Zhao Liying

About Zhao Liying

Who is it?: Chinese Actress
Birth Day: October 16, 1987
Birth Place: Langfang, China, Chinese
Chinese name: 赵丽颖 (simplified)
Pinyin: Zhào Lìyǐng (Mandarin)
Other names: Zanilia Zhao
Ethnicity: Han
Alma mater: Langfang School of Electronic Information Engineering
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 2006–present
Label(s): Huayi Brothers (2006–2010) Hairun Pictures (2010–2014) Zhao Liying Studio (2014–present)

Zhao Liying

Zhao Liying was born on October 16, 1987 in Langfang, China, Chinese, is Chinese Actress. Zhao Liying is a Chinese TV and film actress who is currently known as the most paid Chinese TV actress among her contemporaries. Hailing from a very humble childhood, Zhao was quite well aware of her good looks and the acting talent that she possessed, but was not quite confident about making it big in the entertainment industry. The fate had other plans for her and when she finally indulged herself in the acting business, she struck gold. She started her acting career with ‘Century Endless Love’, a series which was never broadcast. She made her debut with the 2007 ‘Nanyue King’ and in the same year, she appeared in the film ‘Mudan Pavilion’. After doing several big and small roles in films and TV, it was the TV series ‘The Legend of Lu Zhen’ that got her stupendous exposure in the industry. She played the titular role in the series. After that, she appeared in back-to-back successful TV series’ and slowly became one of the best Chinese TV actors of the present times. She has been honoured with several awards for her performances.
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Popular As Zhao Liying
Occupation Film & Theater Personalities
Age 36 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born October 16, 1987 (Langfang, China, Chinese)
Birthday October 16
Town/City Langfang, China, Chinese
Nationality Chinese

🌙 Zodiac

Zhao Liying’s zodiac sign is Scorpio. According to astrologers, Scorpio-born are passionate and assertive people. They are determined and decisive, and will research until they find out the truth. Scorpio is a great leader, always aware of the situation and also features prominently in resourcefulness. Scorpio is a Water sign and lives to experience and express emotions. Although emotions are very important for Scorpio, they manifest them differently than other water signs. In any case, you can be sure that the Scorpio will keep your secrets, whatever they may be.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Zhao Liying was born in the Year of the Rabbit. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rabbit enjoy being surrounded by family and friends. They’re popular, compassionate, sincere, and they like to avoid conflict and are sometimes seen as pushovers. Rabbits enjoy home and entertaining at home. Compatible with Goat or Pig.



Zhao was born on 16 October 1987 in Langfang, Hebei. She graduated from Langfang School of Electronic Information Engineering, a secondary professional training school.


In 2006, Zhao Liying participated in the Yahoo Search Star Game and became the final winner. She then signed with Huayi Brothers as a new talent. In 2007, Zhao made her acting debut in the family drama Golden Marriage.


In 2009, Zhao took on her first historical drama role in The Firmament of The Pleiades. The series was broadcast on Japanese channel NHK and earned critical acclaim. Zhao received the Most Popular Actress award at the Chinese Creative Short Video Awards.


Zhao first started to gain recognition from mainland audiences after starring in The Dream of Red Mansions (2010), based on the novel of the same name by Cao Xueqin. She gained more popularity with New My Fair Princess (2011), where she plays Princess Qing'er.


Zhao achieved breakthrough with Legend of Lu Zhen (2013), for her role as an ordinary girl who worked her way up to become the first female prime minister. The drama was a hit domestically, and also overseas in South Korea and Japan, leading to increased recognition for Zhao in the region. She won the Favorite Newcomer award at the 4th China TV Drama Awards, Most Popular TV Actress award at the 4th LeTV Awards and Favorite New Actress award for the mainland region at the Tudou Young Choice Awards. Zhao then starred in Palace: Lock Sinensis, the fourth and final installment of the Gong series by Yu Zheng. Opposite to her usual sweet and nice image, Zhao plays a scheming and evil Princess in the film.


Zhao further solidified her popularity with several high rated dramas in 2014, including The Legend of Chasing Fish, Cuo Dian Yuan Yang and Wife's Secret. Zhao also starred in Boss & Me, based on Gu Man’s popular novel Shan Shan Comes to Eat. The romantic comedy was a hit in China, and was earned high ratings overseas. Zhao's soaring popularity thanks to her various successful acting projects led to her being crowned the "Golden Eagle Goddess" at the 10th China Golden Eagle TV Art Festival, where she performed as the opening act to the ceremony.


In 2015, Zhao starred in fantasy-wuxia drama The Journey of Flower. The drama was a huge success in China, achieving a peak rating of 3.89. It is also the first Chinese drama to surpass 20 billion online views. The success of the drama brought Zhao's career to a greater height. Zhao won numerous accolades for her role in The Journey of Flower, including Best Actress at the 6th Macau International Television Festival, Most Popular Actress at the iQiyi All-Star Carnival, as well as Most Appealing Actress and Special Contribution awards at the 7th TV Drama Awards. She followed with modern workplace drama Best Get Going, and another wuxia drama, Legend of Zu Mountain.


In 2016, Zhao was named the tourism ambassador of Hebei. The same year, Zhao became the Vice President of Yi Xia Technology.


Zhao unveiled her wax figure at Madame Tussauds Beijing on May 2017. The same year, Zhao was chosen as a brand ambassador for Dior in China.


In 2018, Zhao is starring in The Monkey King 3, playing the role of the Women Country's Ruler.

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