8 Things You Need to Know About Zhao Wei
As the leading actress in Tiger Mom, Zhao Wei is well-known in Asia. No only for her performance in "My Fair Princess", but also for her countless prizes and awards received domestically and internationally. Here is the list of things you need to know about this gorgeous star.
1. According to Forbes, she is as such:
"The world’s wealthiest working actress is a former kindergarten teacher with such keen investing acumen that she’s been nicknamed “China’s show-business Buffett” by her country’s media. Combining brains and beauty with a Midas touch, Zhao “Vicki” Wei (赵薇) has parlayed her TV and movie acting salaries, her hefty endorsement fees, and her smart investment moves into a personal fortune, shared with her husband Huang Youlong, that recently zoomed past the billion-dollar mark."
2. She got really famous due to "My Fair Princess“ but her actual debut was in the film Hua Hun, starring Gong Li. After participating in the filming as an extra, Zhao decided she wanted to act, and left her hometown. That is the start of her career.
3. Her class in Beijing Film Academy's Performance Institute 96' is quite an impressive class. Her classmates include Huang Xiaoming, Chen Kun, etc those top stars in China right now.That is probably why the gossip of triangle love is alway around Zhao Wei, Huang Xiaoming and Chen Kun.
4. She is quite excellent in studying, not only for her straight A student, she even got a master degree in directing in BFA. Her MFA dissertation defense score 99/100, ranking 1 of all the graduates.
5. Her directoral debut, So Young, earned 141 million RMB in the first week and garnered 350 million RMB in total for the box office. she won Best New Director at 22nd ShangHai Film Critics Award, 29th Annual Golden Rooster Award, The 8th Chinese Young Generation Film Forum, The 9th Chinese American Film Festival. Zhao Wei is also nominated for Best New Director at The 50th Golden Horse Awards.This film So Young is the Opening Film for the 4th New York Chinese Film Festival, New York and 9th Annual Los Angeles Chinese American Film Festival. Zhao win the Best Director Award at the Los Angeles Chinese American Film Festival.
6. She is a super star for advertisement not only in China. KBS ranked Zhao number one in China and Japan and number two in South Korea, crowning her "Commercial Queen in 3 countries."
7. In 2005 she was appointed as a spokesperson and ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund and China Youth Concern Committee's "Awareness for Children Affected by AIDS" campaign; she also wrote the song "Still Time for Tomorrow" as the theme song for the campaign.
8. Now she stepped into Hollywood. Her new word "Hollywood Adventure". co-starring with her long time friends Huang Xiaoming, and her co-star in Tiger Mom Tong Da Wei, cooperating with Justin Lin, the director of Fast& Furious installments 3 through 6, came to the big screen in China on June 26th.
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