Lin was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, as the eldest of three children, having one brother a year younger and the other six years younger. Her father was a businessman, and her mother a housewife. After her parents' divorce when she was 7 years old, she lived with her mother, who took her to visit relatives in Japan every year since childhood. She graduated from Ri Xin Primary School, and Zhong Dian High School. Lin originally planned on going to the UK to study after high sch...Read more (422 words more)
Lin was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, as the eldest of three children, having one brother a year younger and the other six years younger.  Her father was a businessman, and her mother a housewife. After her parents' divorce when she was 7 years old, she lived with her mother, who took her to visit relatives in Japan every year since childhood. She graduated from Ri Xin Primary School, and Zhong Dian High School. Lin originally planned on going to the UK to study after high school graduation, never considering the prospect of an acting career. However she began her acting career when she was seventeen, as a part-time advertisement model. Her first TV commercial was for Jasmine Tea. 
Lin's parents did not like the idea of their daughter being involved in the entertainment industry., but she decided to pursue an acting career. After appearing in commercials for many products, her parents finally agreed to let her sign with an entertainment management company. Following high school graduation, Lin officially signed a contract with Jessie and Jones Entertainment Ltd on her twentieth birthday. She has also helped reconcile her parents.
Early work (1994–1996)
After shooting her 1st TV commercial, she got the attention of various TV and film directors and many companies started soliciting her for jobs. In 1995, after shooting some commercials, Lin finally received her first role in a film, School Days, with Jimmy Lin and Takeshi Kaneshiro. That same year, she was also casted in some Taiwanese TV dramas in some supporting roles. From 1995-1997, Lin had roles in a few Taiwanese TV series and people started to take notice of this new face. In 1996, Lin went to China for the first time to do filming. Lin thinks that this was a period of valuable experience and a time that she just started to learn about acting.
“ "I was in my second year of high school when I first got involved in film & TV industry. When I first got the script of the film "School Days", I couldn't sleep for days. I thought there would be other opportunities for me to study abroad, but one does not bump into the opportunity to be in a film every day. So, I just went and had a try. I told myself that if my filming career didn't work out, then I could still go back to school. But things are not always as they may have appeared to be. Only when the actual filming started, did I realize that it wasn't as easy as I had thought. At that time, it was a film taking place in a school. I played a class monitor role. In a scene, I needed to sort of give a command to my classmates, stand up, stand at attention (with the rest of the class) and salute to the teacher. It took about 10-20 tries ! I was so scared and worried that the director might scold and shout at me. The feeling of frustration was quite big." ” close
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|Real name||Lín Xīnrú|
|Birthday||27 January, 1976|
|Main occupation||singer/actress/model (active)|
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