Sandra Ma Sichun (Chinese: 马思纯, born 14 March 1988) is a Chinese actress of Hui ethnicity. She is noted for her roles in the films The Left Ear (2015) and Soul Mate (2016), for which she won the Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress alongside her co-star Zhou Dongyu; and in television series Love Me If You Dare (2015) and Age of Legends (2018).
|Other names||Sandra Ma|
|Alma mater||Communication University of China|
|Relatives||Jiang Wenli (aunt)|
Ma Sichun began her career as a child actress at age 7, when she appeared in The Winter of Three Persons, which stars Jiang Wenli and Zhao Jun. 5 years later at the age of 13, she starred in The Grand Mansion Gate. Both productions co-star her aunt, Jiang Wenli.
Ma became well known after working as a book cover model for Rao Xueman's novel Joy & Sorrow. Thereafter, she was chosen as the female lead by director Shen Yan for the television series Lover, based on the novel Daddy, I have your baby. In 2012, Ma won the Golden Phoenix Awards for Best Newcomer for her performance in the film Time Flies Soundlessly.
2015–present: Rising popularity and acclaim
Ma achieved wider recognition after starring in the coming-of-age film The Left Ear, directed by Alec Su. Her role as the rebellious and daring Li Bala received acclaim from critics and she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Horse Awards. The same year, she co-starred with Wallace Huo in the crime drama Love Me If You Dare, which contributed to her rise in popularity.
In 2016, Ma starred in adventure film Time Raiders, based on the popular tomb-raiding novel series Daomu Biji. The same year, she starred in romance film Soul Mate, playing the beautiful, kind yet rebellious protagonist. Ma won the Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress alongside her co-star Zhou Dongyu.
In 2018, Ma starred alongside William Chan in the crime action drama Age of Legends. The same year, she was cast in youth drama film Wild Grass. Forbes China listed Ma under their 30 Under 30 Asia 2017 list which consisted of 30 influential people under 30 years old who have had a substantial effect in their fields.
In 2019, Ma starred in Lou Ye's crime film, The Shadow Play; romance drama film Somewhere Winter written by Rao Xueman, The same year, she was cast in period romance film Love After Love, directed by Ann Hui. On the small screen, Ma starred in the romance comedy drama Mr. Fighting alongside Deng Lun.
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Role||Notes|
|1995||The Winter of Three Persons||三个人的冬天|
|2012||Time Flies Soundlessly||岁月无声||Yang Duoduo|
|2014||One Minute More||我的男友和狗||Dazhi's mother|
|2015||The Left Ear||左耳||Li Bala|
|Saving Mr. Wu||解救吾先生|
|2016||Time Raiders||盗墓笔记||A Ning|
|Soul Mate||七月与安生||Lin Qiyue|
|Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings||狄仁杰之四大天王||Shui Yue|
|2019||The Shadow Play||风中有朵雨做的云||Xiao Nuo|
|Somewhere Winter||大约在冬季||An Ran|
|2020||Wild Grass||荞麦疯长||Yun Qiao|
|Love After Love||第一炉香|
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Role||Notes|
|2001||The Grand Mansion Gate||大宅门||Bai Yuting|
|2011||Modern New Human||摩登新人类||Wen Xue|
|2014||Love Is the Most Beautiful||爱情最美丽||Ma Xiaocan|
|The Empress of China||武媚娘传奇||Helan Minyue|
|2015||Love Me If You Dare||他来了，请闭眼||Jian Yao|
|The Legend of Mi Yue||芈月传||Wei Yi|
|2017||Oh My General||将军在上||Ye Zhao|
|2018||Age of Legends||橙红年代||Hu Rong|
|2019||Mr. Fighting||加油，你是最棒的||Fu Zi|
|2020||Love To Be Loved By You||你是我的城池营垒||Mi Ka|
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Album||Notes|
|2017||"For My 17-year-old Self"||给17岁的自己||Secret Fruit OST||with various artists|
|2019||"Waiting"||守候||Mr. Fighting OST|
Awards and nominations
|2013||Time Flies Soundlessly||14th Golden Phoenix Awards||Newcomer Award||Won|
|2015||The Left Ear||52nd Golden Horse Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|10th Chinese Young Generation Film Forum Awards||Best New Actress||Won|
|2016||Soul Mate||53rd Golden Horse Awards||Best Actress (with Zhou Dongyu)||Won|
|2017||36th Hong Kong Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|24th Beijing College Student Film Festival||Best Actress||Nominated|
|8th China Film Director's Guild Awards||Nominated|
|17th Chinese Film Media Awards||Nominated|
|2nd Golden Screen Awards||Won|
|The Left Ear||16th Golden Phoenix Awards||Society Award||Won|
|2018||Oh My General||24th Huading Awards||Best Actress (Ancient Drama)||Nominated|
|Soul Mate||34th Hundred Flowers Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2019||Mr. Fighting||26th Huading Awards||Best Actress (Modern drama)||Nominated|
|Golden Bud - The Fourth Network Film And Television Festival||Best Actress||Nominated|
- "Actress Fan Bingbing Tops New Forbes China Celebrity List". Forbes. September 22, 2017.
- "福布斯中国发布100名人榜 吴京黄渤胡歌位列前三". Sina (in Chinese). August 20, 2019.
- 马思纯妈妈是谁？蒋雯丽亲姐兼经纪人. Netease (in Chinese). November 27, 2016.
- 马思纯的妈妈好美啊，毕竟是蒋雯丽的亲姐姐. Sohu (in Chinese). November 28, 2016.
- [娱乐连环画]明星校花特辑：蜜桃成熟时. NetEase (in Chinese). April 17, 2014.
- 《恋人》讲述"忘年恋" 马思纯大受导演褒扬. Sina (in Chinese). December 11, 2008.
- 马思纯《岁月无声》精彩演绎 喜获金凤凰. Sohu (in Chinese). September 11, 2013.
- "Film Review: 'The Left Ear'". Variety. April 29, 2015.
- 《左耳》话青春引爆珠海 劳模马思纯马不停蹄备受好评. ifeng (in Chinese). May 4, 2015.
- "52nd Golden Horse Awards Nominees". goldenhorse.org.tw. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
- 《他来了，请闭眼》阵容曝光 霍建华爱上马思纯. China Daily (in Chinese). May 15, 2015.
- 《他来了请闭眼》马思纯演绎另类华生. Sina (in Chinese). October 16, 2015.
- "'Time Raiders' to hit theatres this Friday". China.org.cn. August 2, 2016.
- 安妮宝贝"七月与安生"登银幕 周冬雨马思纯主演. NetEase (in Chinese). December 8, 2015.
- "Feng Xiaogang wins Golden Horse for 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'". Daily Mail. November 27, 2016.
- "New Detective Dee film set to thrill mystery fans". China Daily. May 10, 2017.
- 校园爱情片《奇葩朵朵》定档4.4. Mtime (in Chinese). March 13, 2018.
- 陈伟霆马思纯主演《橙红年代》定档9.17. Mtime (in Chinese). September 6, 2018.
- 马思纯钟楚曦黄景瑜加盟《荞麦疯长》. Mtime (in Chinese). May 22, 2018.
- 福布斯公布30岁以下精英榜 刘昊然张碧晨领衔登封. Sina (in Chinese). August 2, 2018.
- 娄烨《风中有朵雨做的云》国内定档4.4. Mtime (in Chinese). January 30, 2019.
- 马思纯霍建华"大约在冬季"定档11.15. Mtime (in Chinese). October 11, 2019.
- "Eddie Peng, Ma Sichun Join Ann Hui's 'Love After Love'". Variety. May 22, 2019.
- 先生系列”新作官宣起风 邓伦马思纯演绎小人物的奋斗. Rednet (in Korean). January 25, 2019.
- 马思纯参演《我的男友和狗》 与何润东成为狗友. Netease (in Chinese). June 2, 2015.
- 彭于晏马思纯主演张爱玲《第一炉香》开机. Mtime (in Chinese). May 22, 2019.
- 《摩登新人类》收官 马思纯情人节后收获爱情. Tencent (in Chinese). August 8, 2011.
- 《刷新3+7》9月开播 胡歌安以轩等众星云集. Sina (in Chinese). August 17, 2012.
- 马思纯主演《未婚妻》即将开播. Netease (in Chinese). October 23, 2013.
- 马思纯加盟《爱情最美丽》 演技获张国立肯定. Tencent (in Chinese). April 22, 2013.
- 马思纯《武媚娘传奇》 打酱油的"一瞥姑娘". Tencent (in Chinese). February 2, 2015.
- 《芈月传》武王意外而亡 马思纯分享拍摄感受. Netease (in Chinese). December 30, 2015.
- 马思纯加盟《会痛的17岁》. ifeng (in Chinese). November 19, 2015.
- 《将军在上》定档 马思纯盛一伦"马上"登场. Huanqiu (in Chinese). October 10, 2017.
- "《秘果》发继续青春主题曲 欧豪杨洋马思纯献声". Netease (in Chinese). June 23, 2017.
- 华语青年影像论坛闭幕 马思纯获年度新锐女演员. Netease (in Chinese). December 19, 2015.
- 导演协会奖提名公布 章子怡范冰冰周冬雨争影后. Sohu (in Chinese). April 7, 2017.
- 第17届华语电影传媒盛典公布提名名单. Mtime (in Chinese). August 29, 2017.
- "Golden Screen Awards: China's 'This Is Not What I Expected' Takes Top Honor". The Hollywood Reporter. October 29, 2017.
- 马思纯再获电影表演艺术学会奖 现场向前辈致敬. ifeng (in Korean). September 4, 2017.
- 华鼎奖提名公布 《和平饭店》《归去来》闪耀榜单. Netease (in Chinese). October 22, 2018.
- 第34届大众电影百花奖提名名单公布. Netease (in Chinese). November 7, 2018.
- "第26届华鼎奖提名名单：李现肖战获新锐演员提名". Sina (in Chinese). November 8, 2019.
- "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.