Xu Zheng

Xu Zheng

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1972-04-18 (51 years old)

Biography

Xu Zheng (simplified Chinese: 徐峥; traditional Chinese: 徐崢; pinyin: Xú Zhēng; born 18 April 1972) is a Chinese actor and director best known for acting in comedic roles. Xu directed, co-wrote, co-produced, and starred in Lost in Thailand (2012) and Lost in Hong Kong (2015), two of the highest-grossing films in China. He also co-produced and starred in Dying to Survive (2018).

Xu found fame with the TV series Sunny Piggy (2000), co-starring his future wife Tao Hong. He gained further recognition after other comedy TV dramas Li Wei the Magistrate (2001) and Love Through Different Times (2002), as well as comedy films Call for Love (2007) and Lost on Journey (2010). Xu has acted in most of Ning Hao's films including No Man's Land (2013) and Breakup Buddies (2014).

Xu ranked 38th on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2013, 68th in 2015, 92nd in 2017, 4th in 2019, and 2nd in 2020. Growing up in Shanghai, Xu Zheng performed regularly in Children's Palace theatres. After graduating from Shanghai Theatre Academy in 1994, Xu portrayed mostly minor roles on television and film for years. His big break came in 2000 with the romance TV series Sunny Piggy, in which he portrayed the dimwitted protagonist Zhu Bajie. Sunny Piggy received high ratings nationally, paving way for other popular TV dramas such as Li Wei the Magistrate (2001) and Love Through Different Times (2002). Since appearing in Ning Hao's Crazy Stone (2006), Xu also began to turn more and more to comedy films, starring in Call for Love (2007) and One Night in Supermarket (2009). He also worked with Ning Hao again in Crazy Racer (2009) and No Man's Land (2013).

Xu had wanted to try his hands in filmmaking since acting was, in his words, "too passive". After the success of the comedy road film Lost on Journey (2010), Xu invited his co-star Wang Baoqiang to join his directorial debut Lost in Thailand, a film with the same premise. However, as a first-time director, Xu had a difficult time selling his story, meeting with 3 different production companies before convincing Beijing Enlight Pictures to invest US$4 million. Huang Bo, Xu's good friend and frequent co-star in Ning's films, also joined the project. Released in December 2012, Lost in Thailand raked in over US$200 million from about 40 million people to become the highest-grossing domestic film in China's history. Shot mainly in Thailand, the film greatly boosted tourism to the country, and Xu even received a private meeting with the Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in 2013.In 2014, Ning's comedy road film Breakup Buddies starring Xu and Huang Bo grossed over US$195 million to become the highest-grossing domestic film of the year. Xu's second directorial feature Lost in Hong Kong (2015), which he again starred in, co-wrote and co-produced, broke Lost in Thailand's Chinese 2-D film grossing record with US$250 million.

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Filmography

all 70

Movies 42

TV Shows 28

Producer 6

Director 2

Creator 1

self 1

Yu Xingrong
Farewell, Beijing

Farewell, Beijing (2022)

Movie
Producer
Breaking Through

Breaking Through (2022)

Movie
Nice View

Nice View (2022)

Movie
8.5
Ma Hua Te Kai Xin

Ma Hua Te Kai Xin (2022)

TV
Lao Bai / Producer
B for Busy

B for Busy (2021)

Movie
Super Sketch Show Featured

Super Sketch Show Featured (2021)

TV
Creator
Super Sketch Show

Super Sketch Show (2021)

TV
Zhao Pingyang
My Country, My Parents

My Country, My Parents (2021)

Movie
Memory Dissection

Memory Dissection (2021)

Movie
Lady Land

Lady Land (2020)

TV
Director
My People, My Homeland

My People, My Homeland (2020)

Movie
Ivan Xu
Lost in Russia

Lost in Russia (2020)

Movie
6
Executive Producer
Adoring

Adoring (2019)

Movie
My People, My Country: Behind-The-Scenes

My People, My Country: Behind-The-Scenes (2019)

TV
Director
My People, My Country

My People, My Country (2019)

Movie
5.43
Alien
Crazy Alien

Crazy Alien (2019)

Movie
The Island

The Island (2018)

TV
Karamay Train Passenger
Ash Is Purest White

Ash Is Purest White (2018)

Movie
Passenger
The Island

The Island (2018)

Movie
Cheng Yong
Dying to Survive

Dying to Survive (2018)

Movie
6
Wu Xiong [Drug Lord]
The Drug Hunter

The Drug Hunter (2018)

TV
Producer
How Long Will I Love U

How Long Will I Love U (2018)

Movie
Zhong Xiaonian
A or B

A or B (2018)

Movie
Producer
Mr. Zhu's Summer

Mr. Zhu's Summer (2017)

Movie
Rock & Roast

Rock & Roast (2017)

TV
Back to Field

Back to Field (2017)

TV
Eating on the Road

Eating on the Road (2016)

TV
Li Daliang
Xuan Zang

Xuan Zang (2016)

Movie
Twenty-Four Hours

Twenty-Four Hours (2016)

TV
Xu Lai
Lost in Hong Kong

Lost in Hong Kong (2015)

Movie
6
Go Fighting

Go Fighting (2015)

TV
Hao Yi
Breakup Buddies

Breakup Buddies (2014)

Movie
Xu Ruining
The Great Hypnotist

The Great Hypnotist (2014)

Movie
7.5
Pan Xiao
No Man's Land

No Man's Land (2013)

Movie
David Ou
Fake Fiction

Fake Fiction (2013)

Movie
Xu Lang
Lost in Thailand

Lost in Thailand (2012)

Movie
Cao Xiaoqiang
The Bachelor

The Bachelor (2012)

TV
Actor
Meet the In Laws

Meet the In Laws (2012)

Movie
Sam
Love in the Buff

Love in the Buff (2012)

Movie
5.67
Xu Shuzheng
Beginning of the Great Revival

Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)

Movie
Actor
Hee Travels

Hee Travels (2010)

Movie
Chenggong Li
Lost on Journey

Lost on Journey (2010)

Movie
6
老爸快跑

老爸快跑 (2010)

TV
Mars Baby

Mars Baby (2009)

Movie
He Sanshui
One Night in Supermarket

One Night in Supermarket (2009)

Movie
Xu Tianlai
I'm a Boss

I'm a Boss (2009)

TV
Da Cheng
Crazy Racer

Crazy Racer (2009)

Movie
Fit Lover

Fit Lover (2008)

Movie
Doctor Sun
Crossed Lines

Crossed Lines (2007)

Movie
He Wei
Unfinished Girl

Unfinished Girl (2007)

Movie
姚翔
结婚进行曲

结婚进行曲 (2007)

TV
Xu Lang
Call For Love

Call For Love (2007)

Movie
6.14
Feng Dong
Crazy Stone

Crazy Stone (2006)

Movie
张果老
福禄寿三星报喜

福禄寿三星报喜 (2006)

TV
三揭皇榜

三揭皇榜 (2006)

TV
To Live to Love

To Live to Love (2006)

TV
家和万事兴之快乐情缘

家和万事兴之快乐情缘 (2005)

TV
Zhang Dongguan
The Chinese Banquet

The Chinese Banquet (2004)

TV
Zhu Yun Wen
穿越时空的爱恋

穿越时空的爱恋 (2003)

TV
杨纯 / 吕洞宾
素女的故事

素女的故事 (2003)

TV
Shi Yukun
新七侠五义

新七侠五义 (2003)

TV
Li Wei the Magistrate

Li Wei the Magistrate (2002)

TV
Zhao
No Lonely Angels

No Lonely Angels (2002)

Movie
爸爸叫红旗

爸爸叫红旗 (2002)

TV
猪八戒
Sunny Piggy

Sunny Piggy (2000)

TV
Actor
Criminal

Criminal (1999)

Movie
Blush

Blush (1996)

Movie
Self
Golden Horse Awards

Golden Horse Awards (1962)

TV
一部佳作的诞生

一部佳作的诞生

Movie
Producer
Herstory

Herstory

Movie

Ratings

Average 5.28
Based on 67 Thousand movie and tv ratings over time
1962
2007
2013
2009
2022
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Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1972-04-18 (51 years old)

Birth Place
Shanghai, China

Spouse
Tao Hong

Citizenships
China

Also Known As
徐峥, Zheng Xu


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