Birthday: 09/02/1979 Year
Age: 36 years
Place of birth: Beijing (Peking), China
One of the most famous actresses in Chinese cinema today. She has worked with renowned directors such as Zhang Yimou, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai, Chen Kaige, Seydzyun Suzuki and Rob Marshall.
Zhang Ziyi (born February 9, 1979 in Beijing) is one of the most famous actresses in Chinese cinema today. She has worked with renowned directors such as Zhang Yimou, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai, Chen Kaige, Seydzyun Suzuki and Rob Marshall.
Originally from Beijing, Zhang entered the Beijing Dance Academy (eng. Beijing Dance Academy) in the 11 years and over 15, she enrolled at the prestigious Central Academy of Drama in China (eng. Central Academy of Drama) – it is considered the most prestigious in acting college in China.
When parents Zhang advised her to go to the dance academy, she was skeptical. While the girl was at boarding school, she noticed what evil and stinging were the other girls in the pursuit of leadership. She cried every night and morning, and once ran away from school.
At age 19, Zhang was offered her first role in a film Yimou’s “The Road Home” (Eng. The Road Home), which was awarded the “Silver Bear” at the Berlin Film Festival in 2000. Further creative growth Zhang has provided its role Jen phenomenally successful film “Crouching Tiger, hiding dragon” (Eng. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), for which she received the award Independent Spirit for Best Supporting Actress (Eng. The Independent Spirit’s Best Supporting Actress Award) and Toronto Film Critics Association Award (“TFCA Award”) «best actress of the second plan”
Zhang’s first appearance in the American film had a role in the movie “Rush Hour 2” (Eng. Rush Hour 2), but due to the fact that she did not speak in English at the time, Jackie Chan had to translate all the words of the producer for her . Name her character in the film (Hu Li) was translated from Chinese (Mandarin) as “Fox” (Fox).
Zhang then appeared in the film “Hero” (eng. Hero) directed by Yimou, which was a huge success in the English-speaking world, was at that time a candidate for the “Oscar” and “Golden Globe”. Her next film was the avant-garde drama director Lou Ye “Purple Butterfly” (Eng. Purple Butterfly), which participated in the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. Zhang returned to the genre of martial arts movie “House of Flying Daggers” (Eng. House of Flying Daggers), who gave her the award for “Best Actress” British Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Eng. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) .
In the film, Wong Carvey called “2046”, which was attended by many famous Chinese actors (from Meynlenda, Hong Kong) and actress from Taiwan in Zhang was the female lead and it has won the award of Hong Kong Film Critics Association (Eng. The Hong Kong Film Critics’ Best Actress Award) award and the Hong Kong Academy of Motion Picture Arts for Best Actress (Eng. Hong Kong Film Academy’s Best Actress Award).
Opened his whimsical music and dance side of the personality, Zhang starred in “The Princess Raccoon” (Eng. Princess Raccoon), the film’s director – Japanese legendary figure – Seydzyun Suzuki, who was awarded at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005.
In 2005, Zhang starred in the eponymous film Sayuri, is based on the world-famous bestseller “Memoirs of a Geisha.” For this role, in 2006, she was awarded the “Golden Globe”, as well as a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award (eng. A Screen Actors Guild Award nomination) and BAFTA nomination (BAFTA).
Zhang is known just loves to sing and sang the soundtrack for the film “House of Flying Daggers” their own musical version of the ancient Chinese Ethnic works of “The Song of Beauty» (The Beauty Song).
In autumn 2006, Zhang played Empress Wan in the film “Banquet” (Eng. The Banquet), a film about the Tang Dynasty.
Zhang voiced voice Karai in the film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, which was released March 23, 2007. Later, she appeared in the film “Riders” (Eng. The Horsemen) with Dennis Quaid and Mei Lanfang (2008).
Shortly after the debut of Zhang Yimou’s film “The Road Home”, there were rumors about the possible relationship between the actress and director, he was older than her. Before that Yimou had extra-marital relationship with actress Gong Li, who made her debut thanks to him, and which is then compared and Zhang. Whatever it was, the relationship between the director and the actress remained unconfirmed.
Hong Kong and Taiwanese media is often associated Zhang and Jackie Chan. This is even more confirmed in the photographs, which showed “a couple” in Chan’s birthday celebration at the set of “Hour Peak 2”.
Zhang for some time has been publicly linked with Fok Kai-shan, grandson of the Hong Kong business tycoon Henry Fok.
Although Zhang does not like to speak publicly about his personal life, in 2006, she said in an interview that she had found love – but did not mention the name. When asked on Phoenix TV in early 2007 whether it considers herself lucky, she replied: “Yes, very much … I enjoy what I do.”
In January 2007, Zhang was spotted holding her hand and kissing her new partner in basketball in New York. This man was 41 years old, originally from Israel, a multimillionaire tycoon international investment, Vivi Nevo. The two were seen again at the celebration of receiving the “Oscar” in Los Angeles.
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