Zhao Tao


Zhao Tao

Zhao Tao (zh-s|s=赵涛) is a Chinese actress who has starred in several films by Jia Zhangke.

Biography

She was born in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, which is also the hometown of the heroine in "Still Life". As a child, she studied classical Chinese dance. In 1996, she enrolled in the folk dance department at Beijing Dance Academy. After graduation, she became a dance teacher in Taiyuan Normal College, where she was spotted by Jia during casting for "Platform". cite web|url=http://chinafilmjournal.com/2008/03/24/constanant-muse-jia-zhangkes-leading-lady-zhao-tao/ |title=Constant Muse: Jia Zhangke's leading lady Zhao Tao |accessdate=2008-05-01 |date=2008-03-24 |work=China Film Journal ]

Filmography

* "Platform" (2000)
* "Unknown Pleasures" (2002)
* "The World" (2004)
* "Still Life" (2006)
* "24 City" (2008)
* "Cry Me a River" (2008)

References

External links

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* [http://www.womenofchina.cn/people/celebrities/11863.jsp "Zhao Tao: Step on the Bright Road to Cannes"]


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