Lost, Found找到你Li Jie
2019Send Me to the Clouds送我上青云Sheng Nan
A Journey to the Seaside亲密旅行
2020The Eight Hundred八佰Ho Hsiang-ning

Television series

YearEnglish titleChinese titleRole
2003City Girl都市男女Su Qingqing

神鞭Zhan Jiarong
2004Chui Shi Ban's Story 2炊事班的故事2Xiao Yao
2006Life Concern人命关天Meng Ting
My Own Swordsman武林外传Guo Furong
房前屋后Gu Lili
Chui Shi Ban's Story 3炊事班的故事3Xiao Yao
2008Six Cities都市六人行Fang Fang
China's Volunteers中国志愿者Ye Meng
Lione防火墙5788Song Yuxiu
Hundred Years Past Events百年往事He Jiabi
2009Health Team's Story卫生队的故事Xiao Yao
Lurk潜伏Wang Cuiping
2010Niu Tie Han and his Daughters牛铁汉和他的儿女们Gu Xiaoxin
Days with the Air Hostess和空姐一起的日子Ran Jing
2013Longmen Express龙门镖局Lu Qingning
2014Wonder Lady 3极品女士第三季Lawyer Luo
Divorce Lawyers离婚律师Luo Li
2019All Is Well都挺好Su Mingyu
2021Vacation of Love假日暖洋洋Xu Keyi


YearEnglish titleChinese titleAlbum
2007"Searching"寻找Fuwa OST
2014"Don't Let Love Be Lost"别让爱迷路Divorce Lawyers OST
2016"A Letter Home"一封家书Everybody's Fine OST
2017"Love in a Life Time"一生所爱Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back OST

Awards and nominations

YearNominated workAwardCategoryResult
2009Lurk27th Flying Apsaras AwardsOutstanding ActressNominated
20102nd Huading AwardsBest ActressWon
25th China TV Golden Eagle AwardAudience's Choice for ActressWon
2011Love in Cosmo5th Huading AwardsBest Actress in Romance FilmWon
My Own Swordsman18th Beijing College Student Film FestivalMost Popular ActressWon
13th Golden Phoenix AwardsSociety AwardWon
Color Me Love11th Chinese Film Media AwardsOutstanding ActressNominated
2014Firestorm14th Chinese Film Media AwardsOutstanding ActressWon
2015Divorce Lawyers15th Huading AwardsBest Actress (TV)Nominated
21st Shanghai Television FestivalBest ActressNominated
13th Sichuan Television FestivalBest ActressNominated
2016Monster Hunt33rd Hundred Flowers AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
13th Changchun Film FestivalBest Supporting ActressNominated
Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe
Goddesses in the Flames of War
3rd China Australia International Film FestivalSpecial Jury AwardWon
2019Lost, Found26th Beijing College Student Film FestivalBest ActressWon
25th Huading AwardsBest ActressNominated
21st Far East Film FestivalGolden Mulberry award for outstanding achievementWon
All Is Well25th Shanghai Television FestivalBest ActressNominated
24th Busan International Film FestivalAsian Contents Awards - Best ActressWon
6th The Actors of China Award CeremonyBest Actress (Sapphire Category)Nominated
26th Huading AwardsBest ActressNominated
Golden Bud - The Fourth Network Film And Television FestivalBest ActressNominated
8th China Student Television FestivalMost Watched ActressWon
Tencent Video All Star AwardsTV Actor of the YearWon
Film and TV Role Model 2019 RankingBest ActressWon
Tencent Entertainment White PaperTelevision Actress of the YearWon
Reputable Actress of the YearWon
Send Me to the Clouds32nd Golden Rooster AwardsBest ActressNominated
32nd Tokyo International Film Festival
Gold Crane Awards
Best ActressWon
Night of the FilmFilm Commemoration AwardWon
2020Send Me to the Clouds29th Huading AwardsBest ActressNominated

Yao Chen – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Body Measurements29-22-31 inches
Height5 feet 5 inches (1.68 m)
Weight46 k (101 lbs)
Waist22 inches
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Shoe Size7.5 (US)
Dress Size4 (US)
Age43 years old (in 2023)
Date of BirthOctober 5, 1979
Full NameYao Chen
ProfessionActress, Philanthropist
BirthplaceShishi, Quanzhou, China
Zodiac SignLibra

Yao Chen Education

Qualification: Beijing Film Academy

Yao Chen Career

Profession: Actress, Philanthropist

Known For: All Is Well (TV series)

Net Worth: $15 Million Approx

Family & Relatives

Marital Status: Married

Husband: Cao Yu (m. 2012)

No. of Children: 2

Son: Xiao Tudou

Daughter: Xiao Moli

Yao Chen Favorites

Hobbies: Dance, Shopping, Guitar

Favorite Destination: United Kingdom

Favorite Food: Ice Cream

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Pets: Cat

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