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Chen Xiao is a popular Chinese television and film actor, and a model

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BirthdayJuly 5, 1987
NationalityChinese
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors
SpousesMichelle Chen (m. 2016)
Childrens Chen Muchen
Universities
  • Central Academy of Drama (2009)
Birth PlaceHefei
Height180cm
GenderMale
Sun SignCancer
Born inHefei
Famous asActor

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Who is Chen Xiao?

Chen Xiao is a popular Chinese television and film actor, and a model. He is best known to play the starring roles in films such as ‘Swordsman,’ ‘The Legend of Lu Zhen’ and ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay.’ Born and brought up in Anhui, China, he fell in love with acting during his high school years and pursued a degree in performing arts from the Central Academy of Drama in 2009. He started his acting career with a small role in the highly successful film ‘Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame’ in 2010. In the next year, he got the first major breakthrough of his acting career when he starred as the ‘19th Prince’ in the hit drama ‘Palace II.’ In 2013, he further made his mark with a starring role in the hit television series ‘Swordsmen.’ All these early successes led him to his very first leading role in the film ‘The Legend of Lu Zhen’ which was a commercial and critical hit in China and overseas. He further appeared in many dramas and films and forged for himself a place among the most critically and commercially successful Chinese actors of contemporary years.

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Childhood & Early Life

Chen Xiao was born in Anhui, China, on July 5, 1987 into a middle class Chinese family. He was a keen enthusiast in performing arts and grew up getting inspired by the actors and the glitz of the film industry. As he grew up, he started performing in his high school productions and in order to take professional training in the field, he moved to Beijing and started taking drama classes at the Central Academy of Drama in 2009.

By that time, he had started giving away auditions and bagged his very first acting role in the film ‘Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame’ in 2010. Before that though, he had played a very small part as a kid in the 1997 series ‘Our Class Song.’

Career

After making his debut with a small role in a highly successful film such as ‘Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame,’ Chen got a role in the series ‘Happy Mother in Law, Pretty Daughter in Law.’ He played the role of Guo Xiaotian in the series, which was more of a guest appearance.

He carried on in the following few years playing smaller roles in the series’ such as ‘Spell of the Fragrance,’ ‘Hidden Intention’ and ‘Confucius.’ In 2012, he was signed on for the role of Yunxi in the television series ‘Palace II,’ which was a sequel to the 2011 series ‘Palace.’ His small portrayal as the 19th Prince did not go unnoticed and he succeeded in making a solid impact with his performance. The success of the series further contributed in Chen’s popularity.

He further broadened his popularity with solid appearances in the series such as ‘The Qin Empire II: Alliance’ and ‘Swordsman.’ In the latter, he ended up playing one of the main roles as Lin Pingzhi. The series received massively polarized reviews with audience members either hating it or loving it. But somehow, the performances were universally praised and this led Chen to receive the offer for the first leading role of his career.

In the 2013 series ‘The Legend of Lu Zhen,’ Chen played the leading role of Gao Zhen, the love interest of the leading lady played by Zhao Liying. The historical series was well received by the critics and the audiences and was named the 8th best drama of the year 2013 and Chen ended up winning the ‘Actor with Most Potential’ award at the Asia Rainbow Awards. His performance received severe critical acclaim as more offers started raining in on him.

In 2013, he appeared in the leading role in the film ‘The Palace.’ The historical drama film had Chen playing the leading role as Yinxiang and although his performance was well received, the film released to mostly negative reviews from film critics and the audiences.

In 2014, he appeared in a 3D epic action drama film ‘The Taking of Tiger Mountain’ and played the supporting role as Gao Bo. The film made waves in China and overseas and received critical acclaim from the international critics as well. The film eventually ended up becoming the tenth highest grossing Chinese film of all times.

Riding high on the path-breaking success of his latest film, Chen appeared in the series ‘The Romance of the Condor Heroes’ and played the leading role of Yang Guo. Although the series was admired for the brave subject matter, it was criticized for diverting the story from the original novel of the same name. Apart from acting as the leading man, Chen further contributed to the soundtrack of the series.

In 2015, Chen started in the film ‘Bride Wars,’ a film which was the official remake of the Hollywood film of the same name starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway. The film released to a very poor critical and commercial acclaim and is known to be one of the biggest failures of Chen’s career to date.

In the same year, Chen appeared playing one of the major roles in the series ‘Love Yunge from the Desert,’ another colossal failure of his career. The series was heavily criticized for the historical inaccuracies and bad performances. These back to back failures made Chen more concerned about his career and in the following few years, he became additionally choosy about his roles.

In 2015, he appeared in the series ‘The Three Heroes and Five Gallants,’ which was a major critical and commercial success. The series was based on the novel of the same name and was internationally praised for its solid themes and performances. Chen’s leading role of Bai Yutang received many accolades and he ended up winning the Best Actor Award at the Huading Awards.

In 2016, Chen appeared in a coming of age comedy drama film titled ‘Who Sleeps my Bro’ and played the leading role in it. The film received some average reviews, but was praised for its action and it also opened to some pretty good box office numbers in China.

In 2017, Chen played one of the leading roles in the suspense thriller film ‘The Mysterious Family’ which was based on a true crime incident that took place in Fujian and was received well by the critics. The film ended up making decent profits in China and Taiwan.

In the same year, he played the leading role as Ren Bishi in the film ‘The Founding of an Army.’ The political drama film was made for the celebration of the 90th anniversary of Chinese Liberation Army. The film is yet another example of Chinese propagandas as several critic websites have closed down the ratings meter for the film.

In 2017, Chen appeared in several TV series’ such as ‘Love & Life & Lie,’ ‘Above the Clouds’ and ‘Wild Rose.’ He also appeared playing the leading role in the series ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’ and played the role of a happy go lucky young master who decides to change his ways to become more associated with the contemporary world.

In 2018, Chen is all set to play the leading role of Yang Jian, the founding Emperor of Sui Dynasty in the series ‘Queen Dugu.’

Personal Life

Chen Xiao dated actress Michelle Chen and got married to her in 2016. In the same year, the couple gave birth to their first child, a baby boy.

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Chen Xiao biography timelines

  • // 5th Jul 1987
    Chen Xiao was born in Anhui, China, on July 5, 1987 into a middle class Chinese family. He was a keen enthusiast in performing arts and grew up getting inspired by the actors and the glitz of the film industry. As he grew up, he started performing in his high school productions and in order to take professional training in the field, he moved to Beijing and started taking drama classes at the Central Academy of Drama in 2009.
  • // 2013
    In the 2013 series ‘The Legend of Lu Zhen,’ Chen played the leading role of Gao Zhen, the love interest of the leading lady played by Zhao Liying. The historical series was well received by the critics and the audiences and was named the 8th best drama of the year 2013 and Chen ended up winning the ‘Actor with Most Potential’ award at the Asia Rainbow Awards. His performance received severe critical acclaim as more offers started raining in on him.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, he appeared in a 3D epic action drama film ‘The Taking of Tiger Mountain’ and played the supporting role as Gao Bo. The film made waves in China and overseas and received critical acclaim from the international critics as well. The film eventually ended up becoming the tenth highest grossing Chinese film of all times.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, Chen started in the film ‘Bride Wars,’ a film which was the official remake of the Hollywood film of the same name starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway. The film released to a very poor critical and commercial acclaim and is known to be one of the biggest failures of Chen’s career to date.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, he appeared in the series ‘The Three Heroes and Five Gallants,’ which was a major critical and commercial success. The series was based on the novel of the same name and was internationally praised for its solid themes and performances. Chen’s leading role of Bai Yutang received many accolades and he ended up winning the Best Actor Award at the Huading Awards.
  • // 2016
    In 2016, Chen appeared in a coming of age comedy drama film titled ‘Who Sleeps my Bro’ and played the leading role in it. The film received some average reviews, but was praised for its action and it also opened to some pretty good box office numbers in China.
  • // 2016
    Chen Xiao dated actress Michelle Chen and got married to her in 2016. In the same year, the couple gave birth to their first child, a baby boy.
  • // 2017
    In 2017, Chen played one of the leading roles in the suspense thriller film ‘The Mysterious Family’ which was based on a true crime incident that took place in Fujian and was received well by the critics. The film ended up making decent profits in China and Taiwan.
  • // 2017
    In 2017, Chen appeared in several TV series’ such as ‘Love & Life & Lie,’ ‘Above the Clouds’ and ‘Wild Rose.’ He also appeared playing the leading role in the series ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’ and played the role of a happy go lucky young master who decides to change his ways to become more associated with the contemporary world.
  • // 2018
    In 2018, Chen is all set to play the leading role of Yang Jian, the founding Emperor of Sui Dynasty in the series ‘Queen Dugu.’

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  • What is Chen Xiao birthday?

    Chen Xiao was born at 1987-07-05

  • Where is Chen Xiao's birth place?

    Chen Xiao was born in Hefei

  • What is Chen Xiao nationalities?

    Chen Xiao's nationalities is Chinese

  • Who is Chen Xiao spouses?

    Chen Xiao's spouses is Michelle Chen (m. 2016)

  • Who is Chen Xiao childrens?

    Chen Xiao's childrens is Chen Muchen

  • What was Chen Xiao universities?

    Chen Xiao studied at Central Academy of Drama (2009)

  • How tall is Chen Xiao?

    Chen Xiao's height is 180

  • What is Chen Xiao's sun sign?

    Chen Xiao is Cancer

  • How famous is Chen Xiao?

    Chen Xiao is famouse as Actor