Zheng Shuang (actress, born 1991)

Zheng Shuang (Chinese: 郑爽, born 22 August 1991) is a Chinese actress. She rose to fame with her role as Chu Yuxun in Meteor Shower (2009–2010), becoming the youngest actress to be nominated for Best Actress at the China TV Golden Eagle Award. In 2016, she starred in the hit romance comedy drama Love O2O.

Zheng Shuang
Born (1991-08-22) 22 August 1991 (age 28)
Alma materBeijing Film Academy[1]
OccupationActress
Years active2009–present
AgentEE-Media (2009–2015)
Zheng Shuang Studio (2016–present)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Zheng was also chosen by Southern Metropolis Daily as one of the "Four Dan actresses of the post-90s Generation" (Chinese: 90后四小花旦), along with Zhou Dongyu, Guan Xiaotong and Yang Zi.[2] Zheng ranked 39th on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2017,[3] and 67th in 2019.[4]

CareerEdit

2009–2013: Acting debut and Rising popularityEdit

In 2009, Zheng Shuang made her debut in Meteor Shower, Hunan TV's remake of the hit Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden.[5] The drama was a major hit in China,[6] and shot Zheng to instant fame. She also released a single, "Love Waltz" for the OST. Zheng was nominated for the Best Actress award at the 25th China TV Golden Eagle Award, becoming the youngest actress to be nominated.[7] Zheng subsequently reprised her role in the second season of the drama which aired in 2010.[8]

In 2011, Zheng starred in Gordon Chan's fantasy film, Mural,[9] which won her the Best New Actress award at the Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild Award.[10] The same year she starred in action comedy film No Limit,[11] and historical romance drama War of Desire.[12]

In 2012, Zheng portrayed double roles in the historical drama Secret History of Princess Taiping, playing Princess Taiping and Princess Andingsi.[13] In 2013, she starred in fashion romance drama The Queen of SOP 2, the sequel to the 2011 hit drama.[14]

2014–present: Career resurgenceEdit

In 2014, Zheng starred in the hit fantasy action drama Swords of Legends, where she played an adorable fox spirit. The popularity of the drama led to renewed recognition for Zheng, and she won the Audience's Favorite Actress award at the 13th Huading Awards.[15]

In 2015, Zheng starred in her first period drama, The Cage of Love penned by Tong Hua.[16] She won the Best Actress award in the Revolutionary-Era drama category for her performance at the 19th Huading Awards.[17] The same year, she starred alongside Jing Boran in Love Weaves Through a Millennium, a remake of the South Korean time-travel romance drama Queen In-hyun's Man; and joined the travel-reality show Divas Hit the Road.[18][19] With her high press coverage and successful works, Zheng won the Popular Actress award at the 1st China Television Drama Quality Ceremony.[20]

In 2016, Zheng starred in the historical melodrama Chronicle of Life, based on the novel Lonely Courtyard in Late Spring by Fei Wo Si Cun.[21] She then portrayed Ding Yuehua in the historical mystery drama The Three Heroes and Five Gallants, based on the 19th-century classic novel of the same name.[22] The same year, Zheng co-starred with Yang Yang in romance comedy drama Love O2O, based on the novel of the same name by Gu Man. The drama was a major hit both domestically and internationally, leading to increased popularity for Zheng.[23][24]

In 2017, Zheng starred alongside Chen Xuedong in Rush to the Dead Summer, a youth melodrama adapted from Guo Jingming's novel of the same name.[25] The drama was praised for its realistic portrayal of youth and campus life, as well as its beautiful cinematography.[26] She also co-starred in fantasy-adventure film Wu Kong, her first film in six years.[27]

In 2018, Zheng starred alongside Luo Jin in the romance drama My Story for You.[28] The same year, she participated in the creation of the script for science fiction romance drama Hi, I'm Saori, which she stars in.[29] Forbes China listed Zheng under their 30 Under 30 Asia 2017 list which consisted of 30 influential people under 30 years old who have had a substantial effect in their fields.[30]

In 2019, Zheng starred in the female-centric youth drama Youth Fight directed by Zhao Baogang.[31][32] The same year she starred in romance melodrama River Flows To You alongside Ma Tianyu, based on Guo Jingming's novel Cry Me A Sad River.[33] Zheng is set to star in spy drama Masked where she played double roles as an undercover agent and a Japanese spy.[34]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes/Ref.
2011 No Limit 无极限之危情速递 Xiao'an [11]
Mural 画壁 Mudan [9]
2017 Wu Kong 悟空传 Ah Yue [27]

Television seriesEdit

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes/Ref.
2009 Meteor Shower 一起来看流星雨 Chu Yuxun [5]
2010 Meteor Shower II 一起又看流星雨 Chu Yuxun [8]
2011 Secret History of Empress Wu 武则天秘史 Princess Taiping (teenage) [35]
War of Desire 凰图腾 Ning Caidie [12]
2012 Secret History of Princess Taiping 太平公主秘史 Princess Taiping / Princess Andingsi (teenage) [13]
Fairytale 童话二分之一 An Qi'er Guest appearance[36]
2013 The Queen of SOP 2 胜女的时代 Mu Xiaoyan / Fang Yifei [14]
2014 Swords of Legends 古剑奇谭 Xiang Ling [15]
Wonder Lady 极品女士 Sha Sha Guimi Cameo
2015 Love Weaves Through a Millennium 相爱穿梭千年 Lin Xiangxiang [18]
The Four 少年四大名捕 Wen Bing'er Guest appearance[37]
The Cage of Love 抓住彩虹的男人 Wu Caihong [16]
Destined to Love You 偏偏喜欢你 Xiao Han Special appearance[38]
2016 A Happy Life 2 天天有喜2之人间有爱 Bai Xue Cameo[39]
Chronicle of Life 寂寞空庭春欲晚 Wei Linlang (Liang'er) [21]
The Three Heroes and Five Gallants 五鼠闹东京 Ding Yuehua [22]
Love O2O 微微一笑很倾城 Bei Weiwei [23]
Beauty Private Kitchens 美人私房菜 Song Yudie [40]
2017 Rush to the Dead Summer 夏至未至 Li Xia [25]
2018 My Story for You 为了你,我愿意热爱整个世界 Li Muzi [28]
Hi, I'm Saori 我的保姆手册 Saori [29]
2019 Youth Fight 青春斗 Xiang Zhen [31]
River Flows To You 流淌的美好时光 Yi Yao [33]
TBA Masked 绝密者 Su Jiaman [34]
Jade Lovers 翡翠恋人 Shen Chenxi [41]
A Chinese Ghost Story 倩女幽魂 Nie Xiaoqian

Short filmEdit

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes/Ref.
2010 Kissing Fish 接吻鱼
Shutter Love 如果遇见 Xiao Han
2014 The Twilight Saga 暮光之城 Bella [42]
2016 Jasmine Flowers 茉等花开 [43]
2017 Zhu Xian: Yun Meng Valley 诛仙云梦川 Ling Long / Duo Yi [44]

Variety showEdit

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes/Ref.
2015 Divas Hit the Road 花儿与少年 Cast member
2016 The Greatest Love 旋风孝子 [45]
2018 This is Fighting Robots 这!就是铁甲 [46]
2019 Meeting Mr. Right 女儿们的恋爱 [47]

Music videoEdit

Year English title Chinese title Singer Notes/Ref.
2009 "Watching The Moon Climb Up" 看月亮爬上来 Jason Zhang [48]
2010 "The Left Side of the Wing" 左半边翅膀 Xu Fei [49]
"Happy Advancement" 快乐出发 EE-Media stars
"Wishing For You"
2011 "Giving Energy Youth" 给力青春

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

Year English title Chinese title Album Notes/Ref.
2009 "Love's Waltz" 爱的华尔兹 Meteor Shower OST
2010 "Super Fantasy" 超梦幻 Da Huo Shui Ni OST [50]
2011 "Extreme Love" 极限爱恋 No Limit OST with Hans Zhang[51]
2015 "Can't Forget" 不能忘 Love Weaves Through a Millennium OST with Jing Boran[52]
"Divas Hit the Road" 花儿与少年 Divas Hit the Road OST

BibliographyEdit

Year English title Chinese title Notes/Ref.
2017 Zheng Shuang's Book 郑爽的书 [53]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
Major awards
2010 25th China TV Golden Eagle Award Best Actress Meteor Shower Nominated [7]
8th China Golden Eagle TV Art Festival Most Popular Actress Nominated
2012 6th Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild Award Newcomer Award Mural Won [10]
31st Hong Kong Film Award Best New Performer Nominated
2014 13th Huading Awards Audience's Favorite Actress Swords of Legends Won [15]
2016 19th Huading Awards Best Actress (Revolutionary-Era Drama) The Cage of Love Won [17]
2017 9th Macau International Movie Festival Best Supporting Actress Wu Kong Nominated [54]
2019 Golden Bud - The Fourth Network Film And Television Festival Best Actress Youth Fight, River Flows To You Nominated [55]
Popular Actress of the Year Won [56]
Other awards
2009 China Radio International Online Most Popular Actress Meteor Shower Won [57]
Sohu Internet TV Festival Most Popular Actress Won [58]
2nd Mengniu Music Chart Awards Ceremony Best Cross-over Newcomer Won [59]
2010 Sohu Internet TV Festival Best New Actress Meteor Shower II Won [60]
Best Couple Won
Hunan Television Festival Best Newcomer N/A Won
2011 Grand Ceremony of New Forces Most Promising Film Newcomer N/A Won [61]
2013 Entertainment Live Television Ranking Most Influential Actress N/A Won [62]
Asian Idol Awards Best Couple The Queen of SOP 2 Won [63]
2015 Baidu Knowledge 10th Anniversary Award Ceremony Most Shining Celebrity N/A Won [64]
Show Star Award Ceremony Actress of the Year N/A Won [65]
Baidu Tieba Fantasy Carnival Best On-screen Performance N/A Won [66]
The Actors of China Award Ceremony Emerald Category: Actress N/A Won [67]
2016 Powerstar Award Ceremony Most Popular Actress N/A Won [68]
5th iQiyi All-Star Carnival Popular Actress Award The Cage of Love, Destined to Love You Won [69]
1st China Television Drama Quality Ceremony Popular Actress Award N/A Won [20]
2017 Asian Good Books Ranking Best Cross-over Author Zheng Shuang's Book Won [70]
Weibo TV Online Video Awards Most Commercially Valuable Actor Love O2O, Rush to the Dead Summer Won [71]
Weibo Fans Choice Award N/A Won
Netease Entertainment Award Ceremony Celebrity Collaborator N/A Won [72]
2019 Sohu Fashion Awards Fashion Figure of the Year N/A Won [73]
11th China TV Drama Awards Young Marketable Actress N/A Won [74]
2020 Weibo Awards Ceremony Popular Artist of the Year N/A Won [75]

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