Zhang Ziyi Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Zhang Ziyi Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Zhang Ziyi ([á ts.]; Chinese: ; born February 9, 1979) is a Chinese actress and model.l. She is considered as one of China's Four Dan Actresses.a. Her first significant part was in The Road Home (1999).She eventually achieved international acclaim for her performance in Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), for which she received ten Academy Award nominations.In addition to Rush Hour 2 (2001), Hero (2002), and House of Flying Daggers (2004), s. Zhang has appeared in several other films.Her most critically acclaimed works include Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama, a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role; and The Grandmaster (2013), for which she won 12 Best Actress awards, making her the most awarded Chinese actress for a single filmm. From 2004 to 2010, Zhang was consistently rated in the Top 5 of Forbes China Celebrity 100 list.r.

She received the Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Cinema award at the 11th Shanghai International Film Festival in 2008.l. She was awarded the French Cultural Order at the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2013.Zhang's most recent projects were The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019).) Early liOn February 9, 1907, fe Zhang was born and reared in Beijing, China.9.

Zhang Yuanxiao, her father, was an accountant and eventually an economist, and Li Zhousheng, her mother, was a kindergarten teacher.r. She has a close relationship with her older brother.Ms. Zhang began learning dance at the age of eight, and at the age of one, she enrolled in the Beijing Dance Academy at the recommendation of her parents.1. During her time at this boarding school, she observed how cruel the other girls were to one another while fighting for prestige among the teachers.s. Zhang despised her peers' and teachers' views so much that she ran away from school on one occasion.l.

At the age of 15, Zhang won the national youth dance championship and starred in a handful of TV commercials in Hong Kong before moving on to other cities.g. At the age of one, Zhang enrolled at Beijing's Central Academy of Drama in 1996.7.


1996–2000: Child careAt the age of one,

Er Zhang made her acting debut in the television film Touching Starlight.6. In 1998, while studying at the Central Academy of Drama, Zhang Yimou offered her her first role in his film The Road Home, which won the Silver Bear award at the 2000 Berlin International Film Festival.l. Zhang plays a rural girl who falls in love with the town's young teacher.r. For her performance, she received the Best Actress Award at the 2000 Hundred Flowers Awards.e. As a result of her accomplishment, Zhang was named one of China's "Four Dan Actresses."a.

2000-06: Wuxia epics and international successHan

Zhang rose to international prominence in 2000 as Yu Jiaolong in Ang Lee's re-imagined martial arts blockbuster Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.n. The film's success in the United States and Europe aided her entry into Hollywood. Zhang plays a young Manchu noblewoman who has secretly learnt martial arts and abandons her arranged marriage to become a traveling swordswoman.e.

For this role, she received the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress, the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress, and the Toronto Film Critics Association Award.After that, she starred in her first American picture, Rush Hour 2 (2001), alongside Jackie Chan and Chris Tucke.r. When asked about her first villain part, Zhang said, "the opportunity to sort of try and analyze the psyche of the character and get to know and pull out emotions I'd never had to use before...was very exciting."."

In 2002, Zhang co-starred in Hero, directed by her early tutor Zhang Yimo, alongside Jet Li, Maggie Cheung, and Tony Leung.u. The film was a major success in the English-speaking world, and it was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe in the Best Foreign Language Film category.m. She then agreed to star in Purple Butterfly (2003), an avant-garde drama that competed in the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.l.

Zhang returned to the martial arts genre in Zhang Yimou's House of Flying Daggers (2004), co-starring with Takeshi Kaneshiro and Andy Lai.u. She portrays Mei, a blind dance girl who, despite her blindness, is a competent fighter.r. To prepare for the role, Zhang lived with a real blind giraffe for two months.l. Her portrayal garnered her a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actress.She also performed her own musical rendition of the ancient Chinese poem Jia Rén Qu (, The Beauty Song) on the House of Flying Daggers soundtrack.).

Zhang then appeared in Wong Kar-wai's romantic drama film 2046 (2004), which included a number of renowned Chinese actors and actresses.s. Critics laud Zhang's "expressive" body language, which she mixed with her "reserved and complex emotions" in her portrayal of a suffering prostitute.Ms. Zhang won the Hong Kong Film Critics' Award and the Hong Kong Film Academy Awar for Best Actress.d.

In 2005, Zhang appeared in the critically acclaimed film Jasmine Women, which was based on Su Tong's novel Women's Lives.s. For her performance, she was named Best Actress at the Golden Rooster Awards.e. Princess Raccoon (2005), directed by Japan's Seijun Suzuki, followed, premiering at the Cannes Film Festival.l.

Zhang spent two weeks in Japan learning to sing and dance for her role.n. Zhang starred as Sayuri in the American film adaptation of the international best-seller Memoirs of a Geisha.a. A controversy erupted in China over the casting of a Chinese woman as a notable Japanese geisha in a film set during the height of Japanese imperialist assault against China during World War I.Nonetheless, the picture was a box office success in the United States.t.

For the part, Zhang received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama, BAFTA nominations for Best Actress in a Leading part, and Screen Actors Guild nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.e. On June 27, 2005, Zhang accepted an offer to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), putting her among those eligible to vote on Academy Awards.s. In May 2006, Zhang was named to the Feature Films jury at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.l.

Zhang returned to China in 2006 for Feng Xiaogan's Chinese wuxia film The Banquet.h. The film is based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet.

2007–2012: Hollywood and China In 2007,

Zhang voiced Karai in the American animated film TMNT (2007.In the same year, Zhang co-starred with Liu Ye and Ge You in the first-ever opening short for the Chinese Academy Awards (Golden Rooster Awards), in which director Dayyan Eng recruited prominent performers to mock the action-movie genre in a funny send-up on Chinese national television.a. In the 2008 film Forever Enthralled, which depicts the story of famed Peking opera actor Mei Lanfang, Zhang appears as Mei's boyfriend Meng Xiaodon in the second act.g.

The Hollywood Reporter complimented her acting as "confident and passionate," adding a spark to the romance.Her next American feature was The Horsemen (2009), in which she co-starred with Dennis Quai.d. After returning to China, she starred as the eponymous character in the romantic comedy Sophie's Revenge (2009), a comic book artist out to avenge her unfaithful boyfriend.d. She then co-starred in the AIDS-themed picture Love for Life (2011) with Aaron Kwok.). In 2012, Zhang co-starred with Cecilia Cheung and Jang Dong-gun in Dangerous Liaisons, a Chinese-Korean co-production based on the French novel Les Liaisons dangereuses and set in 1930s Shanghai.

According to reports, Zhang was paid 20 million RMB (about $3.5 million) for the role.e. That same year, she was cast in Li Fangfan's coming-of-age picture Forever Young, directed and written by him.g. The film premiered in January 2012.

2013-17: Return to stardom

Zhang was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2013 for her outstanding contributions to the cinema industry.y. Zhang reunited with Wong Kar-wai and Tony Leung for The Grandmaster (2013), marking her comeback to the martial arts genre after a 7-year absence since The Banquet (2006).).

The film was China's nomination for Best Foreign-Language Film at the Academy Awards.e. Critics hail Zhang's portrayal of Gong'Er as the "best performance she's ever delivered in the history of her career," earning her multiple "Best Actress" awards throughout Asia.a. That same year, she played Sophie again in My Lucky Star, a sequel to Sophie's Revenge.e.

Dubbed Zhang's "breakthrough comedy role," the film topped the Chinese box office the week it was released.e. Zhang appeared in John Woo's romantic epic The Crossing in 2014, which is based on the true event of the Taiping ship collision and follows six characters and their interwoven love lives between Taiwan and Shanghai during the 1930s.In 1930s Shangha, s. Zhang plays an impoverished illiterate woman waiting for her soldier lover.i. In 2015, Zhang released her third film, Oh My God, starring Zhang Yixing and Li Xiaol.u.

She appeared in the film as a cameo.Following that, m. Zhang appeared in the romantic anthology film Run for Love and the criminal epic The Wasted Time.2018-present: Hollywood epics, directorial debuts, and small-screen controversiesZhang, on the other hand, was cast in J. J. Abrams' science fiction thriller The Cloverfield Paradox, which aired in 2016.8.

In 2017, Zhang was cast as a significant character in the monster film Godzilla: King of Monsters.r. Zhang was cast in her debut television series, Rebel Princes, in 2018.Zhang appeared in the adventure drama film The Climber in 2019.s.

In 2021, Zhang made her directing debut with the short "Shi" (Poem), one of four stand-alone short stories in the film My Country, My Parent.s. She received the prize for best new director at the 2022

Media Honors for the film

• Spokesperson for "Care for Children"

• Global Ambassador for China's Special Olympics

• Image Ambassador for the first Beijing International Film Festival

• Ambassador for the ScreenSingapore 2011 film festival

• Friendship Ambassador for the Chinese Film Days in Romania

• Image Ambassador for the Macao Film Festival

• Global Ambassador for the Children of China Pediatrics Foundation (CCPF)té


Zhang was the first Chinese woman to serve as an Emporio Armani ambassador, a position she held from 2009 to 201.She has also been a regional ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, Garnier, and Precious Platinum, as well as a global ambassador for Maybelline, Visa, TAG Heuer, Omega SA, and Clé de Peau Beaut.Zhang was named to the "BoF 500" list.She has been the global spokeswoman for Chopard since 2019.d. Defamation caseses

In 2012, the Chinese website Boxun alleged falsely that Zhang Ziyi was paid $100 million to sleep with a prominent Chinese official.s. Zhang filed a defamation lawsuit against Boxun in a US court.n. In December 2013, Boxun settled the matter by agreeing to pay Zhang an unknown sum and issue a front-page apology.y. Zhang also won court suits against Next Media in Hong Kong for similar false reports in Apple Daily and Next Magazine.e.

Personal liability 

In the July 2006 issue of Interview magazine, Zhang discussed the themes of her films and the need of being selective about the parts she takes on, particularly in Hollywood: Yes.

Otherwise, I may have worked on a lot of Hollywood films.s. I got a number of offers after Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but I turned them all down because they were all victim roles—poor females sold to America to be a wife or something.r. I know I'm capable of going deeper, of taking on more unique roles than that.t. That's why I loved Geisha so much: it let us show the world what type of performers we are and what kinds of characters we can play—not just action, badass roles.s.

Zhang was granted Hong Kong residency in 2007 under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme in recognition of her contributions to the local film industry.She admires and collects the works of Chinese contemporary artist Shen Jingdon.g. She is a member of the China Zhi Gong Party, which is governed by the Chinese Communist Party.y.

Zhang was married to Israeli-American venture entrepreneur Aviv Nevo until their divorce in 201.In May of this year, Zhang married Chinese rock musician Wang Feng.5. Zhang gave birth to their daughter, Wang Xingxin, on December 27, 2015.g. Zhang gave birth to their first child in January 2020.n.



YearEnglish titleRoleNotes
1996Touching StarlightChen Wei
1999The Road HomeZhao Di
2000Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonJen Yu
2001Rush Hour 2Hu LiHollywood debut film
The Legend of ZuJoySpecial appearance
MusaPrincess Bu-yongKorean film
2003Purple ButterflyCynthia
My Wife is a Gangster 2Gangster bossCameo
20042046Bai Ling
House of Flying DaggersMei
Jasmine WomenMo / Li / Hua
2005Princess RaccoonPrincess TanukiJapanese film
Memoirs of a GeishaChiyo Sakamoto / Sayuri NittaAmerican film
2006The BanquetWan
2007TMNTKarai (voice)
2008Forever EnthralledMeng Xiaodong
2009HorsemenKristenAmerican film
Sophie's RevengeSophieChinese-Korean coproduction
The Founding of a RepublicGong PengCameo
2011Love for LifeQinqin
2012Dangerous LiaisonsDu Fenyu
2013The GrandmasterGong Er
Better and BetterHerselfCameo
My Lucky StarSophie
2014The Crossing Part 1Yu Zhen
2015The Crossing Part 2Yu Zhen
Where's the Dragon?Phoenix (voice)
Oh My GodAuntieCameo
2016Run for LoveSu LeqiSegment: "So Long, My Love"
The Wasted TimesXiao Liu
2018Forever YoungWang Minjia
The Cloverfield ParadoxTamAmerican film
2019Godzilla: King of the MonstersDr. Ilene Chen / Dr. Ling ChenAmerican film
The ClimbersXu Ying
2021My Country, My ParentsMotherSegment: "Poem"
2022Avatar: The Way of WaterRonal (voice)Mandarin dub
2023The Great War

Television series

YearEnglish titleRole
2021The Rebel PrincessWang Xuan

Reality show

YearEnglish titleOriginal titleRole
2009Zhang Ziyi's Oman跟著章子怡去旅遊: 阿曼
2013The X Factor: Zhongguo Zui Qiang Yin中国最强音Judge
2017Birth of an Actor演员的诞生Mentor
2018I Am an Actor我就是演员Mentor
2019Viva La Romance妻子的浪漫旅行
2020I Am an Actor 3我就是演员3Mentor

Music video

YearSong TitleArtist
1996"Cherish (珍惜)"Xie Xiaodong
1996"Women Afraid of the Dark (怕黑的女人)"Tian Zhen
2008"You Understand My Love (你懂我的爱)"Leon Lai & Zhang Ziyi
2013"Fly Freely (自由飞翔)"Yin Xishui & Zhang Ziyi
2013"Love a Little (爱一点)"Wang Leehom & Zhang Ziyi
2015"Nowhere to Belong (无处安放)"Wang Feng


YearEnglish titleOriginal titleNotes
2004The Beauty Song佳人曲Soundtrack of House of Flying Daggers
2008You Understand My Love你懂我的爱Soundtrack of Forever Enthralled
Leon Lai
2011Always Here一直都在Soundtrack of Love for Life
Aaron Kwok
2013Love a Little爱一点Soundtrack of My Lucky Star
Wang Leehom
2013Dreams Grow Up梦想长大了

Awards and nominations

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Zhang Ziyi

Other honors

In 2005, Zhang was listed in TIME's World's 100 Most Influential People. They called her "China's Gift to Hollywood".

In 2008, she was awarded with the "Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Cinema" at the 11th Shanghai International Film Festival.

In 2010, she was named "Actress of the Decade" by CineAsia. She previously won "Star of Tomorrow prize" back in 1999.

In 2013, Zhang received the Order of Arts and Letter at the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres Awards.

Forbes China Celebrity 100


Zhang Ziyi Her Social Media Profiles

Age44 years old (in 2023)
Date of BirthFebruary 9, 1979
Real NameZhang Ziyi
ProfessionActoress, Producer Model
BirthplaceBeijing, China
Zodiac SignAquarius

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements32-24-34 Inches
Height5 Feet 5 Inches (1.65 m)
Weight49 kg (108 lbs)
Waist24 Inches
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
Shoe Size9 US
Dress Size6 US

Zhang Ziyi Education

Qualification: Central Academy of Drama

Zhang Ziyi Career

Profession: Actoress, Producer Model

Net Worth: USD $100 million Approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Zhang Yuanxiao

Mother: Li Zhousheng

Brother: Zhang Zinan

Marital Status: Married

Husband: Wang Feng (m. 2015)

No. of Children: 1

Daughter: Wang Xingxing

Zhang Ziyi Favorites

Hobbies: Music, Travel, Read, Sleep

Favorite Food: Ice cream

Favorite Color: Blue

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