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Darren Chen
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Beijing Mengyang Film and Television Signed Actor
Born
Guan Hong

15 January 1995 (1995-01-15) (age 26)
Nationality Taiwanese
Alma mater Taipei Municipal Heping High School
Occupation Actor
Years active 2016–present
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 67kg
Darren Chen
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese 鸿

Guan Hong (Chinese: 官鴻; pinyin: Guān Hóng, born 15 January 1995), also known as Kuan Hong or Darren Chen, is a Taiwanese actor and model. He is best known for his roles in Meteor Garden (2018), My Unicorn Girl, The Sleuth of the Ming Dynasty (2020), No Boundary season 1 (2021) and No Boundary season 2 (2021).

Early life and education

Darren Chen was born on January 15, 1995 in Taiwan. He graduated from the Taipei Municipal Heping High School.

Career

2016–2018: Beginnings and rising popularity

In 2016, Chen made his acting debut as Lin Yutang in the youth fantasy web series Proud of Love and its sequel.

In 2017, Chen was cast in the role of Huaze Lei by Angie Chai in the 2018 adaptation of Meteor Garden, based on the Japanese shōjo manga series Boys Over Flowers (花より男子 , Hana Yori Dango) written by Yoko Kamio. He appeared in Harper's Bazaar China with his Meteor Garden costars Dylan Wang, Connor Leong, and Caesar Wu in the November issue. The series was first broadcast in Hunan TV in 9 July 2018, and Chen rose to fame. The same year was confirmed to make his big screen debut with a guest appearance in the romance comedy film Oversize Love.

2019–present: Leading roles

In 2019, Chen was cast in his first leading role in the historical mystery drama The Sleuth of the Ming Dynasty, produced by Jackie Chan. The series premiered on iQiyi on April 1, 2020. The same year, he starred in the youth sports drama My Unicorn Girl.

Filmography

Film

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes/Ref.
2020 Oversize Love 月半爱丽丝 Huang Ke

Television series

Year English title Chinese title Role Network Notes/Ref.
2016 Proud of Love 别那么骄傲 Lin Yutang Youku
2017 Proud of Love 2 别那么骄傲2 Lin Yutang
2018 Meteor Garden 流星花园 Huaze Lei Hunan TV
2020 The Sleuth of the Ming Dynasty 成化十四年 Tang Fan iQiyi
My Unicorn Girl 盔甲上的少女 Wen Bing
Yu Zhao Ling 玉昭令 Zhan Hong

Discography

Year English title Chinese title Album Notes/Ref.
2018 "For You" N/A Meteor Garden 2018 OST with Dylan Wang, Connor Leong and Caesar Wu.
"Creating Memories" 创造回忆
"Never Would've Thought of" 从来没想到
"The Tenderness Behind the Flower" 花背后的温柔
2020 "Mortal World " 凡尘 The Sleuth of the Ming Dynasty OST
"Late at Night" 夜阑珊 with Fu Mengbo and Liu Yaoyuan
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