Wei Zhao (ZHAO Wei / 赵薇) is a Chinese actress, born on Friday, March 12, 1976, in Wuhu, Anhui province, China.
Blood Type: O
Shot to fame with the role of the playful and cheeky character of Little Shallow/Princess Pearl in the Qiong Yao book-turned-TV serial Huang Zhu Ge Ge (The Return of Princess Pearl).
Has collaborated several times with Aunty Qiong Yao. Played the main character in Qiong Yao's book-turned-TV serials, such as Huang Zhu Ge Ge I, Huang Zhu Ge Ge II, Lao Fang You Xi/Biao Mei Ji Xiang, and Qing Sheng Sheng Yu Meng Meng.
Was banned (and ostracized) in China after being photographed wearing a dress made from a Japanese Battleflag. Swiftly, after her several times apology (television, newspaper, Internet and radio), Chinese public forgave her.
She bounced back into the limelight as the official ambassador for a high-profile endorsement deal for slimming centre Marie France in China.
Won 2002 Hong Kong TVB Top 10 Television Artist Awards for her performance in the popular tv drama "Qing shen shen yu meng meng" (2001).
Won 2006 Tvz.cn Top 10 Outstanding Television Awards for her performance in 2005 China champion tv drama "Moment in Peking" (2005).
Former spokesperson for Red Earth during 2001-2002.
Former spokesperson for Marie France during 2003-2004.
Graduated from the Beijing Film Academy
Family includes: Wei Qiying (mom), Zhao Jiahai (dad), Zhao Jian (older brother) & Chen Rong(Sisiter in law)
Won 2003 MTV Style Awards "Most Style Actress".
Won 2003 Lycra Channel Young Fashion Awards "China mainland Trendy Actress".
Won 2004 MTV Style Awards "Female Artist of the Year".
Won 2005 Lycra Channel Young Fashion Awards "China mainland Trendy Actress".
Won 2005 Lycra Channel Young Fashion Awards "China mainland Trendy Female Singer".
Listed in People Magazine's '100 Most Beautiful People' List in 2006.
Won 2006 MTV Asia Awards "Favorite Artist Mainland China" Award
Won 2006 Top Chinese TV Drama Awards Favorite Actress Mainland China Award for her performance in the champion TV drama "Moment in Peking"(2005).
She studied Tibet dancing for 3 years. And her performance has showed on local TV in 1994.
Her favorite foreign actresses are Isabelle Huppert and Juliette Binoche.
Her favorite Chinese actress is Maggie Cheung.
Was the official amabassader for China National Farmer Sports Meeting in 2003.
Spokesperson for China goverment charity project - "Hope Project" from 2002-2005.
She passed 2006 China national wide postgraduate entrance examination. She has enrolled for postgraduate study at the Beijing Film Academy and will get the master degree in 2009.
Her postgraduate study professor is China famous director Tian Zhuangzhuang.
Host of CCTV 2000 Spring Festival Ceremony.
Former Ambassador of UN's "Orphan and Vulnerable Children, Children Affected by AIDS Awareness".
Won 1999 Hong Kong Metro Radio Station Most Popular Singer Award.
Won 13th Channel [V] Chinese Music Awards Favorite Female Singer, Best Music Video, and Nomiated Best Female Singer for album "Double".
Won 2005 (the 5th) Top Chinese Music Chart Awards Favorite Mainland Female Singer, 2 Top Ten Golden Melody of the Year & Nominated Best Female Singer and Best Album for album "Afloat". Nominated 2006 (the 6th) Top Chinese Music Chart Awards Best Female Singer and Best Album for "Double".
Won 2005 Asian Pacific Music Awards Top Ten Golden Melody of the Year, and Nominated Best Female Singer, Favorite Female Singer, Best Album, Best Selling Record.
Amabassador of China Welfare Fun For The Handicapped since 2006.
She is the first Mainland China actress to have a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Shanghai.
Spokesperson for Marie France until 2008.
Member of China Star Tennis Team since 2008.
Spokesperson of China Open since 2008.
Won 2008 Top Chinese Music Chart Awards Best Female Singer for "Angle's Suitcase".
On May 29, 2008, was the First Torchbearer of Wuhu (No. 29 city) of the 29th Olympic Games, her hometown. After torch relay, she claimed that she donated 500,000 yuan to build school for Sichuan children.
Won 2008 China Music Radio Awards Best Album and Best All-round Artist.
China Official Amabassador of the 7th (2009) China Flower Expo.
Won 2007 MTV Style Awards "Most Stylish Mainland female singer".
Won 2007 Lycra Channel Young Fashion Awards "China Mainland Trendy Actress".
Promoter of Red Cross Society of China since 2008.
Won 2008 Sohu.com 10 Years Anniversary-Motion Picture Awards "Audience Favorite Actress of the Decade".
Won the 4th (2008) Top Chinese TV Drama Awards "Top 30 Most Infulence People of the 30 Years (1978-2008)".
Selected as China Mobile users' "Favorite Actress in a Motion Picture of 2008".
On August 6, 2009, Zhao Wei was elected the vice-president of Chinese Film Performance Art Academy.
Spokeperson for Aqua cosmetic since 2009.
Former spokeperson for Shiseido during 2003-2004.
Member of Beijing Film Association.
Spokeperson of Homa Fridge since 2009.
Her favorite actor is Marlon Brando.
Ambassador of 2007 World Special Olympic Games(Shanghai).
Culture Ambassador of 2001 World University Games(Beijing).
Spokeperson for Hosin Mobile since 2010.
Jury member of the 13th (2010) Shanghai International Film Festival main Competition Jury.
Spokesperson for Aussino since 2010.
Spokesperson for Kinohimitsu Collagen since 2010.
As an actress:
2010 Jin yi wei
2009 Hua Mulan as Hua Mulan
2009 Jian guo da ye
2009 Yi ge nü ren de shi shi
2009 Chi bi xia: Jue zhan tian xia as Sun Shangxiang
2008 Hua pi as Chen Peirong
2008 Chi bi as Sun Shangxiang
2007 Tian shi lü xing xiang
2007 Xie xie ni ceng jing ai guo wo
2007 Yoru no shanghai as Lin Xi
2006 Yi ma de hou xian dai sheng huo as Liu Dafan
2006 Che Shen
2006 Mo shan
2005 Jing hua yan yun
2005 Qing ren jie as Qu Ran
2003 Yu guanyin as An Xin
2003 Tian di ying xiong as Wen Zhu
2003 Lü cha as Wu Fang
2003 Pao zhi nu peng you as Cheung Ling
2002 Chik yeung tin si as Sue
2002 Tian xia wu shuang
2001 Siu lam juk kau as Mui
2001 Qing shen shen yu meng meng
2000 Xia nü chuang tian guan
2000 Kuet chin chi gam ji din
1999 Lao fang you xi
1999 Huan zhu ge ge 2
1999 Yuan, miao bu ke yan as Vicky
1999 Kangxi wei fu si fang ji
1998 Huan zhu ge ge
1997 Da mo fang
1996 Dong gong xi gong
1996 Jie jie mei mei chuang bei jing as Bai Xiaoxue