EXCLUSIVE: Continuing the agency’s expansion into the Asian market, UTA has signed Chinese film and TV star Angelababy in all areas, becoming the actress’ first American representation. One of China’s biggest entertainers, Angelababy also has an enormous presence on Chinese social media, with more than 70 million followers on Weibo, China’s equivalent to Twitter. She also was the only Chinese actress to make this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
Angelababy currently appears on the hit TV series Yun Zhong Ge, which has garnered more than 980 million online views. Her other credits include Mojin: The Lost Legend, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress nomination at Jinji Baihua Awards; the unscripted TV series Running Man, for which she won Most Popular Actress at China’s equivalent of the People’s Choice Awards; the Tai Chi franchise; and Young Detective Dee: Rise Of The Sea Dragon. She recently wrapped filming on The Ferryman, starring Leung Chiu-Wai and Chang Chen and produced by Wong Kar Wai for Alibaba Pictures.
Angelababy recently became an ambassador for the charity WildAid and has also expanded her brand internationally with the launch of venture capital fund AB Capital, which focuses on female lifestyle and Internet startups. UTA will work with Angelababy to develop opportunities in domestic and international film, television, digital media and endorsements and in building Chinese/American co-productions around her.
She continues to be repped in China by Kim Chou and Yang Ming.