Lin Gengxin is a Chinese actor best known for his role in 2011’s Scarlet Heart Thanks to his talent, kindness and charisma, Lin is not only famous in China but also an internationally recognized star.
Following the success of Scarlet Heart , he also starred in several hit movies, including Taking Tiger Mountain, and My Old Classmate, among others. He is also known for his role as Yuwen Yue in Princess Agents, one of the top-grossing Chinese TV shows of all time. If this proves anything, Lin Genxing has a knack for choosing exceptional projects to participate in.
Lin Gengxin – biography
Lin Gengxin, also known as Kenny Lin, was born on February 13, 1988 in Shenyang, Liaoning, China. Growing up he was a shy child and as a result he found it difficult to get involved in acting.
Not much is known about his early life, but it is well known that in 2007 he attended Shanghai Theater Academy, a public university in Shanghai dedicated to the dramatic arts. The university has also produced some of China’s most famous actors and actresses, including Li Qin, who starred alongside Li Gengxin in Princess Agents.
While still in college, the actress appeared in several low-budget television shows, advertisements, short films and feature films, proving his commitment to the success of his chosen career.
Aside from the above information, not much is available about the actor’s early life and childhood.
Movies and TV shows by the Chinese actor
Lin Gengxin, who has been an actor since 2009, got his big break in 2011 playing Prince Yinti in Scarlet Heart Shortly after, he landed a role in Xuan Yuan Sword: Heaven’s Scar , another hit TV show.
The handsome actor made the leap from small to big screen in 2014 with his role in My Old Classmate. The 2014 film was a critical and commercial success, cementing Lin Gengxin’s place in the entertainment industry. He also starred in Black & White: The Dawn of Justice that same year.
Nonetheless, in 2014 he starred in the critically acclaimed and commercially successful The Taking of Tiger Mountain, which has gone on to become one of the highest-grossing films of all time in China. In 2015 he starred in the TV show God of War Zhao Yun and as expected the show was a smash hit. He also starred in Sword Master, The Great Wall of China and For a Few Bullets in 2016.
Other films and TV shows he has been in include Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back, Princess Agents and Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon, all of which were very successful.
Wealth (income and earnings)
Since his breakout role in 2011, Lin Gengxin has later become one of the highest-grossing young actors of his generation in Chinese entertainment. As a result, he is not short of high-paying roles as most of his films have become box office hits. All of this success has undoubtedly resulted in an impressive net worth. Unfortunately, his net worth is not available to the public, but it is believed that he earns about 100 million yuan (US$14 million) annually.
Is Lin Gengxin married?
Due to his fame and status, many of his fans and the media were curious about his personal life and wondered if he is in a relationship or married.
Unfortunately, Lin tries hard to keep his private life private and away from the prying media. Despite this, it is safe to say that the actor is not yet married and has never been married. Although the actor is speculated to be single, it cannot be said definitively due to his privacy.
Other facts about Lin Gengxin
1. The actor has also revealed that he had trouble dating girls when he was young because he was shy.
2. He has also admitted that he struggled with low self-confidence and thought he would make fun of something if his looks were praised.
3. He never got in trouble at school, saying he made his parents very proud of him. It has also been said that his parents are very supportive of the actor and shower him with love and warmth.
4. At university he was known to be very chaotic and disoriented because he was always lost in his own thoughts.
5. The actor revealed that he first fell in love when he was 18, but his parents were opposed to the relationship, leading to a split between the couple.