Monday, October 29, 2007

Zhang Jing Chu Profile

Zhang Jing Chu Profile
Name: Zhang Jingchu (Jingchu Zhang, Zhang Jing Chu, Zhang Jing Zhu)
Chinese name: 张静初
Birthdate: February 2, 1980
Birthplace: Fujian, China
Height: 165cm
Education: Central Academy of Drama, China
Language spoken: Mandarin and English
Profession: Actress
Hobbies: Swimming, literature and movies

Zhang JingChu Biography

Zhang JingChu starred in some minor roles before graduating from the prestigious Central Academy of Drama, and got her first leading role in 2005 movie “Peacock.”

Peacock received some great reviews internationally and grabbed an award in 2005 Berlin Film Festival. The name of Zhang JingChu suddenly caught the attention of both international and local media for being the leading actress.

Zhang JingChu also starred in 2005 box-office hit “Seven Swords” that was used as Venice Film Festival opening, JingChu was under the spotlight again.

People are already comparing JingChu’s potential with popular Chinese-Hollywood actress Zhang Ziyi. JingChu even has the advantage of fluent English speaking, something which Ziyi is still learning and improving.

Zhang Jingchu recent project is Chinese-Finnish collaboration movie “Jade Warrior” (Jadesoturi) which was shown in late 2006. She did well with Hong Kong movie “Protege” in early 2007.

Zhang Jingchu is rumored to star in Hong Kong director John Woo’s latest production, “War of Red Cliff” in 2007 (it didn’t happen in the end); the confirmed cast include award winning actor Tony Leung and Taiwan supermodel Lin Zhi Ling.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Ariel Lin Yi Chen

Ariel Lin Yi Chen Profile
Name: Ariel Lin Yi Chen (Lin I Cheng, Lam Yi San)
Chinese name: 林依晨
Birth date: October 29, 1982
Birth place: Taiwan
Height: 160cm
Blood type: A
Education: National ChengChi University, NCCU (Korean study)
Profession: Actress and singer
Hobbies: Acting, swimming, reading, singing, music, food, and travel
Favorite colors: Black, silver, and white
Favorite foods: Mum’s cooking, chocolate, pasta, Mongolian BBQ, and fruits
Favorite fruits: Strawberries, mango, apple, and grapes
Favorite movies: LOTR trilogy, and Harry Porter series

Ariel Lin Yi Chen Biography
Ariel Lin was given major role since her debut in 2002 drama, “True Love.” Ariel continued to star in “Secret Garden” and “Seventh Grade,” and steadily building her fame and popularity.

Ariel Lin still continued her university study while making all the dramas and managed to graduate from NCCU.

Ariel Lin co-starred Mike He in “Love Contract” (2004) and with Joseph Zheng in “It Started With a Kiss” (2005). Both the melodramas were a hit, and Ariel become one of the most popular TV actresses in Taiwan.

Ariel Lin then starred in popular dramas “Fairy from Wonderland” and acclaimed drama “Tokyo Juliet” in 2006. Fairy from Wonderland was hugely popular in China and Ariel is getting more famous in Asia region.

Ariel Lin also starred in 2 movies and sang a few songs in the dramas’ OST, but her singing venture is not as successful as her TV acting career.

Ariel Lin is currently filming the sequel for for ISWAK; she is also supposed to be filming “The Legend of Condor Heroes” in China but the filming was postphoned because the leading actor (Hu Ge) is recovering from a car accident.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Mike He Jun Xiang

Mike He Jun Xiang Profile
Name: Mike He Jun Xiang (Mike Ho)
Chinese name: 贺军翔 (賀軍翔)
Nickname: Xiao Mei 小美, Xiang Xiang 翔翔
Birth date: December 28, 1983
Birth place: Taipei, Taiwan
Height: 180cm
Blood type: B
Religion: None
Family members: Parents, a younger brother and a younger sister
Profession: Actor and model
Hobbies: Basketball, movies and music (and sleep)
Favorite cartoon character: Doraemon
Favorite colors: Black, blue and white
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite music: Country jazz and pop
Favorite singers: Bon Jovi and Avril Lavigne

Mike He Jun Xiang Biography
Mike He Jun Xiang started his career modelling for magazines and TV commercials, and become popular with his attractive figure, handsome looking and charming smile.

Mike He then appeared in a few music videos with Valen Hsu and Angelica Lee before making his debut in acting.

Mike He is still active in modeling and posed for a few classic advertisement as well as TV commercials, and continues to feature with some other MVs, the more popular include his appearance in MVs of Ariel Lin, Rainie Yang and Tanya Chuah.

Mike’s first TV drama was “7th Grade” in 2003/2004 starring alongside Ariel Lin. He did not play the main role, but he later reunited with Ariel again in 2004 TV drama “Love Contract” where he played as the leading actor.

In 2004 Mike He also had a short but catchy appearance in the highly rated TV drama “Say Yes Enterprise.”

2005 is a breakthrough year for Mike He, his TV dramas “Devil Beside You” with Rainie Yang and Express Boy with Xu Wei Lun were 2 of the best rated TV series in Taiwan that year.

Mike’s TV dramas are popular overseas, he has lots of fans in Japan, Korea, China and South East Asia as well as Western countries like Australia and USA.

Mike’s 2006 drama “Marry Me” (我們結婚吧) has just finished showing in Taiwan and will air in other countries soon.

Mike He has just finished filming TV drama “Exchange Love” with Rainie. The drama is highly anticipated as it features the same cast and production team of Devil Beside You.

Angela Zhang Shao Han

Angela Zhang Shao Han Profile
Name: Angela Zhang Shao Han (Angela Chang)
Chinese name: 张韶涵 (張韶涵)
Nickname: Dian Yan Wa-Wa 电眼娃娃, Mifen Mei 米粉妹
Birth date: January 19, 1982
Birth place: Taiwan
Height: 158cm
Blood type: A
Family members: Parents, younger brother and younger sister
Language spoken: Mandarin, English and a bit of Japanese
Education: Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Vancouver, Canada
Profession: Actress and singer
Dream: Travel around the world
Hobbies: Reading, singing, listening to music, and shopping

Angela Zhang Shao Han Biography
Angela Zhang Shao Han was born in Taiwan and moved to Canada when she was young.

Angela Zhang love singing since she was a kid and took part in lots of singing competitions. Angela got her breakthrough when she represented Vancouver (where she studied her high school) and won an international Chinese singing competition in Taiwan.

Angela’s talent was spotted by a music producer, her mentor, and she’s nurtured into a future superstar.

Although talented in singing, Angela first made her fame acting in 2002, with leading actress role in Taiwan TV drama “MVP Valentine,” co-starring Taiwan national basketball player Johnny Yan and popular boy band “5566″ member Tony Sun.

Angela Zhang then starred in 2003 in TV drama “At The Dolphin Bay,” it was in the series that Angela made her ‘professional’ singing debut with “Journey.” Her fans were amazed by her voice, and the media noticed her music talent too.

Angela Zhang didn’t take long to release her first solo album “Over The Rainbow” in January 2004, as expected it’s quite a hit. Angela then released her 2nd album “Aurora” in December 2004, followed by “Pandora” in January 2006.

Angela’s breakthrough in acting came in 2006 with TV drama “Bump Off Lover 17,” which won a nomination at the prestigious Golden Bell Award.

Angela released her latest album, “Flower in the Wonderland” in early 2007.

Angela Zhang is now working with both her singing and acting career, and features in bunches of commercials ads as well. We will see more of Angela Zhang in years to come.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

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Ueto Aya

Ueto Aya Profile
Name (romaji): Ueto Aya
Name: 上戸彩
Profession: Actress and singer
Birthdate: Sep, 14 1985
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 162cm
Star sign: Virgo
Blood type: O
Talent agency: Oscar Promotion

Ueto Aya Biography
In 1997, Aya Ueto participated in the 7th All-Japan National Young Beauty contest, where she received a special award from the judges. Her discovery led to many TV commercial deals, which eventually started her acting career.

In 1999, she formed the J-pop band Z-1 with Mami Nejiki, Mai Fujiya, and Manami Nishiwaki. They released five singles before breaking up, but Aya went on to start a solo career when she signed with Pony Canyon two years later. She released her first single, "Pureness," in 2002. It peaked at #4 on the Oricon charts and became the first female artist debut single in 3 years and 3 months to enter the Top 5 since Kyoko Fukada. Since then, she has released thirteen singles and six albums. Throughout her soon to be five year old solo musical career she has collaborated with the likes of Tetsuro Oda, RYOJI (from Ketsumeishi), Toshihiko Takamizawa (from The Alfee), Toko Furuuchi and Suguru Shimabukuro (from Begin).

Aya began her acting career in May 1999 in the movie "Killer of Paraiso". In 2000 she received her first role in a drama, Namida wo Fuite. In 2001, she played a part in Kinpachi-sensei, and her performance greatly boosted her popularity. She starred in several later dramas, including Koukou Kyoushi 2003, Hitonatsu no Papa e, and Ace o Nerae!. She also ventured into the big screen in famed film director Ryuhei Kitamura's 2003 blockbuster Azumi and in its sequel, Azumi 2: Death or Love in 2005.

She is often said to physically resemble Japanese star Momoe Yamaguchi and is widely regarded to be one of the biggest idols in Japan today. She is often mentioned as a "super idol". As of 2007, Aya Ueto remains ubiquitous in Japan, appearing constantly on magazines and in commercials.

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