Zhang Jia Yi (1970)

Zhang Jia Yi (1970)

Other Name: 张嘉译 張嘉譯 张嘉益 張嘉益 张小童 張小童 Zhang Xiao Tong Cheung Ka Yik Чжан Цзяи

Age: 54

Birthday: April, 08, 1970

Nationality: Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

Height: 168 CM

Zodiac sign: Aries

Zhang Jia Yi is a Chinese actor, born in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. He married a fellow actress Wang Hai Yan in 2007, and they have a daughter called Zhang Yi Xin, who was born in 2010.

He made his acting debut in 1990, a year before graduating from the Beijing Film Academy. He has since gone on to appear in over 100 movies and drama series titles, including the landmark drama title “Dwelling Narrowness” in 2009. His movie credits include “Chongqing Blues” (2010), “I Am Not Madame Bovary” (2016), and “My People, My Country” (2019).

From 1990 to 2019, Zhang Jiayi has participated in around 90 television series, 35 films and 1 animation producing, Zhang has had over 20 awards and nominations so far. In the television series Dwelling Narrowness, Zhang played the leading role Song Siming. This TV series gained extensive social attention and discussion after its broadcast in 2009, then Zhang Jiayi rose to fame. He was a student with merit on wrestle when he was in high school. After he graduated from high school, he planned to be a professional wrestler. However, with the advice of his uncle who worked in Xi'an Film Studio, he decided to take the admission test of Beijing Film Academy. As a student who never had professional performance class before, Zhang did not hold any hope on being admitted, but he was admitted to Beijing Film Academy with his talent. After graduating from Beijing Film Academy, he was assigned to Xi'an Film Studio.

In the beginning of 2018, a video about Zhang Jiayi in television series "Wonderful Life" went viral because of his unique walking posture. In fact, his unique walking posture is one of the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. The disease limits his actions so that sometimes he is unable to straighten his back. When he was 22, he felt the back pain, but did not pay much attention and still endured the pain to work, which made his illness more serious. According to his speech in CCTV program Voice, he was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis when he was 25.

Chen has earned numerous awards to include Best Actor, Society Award, Most Popular Actor, and Most Expressive Actor. At the 2012 Huading Awards he earned 10 Most Popular Celebrities Award. In 2012 Forbes China Celebrity listed him at 51st out of 100. He has been in the top 100 Forbes China list 6 times.

Other awards include 2010 the New Weekly 2009 China TV Rank for Person of the Year, 2011 Beijing News Oriental Fashion 50 Most Beautiful Chinese Best TV Actor of the Year and the 2011 BQ Hot Search Artist Most Valuable Actor of the Year.

Active Years: 1991 - now

Occupation: actor, art director

(Source: Wikipedia; Rakuten Viki)

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