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Ying Da

A multi-talented writer-actor-director, Ying Da is the best known television director in China. Five years ago he wrote and directed China's first situation comedy, I Love My Family. His other series include Chinese Restaurant, The Lobby, Start and Stop, and No. 100 Broadway. His success in television has led many observers to call him the Norman Lear of China.

Ying Da is a native of Beijing and a graduate of Beijing University, where he studied psychology. He also earned a master's degree in theater from the University of Missouri in the United States.

As an actor, Ying Da has appeared in such films as Chen Kaige's Farewell My Concubine and Feng Xiaogang's Party A, Party B. He also performed in City Surrounded, from the well-known novel by Qian Zhongshu.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Ying Da Facts

OccupationDirector, Actor, Writer
BirthplacePeople's Rep. of China

Selected Filmography

Not available.