Liu Yan
Chinese name: 柳岩
Date of birth: 8 November, 1980 (34)
Nationality China
Place of Birth Hengyang, Hunan, China
Occupation Singer, actress, host
Years active 1999–present
Label Enlight Media
Education Communication University of China
Gender: Female
Height: 164cm
Weight: 47kg
Blood type: A

Liu Yan (born 8 November 1980), also known as Ada Liu, is a Chinese actress, hostess and singer. She won the "Best New Artist" at the 2nd Top Chinese Music Awards and the "Best Promising Host" at the 3rd Zongyi Award, in 2010 the Most Influencing Host of China named she on their list of the 10 Greatest hosts in Television.

Liu is noted for her roles as Dai Yiyi and Jiajia in Badges of Fury (2013) and The Incredible Truth (2013) respectively.

Life Edit

Early life Edit

Liu was born in Hengyang, Hunan on November 8, 1980, with her ancestral home in Wuhu, Anhui, she was raised inGuangzhou, Guangdong, she is the youngest of two children, she has an elder brother.

Liu became the student in charge of entertainment in her class when she was a pupil. Liu enrolled at Hunan Normal University, earning a bachelor's degree inChinese literature.

Hosting career Edit

Liu joined Guangdong Television to host television in 1999, at the same year, she entered Communication University of China.

In March 2000, Liu hosted Financial Report and Green News in Southern Television Guangdong. From 2001 to 2002, she hosted Walking in Guangzhou.

In November 2002, Liu joined Hunan Public Channel and hosted Public News.

In 2004, Liu returned to Guangzhou, he hosted Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao in Guangdong Television.

In December 2005, Liu joined Enlight Media.

Acting career Edit

Liu had her first experience in front of the camera in 2008, and she was chosen to act as a support actor in Painted Skin, a film starring Zhao Wei, Chen Kunand Zhou Xun.

In 2009, Liu acted in the historical television series The Legend of Yang Guifei directed by You Xiaogang, playing the role of Empress Zhang.

Liu had a minor role as Yun Mei in Mural (2011), which starred Deng Chao as Zhu Xiaolian, it were highly praised by audience. She also played minor role in Love Keeps Going, a romantic comedy television series starring Mike He and Cyndi Wang.

In 2012, Liu acted with Tang Guoqiang and Zhang Zhiyao in the historical television series Full Moon Scimitar, which adapted from Taiwanese novelist Gu Long'swuxia novel of the same title. She participated in Wong Jing's affectional film Marry Mr.Prefect, which starring Ronald Cheng and Gigi Leung.

In 2013, Liu filmed in The Four 2, a wuxia film starring Liu Yifei, Wu Xiubo and Dengchao. After playing minor roles in various films and television series, Liu received her leading role in Badges of Fury and The Incredible Truth, it enjoyed the highest ratings in China and she quickly rose to prominence.

Works Edit

Discography Edit

  • Yanse (《岩色》), Ada Liu's debut studio album, it was released on November 2, 2009.
  • Mr. Perfect(Official Male Version of the god) (《男神 官方版》) Released October 26, 2014

Film[edit] Edit

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2008 Painted Skin 《画皮》 guest
2009 Mar's Baby 《火星宝贝之火星没事》 guest
2011 Mural 《画壁》 Yun Mei
2012 《灰机灰机》 Xiaomei
The Zodiac Mystery 《十二星座离奇事件》 Cui Miao
Crying and Laughing 《哭笑不得》 Lili
The Next 11 Days 《冰雪11天》 A police's wife
Marrying Mr. Perfect 《嫁个100分男人》 Anji Li'na
2013 The Four II 《四大名捕2》 Ru Yan
Badges of Fury 《不二神探》 Dai Yiyi
The Incredible Truth 《人间蒸发》 Jiajia
《把乐带回家2013》 guest
2014 The Four III 《四大名捕3》 Ru Yan
2015 An Inspector Calls 《神探駕到》

Television[edit] Edit

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2009 《鹰与枭》 Huang Zemin
The Legend of Yang Guifei 《杨贵妃秘史》 Empress Zhang
2010 Harmony Brings Wealth 2 《家和万事兴之幸福的味道》 Yuanyuan
2011 Love Keeps Going 《爱上查美乐》 Chu Shaoyin
2012 Diors Man 《屌丝男士》 [8]
Full Moon Scimitar 《新圆月弯刀》 Qin Keqing
《风雨劈柴院》 Qi Juan
Women on the Breadfruit Tree 《面包树上的女人》 Anna Fei
My Mother-in-law's Happy Life 《岳母的幸福生活》 Shen Zi
Seven Brothers 《香瓜七兄弟》 Nurse Liu
2013 Let's Get Married 《咱们结婚吧》 Lan Weiwei
《养儿防老》 Hao Feifei

Awards[edit] Edit

Year Work Award Result Notes
2009 2nd[clarification needed] Top Chinese Music Award for Best New Artist Won
2010 3rd Zongyi Award for Best Promising Host Won
3rd Top-ten of the Most Influencing Host of China Won

Gallery Edit

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