Born in Taiwan, she lived in Hong Kong for a while, where she started to play in tv commercials. At the age of 15 she auditioned for the then forming band "4 in Love". She got her nickname "Rainie" as the other band members were "Sunnie", "Cloudie" and "Windie". She was the youngest of the four. The band was concidered to make optimistic, happy music, to express emotions.
After the disbanding of "4 in Love", she moved back to Taiwan and have taken more care about her TV and movie career, starring in many teen dramas and tv shows. Now she's coming back to the musical scene as she released her first album in 2005 (My Intuition) with SONY-BMG. Most people think that even if she does not have an exceptional voice, her personality and cuteness makes her really good entertainer, and has a big fan base. When she turned 20, she expressed that she wants to change her "cute" image and start to make more mature productions, on screen and in music as well.
She's been hosting various tv shows, currently "Wo Cai, Wo Cai, Wo Cai Cai Cai" (我猜我猜我猜猜猜 / GUESS, GUESS, GUESS).
After playing the supporting roles in several dramas (including the mega hit Meteor Garden, she landed the starring role (Qi Yue) in the CTV drama Devil beside you opposite Mike He. Devil beside you proved to be very popular, and Rainie's career really took off. The same year, she released her debut album, My Intuition featuring her hit songs Ai Mei and Li Xiang Qing Ren (Both from Devil Beside You). My Intuition made Chinese history as the only debut album to reach platinum status. In 2006, she released Meeting Love, which also sold very well. She has another album set to be released during the summer of 2007.
In early January 2007, Rainie Yang recorded her last Guess show due to her busy schedule. She is currently starring in a new TV series called Why Why Love opposite of Mike He and Kingone Wang. She is also set to to star in the pilot of a romantic-comedy tentatively titled as Fresh Tomato for Sauce alongside Cyndi Wang, Elva Hsiao and Roy Chai.
In 2003, Yang mistook the eight-year Second Sino-Japanese War as having been eleven years in length during a television program. After having learned the actual length of the war, she responded with "Only eight years?" This response generated anger in mainland China, leading to boycotting of Hunan Satellite Television's airing of Devil Beside You, in which she acted. Upon learning the widespread boycott, Hunan TV replaced the show's airtime with Green Forest, My Home.
# Siblings: 3
# Vital Statistics: 32B, 23, 33
# Languages Spoken: English, Taiwanese Fookien, Mandarin, Cantonese, Guang Dong Dialect, Japanese
# Favorite artist: Tony Leung
# Favorite singer: Beyonce
# Favorite food: Taiwanese fried chicken, Chinese bbq, Japanese food, Italian food
# Favorite color: black, white, gray
# Lucky Number: 3
# Lucky Thing: Wrist-watch