|Real Name||: Yuán Shānshān|
|Born||: February 22, 1987 Xiangcheng District, Xiangyang, Hubei|
|Occupation||: Actress, singer|
Mabel Yuan 袁珊珊 Yuán Shānshān was born 22 February 1987 in Xiangcheng District, Xiangyang, Hubei is a Chinese singer and actress.
She is noted for her roles as Empress Xiaoshengxian and Ren Yingying in the historical television series Palace II (2012) and Swordsman (2013) respectively.
She was born in a wealthy and highly educated family, to a civil servants parents, in Xiangcheng District of Xiangyang city, Hubei province on February 22, 1989.
At the age of 6, she started to play violin. She was graduated from Beijing Film Academy in 2005.
She first came to the attention of the audience when she played a supporting role as Ru Bing in Lee Wai-chu's historical television series Palace, by Liu Xuehua's recommendation, then she signed with Yuzheng Studio (于正工作室). She starred as Empress Xiaoshengxian in Li Huizhu's Palace II, a historical television series co-starring with Mickey He, Du Chun, Shu Chang, Zhang Jia'ni, Sun Feifei and Hai Lu, which was one of the most watched ones in mainland China in 2013.
In 2013, she starred as Ren Yingying, reuniting her with co-star Wallace Huo, who played Linghu Chong, in Yu Zheng's Swordsman, which adapted from Jin Yong's wuxia novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer.