Gao Yuanyuan

Gao Yuanyuan

Gao Yuanyuan (zh-c|高圆圆) (born October 5, 1979) is a Chinese actress.


Gao Yuanyuan was born in Beijing on October 5, 1979 and entered the entertainment industry in 1996. Known for her fresh looks and chaste spirit, Gao, unlike other mainland Chinese actress, did not graduate from any drama academic institutions. Rather she started her stardom by acting in a TV commerial for Meadow Gold ice-cream after being spotted off the street at Beijing's Wang Fu Jing Shopping District.

She appeared as a minor role in the 1997 movie comedy "Aiqing Mala Tang", ("Spicy Love Soup"), directed by Zhang Yang. While in 2000, she starred in an advertisement for Qing Zhui (fresh mouth) chewing gum during the CCTV's broadcast of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, and is thus known to viewers as Qing Zhui Nu Hai'er ("fresh mouth girl").

In 2002, she played the leading role of Zhuo Zhiruo in "Yi Tian Tu Long Ji" ("The Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre"), a drama based on the same-titled novel by the acclaimed wuxia writer, Jinyong (Louis Cha). Increasingly well known in Asia, Gao has also made inroads into the international market. In 2005, she was on the red carpet at the 58th Cannes Film Festival, where her film "Qing Hong" ("Shanghai Dreams"), directed by Wang Xiaoshuai, won the Prix de Jury prize. Jackie Chan has described her as "having the freshest look and chaste spirit that no Hong Kong actress could approach". Chan also picked Gao up as his partner in the action movie comedy "Rob-B-Hood".

Gao is also selected in 2008 to be a torch bearer in the Nanjing city, Jiangsu province leg of the torch relay for the Beijing Olympic Games on 27th of May, 2008.


TV Series

*"Zhao Bu Zhao Bei" (1998)
*"Shi Xi Sheng De Gu Shi" (1998)
*"Zha Lao Bai Xing" (1999)
*"Zhun Dian Chu Ji" (2001)
*"Yi Tian Tu Long Ji" a.k.a. "The Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre" as Zhou Zhi Ruo (2002)
*"The Adventures of Di Ren Jie" (2003)
*"Ni Zai Wei Xiao Wo Que Ku Le" (2003)
*"Shen Yi Xia Lv" a.k.a. "Miracle Healers" as Qin Zi (2003)
*"Qin Wang Li Shi Min" as Princess Ruo Xi (2004)
*"Tian Xia Di Yi" as Liu Sheng Piao Xu (2004)
*"Yan Hua San Yue" as Shen Wan (2004)
*"Hai De Shi Yan" as Ye Yu (2004)
*"Da Qin Di Guo" as Bai Xue (2007)
*"Ai Wu Hui" as Ming Yue (2008)


*"Spicy Love Soup" (1997)
*"Beijing Bicycle" (2001)
*"Spring Subway" (2002)
*"Shanghai Dreams" (Wu Qinghong) (2005)
*"Rob-B-Hood" (2006)
*"Love in the City" (Qin Xiaoyou) (2007)
*"Unfinished Girl" (2007)
*"In Love We Trust" (2007)
*"Nanking Nanking" (2008)

Theatre Musicals

*"Yan Yu/Beautiful Encounter" (2007)
* Hamlet 1990 as Ophelia (2008)


* [ Gao Yuanyuan] at Drama-Wiki
* [ Gao Yuanyuan article] from "China Daily"
* [] the official Gao Yuanyuan fan site
* [ Gao Yuanyuan English News & Updates] Gao Yuanyuan's thread at WuxiaSociety

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