Ziyi Zhang

About Ziyi Zhang

Who is it?: Actress, Soundtrack, Producer
Birth Day: February 09, 1979
Birth Place:  Beijing, China, China
Chinese name: 章子怡
Ethnicity: Han
Alma mater: Central Academy of Drama
Occupation: Actress Model
Years active: 1996–present
Label(s): William Morris Company
Spouse(s): Wang Feng (m. 2015)
Children: 1
Parents: Zhang Yuanxiao (father) Li Zhousheng (mother)
Awards Hong Kong Film AwardsGolden Bauhinia AwardsHong Kong Film Critics Society AwardsAsian Film AwardsGolden Horse AwardsHuabiao AwardsGolden Rooster AwardsHundred Flowers Awards: Awards Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress 2005 2046 2014 The Grandmaster Golden Bauhinia Awards Best Supporting Actress 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress 2005 2046 2014 The Grandmaster Asian Film Awards Best Actress 2014 The Grandmaster Golden Horse Awards Best Actress 2013 The Grandmaster Huabiao Awards Outstanding Actress 2005 House of Flying Daggers 2009 Forever Enthralled 2013 The Grandmaster Golden Rooster Awards Best Actress 2004 Jasmine Women Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actress 2000 The Road Home 2014 The Grandmaster Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress 2005 2046 2014 The Grandmaster Golden Bauhinia Awards Best Supporting Actress 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress 2005 2046 2014 The Grandmaster Asian Film Awards Best Actress 2014 The Grandmaster Golden Horse Awards Best Actress 2013 The Grandmaster Huabiao Awards Outstanding Actress 2005 House of Flying Daggers 2009 Forever Enthralled 2013 The Grandmaster Golden Rooster Awards Best Actress 2004 Jasmine Women Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actress 2000 The Road Home 2014 The Grandmaster Best Actress 2005 2046 2014 The GrandmasterBest Supporting Actress 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonBest Actress 2005 2046 2014 The GrandmasterBest Actress 2014 The GrandmasterBest Actress 2013 The GrandmasterOutstanding Actress 2005 House of Flying Daggers 2009 Forever Enthralled 2013 The GrandmasterBest Actress 2004 Jasmine WomenBest Actress 2000 The Road Home 2014 The Grandmaster
Hong Kong Film AwardsGolden Bauhinia AwardsHong Kong Film Critics Society AwardsAsian Film AwardsGolden Horse AwardsHuabiao AwardsGolden Rooster AwardsHundred Flowers Awards: Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress 2005 2046 2014 The Grandmaster Golden Bauhinia Awards Best Supporting Actress 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress 2005 2046 2014 The Grandmaster Asian Film Awards Best Actress 2014 The Grandmaster Golden Horse Awards Best Actress 2013 The Grandmaster Huabiao Awards Outstanding Actress 2005 House of Flying Daggers 2009 Forever Enthralled 2013 The Grandmaster Golden Rooster Awards Best Actress 2004 Jasmine Women Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actress 2000 The Road Home 2014 The Grandmaster Best Actress 2005 2046 2014 The GrandmasterBest Supporting Actress 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonBest Actress 2005 2046 2014 The GrandmasterBest Actress 2014 The GrandmasterBest Actress 2013 The GrandmasterOutstanding Actress 2005 House of Flying Daggers 2009 Forever Enthralled 2013 The GrandmasterBest Actress 2004 Jasmine WomenBest Actress 2000 The Road Home 2014 The Grandmaster
Chinese: 章子怡
TranscriptionsStandard MandarinHanyu PinyinWade–GilesIPAYue: CantoneseYale RomanizationIPAJyutpingSouthern MinHokkien POJ: Transcriptions Standard Mandarin Hanyu Pinyin Zhāng Zǐyí Wade–Giles Chang Tzŭ-i IPA [ʈʂáŋ tsɨ̀.ǐ] Yue: Cantonese Yale Romanization Jēung Jí-yìh IPA [tsœ́ːŋ tsǐː.jȉː] Jyutping Zoeng Zi-ji Southern Min Hokkien POJ Chiong Chú-î Zhāng ZǐyíChang Tzŭ-i[ʈʂáŋ tsɨ̀.ǐ]Jēung Jí-yìh[tsœ́ːŋ tsǐː.jȉː]Zoeng Zi-jiChiong Chú-î
Hanyu Pinyin: Zhāng Zǐyí
Wade–Giles: Chang Tzŭ-i
IPA: [tsœ́ːŋ tsǐː.jȉː]
Yale Romanization: Jēung Jí-yìh
Jyutping: Zoeng Zi-ji
Hokkien POJ: Chiong Chú-î

Ziyi Zhang

Ziyi Zhang was born on February 09, 1979 in  Beijing, China, China, is Actress, Soundtrack, Producer. Ziyi Zhang is a Chinese actress and model. She is best known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Rush Hour 2 (2001), Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004), and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005).She made her feature film debut in The Road Home (1999).For her work in Memoirs of a Geisha she was nominated for an Golden Globe for Best Actress.
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Popular As Ziyi Zhang
Occupation Actress
Age 41 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born February 09, 1979 ( Beijing, China, China)
Birthday February 09
Town/City  Beijing, China, China
Nationality China

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Ziyi Zhang’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Ziyi Zhang was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.

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Awards and nominations:

In 2008, she was awarded with the "Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Cinema" at the 11th Shanghai International Film Festival.

In 2010, she was named "Actress of the Decade" by CineAsia. She previously won "Star of Tomorrow prize" back in 1999.

In 2013, Zhang received the Order of Arts and Letter at the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres Awards.

Biography/Timeline

1996

In 1996, Zhang entered the prestigious Central Academy of Drama in Beijing at the age of 17.

1998

In 1998, while she was studying in Central Academy of Drama, Zhang was offered her first role by Director Zhang Yimou in his film The Road Home, which won the Silver Bear prize at the 2000 Berlin International Film Festival. Zhang plays a country girl who was in love with the town's Teacher, and won the Best Actress Award at the 2000 Hundred Flowers Awards for her performance.

1999

Her first major role was in The Road Home (1999). She later achieved fame for her role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). Zhang is known for being a "Yimou Girl", as she frequently collaborated with Director Zhang Yimou.

2000

She rose to international fame in 2000 with her role as Jen in martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, directed by Ang Lee. The movie's success in the US and Europe helped her break into Hollywood. Zhang plays a young Manchu noblewoman who has secretly learned martial arts and runs off to become a wandering swordswoman rather than commit to an arranged marriage, which bagged her the Most Promising Actress award at the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards and Best Supporting Actress awards from the Independent Spirit Awards, and Toronto Film Critics Association Awards.

2001

Zhang then appeared in her first American film, Rush Hour 2 (2001). On playing her first villain role, Zhang expressed that "the opportunity to sort of try and analyze the psyche of the character and get to know and pull out emotions I’ve never had to utilize before...was very exciting."

2002

In 2002, Zhang co-starred in Hero alongside Tony Leung, directed by her early mentor Zhang Yimou. The film was a huge success in the English-speaking world and was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe award in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. She then signed on to film an avant-garde drama film Purple Butterfly (2003), which competed in the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.

2004

Zhang went back to the martial arts genre in House of Flying Daggers (2004), again by Zhang Yimou, where she starred along Takeshi Kaneshiro and Andy Lau. She plays the blind dancing girl Mei, who despite the lack of eyesight, is a skilled fighter. In preparation for the part, Zhang spent two months living with an actual blind girl. Her performance earned her a Best Actress nomination at the BAFTA Awards. She also featured on the House of Flying Daggers Soundtrack with her own musical rendition of the ancient Chinese poem Jia Rén Qu (佳人曲, The Beauty Song).

2005

On 27 June 2005, Zhang accepted an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), placing her among the ranks of those who are able to vote on the Academy Awards. In May 2006, Zhang was chosen as a jury member of Feature Films at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

2006

In the July 2006 issue of Interview magazine, Zhang spoke of her movies' contents and being careful about the roles she takes on, especially in Hollywood:

2007

Zhang obtained Hong Kong residency in 2007 through the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme for her contribution to the local film industry.

2008

In 2008, she was awarded with the "Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Cinema" at the 11th Shanghai International Film Festival.

2009

Her next American film was The Horsemen (2009), where she starred opposite Dennis Quaid. Back in China, she played the titular character in romantic comedy Sophie's Revenge (2009); a comic book Artist seeking to punish her unfaithful boyfriend. She then starred alongside Aaron Kwok in the AIDS-themed film Love for Life (2011).

2010

In 2010, she was named "Actress of the Decade" by CineAsia. She previously won "Star of Tomorrow prize" back in 1999.

2012

In 2012, an overseas Chinese website Boxun falsely reported that Zhang Ziyi was paid $100 million to sleep with top Chinese officials. Zhang sued Boxun in a US court for defamation. In December 2013, Boxun settled the case after agreeing to pay an undisclosed amount to Zhang and issue a front page apology. Zhang also won court cases in Hong Kong against Next Media over similar false reports in Apple Daily and Next Magazine.

2013

In 2013, Zhang received the Order of Arts and Letter at the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres Awards.

2014

In 2014, Zhang starred in John Woo's romantic epic The Crossing, based on the true story of the Taiping steamer collision and follows six characters and their intertwining love stories in Taiwan and Shanghai during the 1930s. Zhang plays a poor illiterate woman waiting for her soldier lover in 1930's Shanghai.

2015

Zhang married Chinese rock musician Wang Feng in May 2015, after a proposal in February and a request for legal documentation in March of that same year. On December 27, 2015, Zhang gave birth to their daughter Wang Xingxing.

2016

In 2016, Zhang was cast in J. J. Abrams's science fiction thriller The Cloverfield Paradox, which premiered in 2018.

2017

In June 2017, Zhang was announced to join the cast of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, playing a prominent character.

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