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Jin Yaqin

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Native name  金雅琴
Name  Jin Yaqin
Residence  Beijing, China
Notable work  You and Me
Years active  1952 - present
Spouse  Xingli Niu (m. ?–2009)
Occupation  Actor
Role  Actress

Born  1925 (age 90–91)Yimianpo Town, Shangzhi, Heilongjiang, China
Organization  Beijing People's Art Theatre
Movies  You and Me, Wheat, Glittering Days, No Regrets About Youth
Awards  Golden Rooster Award for Best Actress
People also search for  Xingli Niu, Ma Liwen, He Ping, Han Sanping, Zhanjun An

Alma mater  Central Academy of Drama

Jin Yaqin (Chinese: 金雅琴; pinyin: Jīn Yǎqín; 1925 – 23 June 2016), also known by her stage name Bai Wei (Chinese: 白微; pinyin: Baí Weī), was a Chinese actress.


Jin won the 25th Golden Rooster Award for Best Actress, 18th Tokyo International Film Festival - Best Actress and 7th Chinese Film Media Award for Best Actress for her role in 2005 film You and Me.


Jin was born in Yimianpo Town of Shangzhi city, Heilongjiang province, during the Republic of China in 1925.

Jin worked in Home Troupe (祖国剧团) between 1943 and 1945, she appeared in The Thunderstorm and The Sunrise as Si Feng and Chen Bailu respectively, both were Cao Yu's writings.

In 1949, Jin attended North China University and she was transferred to Central Academy of Drama in 1950. After graduating in 1952 she was assigned to Beijing People's Art Theatre as an actress. During Jin worked in Beijing People's Art Theatre, she starred in many dramas, such as Zhao Xiaolan, Teahouse, Rickshaw Boy and Dragon Beard Ditch, which were written by Lao She. Jin retired in 1988.

After the Chinese economic reform, Jin acted in the historical film Du Shiniang, adapted from Feng Menglong's classical novel Stories to Caution the World.

In 1987, Jin played the character Zhao Momo in Dream of the Red Chamber, a historical television series starring Chen Xiaoxu, Deng Jie and Ouyang Fenqiang, based on the novel by the same name by Cao Xueqin.

Jin participated in Idler: Sister Ma (1999) and Chinese Communist Party Member: Sister Ma (2002) as Grandmother Liu, sitcoms directed by Ying Da, the former husband of Song Dandan.

In 2005, Jin played the role of grandmother in Ma Liwen's film You and Me, for which she won the Best Actress at the 25th Golden Rooster Awards, Best Actress Award at the 18th Tokyo International Film Festival and Best Actress Award at the 7th Chinese Film Media Awards.

In 2008, Jin filmed in Wheat, a historical film starring Fan Bingbing, Wang Xueqi and Wang Zhiwen.

In 2010, Jin was employed as the choreographer of the film The Flowers of War by Zhang Yimou.

Jin died on 23 June 2016.

Personal life

Jin met and married Niu Xingli (simplified Chinese: 牛星丽; traditional Chinese: 牛星麗; pinyin: Niú Xīnglì; January 1928 - December 31, 2009) in 1950s, he was also an actor from Beijing People's Art Theatre.


  • The Thunderstorm (Chinese: 《雷雨》)
  • The Sunrise (Chinese: 《日出》)
  • Zhao Xiaolan (Chinese: 《赵小兰》)
  • Teahouse (Chinese: 《茶馆》)
  • Rickshaw Boy (Chinese: 《骆驼祥子》)
  • Dragon Beard Ditch (Chinese: 《龙须沟》)
  • References

    Jin Yaqin Wikipedia