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Blake Abbie (born October 30, 1990 in Montreal, Canada) is a Canadian writer of Chinese and Scottish descent. He is the editor-at-large of the fashion magazines, System and A Magazine Curated By. In 2018, Abbie made his television debut in the Chinese series Meteor Garden playing Thomas.

Biography[]

Early life[]

Abbie was born on October 30, 1990 in Montreal, Canada.[1] His mother, June Wong, was from Hangzhou, China, while his father, Robert Abbie (1934 – 2020), was from Edinburgh, Scotland.[2] His parents, who had a twenty-six year age difference, married in the late 1980s. After living in Montreal, the family moved to Toronto and later Vancouver.[3][4] Abbie studied music at the University of British Columbia.[5]

Career[]

After college, Abbie went to study classical music in Paris, France. To stay in the country, Abbie was required to obtain an internship and thus became a photographer's assistant. He became interested in fashion media after applying for an editorial assistant position with the magazine, Industry.[6] After working at Industry for a year, Abbie left the magazine to start System with some colleagues in 2013. He became the editor-at-large of A Magazine Curated By in 2014 and was the managing editor for Document Journal from 2014 to 2016.[4] At some point, he met Angie Chai through some family members with connections. Chai originally considered him for a role in a film, before casting him as Thomas in Meteor Garden (2018).[7] In 2021, he had a small role in the Chinese film Tomorrow Will be Fine.[8]

In early 2023, Abbie appeared as a main cast member in the Netflix reality series Bling Empire: New York.[9] It was cancelled after one season.[10]

Personal life[]

Abbie identifies as queer.[11]

Filmography[]

Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Meteor Garden Thomas

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2021 Tomorrow Will be Fine Man

Notes[]

  • In September 2019, Abbie reunited with Meteor Garden costar Shen Yue in Paris, France.[12][13]
  • He visited Vanness Wu's restaurant Bake Culture in New York City and posted a photo of him with a cardboard cutout of Wu. Abbie captioned it "Unexpected series crossover with Vanness Wu."[14]

  • His Chinese name is Wang Limin (Chinese: 王立民; pinyin: Wáng Lìmín).[15]
  • Abbie speaks three languages, English, French, and Mandarin.[16]

  • References[]

    See also[]



    Thomas portrayals
    Live-action

    Peter | Kento Handa | Lee Hae-woo | Blake Abbie

    Voice

    Yusuke Oguri

    Stage

    Maki Kureha

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