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Song Dandan


Song Dandan hails from Beijing. After graduating from high school in 1981, Ms. Song followed her love of acting and enrolled in the celebrated People’s Artistic Troupe to study theatre.

Soon after, Song Dandan won the Best Actress Award at China’s most prestigious Plum Blossom Awards for Theatre for her role in 1992’s ‘Reunification’. Song Dandan’s other theatrical works include ‘A Red and White Celebration’ (1984), ‘Major Barbara’ (1991) and ‘City of Lights’ (2003).

Song Dandan made her feature film debut in the sentimental drama ‘Crescent Moon’ (1986) about a young woman forced into prostitution, and has starred in films including ‘The Red Suit’ (1997) and ‘Family Ties’ (2000) where her turn as a mother obsessed with IQ tests cemented her reputation as one of China’s leading comediennes.

Critically applauded for her work in theatre and film, it is through Song Dandan’s television work that she captured the hearts of audiences throughout China. Song’s comedic talent in sitcoms such as ‘I Love My Home’ (1992) and ‘An Empty House’ (2003) earned her huge popularity and made her a household name. In 1985, Song Dandan won television’s ‘Sky High Award’ for Best Actress for her role in ‘Searching for the Lost World’ (1985).

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