Yang Yang is a Chinese actor who received the Celebrity Score Award for Best New Actor for his debut Chinese drama. Since then, he has been in numerous films and television shows. With a significant increase in popularity, the 31-year-old actor was recognized by CBN Weekly as one of the most valued Top 10 Chinese celebrities.
Yang Yang's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
Facts About Yang Yang
|Estimate Net Worth||$5 million|
|Birthday||September 9, 1991|
Yang Yang's Net Worth
One of the wealthiest performers in China, Yang Yang derives the majority of his income from film, television dramas, and Chinese television shows. His 2023 net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
His employment in the sector accounts for the majority of his net worth. Additionally, his fame makes him a bankable brand ambassador.
Yang Yang's Early Life
On September 9, 1991, Yang Yang was born in Shanghai, China, into a wealthy family. He is the son of Zhang Jiling and Yang Jian. He is of the Zhuang race and also holds Chinese nationality. The Shanghai native has Anhui family ties to Hefei. (1)
His real name was not disclosed to the public including the names of his siblings if he has any.
Yang Yang's Education
He graduated from China’s high school for the arts in 2008. He attended the Arts College of the Peoples Liberation Army Academy. Following that, he went to the Central Academy of Drama. He then enrolled in an international virtual university. (2)
Yang Yang's Personal Life
Li Qin (2010)
Yang Yang and Li Qin met in 2010 when they were shooting “The Story of the Stone.” They appear to have good chemistry and are never separated in the group photo. They were always seen together, which is why Qin was suspected of being her girlfriend. The couple denied the rumor. (3)
Crystal Zhang Tianai
TV actor Yang Yang once worked with Crystal Zhang Tianai in the film “I Belonged to You.” It was seen that they seemed to be romantically involved with each other during the shooting. The rumors stopped when the couple was no longer doing projects together.
Zheng Shuang (2016)
Rumors started to spread when Yang Yang and Zheng Shuang worked together in the film “Love 020.” Their sweet performance in the movie made the fans hope for a romance to spark; however, the couple denied the rumors and stated that what they have is only a working relationship and there is nothing more than that.
One of the most popular rumors when it comes to romance with Yang Yang is Victoria Song. He was photographed by the media when he went to Victoria Song’s hotel and was picked up by her assistant. He was also seen several times there. The couple, however, denied the rumors.
The rumors started to spread when Qiao Xin and Yang Yang were photographed shopping together in London Supermarkets. During that time, Xin is romantically involved with another guy. The netizens started to think that the man in the picture might not be Yang Yang. The couple did make any reaction until the rumors ended.
Yang Yang's Career
Yang made his acting debut in the 2010 drama “The Dream of Red Mansions.” He won the best rookie prize in several award ceremonies thanks to his initial performance. Yang Yang unquestionably established his dominance in the sector from the beginning. He ascended to stardom with the movies “The Left Ear” and dramas like “The Lost Tomb.” (4)
Readers of the novel on which “The Lost Tomb” was based admired Yang Yang’s portrayal of the character. It later emerged as the most popular web drama of 2015. Yang has won more accolades for this drama in addition to the appreciation. Most of Yang Yang’s works ultimately led to his winning awards.
“Love O2O,” a Chinese drama from 2016, was undoubtedly one of his shows that propelled him to international fame. It is based on the same-named novel, of which there is also a film adaptation. The drama is arguably more well-known. Along with this, he co-starred with the late Jackie Chan in the film “Vanguard.”
In the movie “Martial Universe,” the Forbes China-listed actor incurred some injuries during the filming of some action scenes. He underwent minor surgeries, which led to the delay in the shooting. The Chinese drama, however, wrapped up as soon as he fully recovered.
Popular Chinese actor Yang Yang has released some solo music in addition to his professional endeavors. His singles include the soundtracks of many of his plays, such as “The Left Ear” and “Love O2O.”
Due to the actor’s widespread appeal, China’s government decided to issue a postage stamp in his honor. The symbols unquestionably sold out quite quickly after being made available.
Yang Yang is well-known for standing in for upscale companies like Dior, Valentino, and Montblanc. Due to his extraordinary looks, he has become the face of beauty brands in China, where female celebrities predominate.
Yang was appointed their ambassador by the French business Guerlain. They even changed the name of one of their lipsticks to reflect his character. He was also selected to be the spokesperson for the Italian luxury company Bulgari in 2021. (5)
Yang Yang's Controversies
Accused of Plagiarizing from Another Movie
When viewers on the internet noticed similarities in the plot, writing, and filming techniques of “Let’s Try the World” and another well-known historical drama, “Royal Nirvana,” they accused Yang Yang of copying the work of the other production. (6)
Additionally, there are many remarkable similarities between the shots of the two dramas from the start of the plot until its conclusion, making it impossible to convince the spectator that the similarities are only coincidences.
Everyone knows that “plagiarism” is the audience’s most minor favorite activity. After this occurrence, not even the leading actors were spared, and internet users singled out Yang Yang.
The crime of plagiarism has nothing to do with the players because, as the principal actors, their primary obligation is to perform their roles successfully. The scriptwriter is responsible for the plot, not the performers.
Horse Abused in Drama Scene
Since it debuted in mid-April 2022, the new Chinese wuxia drama Who Rules The World has generated much criticism. Following allegations of horse cruelty made by an equestrian blogger, the internet community wants the drama actor canceled. (7)
The blogger stated that it is improbable that a fake horse was used and that the actual horse most likely broke its neck, filming that “cruel” moment due to how realistic the scene appeared.
The animals were described as carefully trained stunt horses who had spent more than six months being prepared for the scenes, according to a statement issued by the company. It further stated that appropriate safety measures were followed before the shoot.
Yang Yang's Humanitarian Works
Yang participated in the “9 + 1” fundraising on Weibo on February 1. The China Internet Development Foundation organized the fundraiser and asked participants to pay $100 each to help nine members of low-income families. (8)
Yang had a fan event on September 10, 2016, to celebrate his 25th birthday, and Harper’s Bazaar charity received the event’s proceeds.
Yang participated in the Harper’s Bazaar Charity Stars event on December 12 and contributed to the jewelry sale’s “love” theme design.
Yang Yang participated in the BAZAAR auction on October 16, 2015. Twelve hours and 24 million viewers later, 1338 bids and 92 auction items totaling RMB 1 million were sold, including a Rockioo Watch autographed by Yang that went for RMB 86897.
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