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Zhang Ziyi

Born Feb 9, 1979

Zhang Ziyi is a Chinese film actress coined by the media as one of the Four Young Dan actresses (四小花旦) in the Film Industry in China, along with Zhao Wei, Xu Jinglei, and Zhou Xun. With a string of Chinese and international hits to her name, she has worked with renowned directors such as Zhang Yimou, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai, Chen Kaige, Tsui Hark, Lou Ye, Seijun Suzuki, Feng Xiaogang and Rob Marshall.… Read More

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  • Chinese Actress Zhang Ziyi Gives Birth To Baby Girl
    Yahoo News - Dec 28, 2015
  • Rihanna Covers Vogue’s Special Edition Met Gala Issue For The Second Time
    The Inquisitor - May 12, 2015
  • The Grandmaster
    Huffington Post - Oct 02, 2013
  • Now Playing
    San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 19, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Zhang Ziyi.


1979 Birth Born on February 9, 1979.


1996 17 Years Old In 1996, Zhang entered China's prestigious Central Academy of Drama at the age of 17.
1998 19 Years Old In 1998, while she was studying in Central Academy of Drama, she was offered her first role by director Zhang Yimou in his film The Road Home. … Read More


2000 21 Years Old She rose to international fame in 2000 with her role as Jen (Chinese version: Yu Jiao Long) in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, for which she won several awards in the Western world, such as Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards and Independent Spirit Awards. … Read More
2003 24 Years Old She then signed on to film an avant-garde drama, Purple Butterfly (2003), which competed in the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. … Read More
2005 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Showing her whimsical musical tap-dancing side, Zhang starred in Princess Raccoon, directed by Japan's Seijun Suzuki, who was honored at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. … Read More
2006 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2006, Zhang was chosen as a jury member of Feature Films at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.


2010 31 Years Old In January 2010, it was announced she had plans to produce a film adaptation of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan; however, it was announced that she had turned down the role due to a busy schedule. … Read More
Zhang has been cast in the role of Lin Huiyin in a 2011 film.
Zhang portrayed Gong Er in Wong Kar-wai's film The Grandmaster, which released on 8 January 2013 in China.
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