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Annie Chen
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Chen in November 2022
Born (1989-04-28) 28 April 1989 (age 34)
Dongshi District, Taichung, Taiwan
Occupation Actress, host, model
Years active 2007−present
Spouse(s)
George Hu
(m. 2023)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 陳庭妮
Simplified Chinese 陈庭妮
Hanyu Pinyin Chén Tíngnī

Annie Chen Ting-ni (Chinese: 陳庭妮; born 28 April 1989) is a Taiwanese actress, host and model.

She was the first person to win at the Kaiwo Phantasy Star Catwalk Girl modeling contest in 2007. A year later, she made her acting debut in Prince + Princess 2, playing the lead role Zhao Ke Rou.

Early life

Chen was born on 28 April 1989, in Taichung, Taiwan. She is an only child. Chen has stated in interviews that she was conceived through in vitro fertilization because her parents had a difficult time conceiving a child naturally. Her father owned a wholesale frozen poultry business in Taichung that went bankrupt in 2010 due to the bird flu virus outbreak that year in Taiwan. She attended Viator Catholic High School (衛道中學) for junior high school and graduated from Shin Min High School (新民高中). She studied finance at Kainan University and began to work during her senior year. She then moved to Hsing Wu University of Science and Technology, Department of Finance, where she applied for leave because of her work.

Career

陳庭妮
Chen in 2010

2007−2008: Modeling and acting debut

Chen is 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) tall. During her post-secondary years, she joined a modeling competition where she won the championship title at The First Kaiwo "Phantasy Star" CatwalkGirl contest in 2007. The selection process was between June 18 to August 18 of 2007. After winning, she began to work at the Catwalk Production House and get more opportunities, which includes being an MTV Taiwan VJ host, advertising endorser of various products, and a well-known magazine cover model.

In 2008, she gets her first recognition as an actress after starring in Judy Chou's music video, who came a runner-up in the One Million Star singing competition. Subsequently, she starred on her first acting career in CTS' Prince + Princess 2 as the female lead, Zhao Kerou.

2009−2011: Television series

In 2009, she starred in Will Pan's song entitled "Silence Room for Rent" (寂屋出租) included in his 007 album. She was also cast in CTV's Momo Love as Zhang Kaili, Chen Qi's (Ken Chu) girlfriend.

Chen got her second and third leading roles in a television series during 2010. One is Happy and Love Forever (幸福一定强), the first series of Happy of the Rings trilogy of Anhui TV, with Ming Dao and Li Yi Feng. She played the character of Pan Xiao Nuo, a girl who coincidentally met Yin Ding Qiang after her ex-boyfriend's betrayal towards her. The next series is CTS' Volleyball Lover with Godfrey Gao. She portrayed the role of Xin Haijing, Bai Qian Rui's childhood friend and a volleyball player. In addition, Chen also starred in Life Drama Exhibition Public Television's Goodbye (再見全壘打) as Zhao Zhong Ci.

Chen, along with Ming Dao, guest starred in the second series of Happy of the Rings trilogy entitled Sunny Happiness in 2011, continuing her relationship with Yin Ding Qiang, now as a wife. She, then, played a supporting role in CTS' Material Queen as Sa Xia.

At the end of the year 2011, Chen was cast as the main female lead of SETTV television series' Inborn Pair as Song Yi Jie.

2012−2013: Love Now and Love Around

For the third time, Chen and Dao portrayed their roles in Happy and Love Forever as a loving couple, and acted along with Mike He and Janine Chang, the casts of Sunny Happiness, in the third and last series of Happy of the Rings trilogy entitled Happy Michelin Kitchen.

After Chen's successful drama with Chris Wang on Inborn Pair in 2012, she started filming Love, Now in Boracay, Philippines with her new leading man, George Hu. Chen plays the character of Yang Yi-ru, a workaholic person who went on vacation and coincidentally meets Lan Shi-de. The series was successful as both the drama and Chen's pairing with George Hu received positive reviews.

Right after their successful team-up on March 5, 2013, Chen and Hu paired up once again on their new television series, Love Around starting on June 9, 2013. SETTV. All 21 episodes of the drama remained number one in its time slot throughout its airing.

2014−present

Chen started 2014 mainly concentrating on modeling work. In February, during early develops she turned down the lead role for SETTV drama Love Met Cupid in order to let her contract with Sanlih E-Television expire and not renew it. The drama would later become Pleasantly Surprised, which became a hit.

After taking almost a year hiatus from acting she returned to the small screen in late 2014 with the TVBS drama Boysitter. The drama is about a single unwed mother played by Chen who has to decide if she will take back her irresponsible ex-boyfriend and father of her child played by River Huang or be with her more mature and reliable co-worker played by Melvin Sia.

In 2016, she acted in the Taiwanese film White Lies, Black Lies.

Personal life

In January 2022, Chen and actor George Hu announced their engagement on Instagram. The couple had worked together on the 2012 television series Love, Now and the 2013 drama Love Around.

They married in the United States in July 2023.

Filmography

Television series

Year English title Original title Role Notes
2008 Prince + Princess 2 王子看見二公主 Zhao Ke-rou
2009 Momo Love 桃花小妹 Zhang Kai-li
2010 Happy and Love Forever 幸福一定强 Pan Xiao-nuo
2010 Volleyball Lover 我的排隊情人 Xin Hai-jing
2010 Goodbye 再見全壘打 Zhao Zhong-ci
2011 Sunny Happiness 幸福最晴天 Pan Xiao-nuo
2011 Material Queen 拜金女王 Sha Xia
2011 Inborn Pair 真愛找麻煩 Song Yi-jie
2012 Happy Michelin Kitchen 幸福三颗星 Pan Xiao-nuo
2012 Love, Now 真愛趁現在 Yang Yi-ru
2013 Love Around 真愛黑白配 Liang Xiao-shu
2014 Boysitter 俏摩女搶頭婚 Yuan Fei
2015 Be With Me 舞吧舞吧在一起 Chen Ting-ni
2016 Rock Records in Love - The Last Gentleness 滾石愛情故事-最後一次溫柔 Shen Yen-Ju
2016 Nie Xiaoqian 聶小倩 Nie Xiaoqian / Luo Xiao-qing
2016 Golden Darling 原來1家人 Chiung Chiung
2017 The Long Goodbye 公視人生劇展-告別 Hsiung Pao-er
2018 My Goddess 種菜女神 Tian Li-yun
2019 Return the World to You 歸還世界給你 Ouyang Xizi
2019 Endless Love 天堂的微笑 Yuan Fei Special appearance
2020 Rebirth of Shopping Addict 我不是購物狂 Huang Yan-nan
2021 Tears on Fire 火神的眼淚 Hsu Zi-ling
2022 No Regrets in Life 愛情發生在三天後 Ning You-zhu
2022 Best Interest 2 最佳利益2-決戰利益 Yu Zhi-qi
2023-present Lego Friends: The Next Chapter - Liann Main voice role, YouTube streaming series

Film

Date English title Original title Role Notes
2011 Clear Honey Star Experience - Female Version 清蜜星體驗 - 女生版 Ann Short film
2013 At This Moment - Love It 2013 這一刻,愛吧2013 Ren Xin Yi Short film
2016 White Lies, Black Lies 失控謊言 Chuang Mei-yu
2017 Pigeon Tango 盜命師 Barbie
2018 More than Blue 比悲傷更悲傷的故事 Cindy
2019 Dark Is the Night 黯夜 Yuan Fang Television
2019 The Insideman 緝毒風暴 Lin Xiaoxiao
2021 Terrorizers 青春弒戀 Monica
2021 McCafé: From a Cup of Coffee McCafé 從喝杯咖啡開始 Emily Short film
0TBA Day Off 本日公休

Music video appearances

Year Song title Artist
2008 "Lonely Box" (寂寞包廂) Judy Chou
2009 "Silence Room for Rent" (寂屋出租) Will Pan
2013 "Happiness Is Not A Love Song" (幸福不是情歌) Rene Liu
2013 "Chorus Is Ever Touching" (副歌別再那麼動人) Ming Dao
2017 "Do Not Disturb" (請不要打擾我們的愛) George Hu
2018 "Yi Yan Yi Sheng" (一眼一生) Shin
2019 "Nutrients" (泥土) Rainie Yang
2022 "Blame" (我怨) A-Lin

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012 Sanlih Drama Awards Best Actress Inborn Pair Won
2012 Sanlih Drama Awards Best Actress Love, Now Won
2012 Sanlih Drama Awards Best Screen Couple (with Chris Wang) Inborn Pair Won
2012 Sanlih Drama Awards Best Kiss (with George Hu) Love, Now Won
2013 Sanlih Drama Awards Best Actress Love Around Won
2016 53rd Golden Horse Awards Best New Performer White Lies, Black Lies Nominated
2017 52nd Golden Bell Awards Best Leading Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film The Long Goodbye Nominated
2021 58th Golden Horse Awards Best Supporting Actress Terrorizers Nominated
2022 57th Golden Bell Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series Tears on Fire Nominated

See also

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