Zhou Dongyu is a Chinese actress, who gained recognition after appearing in Zhang Yimou’s film Under the Hawthorn Tree. She was also chosen by Southern Metropolis Daily as one of the Four Dan actresses of the post-90s Generation along with Zheng Shuang, Guan Xiaotong and Yang Zi.
In 2016, she won the Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress with her performance in Soul Mate. Zhou ranked 71st on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2017 and 7th in 2019. In 2020, she won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress with her performance in Better Days.
Birthday / Date of Birth
Zhou Dongyu was born on the 31st of January 1992, in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China.
She’s currently 28 years old.
Zhou graduated from the Beijing Film Academy in China.
- Father – Unknown
- Mother – Unknown
- Siblings – Unknown
Boyfriend / Spouse
Zhou Dongyu has dated –
Zhou has largely opted to keep her personal life away from the public spotlight, which makes it difficult for us to say anything about her love life and dating history.
- In feet – 5 feet 3 inches
- In centimeters – 162 cm
- In meters – 1.62 m
- In Kilograms – 46 kg
- In Pounds – 102 lbs
- Measurements – 32-24-34
- Bust – 32 inches
- Waist – 24 inches
- Hip – 35 inches
- Bra Size – 32A
She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 4 (US).
Zhou is popular for her roles in The Palace (2013), Soul Mate (2016) & The Thousand Faces of Dunjia (2017). Zhou ranked 71st on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2017 and 7th in 2019. In 2020, she won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress with her performance in Better Days.
In 2010, Zhou was picked by Zhang Yimou to star in his film Under the Hawthorn Tree despite having no acting experience prior to taking on the role. She won several awards including the Best Actress at the 56th Valladolid International Film Spain Festival, Outstanding New Actress at the 14th Huabiao Award and Best New Performer at the 20th Shanghai Film Critics Awards.
In 2016, Zhou starred in her first television series, spy war drama Sparrow. The series was commercially successful and became the highest rated war drama to date with a peak rating of 2.46 and 11 billion online views.
Awards & Nominations
|2011||23rd Harbin Ice and Snow Film Festival||Most Commercially Valuable Newcomer||Under the Hawthorn Tree||Won|
|5th Asian Film Awards||Best Newcomer||Nominated|
|20th Shanghai Film Critics Awards||Best Newcomer||Won|
|14th Huabiao Awards||Outstanding New Actress||Won|
|56th Valladolid International Film Festival||Best Actress||Won|
|2015||6th China Film Director’s Guild Awards||My Old Classmate||Nominated|
|15th Chinese Film Media Awards||Most Anticipated Actress||Won|
|2016||8th Macau International Movie Festival||Best Actress||Never Say Goodbye||Won|
|53rd Golden Horse Awards||Best Actress (with Ma Sichun)||Soul Mate||Won|
|2017||23rd Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award||Best Actress||Won|
|1st Malaysia International Film Festival||Nominated|
|24th Beijing College Student Film Festival||Nominated|
|8th China Film Director’s Guild Awards||Nominated|
|2nd Brics Film Festival||Won|
|17th Chinese Film Media Awards||Won|
|2nd Golden Screen Awards||Won|
|36th Hong Kong Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|31st Golden Rooster Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|22nd Huading Awards||Best Actress (Revolutionary-Era Drama)||Sparrow||Nominated|
|8th Macau International Television Festival||Best Actress||Shall I Compare You to a Spring Day||Nominated|
|14th Guangzhou Student Film Festival||Most Popular Actress||This Is Not What I Expected||Won|
|2018||12th Asian Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|9th China Film Director’s Guild Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|34th Hundred Flowers Awards||Best Actress||Soul Mate||Nominated|
|18th Chinese Film Media Awards||Most Popular Actress||Us and Them||Won|
|12th Tencent Video Star Awards||Most Popular Film Actress||Won|
|2019||10th China Film Director’s Guild Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|32nd Golden Rooster Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|6th The Actors of China Award Ceremony||Best Actress (Emerald Category)||Behind The Scenes||Nominated|
|Golden Bud – The Fourth Network Film And Television Festival||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Cosmo Glam Night||Person of The Year (Dream)||N/A||Won|
|4th Macao Film Festival Awards||Best Actress||Better Days||Won|
|Tencent Entertainment White Paper||Film Actress of the Year||Won|
|Jinri Toutiao Awards Ceremony||Brand Value Star of the Year||N/A||Won|
|2020||Weibo Awards Ceremony||Influential Actor of the Year||N/A||Won|
|26th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards||Best Actress||Better Days||Nominated|
|31st Hong Kong Film Directors’ Guild Awards||Won|
|39th Hong Kong Film Awards||Best Actress||Won|
Zhou Dongyu Favorites
Her favorite things are unknown.
Zhou Dongyu Net worth
Zhou Dongyu has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million dollars as of 2020.
Social Media Profiles
- Instagram – zhoudongyu
Some Lesser Known Facts About Zhou Dongyu
- Zhou ranked seventh on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list, the highest for female celebrities.
- In 2011, Zhou starred in Barbara Wong’s romance film The Allure of Tears and also featured in war film The Road Of Exploring playing Yang Kaihui, the wife of political leader Mao Zedong.
- In 2013, she starred in historical romance film The Palace the fourth installment of the Gong series by Yu Zheng.
- In 2014, Zhou starred alongside Lin Gengxin in youth romance film My Old Classmate.
- In 2015, she starred opposite Ethan Juan in suspense film The Unbearable Lightness of Inspector Fan and youth drama The Ark of Mr. Chow alongside Sun Honglei.
- In 2017, Zhou starred alongside Takeshi Kaneshiro in romantic comedy This Is Not What I Expected.The film grossed over 100 million yuan and received an 8.9 out of 10 score on Maoyan.
- In 2018, Zhou starred in Rene Liu’s romance film Us and Them alongside Jing Boran.
- In 2019, Zhou starred in the youth film Better Days helmed by Soul Mate director Derek Tsang, that tackles school bullying. The film topped box office and received positive reviews.