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Angelababy

Angelababy (杨颖, Yang Ying), born on February 28, 1989 in Shanghai, China, is a Chinese actress, singer and model. She is best known for her roles in Love You You, First Time, Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon and Love Yunge from the Desert.

Angelababy

Angelababy

Personal information

Native name (Chinese): 杨颖
Phonetic name: Yang Ying
English name: Angelababy
Other name: Angela Yeung
Birthdate: February 28, 1989
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Country: CN China
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 45 kg
Blood type: O
Zodiac sign: Pisces
Education: Sacred Heart Canossian College
Occupation: Actress, singer, model
Label: Angela Baby studio
Spouse: Huang Xiaoming
Children: 1 (son)

Biography

Angela Yeung was born on 28 February 1989 in Shanghai, to a father from Hong Kong, who is of half Chinese and half German descent, and a Shanghainese mother from Shanghai. Her birth name is Yeung Wing. Her father runs a fashion business in Shanghai. She gained an interest in fashion as a child under her father's influence. She said in an interview, "Even though he [her father] sells more mature clothes, I loved going to his store and trying on new outfits, and mixing and matching them. It was fun. I think that's how I developed a passion for fashion".

Yang moved to Hong Kong when she was thirteen, and signed a modeling contract with Style International Management at the age of 14. Although her English name is Angela, she was sometimes called "Baby" during her primary and secondary school years. She combined these two names to form her stage name, Angelababy. She speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese and English.

Angelababy debuted as an actress in the movie Trival Matters in 2007, where she had a 5-minute cameo appearance in the film. She then starred in numerous films as supporting roles, as well as appearing in music videos. Angelababy had her first leading role in the 2011 film Love You You alongside Eddie Peng. She sung a duet with JJ Lin titled "Bottom of the Heart" as part of the movie's soundtrack.

In 2012, Angelababy starred in alongside Mark Chao in First Time, a remake of the 2003 Korean film ...ing. Her performance in First Time won her the Most Anticipated Actress award at the 13th Chinese Film Media Awards.

Angelababy then starred in Tsui Hark's crime action film Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013), playing a beautiful courtesan. She won the Most Popular Actress award at the 21st Beijing College Student Film Festival.

In 2014, Angelababy joined the cast of Keep Running, a spin-off from the South Korean variety program Running Man. The series was a major hit in China, and propelled Angelababy into a household name. The same year, she starred alongside fellow Hurry Up, Brother member Michael Chen in romance film Love on the Cloud, which was a moderate success at the box office. Angelababy was crowned "Weibo Goddess", as well as "Weibo Queen" for the year 2014, and ranked 12th on Forbes China with an estimated income of 41 million yuan (US$6,604,000).

Angelababy made her Hollywood film debut in Hitman: Agent 47 with a minor role. She then starred in Mojin: The Lost Legend, based on the popular tomb raiding novel series Ghost Blows Out the Light. The film become the highest-grossing Chinese-language IMAX film in China, with US$27.1 million (before being surpassed by The Mermaid). Angelababy won the Best Supporting Actress award at the 33rd Hundred Flowers Awards for her role, but was criticized for her mediocre acting and lackluster performance. The same year, she starred in her first television series, historical drama Love Yunge from the Desert based on Tong Hua's novel Song in the Clouds.

In 2016, Angelababy played a major supporting role in Hollywood science fiction film, Independence Day: Resurgence. The same year, she was listed as one of Forbes' inaugural 30 under 30 Asian Celebrities under the film, music, television and sport category.

In 2017, Angelababy starred alongside Wallace Chung in the historical drama, General and I. Although the series was a commercial success, she received criticism for her acting.

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