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Zhang Ziyi

ZIYI ZHANG made her English-language film debut in Rob Marshall's award-winning drama Memoirs of a Geisha. For her role, Zhang received Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA Award nominations for Best Actress. She is currently filming Horsemen, a psychological thriller, in which she stars with Dennis Quaid.

Zhang was previously recognized for her role in Ang Lee's Oscar-winning action drama Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, winning an Independent Spirit Award and a Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as gaining a BAFTA Award nomination in the same category. She received another BAFTA Award nomination for her work in Zhang Yimou's House of Flying Daggers, for which she also won the Huabiao Film Award, one of China's premiere film accolades.

Zhang also starred in Wong Kar-Wai's acclaimed film 2046, for which she was named Best Actress by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society and won a Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress. She most recently starred in Feng Xiaogang's The Banquet, for which she was nominated for Best Actress at the 2007 Asian Film Festival.

Zhang's other film credits include the Cannes Film Festival selection Princess Raccoon, for director Seijun Suzuki; Yong Hou's Jasmine Flower, for which Zhang received a Golden Rooster for Best Actress; Lou Ye's Purple Butterfly, which was a Palme d'Or selection at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival; and Zhang Yimou's martial arts actioner Hero, which earned Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for Best Foreign Language Film.

Zhang attended China's most prestigious drama school, the Central Drama College in Beijing. She made her film debut in Zhang Yimou's award-winning film The Road Home, which later screened at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.

In May of 2006, Zhang became the youngest person to serve on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival.

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Zhang Ziyi Facts

BirthdayFebruary 9, 1980 (43)
BirthplaceBeijing, People's Rep. of China
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Zhang Ziyi compared to you?
Awards2001 MTV Movie Awards: Best Fight (for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)

Selected Filmography

Memoirs Of A Geisha
Rush Hour 2
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 4K UHD + BD + UV
House Of Flying Daggers
The Grandmaster
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