Gong, Li
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Li Gong

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Profile and general info
Name in native language: 孙丽英
Family name: Gong
Country: China
Birth date: Friday, December 31, [48 years old]
Birth place: China
Bio
Li Gong (GONG Li / 孙丽英) is a Chinese actress, born on Friday, December 31, 1965, in China.
Trivia
  • Was included in People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.
  • Representative of Shanghai Tang line of clothing.
  • Graduated from the Central Drama Academy in Beijing (1989)
  • Personal favorites: Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman
  • Received New York Film Critics award for Ba wang bie ji (1993) (aka Farewell My Concubine).
  • Dated Yimou Zhang [1987-1995]
  • Head juror of the 2000 Berlin International Film Festival
  • Head juror of the 2002 Venice Film Festival
  • Head juror of the 2003 Tokyo International Film Festival
  • Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997
  • Her performance as Juxian in Ba wang bie ji (1993) (aka "Farewell My Concubine") (1993) is ranked #89 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
  • The youngest of five children.
  • Had a song written about her by the Red Hot Chili Peppers ("Gong Li").
  • She was presented the French government's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in June 1998 for contributions to the cinema.
  • Was chosen and honored as one of TIME Magazine's "60 Years of Asian Heroes".
  • Youngest person to be honored with the "Trophy of the Festival" award at Cannes.
  • Can understand English but is uncomfortable in speaking it off camera and in interviews. Usually finds its easier to learn her lines for her English speaking roles phonetically.
  • Michael Mann and Rob Marshall refer to her as the "Meryl Streep of China".
  • Beauty ambassador for L'Oreal cosmetics.
  • Her father and her older sister both died of cancer.
  • Voted "Most beautiful woman in China" 2006.
  • #52 on Premiere magazines "100 sexiest movie stars of all time" (2008).
  • Appointed in 2008 by the United Nations(UNEP) as the "Global Environmental Ambassador", along with Mikhail Gorbachev , Richard Branson, Samuel Etoo Angelique Kinjo, Gabriel Yared.
  • Recipient of the 2007 Chinese World Influence Award.
  • Named one of CNN's "25 greatest Asian actors of all time".
  • In 2010 Gong Li was presented with the "Commandeur of the Legion of Honor" the highest decoration from the French government. She is the only Chinese woman ever to receive it.
  • First Chinese actress/actor on the cover of TIME magazine.
Filmography
As an actress:
  • 2011 I Know a Woman's Heart
  • 2010 Shanghai as Anna Lan-Ting
  • 2007 Hannibal Rising as Lady Murasaki
  • 2006 Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia as Empress Phoenix
  • 2006 Miami Vice as Isabella
  • 2005 Memoirs of a Geisha as Hatsumomo
  • 2004 Eros
  • 2004 2046 as Su Li-zhen
  • 2002 Zhou Yu de huo che as Zhou Yu
  • 2000 Piao liang ma ma
  • 1998 Jing Ke ci Qin Wang as Lady Zhao
  • 1997 Chinese Box
  • 1996 Feng yue
  • 1995 Yao a yao yao dao waipo qiao
  • 1994 Xi chu bawang
  • 1994 Huozhe as Xu Jiazhen
  • 1994 Hua hun
  • 1994 Xin tian long ba bu zhi tian shan tong lao
  • 1993 Tang Bohu dian Qiuxiang as Chen Heung
  • 1993 Ba wang bie ji as Juxian
  • 1992 Meng xing shi fan
  • 1992 Qiu Ju da guan si
  • 1991 Da hong deng long gao gao gua as Songlian
  • 1991 Du xia II: Shang Hai tan du sheng
  • 1990 Ju Dou as Ju Dou
  • 1990 Qin yong
  • 1989 Daihao meizhoubao
  • 1989 Hoi sam gui miu ba
  • 1989 Xi tai hou
  • 1988 Hong gao liang
  • 2009 Shi jie dian ying zhi lv
  • 2007 Secrets Within: Inside Look at 'Curse of the Golden Flower'
  • 2006 Miami Vice: Undercover as Isabella
  • 2006 HBO First Look
  • 2006 2006 Asian Excellence Awards
  • 2005 On the Set: Memoirs of a Geisha
  • 2002 Tout le monde en parle
  • 1996 Primer plano
  • 1993 Arena
  • 1991 Haomen yeyan
  • 2010 Gilles Jacob, l'arpenteur de la croisette
  • 2007 Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires
  • 2007 Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood
  • 2005 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies
  • 2005 Cinema mil
Self:
  • 2009 Shi jie dian ying zhi lv
  • 2007 Secrets Within: Inside Look at 'Curse of the Golden Flower'
  • 2006 Miami Vice: Undercover
  • 2006 HBO First Look
  • 2006 2006 Asian Excellence Awards
  • 2005 On the Set: Memoirs of a Geisha
  • 2002 Tout le monde en parle
  • 1996 Primer plano
  • 1993 Arena
  • 1991 Haomen yeyan
  • 2010 Gilles Jacob, l'arpenteur de la croisette
  • 2007 Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires
  • 2007 Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood
  • 2005 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies
  • 2005 Cinema mil

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Movies

Filmography

(partial)
Curse of the Golden FlowerCurse of the Golden Flower

Man Cheng Jin Dai Huang Jin Jia

as Empress Phoenix

Year: 2006

20462046

2046

as Su Li Zhen

Year: 2004

Zhou Yu's TrainZhou Yu's Train

Zhou Yu de Huo Che

as Zhou Yu

Year: 2002

Red SorghumRed Sorghum

Hong Gao Liang

as My Grandma

Year: 1987

 




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