Zhu Zhu (actress)

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Zhu Zhu
Zhu Zhu 2012.jpg
Zhu Zhu, at the Cannes Film Festival, in 2012.
Native name 朱珠
Born (1984-07-19) July 19, 1984 (age 33)[1]
Beijing, China
Residence Beijing
Nationality Chinese
Alma mater Beijing Technology and Business University
Occupation Actress, singer, hostess
Years active 2011–present
Agent CAA
Notable work Cloud Atlas
What Women Want
The Man with the Iron Fists
Marco Polo
Television MTV China
Parent(s) Father: Zhu Hanbin
Relatives Grandfather: Zhu Xuzhi
Zhu Zhu
Traditional Chinese 朱珠
Simplified Chinese 朱珠

Zhu Zhu (born 19 July 1984) is a Chinese actress and singer. She rose to fame as a VJ on MTV China.[2]

Life[edit]

Early life[edit]

Zhu was born in a military family in Beijing on July 19, 1984, with her ancestral home in Linhai, Zhejiang, the daughter of Zhu Hanbin (simplified Chinese: 朱汉斌; traditional Chinese: 朱漢斌), a Chinese businessman.[1] Her grandfather is Zhu Xuzhi, a major general of the People's Liberation Army.[1]

Zhu started to learn the piano at the age of 3. When she was a junior school student, she performed Beauty and the Beast, an English stage.

Zhu graduated from Beijing Technology and Business University, where she majored in electronics and information engineering.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2005, Zhu joined the MTV China and hosted music programs on China's domestic MTV network.[1] Zhu was discovered by talent scouts after winning a local singing contest in Beijing, then placing third at the national level.[3]

Zhu signed with music label MBOX in 2007 and her first album was released in 2009.

In 2010, Zhu made her film debut in What Women Want, a Chinese romantic comedy film starring Andy Lau and Gong Li.[1]

In 2012, Zhu played the character Qi Qi in an American martial arts film The Man with the Iron Fists, alongside RZA, Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Byron Mann, Rick Yune, Dave Bautista, and Jamie Chung.[1] The film grossed million on its first day.[4]

In 2012, Zhu participated in five films, such as Shanghai Calling, Secret Sharer and Cloud Atlas.

After playing minor roles in various films, Zhu received her first leading role in a series called Great Mr. Zhou. She earned critical acclaim for this performance and began to get roles in larger scale productions.

In 2014, Zhu starred in a supporting role in the romantic comedy film The Old Cinderella, produced by Lu Chuan.[5]

In 2014, Zhu played the female lead in the film Last Flight, opposite Ed Westwick and featuring Leon Lee and Cary Alexander.

In 2014, Zhu began starring in the American TV series Marco Polo which premiered on Netflix in December 2014.[6]

In 2016, Zhu signed on for a Bollywood historical war drama film Tubelight, opposite Salman Khan. The film is directed by Kabir Khan and was released in Eid 2017.[7] This is the first time that she is being seen in Bollywood. She reached Mumbai on 3 August 2016 to learn Hindi as soon as possible.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2011 What Women Want 《我知女人心》 Xiao Wu
2012 Shanghai Calling 《纽约客@上海》 Fang Fang
Cloud Atlas 《云图》 Megan
The Man with the Iron Fists 《铁拳》 Chi Chi
Snapper 《食人草》 Chu Chu
2014 That's Mr. Zhou 《了不起的周先生》 Ning Dai
The Old Cinderella 《脱轨时代》 Mao Mao [9]
Last Flight 《绝命航班》 Lorain [10]
A Bed Affair 2 《床上关系2》 Li Chuan Short film
Secret Sharer 《秘密分享者》 Li
2015 Tales of Mystery 《怪谈》 Féng Xiāo
Doomed Disaster 《诡劫》 Coco
2016 The Apparition 《恶灵之门》 Zhang Jingru Original title:

Be Careful of No Shadow Man

《小心沒有影子的人》

2017 Tubelight Li Leing Hindi Language film
2018 Pacific Rim: Uprising Juen

Television[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2014 Marco Polo 《马可·波罗》 Kököchin
2015 Running After Love 《大貓兒追愛記》 Qiao He
2017 Marco Polo 《马可·波罗》 Kököchin

Album[edit]

  • Zhu Zhu (《朱珠》)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Sexy Chinese actress and hostess Zhu Zhu". Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  2. ^ Shapiro, Bee. "Zhu Zhu, a Star in 'Marco Polo,' on Her Easy Beauty Regime". nytimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Young Hollywood interview with Zhu Zhu". Young Hollywood. November 14, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ 《铁拳》北美票房飘红 朱珠作品登好莱坞 (in Chinese). Sina. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  5. ^ "Zhu Zhu: My Role in 'The Old Cinderella' Is Sexy and Attractive". CRL. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  6. ^ "Netflix's 'Marco Polo' Sets Its Cast". THR.com. April 8, 2014. Retrieved April 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Zhu Zhu stars opposite to Salman Khan in Hindi film Tubelight". BOC India- BoxOfficeCollection.in. August 10, 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ "The identity of Salman's leading lady in Kabir Khan's Tubelight is out". Deccanchronicle. 2016-08-10. Retrieved 2017-05-22. 
  9. ^ 《脱轨时代》曝幕后特辑 众人欢乐吐槽朱珠 (in Chinese). Tencent. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  10. ^ 《绝命航班》深圳公映 绯闻男孩艾德最爱朱珠 (in Chinese). Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 

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