Zhou Yang (actress)

Zhou Yang (Chinese: 周扬; born 6 June 1985) is a Chinese actress.[1]

Zhou Yang
Born (1985-06-06) June 6, 1985 (age 34)
Alma materBeijing Film Academy
Years active2003–present
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Zhou is noted for her roles as Ouyang He and Sophia in the television series Special Mission (2006) and Love You You (2011) respectively.

Zhou has won the Golden Phoenix Award for New Performer, Huading Award for Best Actress and Outstanding Actress Award at the Chinese American Film Festival, and received Golden Eagle Award nomination for Favorite Actress.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Zhou was born and raised in Dalian, Liaoning. In 1999, Zhou attended the National Dance Competition and finished in second place.

Zhou graduated from Beijing Film Academy, where she studied alongside Liu Yifei, Jiang Yiyan and Zhu Yawen.

Acting careerEdit

Zhou made her acting debut in Dancing with the Sunlight, playing Wu Qian.

In 2005, Zhou co-starred with Chen Baoguo and Li Guangjie in the King Goujian of Yue as Xi Shi, who was one of the renowned Four Beauties of ancient China.[3]

In 2006, Zhou won the New Performer Award at the Golden Phoenix Awards for her performance in Special Mission, and was nominated for Favorite Actress Award at the Golden Eagle Awards.[4]

In 2007, Zhou starred in the historical romantic comedy television series Prelude of Lotus Lantern, alongside Liu Xiaoqing and Vincent Chiao.

Zhou played the role of Hong Ying in Sword in the Sky (2008), for which she won the Best Actress Award at the Huading Awards. That same year, she had a cameo appearance in Fit Lover, a romantic comedy film starring Karena Lam, Alec Su, and Huang Xiaoming.

In 2010, Zhou participated in Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen, a Hong Kong action film starring Donnie Yen, Shu Qi, and Anthony Wong.[5]

In 2011, for her role as Sophia in Love You You, Zhou won the Outstanding Actress Award at the Chinese American Film Festival.[6]

In 2013, Zhou starred in a historical television series called Zhou Kuangyin with Chen Jianbin, Yin Tao, and Shao Feng.[7]



Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2004 死亡的诗意 Lin Xing'er
2008 Fit Lover 爱情呼叫转移2 Xia Xueqing
2010 Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen 精武风云·陈真 Qi Zhishan
2011 Close to Me 守护童年 Yu Xiaoyu
Love You You 夏日乐悠悠 Sophia
2012 Truth or Dare 真心话大冒险


Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2003 Dancing with the Sunlight 跟着阳光跳舞 Wu Qian
2005 King Goujian of Yue 越王勾践 Xi Shi
Old City 老城 Princess
2006 Special Mission 特殊使命 Ouyang He
2007 True Colors 本色 Wang Chen
Tea House 茶馆 Xaio Dingbao
Prelude of Lotus Lantern 宝莲灯前传 Yang Chan
2008 Sword in the Sky 中天悬剑 Hong Ying
Competes Specially 特殊争夺 Xia Zhumin
2010 Brother Heroes 风云1911 Yue Hua
Secret Killing List 秘杀名单 Lin Yi
Latitude and Longitude World 经纬天地 Sheng Yunwei
Dark War Before Dawn 黎明前的暗战 Sima Nan
2011 Legend of Wing Chun 咏春传奇 Fang Qi'niang
Love of Seven Fairy Maidens 天地姻缘七仙女 Princess Cheng'er
2012 Smoke Everywhere 遍地狼烟 Liu Yan
2013 War God 战神 Gao Hong
Zhao Kuangyin 赵匡胤 Jing Niang
Lone Brave Hero 孤胆英雄 Xiao Hong
We Get Married 咱们结婚吧 Xu Guangmei
2014 The King of Guns 绝地枪王 Guo Dashuang
2015 The King of Guns 2 绝地枪王2 Ma Shanghua
爱我,你别走 Mo Fei
2018 向南有小雨 Su Xin
养母的花样年华 Liu Donghua
2019 The Elder Brother and Sister's Good Age 哥哥姐姐的花样年华 Wu Mingmei


Year Work Award Result Notes
2008 Special Mission Golden Eagle Award for Favorite Actress Nominated
2009 Special Mission Golden Phoenix Award for New Performer Won
2010 Sword in the Sky Huading Award for Best Actress Won
2011 Love You You Chinese American Film Festival - Outstanding Actress Won


  1. ^ "New photos of young actress Zhou Yang". china.org.cn. 2012-11-05.
  2. ^ "Zhou Yang". chinesemov.com.
  3. ^ 《越王勾践》上星开播 周扬版"西施"抢眼(图). xinhuanet.com (in Chinese). 2008-10-24.
  4. ^ 金凤凰奖. cflac.org.cn (in Chinese). 2011-11-07.
  5. ^ 《精武风云》将上映 "金三角"再写陈真传奇. sina (in Chinese). 2010-05-11.
  6. ^ 第七届中美电影节颁奖 周扬荣获最佳新人奖(图). sina (in Chinese). 2011-10-31.
  7. ^ 陈建斌周扬《赵匡胤》杀青 上演"虐心恋". 163.com (in Chinese). 2012-10-09.

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