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Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi,  Ziyi Zhang,  Cheung Chi-Yi
Born: February 9th, 1979 (China)

Filmography (1999-2019)
  Actor (30 films)
    The Road Home (1999) ... Zhao Di (teenage)
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) ... Jen (Yu Jiao Long)
    Musa (2001) ... Princess Bu-yong
    The Legend of Zu (2001) ... The Student
    Cause - Birth of Hero (2002) ... Herself
    Hero (2002) ... Moon
    Purple Butterfly (2003) ... Cynthia (Ding Hui)
    Jasmine Flower (2004) ... Mo / Li / Hua
    House of Flying Daggers (2004) ... Mei
    2046 (2004) ... Bai Ling
    The Banquet (2006) ... Empress Wan
    Forever Enthralled (2008) ... Meng Xiaodong
    Sophie's Revenge (2009) ... Sophie
    The Founding of a Republic (2009) ... Gong Peng
    Love for Life (2011) ... Shang Qinqin
    Lin Huiyin (2011) ... Liu Huiyin
    Mulan (2011)    
    Dangerous Liaisons (2012) ... Du Fenyu
    Better and Better (2013) ... Herself
    The Grandmaster (2013) ... Gong Ruomei/Gong Er
    My Lucky Star (2013) ... Sophie
    Village Romance (2014)    
    The Crossing: Part 1 (2014) ... Yu Zhen
    Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2015) ... 1) Su Leqi
    Oh My God (2015)    
    Where's the Dragon? (2015) ... Phoenix [voice:Mandarin]
    The Crossing: Part 2 (2015) ... Yu Zhen
    The Wasted Times (2016) ... Xiao Liu
    Forever Young (2016) ... Wang Minjia
    The Climbers (2019) ... Xu Ying
  Producer (1 film)
    My Lucky Star (2013)    
  Executive Producer (1 film)
    My Lucky Star (2013)    
  Chief Producer (2 films)
    Sophie's Revenge (2009)    
    Oh My God (2015)    
  Zhang is a Chinese actress, born in 1979, in Beijing, China. She rose to prominence as one of the most accomplished actresses in Chinese and international cinema. Zhang Ziyi's career started in 1999 with her debut film "The Road Home" (我的父亲母亲), directed by Zhang Yimou (张艺谋), which earned her critical acclaim and a Best Actress award at the 18th Hundred Flowers Awards.

Her breakthrough came with her role in Ang Lee's (李安) martial arts epic "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (卧虎藏龙) in 2000, where she portrayed the rebellious young warrior Jen Yu (玉儿). The film garnered international recognition, and Zhang Ziyi's performance was widely praised. She went on to star in critically acclaimed films such as "Hero" (英雄) (2002), "House of Flying Daggers" (十面埋伏) (2004), and "2046" (2046) (2004), showcasing her exceptional acting skills and ability to portray complex characters.

Zhang Ziyi's success extended beyond China, as she became a sought-after actress in international productions. She received global recognition for her role as Sayuri (小百合) in "Memoirs of a Geisha" (艺伎回忆录) (2005), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. She has also been nominated for the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or and has received multiple awards from various film festivals and industry organizations.

Apart from her acting career, Zhang Ziyi is known for her philanthropic efforts. She has been involved in charitable causes, including environmental conservation and children's welfare, and has served as an ambassador for organizations like WWF.

Zhang Ziyi comes from a family with a background in economics. Her father, Zhang Yuanxiao (章远孝), is an economist, and her mother, Li Zhousheng (李卓深), is a kindergarten teacher. Zhang Ziyi has been private about her personal life and keeps her family life out of the public eye.

(BKasten 2023)