Chen Yao

Chen Yao

Yao Chen (Chinese: 姚晨; pinyin: Yáo chén; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Iâu Sîn) is a Chinese actress and philanthropist. She first gained popularity for her role in My Own Swordsman (2006). Yao went on to star in the television series Lurk (2008), Divorce Lawyers (2014), and All Is Well (2019). Her notable film credits include Caught in the Web (2012), Firestorm (2013), Lost, Found (2018), and Send Me to the Clouds (2019). In 2014, Time named Yao as one of the most influential people on their Time 100 list. As of 2014, she is listed as the 83rd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Several English-language media outlets have nicknamed her "China's answer to Angelina Jolie." Yao ranked 56th on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2013, 69th in 2014, 41st in 2015, and 60th in 2019.