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Zhao Tao

Zhao Tao

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    • January 28th, 1977
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Zhao Tao (Chinese: 赵涛, born 28 January 1977) is a famous Chinese actress, work in China and Europe, she has over 10 films to her credit since starting her career in 1999, muse of director Jia Zhangke. Zhao first came into international prominence through close collaboration with Chinese director Jia Zhangke and is credited with helping to bring Chinese cinema to Europe, especially Italy. As Shun Li in Io sono Li, her best starring role to date, she became the first Asian actress to win a prize at David di Donatello. Zhao's native language is Jinese, but she is multilingual, having learned to speak Italian, Mandarin and Szechuanese. Biography She was born January 28, 1977, in Taiyuan, Shanxi, which is also the hometown of the heroine in Still Life. As a child, she studied classical Chinese dance. In 1996, she enrolled in the folk dance department at Beijing Dance Academy. After graduation, she became a dance teacher in Taiyuan Normal College, where she was spotted by Jia during casting for Platform. Since then they work frequently together. In 2011 she starred in the Italian movie Shun Li and the Poet by Andrea Segre, the movie was screened in the Venice Days section of the 68th Venice International Film Festival. Zhao won the David di Donatello Award, the Italian Oscar, for Best Actress for her bilingual role.

Starring Zhao Tao on Plex

Filmography

Acting (10 Credits)

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2018Ash Is Purest White as Zhao Qiao
2018An Elephant Sitting Still as History teacher
2015Mountains May Depart as Shen Tao
2013A Touch of Sin as Xiao Yu
2011Shun Li and the Poet as Shun Li
200824 City as Su Na
2006Still Life as Shen-Hong Guo
2004The World as Tao
2002Unknown Pleasures as Qiao Qiao
2000Platform as Yin Ruijuan

Herself (1 Credits)

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2010I Wish I Knew as Herself

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