Zhang Yuqi Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Zhang Yuqi Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Zhang Yuqi (Chinese: ; born August 8, 1987), also known as Kitty Zhang, is a Chinese actress best known for her roles as Mrs. Yuen in the 2008 film CJ7 — which garnered her media attention and launched her acting career — and Ruo Lan in the 2016 film The Mermaid.

Early life and professional career

Zhang was born in the Shandong province of Dezhou. At the age of 15, she left Shandong to attend acting school in Shanghai.

Zhang played an uncredited minor role in the 2007 film The Longest Night in Shanghai. Stephen Chow first noticed her in a Kentucky Fried Chicken advertisement and hired her for his agency. Zhang was subjected to rigorous training in acting, dancing, and singing. She made her film debut as a young teacher in the science fiction film CJ7. Because of Chow's tradition of casting stars alongside new actresses who later go on to play major roles, Zhang has been dubbed one of the "" (xng n láng, "star girls" or "Sing girls"—Sing Yeh is a common nickname of Chow's).

Zhang next appeared in the Japanese film Shaolin Girl after CJ7. (which was also produced by Chow). Chow considered casting her in Dragonball Evolution, but the role went to another actress in the end.

Zhang then starred as a headstrong businesswoman in the romantic comedy All About Women. Jump, a musical comedy directed by Stephen Fung and written by Stephen Chow, starred her as a country girl with a passion for hip-hop music in 2009.

Zhang then moved on to the horror genre with the Curse of the Deserted, in which she played a college student investigating a haunted house. She then played a dance hostess in the kungfu comedy The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman.

Zhang was cast in the role of Qian Xuesen's wife, Jiang Ying, in the author's biopic in 2012. She then starred in the film adaptation of Chen Zhongshi's Chinese literary classic White Deer Plain. Tian Xiao'e, a sensual, illiterate woman who follows her instincts, is played by her. The role was difficult for Zhang because it required intimate scenes. Many other actresses turned down the role. At the Chinese American Film Festival, Zhang received her first "Best Actress" award. For her performance, she was also named the Most Popular Actress at the Beijing College Student Film Festival.

Zhang received critical acclaim for her performance as a mother who has lost a child in Peter Chan's film Dearest in 2014.

Zhang co-starred with Brandon Routh in Lost in the Pacific, a sci-fi action adventure film directed by Vincent Zhou, in 2015.

Zhang reteamed with mentor Stephen Chow in his 2016 film The Mermaid, playing the antagonist. According to Variety, Zhang "let herself go.. with her bitchiness and predatory sex appeal." The Mermaid became the highest-grossing film of all time, reviving Zhang's dwindling film career.

Zhang appeared in Wong Jing's fantasy comedy film The Golden Monk in 2017. She appeared in Chen Kaige's fantasy mystery film Legend of the Demon Cat the same year. Zhang received the Asian Film Awards' Best Supporting Actress award for her performance.

Personal life

Zhang Yuqi and Wang Quan'an married on April 18, 2011, after a whirlwind romance. However, Zhang announced their divorce on July 2, 2015.
In October 2016, Zhang married businessman Yuan Bayuan.

On September 27, 2018, Zhang and Yuan Bayuan issued a joint statement announcing their divorce.



YearEnglish titleChinese titleRole
2007The Longest Night in Shanghai夜·上海
2008CJ7长江七号Mrs. Yuen
Shaolin Girl少林少女Minmin Ryû
All About Women女人不坏Tang Lu
2010Here Comes Fortune财神到Wu Shanshan
Curse of the Deserted荒村公寓Ouyang Xiaozhi
2011The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman刀剑笑Madam Mei
2012Qian Xuesen钱学森Jiang Ying
General's Command将令
White Deer Plain白鹿原Tian Xiao'e
2014Dearest亲爱的Fan Yun
2015The Honey Enemy情敌蜜月Xia Xiaoyu
2016Lost in the Pacific蒸发太平洋Ruo Xin
The Mermaid美人鱼Ruo Lan
2017Come Across Love不期而遇Li Xin
The Golden Monk降魔大聖Jing Jing
Legend of the Demon Cat妖猫传Chun Qin
2019The Sexy Guys最佳男友进化论Wen Jing

Television series

YearEnglish titleChinese titleRole
2017Ice Fantasy Destiny幻城凡世Li Luo
2019Behind The Scenes幕后之王Xin Huimei
2020Candle in the Tomb: The Lost Caverns鬼吹灯之龙岭迷路窟Shirley Yang
2021Cracking Case拆·案Gong Shuchun
2022Mom Wow加油妈妈Zhou Nannan
Candle in the Tomb: Kunlun Tomb鬼吹灯之昆仑神宫Shirley Yang

Variety show

YearEnglish titleChinese titleRole
2020Sisters Who Make Waves乘风破浪的姐姐Cast member
Lady Land姐姐的爱乐之程Cast member


YearAwardCategoryNominated work
20128th Chinese American Film FestivalBest ActressWhite Deer Plain
201320th Beijing College Student Film FestivalFavorite Actress Award
14th Golden Phoenix AwardsSociety AwardWhite Deer PlainQian Xuesen
201729th Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers AwardsMost Charismatic ActressThe Mermaid
201812th Asian Film AwardsBest Supporting ActressLegend of the Demon Cat

Zhang Yuqi – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Body Measurements32-24-34 inches
Height5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m)
Weight48 kg (105 lbs)
Waist24 inches
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBlack
Shoe Size7.5 (US)
Age35 years old (in 2023)
Date of BirthAugust 8, 1987
Full NameZhang Yuqi
BirthplaceDezhou, China
Zodiac SignLeo

Kitty Zhang Education

Qualification: Shanghai Theatre Academy China Affiliated Xiqu School

Kitty Zhang Career

Profession: Actress

Known For: The Mermaid 2016

Net Worth: $2 Million Approx

Family & Relatives

Marital Status: Single

Past Relationships:

Yuan Bayuan (m. 2016–2018)
Wang Quan’an (m. 2011–2015)

Kitty Zhang Favorites

Hobbies: Photoshoot, Painting

Favorite Destination: Switzerland

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Color: Pink

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