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Zhang Ziyi () (born February 9, 1979) is a Chinese actress and dancer. The characters of her name can be literally translated as Zhāng (a surname, not to be confused with the more common Zhāng 张), Zǐ (child), and Yí (happiness).
Born in Beijing, People's Republic of China, Zhang joined the Beijing Dancing College at the age of 11, and at 15 she joined the Beijing Dancing Academy. However by the age of 16 she had decided to practice acting. Her first film was a low-budget made-for television movie called Touching Starlight. Her second film was The Road Home, which won the Silver Bear award in the 2000 Berlin Film Festival.
She further rose to fame due to her role in the internationally successful film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. In 2001 she co-starred alongside Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in Rush Hour 2. Both of these as well as the Chinese-language Hero were highly successful in the English speaking world.
- Good Cook, Likes Music (2005)
- Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
- Operetta Tanukigoten (2005)
- Jasmine Women (2004)
- House of Flying Daggers (2004)
- 2046 (2004)
- Purple Butterfly (2003)
- My Wife Is A Gangster 2 (2003)
- Hero (2002)
- Musa (2001)
- The Legend Of Zu (2001)
- Rush Hour 2 (2001)
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
- The Road Home (1999)
- Starlight (1996)
- HelloZiyi - The Official Zhang Ziyi Website (Chinese only)
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- Ziyi Photo Gallery - Large picture gallery, forums in Chinese and English.
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