Tan Yang, born in Changchun City, Jilin Province, graduated from the Performance Department of Shanghai Theater Academy and the film and television actor in Mainland China. In 1985, Tan Yang admitted to the Shanghai Theater Academy performance studies. In 1986, starring in the TV series "codenamed" Fire Tree ", the actor plays the role of the underground party Shiraishi was recognized by the audience. In 2002, due to starring drama "Tsing Yi" Peking opera actor Qiao Bingzhang was well-known audience. In 2006, starring in the TV series "Dear Brother," and therefore the play's role as the third person loved by the audience, the drama won the 26th Chinese TV series "Flying Award" third TV series third prize. In 2008, starring actor Meng Er Dong based on the reality of the deceased Peking University professor Meng Erdong's real life story, and won the best actor nomination for the 10th China Changchun Film Festival based on the film's outstanding performances. Awarded the jury prize of the 12th Shanghai International Film Festival. In 2011, the villain's role as the protagonist in "Grassroots King" was well received by the audience. In 2013, he starred in the TV series "Ma Xiangyang Going to the Countryside" and "Obstetricians", impressing the audience. In 2014, was directed by Zheng Xiaolong starred in the TV series "芈 month biography" in the Lin Xiangru. In 2016, starred in the red revolutionary historical theme drama "Yihai alliance" commemorating the 80th anniversary of the victory of the Red Army's Long March. In the same year, he appeared as a villain in the TV series "My 1997" celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the return of Hong Kong.