Zhao Wei

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhao.
Zhao Wei
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Zhao Wei at Huabiao Award red carpet in 2007
Born (1976-03-12) 12 March 1976 (age 43)
Wuhu, Anhui, China
EducationMaster of Fine Arts
Alma materBeijing Film Academy
Occupation
  • Actress
  • director
  • Producer
  • Singer
Years active1994–present
AwardsChangchun Film Festival
Best Actress
2006 A Time to Love
2010 Mulan
Golden Phoenix Awards
2005 Society Award
2009 Special Jury Award
Shanghai Film Critics Awards
Best Actress
2010 Mulan & 14 Blades
Best New Director
2013 So Young
Shanghai International Film Festival
Best Actress
2005 A Time to Love
Most Attractive Actress
2007 The Longest Night in Shanghai
Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Actress
2015 Dearest – Li Hongqin

Best Film from Mainland and Taiwan
2014 So Young


Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards – Best Actress
2015 Dearest – Li Hongqin


Huabiao AwardsOutstanding Actress
2005 A Time to Love – Qu Ran


Golden Rooster AwardsBest Directorial Debut
2013 So Young


Hundred Flowers AwardsBest Actress
2010 Mulan – Hua Mulan

Best Director
2014 So Young


Golden Eagle AwardsBest Actress
1999 My Fair Princess – Xiaoyanzi


RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards – Outstanding Mandarin Song
1999 Swallow


MTV Asia AwardsFavorite Artist, Mainland China
2006


Beijing Pop Music Awards – Song of the Year
2007 Angel's Suitcase


Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Musical career
Also known asVicki Zhao
Vicky Zhao
GenresMandopop

Zhao Wei (born 12 March 1976), also known as Vicky Zhao or Vicki Zhao, is a Chinese actress, film director, producer and pop singer. She is considered one of the most popular actresses in China and Chinese-speaking regions, and one of the highest paid actresses.[1][2]

Over her 20 years acting career, Zhao has starred in many box-office smash-hits, including Shaolin Soccer (2001), Red Cliff (2008-2009), Painted Skin (2008), Painted Skin: The Resurrection (2012), Dearest (2014) and Lost in Hong Kong (2015). She has received numerous awards from the Shanghai International Film Festival, Huabiao Awards, Changchun Film Festival, Hundred Flowers Awards and Shanghai Film Critics Awards for films like A Time to Love (2005) and Mulan (2009). In 2014, after almost 2-year break from acting, she returned to the silver screen in Peter Chan's movie Dearest, and won the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award and Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress.

Her directorial debut So Young (2013) broke the box office record for movies directed by female Chinese directors in just a week. The movie also earned her multiple awards in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, including Golden Rooster Award for Best Directorial Debut, Hundred Flowers Award for Best Director and Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film from Mainland and Taiwan.

Zhao was named as member of the main Jury at the 73rd Venice Film Festival.

Zhao Wei became a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Development Programme on 20 November 2016.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Beyond Cute". Time. March 29, 2004.
  2. "Leaked list reveals China's top earning actresses". China Daily. November 18, 2014.
  3. "联合国开发计划署任命赵薇成为亲善大使". People's Daily (in Chinese). November 21, 2016.