kids encyclopedia robot

Chen Bolin facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Chen Bolin
Chen Bolin 20220611.jpg
Chen in June 2022
Born (1983-08-27) August 27, 1983 (age 40)
Other names Wilson Chen
Alma mater Jinwen University of Science and Technology
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999 (1999)–present
Agent Invincible Plan
BM+ Entertainment (2015-)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Hanyu Pinyin Chén Bólín
Jyutping Can4 Paak3 Lam4
Hokkien POJ Tân Peh-lîm

Chen Bolin (Chinese: ; pinyin: Chén Bólín; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tân Peh-lîm; born 27 August 1983), also known as Wilson Chen, is a Taiwanese actor.

Early life and education

Chen was born on 27 August 1983. While in high school, Chen participated in the Taiwanese variety show Red Versus White [zh] due to his similarity to Takeshi Kaneshiro. He attended Jinwen University of Science and Technology.


Chen first gained attention with his debut film Blue Gate Crossing, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and received positive reviews. His supporting roles in Hong Kong films, such as The Twins Effect II, A Chinese Tall Story and Kung Fu Dunk pushed his stardom to regions beyond Taiwan.

Chen rose to prominence in 2011. He was nominated for the Best Actor award at the Deauville Asian Film Festival for his performance in the independent drama film Buddha Mountain. The same year, he won the Golden Bell Award for Best Actor with his memorable performance in the hit drama In Time with You. On January 6, 2012, Chen appeared in a Taiwanese game show, All Pass (based on FOX's game show Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?) and became the only person to win the NT$100,000 (about US$3,300) grand prize; Chen faced the question during the taping, "Name the person who said the phrase: "There are three ups, on a pillow, a saddle, and the toilet.", to which he gave the correct answer Ouyang Xiu. When host Chang Hsiao-yen questioned Chen on how he got the answer, he recalled reading one of Xiu's books despite being unsure on what to give for the answer.

Chen won the "Outstanding Performance" award at the 2013 Chinese Film Media Awards for the romance film Snowfall in Taipei. The following year, he starred in the road trip comedy The Continent, directed by Han Han.

In 2015, Chen signed with BM+ Entertainment, for his foray into the Korean entertainment industry. The same year, he starred in 20 Once Again, the Chinese remake of the hit Korean film Miss Granny. The film grossed 32,350,000 USD and set the box office record for Korean-Chinese co-produced films.

Chen then starred in two Chinese-Korean co-productions - black comedy film Bad Guys Always Die opposite Son Ye-jin, and romantic comedy film Life Risking Romance with Ha Ji-won.

In 2016, Chen paired up with Song Ji-hyo in the Chinese version of We Got Married, a virtual reality program which pairs celebrities together as a couple. The same year, he joined the cast of Korean drama Monster.

In 2017, Chen starred in The Dreaming Man, a romantic comedy film produced by Disney.



Year English title Chinese (S) title Role Notes
2002 Blue Gate Crossing 蓝色大门 Zhang Shihao
2004 Love of May 五月之恋 Ah Lei
20 30 40 rock musician Cameo
The Twins Effect II 千机变II花都大战 Blockhead
Last Love First Love 最后的爱,最初的爱 Ah De
2005 A Chinese Tall Story 情癫大圣 Sun Wukong
Bug Me Not! 虫不知 Hyland
About Love 恋爱地图 Yao
See Ghost 10 见鬼10 Tak Zai
2006 Sugar & spice: Fûmi zekka 蜜糖与调味:风味绝佳 Mike
Tripping 神游情人 Ah Ming / Hai Sheng
Silk 诡丝 Shou Ren
McDull, the Alumni 春田花花同学会 Xiao Bailing's boyfriend
Waiting in the Dark 在黑暗中等待相遇 Akihiro Oishi
2008 Kung Fu Dunk 大灌篮 Ding Wei
PK.COM.CN 谁说青春不能错 Ji Yinchuan
Give Love 爱得起 Yat-tong
2009 Snowfall in Taipei 台北飘雪 Xiao Mo
My Airhostess Roommate 恋爱前规则 Liu Fei
Gasp 气喘吁吁 Li Xinhong
L-O-V-E 愛到底 Waiter Cameo
2010 Buddha Mountain 觀音山 Ding Bo
Kung Fu Hip-Hop 2 精舞门2 Le Tian
2011 Lovesick 恋爱恐慌症 Lu Zhehan
2012 Silent Code BBS鄉民的正義 Yan Zhengyu
CZ12 十二生肖 Wu Qing Cameo
2013 Machi Action 变身超人 Tie Nan / Superhero Fly
Campus Confidential 追爱大布局 Wu Quanshun
2014 Lock Me Up, Tie Him Down 完美假妻168 Cameo
The Continent 后会无期 Jiang He
Dive in 2014 這一刻,愛吧! 2014
2015 20 Once Again 重返20岁 Tan Ziming
Bad Guys Always Die 坏蛋必须死 Qiang Zi
Go Lala Go 2 杜拉拉追婚记 Chen Feng
Surprise 万万没想到 Tang Sen
2016 Distance 再见,在也不见 Chen Mingde / Chen Zhibin / Manager Chen
Life Risking Romance 致命恋爱 Jason Chen
2017 The Dreaming Man 假如王子睡着了 Zheng Tianchou

Television series

Year English title Chinese (S) title Role Notes
1999 Robbers and Angels 强盗与天使
2002 Speed Youth 极速青春 Bo Lin
2003 Crystal Boys 孽子 Youth in Bar Cameo
2007 Tokyo Tower 东京塔 Leo
Tatta ichido no Yuki: Sapporo 1972 一度の雪 SAPPORO・1972 Sun Taisheng / Sun Weizhong
2009 Marriage of Women with Different Blood Groups 4大血型女结婚秘诀之O型 Zhang Aidi
2010 Modern People 摩登新人类 Ling Jie
2011 In Time with You 我可能不会爱你 Li Daren
2012 All Pass 百萬小學堂 Contestant Contestant, won NT$100,000 top prize.
2016 Monster 몬스터 Michael Chang Guest appearance
2018 The King of Blaze 火王 Chung Tʻien
2019 Crocodile and Plover Bird 鳄鱼与牙签鸟 Zhou Erwen
2020 Jian Ai Nan Nu 鉴爱男女 Cameo

Variety show

Year English title Chinese (S) title Role Notes
2016 We Are in Love 我们相爱吧 Cast member with Song Ji-hyo
2017 Divas Hit the Road 花儿与少年 Season 3


Year English title Chinese (S) title Album Notes
2010 "If It Can Be Earlier" 如果可以早一点 Kung Fu Hip-Hop 2 OST
2011 "I Will Not Like You" 我不会喜欢你 In Time with You OST

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012 47th Golden Bell Awards Best Actor In Time with You Won
2013 15th Chinese Film Media Awards Outstanding Performance Snowfall in Taipei Won
2015 10th Seoul International Drama Awards Asia Star Grand Award N/A Won

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Chen Bolin para niños

National Hispanic Heritage Month on Kiddle
Prominent Hispanic scientists
Severo Ochoa
Sarah Stewart
Mario J. Molina
Rodolfo Llinás
F. J. Duarte
kids search engine
Chen Bolin Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.