Jerry Yan (Chinese: 言承旭; pinyin: Yán Chéngxù); born January 1, 1977) is a Taiwanese actor and a member of Taiwanese boy band F4. His birth name is Liao Yangzhen (Chinese: 廖洋震; pinyin: Liào Yángzhèn). With his role of "Dao Ming Si" in Meteor Garden, Jerry Yan became a sensation across Asia almost overnight. His devotion to "Shan Cai" has redefined our generation's definition of "Ideal Boyfriend" as he won the affections of girls all over Asia ever since the year Meteor Garden was aired as it continues to capture the hearts of many and even sparked reproductions in Korea and Philippines. Jerry Yan is the icon of the huge wave of male beauty and TV genre "idol drama" in greater China regions started 10 years ago. His fan base also spreads among many Asian countries/regions like Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia etc., as well as other countries like England, France, US and Canada.