Zhao Jinmai
Zhao Jinmai in Xi'an, China, December, 2018
Born (2002-09-29) September 29, 2002 (age 20)
Other namesAngel Zhao
Alma materCentral Academy of Drama
Years active2010–present
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Zhao Jinmai (born September 29, 2002) is a Chinese actress.[1] She is best known for her roles in the dramas Balala the Fairies: The Magic Trial (2014), Balala the Fairies: Princess Camellia (2015), A Little Thing Called First Love (2019), and Reset (2022). She is currently attending the Central Academy of Drama.

Early life

Zhao was born in Liaoning, China on September 29, 2002.[2]


Zhao started her acting career as a child actress in the early 2010s. She participated in several television series and films, in particularly the fantasy children film Balala the Fairies.[3] In 2016, she starred in the urban family drama A Love for Separation, which was popular and introduced Zhao to a wider audience.[3] In 2017, Zhao starred in the modern drama My! Physical Education Teacher.[4] In 2018, Zhao starred in the comedy film Go Brother!.[5]

In 2019, Zhao starred in the film The Wandering Earth, which was adapted from Liu Cixin's novel, playing the lead female character. The film is one of the highest grossing films in China and led to increased recognition for Zhao.[6] The same year she gained recognition for her role in the family drama Growing Pain.[7] She also played the lead female role in the youth romance drama A Little Thing Called First Love.[8] Forbes China listed Zhao under their 30 Under 30 Asia 2019 list which consisted of 30 influential people under 30 years old who have had a substantial influence in their fields.[9]



Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2014 Balala the Fairies: The Magic Trial 巴啦啦小魔仙之魔法的考验 Ling Meiqi / Maggie [10]
2015 Balala the Fairies: Princess Camellia 巴啦啦小魔仙之魔箭公主 Ling Meiqi / Maggie
2018 Go Brother! 快把我哥带走 Miao Miaomiao [5]
2019 The Wandering Earth 流浪地球 Han Duoduo [11]
2022 One Week Friend 一周的朋友 Lin Xiang Zhi
TBA No Spring Won’t Arrive 没有一个春天不会来临

Television series

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2012 Not Without A Mother 不能没有娘 Xiang Di
2013 When the Heart Meets the Benevolence 当人心遇上仁心 Xiao Sanya
2015 Balala the Fairies: The Riddle of the Notes 巴啦啦小魔仙之音符之谜 Ling Meiqi / Maggie [12]
2016 A Love for Separation 小别离 Jin Qinqin [3]
2017 My! Physical Education Teacher 我的!体育老师 Mary [4]
Love is the Source of Joy 爱是欢乐的源泉 Zhang Tong
2019 Growing Pain 少年派 Lin Miaomiao [7]
A Little Thing Called First Love 初恋那件小事 Xia Miaomiao [8]
2020 Reborn 重生 Chen Rui [13]
Together 在一起 Rong Yi
2021 The Blessed girl 玲珑 Huotu Linglong [14]
Astringent Girl 爱的理想生活 Wen Xiaoyang [15]
2022 Reset 开端 Li Shi Qing
2022 Growing Pain 2 少年派2 Lin Miao Miao

Variety show

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2019 Four Try 潮流合伙人 Cast member [16]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Results Ref.
2018 Guangzhou Student Film Festival - Student Choice Award Favorite Supporting Actress Go Brother! Nominated
2019 Golden Bud - The Fourth Network Film And Television Festival Best Newcomer Growing Pain, A Little Thing Called First Love Nominated [17]
China Film Critics Association Award New Performer of the year The Wandering Earth Nominated
Domestic TV series Ceremony, China Promising Young Award Growing Pain Won
China Movie Channel Award Most Promising Award The Wandering Earth Nominated
2020 7th The Actors of China Award Ceremony Best Actress (Emerald) Won [18]
2021 Busan International Film Festival - Asian Content Award Best New Actress Ling Long Nominated
2023 The Baidu Boiling Point Metaverse Night Breakthrough Actress Won


  1. ^ Wen Hao (温好) (2022). 赵今麦:扔掉标签,无限延伸 [Zhao Jinmai: throw away the label and extend it infinitely]. Youth Digest (in Chinese). Beijing: China Youth Press. 371: 24–25. ISSN 1673-4955.
  2. ^ "Actor:Zhao Jinmai". chinesedrama.info. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "《小别离》里的学霸琴琴,竟然是巴啦啦小魔仙!" (in Chinese). October 13, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "《我的!体育老师》将播 赵今麦机灵俏皮妙语连珠". Sina (in Chinese). November 13, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Fantasy comedy about annoying brother set for release". China Daily. August 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "IMAX发布硬核科幻《流浪地球》主创采访特辑". People's Daily (in Chinese). February 2, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "《少年派》今日开机 张嘉译赵今麦再续父女情". Netease (in Chinese). April 28, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "《初恋那件小事》开机 赖冠霖、赵今麦初次见面". People.com (in Chinese). February 1, 2019.
  9. ^ 福布斯30岁以下精英榜出炉 肖战王一博李现等上榜. Sina (in Chinese). October 17, 2019.
  10. ^ "《巴啦啦2》发单人海报 七魔仙各显神通". Sina (in Chinese). December 24, 2013.
  11. ^ Brzeski, Patrick (December 4, 2017). "Chinese Film Sector Charts a Course for a Sci-Fi Blockbuster to Call Its Own". The Hollywood Reporter.
  12. ^ "《巴啦啦小魔仙》曝剧照 王柯达变身冷酷王子" (in Chinese). August 29, 2014.
  13. ^ "《重生》定档3月7日解锁张译赵今麦刘冠成危险关系". Xinhua News Agency (in Chinese). February 28, 2020. Archived from the original on March 1, 2020.
  14. ^ "电视剧《玲珑》曝人物海报 赵今麦林一清新养眼CP感十足". Tencent (in Chinese). December 12, 2019.
  15. ^ "电视剧《涩女郎》公布阵容,殷桃、宋轶、赵今麦等主演". Beijing News (in Chinese). January 15, 2020.
  16. ^ "《潮流合伙人》阵容曝光 吴亦凡baby等经营潮牌". Sina (in Chinese). October 9, 2019.
  17. ^ "金骨朵网络影视盛典提名揭晓 王一博肖战杨紫等入围". Ynet (in Chinese). November 25, 2019.
  18. ^ "第七届"中国电视好演员奖"候选名单,易烊千玺马思纯等超百名演员入围". Chongqing Chongbao (in Chinese). September 15, 2020.