Tang Wei (simplified Chinese: ??; pinyin: T?ng Wéi) (born October 7, 1979) is a Chinese actress. She rose to prominence for her appearance in Lust, Caution.
On May 26. 2011, Tang Wei was awarded Top Excellence of Actress in 47th Baeksang Awards in South Korea for her role in Late Autumn.
Born to an actress and a painter in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province of eastern China, in 1979, actress Wei Tang attended the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing in 2002, where she studied directing. Planning to work as a writer as well as a director, Tang also had a passion for acting.
In July 2006, Tang was selected from more than 10,000 actresses to appear in Ang Lee's???? Lust, Caution (?? 2007) as Wong Chia Chi, co-starring Tony Leung Chiu-Wai ?????, Joan Chen, and Leehom Wang. In the film, Tang played a student who seduces a Chinese intelligence official collaborating with the occupying Japanese forces in wartime Japan. Instead of allowing her lover to be assassinated, Miss Tang’s character gives away the plot, allowing him to escape. 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 citing Tang's performance of sexual acts in Lust, Caution.
Following the success of Lust, Caution, From November 2009 to March 2010, Tang filmed with Hyun Bin in Late Autumn (2010), directed by Kim Tae-Yong. Late Autumn was shot in Seattle, Washington.
The blacklisting appeared to have come to an end after her latest movie, a Hong Kong romantic drama called Crossing Hennessy(2010), was approved for release on the mainland. In Crossing Hennessy, 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.
In 2011, Tang was cast as Tao Yi, Chairman Mao’s first love, in The Founding of a Party, a patriotic drama to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist party.
Profile of Tang Wei
Nationality: Han Chinese
Birth place:Wenzhou City,Zhejiang Province
Birth day:Oct. 7,1979
Three dimensions:80 64 90
Education:Directing, Central Academy of Drama in Beijing
Representative works: Lust, Caution ??
Major achievement: Golden Horse Awards, Best Actress: Lust, Caution in 2007;47th Baeksang Awards,Top Excellence of Actress
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 - 47th Baeksang Awards,Top Excellence of Actress:Late Autumn
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