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Zhang Ziyi is a Chinese model and actress.
She is considered one of China's Four Dan Actresses. Her first notable part came in the 1999 film 'The Road Home'.
In 2000, Zhang Ziyi received international acclaim for her performance in movies like 'Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger', and 'Hidden Dragon', for which she was nominated for ten Academy Awards.
Zhang Ziyi has also starred in 'Rush Hour 2', 'Hero', and 'House Of Flying Daggers', all of which were released from 2001 to 2004. 'Memoirs Of A Geisha', published in 2005, was her most critically appreciated work. This portrayal got her Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama. In 2013, she received BAFTA nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Zhang Ziyi also got Screen Actors Guild nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her work in 'The Grandmaster'. She earned 12 Best Actress honors for her role, becoming the highest honored Chinese actress for a single film in Hollywood.
Zhang Ziyi was most recently seen in the movies 'The Cloverfield Paradox' and 'Godzilla: King Of The Monsters'.
Zhang Ziyi has a net worth of $110 million.
It is estimated that Zhang Ziyi earns more than $10 million annually.
Zhang Ziyi is 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) tall.
Born in 1979, Zhang Ziyi will be 44 years old in 2023.
Zhang Ziyi was born on February 9, 1979, in Beijing, China, to kindergarten teacher Li Zhousheng. Her father was an accountant and economist Zhang Yuanxiao. Her older brother's name is Zhang Zinan.
Ziyi began dancing lessons at the age of eight. She later entered the Beijing Dance Academy when she was 11 years old. Zhang Ziyi won the national youth dancing competition at the age of 15 and began starring in Hong Kong TV commercials as a model. She enrolled at Beijing's Central Academy of Drama when she was 17 years old.
Wang Feng, a rock musician, is Zhang Ziyi's husband. Wang Feng is a Chinese composer and rock musician. They have a son and a daughter, Wang Xingxing.
Director Zhang Yimou offered Zhang Ziyi her debut acting part in his film 'The Road Home' in 1998. She later starred in the martial arts movie named 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,' released in 2000.
In 2001, the actress appeared in the American film 'Rush Hour 2.' She starred in the films 'The Legend Of Zu' and 'Musa' in the same year. In 2002, Zhang co-starred with Tony Leung in the film 'Hero.' This film was a big hit, and it was nominated for the Oscars and Golden Globe award.
The Chinese beauty appears in the movie 'My Wife Is A Gangster 2' the following year. Following that, she appeared in the romantic drama movie '2046.'
Then Zhang appeared in movies, 'House Of Flying Daggers' and 'Jasmine Women.' The film 'Princess Raccoon,' in which she played Princess Tanuki, followed. This film, directed by Seijun Suzuki of Japan, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival.
The Chinese actress next portrayed Sayuri in 'Memoirs of a Geisha', displaying her aptitude for melodic tap-dancing. In 2006, she starred in the Chinese film 'The Banquet'. A year later, she voiced the character Karai for the animated movie 'TMNT'.
Ziyi made the film 'Forever Enthralled' in 2008. Following that, she appeared in 'Horsemen', 'Sophie's Revenge,' and 'The Founding Of A Republic.'
In 2011, she starred as Gu Changwei in the AIDS-themed movie 'Love For Life.' Next year, she was featured in movie 'Dangerous Liaisons,' a Chinese-Korean co-production.
In 2013, Zhang Ziyi resumed her role as Sophie in 'My Lucky Star.' Following that, she appeared in the romantic epic 'The Crossing.'
In 2015, she was producer of the film 'Oh My God,' in which she also appeared as a cameo. She then starred in the romantic anthology film 'Run For Love,' as well as the crime epic 'The Wasted Times.' In the near future, she appeared in the science fiction thriller film 'God Particle'.
Zhang Ziyi appeared in the 2013 movie 'The Grandmaster' along with Tony Leung and Wong Kar-wai. According to reviewers, Ziyi's performance in the film was the greatest performance of her career. The movie also gained the actress a number of Best Actress accolades around Asia.
In 2001, Zhang Ziyi was ranked No. 2 in FHM’s ‘100 Sexiest Women´ list. Ziyi won the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ award at sixth Golden Bauhinia Awards function for ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.’ Her performance in the flick also earned a ‘Young Artist Award’ that year.
Teen People Magazine named the actress one of the '25 Hottest Stars Under 25' in 2001 and 2002. From 2004 to 2010, Ziyi was listed in the top five of the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list. The Chinese beauty was previously named one of TIME's World's '100 Most Influential People'.
In 2007, she was crowned the Sexiest Action Star by E! magazine. Ziyi was awarded the 'Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Cinema' award in the 11th Shanghai International Film Festival the following year.
In 2011, the Chinese actress received the 'Film Achievement Award' and the 'Best Actress' award at the Huading Awards celebration and the Shanghai Film Critics Awards function for her movie 'Love For Life.'
In 2013, Zhang Ziyi was given the decorated the Order of Arts and Letters at the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres Award. During the same year, she received multiple accolades for 'Best/Outstanding Actress,' including the 15th Huabiao Awards, 10th Huading Awards, 56th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, and 50th Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards, to mention a few.
Zhang was constantly ranked in the top five of Forbes China Celebrity 100 list from 2004 to 2010. She won the Outstanding Contribution towards the Chinese Cinema award in the 11th Shanghai International Film Festival in 2008. In 2013, Ziyi received the French Cultural Order at the elite Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
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