Ni Ni

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Ni Ni
Chinese name 倪妮
Pinyin Ní Nī (Mandarin)
Born (1988-08-08) 8 August 1988 (age 29)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Occupation Actress
Years active 2011–present
Partner(s) Jing Boran

Ni Ni (born 8 August 1988) is a Chinese actress. She rose to fame playing the role of Yu Mo in the 2011 film The Flowers of War, directed by Zhang Yimou.[1] Ni Ni was chosen as the one of the New Four Dan Actresses in 2013.

Early life[edit]

Ni was born in Nanjing and graduated from the Communication University of China, specializing in television broadcasting and hosting.[2]


Ni made her debut in Zhang Yimou's The Flowers of War, playing the lead female character "Yu Mo".[3] She received acclaim for her performance in the film and rose to fame. Producer Zhang Weiping spoke highly of her: "Born in 1988, she is young, yet her grasp of the figure is definitely accurate."[2]



Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2011 The Flowers of War 金陵十三钗 Yu Mo
2013 Redemption 杀戒 Jiang Yue [4]
Love Will Tear Us Apart 我想和你好好的 Miaomiao
Up in the Wind 等风来 Cheng Yumeng
2014 Fleet of Time 匆匆那年 Fang Hui
2015 Bride Wars 新娘大作战 Ma Li
2016 The Warriors Gate 勇士之門 Su Lin
Suddenly Seventeen 28岁未成年 Liang Xia
2017 Wu Kong 悟空传 Ah Zi
The Thousand Faces of Dunjia 奇门遁甲 Metal Dragonfly
Savages 雪暴


Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2018 The Rise of Phoenixes 凰权·弈天下 Feng Zhiwei [5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2012 6th Asian Film Awards Best Newcomer The Flowers of War Won [6]
12th Chinese Film Media Awards Best Actress Nominated
Best Newcomer Nominated
Most Popular Actress Won [7]
21th Shanghai Film Critics Awards Best Actress Won [8]
2013 15th Huabiao Awards Outstanding New Actress Nominated


  1. ^ 电影《金陵十三钗》_影音娱乐_新浪网 (in Chinese). 20 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b 网友扒出新谋女郎玉墨扮演者为南广学生倪妮_影音娱乐_新浪网 (in Chinese). 23 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Tookey, Chris. "China's great leap forward: The Flowers of War is the country's most expensive film ever and...". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Shooting begins for 'Sha Jie'". 26 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "倪妮电视剧首秀献《凰权》 匠心匠行收获完美女主". Sohu. 7 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "‘Nader and Simin, a Separation’ Wins Big at Asian Film Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. 19 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Taiwan, HK films sweep Chinese Film Media Awards". 1 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "第20届上海影评人奖揭晓 倪妮获最佳女演员奖. Sina (in Chinese). 18 June 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 

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