Tang Yan or Tiffany Tang (唐嫣，born December 6, 1983) is a Chinese actress. She graduated from the Central Academy of Drama in 2006. In 2007, she was nominated for the White Magnolia Award (白玉兰奖) for Best Actress at the Shanghai International Film Festival for her film debut in Farewell for Love. She left her company Orange Sky Entertainment Group mid-2012 to set up her own studio. She is currently one of the highest paid Chinese TV actresses.
Known as the “Ratings Queen”, Tang is noted for her roles in Chinese Paladin 3 (2009), My Daughter (2011), Xuan-Yuan Sword: Scar of Sky (2012), Perfect Couple (2014), My Sunshine (2015), Lady & Liar (2015), Legend of Fragrance (2015), Diamond Lover (2015) and The Princess Weiyoung (2016).
Tiffany Tang acted in many television series and movies in her early time. In 2007, she won Best Actress nominations at the Beijing College Student Film Festival and Shanghai Television Festival for her performance in the film Farewell for Love.
Subsequently, she rose to fame after starring in the popular wuxia-fantasy drama Chinese Paladin 3, a prequel to Chinese Paladin and an adaptation from the video game of the same title. Tang’s portrayal of Zi Xuan and her chemistry with Wallace Huo’s drew positive reviews from both critics and fans, with many praising Tang’s rich and heart-warming performance.
Tang earned the nickname of “ratings queen”, establishing her position as one of the most sought-after TV actresses in mainland China. She was nominated at the 17th Huading Awards for Best Actress in all three categories (ancient, contemporary and modern) for her performance in Perfect Couple, My Sunshine, and Legend of Fragrance respectively; and won the award for the contemporary category. She also became the ambassador for the 7th TV Drama Awards, and won Actress with the Most Media Influence as well as Audience’s Favourite Character.
In October 2016, Tang was crowned “Golden Eagle Goddess” for the 11th China Golden Eagle TV Art Festival.
In 2014, Tang was ranked 73rd on Forbes China Celebrity List for the first time since the beginning of her career with an annual salary of 2.9 million USD. Forbes China Celebrity List ranks the top 100 Chinese celebrities based on media exposure and income. Tang’s rise to success followed her in 2015, where she ranked 20th on Forbes China Celebrity List with an income revenue of 45 million yuan.