Dylan Wang initially caught our eyes with his charm and while we were left thinking that’s what the Chinese actor is all about, he blew us away with his talent and charisma. If you have come across the Chinese TV series Meteor Garden, chances are that you already know one or two facts about this actor. He played the role Dao Ming Si in the series. It was his first lead role and he superbly nailed it, gaining wide prominence in turn, not only in his native country but also throughout Asia as well.
Other than acting, Wang is also a singer and a model. Added to what you already know about him, here’s more information about the triple threat.
Who Is Dylan Wang?
He studied to become a flight attendant, he has the looks anyway but stumbled upon acting in 2016, after he secured the first position at the Sichuan Campus Red Festival. The award helped him to discover his “hidden talent” for the craft and he has not let go ever since.
He was born as Wang Hedi on the 20th of December 1998 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province of China. There is no known information about his family background. Hopefully, as he progresses in his career, the actor would be to let us into the backstage of his life.
Wang has always wanted to be a flight attendant, thus, after he completed his high school education, he quickly enrolled at the Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation. While pursuing a college degree, he also tried his hands on modeling. He was the institution’s poster model for admission and then also became a professional image spokesperson for flight attendants. Moreover, he was a 16th-level flight attendant before debuting in the entertainment industry.
Career Progression and Rise to Stardom
In events leading up to his ultimate decision to fly with the acting flight, Dylan Wang entered for the Sichuan Campus Red Festival in 2016. He won the championship in the ceremony and officially entered into the showbiz. He kicked off as a performer with several variety shows and commercials including Youku Network variety show Super Idol in 2017 where he came out as the eventual winner.
Then in 2018, the chapter opened to his career breakthrough. Dylan Wang was cast in his debut TV series and in a male lead role as Daoming Si in Meteor Garden. The show is a live-action adaptation of the Japanese shōjo manga series Boys Over Flowers and is also a remake of popular Taiwanese drama series of the same name. Meteor Garden is aimed at young people and therein, Wang channeled the bad boy charm which caught many hearts swooning over him. he’s also all about romanticism and cuteness even as the leader of the show’s fancy clique, known as the F4.
His performance on the series was well appreciated by fans and it shot him into the limelight. Moreover, it earned him space in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar China where he appeared alongside his co-stars Darren Chen, Caesar Wu, and Connor Leong.
Since he made his elite statement on Meteor Garden, his star has continually been on the rise, with numerous roles in tow. Also in 2018, he joined the cast of the variety show, The Inn 2 shown on Hunan TV, in the second season. The second season of the fantasy drama, Ever Night became his next project. He was cast in the male lead role in January 2019.
As a singer, Wang released the Super Idol theme song, We Are Dreamers in 2017. His discography also includes five songs on the Meteor Garden (Original Soundtrack) album released in 2018. They are For You, Creating Memories, Never Would’ve Thought of, Extremely Important, and Don’t Even Have to Think About it. He is signed to Sony Music Entertainment record label.
Even though his career could be described as still in its early stage, Dylan Wang is already earning accolades for his work. In 2019, he won the Golden Data Entertainment Award for Most Influential TV Drama Newcomer of the Year. Wang’s social media profile also boasts of his rising popularity. He has over 270k followers on Instagram and a host of others on his Twitter and Facebook page.
Is He Dating Anyone?
Dylan Wang is yet to introduce anyone as his girlfriend. Although fans shipped him strongly with his co-star, Shen Yue, there is supposedly nothing more than a professional relationship between the duo. We hope Wang would be generous with information about his girlfriend when he eventually gets one.
How Tall Is Dylan Wang? Height
Wang is 6 feet (1.83 m) tall. Besides maintaining his statuesque look, he also tries to keep up his amazing shape. Being a model as well, it is expected that he works out and eats well.