Lin Yi, if you have not yet known him, is a Chinese actor and model. His name 林一 in Chinese means number 1 as his parents had named him after his birth date, 1999 January 11 or 19990111. True to his name, he became famous overnight after the release of the Web drama “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” “致我们暖暖的小时光” which he starred in was released in 2019.
Lin Yi was born in Hebei Province but he grew up in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, China. He is currently studying at Beijing Sports University, majoring in Ballroom Dance. He participated in the Handsome Youth Academy 美少年学社 is a show where 11 handsome and talented youths from different parts of China and Asia are trained to dance and act and become the ideal idol. Handsome Youth Academy is a production by Zhang Yibei, the golden producer of “Everyday Up” or “天天向上” and has been exclusively launched on Youku every Sunday from May 14, 2017. Lin Yi and Liu Te were considered the most handsome of the 11 teenagers who was each personally guided by the top mentors in the entertainment industry to be the real idol.
Lin Yi is now playing the main lead in the ancient period drama Ling Long 玲珑 and romance television drama Love Scenery 良辰美景好时光. He is also set to debut on the big screen in the sci-fi movie Hope Island starring alongside Chinese actor Duan Yihong and American actor and director Andy García.
His height is currently 1.87m and weight 65kg. Because of his youthful good looks, cool and stylish persona, he has also been a much sought after fashion model having modeled for the likes of GQ, Loreal, Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong, etc.
Lin Yi is multi-talented and apart from acting, modeling and dancing, he also plays a number of musical instruments, such as the violin. In November 2019, he was nominated for the best actor of contemporary Chinese TV dramas in the 26th Huading Awards with the drama series “Put Your Head On My Shoulders”. In the same year, he won the Best New Actor award in the Golden Bud-The Fourth Network Film And Television Festival as well as the Youth Artist of the Year award in Tencent Video All Star Awards.
With his success in the drama “Put Your Head On My Shoulder”, Lin Yi has gained international stardom with a cult following not only in China but also overseas. On 20 May 2019, together with his co-star Xing Fei, they held a grand fan meeting in Bangkok, Thailand and were interviewed and featured in several television stations there.
Lin Yi has an exciting career ahead of him. No doubt his popularity is set to soar in the coming years.
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