Ni Ni

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ni.
Ni Ni
Chinese name 倪妮
Pinyin Ní Nī (Mandarin)
Born (1988-08-08) 8 August 1988 (age 28)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Occupation Actress
Years active 2011–present

Ni Ni (born 8 August 1988) is a Chinese actress best known for her role as "Yu Mo" in the 2011 film The Flowers of War directed by Zhang Yimou.[1]

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]

Zhang and his team started seeking cast members in 2007. As The Flowers of War is set in 1937 Nanjing, Zhang hoped to find a native actress to star in his film. Ni was eventually chosen, and became a new "Mou girl" like Gong Li and Zhang Ziyi.[4] 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 Yuee
2013 Always Online short film
2013 Love Will Tear Us Apart 我想和你好好的 Miaomiao
2013 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
TBA Warrior's Gate 勇士之門

[5] [6]


Year English title Chinese title Role Notes Notes
2011 Zhang Yimou and his 'The Flowers of War' 张艺谋和他的金陵十三钗 Herself A Documentary
2015 Wonderful Friends' 奇妙的朋友 Herself Variety show

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Film Result
2012 Asian Film Award for Best Newcomer The Flowers of War Won
2012 Shanghai Film Critics Circle Award for Best actress[7] The Flowers of War Won


  1. ^ 电影《金陵十三钗》_影音娱乐_新浪网 (in Chinese). 20 November 2011. Retrieved 18 December 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. Retrieved 18 December 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 14 July 2014. 
  4. ^ 《金陵十三钗》首映 张艺谋详解如何"选角"-搜狐娱乐 (in Chinese). Retrieved 18 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Ni Ni at
  6. ^ Ni Ni profile,; accessed 4 August 2015.
  7. ^ "第20届上海影评人奖揭晓 倪妮获最佳女演员奖 (in Chinese). 18 June 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 

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