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Gong Li is a Singaporean actress of Chinese origin.
She is one of the finest Asian actresses of her era. Initially, she was enrolled at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing and was further spotted by Chinese director Zhang Yimou.
Moreover, she is also famous for her work in films such as 'Red Sorghum' which is her debut film, Ju Dou along with 'Raise The Red Lantern.' She was born in Shenyang, Liaoning but grew up further in Jinan, Shandong. Her professional and personal relationship with Zhang received much attention from the media from the Chinese media.
In the movie, 'The Story Of Qiu Ju,' Gong won the Volpi Cup for the best actress at the Venice Film festival. She has also won Best supporting actress at the New York Film Critics Circle awards. In addition to this, Gong has also won the National Board of Review award for best-supporting actress for her Memoirs of Geisha at the Venice Film festival. She has also played roles in the 'Curse Of The Golden Flower,' a 2006 drama film written and directed by Zhang Yimou. Her acting in 'Raise The Red Lantern' gave her a place in the international spotlight. Gong Li's acting skills are impeccable, as she got started in three of the four Chinese films that were further nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. Gong Li has been part of several critically acclaimed movies as well.
She was the head of the Jury at two major events. These include the 2000 Berlin Film Festival and the 2002 Venice Film Festival. Overall, Gong Li has won several awards. These include three Hundred Flower Awards, two Golden Rooster Awards, a Hong Kong film award, and honorary awards at the Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals.
Gong Li’s net worth is about $100 million as of 2022.
As of now, there is no information about how much Gong Li earns per year.
Gong is about 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) tall.
Gong Li is about 56 years old and she was born on December 31, 1965.
Gong Li studied at Jinan Sanje Street Primary School. In Jinan's number two middle school, she spent about six years in high school where she became part of the school's art and literature team.
Further, she failed to enter China’s top music school but was accepted by Beijing's Central Academy of drama in 1985 and completed her graduation in 1989. During her studies at Beijing's Central Academy of Drama, she was cast for her debut film, 'Red Sorghum', directed by Zhang Yimou, and played the role of the lead character.
Gong Li was previously married to Ooi Wei Ming but got separated in 2010 after 13 years of marriage. She also dated Yimou Zhang from 1987-1995.
As of October 2022, Gong Li is currently dating a French mucisian. The couple started dating in 2007 and have been together for around 15 years. It has been confirmed that Gong Li has tied the knot with French composer Jean-Michel Jarre. Moreover, the superstar actress was seen at the airport to welcome him to Cannes. They're often spotted on dates too!
She is famous for her role as Japanese Geisha in the film 'Memoirs Of Geisha.' She is quite famous in China also. She has also done a few English-language films as well.
Gong Li is the ambassador of FAO Goodwill and has made significant contributions to it and further encouraged people to sign petitions to remove hunger from the world.
Gong Li has won the Golden Rooster awards as best actress for 'The Story Of Qiu Ju.'
She has also won Hundred Flower Award for the best-supporting actress as well.
Her movie 'Red Sorghum' won the Golden Bear at the 38th Berlin International Film Festival. It was the first Chinese film to win this award.
Moreover, she has also won the Golden Rooster award in the best actress category too.
From a young age, Gong Li had prime interests in singing and dancing and always dreamt of being a singer eventually.
Well, it seems luck was in favor, and Gong Li became a successful actress of this era.
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