Tang Wei


Tang Wei( simplified Chinese :汤唯; traditional Chinese :湯唯; pinyin :Tāng Wéi) (born October 7, 1979) is a Chinese actress . She rose to prominence for her appearance inLust, Caution.

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  • by hansukj  -  October 20, 2016 05:17 PM

    Tang Wei Gives Birth to Baby Girl

    Chinese actressTang Wei, wife of Korean directorKim Tae-yong, gave birth to a girl in Hong Kong.The actress left a message on her Instagram account, saying "To everyone, today I gave birth to a 3.41 kg baby girl. She is very healthy".She also thanked her parents and husband and everyone wh…

  • by hwarang  -  September 22, 2016 07:24 AM

    Tang Wei Gives Birth to Baby Girl

    Chinese actressTang Wei, wife of Korean directorKim Tae-yong, gave birth to a girl in Hong Kong.The actress left a message on her Instagram account, saying "To everyone, today I gave birth to a 3.41 kg baby girl. She is very healthy".She also thanked her parents and husband and everyone wh…

  • by gdulri  -  September 20, 2016 10:59 AM

    Tang Wei Collaborates with Husband to Shoot Music Video for Her Upcoming Film

    /Courtesy of Edko Beijing Distribution LimitedActressTang Weijoined forces with her husbandKim Tae-yongto film the music video for her upcoming film, her management agency said in a press event in Beijing last week.The music video for the sequel of the 2013 film "Finding Mr. Right", a roma…

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 Tang Wei's Biography

1979–2006: Early life and beginnings

Tang is the only child of a former stage actress and painter . In an interview, she explained that she often traveled around China and learned to paint, adding that she was influenced by her parents.Tang graduated from a local vocational high school in her hometown in 1996, where her teachers described her as "athletic" and a "good student who always did her homework". She had no plans to become famous; she originally aspired to become an archaeologist or lawyer .Tang made the decision to enter the entertainment industry after doing some modeling in 1997. She graduated from the Central Academy of Drama in 2002.

Tang met Zhu Yuchen in 1995. A Shanghai native, both were majoring in drama and acting. By 1998, the couple had moved in together while continuing to receive university education. They officially split in 2002, a few weeks before Zhu and Tang obtained degrees at the acting school, and Tang was reported to be distraught and crying upon witnessing their graduation ceremony.

Shortly after her university graduation, Tang met Stan Lai during one of his trips to China. He was impressed by the actress, and was quoted as saying, "The number of stars may not be good actors, a lot of good actors may not be good stars, but Tang Wei was fortunate to have done it." He proceeded to recommend her to several directors and was thus cast in more roles, although she was relatively unknown outside her hometown in China at this time. Nonetheless, Tang starred in a TV series,Policewoman Swallow(2004) and a brief university drama,Che Guevara(2004). After working with a more diverse group of actresses, she also appeared in TV dramasLeaving Seafront Street(2005),East Meets West(2005) andBorn in the 60s(2006).

Tang competed Miss Universe China 2004.

2006–08:Lust, Caution

In July 2006, Tang was selected from more than 10,000 actressesto appear in Ang Lee 'sLust, Caution(2007) as Wong Chia Chi, co-starring Tony Leung Chiu-Wai , Joan Chen , and Leehom Wang . She learned both Shanghainese and the related Suzhou dialect during this time, and was trained in a more formal style of dressing and acting. Tang won the Best New Performer Golden Horse award. Tang was also nominated for the Independent Spirit Award , and was present at the ceremony in Santa Monica, California in February 2008. She received wider fame throughout and beyond China after this role. In March 2008, China's State Administration of Radio Film and Television (SARFT) ordered a media ban due to Tang's performance of sexual acts inLust, Caution.Because of the controversy instigated by the statement, this was followed by discontinuing most of Tang's forthcoming TV commercials to endorse various snack foods and cosmetics.

Following the success ofLust, Caution, Tang and her parents obtained residency in Hong Kong .She ended a three-year relationship with Tian Yu (田羽) in December 2007.She would not reveal further details or reasons for the split, but stated, "Tian Yu is important to me, and for years, he was the person who treated me the best. He always cared about and helped me quietly. Without him, I definitely would not have played a role inLust, Caution, and wouldn't have the success I've made today. I will always feel grateful to him."

2009–present:Late AutumnandCrossing Hennessey

She was set to star in Tian Zhuangzhuang 's budget period filmThe Warrior and the Wolf(2009), but was replaced by Maggie Q .In February 2009, during her absence from the movie industry, she was reported to have briefly attended drama classes at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom .

From November 2009 to March 2010, Tang filmed with Hyun Bin inLate Autumn(2010), directed by Kim Tae-Yong.Late Autumnwas shot in Seattle, Washington .InCrossing Hennessy(2010), a romantic drama, with Jacky Cheung , Tang plays the orphaned Oi Lin who falls for the troubled Xu. Her uncle proceeds to attempt to avert the attraction to another man, and succeeds as the plan ends in marriage.She learned Cantonese during this time, and was reported to be very capable despite the limited filming time and her role in the movie.Tang's first film to be shown in China sinceLust, Caution, a March 2010 news article quoted her as saying, "Coming to Hong Kong for this premiere, I can see director Ivy and co-star Andy On again. I've been very happy. Now I'm just excited to see the movie. I will be happy if everyone can see my work."

In September 2010, it was announced she was to appear inThe Founding of a Party. Her scenes were all cut, allegedly at the request of Mao Zedong 's grandson, Mao Xinyu .

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 Tang Wei's Filmography


2001 A Dream Like a Dream
2004 Che Guevara


1998 Chinese Female Football
2004 Policewoman Swallow Swallow
Sons and Daughters of the Red Cross Ning Xiaoya
2005 Brother, Brother
Leaving Seafront Street Yan Lei
Qingqian Nalati Chen Yan
2006 Born in the 60s Yue Linlin
Silent Tears Shang Li


2007 Lust, Caution Wang Chia-chi Chopard Trophy (Cannes Film Festival)
New Weekly Cutting Edge Awards List
Chinese Film Award for Best Actress
Los Angeles Magazine Award for Best Actress
Asian Pacific Film and TV Expo for Best Actress
Hollywood Awards for Best Actress and Variety
Venice Film Festivalfor Best New Actress
Golden Horse Awardsfor Best New Performer
Nominated -Asian Film Awardsfor Best Actress
Nominated -Rising Star Award, BAFTA
Nominated -Chicago Film Critics Association Awardsfor Most Promising Performer
Nominated -Golden Horse Awardsfor Best Actress
Nominated -Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
Nominated -Online Film Critics Society Awardsfor Breakthrough Performer
2010 Crossing Hennessy Oi-lin Chinese Film Media Awards for Best Actress
Nominated -Golden Horse Awardsfor Best Actress
Nominated -Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awardsfor Best Actress
Nominated -Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
Late Autumn Anna Paeksang Arts Awards for Best Actress
3 Idiots Pia Sahastrabudhhe (Chinese dub)
2011 The Founding of a Party Tao Yi (Scenes Removed before Release)
Wu Xia Ayu
Speed Angels Professional racing athlete

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 Tang Wei's Awards


  • 2006 - CCTV Movie Channel Award, Outstanding Digital Movie Actress:Policeman Swallow
  • 2007 - Golden Horse Awards , Best New Performer:Lust, Caution
  • 2007 - New Weekly Cutting Edge Awards List:Lust, Caution
  • 2007 - Chinese Film Award, Best Actress:Lust, Caution
  • 2007 - Los Angeles Magazine Award, Best Actress:Lust, Caution
  • 2007 - Asian Pacific Film and TV Expo, Best Actress:Lust, Caution
  • 2007 - Hollywood Awards, Best Actress and Variety:Lust, Caution
  • 2007 - Venice Film Festival , Best New Actress:Lust, Caution
  • 2011 - Paeksang Arts Awards , Best Actress:Late Autumn
  • 2011 - China Film Media Awards , Best Actress:Crossing Hennessy


  • 2007 - Golden Horse Awards, Best Actress:Lust, Caution
  • 2008 - Independent Spirit Awards , Best Actress:Lust, Caution
  • 2008 - Chopard Trophy Award, Best Actress:Lust, Caution
  • 2010 - Golden Horse Awards, Best Actress:Crossing Hennessy

Other honors

  • 2004 - Miss Universe finalist
  • 2007 - Top Chinese fashion figure
  • 2007 -New York Timeslisted her as one of the Best 15 Performers in 2007
  • 2008 - Several newspapers noted her Chinese patriotism
  • 2008 - South Korean men polled voted Best Actress
  • 2008 -The Annual Independent Critics List#59 of 2008 World's Most Beautiful People
  • 2008 -Forbesranked her 18th on the China Celebrity 100 list
  • 2008 - Japanese magazineCutplaced her in the Top 50 Best Active Celebrities
  • 2008 - Accepted invitation and appeared at the Cannes Film Festival

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 Tang Wei's References

  1. She has appeared in English language films under the name Tang Wei. In an interview, she stated that her Western name is Rebecca. Tang Wei: Lust, Caution, Past, and Future All-China's Women Federation. Retrieved November 17, 2009.
  2. "Tang Wei: A Debut As Big As the Country She Comes From"
  3. "Tang Wei in the eyes of those who know her" China Internet Information Center. Retrieved November 17, 2009.
  4. "汤唯朱雨辰旧情曝光(非常详细)". April 29, 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2010.
  5. (Chinese) "赖声川话剧杭州上演 澄清并未向李安推荐汤唯". ent.163.com. February 29, 2008. Retrieved June 4, 2010.
  6. "Ang Lee casts Tang Wei for "Lust, Caution". Xinhua. July 12, 2006. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  7. Lust, Caution Exclusive: Ang Lee
  8. "TANG WEI - WEI'S CHINESE MEDIA BAN" Contactmusic.com. March 10, 2008. Retrieved November 17, 2009.
  9. "Tang Wei blacklisted for 'glorifying traitors'". Times Online. March 11, 2008. Retrieved November 17, 2009.
  10. (Chinese) "因曾获金马奖 汤唯通过"优才计划"成为香港人" Xinhua News Agency. August 24, 2008. Retrieved November 17, 2009.
  11. "Lust, Caution actress opens up about ex-boyfriend." Xinhua News Agency. December 18, 2007. Retrieved March 21, 2010.
  12. "Maggie Q to star in 'Wolf'" Variety. September 25, 2008. Retrieved November 17, 2009.
  13. February 25, 2009 Hong Kong Movie DataBase. Retrieved November 17, 2009.
  14. May 9, 2009 Hong Kong Movie DataBase. Retrieved November 17, 2009.
  15. "Hyun Bin, Tang Wei-wei Cast in Korea-US Project". Korea Times. November 5, 2009. Retrieved November 17, 2009.
  16. "Hyun Bin's "got feel": Tang Wei". MSN. May 10, 2010. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  17. "In star-studded 'Late Autumn,' Seattle plays starring role". seattlepi. February 28, 2010. Retrieved September 25, 2010.
  18. "Tang Wei, Hyun Bin Meet in 'Late Autumn'". Cri English. September 23, 2010. Retrieved September 25, 2010.
  19. "Tang Wei plans return to silver screen alongside Jacky Cheung" Xinhua News Agency. February 4, 2009. Retrieved November 17, 2009.
  20. "Tang Wei: "I Still Haven't Learned to be a Star". The Bund. April 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  21. "Ang Lee protege Tang Wei premieres first film since reported China ban over 'Lust, Caution'". Star Tribune. March 21, 2010. Retrieved March 21, 2010.
  22. "China's leading lady Tang Wei deemed too racy to star in Mao movie". Independent. May 16, 2011. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
  23. "Tang Wei cut from China's propaganda epic". Variety. May 14, 2011. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
  24. "Ex-blacklisted actress vies for Chinese-language 'Oscar'". AFP. October 2, 2010. Retrieved October 2, 2010.

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