Zanilia Zhao is a Chinese actress and singer. She is best recognized for her varied roles in film series such as Legend of Mu Zhen, Boss & Me II, The Mysterious Files, The Mystic Nine, The Journey of Flower, and The Princess Agents. Her other films include Shanghai Memories (2021), Kung Fu Panda (2021), The Promise (2021), and A History of Women (2021). Born in 1978, she is one half of the famous Chinese family duo of Lanzhou and Wang.
Born into a rich family in the inner suburbs of China, Zhao was destined to become a great actress. Her early roles were humble beginnings that paved the way for greater achievements in her acting career. She had been cast as the daughter of a wealthy family in a number of plays before landing a role as a minor character in the musical All I Really Need (2021). After that, she appeared in the popular TV series such as Immortalizer (with Bruce Willis) and The Perfect Storm (with Denholm Elliott). In the latter, she played the role of Chen, the master swordsman who travels across the realms of Shangai with his army. Her extensive filmography further solidified her place in the world of movie stars.
Now that she has achieved another milestone in her career, the actress is set to star in the upcoming Kung Fu Panda movie. Set to be released in March of next year, the sequel to the successful animated hit will see her playing the role of Lin Feng, the young niece of master Shifu. In the original story, Lin Feng was an orphan who lived with his deceased father (Yi Lin), where he learned how to save the mystical world through the guidance of powerful herbs. Now, she is tasked by Shifu to travel to different places across the world to defeat evil creatures and protect the world from danger once more.
|Age||31 years old|
|Birth Date||October 16, 1987|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021||$1-$3million|
|Previous Year’s Net Worth (2020)||Under Review|
|Annual Salary||Under Review.|
|Income Source||Primary Income source TV Actress (profession).|
|Net Worth Verification Status||Not Verified|
It was also recently announced that the actress will star as the lead role of Zhu Lin in the sequel of Mulan, the Chinese film which was first screened in theaters in 2021. According to IMDB, the actress is the second Chinese actress to receive the best known honor, after Anne Hathaway. While Zhu Lin’s story was not that huge in worldwide recognition, she was nevertheless awarded the Best Leading Female Costume Role award at the 2021 MTV Movie Awards. It was also revealed that she had been filming the sequel to Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, but that the project is now delayed until 2021. This makes her the second Chinese actress to receive the award, following Yuen Woi Wing-Chi who was also present on that year’s award ceremony.
With this latest recognition, it is quite likely that Zanilia Zhao will become a household name in China and around the rest of the world very soon. Her role in Mulan has made her an international star, and it looks like the release of Kung Mang before Christmas could be the start of a lucrative career for the actress. Although she is yet to sign an exclusive contract with a Hollywood production company, it is quite possible that the Chinese creative short video awards for her works will result in the actress being offered the job of an actress in a foreign movie, instead of being stuck in the role of a love interest in a Chinese movie. That would make her the third Chinese female to receive the best known honor, following actresses Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh.
The question is whether she will be able to maintain such high popularity in the Chinese internet film industry, or will it go down the drain because of one or two obscure films. Will Zanilia Zhao be another example of a Chinese starlet that failed to live up to expectations, or will she be the new Lin Feng, leaving the world dazzled by her beauty and her unique features? Well, time will tell, and if Chinese box office grosses are anything to go by, the new Madame X will be a box office hit, which will no doubt make her the talk of the town in the next few months.