Chen Daoming (born April 26, 1955) is a famous Chinese actor known for his flexibility and stability. He has been branded the Emperor of Chinese drama, having starred in all types of dramas and films.
He was born in Tianjin, China, and is a native of Shaoxing, Zhejiang. His first famous role was in playing China's last Emperor Puyi in the Chinese series Emperor of the Last Generation (末代皇帝). He's perhaps best known in the West with his role as the Emperor Qin Shi Huang in the blockbuster hit Hero. In addition to films, Chen is very famous on Mainland China with his many roles in Chinese TV series. He is known for his ability to adapt to his roles, from historical to present, from wealthy to poor, from good to evil.
In 1982, Chen was married to Du Xian (杜宪), a former China Central Television news program hostess, who was forced to resign due to her sympathy expressed (dressed in black and spoke slowly) during the reporting of Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 on June 4, 1989. Their daughter Chen Ge (陈格) was born in 1985 and is studying in UK.
Chen has only recently began commercial exploits with men's suits. He is known to be modest in nature and does not abuse his stardom.