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Xiao Zhan (Sean Xiao) Profile

  • Alternative Name: Sean Xiao
  • Xiao Zhan age: 29
  • Xiao Zhan Birthday: October 5, 1991
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Xiao Zhan Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Xiao Zhan Height: 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
  • Xiao Zhan Weight: 65 kg
  • Agency: Wajijiwa Entertainment
  • Years Active: 2015 – Present
  • Xiao Zhan Weibo: xiaozhan1

Xiao Zhan (TV Shows) Dramas

YearTitleRole
2021Douluo Continent Tang San – Main Role
2020The Wolf Ji Chong / Li Ju Yao / Prince Chuan – Main Role
2020Heroes In Harm’s Way Cai Ding (Ep. 7-8 ) Guest Role
2019The Untamed Special Edition Wei Wu Xian / Wei Ying | Mo Xuan Yu / Yiling patriarch
2019Joy of Life Yan Bing YunS – upport Role
2019The Untamed Wei Wu Xian / Wei Ying / Yi Ling Patriarch | Mo Xuan Yu – Main Role
2018Fights Break Sphere: Season 1 Lin Xiu Ya – Support Role
2018Oh! My Emperor: Season Two Bei Tang Mo Ran – Main Role
2018Oh! My Emperor: Season One Bei Tang Mo Ran – Main Role
2016Shuttle Love MillenniumLiang Lao Ban – Guest Role
2016Super Star Academy Fang Tian Ze

Xiao Zhan Movies

YearTitleRole
2020Buying Ears Main Role
2019Jade Dynasty 1 Zhang Xiao FanMain Role
2019The Rookies “Footless Phoenix”Guest Role
2019House Rules SonMain Role
2018Monster Hunt 2 [Dancer at Yongning Village]Guest Role

Pre-Debut

Xiao Zhan Predebut

Xiao Zhan, also known as Sean Xiao, was born on 5 October 1991 in Chongqing. Very early on he showed interest in the arts. As a kid, he learned to paint and how to play the violin. He studied at Modern International Art Design Academy at Chongqing Technology and Business University. While he was at university, he showed more interest in music he joined the choir. After his graduation in 2014, he worked as a photographer and graphic designer prior to his debut.

Xiao Zhan Debut

Sean Xiao and X Nine
Sean Xiao and X Nine

In 2015, Xiao Zhan decided to seriously pursue a career in the music industry when he joined the reality TV show X-Fire. He trained with 15 other idol trainee. Then, in 2016, he made his debut with 8 other trainees in the Chinese idol group X Nine. The group released their first mini album X Jiu in September 2016.

Acting Career

Xiao made his acting debut that same year in a leading role with the fantasy web drama Super Star Academy. He then went on gaining more success with the historical romance web drama Oh! My Emperor, the fantasy action drama Battle Through the Heavens, and the historical drama The Wolf.

But Sean Xiao’s breakthrough came in 2019 when he played the carefree Wei Wuxian alongside the other male lead Wang Yibo in the very popular drama Untamed . The drama performed really well both nationally and internationally increasing his popularity. He then played Zhang Xiaofan in the film Jade Dynasty. The film Topped the China’s box office the day of its release and broke records in Thailand.

Music Career

Including his continuing his music activities with X Nine, Sean Xiao also branched out on his own by working on solo musical projects. He sang an OST titled “Stepping on Shadows for the web drama Oh! My Emperor. Xiao Zhan also sing a duet with Wang Yibo for his drama Untamed. The song called Unrestrained touched the hearts of all the fans of the drama. Watch Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo performe Unrestrained at a fan meet in the video below:

Sean Xiao also released his digital single “Made to Love” and it became the highest selling digital single of all time with more than 53 million copies sold and grabbing the Guinness World Records for the fastest-selling digital track in China.

Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo Controversy

Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo
Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo

After the incredible success of Untamed, fans everywhere could not get enough of the male leads. During the time that they spent filming for Untamed, the duo grew close and became really good friends. Fans everywhere fell in love with their on-screen and off screen relationship, and people started to see them as a couple. What seemed like an innocent idea at first caused a lot of issues.

Recently, fans started to noticed that the once close actors were no longer interacting publicly. This could be because of the recent controversy that they had to face but mainly seem to affect Sean Xiao. A fanfic was released depicting Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo in a same sex romantic relationship. The fanfic was hosted by a fanfic platform called Archive of Our Own (AO3). Xiao’s fans were not happy and decided to report the platform because they felt it was ruining their idol’s image. This caused the platform to get blocked in the Chinese mainland.

This resulted in severe backlash from supporters of the platform who argued that blocking the platform was act of violence against freedom of artistic expression. They decided to boycott Xiao Zhan causing the idol turned actor to lose many endorsement deals. He had to take a step back from the spotlight. In the end, Sean Xiao apologized for the role that his fans played in getting Archive of Our Own (AO3)banned. 

This massive controversy could be the reason we have been seeing less and less interactions from Wang Yibo and Xiao Zhan.

Xiao Zhan Facts you should know

  • His favorite color is red.
  • His favorite coffee is Americano.
  • His favorite female singer is Stephanie Sun
  • He likes to watch horror movies
  • His favorite character in Avengers is spider man.
  • He can speak English and some Korean
  • He loves Spongebob
  • He loves eating hot pot
  • He is a great cook.
  • His nickname is Zhan Zhan.

Gallery: Pictures of Xiao Zhan (Sean Xiao)

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