Yong Mei was born in inner Mongolia in 1970 and came to international attention after appearing in Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin (2015) as the mother of the heroine portrayed by Nie Yinnian. That film won 35 international awards including the APSA for Achievement in Cinematography (as well as two other nominations including Best Feature Film). Since 2004, she has become an expert at playing professional women or gentle wives and daughters-in-law in popular television dramas. She had substantial roles in the works of notable directors, from Liu Jie’s Young Style and Xue Xiaolu’s Ocean Heaven (2010). Among her other notable roles was a featured role in Aftershock, which won two APSA awards in 2010 including Best Feature Film. In 2019, she starred in So Long, My Son as a grieving mother. She won the Berlin International Film Festival’s Best Actress prize and received her first APSA nomination as Best Performance for by Actress.

Accolades

Yong Mei
Best Actress, 2019

Yong Mei

Best Actress, 2019

Yong Mei

So Long, My Son (Di Jiu Tian Chang)

Yong Mei was born in inner Mongolia in 1970 and came to international attention after appearing in Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin (2015) as the mother…

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Films

So Long, My Son
2019

So Long, My Son (Di Jiu Tian Chang)

People's Republic of China
2019

So Long, My Son (Di Jiu Tian Chang)

Two married couples adjust to the vast social, economic and pollical upheavals in China over three decades. Following the death of a child in a…

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