Zhang Ziyi is undoubtedly one of the finest Asian actresses in the west.
Her phenomenal acting skills in the movies ‘Rush Hour 2 (2001)’, ‘ Hero (2002’), ‘ House of Flying Daggers (2004)’, ‘ 2046 (2004)’ and’ The Banquet (2006)’ are most noteworthy.
She has been nominated as Best Actress for the Golden Globe Award for one of her most renowned work in Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the BAFTA Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.
In addition to that her eminent work in The Grandmaster (2013) blessed her with 12 various Best Actress awards for which she’s the first ever Chinese actress to receive awards for only one movie.
Birth Date & Sun Sign
Original Name: Zhang Ziyi
Nickname: Little Gong Li, Yimou Girl
Proffession: Actress, model
Date of Birth: 9 February 1979
Birth Place: Beijing, China
Zodiac Sign: aquarius
Height, Weight & Measurements
Figure Measurements: 32-24-34
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Black
Born Place, Nationality, Born name, bio and SNS
Blood Type: o+
Story of her young days
Zhang Ziyi is a model and an actress by profession.
She took birth in Beijing, China on 9 February 1979, which makes Aquarius her zodiac sign.
She holds Buddhist religious beliefs.
She had gotten enrolled into a secondary school which was under Beijing Dance College when she was 11.
By the age of 15, she won the national youth dance championship and was also noticed in many commercials in Hong Kong.
But due to immense pressure in the Dance Academy, she sought to acting and finally got enrolled in Central Drama Academy.
Father: Zhang Yuanxiao
Mother: Li Zhousheng
Brother: Zhang Zinan
Story of her family
Her father is Zhang Yuanxiao who is an accountant and later economist.
Her mother is Li Zhousheng, a kindergarten teacher.
She has an elder brother, Zhang Zinan about whom she is really fond of. She comes from a struggling who hadnt seen much fortune at the beginning of their before the economic growth in China.
Career & Bio
Debut Film: The Road Home
Active Years: 1998-present
Important Work: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Story of her Career history
When she was only 19, she tried out for a shampoo commercial conducted by Zhang Yimou. But Yimou was using it as a screen test to find the perfect actress for his following film. Luck favored Zhang and she got selected for the lead role in ‘The Road Home’.
The movie wasn’t only her debut film but it won the reputable Silver Bear Prize at the 2000 Berlin International Film Festival.
It even earned her the Best Actress Award at the 2000 Hundred Flowers Awards. Her international popularity esteemed with her industrious performance in the martial arts movie ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’.
The movie collected a total of $128million, making it the highest earning foreign film in the U.S. She was presented with Best Supporting Actress awards at the 54th British Academy Film Awards along with Independent Spirit Awards, also the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards and the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards.
Rush Hour 2 was the first American film she worked in. This was a breakthrough for her into the Hollywood market. Next movie in line was ‘Hero(2002)’, directed by Zhang Yimou which got nominated for Golden Globe and Oscar. ‘Purple Butterfly(2003)’ was also a success as it submitted to 2003 Cannes Film Festival. She next performed in the American movies, ‘Forever Enthralled (2008)’, ‘The Horsemen (2009)’, ‘Sophie’s Revenge (2009)’, ‘Love for Life(2011)’. In the year 2012, her role in ‘The Grandmaster’ won her 12 awards making her the first ever actress to be accepting most awards just for a single role. In 2015,her third produced film, ‘Oh My God’ was released.
It has been reported that she will return to Hollywood in 2017 featuring in a scientific thriller, ‘God Particle’.
Zhang Ziyi’s estimated net worth is at $15 million.
Husband: Wang Feng
Ex Boy friends:Sa Beining, Aviv “Vivi” Nevo
Story of her lovelife
ZHang’s first serious relationship was with an Israeli capitalist, Aviv “Vivi” Nevo and they were engaged from 2008-2010.
But Zhang was criticized greatly by her countrymen especially demeaned her by saying she used it as a medium to climb a step higher in her career.
After her breakup she gave clarification that she had no regrets.
Later she dated CCTV host, Sa Beining in 2011 but didn’t work out.
She finally tied the knot with a Chinese rock musician, Wang Feng in March 2015 and they both have a beautiful daughter named Wang Xingxing.
Known as one of the four Dan actresses of China
Does not like rumours
her famous quotes are Men are different. When they are in love they may also have other girlfriends.
Her shoe size is 9
Her hairstyle is pixie – short hair style
She becomes happy when listening to music or playing video games
She becomes relax when in vacation
Her makeup tips are make up removal practised religiously
She speaks chinese,englsih.
Her most famous gossip
Her bra size is 32B
She couldn’t speak English till the movie, ‘RushHour2’ so Jackie Chan helped her with translation.
Earned the second place in the list of 100 Sexiest Women compiled by FHM Taiwan in 2001.
Has become a Global Ambassador for Special Olympics movement together with Arnold Schwarzenegger and boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
Her most famous quote is “Men are different. When they are in love they may also have other girlfriends”
And she believes in no role model; she truly thinks her hard diligence got her a place in the hall of fame.