|Birthday||Sep 09, 1991|
|Also Known as||Mie Mie, 咩咩, 楊洋, 軍藝校草, 楊不修|
Yang Yang is a Chinese actor born in Shanghai. He graduated from the Department of Dance in People’s Liberation Army Arts College.
In December 2007, he was personally handpicked by the director Li Shao Hong to play the lead role of Jia Bao Yu in “The Dream of Red Mansions.” This was his debut drama, for which he won the Best New Actor at the BQ Celebrity Score Awards.
On April 29, 2014, Yang ended his contract of seven years with his company Rosat Entertainment.
In 2015, Yang started to gain recognition for his performance in “The Left Ear”, a coming-of-age film also the directorial debut of Alec Su. The film was a box-office hit.
He then participated in the travel-reality show “Divas Hit the Road, ” a huge topic online when it aired and helped Yang top the “2015 Chinese Reality Show Star Ranking.” Yang played the male lead in the youth sports drama “The Whirlwind Girl,” which gained one of the highest viewership ratings of the year.
He starred in the youth romance drama “Love O2O,” based on Gu Man’s novel of the same name. The drama was an international hit and is the most viewed modern drama in China. Following the airing of “Love O2O,” Yang experienced a huge surge in popularity and successfully broke into the mainstream.
He next starred in the romance film “I Belonged to You” which was a huge success and broke the box-office sales record for mainland-produced romance films. He was named as one of the Top 10 Chinese celebrities with the most commercial value by CBN Weekly.
At the 2016 Rio Olympics, he was the torch bearer representing Chinese athletes and he was the youngest actor to do so by the age of 24. In January 2016, Yang became the first artist to be featured on the China Post postage stamp. On February 19, 2017, Yang had his wax figure of himself displayed at Madame Tussauds Shanghai. His second wax figure was displayed at Madame Tussauds in Beijing on July 19, 2017.
Yang attended the Women in Motion Talk at 70th Cannes Film Festival in May 2017 as the ambassador for Kering Luxury Group. He was ranked 5th on the 2017 Forbes China Celebrity 100 list, 27th in 2019, and 44th in 2020.