Zhao Wei: Bio, Net Worth, Personal Life, Husband, Parents, Family, Siblings, Nationality, Age, Height, Wiki, Awards, Facts, Size, Career, News, Kids

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Name Zhao Wei
Age 46 Years Old
Nick Name Vicky, Vicki
Birth Name Zhao Wei
Birth Date 1976-03-12
Gender Female
Profession Actress ,Film Director , Producer
Place Of Birth Wuhu, Anhui
Birth Nation China
Nationality Chinese
Famous For One of the most successful Chinese actresses
Father Zhao Jiahai
Mother Wei Qiying
Siblings 1
Brothers Zhao Jian
Ethnicity Asian (Chinese)
Horoscope Pisces
Education Bachelor’s Degree in performing arts
College / University Beijing Film Academy School of Performing Arts
Career Start 1994
Debut Movie A Soul Haunted by Painting
Debut Television Show/Series Sisters in Beijing
Awards Golden Eagle Award for Best Actress for her role in My Fair Princess
Marital Status Married
Husband Huang You Long
Married Date 2008
Children 1
Daughter Huang Xing
Sexual Orientation Straight
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 55 kg
Body Type Slim
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Source of Wealth Acting, producing, directing, and business ventures
Net Worth Around $1 billion
Links Instagram

Chinese actress, businesswoman, director, producer, and singer Zhao Wei is also a singer. One of the most popular Chinese actresses is Wei. She became well-known after appearing in the 1998 television series My Fair Princess. She finally became a famous actress after starring in several financially successful films. Also, she has additionally played the lead in a number of television shows. She has garnered many honors for her contribution. She went on to become one of the highest-paid actresses after becoming one of the successful actresses. Also, she made her directing debut with the critically acclaimed and commercially successful film So Young. She has had a successful career but has also been involved in a lot of controversy. By September 2021, she had been completely removed off China’s internet following her incident.

How much is the Net worth of Zhao Wei?

Zhao Wei is one of the most lucrative and commercially successful actresses in the world. In 2015, Forbes dubbed her the “wealthiest working actress in the world.” On the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list, she was rated 80th in 2013, 22nd in 2014, 7th in 2015, and 28th in 2017. Her films have made millions of dollars globally. She is a successful artist who works in advertisements as well. She was recognized as one of “China’s Top Ten Most Popular Commercial Models” in 2001 and has made countless commercial appearances. From 2013 to 2014, she served as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s spokesperson.

Zhao Wei driving a vehicle. Via AGELESS SOUL

From 2012 through 2017, she served as Jaeger-official LeCoultre’s representative. In 2018 she was named the Burberry brand ambassador, and in 2020 she was named the Fendi spokeswoman for China. Wei is one of the accomplished businesswomen in addition to acting. In 2014, she and her spouse bought shares in Alibaba Pictures. In 2016, Zhejiang People Culture, which was traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange for CN$3 billion, was taken over by her business Longwei Culture & Media. She enjoys wine and spent $4 million in 2011 to purchase Chateau Monlot, a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru vineyard in France. She extended her wine company in many locations throughout France after experiencing success. Wei has amassed wealth through her work in the entertainment industry and her entrepreneurial endeavors. Currently, her estimated net worth is $1 billion.

Early Years: Where was she born?

On March 12, 1976, Zhao Wei was born. She was born in Wuhu, Anhui, China. She is of Chinese descent. Also, she was conceived by her parents, Zhao Jiahai (father) and Wei Qiying (mother). Zhao Jian is the name of her older brother. Her zodiac sign is Pisces, and she is of Asian (Chinese) descent. After finishing high school, she enrolled in Wuhu Normal School. Later, she enrolled in the acting program at Xie Jin Star Academy. In 2000, she completed her undergraduate studies in performing arts at the Beijing Film Academy School of Performing Arts. She took instruction in Chinese ink wash art, dance, and the piano.

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Young Zhao Wei Source: @lujuba

What is the Professional Career of Zhao Wei?

In the 1994 movie A Soul Haunted by Painting, Zhao Wei made her acting debut at a cameo as a young prostitute in the brothel. She decided to pursue acting instead of her profession as an apprentice preschool teacher. Also, she made her acting debut in 1996’s Penitentiary Angel, playing a significant part. She made her television debut in 1996 as the series’ lead in Sisters in Beijing. When Wei portrayed Xiaoyanzi in the 1998 television series My Fair Princess, she achieved success in the field. Her performance in My Fair Princess earned her the Golden Eagle Award for Best Actress. Later, in My Fair Princess II, she played the same part again.

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Zhao Wei won Golden Rooster Award for Best Directorial Debut for the 2013 film, So Young. Source: @china

She has both directed and starred in a number of box office successes. Shaolin Soccer (2001), Red Cliff (2008–2009), Painted Skin (2008), Painted Skin: The Resurrection (2012), Dearest (2014), and Lost in Hong Kong are a few of her financially successful motion pictures (2015). She has received various honors for her work in several movies, including Huabiao Awards, Hundred Flowers Awards, Changchun Film Festival, and Shanghai Film Critics Awards. She later went on to star in many popular television shows. Old House Has Joy, Treasure Venture, Romance in the Rain, Moment in Peking, Thank You for Having Loved Me, The Epic of a Woman, and Tiger Mom are just a few of the popular television shows in which Wei has starred. In 2013, she made her directing debut with the movie So Young.

The movie was a critical and commercial triumph that garnered a number of accolades, including the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film from the Mainland and Taiwan, the Hundred Flowers Award for Best Director, and the Golden Rooster Award for Best Directorial Debut. She made her stage debut in a public theater production of Proof, a 2001 Broadway play by David Auburn. Wei is a singer as well. In 1999, she released Swallow, her self-titled album. Swallow (1999), Magic of Love (1999), The Last Separation (2001), Afloat (2004), Double (2005), Angel’s Suitcase (2007), and We’re All Great Directors are the seven albums she has altogether released (2009). For her album Double in 2006, she received the MTV Asia Award for Favorite Artist from Mainland China.

Is Zhao Wei Married? Who is her Husband?

Zhao Wei has been married. Huang You Long, a Chinese businessman, is her husband. In 2008, the pair wed in Singapore. Together, the couple has a daughter. In April 2010, their daughter Huang Xing was born. After the birth of her baby, she took a two-year break from acting.

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Zhao Wei and her husband with their daughter. Source: @lujuba

Body Measurement: How tall is Zhao Wei?

Zhao Wei is 1.66 meters tall, or 5 feet and 5 inches, tall. She weighs about 55 kilograms overall. She has a lean physique. Her black hair contrasts with her brown eyes. She is straight in her sexuality.


  • Her father was an engineer and her mother was a primary school teacher.
  • She is close friends with Chinese singers Faye Wong and Na Ying.
  • She was one of the jury members for the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival.
  • She was the jury member of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.
  • She was elected vice-president of China Film Performance Art Academy and executive member of the council of the China Environmental Society in 2009.
  • MTV China named Wei the “Most Stylish Actress” in mainland China.
  • She is known for her philanthropic works and has donated to numerous charitable causes.
  • She received extreme criticism in 2001 after she wore a dress assembled in a pattern similar to the Japanese military flag during WWII.
  • Chinese nationalists branded Wei an “American spy” for being a “public enemy” and “traitor” to the nation.
  • All films and television dramas featuring Zhao disappeared from Chinese video streaming services like Tencent Video and iQiyi in August 2021.
  • Her Weibo account was deleted by the Chinese government in 2021.