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Zhang Ziyi is a well-known Chinese actress known for her role in ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.’

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BirthdayFebruary 9, 1979
NationalityChinese
FamousMillionaires, Fashion, Models, Actresses
SpousesWang Feng (m. 2015)
SiblingsZhang Zinan
Known asZiyi Zhang
Childrens Wang Xingxing
Universities
  • Central Academy of Drama
Birth PlaceBeijing, China
Height165cm
GenderFemale
FatherZhang Yuanxiao
MotherLi Zhousheng
Net Worth$100 million as of Mar 27,2017
Sun SignAquarius
Born inBeijing, China
Famous asActress

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Who is Zhang Ziyi?

Zhang Ziyi is a well-known Chinese model and actress. Considered as one of the “Four Dan” (most bankable) Actresses of the country, she has appeared in the films ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’, ‘The Road Home’, ‘Musa’, ‘My Wife is a Gangster 2’, ‘Jasmine Women’, ‘Love for Life’, ‘My Lucky Star’ and ‘The Wasted Times’. Ziyi is also known for her appearances in the movies ‘Hero’, ‘Rush Hour 2’, ‘The Banquet’ and ‘House of Flying Daggers’. Her most critically acclaimed work is ‘The Grandmaster’, for which the actress received 12 different Best Actress awards and became the most awarded actress for a single Chinese film. Ziyi’s performance in the flick ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ too brought appreciation to her and even earned her a BAFTA Award for the Best Actress in a Leading Role as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award under the category Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in the Leading Role. The Chinese beauty, who is the ambassador of companies and brands including Omega Watches, Visa, Maybelline and Garnier, was among the Top 5 in Forbes’ ‘Celebrity 100 list’ from 2004 to 2010. Ziyi is also the spokesperson for a child care organization. Besides these, she is the Global Ambassador of China's Special Olympics. The Actress also served as an ambassador and image ambassador at the ScreenSingapore 2011 film festival and 1st Beijing International Film Festival respectively.

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Childhood & Early Life

Zhang Ziyi was born on 9 February 1979 in Beijing, China, to Li Zhousheng, a kindergarten teacher and Zhang Yuanxiao, an accountant and later economist. She has an older brother, named Zhang Zinan.

At the age of eight, Ziyi started learning dance. Later on, she joined the Beijing Dance Academy at age 11.

At age 15, she won the national youth dance championship and started appearing in TV commercials in Hong Kong. At the age of 17, she entered the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing.

Career

In 1998, Zhang Ziyi was offered her first acting role by director Zhang Yimou for his film ‘The Road Home’. She then appeared in the 2000 martial arts movie ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’.

Soon after this, the actress acted in the American flick ‘Rush Hour 2’ in 2001. The same year, she appeared in the movies ‘The Legend of Zu’ and ‘Musa’.

Then Zhang co-starred in the film ‘Hero’ alongside in Tony Leung in 2002. This flick was a huge success and was even nominated for the Oscars and Golden Globe awards.

The following year, the Chinese beauty appeared in the movie ‘My Wife is a Gangster 2’. This was followed by her performance in the romantic drama flick ‘2046’.

Then Zhang acted in the films ‘House of Flying Daggers’ and ‘Jasmine Women’. Next came the movie ‘Princess Raccoon’ in which she played Princess Tanuki. This movie, directed by Japan's Seijun Suzuki, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Displaying her talent for musical tap-dancing, the Chinese actress then played the role of Sayuri in ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’.

In the year 2006, she appeared in the Chinese film ‘The Banquet’. A year later, she lent her voice to the character of Karai in the American animated movie ‘TMNT’.

In 2008, Ziyi did the film ‘Forever Enthralled’. After this, she performed in ‘Horsemen’, ‘Sophie's Revenge’ and ‘The Founding of a Republic’.

Then she got featured as Gu Changwei in the AIDS-themed movie ‘Love for Life’ in 2011. A year later, she starred in the Chinese-Korean co-production ‘Dangerous Liaisons’.

Zhang Ziyi then reprised her role of Sophie in the sequel of ‘Sophie's Revenge’, titled ‘My Lucky Star’ in 2013. After this, she starred in the romantic epic ‘The Crossing’.

In 2015, she produced the flick ‘Oh My God’ and also made a cameo appearance in it. She next appeared in the romance anthology movie ‘Run for Love’ and the crime epic ‘The Wasted Times’. In the coming future she will be seen in the science fiction thriller film ‘God Particle’ in 2018.

Major Works

In 2013, Zhang Ziyi worked with Tony Leung and Wong Kar-wai in the film ‘The Grandmaster’. The performance of Ziyi in the movie was her best performance in the history of her career according to critics. The film also earned the actress several "Best Actress" awards across Asia.

Awards & Achievements

In 2001, Zhang Ziyi was ranked No. 2 in FHM’s ‘100 Sexiest Women´ list (Taiwan edition). The same year, she won the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ award at 6th Golden Bauhinia Awards function for ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.’ Her performance in the flick also earned a ‘Young Artist Award’ that year.

The actress was placed in the list of ‘25 Hottest Stars Under 25’ by the Teen People Magazine in 2001 and 2002.

From 2004 to 2010, Ziyi was ranked in the Top 5 in ‘Forbes China Celebrity 100’ list (each year).

She was placed in the list of ‘50 Most Beautiful People’ by ‘People’ magazine in 2005. The same year, she won the ‘Outstanding Actress’ award at 11th Huabiao Awards function for ‘House of Flying Daggers.’ That year Ziyi also received the ‘Best Actress award’ at the 24th Hong Kong Film Awards and 11th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards respectively for her movie ‘2046.’

The Chinese beauty was once listed in TIME's World's list of ‘100 Most Influential People’.

In 2007, she was voted #1 in E!'s list of Sexiest Action Stars. The following year, Ziyi was honored with ‘Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Cinema’ award at the 11th Shanghai International Film Festival.

In 2011 the Chinese star won ‘Film Achievement Award’ and ‘Best Actress’ award at Huading Awards function and Shanghai Film Critics Awards function respectively for her movie ‘Love for Life.’

Zhang Ziyi earned an Order of Arts & Letter at Ordre des Arts et des Lettres Award in 2013. The same year, she won several ‘Best/outstanding Actress’ trophies at different awards functions including the 15th Huabiao Awards, 10th Huading Awards, 56th Asia-Pacific Film Festival and 50th Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards, to name a few.

Personal Life

In 2007, Zhang Ziyi received Hong Kong residency through Quality Migrant Admission Scheme.

She got married to rock musician Wang Feng in March 2015. In December the same year, she gave birth to their daughter Wang Xingxing.

Trivia

She is a former spokesmodel/spokesperson for Tag Heuer, Maybelline, Pantene, Coca-Cola and Lenovo.

She was a jury member at the 2006 Cannes Festival.

In 2012, a Chinese website Boxun falsely claimed that the actress was paid $100 million to sleep with some Chinese officials. The following year, Ziyi sued the website for defamation. At last, Boxun agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to her as well as issue a front page apology. Ziyi had also won similar cases against Next Media.

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Zhang Ziyi biography timelines

  • // 9th Feb 1979
    Zhang Ziyi was born on 9 February 1979 in Beijing, China, to Li Zhousheng, a kindergarten teacher and Zhang Yuanxiao, an accountant and later economist. She has an older brother, named Zhang Zinan.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, Zhang Ziyi was offered her first acting role by director Zhang Yimou for his film ‘The Road Home’. She then appeared in the 2000 martial arts movie ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, Zhang Ziyi was ranked No. 2 in FHM’s ‘100 Sexiest Women´ list (Taiwan edition). The same year, she won the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ award at 6th Golden Bauhinia Awards function for ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.’ Her performance in the flick also earned a ‘Young Artist Award’ that year.
  • // 2001
    The actress was placed in the list of ‘25 Hottest Stars Under 25’ by the Teen People Magazine in 2001 and 2002.
  • // 2002
    Then Zhang co-starred in the film ‘Hero’ alongside in Tony Leung in 2002. This flick was a huge success and was even nominated for the Oscars and Golden Globe awards.
  • // 2004
    From 2004 to 2010, Ziyi was ranked in the Top 5 in ‘Forbes China Celebrity 100’ list (each year).
  • // 2005
    She was placed in the list of ‘50 Most Beautiful People’ by ‘People’ magazine in 2005. The same year, she won the ‘Outstanding Actress’ award at 11th Huabiao Awards function for ‘House of Flying Daggers.’ That year Ziyi also received the ‘Best Actress award’ at the 24th Hong Kong Film Awards and 11th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards respectively for her movie ‘2046.’
  • // 2006
    In the year 2006, she appeared in the Chinese film ‘The Banquet’. A year later, she lent her voice to the character of Karai in the American animated movie ‘TMNT’.
  • // 2006
    She was a jury member at the 2006 Cannes Festival.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, she was voted #1 in E!'s list of Sexiest Action Stars. The following year, Ziyi was honored with ‘Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Cinema’ award at the 11th Shanghai International Film Festival.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, Zhang Ziyi received Hong Kong residency through Quality Migrant Admission Scheme.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, Ziyi did the film ‘Forever Enthralled’. After this, she performed in ‘Horsemen’, ‘Sophie's Revenge’ and ‘The Founding of a Republic’.
  • // 2011
    Then she got featured as Gu Changwei in the AIDS-themed movie ‘Love for Life’ in 2011. A year later, she starred in the Chinese-Korean co-production ‘Dangerous Liaisons’.
  • // 2011
    In 2011 the Chinese star won ‘Film Achievement Award’ and ‘Best Actress’ award at Huading Awards function and Shanghai Film Critics Awards function respectively for her movie ‘Love for Life.’
  • // 2012
    In 2012, a Chinese website Boxun falsely claimed that the actress was paid $100 million to sleep with some Chinese officials. The following year, Ziyi sued the website for defamation. At last, Boxun agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to her as well as issue a front page apology. Ziyi had also won similar cases against Next Media.
  • // 2013
    Zhang Ziyi then reprised her role of Sophie in the sequel of ‘Sophie's Revenge’, titled ‘My Lucky Star’ in 2013. After this, she starred in the romantic epic ‘The Crossing’.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, Zhang Ziyi worked with Tony Leung and Wong Kar-wai in the film ‘The Grandmaster’. The performance of Ziyi in the movie was her best performance in the history of her career according to critics. The film also earned the actress several "Best Actress" awards across Asia.
  • // 2013
    Zhang Ziyi earned an Order of Arts & Letter at Ordre des Arts et des Lettres Award in 2013. The same year, she won several ‘Best/outstanding Actress’ trophies at different awards functions including the 15th Huabiao Awards, 10th Huading Awards, 56th Asia-Pacific Film Festival and 50th Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards, to name a few.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, she produced the flick ‘Oh My God’ and also made a cameo appearance in it. She next appeared in the romance anthology movie ‘Run for Love’ and the crime epic ‘The Wasted Times’. In the coming future she will be seen in the science fiction thriller film ‘God Particle’ in 2018.
  • // 2015
    She got married to rock musician Wang Feng in March 2015. In December the same year, she gave birth to their daughter Wang Xingxing.

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Zhang Ziyi's FAQ

  • What is Zhang Ziyi birthday?

    Zhang Ziyi was born at 1979-02-09

  • Where is Zhang Ziyi's birth place?

    Zhang Ziyi was born in Beijing, China

  • What is Zhang Ziyi nationalities?

    Zhang Ziyi's nationalities is Chinese

  • Who is Zhang Ziyi spouses?

    Zhang Ziyi's spouses is Wang Feng (m. 2015)

  • Who is Zhang Ziyi siblings?

    Zhang Ziyi's siblings is Zhang Zinan

  • Who is Zhang Ziyi childrens?

    Zhang Ziyi's childrens is Wang Xingxing

  • What was Zhang Ziyi universities?

    Zhang Ziyi studied at Central Academy of Drama

  • How tall is Zhang Ziyi?

    Zhang Ziyi's height is 165

  • Who is Zhang Ziyi's father?

    Zhang Ziyi's father is Zhang Yuanxiao

  • Who is Zhang Ziyi's mother?

    Zhang Ziyi's mother is Li Zhousheng

  • What is Zhang Ziyi's sun sign?

    Zhang Ziyi is Aquarius

  • How famous is Zhang Ziyi?

    Zhang Ziyi is famouse as Actress