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Bingbing Li

Bingbing Li

Bingbing Li graduated from Shanghai Theatre Academy, majoring in drama. A professional actress for 10 years, she achieved stardom not overnight but through hard work. As such, Li strongly believes that although one's ability might be limited, hard work is limitless.

In 2000, Li won the Best Actress Award at the 13th Singapore International Film Festival with her role in Zhang Yuan's film, SEVENTEEN YEARS. In 2001, Li starred in a TV series Young Baoqingtian, 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.

From then on, Li was approbated as an action actress. Her film roles increased and she was cast in Hong Kong director Johnnie To's LOVE FOR ALL SEASONS and Jingle Ma's SILVER HAWK, a Hong Kong and Hollywood co-production. In SILVER HAWK, Li played a merciless killer, acting with Michelle Yeoh.

Not satisfied with being an action actress, Li starred in a small film WAITING ALONE in 2004, in which she played a pure, kind-hearted and beautiful girl. 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 China director Feng Xiaogang's A WORLD WITHOUT THIEVES, followed by WAIT ‘TIL YOU'RE OLDER also with Hong Kong actor Andy Lau.

In 2006, Li's performance in the film by famous director Yin Li – THE KNOT, earned her the acclaim of the critics and she was awarded the Best Actress at the Chinese Huabiao Award in 2007, the most prestigious official film award in mainland China, for her role in the movie. THE KNOT is also China's entry for the Best Foreign Film award at the 2008 Academy Awards.

Next on her plate will be a role in Hong Kong director Johnnie To's first romantic film, as opposed to the police and triad features he is renowned for.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Bingbing Li Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayFebruary 27, 1975 (42)
SignPisces
BirthplaceHarbin, Heilongjiang, People's Rep. of China
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Bingbing Li compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Resident Evil: Retribution
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Forbidden Kingdom
Forbidden Kingdom 2007
1911
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal
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