Yang Mi (born 12 September 1986) is a Chinese actress and singer. She is noted for her roles as Guo Xiang and Tang Xuejian in the television series The Return of the Condor Heroes (2006) and Chinese Paladin 3 (2009) respectively. She has now gained even greater popularity from her breakthrough role as Luo Qingchuan in Palace (2011). Yang is also a student in Beijing Film Academy's Performance Institute.
Yang Mi was born to a police officer and a housewife. She was given name "å¹" (exponentiation) because her parents are both surnamed Yang. The China Children's Film Studio held a children's television show training course and her parents signed her up for it. She also graduated from the now-defunct Beijing Xuanwu Experimental Primary School.
In 1990, at the age of four, Yang acted in the historical television series Tang Ming Huang directed by Chen Jialin, playing the role of a young Princess Xianning. Two years later, she acted with Liu Xiao Ling Tong in the television series Hou Wa and won the 14th Flying Goddess Award and 12th Golden Eagle Award for Best Children's Television Series. After that, she focused on academics while working as a model for the magazine Duan Li. She also had a minor role as Beggar So's daughter in King of Beggars (1992), which starred Stephen Chow as the titular character.
In the late 2000s, Yang rose to fame for her roles in television series such as The Return of the Condor Heroes (2006) and Chinese Paladin 3 (2009). Her popularity increased after she starred as Luo Qingchuan in Palace (2011). Her increase in popularity from her performance in Palace helped land her a role in Painted Skin: The Resurrection, a sequel to Gordon Chan's 2008 film Painted Skin. In 2010, she participated in Empires of the Deep, a Chinese-American co-produced film with a budget of US$100 million.
In 2011, Mei Ah Entertainment announced that it will be producing four tailored-made films (Wu Dang, Chinese Princess Turandot, Windseeker, and Butterfly Cemetery) for Yang with a total investment of 300 million yuan for the four films due to the box office success of the horror film Mysterious Island (2011), which starred Yang.
In 2012, Yang stated that she will be producing for the first time in her career, and her project will be a Chinese version of the American television series Gossip Girl, with Chinese Girl as a possible working title.
In 2013, she was awarded the Most Disappointing Actress of the fourth Golden Broom Awards for starring in Wu Dang and Holding Love.
In 2014, she was ranked 7th on the China Celebrity List published by Forbes China. She was awarded as the Influential Woman of the Year at the 2015 Women's Media Awards.
In early 2012, Yang Mi revealed the relationship with an Hong Kong actor-singer Hawick Lau through her Weibo. Then on November 11, 2013 she announced their engagement. Yang Mi and Hawick Lau were married in Bali, Indonesia on January 8, 2014. She gave birth to her daughter on June 1, 2014 in an Hong Kong hospital.
- 2012: Close to Me
- 2012-04 Sixteenth Global Chinese Music Channel "The Best Cross-Border Singer in the Mainland" (winning)
- 2012â"03 The Second 2012 Music Film Festival "Film Actress with the Most Commercial Value" (winning)
- 2012â"01 Song List 2011 Beijing Pop Music Awards "Annual Most Popular Newcomer (Female)" (winning)
- 2012â"01 2011 Shopping Guide Â· Fashion Festival "Star of The Year (winning)
- 2012â"01 2011 Shopping Guide Â· Fashion Festival "Annual TV Actress " (winning)
- 2012â"01 2011 Sina Micro Blogging Night Network Festival "Micro Blogging Queen" (winning)
- 2012â"01 2011 Sina Micro Blogging Night Network Festival "The Most Influential TV Actress" (winning)
- 2012â"01 2011 So Hu Video TV Festival "The Most Popular Online Actress (winning)
- 2011â"12 Beijing Television Cultural Decade Influence Festival "Rookie of The Year Award" (winning)
- 2011â"12 2011 An Hui Satellite TV National Drama Festival "2011's Most Popular Actor (winning)
- 2011â"12 (The 2011 Multi-suns Award) The Top 100 TV Series Awards Ceremony "The Best TV Series Theme Song" Love's Support (winning)
- 2011â"10 2011 New Forces Festival "The Most Popular Film Actress" Far Cry (winning)
- 2011â"08 2011 Music Film Festival "Asia-Pacific Region's Most Popular Actor (winning)
- 2011â"08 2011 Fashion Power "Annual Most Popular Actress (winning)
- 2011â"06 The 17th Shanghai Television Festival "Magnolia" award, the audience voted most popular actress award " (winning)
- 2011â"06 Fourth Network Influence "The 2010 Top Ten Film and Television Actors" Palace Lock Heart Jade (winning)
- 2011â"05 Seventeenth Magnolia Shanghai TV Festival "Best Actress"(Nominations)
- 2011-04 Fifteenth Annual Global Chinese Music Channel (Asian Influence Ceremony) "The Best TV Series" Palace Lock Heart Jade (winning)
- 2011â"03 2011 Fifth Ceremony of Entertainment "Particular Noticed Leaping Star" Palace Lock Heart Jade (winning)
- 2011â"03 2011 MSN Fashion Night Annual Award Ceremony "The MSN Xing Yue Fashion Star (winning)
- 2011â"03 2011 Oriental Film Festival "(TV Series) Most Popular Actress of The Year" (winning)
- 2011â"03 Youku Television Index Festival "Most Popular Actress Award" (winning)
- 2010â"12 2010 winds competition "Having New Annual Fashion"(winning)
- 2010â"04 2010 Drama and Internet festival in the spring "Most Network Vitality Drama (top5) " Paladin 3 (winning)
- 2008â"08 7th China Golden Eagle TV Art Festival "Best Actress" Wang Zhaojun (Nominations)
- 2007-06 Third drama Billboard Award for Best New Artist (winning)
- 2007â"04 Forbes 2007 Personality of the Year of Chinese cultural and Recreational Sports Industry "The Most Potential" (winning)
- 2007â"04 Third 2006 Chinese Film Stars list (top 10) (winning)
- 1993 Eleventh Golden Eagle Award for "Best Children Series, Thirteenth Flying Award for "Best Children's Series"
- 1994 Fourteenth Flying Award for "Best Children's Series" second prize
- (Chinese) Yang Mi on Weibo
- (Chinese) Yang Mi's official website
- (Chinese) Yang Mi's blog on Sina.com