One of the biggest news magazines in Mainland China, China Newsweek, held the “Most Influential People in China 2015” awards ceremony in Beijing this week. The ceremony honors the most influential people in China of 2015, including academics, lawyers, philanthropists, businessmen, politicians, artists, and more. China Newsweek has been holding this annual event since 2009.
Taiwanese actor Wallace Huo (霍建華) received the most influential artist or entertainer of the year, making him the only actor receive the honor. His drama The Journey of Flower <花千骨> broke numerous records this year, and his acting in the fantasy series received critical acclaim. Wallace’s ability to excel in both modern and ancient dramatic performance has made him into one of this generation’s most versatile actors.
“I am extremely, extremely thankful to China Newsweek for giving me this acknowledgement,” said Wallace during his winning speech. “When I first got in touch with acting, I fell in love with it. To be able to provide people with so much entertainment during their spare time has made me discover my own sense of duty. It made me really fall in love with this profession. Of course there were difficult times, but it is something to be thankful and happy for. As long as I’m still around, I will continue to do my best.”
Wallace first caught the attention of various talent agencies when he starred in a popular commercial in 2000. After completing his mandatory military service two years later, he officially made his debut in the industry with the Taiwanese drama, Star <摘星>. Wallace has starred in numerous popular television series throughout his thirteen-year career, breaking ratings records in both Taiwan and Mainland China. Despite his popularity and idol image, Wallace has maintained a quiet private life. His humility, professionalism, and devotion to his craft also makes him to be one of the most-respected artists in the industry.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.