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Angela Yeung Wing
28 February 1989
|Alma mater||Notre Dame College|
(m. 2015; div. 2022)
Angela Yeung Wing (Chinese: 杨颖; pinyin: Yáng Yǐng; born 28 February 1989), better known by her stage name Angelababy, is a Hong Kong model, actress and singer. In 2013, she was chosen by Southern Metropolis Daily as one of the New Four Dan Actresses. In 2016, she won the Hundred Flowers Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the blockbuster film Mojin: The Lost Legend. She is a cast member of variety show Keep Running.
Angelababy was born in Shanghai, China to a Shanghainese mother and a father from Hong Kong, who is of half German and half Chinese descent. Her birth name is Yang Ying (Cantonese: 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 modelling 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 English, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Cantonese and Japanese.
Angelababy debuted as an actress in the movie Trivial 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 sang a duet with JJ Lin entitled "Bottom of the Heart" as part of the movie's soundtrack.
In 2012, Angelababy starred alongside Mark Chao in romance film 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. She then starred in both instalments of wuxia film Tai Chi, portraying a martial artist.
2013–2014: Rising popularity
In 2013, Angelababy starred in Tsui Hark's crime action film Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon. She won the Most Popular Actress award at the 21st Beijing College Student Film Festival for the film.
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 Keep Running member Michael Chen in romance film Love on the Cloud, which was a moderate success at the box office. Angelababy was crowned "Weibo Goddess" and "Weibo Queen" for the year 2014.
2015–present: International appearance and TV roles
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 became 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 criticised 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 the 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 drama was a commercial success, she received criticism for her acting and for using stunt doubles.
In 2018, she starred in the modern workplace drama Entrepreneurial Age alongside Huang Xuan.
In 2019, Angelababy starred in the modern drama My True Friend as a property agent alongside Deng Lun.
In 2021, Angelababy was cast in the drama Twilight alongside Ren Jialun.
Angelababy had been dating Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming, who is 12 years her senior, for six years, but their relationship was not revealed to the public until February 2014. On 27 May 2015, they obtained their marriage certificate in Qingdao, China and their wedding banquet took place in Shanghai on 8 October 2015. The wedding banquet was reported to be one of the most lavish in China's history with a reported estimate of US$31 million.
In October 2016, Huang and Angelababy announced her pregnancy. She gave birth to their son on 17 January 2017 at the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital.
She has over a hundred million followers on Weibo as of June 2021, making her one of the most widely followed celebrities on the Chinese microblogging platform.
On January 28, 2022, Huang and Angelababy announced their divorce.
Business and philanthropy
Angelababy has invested in several businesses; including a nail parlour, a café (with fellow Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Ka-fai) and a lifestyle store.
In 2015, she set up her own venture capital fund, AB Capital. She then bought shares in Chinese overseas purchasing e-commerce site Ymatou and beverage brand HeyJuice.
In 2016, Angelababy entered the Hurun Philanthropy List, the youngest to be included. She and husband Huang Xiaoming donated US$2.6 million to a charity program initiated by Huang to help university graduates start a business or seek employment.
In 2020, Angelababy and Huang Xiaoming donated CN¥200,000 to hospital relief efforts related to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic in Hubei.
In 2021, Angelababy invested in an entertainment company, Cool Style, which was set up by Media Asia and Louis Koo's One Cool Group. Cool Style's business scope includes artist management and related businesses aiming to cultivate new forces with abundant resources and platforms.
In March 2021, Angelababy expressed her support for cotton from Xinjiang, after several companies stopped purchasing the cotton due to concerns about human rights violations.
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Role||Notes|
|2006||Under The Lion Rock Band Cream||狮子山下菊带霜||student|
|2007||Trivial Matters||破事儿||Tak Nga|
|2009||Short of Love||矮仔多情||Angel|
|G-Force||超鼠特攻||Voice-dubbed (Cantonese version)|
|2010||All's Well, Ends Well 2010||花田喜事2010||Princess Pearl of Flowerland|
|Hot Summer Days||全城热恋||Xiao Qi|
|2011||All's Well, Ends Well 2011||最強喜事||Better||Cameo|
|Tangled||魔髮奇緣||Rapunzel||Voice-dubbed (Cantonese version)|
|The Founding of a Party||建党伟业||Xiao Fengxian|
|Love in Space||全球热恋||Huang Mudan|
|Love You You||夏日乐悠悠||Xia Mi|
|2012||A Simple Life||桃姐||Herself||Cameo|
|First Time||第一次||Song Shiqiao|
|Black & White Episode I: The Dawn of Assault||痞子英雄||Fan Ning|
|Tai Chi 0||太极1：之零开始||Chen Yuniang|
|Tai Chi Hero||太极2: 英雄崛起||Chen Yuniang|
|Crimes of Passion||一场风花雪月的事||Yue Yue|
|Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon||狄仁杰之神都龙王||Yin Ruiji|
|Double Cities||双城记||Short film|
|The Best is Always Here||最好的，一直都在||Short film; Cameo|
|Who Is Your Dish 2013||谁是你的菜2013||Princess Le||Short film|
|2014||Temporary Family||失戀急讓||Lui Yuen-ping|
|Rise of the Legend||黃飛鴻之英雄有夢||Xiao Hua|
|Love on the Cloud||微爱之渐入佳境||Chen Xi|
|You Are My Sunshine||何以笙簫默||He Yimei|
|Bride Wars||新娘大作战||He Jing|
|Hitman: Agent 47||代號47||Diana Burnwood|
|Mojin: The Lost Legend||鬼吹灯之寻龙诀||Ding Sitian|
|2016||Kill Time||谋杀似水年华||Tian Xiaomai|
|Independence Day: Resurgence||天煞—地球反擊戰2||Rain Lao|
|League of Gods||封神传奇||Lan Die|
|See You Tomorrow||摆渡人||Ah Yu|
|Love O2O||微微一笑很倾城||Bei Weiwei|
|2020||I Remember||明天你是否依然爱我||Zhao Ximan|
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Role||Notes|
|2010||Tweet Love Story||恋爱对白 (恋するセリフ)||Li Zi|
|2015||Love Yunge from the Desert||大汉情缘之云中歌||Hou Yunge|
|2017||General and I||孤芳不自赏||Bai Pingting|
|2018||Entrepreneurial Age||创业时代||Na Lan|
|2019||My True Friend||我的真朋友||Cheng Zhenzhen|
|2020||A Murderous Affair in Horizon Tower||摩天大楼||Zhong Meibao|
|2022||The Wind Blows From Longxi||风起陇西||Liu Ying|
|2022||Love The Way You Are||爱情应该有的样子||Yin Yi Ke|
生活在别处的我 太极3:巅峰在望 渴望生活
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Role||Notes|
|2009||Beautiful Cooking||美女廚房||Contestant||TVB variety show|
|2014–present||Keep Running||奔跑吧||Cast member|
|2017||King of Glory||王者出击|
|Year||English title||Original title||Album||Notes|
|2010||"Beauty Survivor"||Japanese single|
|"Love Never Stops"|
|"Everyday's A Beautiful Story"|
|2011||"Bottom of the Heart"||海底之心||Love You You OST||with JJ Lin|
|2012||"Can We Smile Together"||都要微笑好吗||First Time OST|
|"Happy Together"||with Aarif Rahman|
|2015||"Today You Will Marry Me"||今天你要嫁给我||Bride Wars OST||with Ni Ni, Chen Xiao & Zhu Yawen|
|"Green Skirt"||绿罗裙||Love Yunge from the Desert OST|
|2019||"Snow Flower Poem"||雪花赋||Performance for CCTV Spring Gala|
|"Run for the Dream"||造亿万吨光芒||Keep Running theme song||with Li Chen, Zheng Kai, Zhu Yawen, Wang Yanlin, Lucas Wong and Song Yuqi|
|2020||"With You by My Side"||有你在身边||Charity song for Coronavirus|
Awards and nominations
|2012||Fashion Power Awards||Trendy Public Figure||N/A||Won|
|Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best Red Carpet Style||Won|
|2013||China's Women Media Awards||Breakthrough Female||Won|
|Bazaar Jewelry Night||Charity Star Award||Won|
|Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers Awards||Most Charismatic Actress||Won|
|9th Huading Awards||Most Popular Actress Elected by Media||Won|
|13th Chinese Film Media Awards||Most Anticipated Actress||First Time||Won|
|1st China International Film Festival London||Best Actress||Crimes of Passion||Nominated|
|2014||21st Beijing College Student Film Festival||Most Popular Actress||Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon||Won|
|14th Chinese Film Media Awards||Most Anticipated Actress||Nominated|
|3rd iQiyi All-Star Carnival||Asian All-Rounded Idol||N/A||Won|
|2015||Weibo Awards Ceremony||Weibo Goddess||Won|
|Cosmo Beauty Ceremony||Beautiful Idol Award||Won|
|4th iQiyi All-Star Carnival||Rising Achievement Award||Won|
|2016||19th Huading Awards||Best Actress (Ancient Drama)||Love Yunge from the Desert||Nominated|
|33rd Hundred Flowers Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Mojin: The Lost Legend||Won|
|8th Macau International Movie Festival||Best Actress||Kill Time||Nominated|
|Weibo Awards Ceremony||Outstanding Charity Figure||N/A||Won|
|2017||Toutiao Awards||Popular Actress of the Year||Won|
|Most Commercially Valuable Celebrity||Won|
|2018||Weibo Award Ceremony||Philanthropy Contribution Award||Won|
|Hot Search Artist||Won|
|12th Tencent Video Star Awards||VIP Star||Won|
|Toutiao Awards||All-Rounded Artist||Won|
|2019||Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers Awards||Most Charismatic Actress||Won|
|6th The Actors of China Award Ceremony||Best Actress (Emerald Category)||My True Friend||Nominated|
|24th Asian Television Awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Nominated|
|Golden Bud – The Fourth Network Film And Television Festival||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Cosmo Glam Night||Person of The Year (Dream)||N/A||Won|
|16th Esquire Man at His Best Awards||Most Popular Actress||N/A||Won|
|2020||Weibo Awards Ceremony||Weibo Goddess||N/A||Won|
Forbes China Celebrity 100
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