Wen Zhang


Wen Zhang(born 26 June 1984 in Xi'an , Shaanxi Province) is a Chinese actor.After graduating from China's Central Academy of Drama in 2006, he starred in many popular TV dramas includingYou Are Smiling, While I am Weeping,Bloom of YouthandThe Song of Youth.During 2007 and 2008, Wen became well known for his roles as Xiang Nan in hit TV dramaStruggleand as Xiao Bei inDwelling Narrowness.In recent years,[when?]Wen has started to focus on his film career. In 2008, he starred in director Li Dawei's comedyA Tale of Two Donkeysand received wide acclaim from college students.Ocean Heavenis his fifth film in which he plays an autistic son and stars alongside Jet Li , who plays Wen's father. In 2011, Wen worked with Li again inThe Sorcerer and the White Snakeand played Li's disciple. Wen married Chinese actress Ma Yili , who is eight years older, and they have had a two-year-old daughter.

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 Wen Zhang's Career

Role in Oceans Heavenedit

In his role forOcean Heavenplaying the autistic character of 'Dafu', he acted extremely realistically which saw many people[who?]believing the actor to in fact be autistic. He is seen continually swimming with ease and playing with dolphins in the aquarium which have become some popular aspects of the film.

may have another Jet Li in our hands (at least, with the charity aspect, not the martial arts), as he says about his experience: “I found something that is more important than performing.”

Wen Zhang was also quoted saying "No, I had no idea what autism was before this film," the 26-year-old actor said. "Initially, I thought autism was all about not talking much," said Wen. "Director Xue Xiaolu didn't like my reaction when I first met her. She has volunteered for many, many years at an autism center. She required me to visit autistic children. So I did. I was plain shocked when I saw them."[attribution needed]

InOcean Heaven, there are many scenes in which Dafu, Wen's character, unconsciously raises his shaky left hand. "Each autism sufferer has some symptoms that show in his or her behaviors. I was thinking I needed to mimic a typical gesture," said Wen, who eventually picked hand-trembling after watching many documentaries about autism. "That is a beautiful gesture," he said. "I met many parents of autistic children who came up and said to me, 'Wen Zhang, are you autistic as well?'" Wen took that as a compliment.

Other worksedit

TV seriesedit

  • Snow Leopard (雪豹) as Zhou Wei Guo (2010)
  • Dwelling Narrowness (蜗居)(2009)
  • Love at Sun Moon Lake (爱在日月谭)(2009)
  • Prominent Family (望族) (2009)
  • An Liu (暗流) as Duan Yi Fei (2008)
  • Xiong Di Men (兄弟门) as Hua Xiao Wen (2007)
  • Struggle as Xiang Nan (2007)
  • Qing Chun Zhi Ge (青春之歌) as Lin Dao Feng (2007)
  • Jin Yi Wei (锦衣卫) as Zhu You Xiao (2007)
  • Yu Qing Chun You Guan De Ri Zi (与青春有关的日子) as Zhuo Yue (2006)
  • Ni Zai Wei Xiao Wo Que Ku Le (你在微笑我却哭了) as Chen Chen (2004)


  • A Tale of Two Donkeys(2009)
  • Ocean Heavenas Dafu (2010)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Incredible(2011)
  • The Law of Attraction(2011)
  • Beginning of the Great Revival(2011)
  • The Sorcerer and the White Snakeas Neng Ren (2011)
  • Love is not Blindas Wang Yiyang (2011)
  • In-Laws New Year(2012)
  • Truth or Dare(2012)
  • The Guillotines(2012)
  • Beyond the Bounds(2013)
  • Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons(2013)
  • Badges of Fury(2013)
  • On the Way(2014)
  • Gone with the Bullets(2014)

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 Wen Zhang's Awards

  • WonShanghai Media Awards2010 Best Actor: Wen Zhang forOcean Heaven
  • WonTV Actor Style Icon of the Year 2010
  • WonElle Style Awards: TV Actor of the Year 2010

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