Li Bingbing at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
|Pinyin||Lǐ Bīngbīng (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Lei5 Bing1-bing1 (Cantonese)|
|Ancestry||Jinzhong, Shanxi, China|
27 February 1973 |
Wuchang, Heilongjiang, China
Life and career 
Li had no intention of becoming an actress initially and she enrolled specifically in a high school for prospective school teachers. However, upon graduation, she discovered her interest in acting and was eventually persuaded by a friend to join the Shanghai Drama Institute in 1993.
Her film debut was Zhang Yuan's Seventeen Years (1999), which won her the "Best Actress" Award in the 1999 Singapore Film Festival. In 2001, Li starred in the television series Young Justice Bao, which propelled her to become one of the most famous actresses in China. That year she was awarded the title of one of the "Top Ten Best TV actors/actresses in China". From then on, Li was approbated as an "action actress" as she starred in a number of wuxia television series, such as Taiji Prodigy and Eight Heroes.
In 2004, Li starred in the romantic comedy film Waiting Alone, which received three Chinese Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress. That same year, Li won the title of "The Most Popular Actress" at the 12th Beijing College Film Festival. She went on to star in Feng Xiaogang's A World Without Thieves, which earned her a nomination for "Best Supporting Actress" Award at the 2005 Golden Rooster Awards.
Li won the "Best Actress" Awards at the 2007 Huabiao Awards and at the 2008 Hundred Flowers Awards for her performance in The Knot; the film was also China's entry for the Best Foreign Film award at the 2008 Academy Awards. She also co-starred with Jet Li and Jackie Chan in the 2008 film The Forbidden Kingdom as the White-Haired Witch. In November 2009, Li won the Best Leading Actress Award at the 46th Golden Horse Film Awards for her role in the espionage spy thriller The Message.
Li's most recent notable role is Shangguan Jing'er in Tsui Hark's 2010 film Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame; her character in this movie is loosely based on Shangguan Wan'er, a poet, writer and politician of the Tang Dynasty. Her first-time leading role in an English-language film is Wayne Wang's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011), a film adaptation from Lisa See's 2005 novel of the same title. She also co-starred and co-produced with Jackie Chan in 1911, which was released in September 2011 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution. She plays video game character Ada Wong dubbed by Sally Cahill, an action femme fatale in Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), starring alongside Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory and Shawn Roberts and directed by Paul W.S Anderson. Li will be appearing alongside Mark Wahlberg in Transformers 4 directed by Michael Bay. 
|1994||Spirit of Cops
|1994||Red Rose, White Rose
|White Rose's friend||guest star|
|2003||Cat and Mouse
|2003||Love for All Seasons
|2004||A World Without Thieves
|2004||Fight for Love
|2005||Wait 'Til You're Older
|Kwong's mother||guest star|
|2008||The Forbidden Kingdom
|Ni Chang / White haired witch|
|2010||Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
|2011||Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
|2012||Resident Evil: Retribution
|2014||Resident Evil 6
|1997||Shang Yang Chuanqi
|1998||The Female Official
|1998||Palace of Desire
|2000||Young Justice Bao
|2000||The Nation Under The Foot
|2002||The Blue Lotus
|2003||Romancing Hong Kong
|2003||Xianggang Ziyou Xing
|2004||City of Sky
|Xiao Ruoning / Yu Bohan|
|2004||The Sea's Promise
|2004||Strange Tales of Liao Zhai
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- "李冰冰妹妹李雪 身份揭秘". youth.cn. July 25, 2012. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
- "影后李冰冰：妹妹李雪是我的主心骨". qikan.com.cn. January 21, 2009. Retrieved January 21, 2009.
- Jackie Chan's Official Website. Interview with Li Bingbing. JackieChan.com. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
- The Forbidden Kingdom Production Notes castellolopesmultimedia.com. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
- The Internet Movie Database. Awards for Bingbing Li. IMDb.com. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
- Asian Movie Pulse. Jackie Chan to Direct The 1911 Revolution. AsianMoviePulse.com. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
- China's Li Bingbing Boards 'Transformers 4'
- UNEP News Centre. Li Bingbing – National Ambassador (China). UNEP.org. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
- UNEP News Centre. Li Bingbing – UNEP Ambassador in China. UNEP.org. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
- CriEnglish. Li Bingbing: Ambassador of Korean Culture. English.cri.vn. Retrieved 2010-12-04.
- China's Li Bingbing Boards 'Transformers 4'
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|Awards and achievements|
|Golden Horse Award|
for True Women For Sale
for The Message