Born in Bengbu in the province of Anhui, China, Zhang and her family moved to the United States when she was six years old and settled in Slidell, Louisiana. She is an only child. After being selected in Chanel/Seventeen Magazine's New Model of the Year contest at the age of 16, Zhang decided to pursue modeling.
Her acting debut came about when Zhang was discovered by a casting director while she was at a nail salon in New York which landed her a bit part in The Shanghai Hotel and followed with an uncredited bit part in West 32nd. Zhang's short lived break into showbiz came in March 2007 when she was cast in the supporting role of Kati Farkas in the television adaptation of the popular young adult novels, Gossip Girl.
Before acting, Zhang started her career as a model in New York City.
Guan would make his senior club debut on March 16, 2003 for Shandong Luneng in a league game versus Yunnan Hongta. His appearance was to make him the youngest goalkeeper to ever appear in the top tier in the Chinese league system, however this record was later broken by Wang Dalei. After his debut he would play understudy to Zong Lei and Deng Xiaofei for several seasons, however Shandong Luneng would bring in Li Leilei in the 2006 league season and Guan was loaned out to Chengdu Wuniu.
Guan would join second tier club Chengdu Wuniu on loan in 2006 to gain more playing time but failed to make it as their first choice goalkeeper. He would return to Shandong Luneng where he would once more be used as a third choice goalkeeper. Unable to improve unpon his position Shandong Luneng were willing to let Guan leave at the end of the 2007 league season.
Zhang Cheng was ordered by Sun Quan to invade Guanling to Huaiyin, together with Sun Shao and Zhu Huan during the Fifth Northern Expedition of Zhuge Liang, along with several other attacks from the allied Wu and Shu forces. All of these attacks failed, although Zhang Cheng's campaign made some progress.