"Xu Lu was born in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia on December 28th, 1994. She graduated from the People's Liberation Army Academy of Art and is an actress from Mainland China. In 2008, she played Xue Bao Qin in the costume drama ""The Dream of Red Mansions"" and entered the film industry. In 2012, she received attention with the costume drama ""Empresses in the Palace"" and started to make a name for herself in the film and television industry. In 2013, she starred in the romance drama ""Love in Spring"". In 2014, she won the Best Character Portrayal Award at the 4th iQIYI All-Star Carnival Night for the campus romance idol drama ""One and a Half Summer"". In 2015, she starred in the youth idol drama ""Singles Villa"". In 2016, she starred in the ancient drama ""The Magnificent Five"". In 2017, she won the Best Actress (Asian New Talent Award) at the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival for the campus inspirational film ""Our Shining Days""."