Lin Yun


Lin Yun (born 16 April 1996), also known by her English name Jelly Lin, is a Chinese actress. She is known for her role as the female lead in the 2016 film The Mermaid.


Lin was born Fei Xia (费霞) in Huzhou, Zhejiang, on April 16, 1996. Her father, Fei Jianhua (费建华), is a porter, and her mother is a housewife. She studied at the Huzhou No. 12 Middle School. She then attended a performing arts school in Beijing. At the age of 18 and with little acting experience, she was cast as the female protagonist in the 2016 film The Mermaid, directed by Stephen Chow. The Mermaid was the highest grossing film in China and launched Lin to fame. The same year, Lin featured in the fantasy epic film L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties, directed and written by Guo Jingming.

Lin starred in another Stephen Chow film, Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 2 (2017) where she played the White Bone Spirit. She was also cast in the Disney-made romantic comedy The Dreaming Man, as well as historical epic Genghis Khan.

In 2018, Lin starred in her first television series, Fight Break Spheres. She is also set to star in Beautiful Reborn Flower, a romance melodrama based on the novel of the same name by Anni Baobei.


Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2016 The Mermaid 美人鱼 Shan (the Mermaid)
L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 爵迹 Tianshu Youhua
2017 Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 2 西游伏妖篇 White Bone Spirit
The Dreaming Man 假如王子睡着了 Wang Xiaohe
2018 Genghis Khan 战神纪 Börte
TBA L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 2 爵跡2:冷血狂宴 Tianshu Youhua
The Mermaid 2 美人鱼2 Shan (the Mermaid)
It Started with a Kiss 恶作剧之吻 Xiang Qin

Television series

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2018 Fight Break Spheres 斗破苍穹 Xiao Xun’er
TBA Beautiful Reborn Flower 彼岸花 Nan Sheng
Cantabile Youth 让全世界都听见 Fang Xiaowo

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2016 18th Huading Awards Best New Actress The Mermaid Won
16th New York Asian Film Festival Rising Star Asia Award Won
3rd China Australia International Film Festival Best Newcomer Won
12th Chinese American Film Festival Best Newcomer Won
2017 11th Asian Film Awards Best Newcomer Nominated
Rising Star of Asia Award Won
36th Hong Kong Film Award Best New Performer Nominated
2018 23rd Huading Awards Best Supporting Actress Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 2 Nominated
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