Mark Chao | Biography

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  • Full Name Mark Chao
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality Taiwanese-Canadian
  • Birthplace Taipei, Taiwan
  • Birth Date Sep 25, 1984
  • Age 39 Years, 7 Months
Cast of the Taiwanese drama series 'Black & White'

Mark Chao | Biography

Mark Chao's recent appearance was in the 2021 television series 'Li xiang zhi cheng'

When Mark Chao and actress Yuanyuan Gao made their relationship public, Gao's fans slammed Chao for "stealing [their] goddess." He also endured unlimited unpleasant remarks from Gao's fans. He was even called Mr. Gao Yuanyuan, going by her name, but Chao reacted to it by accepting the name.

Mark Chao is a Taiwanese-Canadian actor best recognized for his role in the drama series Black & White (2009) and the film Monga (2010).

Who is Mark Chao?

Mark Chao was born on 25 September 1984 in Taipei, Taiwan. His father, Allen Chao, is a famous actor and television host. Mark graduated from the University of Victoria, Canada.

Chao launched his professional acting career in 2009, portraying the lead role as Hero Wu in the Taiwanese crime drama television series Black & White. For his work, Chao won the 'Golden Bell Award' for 'Best Leading Actor.'

After the successful start, Chao made his film debut in the critically acclaimed 2010 action crime drama film Monga, which earned him the 'Asian Film Award' for 'Best New Performer.'

In 2017, Chao appeared in the television series Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossom, and Midnight Food Store. His film credits include Caught in the Web (2012), Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe (2015), and The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity (2020). 

The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity was released on 24 December 2020 in China. The country halted its screening shortly after its release, following the rumors of plagiarism.

In 2021, Chao starred as Xia Ming in the television series Li xiang zhi cheng, alongside Li Sun.


Chao is married to Chinese actress Yuanyuan Gao. Gao made her acting debut in the 1997 film Spicy Love Soup as a schoolgirl. She later appeared in over a dozen films, including Beijing Bicycle (2001), Spring Subway (2002), Shanghai Dreams (2005), Rob-B-Hood (2006), City of Life and Death (2009), Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 (2014), and Let's Get Married (2015). 

Gao also appeared in multiple television series, including Yi tian tu long ji (2003) and Da Qin Di Guo (2009). During the late 2010s, Gao took a break from acting to concentrate on commercials. In 2021, she returned to acting and appeared in the television series Guang rong yu meng xiang (2021). Gao will appear in the upcoming film Sons of the Neon Night, which is in the post-production phase as of December 2021.

Chao and Gao began their romantic relationship while co-starring as a couple in the cyberbullying drama film Caught in the Web (2012). When they made their relationship public, Gao's fans slammed Chao for "stealing [their] goddess." He also endured unlimited unpleasant remarks from Gao's fans. He was even called Mr. Gao Yuanyuan, going by her name, but Chao reacted to it by accepting the name

Chao said, "I'm a fan of hers and I've always encouraged her [to do more in her career]. So [being called that] doesn't hurt my ego. Isn't it a good thing? I don't mind at all because it's the truth anyway." He also shared that they always hold a mutual trust between them.

The two registered their marriage on 5 June 2014 in Beijing and in Taipei in November 2014 and subsequently threw a wedding party. Around 400 guests attended the party. Guests included top celebrities like Chen Kaige, Carina Lau, Angela Yeung Wing (a.k.a. Angelababy), Ehan Ruan, Tiffany Hsu, Chang Hsiao-yen, and JJ Lin.


After five years of their marriage, on 8 April 2019, Chao announced on a Chinese microblogging website, Weibo that Gao is pregnant. "Whenever people asked us (about having a baby), we would always give the same answer," he wrote on Weibo. He added, "Now, we can say: 'Yes, thank you for the blessings that you've showered on us all this time.'"

The couple later welcomed their daughter on 21 May 2019.

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