|Who is it?||Actor|
|Birth Day||February 13, 1988|
|Birth Place||Shenyang, Liaoning, China, China|
|Age||32 YEARS OLD|
|Pinyin||Lín Gēngxīn (Mandarin)|
|Other names||Kenny Lin|
|Alma mater||Shanghai Theatre Academy|
|Label(s)||Tangren Media (2010–2012) Lin Gengxin Studio (2013–present)|
Lin was born in Shen Yang, Liaoning, China. He enrolled in the Shanghai Theatre Academy in 2007. During his college years, Lin appeared in low-budget films, television shows, short films and advertisements.
Lin rose to fame with the 2011 hit drama Scarlet Heart, playing the role of 14th Prince Yinti. He then co-starred in xianxia drama Xuan-Yuan Sword: Scar of Sky (2012), which was extremely popular during its run and raised his profile. Lin successfully made his crossover to film with his role in Tsui Hark's Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013). He was nominated for the Best New Actor award at the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards.
In 2014, Lin starred in youth romance film My Old Classmate with Zhou Dongyu. The film was a commercial success, and won the Jury Prize at the 21st Beijing College Student Film Festival. The same year, he starred in crime action film Black & White: The Dawn of Justice; and reunited with Tsui Hark in the period action film The Taking of Tiger Mountain. The Taking of Tiger Mountain was a success, becoming one of the highest-grossing films of all time in China with US$150 million.
In 2015, Lin was cast in Chinese historical drama God of War, Zhao Yun, based on the Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. He plays General Zhao Yun, who falls in love with a girl named Xiahou Qingyi (played by Girls' Generation's Im Yoona). The drama premiered in April 2016, and reached viewership ratings as high as 2%, and recorded more than 10 billion hits through various Chinese online videos sites. The same year, Lin headlined action comedy For a Few Bullets and martial arts film Sword Master. He also featured in Zhang Yimou's historical fantasy epic The Great Wall.
In 2017, Lin starred in Stephen Chow's Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back, playing Sun Wukong. The film grossed $239.5 million, becoming the highest grossing film among the Journey to the West novel adaptations. The same year, he starred in historical action drama Princess Agents. The drama was a massive hit, and Lin gained renewed recognition for his portrayal of the male lead, Yuwen Yue.
In 2018, Lin will reprise his role as Shatuo Zhong in Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings', the third installment of the Detective Dee film series by Tsui Hark.