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LI BINGBING (born 27 February 1973) is a Chinese actress and singer. She rose to fame with her role in Seventeen Years (1999) and since then received critical acclaim for her roles in A World Without Thieves (2004), Waiting Alone (2005), The Knot (2006), The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), The Message (2009), Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010) and Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal (2015).

Li has also starred in Hollywood blockbusters Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) and Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014).

CONTENTS

* 1 Education and career

* 1.1 Career in Hollywood

* 2 Ambassador roles

* 2.1 Social activities

* 3 Personal life

* 4 Filmography

* 4.1 Film * 4.2 Television

* 5 Awards and nominations * 6 References * 7 External links

EDUCATION AND CAREER

Li was born in Wuchang, Heilongjiang
Wuchang, Heilongjiang
, China. She had no intention of becoming an actress initially and she enrolled specifically in a high school for prospective school teachers. However, upon graduation, she discovered her interest in acting and was eventually persuaded by a friend to join the Shanghai Theatre Academy
Shanghai Theatre Academy
in 1993.

Li rose to fame after starring in Zhang Yuan's Seventeen Years (1999), which won her the Best Actress Award in the 1999 Singapore Film Festival . In 2001, Li starred in the television series Young Justice Bao, which propelled her to become one of the most famous actresses in China.

Li was subsequently labelled as an "action actress" as she starred in a number of wuxia television series, such as Taiji Prodigy and Eight Heroes .

Li achieved breakthrough with her performance in Feng Xiaogang 's A World Without Thieves . She then starred in Dayyan Eng 's romantic comedy film Waiting Alone , for which she received her first Best Actress nomination at the Golden Rooster Awards .

In 2006, Li starred in romance film The Knot , directed by Yin Li. The film was China's entry for the Best Foreign Film award at the 2008 Academy Awards
Academy Awards
. Li won Best Actress awards at the 2007 Huabiao Awards and at the 2008 Hundred Flowers Awards
Hundred Flowers Awards
. In 2008, she co-starred with Jet Li
Jet Li
and Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
in the 2008 blockbuster The Forbidden Kingdom as the White-Haired Witch . The film was her first appearance in an international film, and gave her a solid international following.

In 2009, Li won Best Actress at the 46th Golden Horse Film Awards for her performance in The Message , about Japanese invaders in China
China
who try to ferret out a spy among their Chinese collaborators.

Li then starred in Tsui Hark 's 2010 action-mystery film Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame . She played Shangguan Jing'er, a fictional character based off Shangguan Wan\'er , a prestigious politician during the Tang Dynasty. She established her studio in the same year, co-starring and co-producing the film 1911 with Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
, which was released in September 2011 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution
Xinhai Revolution
.

CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD

Li's first-time in an English-language film is Wayne Wang
Wayne Wang
's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan , adapted from Lisa See 's 2005 novel of the same title. The film premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
. Li started to gain recognition in Hollywood after starring in Resident Evil: Retribution , playing Ada Wong . The same year, she was cast in action fantasy film 400 Boys , directed by British director Alastair Paton.

In 2013, Li attended the 4th Annual US- China
China
Film Summit and received the East-West Talent Award. Hollywood magazine Variety also named her Asian Star of the Year. The following year, Li featured in Transformers: Age of Extinction , the fourth installment of the film franchise. This helped solidify her success overseas.

In 2015, she was cast in 3D science fiction thriller Nest (also known as Guardians of the Tomb ), the most expensive Chinese-Australian co-production to date. The same year, it was announced that Li would play China's first female superhero in upcoming film Realm, written by Stan Lee
Stan Lee
.

In 2016, Li joined the cast of Meg
Meg
, an American shark film based on Steve Alten ’s 1997 novel . She is also in talks to join The ExpendaBelles , a spin-off movie of The Expendables franchise.

AMBASSADOR ROLES

* Charity Ambassador of the Shanghai World Expo * Goodwill Ambassador of UNEP * Global Ambassador of WWF Earth Hour
Earth Hour
* Ambassador of Korean Culture in China
China

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Li has established L.O.V.E, a charitable organization dedicated to the promotion of a positive, environmentally responsible lifestyle. She is also one of the founders of the two-year One Million-Tree Forest project, launched in efforts to change the climate environment and help local residents of Gansu Province, Southwest China, to increase their incomes. Her commitment to green and charitable causes has earned her the recognition as “the most influential global ambassador” from World Wildlife Fund
World Wildlife Fund
.

PERSONAL LIFE

Li did not appear at the premiere of Resident Evil: Retribution , raising speculation from reporters that her absence was a demonstration against the escalating dispute between China
China
and Japan over the Diaoyu Islands . Li's agent Ji Xiang explained that Li had been informed of the premiere two months before but she was too busy in Beijing
Beijing
to attend at that time. However, Ji did not deny that politics were involved, saying: "We are in line with our government – the Diaoyu Islands belong to China
China
. Bingbing will be attending movie premieres held in other places across the world and she skipped the Tokyo leg only."

On July 24, 2013, it was reported that Li has a godfather named Wang Lin, a qigong practitioner who claims to be able to conjure up snakes from thin air, cure disease, and retrieve an incinerated banknote intact from an orange. The Beijing
Beijing
News reported that Li Xue, Li's agent, responded that Li went to visit Wang Lin to ask him to cure her mother of her disease. As for the effectiveness of the cure, the agent refused to disclose any more information.

She is also one of the members of China
China
Zhi Gong Party .

FILMOGRAPHY

FILM

YEAR TITLE CHINESE TITLE ROLE NOTES

1994 Spirit of Cops 警魂 Shen Fang

Qiaoqian Zhixi 乔迁之喜 Juan Juan

1999 Lüse Rouqing 绿色柔情 Lin Qiaoqiao

Seventeen Years 过年回家 Chen Jie

2003 Love for All Seasons 百年好合 Li Mochou

Cat and Mouse 老鼠爱上猫 Ding Yuehua

Purple Butterfly 紫蝴蝶 Tang Yiling

2004 Silver Hawk
Silver Hawk
飞鹰 Jane

A World Without Thieves 天下无贼 Xiaoye

2005 Waiting Alone 独自等待 Liu Rong

Fight for Love 情陷擂台 Ma Lili

Wait \'Til You\'re Older 童梦奇缘 Kwong's mother Guest appearance

Dragon Squad 猛龙 Yu Ching

2006 The Knot 云水谣 Wang Jindi

2008 Linger 蝴蝶飛 Fu Enjia

The Forbidden Kingdom
The Forbidden Kingdom
功夫之王 Ni Chang / White haired witch

2009 The Message 风声 Li Ningyu

2010 Triple Tap 槍王之王 Zhao Anna

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
狄仁杰之通天帝国 Shangguan Jing'er

2011 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 雪花與秘扇 Nina/Lily

1911 辛亥革命 Xu Zonghan

2012 I Do 我愿意 Tang Weiwei

Resident Evil: Retribution 生化危机5 Ada Wong

400 Boys

not released

2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction 变形金刚4 Su Yueming

2015 Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal 钟馗伏魔:雪妖魔灵 Xue'er

2017 Guardians of the Tomb 谜巢

2018 Meg
Meg
巨齿鲨 Suyin

Realm of the Tiger 虎影侠

The ExpendaBelles

TELEVISION

YEAR TITLE CHINESE TITLE ROLE NOTES

1994 Yilu Denghou 一路等候 Du Yuling

1995 No Regrets 无悔追踪 Feng Kangmei

1996 Zhanguo Chuanqi 战国传奇 Hongnu

1997 Shang Yang Chuanqi 商鞅传奇 Du Wa

Fengsheng Shuiqi 风生水起 Gu Ting

1998 Qinmi Airen 亲密爱人 Bai Tong

Palace of Desire 大明宫词 Princess Anle

Da Fating 大法庭 Xia Liyan

The Female Official 女巡撫之闖天關 Sun Xiaohong Guest appearance

2000 The Nation Under The Foot 一腳定江山 Fan Yue'e

Qingchun Chudong 青春出动 Guan Ping

Yiben Wuhui 義本無悔 Qin Xue

Smart Kid 機靈小不懂 Ying Ziyan

Young Justice Bao 少年包青天 Ling Chuchu

2001 Ye Yatou 野ㄚ頭 Ye Yatou

Zheshan Tanhua 折扇探花 Sixth Princess

Taiji Prodigy 少年張三丰 Qin Sirong

Sky Lovers 天空下的緣分 Tang Wei

2002 The Blue Lotus 花样的年华 Ye Zi

2003 Romancing Hong Kong 动感豪情 Gao Shuang

2004 City of Sky 天空之城 Xiao Ruoning / Yu Bohan

The Sea's Promise 海的誓言 Bai Ying

Changjian Xiangsi 長劍相思 Fengyi

Strange Tales of Liao Zhai 聊齋之小翠 Yu Xiaocui

2005 Eight Heroes 八大豪俠 Feng Laiyi

Huiniang Wanxin 徽娘宛心 Ye Wanxin

2006 Zaisheng Yuan 再生緣之孟麗君傳 Meng Lijun

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

YEAR AWARD CATEGORY NOMINATED WORK RESULT

2000 Singapore International Film Festival
Singapore International Film Festival
Best Actress Seventeen Years Won

2005 12th Beijing
Beijing
Student Film Festival Most Popular Actress Waiting Alone Won

25th Golden Rooster Awards Best Actress Nominated

2006 28th Hundred Flowers Awards
Hundred Flowers Awards
Best Supporting Actress A World Without Thieves Nominated

2007 14th Beijing
Beijing
Student Film Festival Best Actress The Knot Nominated

11th Golden Phoenix Awards Special
Special
Jury Award Won

12th Huabiao Film Awards Best Actress Won

26th Golden Rooster Awards Nominated

44th Golden Horse Awards Nominated

2008 9th Changchun Film Festival Nominated

29th Hundred Flowers Awards
Hundred Flowers Awards
Won

2009 46th Golden Horse Awards The Message Won

2010 4th Asian Film Awards Nominated

3rd Iron Film Awards Nominated

10th Chinese Film Media Awards Nominated

Best Rising Actress Won

17th Beijing
Beijing
Student Film Festival Best Actress Nominated

2011 CineAsia 2011 Female Star of the Year

Won

2012 31st Hundred Flowers Awards
Hundred Flowers Awards
Best Actress 1911 Nominated

2013 9th Huading Awards I Do Nominated

2015 3rd China
China
International Film Festival London Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal Won

The Most Influential Star Overseas

Won

REFERENCES

* ^ "Chinese film star Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
checks out of gated estate in Brentwood". Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
. 2016-11-17. * ^ "Review: ‘A World Without Thieves’". Variety . 2005-03-30. * ^ "李冰冰“独自等待”被人认可". Sina . 2005-11-12. * ^ "The Knot Wins Big at Huabiao Awards". China.org.cn. 2007-08-26. * ^ "Feng Xiaogang\'s "The Assembly" wins biennial Chinese audience film awards". Xinhua News Agency
Xinhua News Agency
. 2008-09-13. * ^ A B "Li Bingbing: Ambassador of Korean Culture". China.org.cn. Retrieved 2017-03-16. * ^ " Taiwan
Taiwan
film wins big at Chinese awards". The Hollywood Reporter . 2009-11-28. * ^ " Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
back to Tang Dynasty". China
China
Radio International . 2009-07-22. * ^ "Camera Begins Rolling on \'The 1911 Revolution\'". Chinesefilms.cn. 2010-09-30. * ^ "Hugh Jackman onboard \'Secret Fan\' with Li Bingbing". China Radio International . 2010-02-02. * ^ ""Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" at Cannes". CCTV News. 2011-05-20. * ^ " Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
gains fame in Hollywood hit". CCTV News. 2012-09-05. * ^ "Bingbing Li, Valverde to star in ‘400 Boys’". Variety . 2012-09-19. * ^ "Li Bingbing: China\'s face in Hollywood". CCTV News. 2013-11-08. * ^ "U.S.- China
China
Summit Set to Expand". Variety . 2013-09-18. * ^ "Variety’s Asian Star of the Year Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
Is Ready for Her Close Up". Variety . 2013-04-26. * ^ " Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
Joins ‘Transformers’ Installment". Variety . 2013-03-20. * ^ " Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
says China\'s where the money\'s at". Sina English . 2015-05-19. * ^ "China\'s Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
to Star in 3D Sci-Fi Film \'Nest\'". The Hollywood Reporter . 2015-09-15. * ^ " Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
to Star as Superhero in \'Realm\'". The Hollywood Reporter . 2015-10-15. * ^ " Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
in Talks for Shark Movie ‘Meg’ (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety . 2016-08-23. * ^ " Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
to Join "The Expendables" Female Spin-of". China Radio International . 2016-02-29. * ^ "Actress Li Promotes Charity for World Expo". China
China
Radio International . 2009-10-13. * ^ "UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Li BingBing speaks at the opening of the Climate Summit". United Nations Environment Programme. * ^ "Actress Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
to go vegetarian to support Earth Hour". China.org.cn. 2011-03-03. * ^ " Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
To Found New Green Brand". Women of China. 2010-06-03. * ^ "LI BINGBING FOR L\'ORÉAL PARIS". L'oreal Paris. * ^ " Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
pulls out of Tokyo movie premiere". China.org.cn. 2012-09-04. * ^ A B " Qigong
Qigong
\'Master\' Wang Lin\'s Deeds with Famous Icons Disclosed". China
China
Radio International . 2013-07-24. * ^ "Chinese Qigong
Qigong
master Wang Lin threatens reporter who says he does not have supernatural powers". news.com.au. 2013-07-24. * ^ "Celebrities Attend 14th National Congress of China
China
Zhigong Party - All China
China
Women\'s Federation". www.womenofchina.cn. Retrieved 2017-06-02. * ^ " Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
fights for marriage in new film". CCTV English. 2011-09-11. * ^ "3-D fantasy Zhong Kui starts China
China
shoot". Film Biz Asia. Retrieved 2014-02-15. * ^ " Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
wins two awards in London". China.org.cn. 2011-11-18. * ^ " Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
wins two awards in London". Yahoo News . 2015-05-20.

EXTERNAL LINKS

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on IMDb
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AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

GOLDEN HORSE AWARD

Preceded by Prudence Liew for True Women For Sale BEST ACTRESS 2009 FOR THE MESSAGE Succeeded by incumbent

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Golden Horse Award for Best Actress

* You Min (1962) * Betty Loh Ti (1963) * Li Li-Hua (1964) * Gua Ah-leh (1966) * Jiang Qing (1967) * Ivy Ling Po (1968) * Li Li-Hua (1969) * Gua Ah-leh (1970)

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