While focusing mostly on films, her works also include highly-popular TV series such as Romance in the Rain (2001), Moment in Peking (2005) and Tiger Mom (2015).
She also began a singing career with her debut album Swallow (1999), and has since released 7 albums.
She graduated 4 years later with Bachelor Degree of Performing Arts from BFA as one of the most outstanding graduates - Zhao scored five "A"s and nine "A-"s out of the 14 courses. In 1997, renowned novelist and producer Chiung Yao was casting for the TV series My Fair Princess, a joint production by mainland China and Taiwan which was adapted from Chiung Yao's own novel. And I never complained about the working conditions. This comedic period drama quickly became a phenomenal sensation and swept TV ratings in Taiwan, mainland China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore and Vietnam.
She identified Zhao Wei as a talent after watching Sisters in Beijing and offered Zhao the title role of Huan Zhu Ge Ge (Princess Pearl) a.k.a. A few times I worked so hard that I actually threw up from the exertion. In 1999, she became the youngest actress to win the Golden Eagle Award for Best Actress.
Zhao was cast for a cameo role, a young prostitute in the brothel where Gong's character works.