Yuan Quan: "Singing for the Movies"

November 14, 2006
Editor: wocm

It is difficult to believe that Yuan Quan, who looks like she is of mixed blood, initially majored in drama. But it is because of her training that she seems like a sculpture with a classical beauty.

Yuan Quan entered the Central Academy of Drama in 1996, a member of the class which has become the famous "class of stars".

Yuan Quan [sina.com.cn]

While Yuan Quan studied acting in college, she was awarded Excellent Actress in Ornamental Column Awards and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Golden Rooster Awards, by her first part in a movie—Zhou Xiaomei in "Rhapsody of Spring"; nominated Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Golden Rooster Awards in "Once Upon A Time in Shanghai"; and nominated Best Actress in Beijing Student Film Festival and Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Golden Rooster Awards for "Love of Blueness". In 2002, she received Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Golden Rooster Awards again, and took Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Hundred Flowers Awards in 2003. This 25-year-old girl has already won three film awards.

Many actresses admire her luck at winning awards. Her teacher, Chang Li, once predicted, "Yuan Quan will become a star and succeed because of her hard work."

Although Yuan Quan is a beautiful girl, her superb acting has brought her success. Before she graduated, she was already famous in the entertainment world. However, this put a lot of pressure on her.

Yuan Quan drew people's attention again in 2001 with the role of Princess Sha Lemei in "Drama in Drama" Sha Lemei in the "Drama of Kuang Biao", directed by Tian Qinxin. She worked very hard at this role and her stage performance was highly acclaimed by the audience, proving that she had won her awards based on her skills, not luck. 

Yuan Quan, who has studied Chinese drama, has a gift for singing, which has also helped her become successful. In 1999, she recorded an album. In 2005, she played the lead actress in the musical "Amber" with pop star Liu Ye. The musical was a huge success in Beijing and Shanghai.  In Hong Kong, half the tickets were sold out four months before the performance. At the end of last year, she had the lead role in the musical "Songs of Film" which commemorated the one hundred anniversary of Chinese films. After its first-run in Beijing, large-scale national performances will be held in the second half of this year.

Through her hard work on television, Yuan Quan has become famous throughout China. The audience is attracted to her purity, diligence, beauty and mystery. Furthermore, her romance with Xia Yu, the winner of the Venice Award and Golden Horse Prize, has been beneficial to both their careers.

Profile:

Name: Yuan Quan
Ethnic Group: Han
Birthday: October16
Native Place: Hu Bei
Height: 168cm
Weight: 49kg
Constellation: Libra
Education: graduated from the Central Academy of Drama

Films:
1999  Played the role of Zhou Xiaomei in "Rhapsody of Spring", directed by Teng Wenji
          Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Golden Rooster Awards
          Played the role of Li Huirong in "Once Upon A Time in Shanghai", directed by Peng Xiaolian
          Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Golden Rooster Awards
2000  Played the role of Liu Yun in "A Love of Blueness", directed by Huo Jianqi
2001  Nominated for Best Actress in Beijing Student Film Festival and Best Actress in A Leading Role at the Golden Rooster Awards
2002  Played the role of Xia Yu in "Pretty Big Feet", directed by Yang Yazhou
          Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Golden Rooster Awards

 

(Source: sina.com.cn & tom.com, Translated by Women of China)

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