Li Bingbing at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
|Pinyin||Lǐ Bīngbīng (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Lei5 Bing1-bing1 (Cantonese)|
February 27, 1973 |
Wuchang, Heilongjiang, China
|Other name(s)||Goddess (女神) Beauty Goddess (美容女神) Beautiful Goddess (美丽的女神)|
|Ancestry||Jinzhong, Shanxi, China|
Li Bingbing (born February 27, 1973), is a Chinese actress and singer.
Early life and career
Li was born in Wuchang, Heilongjiang, China. She 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 Theatre Academy in 1993.
Li rose to fame after starring in 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".
In 2004, Li starred in director Dayyan Eng's romantic comedy Waiting Alone, which received three Chinese Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Li's first Best Actress nomination at the Golden Rooster Awards. 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 at the 2006 Hundred Flowers Awards.
In 2005, Li was invited by director Yi Li to star in his film The Knot, which won her Best Actress awards at the 2007 Huabiao Awards and at the 2008 Hundred Flowers Awards. The film was also China's entry for the Best Foreign Film award at the 2008 Academy Awards. She then co-starred with Jet Li and Jackie Chan in the 2008 blockbuster The Forbidden Kingdom as the White-Haired Witch. In order to lend realism to her scenes, Li performed the action sequences scenes herself without a stunt double.
In 2009, Li starred in espionage spy thriller The Message, and won the Best Leading Actress Award at the 46th Golden Horse Film Awards for her performance. This officially established her position as an A-list movie star in China.
Li then starred as Shangguan Jing'er in Tsui Hark's 2010 action-mystery 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. She established her studio in the same year, co-starring and co-producing the film 1911 with Jackie Chan, which was released in September 2011 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution.
Li became the first global ambassador the international brand Gucci in 2013. Her personal charity brand, L.O.V.E, which was previously established in 2013, collaborated with Gucci to produce the “Gucci and Li Bingbing for Responsible Life" special watch. In the same year, Hollywood magazine Variety held a special ceremony at Los Angeles, honoring Li as the representative Asian star.
Li's first-time 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. This marked her Hollywood debut. At the film's official premiere ceremony in New York City, Li was invited by director Paul W. S. Anderson to star his film Resident Evil: Retribution (2012). She plays the video game character Ada Wong dubbed by Sally Cahill, an action femme fatale. Li became the only Chinese celebrity to walk the red carpets of the 84th Academy Awards. She also became the first Mainland female celebrity to have her waxed figure placed in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.
In 2015, Li co-starred with Chen Kun in 3D fantasy action film Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal. She was cast in Nest, a 3D science fiction thriller which co-stars Hollywood actor Kellan Lutz and Wu Chun.
It was announced that Li would play China's first female superhero in upcoming film Realm of the Tigers. She would co-produce the movie alongside Gill Champion from Stan Lee Global Entertainment and Gregory Ouanhon of Fundamental Films.
Li did not appear at the premiere of Resident Evil: Retribution, raising speculation from reporters that her absence was a demonstration against the escalating dispute between China and Japan over the Diaoyu Islands. Li's agent Ji Xiang explained that Li had been informed of the premiere two months before but she was too busy in Beijing to attend at that time. However, Ji did not deny that politics were involved, saying: "We are in line with our government – the Diaoyu Islands belong to China. Bingbing will be attending movie premieres held in other places across the world and she skipped the Tokyo leg only."
On July 24, 2013, it was reported that Li has a godfather named Wang Lin, a qigong practitioner who claims to be able to conjure up snakes from thin air, cure disease, and retrieve an incinerated banknote intact from an orange.
The Beijing News reported that Li Xue, Li's agent, responded that Li went to visit Wang Lin to ask him to cure her mother of her disease. As for the effectiveness of the cure, the agent refused to disclose any more information.
|1994||Spirit of Cops||警魂||Shen Fang|
|Qiaoqian Zhixi||乔迁之喜||Juan Juan|
|1999||Lüse Rouqing||绿色柔情||Lin Qiaoqiao|
|Seventeen Years||过年回家||Chen Jie|
|2003||Love for All Seasons||百年好合||Li Mochou|
|Cat and Mouse||老鼠爱上猫||Ding Yuehua|
|Purple Butterfly||紫蝴蝶||Tang Yiling|
|A World Without Thieves||天下无贼||Xiaoye|
|2005||Waiting Alone||独自等待||Liu Rong|
|Fight for Love||情陷擂台||Ma Lili|
|Wait 'Til You're Older||童梦奇缘||Kwong's mother||guest star|
|Dragon Squad||猛龙||Yu Ching|
|2006||The Knot||云水谣||Wang Jindi|
|The Forbidden Kingdom||功夫之王||Ni Chang / White haired witch|
|2009||The Message||风声||Li Ningyu|
|2010||Triple Tap||槍王之王||Zhao Anna|
|Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame||狄仁杰之通天帝国||Shangguan Jing'er|
|2011||Snow Flower and the Secret Fan||雪花與秘扇||Nina/Lily|
|2012||I Do||我愿意||Tang Weiwei|
|Resident Evil: Retribution||生化危机5||Ada Wong|
|2014||Transformers: Age of Extinction||变形金刚4||Su Yueming|
|2015||Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal||钟馗伏魔：雪妖魔灵||Xue'er|
|Realm of the Tiger||虎影侠|
|1994||Yilu Denghou||一路等候||Du Yuling|
|1995||No Regrets||无悔追踪||Feng Kangmei|
|1997||Shang Yang Chuanqi||商鞅传奇||Du Wa|
|Fengsheng Shuiqi||风生水起||Gu Ting|
|1998||Qinmi Airen||亲密爱人||Bai Tong|
|Palace of Desire||大明宫词||Princess Anle|
|Da Fating||大法庭||Xia Liyan|
|The Female Official||女巡撫之闖天關||Sun Xiaohong||guest star|
|2000||The Nation Under The Foot||一腳定江山||Fan Yue'e|
|Qingchun Chudong||青春出动||Guan Ping|
|Yiben Wuhui||義本無悔||Qin Xue|
|Smart Kid||機靈小不懂||Ying Ziyan|
|Young Justice Bao||少年包青天||Ling Chuchu|
|2001||Ye Yatou||野ㄚ頭||Ye Yatou|
|Zheshan Tanhua||折扇探花||Sixth Princess|
|Taiji Prodigy||少年張三丰||Qin Sirong|
|Sky Lovers||天空下的緣分||Tang Wei|
|2002||The Blue Lotus||花样的年华||Ye Zi|
|2003||Romancing Hong Kong||动感豪情||Gao Shuang|
|2004||City of Sky||天空之城||Xiao Ruoning / Yu Bohan|
|The Sea's Promise||海的誓言||Bai Ying|
|Strange Tales of Liao Zhai||聊齋之小翠||Yu Xiaocui|
|2005||Eight Heroes||八大豪俠||Feng Laiyi|
|Huiniang Wanxin||徽娘宛心||Ye Wanxin|
|2006||Zaisheng Yuan||再生緣之孟麗君傳||Meng Lijun|
- Jackie Chan's Official Website. Interview with Li Bingbing. JackieChan.com. Retrieved 2010-09-24. Archived July 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- 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. Archived September 12, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- 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.org". China.org. 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
- "Qigong 'Master' Wang Lin's Deeds with Famous Icons Disclosed". cri.cn. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- "Chinese Qigong master Wang Lin threatens reporter who says he does not have supernatural powers". news.com.au. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- China's Li Bingbing Boards 'Transformers 4'
- "3-D fantasy Zhong Kui starts China shoot". Retrieved 2014-02-15.
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|Awards and achievements|
|Golden Horse Award|
for True Women For Sale
for The Message