Ma Sichun

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).

Ma Sichun
Born (1988-03-14) March 14, 1988
ResidenceBeijing, China
Other namesSandra Ma
Alma materCommunication University of China
OccupationActress
Years active2001–present
AgentEasy Entertainment
RelativesJiang Wenli (aunt)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese馬思純
Simplified Chinese马思纯

Feng ranked 79 on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2017,[1] and 61st in 2019.[2]

Early life

Ma was born in Bengbu, Anhui on March 14, 1988, to Jiang Wenjuan (蒋文娟), a broker.[3] Her aunt, Jiang Wenli is a noted actress.[4] Ma graduated from Communication University of China.

Career

Beginnings

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.[5]

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.[6] In 2012, Ma won the Golden Phoenix Awards for Best Newcomer for her performance in the film Time Flies Soundlessly.[7]

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.[8][9][10] The same year, she co-starred with Wallace Huo in the crime drama Love Me If You Dare,[11] which contributed to her rise in popularity.[12]

In 2016, Ma starred in adventure film Time Raiders, based on the popular tomb-raiding novel series Daomu Biji.[13] The same year, she starred in romance film Soul Mate, playing the beautiful, kind yet rebellious protagonist.[14] Ma won the Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress alongside her co-star Zhou Dongyu.[15]

In 2017, Ma was cast as the female protagonist in the third installment of the Detective Dee film series by Tsui Hark.[16] She also starred in the campus romance film Nuts.[17]

In 2018, Ma starred alongside William Chan in the crime action drama Age of Legends.[18] The same year, she was cast in youth drama film Wild Grass.[19] 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.[20]

In 2019, Ma starred in Lou Ye's crime film, The Shadow Play;[21] romance drama film Somewhere Winter written by Rao Xueman,[22] The same year, she was cast in period romance film Love After Love, directed by Ann Hui.[23] On the small screen, Ma starred in the romance comedy drama Mr. Fighting alongside Deng Lun.[24]

Filmography

Film

YearEnglish titleChinese titleRoleNotes
1995The Winter of Three Persons三个人的冬天
2008Lost秘岸Qingqing
2010Lan我们天上见Xiaocui
2012Time Flies Soundlessly岁月无声Yang Duoduo
2014One Minute More我的男友和狗Dazhi's mother[25]
Baixiang白相Young Lan
2015The Left Ear左耳Li Bala
Saving Mr. Wu解救吾先生
2016Time Raiders盗墓笔记A Ning
Soul Mate七月与安生Lin Qiyue
2017Goldbuster妖铃铃Cameo
2018Nuts奇葩朵朵Zhu Zhu
Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings狄仁杰之四大天王Shui Yue
2019The Shadow Play风中有朵雨做的云Xiao Nuo
Somewhere Winter大约在冬季An Ran
2020Wild Grass荞麦疯长Yun Qiao
Love After Love第一炉香[26]

Television series

YearEnglish titleChinese titleRoleNotes
2001The Grand Mansion Gate大宅门Bai Yuting
2010Lover恋人Sichun
2011Modern New Human摩登新人类Wen Xue[27]
2012Refresh刷新3+7Xiaomiao[28]
2013Fiancee未婚妻Lan Xiaoyi[29]
2014Love Is the Most Beautiful爱情最美丽Ma Xiaocan[30]
The Empress of China武媚娘传奇Helan Minyue[31]
2015Love Me If You Dare他来了,请闭眼Jian Yao
The Legend of Mi Yue芈月传Wei Yi[32]
2016Seventeen Blue会痛的17岁Vivi[33]
2017Oh My General将军在上Ye Zhao[34]
2018Age of Legends橙红年代Hu Rong
2019Mr. Fighting加油,你是最棒的Fu Zi
2020Love To Be Loved By You你是我的城池营垒Mi Ka

Discography

Singles

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 [35]
2019"Waiting"守候Mr. Fighting OST

Awards and nominations

YearNominated workAwardCategoryResultRef.
2013Time Flies Soundlessly14th Golden Phoenix AwardsNewcomer AwardWon[7]
2015The Left Ear52nd Golden Horse AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
10th Chinese Young Generation Film Forum AwardsBest New ActressWon[36]
2016Soul Mate53rd Golden Horse AwardsBest Actress (with Zhou Dongyu)Won[15]
201736th Hong Kong Film AwardsBest ActressNominated
24th Beijing College Student Film Festival Best Actress Nominated
8th China Film Director's Guild Awards Nominated [37]
17th Chinese Film Media AwardsNominated[38]
2nd Golden Screen AwardsWon[39]
The Left Ear16th Golden Phoenix AwardsSociety AwardWon[40]
2018Oh My General24th Huading AwardsBest Actress (Ancient Drama)Nominated[41]
Soul Mate 34th Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actress Nominated [42]
2019 Mr. Fighting 26th Huading Awards Best Actress (Modern drama) Nominated [43]
Golden Bud - The Fourth Network Film And Television Festival Best Actress Nominated [44]

References

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  2. "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.
  3. 马思纯妈妈是谁?蒋雯丽亲姐兼经纪人. Netease (in Chinese). November 27, 2016.
  4. 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.
  5. [娱乐连环画]明星校花特辑:蜜桃成熟时. NetEase (in Chinese). April 17, 2014.
  6. 《恋人》讲述"忘年恋" 马思纯大受导演褒扬. Sina (in Chinese). December 11, 2008.
  7. 马思纯《岁月无声》精彩演绎 喜获金凤凰. Sohu (in Chinese). September 11, 2013.
  8. "Film Review: 'The Left Ear'". Variety. April 29, 2015.
  9. 《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.
  10. "52nd Golden Horse Awards Nominees". goldenhorse.org.tw. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  11. 《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.
  12. 《他来了请闭眼》马思纯演绎另类华生. Sina (in Chinese). October 16, 2015.
  13. "'Time Raiders' to hit theatres this Friday". China.org.cn. August 2, 2016.
  14. 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.
  15. "Feng Xiaogang wins Golden Horse for 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'". Daily Mail. November 27, 2016.
  16. "New Detective Dee film set to thrill mystery fans". China Daily. May 10, 2017.
  17. 校园爱情片《奇葩朵朵》定档4.4. Mtime (in Chinese). March 13, 2018.
  18. 陈伟霆马思纯主演《橙红年代》定档9.17. Mtime (in Chinese). September 6, 2018.
  19. 马思纯钟楚曦黄景瑜加盟《荞麦疯长》. Mtime (in Chinese). May 22, 2018.
  20. 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.
  21. 娄烨《风中有朵雨做的云》国内定档4.4. Mtime (in Chinese). January 30, 2019.
  22. 马思纯霍建华"大约在冬季"定档11.15. Mtime (in Chinese). October 11, 2019.
  23. "Eddie Peng, Ma Sichun Join Ann Hui's 'Love After Love'". Variety. May 22, 2019.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 彭于晏马思纯主演张爱玲《第一炉香》开机. Mtime (in Chinese). May 22, 2019.
  27. 《摩登新人类》收官 马思纯情人节后收获爱情. Tencent (in Chinese). August 8, 2011.
  28. 《刷新3+7》9月开播 胡歌安以轩等众星云集. Sina (in Chinese). August 17, 2012.
  29. 马思纯主演《未婚妻》即将开播. Netease (in Chinese). October 23, 2013.
  30. 马思纯加盟《爱情最美丽》 演技获张国立肯定. Tencent (in Chinese). April 22, 2013.
  31. 马思纯《武媚娘传奇》 打酱油的"一瞥姑娘". Tencent (in Chinese). February 2, 2015.
  32. 《芈月传》武王意外而亡 马思纯分享拍摄感受. Netease (in Chinese). December 30, 2015.
  33. 马思纯加盟《会痛的17岁》. ifeng (in Chinese). November 19, 2015.
  34. 《将军在上》定档 马思纯盛一伦"马上"登场. Huanqiu (in Chinese). October 10, 2017.
  35. "《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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 第17届华语电影传媒盛典公布提名名单. Mtime (in Chinese). August 29, 2017.
  39. "Golden Screen Awards: China's 'This Is Not What I Expected' Takes Top Honor". The Hollywood Reporter. October 29, 2017.
  40. 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.
  41. 华鼎奖提名公布 《和平饭店》《归去来》闪耀榜单. Netease (in Chinese). October 22, 2018.
  42. 第34届大众电影百花奖提名名单公布. Netease (in Chinese). November 7, 2018.
  43. "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.
  44. "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.
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