- Wenwen Han is a Chinese actress, dancer, and violinist
- She became famous following her appearance in The Karate Kid alongside movie veterans such as Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson, and a younger Jaden Smith
- The actress has not revealed if she is married as she keeps her personal life private
Wenwen Han may not be a popular name yet the 28-year-old is the same as Mei Ying in The Karate Kid(2010). Despite being a child at the time the movie was released, she made quite an impression. She later became an acclaimed actress.
The actress, who turns out to also be a singer and dancer is one of the few Chinese actors to make a name for herself both locally and internationally. She also appeared in Zhong Guo Xiong Di Lian(2007), and Ink & Rain(2018). Here is all we found out about the actress.
Facts About Wenwen Han No One Told You About
1. Who is She
Wenwen is an actress, singer, violist, and dancer widely acclaimed for her skills. She was born on August 24, 1995, in Xian, China. Wenwen grew up with her father, a store owner, and a mother who worked in the hospital. Though her parent’s identity is not known, there are many observations that point toward her being an only child.
This is stemming from the fact that she was born during China’s one-child policy that stopped parents from having more than one child in order to reduce the population growth.
Moving on, she attended a local high school and graduated in 2013. Following this, Wenwen is said to have attended college but the details of this are unclear.
2. Wenwen Han’s Breakthrough was in The Karate Kid
The Chinese actress made her debut back in 2007 on the TV series Zhong Guo Xiong Di Lian. However, it did not bring her the needed attention that would make her a household name.
As things turned out, her breakthrough came with a role in The Karate Kid(2010) three years later. She luckily clinched the role to play the character Mei Ying in the 2010 remake of the 1984 classical movie by Harald Zwart. She appeared alongside Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Zhenwei Han, and Taraji P. Henson to name a few.
As observed by keen followers of the highly acclaimed movie, she and Jaden Smith kissed in a scene. It turns out that the kiss is the first onscreen kiss of the actress.
Her role introduced her to an international audience as the movie became an instant hit. Thus, she became acclaimed for the role.
3. The Truth Behind Her Hiatus
Following her wide acclaim in the American martial arts movie that brought her to the limelight, the then-child actress decided to take a backseat by not appearing in other movies. This surprised many who taught she would hang onto her newfound fame.
As it is, her reason for staying away is to concentrate on her budding music career. Nonetheless, her stay away from the silver screen was not a permanent arrangement. However, it took her the next eight years before she made a comeback in 2018.
Wenwen’s first role after her comeback was Ink & Rain(2018), an action-drama directed by Dallas King. Her subsequent work came two years later in Hai Mei Ai Gou in 2020.
4. The 28-year-old is a Dancer and Violinist
The Zhong Guo Xiong Di Lian actress knew she wanted to be a singer since childhood. As such, she started dancing at the age of four. By the time she reached High School, Wenwen started learning the violin.
Apparently, she enrolled in special classes at a music school where she learned other instruments like the guitar and percussion.
Of all her skills, it was her skill on the violin that stood out. Hence, she honed this above any other. It is likely one of the reasons that led to her getting the role of Mei Ying. In fact, she used her skills as a violist in The Karate Kid.
Following her debut as an actress, Wenwen Han also continued with her career as a singer, violist, and dancer. So far, she showcased this side of her across the world. Wenwen visited many European countries as a dancer.
Back home in China, the actress appeared at many music festivals where she played the violin. At the moment, her career is going at a slow pace.
5. Is The actress cum Singer Married?
Over time, Wenwen’s love life has led to many speculations as to the man in her life. While she may or may not be married, she was connected with Ken Chu, the Taiwanese singer, actor, and member of the boyband F4.
The rumor regarding their alleged relationship started following his marriage on April 12, 2016, to Vivian Han who is popularly known as Han Wen Wen. Ken Chu’s wife whose name resembles Wenwen Han’s was confused to be the same person. As it turns out, the two women are separate individuals. Han Wen Wen, born on April 11, 1981, is also an actress like Wenwen Han yet she is older by over a decade.
Not to be deterred, the rumors picked up again by connecting her with another actor called Han Geng. Their alleged relationship started back in 2019 after they met on the set of Hai Mei Ai Gou. This other proves to be unfounded like the previous one.
For now, her marital status and love life remain vague as she chooses to keep such details private.
6. She Speaks English Fluently
The Chinese-grown actress cum singer and songwriter is known to speak other languages other than Mandarin. She speaks English fluently as depicted by her Mei Ying character.
Noticeably, she is not the only Chinese actress to speak many languages. Others are Dear Raba, Carrie Wong, and Fan Bing Bing among many others.
7. How Much is Wenwen Han’s Net Worth?
The actress cum singer is yet to reveal her net worth. However, looking at the box office success of her breakout movie, it is likely that she made a good amount. The film was made on a budget of $40 million and grossed $350 million.
Wenwen Han had a childhood dream of being a singer and dancer but she became widely acclaimed for her role in The Karate Kid. As it is, her career is going at a slow pace. While this is likely going to change if she takes more screen roles, releases music, and does more performances as a dancer, only the future will tell.