Yang Yang: The next Chinese actor for you to get obsessed with
If you haven’t gotten lost in the addicting world of Chinese and Korean dramas, you’re truly missing out. There’s a lot of content and actors to love and obsess over and different genres for everybody’s preferences. The Untamed, The Dream of Red Mansions, The Lost Tomb, Love O2O, and a million other shows/movies are out there and ready binge.
If you need a little convincing then Yang Yang is an actor to start with. The 28-year-old Chinese actor cum singer has been shining in a variety of projects. Yang Yang is a multi-talented heartthrob, here’s why he should be your next obsession.
Where did Yang Yang get his start?
Yang Yang got his start at the Department of Dance in People’s Liberation Army Arts College. In 2007, he played the lead role of Jia Baoyu in The Dream of Red Mansions. One of the most expensive Chinese TV series ever made (RMB118 million/US $17.55 million). Yang won Best New Actor at the BQ Celebrity Score Awards for his performance in the drama.
Where would I know Yang Yang?
If you don’t watch C-dramas you won’t recognize Yang Yang. But if you are a die hard fan you’ve most likely seen him in The Dream of Red Mansions, The Lost Tomb (2015), The Whirlwind Girl (2015), Love O2O (2016), Martial Universe (2018), The King’s Avatar (2019) and films The Left Ear (2015), I Belonged to You (2016), Once Upon a Time (2017). The list can go on and on, that’s how talented he is.
He is a versatile actor
You can’t typecast Yang Yang. He has acted in a variety of different genres. Like The Left Ear, a coming-of-age film. It was a box-office hit, for his performance as Xu Yi. He, later on, participated in a travel-reality show Divas Hit the Road, it helped Yang top the “2015 Chinese Reality Show Star Ranking”. He went back into traditional acting and starred in action-adventure web-drama The Lost Tomb. His talents span from theatre, drama, and film.
Does Yang Yang do anything else besides act?
Acting isn’t Yang’s only talent. He became the first artist to be featured on the China Post postage stamp. Yang appeared on CCTV New Year’s Gala for the first time, where he sang “Father and Son” alongside Tong Tiexin. Yang Yang has been blessed with a wide array of talents and abilities. Convinced? Start your obsession now.
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