|Chinese name 王丽坤|
Years active 2004–present
Name Wang Likun
|Other name(s) Claudia Wang|
Label(s) Ciwen Media
|Born 22 March 1985 (age 30)Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China (1985-03-22) |
Occupation actress, dancer, singer
Movies and TV shows Somewhere Only We Know, Beauty's Rival in Palace, Ex‑Files
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Wang Likun (Chinese: 王丽坤; pinyin: Wáng Lìkūn) (born 22 March 1985) is a Chinese actress, dancer and singer. She is best known for her roles in television series Seven Swordsmen (2006), Beauty's Rival in Palace (2010), Beijing Youth (2012), Miss Assassin (2013), Qing Mang (2013), Twice Blooms the Flowers (2015); as well as the movies Ex-Files (2014) and Somewhere Only We Know (2015).
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- Early life
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Wang Likun was born on March 22, 1985, in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China. Wang Likun is a Manchu, a Chinese ethnic minority. Wang Likun graduated from Beijing Dance Academy in 2004, majoring in traditional dance.
Wang Likun was discovered by famous Chinese director Tsui Hark, and shot her first TV series Seven Swordsmen in 2004. She gained more recognition with her portrayal of three different roles in historical drama Beauty's Rival in Palace (2010). Wang also won the Acting Breakthrough award for her performance as a mentally-ill patient in the popular youth series Beijing Youth (2012), and the Actress with the Most Potential award for her role as a wealthy girl in Barber (2013).
Wang starred in the romantic film Somewhere Only We Know (2015) directed by Xu Jinglei. She won the Rising Star of Asia at 9th Asian Film Awards Special Awards Ceremony, Most Popular Actress at 22nd Beijing College Student Film Festival and Best Actress at 3rd China International Film Festival London for her performance.
In 2016, she was cast as the one of female leads in xianxia drama Martial Universe, which stars Yang Yang as the main character.
In 2017, she featured in fantasy blockbuster Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 2 produced by Stephen Chow and directed by Tsui Hark. The same year, she starred in the romantic comedy film Love is a Broadway Hit.