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Mei Ting (born 30 April 1975) is an award-winning Chinese actress.[1][2]

Mei Ting
Chinese name
Pinyin Méi Tíng (Mandarin)
Born (1975-04-30) 30 April 1975 (age 43)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Alma mater Central Academy of Drama
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994 - present
Spouse(s)
Yan Po
(m. 2001; div. 2007)

Zeng Jian (m. 2012)
Children 2
Awards
Huabiao Awards
Outstanding Actress
1999 A Time to Remember
Other awards
1997 22nd Cairo International Film Festival
– Best Actress
6th Beijing TV Arts Chunyan Award
– Best Actress
2002 Popular Television – Top 10 Actress
2003 Golden Eagle TV Festival – Best Actress
2003 CCTV – Top Audience Choice Actress

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Early yearsEdit

In the 1980s, at age 7, Mei Ting enrolled in the "Art Troupe of Little Red Flowers”[2], a famous art and performance group and school for talented children in Nan Jing, her home town. At age 9, she played a role in film The Moon in Moon Festival. When she was 13, she started her career as a dancer in “Song & Dance Troupe of Frontier Line”. At 19 in 1994. she was invited to play a major role in the TV series Red Cherry.

Development PeriodEdit

In 1996, Mei Ting was admitted into the prestige Central Academy of Drama [3] in Beijing, Department of Acting. Among her classmates were Zhang Zi-yi, Qin Hailu [4], Yuan Quan [5] and Hu Jing [6], dubbed as the “Five Golden Flowers of the Class 1996". During her college years, she was already invited to act in a number of TV series. To everyone's surprise, the second year after her enrollment, she made a difficult decision to suspend her college study to dedicate herself fully to the appointed roles in a number of TV series.

In 1997, she played the role as “Qiu Qiu” in 《A Time to Remember》, with Leslie Cheung being “Jin”, as a true to life character with exact and elaborate portrayal as well as exquisite depiction. She won the "Best Actress" award for her role in this film at the 22nd Cairo International Film Festival. As an industrious and productive actress, Mei Ting acted in more than 10 movies and TV series between 1997 and 2001, including 《Dragon Boat Regatta》, 《Heart Web》, 《Home》, and 《In the Next Life》, etc.

She was married to film director Yan Po from 2001 until 2007.[3]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1997 A Time to Remember
1999 Dragon Boat Regatta
2001 Dazzling
2004 Symbol of Love
2006 Aspirin
2008 The Desire of Hearts
2009 Judge
2011 1911
2012 Bunshinsaba
2013 Unbeatable Wang Mingjun/Wong Ming-kwun/Gwen[4]
2014 Blind Massage
2015 Crazy New Year’s Eve

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Pure Red Hearts
1997 The Story of the North
1999 The Hometown
2000 One Big Family
2000 Heart Web
2000 No Choice
2001 One More Try
2001 Love Again
2001 Dating in the Aquarium
2001 Don't Talk to the Strangers
2001 Huo Yuanjia Nong Jingqiu
2002 Blessing of Safety
2002 Heroic Era
2002 Green Luo Flower
2003 Iron Youth
2003 Who to Depend on
2003 In the Next Life
2004 The Camphor
2005 Glass Marriage
2005 Close to You, Warm Me
2005 Mutiny 1938
2005 The Spring of the City
2007 Stage Sisters
2007 Make Sure be Happy
2008 Xingfu Hai Youduo Yuan
2017 The First Half of My Life
2018 The Mask[5]
2018 The Rise of Phoenixes Ya Le

Stage playsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Counterfeit Faust
1998 Everyone has a Bright Red Heart

[6][7]

AwardsEdit

  • 1997 22nd Cairo International Film Festival – Best Actress (A Time To Remember)
  • 1998 China Film Huabiao Award – Best Actress
  • 6th Beijing TV Arts Chunyan Award – Best Actress
  • 2002 Popular Television – Top 10 Actress
  • 2003 Golden Eagle TV Festival – Best Actress
  • 2003 CCTV – Top Audience Choice Actors

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