Buffy Chen

From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

Buffy Chen
陳姸霏
Chen in November 2020
Born
Chen Yan-fei

(2000-08-09) 9 August 2000 (age 23)
Alma materChinese Culture University
OccupationActress
Years active2020–present

Buffy Chen Yan-fei (Chinese: 陳姸霏; born 9 August 2000) is a Taiwanese actress. Debuting as Yao Bei Bei in the drama film The Silent Forest (2020) while still in university, Chen won Best New Performer in the 57th Golden Horse Awards and Best New Talent in the 23rd Taipei Film Awards with the role. Since then, Chen has starred in various productions, including the drama film Little Big Women (2020), the mystery thriller series The Pond (2021), and the fantasy series Twisted Strings (2022). She won Rising Star of the Year in the 5th Asia Contents Awards for her portrayal of Zoe Chao in the Netflix political thriller series Wave Makers (2023).

Early life and education[edit]

Chen was born on 9 August 2000, in Taiwan,[1] and grew up with an elder sister.[2] Her mother worked as a special education needs teacher at a junior high school.[3] Chen started learning modern dance at a young age,[4] and aspired to become a dance teacher.[5][6] She joined her elementary school's dance team and performed on stage, an experience she found enjoyable.[6] During junior high school, Chen dedicated much of her time to studying at cram school. Finding the academe too demanding, Chen opted to apply to Hwa Kang Arts School [zh] for high school instead.[3] Chen landed a minor acting role in a drama series in her third year of junior high school, sparking her interest in acting.[5] Her passion for acting grew further after taking drama classes at Hwa Kang.[3] After graduating from the performing arts program at Hwa Kang,[5] Chen enrolled at Chinese Culture University, majoring in advertising design,[7] but suspended her studies during her freshman year in 2020 after winning an acting role in the drama film The Silent Forest that coincided with exam period.[8][9]

Career[edit]

In 2020, Chen auditioned and won her breakout role as Bei Bei, a deaf teenage girl who was sexually assaulted by her classmates, in the featured film The Silent Forest.[10][11] In preparation for her role, Chen spent three months learning sign language.[12] Her performance, which conveyed tension and a sense of tragedy without dialogue, garnered positive acclaim,[12][13] and she won Best New Performer in the 57th Golden Horse Awards and Best New Talent in the 23rd Taipei Film Awards with the role.[14][15] Chen also starred in the drama film Little Big Women alongside Chen Shu-fang, Hsieh Ying-xuan, Vivian Hsu, and Sun Ke-fang [zh], where she played Clementine, the rebellious daughter of Vivian Hsu's character who was reluctantly being planned to study abroad, in the same year.[16] She joined the shoot of Little Big Women five days after filming wrapped up for The Silent Forest.[6]

Chen began to receive film role offers after her breakout performance, and signed with an artist agency to officially debut as an actress, albeit facing doubts on her decision to pursue a career as an actress by her mother in early stages.[17] In 2021, Chen landed her first major television role as A Ni, the female protagonist and a deviant schoolgirl who unexpectedly triggered a series of time-traveling incidents in a car accident, in the mystery thriller series The Pond [zh].[18] She also appeared in a recurring role as a pregnant schoolgirl forced to abort her child at her mother's request in the sci-fi series 2049-The Hedgehog Effect [zh],[19] and had a minor role as Rexen Cheng [zh]'s character's daughter in the crime thriller series Danger Zone [zh].[20] Chen also starred as the lead actress in the opening short film Be My Quarantine at the 2021 Kaohsiung Film Festival,[21] and in the music video of Oaeen's "Honey Ginseng" alongside Miao Ke-li.[22]

In 2022, Chen took on a recurring role as Wen Wen, a mute girl confined by Lee Kang-sheng's character in a dungeon since a young age in the fantasy series Twisted Strings [zh].[23] She received nominations for both Best New Actress and Best Supporting Actress in the 4th Asia Contents Awards with the role.[24] Chen was cast in another lead role as Zoe Chao, the innocent daughter of a presidential candidate who gets dragged into a political scandal, in the 2023 Netflix political thriller series Wave Makers,[25] starring alongside Hsieh Ying-xuan, Jag Huang, Gingle Wang, and Leon Dai.[26] Her performance was well received,[27][28] for which she won the Rising Star of the Year and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 5th Asia Contents Awards & Global OTT Awards.[29][30] In 2024, Chen starred in a supporting role as Hsiao-ting, a co-worker of Greg Hsu's character at a karaoke bar, in the Taiwanese-Japanese romance film 18×2 Beyond Youthful Days.[31] She is also set to star in lead roles in the Netflix fantasy series Agent from Above and the mystery thriller series Million-follower Detective.[32][33]

Personal life[edit]

Chen resides in Taipei.[34]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2020 The Silent Forest Yao Bei Bei (姚貝貝) [10]
Little Big Women Clementine Yang (楊奕澄) [35]
2024 18×2 Beyond Youthful Days Hsiao-ting (小婷) [31]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Rock Records In Love [zh] Huan Huan (歡歡) Guest role[3]
2021 The Pond [zh] A Ni (阿妮) Main role[18]
2049-The Hedgehog Effect [zh] Gu Bei Bei (古貝貝) Recurring role[19]
Danger Zone [zh] Cao Qing (曹晴) Guest role[20]
2022 Twisted Strings [zh] Wen Wen (文文) Recurring role[24]
2023 Wave Makers Zoe Chao (趙蓉之) Main role[25]
2024 The Victims' Game Hsiao Jia-yung (蕭家穎) Guest role (season 2)[36]
TBA Agent from Above Ye Tsi Ling (葉芝苓) Main role[32]
TBA Million-follower Detective TBA Main role[33]
TBA Bloody Smart [zh] TBA Main role[37]
TBA Haunted House TBA Main role[38]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2020 57th Golden Horse Awards Best New Performer The Silent Forest Won [14]
2021 2nd Taiwan Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Nominated [39]
12th Youth Film Manual Annual Ceremony Yearly New Performer Won [40]
Yearly Actress Nominated
15th Asian Film Awards Best Newcomer Nominated [41]
23rd Taipei Film Awards Best New Talent Won [15]
2022 4th Asia Contents Awards Best New Actress Twisted Strings [zh] Nominated [24]
Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2023 5th Asia Contents Awards & Global OTT Awards Best Supporting Actress Wave Makers Nominated [29]
Rising Star of the Year Won [30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 翁健偉 (19 August 2021). "【鏡大咖】無法被預測的她 陳姸霏" (in Chinese). Mirror Media. Archived from the original on 7 May 2024. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  2. ^ "《無聲》陳姸霏奪金馬新演員!20歲女孩完美演出聾啞生:「我的個性是,要做什麼事就一定會去做,我對拍戲不是只有三分鐘熱度。」" (in Chinese). Marie Claire. 22 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 June 2022. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  3. ^ a b c d 熊景玉 (22 October 2020). "《無聲》展現細膩情感 陳姸霏休學衝刺表演夢" (in Chinese). Mirror Media. Archived from the original on 2 May 2023. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  4. ^ "強棒新演員點將錄 陳姸霏戲魂爆發" (in Chinese). Now News. 17 February 2021. Archived from the original on 28 June 2023. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  5. ^ a b c Tsai, Yvonne (15 January 2021). "金馬獎最佳新演員陳姸霏:享受當下,做了決定就不要後悔!" (in Chinese). Vogue. Archived from the original on 3 August 2021. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  6. ^ a b c 鄭淳予; 呂嘉薰 (2 March 2021). "專訪演員陳姸霏:既然我人已經在這裡,就做好這裡的事" (in Chinese). United Daily News. Archived from the original on 22 September 2023. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  7. ^ 李承陽 (24 October 2020). "陳姸霏《無聲》休學搶獎沒多想" (in Chinese). China Times. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  8. ^ 潘鈺楨 (23 October 2020). "專訪/陳姸霏為拍《無聲》不惜休學 眼睛如「水龍頭」劉冠廷也驚艷" (in Chinese). Yahoo! News. Archived from the original on 1 December 2020. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  9. ^ 方佳琳 (20 November 2020). "金馬57/休學被質疑「會把朋友帶歪」 陳姸霏嘆:很難過" (in Chinese). SET News. Archived from the original on 28 November 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  10. ^ a b Marsh, James (16 November 2020). "The Silent Forest movie review: powerful sexual abuse drama based on real events at a school in Taiwan". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on 13 September 2023. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  11. ^ Tseng, Douglas (6 November 2020). "The Silent Forest Review: Voiceless Performances Speak Volume In Gripping School Bully Drama". Today. Archived from the original on 7 May 2024. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  12. ^ a b 劉希彤 (21 November 2020). "《無聲》陳妍霏沉痛演繹校園欺凌 曾遇排擠︰我跟同齡的人不一樣" (in Chinese). HK01. Archived from the original on 12 February 2022. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  13. ^ 葉冠吟 (21 November 2020). "陳姸霏「無聲」手語精湛演出 奪金馬獎新演員" (in Chinese). Central News Agency. Archived from the original on 8 December 2020. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  14. ^ a b Chow, Vivienne (21 November 2020). "'My Missing Valentine' Tops Golden Horse Awards". Variety. Archived from the original on 11 April 2023. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  15. ^ a b 黃保慧 (9 October 2021). "台北電影獎/陳姸霏又拿新人獎 柯震東籲不要大頭症" (in Chinese). United Daily News. Archived from the original on 1 December 2022. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  16. ^ Winkelman, Natalia (5 February 2021). "'Little Big Women' Review: Heartbreak is a Family Affair". New York Times. Archived from the original on 25 December 2022. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  17. ^ 朱予安 (17 December 2022). "陳姸霏專訪|轉大人之前的青黃不接,才是最完美的平衡點" (in Chinese). Public Television Service. Archived from the original on 7 May 2024. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  18. ^ a b 林淑娟 (20 July 2021). "和林鶴軒大談青春五角戀! 陳姸霏自曝是「碧池」" (in Chinese). China Times. Archived from the original on 20 July 2021. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  19. ^ a b 葉冠吟 (31 August 2021). "林柏宏2049突破陽光形象 飾演管教過度家暴父" (in Chinese). Central News Agency. Archived from the original on 31 August 2021. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  20. ^ a b 林淑娟 (24 September 2021). "《逆局》金獎卡司再曝光!鄭人碩領便當慘死街頭、陳姸霏哭「來不及」" (in Chinese). China Times. Archived from the original on 4 October 2021. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  21. ^ 廖福生 (15 October 2021). "陳姸霏防疫生活挫爆 石知田現在才敢外出用餐" (in Chinese). TVBS News. Archived from the original on 2 December 2022. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  22. ^ Ku, Daniel (16 August 2021). "魚丁糸〈蜂蜜人蔘〉兩大女神跨刀演出MV,一句「甘安捏」團員樂翻天!" (in Chinese). Vogue. Archived from the original on 21 September 2021. Retrieved 7 May 2023.
  23. ^ 廖福生 (9 April 2022). "專訪/陳姸霏自爆「香菜控」 宅家靠媽媽牌外送當軟爛女兒" (in Chinese). TVBS News. Archived from the original on 7 May 2024. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  24. ^ a b c 昀澤 (9 October 2022). "釜山電影節亞洲內容獎揭曉,《沉默的真相》獲最佳OTT原創劇獎" (in Chinese). UOS News. Archived from the original on 2 May 2023. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  25. ^ a b Marsh, James (26 April 2023). "Netflix drama review: Wave Makers – Taiwanese election drama by The World Between Us director is an engaging watch that brings up important political issues". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on 10 February 2024. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  26. ^ 黃仲義 (14 March 2023). "《造浪者》王淨終於合作陳姸霏 和戴立忍親密戲挑戰從影最大尺度". Mirror Media. Archived from the original on 19 April 2023. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  27. ^ 羅凌筠 (13 May 2023). "《人選之人》演技派!盤點5大新秀好會演" (in Chinese). Now News. Archived from the original on 3 June 2023. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  28. ^ "Netflix《人選之人-造浪者》:擺脫台劇不協調演技與脫節台詞,更讓我想起《新聞急先鋒》" (in Chinese). The News Lens. 5 May 2023. Archived from the original on 1 August 2023. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  29. ^ a b Park, Jae-hwan (12 September 2023). "아시아콘텐츠어워즈&글로벌OTT어워즈 후보작 발표.. "더 글로리, 무빙, 만장적계절, 그리고 퍼스트러브하츠코이" [Asian Content Awards & Global OTT Awards Nominees Announced... "The Glory, Moving, All Seasons, and First Love Hatsukoi"] (in Korean). Korean Broadcasting System. Archived from the original on 13 September 2023. Retrieved 12 September 2023 – via Naver.
  30. ^ a b Frater, Patrick (8 October 2023). "Disney's Korean Original 'Moving' Dominates Asia Contents Awards & Global OTT Awards". Variety. Archived from the original on 9 November 2023. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  31. ^ a b "台、日跨國卡司超豪華!許光漢新片《青春18x2》10位大咖明星盤點,黑木瞳、松重豐、張孝全…都來了!" (in Chinese). United Daily News. 9 February 2024. Archived from the original on 1 April 2024. Retrieved 23 April 2024.
  32. ^ a b Allie Hsieh (25 November 2022). "Netflix《乩身》7大看點!史上最貴台劇、柯震東為「三太子」王柏傑賣命降妖,宛如東方版「驅魔神探」!" (in Chinese). Cosmopolitan. Archived from the original on 9 February 2023. Retrieved 2 May 2023.
  33. ^ a b Huang, Yves (6 May 2022). "《百萬人推理》鄭伊健收劇本秒答應演出 李李仁興奮對戲「小鹿亂撞」" (in Chinese). Marie Claire. Archived from the original on 3 May 2023. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  34. ^ 王郁惠 (21 November 2020). "陳姸霏奪最佳新演員 頒獎人王淨落淚成亮點" (in Chinese). United Daily News. Archived from the original on 7 May 2024. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  35. ^ Hsiao, Angeline; Lin, Tony (27 November 2020). "《孤味》是最懂台灣女人的2020電影?透過角色解析體會謝盈萱、徐若瑄與陳淑芳的女子內心戲" (in Chinese). Harper's Bazaar. Archived from the original on 11 April 2023. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  36. ^ 杜沛學 (10 June 2024). "趙小僑暴雷《誰是被害者2》!劉子銓、陳姸霏《無聲》組再合體" (in Chinese). SET News. Retrieved 22 June 2024.
  37. ^ Hsieh, Allie (26 October 2022). "恐怖懸疑影集《聰明鎮》6看點!改編伊藤潤二作品,港星梁詠琪跨海演出,許曦文化身「蛞蝓少女」驚悚還原" (in Chinese). Cosmopolitan. Archived from the original on 18 May 2023. Retrieved 18 May 2023.
  38. ^ 王思穎 (20 March 2024). "李銘順研究靈異事件搭檔范少勳進《凶宅》" (in Chinese). China Times. Archived from the original on 20 March 2024. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  39. ^ "《無聲》全台年度前十大賣座電影獲9大影展青睞 本周日將在公視頻道首播" (in Chinese). Public Television Service. 30 April 2021. Archived from the original on 14 May 2021. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  40. ^ 周毓洵 (30 April 2021). "【影片】《無聲》獲9大影展青睞 週日首播" (in Chinese). Youth Daily News. Archived from the original on 2 May 2023. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  41. ^ 葉冠吟 (9 September 2021). "亞洲電影大獎國片亮眼 莫子儀陳淑芳角逐影帝后" (in Chinese). Central News Agency. Archived from the original on 24 November 2021. Retrieved 3 May 2023.

External links[edit]