Ariel Lin (林依晨) was born in Taipei on October 29, 1982. She is amongst the most prominent Taiwanese actresses of today and also debuted as a singer. Not only that, she also released two books: ‘Ariel Lin’s New York Bagel Diary (林依晨的紐約貝果日記)’ and ‘Ariel’s Blog (林家女孩依晨的青春部落格)’.
Her first drama was ‘True Love 18 (十八歲的約定)’ in 2002. After, she acted in a variety of shows. Her big break came in 2004 when she starred alongside Mike He (賀軍翔) in the hit drama ‘Love Contract (愛情合約).
But Ariel’s biggest hit came the year after, in 2005 when she starred in the Taiwanese drama, ‘It Started With a Kiss (惡作劇之吻)’ with Joe Cheng (鄭元暢). The drama met with wild reviews and helped her rise to fame. The two later co-starred again in the drama’s sequel: ‘They Kiss Again (惡作劇2吻)’ as well as another drama: ‘Love or Bread (我的億萬麵包)’.
She also starred as Huang Rong (黃蓉) in the 2008 wuxia TV series, Legend of the Condor Heroes (射彫英雄傳). This was a television adaption of acclaimed wuxia novelist, Jing Yong. The series was received generally well in China.
In 2008, Ariel received the Best Actress award for ‘They Kiss Again’ in the 43rd Golden Bell Awards as well as Hong Kong International Buzz Award and International best female actor and asia’s most appealing female actress.
So far, Ariel has released one album: ‘Blissful Encounter (幸福遇見)’ in 2009 [NOTE: See Downloads>Music>Taiwanese Music for album download link]. The album met good reviews. She also recorded many other songs, most of which were featured in dramas she took roles in.
How do we describe Ariel Lin? She outgoing, funny and warm (not to mention cute to boot). Is it any wonder that she’s conquering Asia one step at a time? She’s not showing any signs of stopping and we’re using this opportunity to recognize her as one of the best stars in Taiwan. What a celebrity.