Yuan Bing Yan (English name: Crystal), is a Chinese actress, born in Shanghai and graduated from Shanghai Theater Academy. At the age of six, she began to learn Guzheng, and then dancing at the Shanghai Dance School. After being spotted by her dance teacher, she joined the Shanghai Oriental Friends Art Troupe. She also plays the guzheng.
In 2000, she participated in the performance of the opera “Aida”, and also in the “Lift of China” theatrical evening of the National Basic Education Work Conference. In 2001, Yuan participated in the reception performance of the Ninth APEC Informal Leaders’ Meeting. She had since then visited France, Australia, Japan, USA, and other countries with the troupe for more than ten years.
In 2010, Yuan was admitted to the Performance Department of Shanghai Theater Academy. In 2012, she completed her first TV series “Ip Man”. She came into prominence in 2014 with her lead role in the idol drama “White Campus Belle and Long Legs”. Besides being known for her support role in the 2016 “Mystic Nine” and the 2018 “Ever Night” wuxia series, her popularity soared higher after playing the lead role in the 2020 romance xianxia drama “Love and Redemption”.
Over the years, she has won several awards including the 2003 Shanghai Golden Peacock Dance Competition championship, and the 2004 3rd “Xiaohe Style” National Children’s Dance Exhibition. In 2018, she won the “Most Potential Artist of the Year” at the 1st Global Fashion New Talent Awards, and also the “Silk Road Breakthrough Actress of the Year” at the Silk Road Cohesion Ceremony.
In December 2020, she was named “Sina Fashion Style Awards Annual Quality Artist”.
In January 2021, the song “Speak with One Heart” sung by her won the “Sina Film and Television Comprehensive Festival Annual Film and Television Music Award”. In the same month, she won the “Golden Guduo Internet Film and Television Festival Annual Popular Actress”, and also the “Douyin Star Movement Night Leap Actor of the Year”. In December same year, she won the “Fenghuang.com Fashion Choice Annual Charm Actor” award.
On 13 June 2022, Yuan Bingyan’s affiliated company, Chongqing Liyan Culture Media Co., Ltd., was fined 978,000 yuan for tax evasion from 2019-2021. On July 3, Yuan Bingyan resigned from the position of legal representative, executive director and manager of the company. She previously held 100% of the company’s shares before withdrawing from all of her positions.
First Name: Bing Yan
Family Name: Yuan
Native name: 袁冰妍
Also Known as: Yuan Bingyan, Crystal, Crystal Yuan, 圆圆, 晓茗, 小红, Yuan Yuan, Xiao Ming, Xiao Hong
Born: January 17, 1992