Vicki Zhao Wei 趙薇

Vicki Zhao Wei

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Last Name:
Zhao
First Name:
Wei
English Name:
Vicki
Ethnic Name:
趙薇
Ethnicity:
Chinese
Date of Birth:
March 12, 1976
Place of Birth:
China (Mainland)
Height:
166 cm
Weight:
48 kg
Blood Type:
O
Profession:
Actress
Hobbies:
shopping, movies, swimming

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Biography

Zhao Wei, or Vicki Zhao(赵薇) was born on March 12, 1976. She attended the Beijing Film Academy and began her interest for acting when she first started working as an extra on the set of a film. A prolific singer and actor, she has acted in over 30 films and television series with 7 albums. Her role in the 1999 television series Princess Pearl was the catalyst for her rise to stardom. Eventually she went on to win the coveted Golden Eagle Award for Best Actress, not an easy feat considering she was the youngest actress to win it. In recent news Vicki has churned out many critically acclaimed albums which has also earned multiple awards. Some include the "Best Stage Performance Award", "Mainland's Most Popular Female Singer", and "Most Popular Female Artist." Vicki has been in the spotlight not only because of her acting and music career, she is the subject of much controversy. She was featured on the cover of Bazaar Magazine in a military dress with a Japanese flag. Due to historical tensions between China and Japan, Zhao received a lot of flack and backlash from fans and the government.


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Filmography

Red Cliff II 2009 as Sun Shangxiang (Movies)

Red Cliff 2008 as Sun Shangxiang (Movies)

A Time to Love 2005 (Movies)

Moment in Peking 2005 (Chinese TV Series)

Warriors of Heaven and Earth 2003 (Movies)

A Chinese Odyssey 2002 (Movies)

So Close 2002 (Movies)

Romance in the Rain 2001 (Taiwanese Dramas)

Shaolin Soccer 2001 (Movies)

The Duel 2000 (Movies)

Treasure Venture 2000 (Taiwanese Dramas)

Old House Has Joy 1999 (Taiwanese Dramas)

Princess Returning Pearl II 1999 (Taiwanese Dramas)

Princess Returning Pearl 1998 (Taiwanese Dramas)



Vicki Zhao Wei News:

Actress Zhao Wei Helps Alibaba Pictures Regain Ground Despite Profit Warning
Deadline.com - Jan 27, 2015

alibaba A box office star in Asia whose directorial debut, So Young, broke Chinese records in 2013, Vicki Zhao Wei has helped Alibaba Pictures Group regain some ground after it stumbled following revelations of accounting irregularities last year. The ...


Empress Of China to be aired here, but Fan Bingbing's cleavage will be covered ...
AsiaOne - Apr 20, 2015

The advanced technology available to edit the scenes is a better alternative to having the cropped scenes, says Fan, who had starred as a maid in the popular television series 1990s series My Fair Princess starring Vicki Zhao Wei in the titular role.


CENSORED! Fan Bingbing's massive D-CUP cleavage in new drama won't be ...
Malaysia Chronicle - Apr 22, 2015

The advanced technology available to edit the scenes is a better alternative to having the cropped scenes, says Fan, who had starred as a maid in the popular television series 1990s series My Fair Princess starring Vicki Zhao Wei in the titular role.


Director's big gamble with Vicki Zhao
The Straits Times - Nov 21, 2014

Enter China actress Vicki Zhao Wei, who is fondly remembered for her turn as the lovable Little Swallow in the widely popular late 1990s period television series My Fair Princess. She won a Golden Eagle Award for Best Actress for the role and also ...


Vicki Zhao Denies the Rumor of Borrowing Chateau for Faye Wong and ...
Chinatopix - Dec 18, 2014

Nicholas Tse and Vicki Zhao Wei. (Photo : Baidu.com) Vicki Zhao borrowed her Chateau Monlot in Bordeaux, France, for Tse to film his food show, “Chef Nic”, but she denied the rumor of borrowing the chateau for Nicholas and Faye to use in their wedding.


Gong Li, Tang Wei, Vicki Zhao to face off at Golden Horse Awards
The Straits Times - Oct 2, 2014

A cinema still of the film Coming Home, starring Gong Li. -- PHOTO; Actress Tang Wei poses during the photocall of the movie Huangjin Shidai (The Golden Era; Chinese actress Vicki Zhao Wei in Singapore to grace the launch of Jewellery Time 2011,.


Chinese Star Vicki Zhao: 'What We Need Is a Humanist Perspective' (Q&A)
Hollywood Reporter - Jun 14, 2013

HONG KONG – Some film students get an A+ for their graduate project; a lucky few might secure a screening in an independent film festival. Chinese director Vicki Zhao Wei went a step better -- a giant step, in fact. Her final project for her master's ...


Chinese film star buys St Emilion property
decanter.com - Dec 6, 2011

George December 07 04:03. so excited about this great news. Yes, Vicki Zhao Wei is top No.1 best and most popular superstar in Asia. I like many of her movies e.g. Red Cliff 2009, Shaolin Soccer, So Close, and Mulan , also her music .. I will visit ...


Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming on what powers him
The Star Online - Oct 9, 2014

It is also a dream of his to collaborate with close friend and fellow film academy alumnus Vicki Zhao Wei. “Even though we've known each other for years we hardly get the chance to work together.” As for singing, the actor who has released two albums ...


'Pinocchio' Joins Disney Roster of Live Action Retooling of Animated Titles ...
Indie Wire (blog) - Mar 16, 2015

There was a good Mainland version from 2009 called MULAN starring Vicki Zhao Wei. Needless to say, no dragon sidekick in either version. There've also been worthy live-action versions of Kipling's "The Jungle Book," including the 1942 Sabu film in ...


Directors: New Projects From Neill Blomkamp, Sean Durkin, Louis Letterier ...
Indie Wire (blog) - Mar 24, 2015

Johnnie To always has several projects on the go at once, so here's another: he'll direct the heist thriller "Three" starring Louis Koo, Vicki Zhao Wei and Wallace Chung. The story will follow a "doctor who finds herself in a crossfire between the ...


Johnnie To heist movie on Media Asia slate
Screen International - Mar 24, 2015

To's heist drama Three stars Louis Koo, Vicki Zhao Wei and Wallace Chung in the story of doctor who finds herself in a crossfire between the police and gangsters. To has also teamed with Yau Nai-hoi to produce Trivisa, directed by three up-and-coming ...


Actress Charlene Choi took huge pay cut for Sara
AsiaOne - Mar 24, 2015

At the Hong Kong Film Awards next month, she is up for Best Actress against veterans Sandra Ng, Zhou Xun, Tang Wei and Vicki Zhao Wei. Does To think Choi stands a chance of winning? "She did a great job, I'm confident she has a good shot. At the very ...


Mark Chao, Gao Yuanyuan Get Married in Taiwan
Chinatopix - Nov 28, 2014

More than 200 actors, actresses and celebrities from China mainland and Taiwan attended Chao and Gao's wedding, including Carina Lau, Chang Hsiao Yen, Vicki Zhao Wei, Huang Bo, Ethan Ruan, Wang Luodan, Doze Niu Chen-Zer. Chao also arranged ...


Man wants to sue parents for neglecting him
The Star Online - Sep 2, 2014

Chinese actress Vicki Zhao Wei has expressed regret for not being present for the birthday celebrations of her three-year-old daughter for the last two years, Sin Chew Daily reported. The 38-year-old actress admitted that it was “cruel” to be absent ...


Vicki Zhao's Directorial Debut SO YOUNG Is Breaking Box Office Records in China
Twitch - May 6, 2013

Popular Chinese actress Vicki Zhao Wei (Painted Skin 1 & 2, Red Cliff 1 & 2, Shaolin Soccer) is enjoying great success with her directorial debut, So Young. The film surpassed Stephen Chow's Journey to the West in advanced sales, and went on to open ...


Playing Hero for the third time
AsiaOne - Aug 20, 2014

In previous interviews, you said that you agreed to film So Young only after much persuasion from the director and your good friend, Vicki Zhao Wei. Is that how director Tsai roped you in to film Black & White so many times too, because he is a good ...


Legendary Hong Kong directors return to Venice Film Festival
South China Morning Post (subscription) - Jul 24, 2014

Hong Kong directors Ann Hui On-wah and Peter Chan Ho-sun will return to this year's Venice Film Festival with their latest screen offerings and stellar mainland casts. Chan's latest film Dearest, which stars mainland actress Vicki Zhao Wei and actor ...


Dogs can be your friends... and your dinner: People's Daily calls for ...
South China Morning Post - Jun 23, 2014

The Yulin Dog Meat Festival, observed for decades during the summer solstice, had come under fire online from animal welfare groups and celebrities like Betty Sun Li and Vicki Zhao Wei, and sparked off a worldwide campaign to halt the “cruel” practice.


Vicki Zhao cast in Jingle Ma's 'Hua Mulan'
Kung Fu Cinema - Feb 16, 2009

Vicki Zhao at a press conference in Beijing on February 10th, 2009. PAINTED SKIN's Vicki Zhao Wei has been selected to star in an upcoming fillm about Chinese folk heroine Hua Mulan, the same figure who inspired Disney's 1998 animated feature MULAN.


Southwest China hospital staff ordered to stay away from 'dog meat festival'
South China Morning Post - Jun 12, 2014

Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu Hsi-yuan and mainland actresses Betty Sun Li and Vicki Zhao Wei all openly condemned the slaughter of dogs in online posts. But their appeal, reposted hundreds of times within hours, angered some microbloggers who ...


Vicki Zhao and Faye Wong's favourite pastime
AsiaOne - Apr 18, 2011

China's top actress Vicki Zhao Wei has been photographed dining and shopping with her pop diva friend Faye Wong on many occasions, but dining and shopping are apparently not their favourite pastimes. Instead, Zhao revealed that they almost always ...


Mark Chao, 29, weds Gao Yuanyuan, 34, but no rings have been exchanged
Straits Times - Jun 6, 2014

Cinema still: Young Detective Dee: Rise Of The Sea Dragon starring Angelababy and Mark; So Young director Vicki Zhao Wei (left) and star Mark Chao first met on; Drama stills of Chinese actress Gao Yuanyuan. -- PHOTO: CELESTIAL MOVIES; Chinese ...


Actress-Turned-Director's Chinese Drama 'So Young' Breaks Local Records
Deadline.com - May 7, 2013

So Young, a nostalgic look at college romance directed by actress-turned-helmer Vicki Zhao Wei, broke opening day records for a 2D Chinese movie on April 26 with $7.3M, beating Lost In Thailand's previous high mark. It also bested Journey To The West ...


China Box Office: 'American Dreams' Topples 'Iron Man 3' To Top Weekly Charts
Hollywood Reporter - May 20, 2013

According to initial estimates released Monday by the state-backed China Film News miniblog, Iron Man 3's total earnings by as of May 19 finally had surpassed that of Vicki Zhao Wei's 1990s-set college-life drama So Young. The Robert Downey Jr-starrer ...


Chinese Pop Star Han Geng Teams Up With MTV for Human Trafficking ...
Hollywood Reporter - Sep 4, 2013

Han was most recently seen in Vicki Zhao Wei's So Young, one of the biggest homegrown hits of the year, with box-office earnings of $117 million. "I call on my fans to watch this documentary and spread the word about human trafficking in China so we ...


Chinese Box Office Jumps 36.2% In First Half; Local Films Largely Outpace Imports
Deadline.com - Jul 10, 2013

So Young, the drama directed by actress-turned-helmer Vicki Zhao Wei which broke opening day records in April, rounds out the top three at $117M. Of the top 10 titles, four were Chinese, accounting for 54.4% of revenues in the first half. Films that ...


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