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Ziyi Zhang

[ Zhang, Ziyi ]
Profile and general info
Name in native language: 章子怡
Family name: Zhang
Country: China
Birth date: Friday, February 9, [37 years old]
Birth place: Peking, China
Bio
Ziyi Zhang (ZHANG Ziyi / 章子怡) is a Chinese actress, born on Friday, February 9, 1979, in Peking, China.
Trivia
  • Was ranked 2nd of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Taiwan (2001).
  • Was named one of the 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 by Teen People Magazine (2001).
  • Was named one of the 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 by Teen People Magazine (2002).
  • Voted in at #100 in FHM's Sexiest 100 Girls of 2002, UK edition. [June 2002]
  • Her first appearance in an American movie was in Rush Hour 2 (2001), but as she didn't speak English, Jackie Chan had to translate everything the director said to her. In that movie, her character's name, "Hu Li" translated from Mandarin Chinese is "Fox".
  • Even though she has been in many kung-fu movies, she is not actually a trained martial artist, so in fact she uses many dance moves in her fight sequences.
  • Graduated in acting from Central Drama Academy, the top acting college in China.
  • Former spokesmodel for Tag Heuer watches.
  • Spokesmodel of Maybelline (cosmetics).
  • Former Spokesmodel of 2% (Korean mineral water).
  • Former spokesmodel of Pantene shampoo.
  • Former spokesperson for Coca-Cola (Asia).
  • Former spokesperson for Lenovo Computers.
  • Family includes: Li Zhousheng (mom), Zhang Yuanxiao (dad) & Zhang Zinan (older brother)
  • Forbes magazine's "China edition" recently ranked her the second most popular celebrity after NBA player Ming Yao [August 2004].
  • [September 2004] Taking lessons to improve her English.
  • Her father is an economist and her mother is a kindergarten teacher.
  • Ranked #91 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002)
  • Joined the Beijing Dance Academy at 11 and the Central Drama College at 17.
  • Is one of 112 invitees to join AMPAS in 2005.
  • Named by Entertainment Weekly in their 'The Must List' 2005. Listed 38th out of the 122 people and things the magazine "loves" this year, Ziyi was the only Chinese to be included.
  • Selected by "Southern People Weekly" magazine as 'Chinese Top Ten Leaders Of The Younger Generation' in 2005.
  • Listed in People Magazine's '50 Most Beautiful People' List in 2005.
  • Was listed in "Time Magazines" World's 100 Most Influential People. They called her "China's Gift to Hollywood".
  • Was ranked one of the '100 Most Beautiful Women in the World' in the July 2005 issue of Harpers & Queen magazine. It was her first time on the list. She was ranked number 15.
  • Graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy
  • Was included in People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the World the second year in a row in 2006. This is now her third appearance on the list.
  • Was voted in at #86 in FHM's sexiest women in the world in 2006. She had not appeared in the list since 2002.
  • Was a member of the jury at the 2006 Cannes Festival.
  • Is Global Ambassador for Special Olympics movement. She joins a select group of celebrities who are dedicated to spreading the Special Olympics message including California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; boxing legend Muhammad Ali and Olympian Nadia Comaneci.
  • On November 21, 2006, the Wall Street Journal voted her one of its "Top 10 Remarkable Women In Asian Business Circles". The newspaper commented that although Zhang Ziyi is not a typical business leader, she has great influence on the entertainment industry.
  • Name is pronounced Jang (rhymes with 'young') DziYee.
  • Engaged to Israeli venture capitalist Vivi Nevo. [August 2008]
Filmography
As an actress:
  • 2011 Mulan
  • 2012 Yut doi jung si
  • 2010 Mo shu wai zhuan
  • 2009 Jian guo da ye as Gong Peng
  • 2009 Fei chang wan mei as Sophie
  • 2009 Horsemen as Kristin Spitz
  • 2008 Mei Lanfang as Meng Xiaodong
  • 2007 TMNT as Karai
  • 2006 Ye yan as Empress Wan
  • 2005 Memoirs of a Geisha as Sayuri
  • 2005 Operetta tanuki goten as Tanukihime
  • 2004 Mo li hua kai as Young Mo
  • 2004 2046 as Bai Ling
  • 2004 Shi mian mai fu as Xiao Mei
  • 2003 Jopog manura 2: Dolaon jeonseol as The Triad Boss
  • 2003 Zi hudie as Cynthia
  • 2002 Ying xiong as Moon
  • 2001 Musa as Princess Bu-yong
  • 2001 Shu shan zheng zhuan as Joy
  • 2001 Rush Hour 2 as Hu Li
  • 2000 Wo hu cang long as Jen Yu (Mandarin version)
  • 2000 Wo de fu qin mu qin as Zhao Di, Young
  • 1996 Xing xing dian deng as Chen Wei
  • 2011 Mulan
  • 2009 Fei chang wan mei
  • 2009 Zhui ying
  • 2008 Mei Lanfang
  • 2005 Operetta tanuki goten
  • 2004 Shi mian mai fu
  • 2009 Zhang Ziyi Travel Series
  • 2009 Shi jie dian ying zhi lv
  • 2009 The Fabulous Picture Show
  • 2007 Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD
  • 2006 The 78th Annual Academy Awards
  • 2006 2006 Independent Spirit Awards
  • 2006 The Orange British Academy Film Awards
  • 2006 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • 2006 Live from the Red Carpet: The 2006 Golden Globe Awards
  • 2005 Film '72
  • 2005 MovieReal: Memoirs of a Geisha
  • 2005 Today
  • 2005 The View
  • 2005 The 11th China Movie Awards
  • 2005 2005 MTV Movie Awards
  • 2005 The 77th Annual Academy Awards
  • 2005 On the Set: Memoirs of a Geisha as Sayuri
  • 2001 Making Magic Out of Mire
  • 2001 2001 MTV Movie Awards
  • 2001 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
  • 2001 The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards
  • 2001 Kung Fu Choreography
  • 2001 Attaining International Stardom
  • 2000 2000 Chun jie lian hua wan hui
  • 2006 Fashion Police Academy Awards 2006
  • 2006 Alberto Iglesias, el músico fiel
  • 2005 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies
  • 2002 Rank
  • 2002 Ultimate Fights from the Movies
As a composer:
  • 2008 Mei Lanfang
  • 2005 Operetta tanuki goten
  • 2004 Shi mian mai fu
  • 2009 Zhang Ziyi Travel Series
  • 2009 Shi jie dian ying zhi lv
  • 2009 The Fabulous Picture Show
  • 2007 Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD
  • 2006 The 78th Annual Academy Awards
  • 2006 2006 Independent Spirit Awards
  • 2006 The Orange British Academy Film Awards
  • 2006 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • 2006 Live from the Red Carpet: The 2006 Golden Globe Awards
  • 2005 Film '72
  • 2005 MovieReal: Memoirs of a Geisha
  • 2005 Today
  • 2005 The View
  • 2005 The 11th China Movie Awards
  • 2005 2005 MTV Movie Awards
  • 2005 The 77th Annual Academy Awards
  • 2005 On the Set: Memoirs of a Geisha
  • 2001 Making Magic Out of Mire
  • 2001 2001 MTV Movie Awards
  • 2001 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
  • 2001 The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards
  • 2001 Kung Fu Choreography
  • 2001 Attaining International Stardom
  • 2000 2000 Chun jie lian hua wan hui
  • 2006 Fashion Police Academy Awards 2006
  • 2006 Alberto Iglesias, el músico fiel
  • 2005 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies
  • 2002 Rank
  • 2002 Ultimate Fights from the Movies
As a producer:
  • 2011 Mulan
  • 2009 Fei chang wan mei
  • 2009 Zhui ying
  • 2008 Mei Lanfang
  • 2005 Operetta tanuki goten
  • 2004 Shi mian mai fu
  • 2009 Zhang Ziyi Travel Series
  • 2009 Shi jie dian ying zhi lv
  • 2009 The Fabulous Picture Show
  • 2007 Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD
  • 2006 The 78th Annual Academy Awards
  • 2006 2006 Independent Spirit Awards
  • 2006 The Orange British Academy Film Awards
  • 2006 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • 2006 Live from the Red Carpet: The 2006 Golden Globe Awards
  • 2005 Film '72
  • 2005 MovieReal: Memoirs of a Geisha
  • 2005 Today
  • 2005 The View
  • 2005 The 11th China Movie Awards
  • 2005 2005 MTV Movie Awards
  • 2005 The 77th Annual Academy Awards
  • 2005 On the Set: Memoirs of a Geisha
  • 2001 Making Magic Out of Mire
  • 2001 2001 MTV Movie Awards
  • 2001 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
  • 2001 The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards
  • 2001 Kung Fu Choreography
  • 2001 Attaining International Stardom
  • 2000 2000 Chun jie lian hua wan hui
  • 2006 Fashion Police Academy Awards 2006
  • 2006 Alberto Iglesias, el músico fiel
  • 2005 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies
  • 2002 Rank
  • 2002 Ultimate Fights from the Movies
Self:
  • 2009 Zhang Ziyi Travel Series
  • 2009 Shi jie dian ying zhi lv
  • 2009 The Fabulous Picture Show
  • 2007 Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD
  • 2006 The 78th Annual Academy Awards
  • 2006 2006 Independent Spirit Awards
  • 2006 The Orange British Academy Film Awards
  • 2006 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • 2006 Live from the Red Carpet: The 2006 Golden Globe Awards
  • 2005 Film '72
  • 2005 MovieReal: Memoirs of a Geisha
  • 2005 Today
  • 2005 The View
  • 2005 The 11th China Movie Awards
  • 2005 2005 MTV Movie Awards
  • 2005 The 77th Annual Academy Awards
  • 2005 On the Set: Memoirs of a Geisha
  • 2001 Making Magic Out of Mire
  • 2001 2001 MTV Movie Awards
  • 2001 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
  • 2001 The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards
  • 2001 Kung Fu Choreography
  • 2001 Attaining International Stardom
  • 2000 2000 Chun jie lian hua wan hui
  • 2006 Fashion Police Academy Awards 2006
  • 2006 Alberto Iglesias, el músico fiel
  • 2005 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies
  • 2002 Rank
  • 2002 Ultimate Fights from the Movies

Videos

External links

Official site (chinese)
link to: http://www.helloziyi.com/
English Fansite
link to: http://www.helloziyi.us/
Official blog (chinese)
link to: http://zhangziyi.blog.sohu.com/

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Movies

Filmography

(partial)
Sophie's RevengeSophie's Revenge

Fei Chang Wan Mei

as Sophie

Year: 2009

Banquet, TheBanquet, The

Ye Yan

as Empress Wan (as Zhang Ziyi)

Year: 2006

20462046

2046

as Bai Ling

Year: 2004

House of Flying DaggersHouse of Flying Daggers

Shi Mian Mai Fu

as Mei (as Zhang Ziyi)

Year: 2004

Jasmine WomenJasmine Women

Mo Li Hua Kai

as Young Mo/young Li/young Hua

Year: 2004

HeroHero

Ying Xiong

as Moon (as Zhang Ziyi)

Year: 2002

Legend of Zu, TheLegend of Zu, The

Shu Shan Zheng Zhuan

as Joy (as Zhang Ziyi)

Year: 2001

Musa: The WarriorMusa: The Warrior

Musa

as Princess Bu-yong (as Zhang Ziyi)

Year: 2001

Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Wo Hu Cang Long

as Jen Yu / Jiao Long
(as Zhang Ziyi)

Year: 2000




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