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Zheng Shuang (郑爽), born on August 22, 1991 in Shenyang, Liaoning, China, is a Chinese actress and singer. She is best known for her roles in Meteor Shower, Mural, Swords of Legends and Just One Smile Is Very Alluring.
Native name (Chinese): 郑爽
Phonetic name: Zheng Shuang
Birthdate: August 22, 1991
Birthplace: Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 44 kg
Blood type: A
Zodiac sign: Leo
Hobby: Reading books, watching movies, singing, dancing
Education: Beijing Film Academy (2007-2011)
Occupation: Actress, singer
Label: EE-Media, Zheng Shuang studio
In 2008, Zheng Shuang won the "Outstanding Student Scholarship" award by the Beijing Film Academy. She then played the lead role in the stage play Me and Jiang Sister, which won the Best Directing award. The same year, she starred in Home as the female lead, a stage play reported in the second season of Beijing Film Academy. Zheng also auditioned for the role of the female lead in the Chinese adaptation of Meteor Garden by Hunan TV, and successfully got the role. The adaptation was titled Meteor Shower.
With the role of Chu Yuxun in Meteor Shower, Zheng rose to fame in China. The drama achieved an average rating of 1.9, and ranked first in its time slot nationally. Zheng also made her singing debut for the OST of the drama, releasing a single titled "Love Waltz". She reprised her role in the sequel, Meteor Shower II in 2010, which broke the ratings record established by its predecessor. Zheng was nominated as Best Actress at the 25th China TV Golden Eagle Award, becoming the youngest actress to be nominated.
In 2011, she starred in Chen Kaige's ancient fantasy movie Mural, which gained her more recognition. She received Best New Actress nominations at the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards and Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild Award. The same year, she starred in the action film No Limit alongside her Meteor Shower co-star Hans Zhang.
Zheng continued appearing in various dramas over the years. She portrayed the illustrious Princess Taiping in historical drama Secret History of Empress Wu, and acted in the idol palace drama War of Desire. She again played Princess Taiping in Secret History of Princess Taiping. In 2013, she starred in contemporary romance drama The Queen of SOP 2, the sequel to the 2012 hit drama.
Zheng became increasingly popular when she starred in the xianxia drama Swords of Legends, portraying the bright and adorable fox-turned human Xiang Ling. She won Audience's Favourite Actress at the 13th Huading Awards. The same year, she reunited with her Swords of Legends co-star Ma Tianyu in the historical drama Beauty Private Kitchens.
In 2015, Zheng starred in republican series The Cage of Love, penned by famed writer Tong Hua. Her performance won her the Huading Awards for Best Actress in the modern genre. She then starred in the television series Love Weaves Through a Millennium, based on the Korean time-travel series Queen In-hyun's Man. In the same year, Zheng became a cast member of the popular travel reality show Divas Hit the Road (II).
With the rise of her popularity due to her appearances in trendy dramas and variety programs, Zheng became one of the highest paid television actresses in the industry.
In 2016, Zheng reunited with The Cage of Love co-star Hawick Lau in Chronicle of Life, based on the period political romance novel Lonely Courtyard in Late Spring by Fei Wo Si Cun. The series gained huge popularity upon its premiere, placing #1 in ratings nationally for 16 days. In the same month, she starred in The Three Heroes and Five Gallants , adapted from the 19th century classic novel of the same name. She then began filming for Jade Lovers alongside Korean actor Lee Jong-suk, marking her first Korean-Chinese collaboration.
On February 15, upon expiration of her contract with Tianyu Media, Zheng announced that she will be setting up her personal studio to manage her activities.
Following the set up of her studio, she starred in Just One Smile Is Very Alluring, a youth idol drama based on the popular college age romance novel of the same name by Gu Man. Upon release, it became a hot-issued topic, gaining a large number of views in a short time as well as attention from media outlets. Zheng also received praises for her portrayal of the female protagonist Bei Wei Wei.
- Weiwei's Beautiful Smile (post-production)
- Beauty Private Kitchen (post-production)
- The Three Heroes and Five Gallants (Anhui TV, 2016) as Ding Yue Ha
- Chronicle of Life (2016) as Wei Lin Lang
- Destined to Love You (Hunan TV, 2015) as Xiao Han
- The Cage of Love (2015) as Wu Cai Hong
- The Four 2013 (Hunan TV 2015) as Wen Bing Er
- Xiang Ai Chuan Suo Qian Nian (Hunan TV, 2015) as Lin Xiang Xiang
- Gu Jian Qi Tan (Hunan TV, 2014) as Xiang Ling
- Sheng Nu De Shi Dai (Hunan TV, 2013)
- Tong Hua Er Fen Zhi Yi (Hunan TV, 2012)
- Huang Tu Teng (Hunan TV, 2012) as Ning Cai Die
- Tai Ping Gong Zhu Mi Shi (Hunan TV, 2012) as Princess Tai Ping
- Wu Ze Tian Mi Shi (Hunan TV, 2011) as Princess Tai Ping
- Meteor Shower 2 (Hunan TV, 2010) as Chu Yu Xun
- Meteor Shower (Hunan TV, 2009) as Chu Yu Xun
- Ai De Hua Er Zi (爱的华尔滋) Special Edition Waltz Of Love, Liu Xing Yu insert song, with Yu Hao Ming (2009)
- Ai De Hua Er Zi (爱的华尔滋) Waltz Of Love, Liu Xing Yu insert song (2009)
- Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild: Newcomer Award for Mural - Won
- 17th Huading Awards: Audience's Favorite Actress for Swords of Legends - Won
- iQiyi All-Star Carnival: Popular Actress Award - Won
- 1st annual China Television Drama Quality Ceremony: Most Popular Actress - Won
- 19th Huading Awards: Best Actress (Modern) for The Cage of Love - Won