Ma Yashu (Chinese: 马雅舒; born 24 March 1977)[4][5][6] is a Chinese actress best known for her roles as Bai Lianhua and He Xiaoxi in the television series Journey to the West (2000) and The Story of Parents House (2008) respectively.

Ma Yashu
Born (1977-03-24) March 24, 1977 (age 45)[1][2][3]
Kunming, Yunnan, China
Alma materNational Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts
Years active1995–present
(m. 2006; div. 2009)
James Robert Hayes
(m. 2010)
RelativesAtina Robert (stepdaughter)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Early life and educationEdit

Ma was born in Kunming, Yunnan on March 24, 1977. In 1986 she was accepted to the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts.

Acting careerEdit

Ma made her film debut in Beijing Girl (1989), playing Jin Jing.

In 1995, Ma made her television debut in Legendary Life.

In 1996, she had a minor role as Bi Zhu in The Greatness of a Hero, which starred Sun Chengzheng as Di Renjie. That same year, she had a cameo appearance in the historical television series Heroes in Sui and Tang Dynasties, a television series adaptation based on the novel of the same name.

Ma starred in a television series called Journey to the West with Cao Rong, Huang Haibing, and Wu Jian. It is a sequel to Journey to the West.

In 2002 she co-starred with Nicky Wu and Athena Chu in the wuxia television series Treasure Raiders, adapted from Taiwanese novelist Gu Long's novel of the same title.

Ma had a supporting role in Fate in Tears and Laughter (2004), based on the novel by the same name by Zhang Henshui. She played a supporting role in Heroes on a Silk Road, starring Nicky Wu and Theresa Lee and directed by Chin Siu-ho.

In 2005, she appeared in The Legend of Hero, a Taiwanese television series adapted from the Hong Kong manhua series Chinese Hero: Tales of the Blood Sword by Ma Wing-shing. It was produced by Young Pei-pei and starred Peter Ho and Ady An in the leading roles. She starred with Nicky Wu, Chin Siu-ho and Alex To in Iron Fisted Drifter. She also appeared in Girls' Dairy, opposite Yang Zi.

Ma was cast as Zhao Yuhua in Prince to Pauper (2007), opposite Du Chun and Hawick Lau.

In 2008, she played the female lead role in Medic, alongside Deng Chao and Li Xiaoran. She starred as Chun Tao, reuniting her with co-star Jia Nailiang, who played her lover, in the TV drama Chun Tao's War.[7] She appeared in The Story of Parents House. She continued in the role in the 2011 television series The Story of Parents House 3, and 2016's The Story of Parents House 4.

Ma played Liu Qizhen, the lead role in He Liping's romantic television series Who Knows the Female of the Women (2010), costarring Hawick Lau. She co-starred with Chen Sicheng in Pretty Maid.[8]

In 2012, Ma had a lead role in the TV drama, Lock Dream.[9]

Ma took the lead role in the 2018 romantic comedy television series Nice to Meet You, alongside Zhang Ming'en, Wen Yongshan, Wei Qianxiang and Tang Mengjia.[10]

In 2019, it was reported that Ma was in talks to appear in the television series adaption of Jin Yong's wuxia novel Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils which will be directed by Yu Rongguang.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Ma was married to Nicky Wu in December 2006. They first met while appearing in a Chinese television series Treasure Raiders in 2001. They divorced on August 11, 2009.[12][13][14][15]

After a turbulent divorce, she remarried on June 27, 2010.[16] Her husband named James Robert Hayes (詹姆斯·罗伯特). The couple has a daughter named Mia (米雅) and a son named Aiden (爱登).[17][18] She has a stepdaughter named Atina Robert (阿蒂娜·罗伯特).[19]



Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
1989 Beijing Girl 北京小妞 Jin Jing


Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
1995 Legendary Life 传奇人生
1996 Heroes in Sui and Tang Dynasties 隋唐演义 Xiao Cui
The Greatness of a Hero 狄仁杰断案传奇 Bi Zhu
1998 喜鹊东南飞
Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio 聊斋
1999 Black Blood 黑血 Lu Mei
Princess Wencheng 文成公主 Bhrikuti
2000 乱世桃花 Hong Er
网事情缘 Li Yun
Journey to the West 西游记后传 Bai Lianhua
2001 人虫 Yang Xiaoxia
Treasure Raiders 萧十一郎 Feng Siniang
Legend of Chen Zhen 陈真后传 Li Chou
2002 女人汤 Mother Tang
少年王 Du Juan
2003 Heroes on a Silk Road 丝路豪侠 Bai Hua
Iron Fisted Drifter 铁拳浪子 Lan Jing
2004 The Legend of Hero 中华英雄 Ji Si
Fate in Tears and Laughter 啼笑因缘 Guan Xiugu
大清洗冤录 Yang Taohua
2005 Girls' Diary 女生日记 Teacher Luo
2006 爱了散了 Qiao Yu
2007 Shun Niang 顺娘 Chen Shunying
宁为女人 Zhou Huijun
Prince to Pauper 换子成龙 Zhao Yuhua
2008 The Story of Parents House 娘家的故事 He Xiaoxi
牌坊下的女人 Fang Jin
Medic 军医 Er Mei
2009 Pretty Maid 大丫鬟 Sang Caiqing
Chun Tao's War 春桃的战争 Chun Tao
Who Knows the Female of the Women 谁知女人心 Liu Qizhen
2010 裸婚 Lin Fei
Decent Women 良家妇女 Zhou Ruoyun
爱情有点蓝 Song Lixin
2011 郎本无情 Zhang Ruoyan
The Story of Parents House 3 娘家的故事3 He Xiaoxi
2012 The Mother's Heart 娘心 Xiao Yu
2013 Trapped 步步杀机 Qi Qingmei
Lock Dream 锁梦楼 Jin Feng
Gun Fire 枪火 Ma Shu
幸福绽放 Qi Wen
2016 Hero 英雄烈 Misaki Sato Keyco
The Story of Parents House 4 娘家的故事4 He Xiaoxi
2019 Demi-Gods and Semi-Devil 天龙八部 Li Qingluo
Nice to Meet You 只为遇见你 Mu Ziyun
2021 Demi-Gods and Semi-Devil 天龙八部 Li Qingluo


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