Li Bingbing

Li Bingbing is a Chinese actress and singer. Li was born in 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 in 1993. Her film debut was 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. That year she was awarded the title of one of the “Top Ten Best TV actors/actresses in China”. From then on, Li was approbated as an “action actress” as she starred in a number of wuxia television series, such as Taiji Prodigy and Eight Heroes. In 2005, Li starred in director Dayyan Eng’s romantic comedy Waiting Alone, which received three Chinese Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Li’s first Best Actress nomination at the Golden Rooster Awards. That same year, Li won the title of “The Most Popular Actress” at the 12th Beijing College Film Festival. She went on to star in Feng Xiaogang’s A World Without Thieves, which earned her a nomination for “Best Supporting Actress” Award at the 2006 Hundred Flowers Awards. Li won the “Best Actress” Awards at the 2007 Huabiao Awards and at the 2008 Hundred Flowers Awards for her performance in The Knot; the film was also China’s entry for the Best Foreign Film award at the 2008 Academy Awards. She also co-starred with Jet Li and Jackie Chan in the 2008 film The Forbidden Kingdom as the White-Haired Witch. In November 2009, Li won the Best Leading Actress Award at the 46th Golden Horse Film Awards for her role in the espionage spy thriller The Message. Li’s most recent notable role is Shangguan Jing’er in Tsui Hark’s 2010 film Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame; her character in this movie is loosely based on Shangguan Wan’er, a poet, writer and politician of the Tang Dynasty. Her first-time leading role in an English-language film is Wayne Wang’s Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011), a film adaptation from Lisa See’s 2005 novel of the same title. She also co-starred and co-produced with Jackie Chan in 1911, which was released in September 2011 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution. She plays video game character Ada Wong dubbed by Sally Cahill, an action femme fatale in Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), starring alongside Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory and Shawn Roberts and directed by Paul W.S Anderson. Li appeared alongside Mark Wahlberg in Transformers: Age of Extinction, directed by Michael Bay, and will be reprising her role as Ada in the upcoming Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Li Bingbing 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 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 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. Bingbing will be attending movie premieres held in other places across the world and she skipped the Tokyo leg only.” Li is a UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, WWF Earth Hour Global Ambassador, and Ambassador of Korean Culture in China. Currently, she is repped by United Talent Agency as is her younger sister Li Xue (Chinese: 李雪).

Poster for the movie "Red Rose White Rose"

Red Rose White Rose

Chronicles the love life of a man, Zhenbao. He has a steamy fling with the wife of a friend, the saucy and exciting Red Rose. Even though he feels happy with her, he knows he will not end up with her. To maintain his reputation, he marries an antiseptic, frigid but classy lady of a prim and proper background (White rose). Dissonance abound when he finds his bride irritating.

Poster for the movie "Silver Hawk"

Silver Hawk

Michelle Yeoh plays Lulu Wong, a much-idolised rock star and philanthropist by day, and a super heroine, Silver Hawk, who fights injustice in skin-tight black leather outfit as her alter-ego. Richie Ren plays police detective Richman, who has an uncanny instinct and incredible wit, but he hates Silver Hawk for being always two steps ahead of the police. Both of them, however join hands to fight a baddie, Wolfe (Luke Goss) who wants to dominate … Read more

400-boys

400 Boys

An electric town, a busy Pacific port, spilling with gaudy commerce, jarring, exhausting and exhilarating like a high powered bazaar where everything and anything is on sale. Some are copying pills. Others are copying credit. Most are copying life. One wants to copy herself.

Poster for the movie "Guardians of the Tomb"

Guardians of the Tomb

An innocent discovery of a well-preserved mummified Emperor from 200 BC China unearths a 2000 year old nightmare – a secret that should have remained buried.

Poster for the movie "The Meg"

The Meg

A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the Great White Shark believed to be extinct.

Poster for the movie "1911"

1911

At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a seven-year-old emperor, and his ruthless mother, Empress Dowager Longyu is completely out of touch after 250 years of unquestioned power. Huang Xing has recently returned from Japan, where he has studied the art … Read more

Poster for the movie "Zhongkui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal"

Zhongkui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal

The story of Chinese legendary anti-hero Zhong Kui, a young man endowed with mysterious powers who is forced into a battle among the realms of Heaven, Earth and Hell in the course of his attempt to save his countrymen and the woman he loves.

Poster for the movie "Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame"

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu. When the mysterious deaths of a series of loyal subjects threaten to delay the 690 A.D. inauguration of Empress Wu, China’s only female leader, she calls the infamous Detective Dee (Lau) back from an exile into which she cast him eight years earlier. Dee accepts the challenge and partners with gung-ho Commander Bei and … Read more

Poster for the movie "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan"

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

A story set in 19th century China and centered on the lifelong friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid cultural norms imposed on women.

Poster for the movie "The Message"

The Message

1942, Nanjing (Nanking). Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a mansion house for questioning. A tense game of “cat and mouse” ensues as the Chinese code-breaker attempts to send out a crucial message while protecting his/her own identity.

Poster for the movie "Dragon Squad"

Dragon Squad

A team of Interpol agents arrive in the city to testify against a local crime lord. However on the way to court the vehicle carrying the Triad boss is attacked and the crime lord snatched, not by his own people but by another foe.

Poster for the movie "Purple Butterfly"

Purple Butterfly

Ding Hui is a member of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese occupied Shanghai. An unexpected encounter reunites her with Itami, an ex-lover… and officer with a secret police unit tasked with dismantling Purple Butterfly.

Poster for the movie "Seventeen Years"

Seventeen Years

Is a simple family drama that evolves into a moving study of immutable family ties and is also a scathing indictment of the political and penal system in China.

Poster for the movie "I Do"

I Do

Beijing, the present day. Tang Weiwei (Li Bingbing) is a well-educated, high-earning career woman who works as sales director for an image design company. Now 32, she has had only one love affair in her life, which lasted from the age of 18 to 25, and since then she has been very, very single, devoted to her career. Pragmatically deciding it is time to find a husband, her best friend Jin Xiaoling (Xu Jianing) arranges … Read more

Poster for the movie "Showtime"

Showtime

Shanghai, 2009. After four years of studying, a group of dance students are wished well by their teacher as they start rehearsals for their graduation performance. Meanwhile, 5 members of a 1936 Shanghai theatre troupe, lead by Master Liu, are transported into the present to broaden their horizons.

Poster for the movie "The Forbidden Kingdom"

The Forbidden Kingdom

An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself travelling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King.

Poster for the movie "The Knot"

The Knot

They fell in love; Chen Qiushui was 20. Wang Biyun was 18. When Qiushui fled Taiwan after the 228 Massacre, Biyun gave him a gold engagement ring and they promised to meet again. Qiushui served as an army doctor during the Korean War, where he met Wang Jindi, a nurse from Shanghai who fell in love with him instantly. Years had gone by, Qiushui married Jindi and settled in Tibet. While in Taiwan, Biyun buried … Read more

Poster for the movie "Waiting Alone"

Waiting Alone

Set in modern day Bejing, Waiting Alone is a coming-of-age story of Wen (Xia Yu), an antique shop owner and aspiring author who has just met the girl of his dreams. Waiting Alone shows us a China rarely seen in cinema, a China that is contemporary, hip and vibrant.

Poster for the movie "A World Without Thieves"

A World Without Thieves

Two grifters, Wang Bo and Wang Li, a couple who’ve been arguing, board a train in rural China. He wants to fleece a peasant, nicknamed Dumbo for his naiveté, who’s carrying 60,000 yuan and trusts everyone. She wants to protect the hick kid, an act of expiation brought on by prayer and a visit to a temple. Also on board are one of more sets of thieves, including a calculating boss and his femme fatale. … Read more