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Mao Xiaotong (Chinese: 毛晓彤, born 16 February 1988), also known as Rachel Momo, is a Chinese actress. She is best known for her supporting roles in Empresses in the Palace (2012), Love O2O (2016) and The Princess Weiyoung (2016).

Mao Xiaotong
小资红毯 毛晓彤.jpg
Born (1988-02-16) 16 February 1988 (age 31)
Other namesRachel Momo
Alma materCentral Academy of Drama
Years active2010–present
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese


Early life and educationEdit

Mao took keyboard and vocal lessons since youth, and has gone on to learn competitive ballroom dancing such as Latin dance and dancesport. She studied performing arts at Central Academy of Drama.[1]


Mao Xiaotong started to get recognition after appearing as a supporting role in Empresses in the Palace (2013), a critically acclaimed historical drama starring Sun Li.[2] In 2012, she starred in wuxia drama The Magic Blade and was nominated at the LeTV Awards for Best New Actress for her performance.[3]

Mao subsequently gained more recognition for her role as Zhong Ling in The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils (2013).[4] Thereafter Mao also starred in Sword Family Women (2014), The Romance of the Condor Heroes (2014) and Love Yunge from the Desert (2015).[5][6][7]

In 2016, Mao gained more popularity for playing notable supporting roles in popular dramas Love O2O and The Princess Weiyoung.[8][9]

In 2017, Mao played her first leading role in Hunan TV's romantic comedy drama Delicious Destiny.[10]

In 2018, Mao was cast in the adventure suspense drama The Lost Tomb Reboot, based on the novel Daomu Biji.[11]

In 2019, Mao was cast in the female-centric modern drama Nothing But Thirty.[12]



Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2015 Fighting Youth 我是奋青 Su Shi [13]
TBA Zui + Pai Dang 醉+拍档 Female police [14]

Television seriesEdit

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2010 Detective 女神捕 Liu'er [15]
2011 Silly Youth 傻春 young Zhao Subu [16]
Night Falls in Chang'an 叶落长安 Bai Mudan
2012 Empresses in the Palace 甄嬛传 Noble Lady Ying
The Magic Blade 天涯明月刀 Nangong Ling
2013 The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils 天龙八部 Zhong Ling
2014 The Home of Lady 淑女之家 Zeng Linggan [17]
Sword Family Women 刀客家族的女人 Yang Wenjun
Love is Back 爱情回来了 Bao Niannian [18]
New Snow Leopard 雪豹坚强岁月 Xiao Ya [19]
The Romance of the Condor Heroes 神雕侠侣 Guo Fu
2015 Love Yunge from the Desert 大汉情缘之云中歌 Empress Shang Guan
Miss Unlucky 乌鸦嘴妙女郎 Bei Lili [20]
The Gold Matchmaker 2 金牌红娘2 Jin Linglong [21]
2016 Love O2O 微微一笑很倾城 Er Xi
The Princess Weiyoung 锦绣未央 Li Changru
2017 Be With You 不得不爱 Yao Yao [22]
Delicious Destiny 美味奇缘 Song Jiaming
TBA My Robot Boyfriend 我的机器人男友 Jiang Mengyan [23]
The Fated General 大漠驃騎—霍去病 Wu Cai [24]
Who's not Rebellious Youth 谁的青春不叛逆 Tang Shi [25]
Magical Legend 平妖传之天书奇谭 Hu Yong'er [26]
The Lost Tomb Reboot 盗墓笔记重启 Wang Haotian
Nothing But Thirty 三十而已 Zhong Xiaoqin

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2016 8th China TV Drama Awards Most Charismatic Actor on the Screen The Princess Weiyoung Won [27]


  1. ^ 毛晓彤走红经历曝光. Xinhua News Agency (in Chinese). April 26, 2016.
  2. ^ 《甄嬛传》热播 毛晓彤出演采苹瑛贵人惹人怜. NetEase (in Chinese). December 20, 2011.
  3. ^ 《天涯明月刀》完美收官 毛晓彤成新一代南宫翎. Sohu (in Chinese). July 17, 2012.
  4. ^ 新《天龙八部》热播 毛晓彤被封“素颜萌女”. Tencent (in Chinese). December 24, 2013.
  5. ^ 《刀客家族的女人》热播 毛晓彤颠覆自我. Sohu (in Chinese). May 23, 2014.
  6. ^ 新版《神雕侠侣》毛晓彤饰芙妹更加柔美. Sina (in Chinese). December 3, 2014.
  7. ^ "毛晓彤《云中歌》疑与Angelababy反目". Sina (in Chinese). August 31, 2015.
  8. ^ 毛晓彤新剧出演反派 微微一笑完美收官. NetEase (in Chinese). September 8, 2016.
  9. ^ 毛晓彤《锦绣未央》颠覆 演高能反派. Sina (in Chinese). November 17, 2016.
  10. ^ "《美味奇缘》首播 Mike毛晓彤"不打不相识"初尝甜蜜". iFeng (in Chinese). September 12, 2017.
  11. ^ 《盗墓笔记重启之极海听雷》官宣 毛晓彤演绎白昊天. JNNC (in Chinese). January 16, 2019.
  12. ^ "都市女性话题剧 《三十而已》开机:江疏影童瑶毛晓彤联手击破30岁焦虑". ifeng (in Chinese). July 21, 2019.
  13. ^ 《我是奋青》特辑 毛晓彤成奋青代言人. Sina (in Chinese). August 7, 2015.
  14. ^ 秦俊杰毛晓彤牵手电影《醉+拍档》 当大使呼吁守交规. China News (in Chinese). December 20, 2016.
  15. ^ 电视剧《女神捕》女二号易主 毛晓彤接替方安娜. Sina (in Chinese). October 12, 2009.
  16. ^ 《傻春》央视热播 毛晓彤为人仗义倍受喜爱. Tencent (in Chinese). August 31, 2011.
  17. ^ 《淑女之家》将播 毛晓彤清丽形象惹人爱(图). Xinhua News Agency (in Chinese). February 26, 2015.
  18. ^ 《爱情回来了》收官 毛晓彤爆对其意义重. Sina (in Chinese). August 5, 2014.
  19. ^ 《雪豹坚强岁月》获赞 毛晓彤情定张若昀. Sina (in Chinese). September 6, 2014.
  20. ^ 《乌鸦嘴妙女郎》获赞 网友力捧“解压神剧”. ifeng (in Chinese). November 27, 2015.
  21. ^ 《金牌红娘2》热播 毛晓彤婚服造型惊艳. Sohu (in Chinese). January 28, 2016.
  22. ^ 毛晓彤化身"段子手" 《不得不爱》上演妙语连珠. Netease (in Chinese). July 7, 2015.
  23. ^ 《我的机器人男友》姜潮毛晓彤上演“人机恋. Xinhua (in Chinese). March 19, 2018.
  24. ^ 《霍去病》曝全阵容海报 张若昀毛晓彤领衔. Netease (in Chinese). January 20, 2017.
  25. ^ 《谁的青春不叛逆》曝定妆照 毛晓彤变身都市御姐. Sina (in Chinese). February 21, 2017.
  26. ^ 毛晓彤《平妖传之天书奇谭》开机 戏里戏外都是硬核少女. Huanqiu (in Chinese). August 6, 2018.
  27. ^ 国剧盛典罗晋绕弯表白唐嫣 李荣浩秀恩爱. Sina (in Chinese). January 1, 2017.

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