Zhao Tao

Zhao Tao

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


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 ]


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


External links

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

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