Connor Leong

Liang Jingkang (Chinese: 梁靖康; pinyin: Liáng Jìngkāng; born 4 January 1994), also known as Leon Leong, formerly Connor Leong, is a Chinese actor and model. He is best known for his role as Feng Meizuo in the television series Meteor Garden (2018), which propelled him to fame in China and Asia.[1]

Leon Leong
Born (1994-01-04) 4 January 1994 (age 27)
NationalityChinese
Other namesLiang Jingkang
Alma materGuangzhou University
Occupation
Years active2017–present
AgentFeibao Media
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese梁靖康
Simplified Chinese梁靖康

Early life and educationEdit

Leong was born on 3 January 1994 in Shenzhen, Guangdong province of China. He attended South China Institute of Software Engineering in Guangzhou University. In college, he began modelling and filming advertisements.[1][2]

CareerEdit

2016–2017: BeginningsEdit

In 2016, Leong debuted as an actor in the historical comedy series Huang Fei Hong where he played the role as Gong Ting. He then starred in the short film Night Poet.[3] The same year, Leong was cast as a customer in the Chinese film adaptation of Midnight Diner directed by Tony Leung Ka-fai.[4][5]

In 2017, Leong starred in the fantasy romance film Cat Lover.[6] Leong also participated in the Youku variety show Super Idol, hosted by He Jiong.[7] The same year, he was cast by Angie Chai in the role of Feng Meizuo in the 2018 adaptation of Meteor Garden [8][9] Leong appeared in Harper's Bazaar China with his Meteor Garden costars Dylan Wang, Darren Chen, and Caesar Wu in the November issue.[citation needed]

2018–present: Rising popularityEdit

Leong rose to fame with his role as Feng Meizuo in the 2018 television series Meteor Garden, the remake of popular Taiwanese drama series Meteor Garden and based on the Japanese shōjo manga series Boys Over Flowers (花より男子, Hana Yori Dango) written by Yoko Kamio.[1][10]

In 2019, Leong starred in Another Me, a television drama based on the film Soul Mate (2016). He plays a guest role as the younger brother of the female lead.[11] The same year, he played the male lead in the youth sports drama Never Stand Still.[citation needed]

In 2020, Leong starred in the youth romance drama My Love, Enlighten Me.[12] He is set to star in the youth comedy drama Run For Young.[13]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2016 Night Poet 夜的诗人 Short film
2017 Cat Lover 猫妖传奇 Jiang Zhe
2019 Midnight Diner 深夜食堂 Qiu Fan
2021 My Sister 我的姐姐 [14]

Television seriesEdit

Year English title Chinese title Role Network Notes
2017 Huang Fei Hong 国士无双黄飞鸿 Gong Ting Tencent
2018 Meteor Garden 流星花园 Feng Meizuo Hunan TV
2019 Another Me 七月与安生 Jiu Yue iQiyi Guest appearance
Never Stand Still: Side By Side 极限S: 羽你同行 Ping An Tencent, Mango TV
2020 My Love, Enlighten Me 暖暖请多指教 Han Che Tencent
Run For Young 风犬少年的天空 Ma Tian
No Young Man Park 公园没有年轻人 Mi Chong
2021 The Witty First Half 机智的上半场 Youku

DiscographyEdit

Year English title Chinese title Album Notes
2018 "For You" N/A Meteor Garden OST with Dylan Wang, Darren Chen and Caesar Wu
"Creating Memories" 创造回忆
"Never Would’ve Thought Of" 从来没想到
"Star Counting Shooting Stars" 星星数流星

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2019 Golden Bud - The Fourth Network Film And Television Festival Best Actor Project 17: Side By Side Nominated [15]
Sina Fashion Awards Fashion Artist of the Year N/A Won [16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "LOOK: Meet Connor Leong as Meizuo on 'Meteor Garden'". ABS-CBN Corporation. 14 August 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  2. ^ 新版《流星花园》美作梁靖康,暖萌的广东男子. Toutiao (in Chinese). 18 July 2018.
  3. ^ 新流星花园美作扮演者是谁?梁靖康个人资料代表作. Toutiao (in Chinese). 2 December 2017.
  4. ^ 《流星花园》梁靖康登封面 (in Chinese). Xinhua News. 2 April 2018.
  5. ^ 梁家辉导演处女作《深夜食堂》定档. Mtime (in Chinese). July 3, 2019.
  6. ^ (猫妖传奇) 看绝色猫妖与小鲜肉上演人畜虐恋 (in Chinese). NetEase. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  7. ^ 《超次元偶像》梁靖康揭面 撞脸林宥嘉粉丝舔屏 (in Chinese). Netease. 29 May 2017.
  8. ^ 行走的胶原蛋白!《流星花园》全角色海报大曝光. Sina (in Chinese). 9 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Meet the new F4 and Shancai in the 2018 Meteor Garden TV reboot". The Straits Times. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  10. ^ 《流星花园》梁靖康感情成迷 促兄弟恋情花样百出. People.com (in Chinese). 16 August 2018.
  11. ^ 剧版《七月与安生》梁靖康出演暖萌“九月”. China Daily (in Chinese). 11 May 2018.
  12. ^ "《暖暖,请多指教》定档 梁靖康李凯馨演绎冷暖反差CP". Netease (in Chinese). May 6, 2020.
  13. ^ "《风犬少年的天空》张一白彭昱畅开启新一代青春元年". Netease (in Chinese). December 27, 2019.
  14. ^ "《我的姐姐》首曝海报 张子枫升级当姐姐". Xinhua News (in Chinese). July 28, 2020.
  15. ^ "金骨朵网络影视盛典提名揭晓 王一博肖战杨紫等入围". Ynet (in Chinese). November 25, 2019.
  16. ^ "梁靖康获2019风格大赏"年度时尚表现力艺人"大奖". Sina (in Chinese). December 10, 2019.

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