Zanilia Zhao is a Chinese actress born on October 16th, 1987, in Langfang, Hebei Province. In 2006, she entered show business after winning first place in the youth category in Yahoo's "Search Star Game." In the same year, she played the female lead in the advertisement "Gui Zu Pian" directed by Feng Xiao Gang. In 2007, she acted in her first film "Mudan Pavilion". In 2011, she gained recognition for her role as Qing'er in the costume drama "New My Fair Princess." In 2013, she gained even more attention in the costume drama "Legend of Lu Zhen". In October 2014, she was selected for Golden Eagle Goddess in the 10th China Golden Eagle TV Art Festival. That December, she won the Most Popular Actress Award in Mainland China at the 5th China TV Drama Awards for her work in the romantic drama "Boss & Me". In the same year, Zhao Liying Studio of Hairun Media was established. In 2015, her fantasy drama "The Journey of Flower" became China's first TV series to reach 20 billion views online and broke the weekly TV series broadcast record in China. With this drama, she won Best Actress at the 6th Macau International Television Festival, Most Popular Actress at the 6th China TV Drama Awards, the Magnolia Award for Best Actress at the 22nd Shanghai Television Festival, and Audience's Choice for Actress at the 28th China TV Golden Eagle Awards. In 2017, she starred in the costume drama "Princess Agents".