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Steven Seagal

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Steven Seagal . Biography

Steven Seagal


Steven Frederic Seagal (born April 10, 1952) is an actor, producer, screenwriter, director, martial artist, and musician who holds American, Russian, and Serbian citizenship.

A 7th-dan black belt in aikido, Seagal began his adult life as a martial arts instructor in Japan; becoming the first foreigner to operate an aikido dojo in the country. He later moved to Los Angeles, California, where he worked as a martial arts instructor. In 1988, Seagal made his acting debut in Above the Law. By 1991, he had starred in four successful films. In 1992, he played Navy SEALs counter-terrorist expert Casey Ryback in Under Siege. During the latter half of the 1990s, Seagal starred in three more theatrical films and the direct-to-video film The Patriot. Since then, his career has shifted almost entirely to direct-to-video productions. He has since appeared in films and reality shows, including Steven Seagal: Lawman, which depicted Seagal performing his duties as a reserve deputy sheriff.

Seagal is a guitarist and has released two studio albums (Songs from the Crystal Cave and Mojo Priest), and performed on a number of film scores. He has worked with Stevie Wonder and Tony Rebel, who both performed on his debut album. He has also been involved in a line of “therapeutic oil” products and energy drinks.

In addition, Seagal is known as an environmentalist, an animal rights activist, and as a supporter of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. He is also known for his outspoken political views and for his friendship with Vladimir Putin. Seagal once referred to Putin as “one of the great living world leaders”.

1 Early life and education
2 Martial arts
3 Hollywood career
3.1 1980s – 1990s
3.2 Direct-to-video work
3.3 Recent television and commercial work
4 Themes and motifs
5 Other ventures
5.1 Music
5.2 Law enforcement work
5.3 Business ventures
6 Personal life
6.1 Religion
6.2 Citizenships
6.3 Relationships and family
7 Allegations and lawsuits
7.1 Sexual harassment and domestic violence
7.2 Early 1990s
7.3 1995 lawsuit
7.4 2010 lawsuit
7.5 2011 lawsuit
8 Political views and activism
9 Stunts
10 Filmography
10.1 Films
10.2 Television
11 Awards and nominations
12 Discography

Early Life and Education

Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan. His mother, Patricia (1930–2003), was a medical technician, and his father, Samuel Seagal (1928–1991), was a high school math teacher. His mother was of English, German and Dutch ancestry. His father was the son of Russian Jews who moved to the U.S. When Seagal was five years old, his parents relocated to Fullerton, California. He attended Buena Park High School in Buena Park, California, and, between 1970 and 1971, Fullerton College.

Martial Arts

Seagal moved to Japan at some point between the ages of 19 and 21 with his father who was visiting for military purposes, and met karate masters and decided to remain in Japan. He received his 1st dan degree (shodan) under the direction of Koichi Tohei. He continued to train in aikido as a student of Seiseki Abe, Tohei (whose aikido organization, Ki Society, Seagal refused to join in favor of staying with the Aikikai), Kisaburo Osawa, Hiroshi Isoyama and the second Dōshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba. He attained a 7th dan degree and Shihan in aikido, he also holds black belts in Karate, Judo and Kendo and became the first foreigner to operate an aikido dojo in Japan.

After returning to California in 1974, Seagal met Miyako Fujitani, an aikido instructor teaching in Los Angeles. He returned with her to her native Japan in 1975 where they married.

Seagal initially returned to Taos, New Mexico, with his student (and later film stuntman) Craig Dunn, where they opened a dojo, although Seagal spent much of his time pursuing other ventures. After another period in Japan, Seagal returned to the U.S. in 1983 with senior student Haruo Matsuoka. They opened an aikido dojo, initially in North Hollywood, California, but later moved it to the city of West Hollywood. Seagal left Matsuoka in charge of the dojo, which he ran until the two parted ways in 1997.

He has helped train Brazilian Mixed Martial Artists Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida. Silva, who is the former UFC Middleweight Champion, went on to knock out Vitor Belfort with a kick, in their fight at UFC 126 in February 2011, and Machida also credited him for helping him perfect the front kick that he used to knock out Randy Couture at UFC 129 in May 2011]

Hollywood Career

1980s – 1990s

In 1987, Seagal began work on his first film, Above the Law (titled Nico in Europe), with director Andrew Davis and reportedly as a favor to a former aikido student, the agent Michael Ovitz. Ovitz took Seagal to Warner Brothers to put on an aikido demonstration and the executives were impressed by him and offered him several scripts; Seagal turned them down but agreed to write what would become Above the Law. Following its success, Seagal’s subsequent movies were Hard to Kill, Marked for Death, and Out for Justice, all box office hits, making him an action hero. Later, he achieved wider, mainstream success in 1992 with the release of Under Siege (1992). That film reunited Seagal with director Andrew Davis, and was a blockbuster in the U.S. and abroad, grossing $156.4 million worldwide.

Seagal hosted the April 20, 1991 episode of the late night variety show Saturday Night Live, which aired as the 18th episode of the 16th season. Cast member David Spade regarded Seagal as the show’s worst host during Spade’s time there. Spade and co-star Tim Meadows cite Seagal’s humorlessness, his ill treatment of the show’s cast and writers, and his refusal to do a “Hans and Franz” sketch because that skit’s title characters stated that they could beat up Seagal. Seagal was never invited back to the show following that episode. Meadows commented, “He didn’t realize that you can’t tell somebody they’re stupid on Wednesday and expect them to continue writing for you on Saturday.” The cast and crew’s difficulties with Seagal were later echoed on-air by producer Lorne Michaels during guest host Nicolas Cage’s monologue in the September 26, 1992 Season 18 premiere. When Cage worried that he would do so poorly that the audience would regard him as “the biggest jerk who’s ever been on the show”, Michaels replied, “No, no. That would be Steven Seagal.”

Seagal directed and starred in On Deadly Ground (1994), featuring Michael Caine, R. Lee Ermey and Billy Bob Thornton in minor supporting roles. The film emphasized environmental and spiritual themes, signaling a break with his previous persona as a genre-ready inner-city cop. On Deadly Ground was poorly received by critics, especially denouncing Seagal’s long environmental speech in the film. Regardless, Seagal considers it one of the most important and relevant moments in his career. Seagal filmed a sequel to one of his most successful films, Under Siege, titled Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995), and cop drama The Glimmer Man (1996). In 1996, he had a role in the Kurt Russell film Executive Decision, portraying a special ops soldier who only appears in the film’s first 45 minutes. In another environmentally conscious and commercially unsuccessful film, Fire Down Below (1997), he was an EPA agent fighting industrialists dumping toxic waste in the Kentucky hills. This film ended his original multi-picture contract with Warner Bros.

Direct-to-video work

The next year, Seagal made The Patriot, another environmental thriller which was his first direct-to-video release in the United States (though it was released theatrically in most of the world). Seagal produced this film with his own money, and the film was shot on-location on and near his farm in Montana.

After producing Prince of Central Park, Seagal returned to cinema screens with the release of Exit Wounds in March 2001. The film had fewer martial arts scenes than Seagal’s previous films, but it was a commercial success, taking almost $80 million worldwide. However, he was unable to capitalize on this success and his next two projects were both critical and commercial failures. The movie Ticker, co-starring Tom Sizemore and Dennis Hopper, was filmed in San Francisco before Exit Wounds, and went straight to DVD. Half Past Dead, starring rap star Ja Rule, made less than $20 million worldwide.

Other than his role as a villain in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete, all of the films Seagal has made since the latter half of 2001 have been released direct-to-video (DTV) in North America, with some theatrical releases to other countries around the world. Seagal is credited as a producer and sometimes a writer on many of these DTV movies, which include Black Dawn, Belly of the Beast, Out of Reach, Submerged, Kill Switch, Urban Justice, Pistol Whipped, Against the Dark, Driven to Kill, A Dangerous Man, Born to Raise Hell and The Keeper, a movie released in Japan fifteen weeks earlier than the United States. In 2016, Seagal starred in 7 direct-to-video movies.

Recent television and commercial work

In 2009, A&E Network premiered the reality television series; Steven Seagal: Lawman, focusing on Seagal as a deputy in Louisiana. In 2011, he produced and starred in a 13-episode television series entitled True Justice. It was renewed for a second season on ReelzChannel in 2012. In the UK, True Justice has been repackaged as a series of DVD “movies,” with each disc editing together two episodes.

Themes and Motifs

Many of Seagal’s films share unique elements which have become characteristic of his body of work. His characters often have an elite past affiliation with the CIA, Special Forces or Black Ops (for example, Casey Ryback in Under Siege, a former Navy SEAL, Jack Cole in The Glimmer Man, an ex-CIA police detective, or Jonathan Cold in The Foreigner and Black Dawn, an ex-CIA Black Ops freelancer.) His characters differ from those of other action movie icons by virtue of their near-invulnerability; they almost never face any significant physical threat, easily overpowering any opposition and never facing bodily harm or even temporary defeat. A notable exception is 2010’s Machete, which features Seagal in a rare villainous role.

Seagal’s music appears in some of his films (for example, Into The Sun and Ticker, where he appears as part of a bar band), as does his fluency in other languages (he speaks Japanese in Into the Sun) and religion (Buddhism features prominently in The Glimmer Man and Belly of the Beast). His past as an aikido teacher is also incorporated into several films, for example Above the Law (which opens with a montage of real-life photos from Seagal’s own past) or Shadow Man, where he is seen giving an aikido demonstration. Several of his films also feature prominent political messages, most notably the environmentalism evident in On Deadly Ground, which ends with a lengthy speech in which Seagal (playing ex-CIA firefighter Forrest Taft) accuses big business of rampant environmental degradation:

Big Business is primarily responsible for destroying the water we drink, the air we breathe and the food we eat. They have no care for the world they destroy, only for the money they make in the process… They basically control the legislation, and, in fact, they control the Law… They influence the media so that they can control our minds. They have made it a crime to speak out for ourselves, and if we do so we’re called “conspiracy nuts” and we’re laughed at… We have to force these companies to operate safely and responsibly, and with all our best interests in mind.

In 2008, author and critic Vern (no last name) published Seagalogy, a work which examines Seagal’s filmography using the framework of auteur theory. The book divides Seagal’s filmography into different chronological “eras” with distinct thematic elements. The book was updated in 2012 to include more recent films and Seagal’s work on the reality TV show Steven Seagal: Lawman.

Other Ventures



Seagal live in 2007

In addition to acting and aikido, Seagal also plays the guitar. His songs have been featured in several of his movies, including Fire Down Below and Ticker. Among his “extensive” collection include guitars previously owned by “the Kings”; Albert, BB and Freddie, Bo Diddley, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix.

In 2005, he released his first album, Songs from the Crystal Cave, which has a mix of pop, world, country and blues music. It features duets with Tony Rebel, Lt. Stichie, Lady Saw, and Stevie Wonder. The soundtrack to Seagal’s 2005 film Into the Sun features several songs from the album. One of his album tracks, “Girl It’s Alright”, was also released as a single in parts of the world alongside an accompanying music video created for it. Seagal’s second album, titled Mojo Priest, was released in April 2006. Subsequently, he spent summer 2006 touring the United States and Europe with his band, Thunderbox, in support of the album.

Law enforcement work

Seagal has been a Reserve Deputy Chief in the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Sheriff’s Office. In the late 1980s after teaching the deputies martial arts, unarmed combat and marksmanship, proving that he is an expert in all of these skills longtime sheriff Harry Lee was so impressed he asked Seagal to join the force. Seagal owns a second home in Louisiana and spends several months there every year. According to the show, Seagal graduated from a police academy in Los Angeles over twenty years ago and has a certificate from Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST), an organization that accredits California police officers. However, POST officials in California and Louisiana have no record of Seagal being certified, and Seagal’s rank in Louisiana is ceremonial.

In November 2008, A&E announced that they had begun taping Steven Seagal: Lawman, which follows his work in the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. The series premiered on A&E on December 2, 2009. Seagal stated that “I’ve decided to work with A&E on this series now because I believe it’s important to show the nation all the positive work being accomplished here in Louisiana—to see the passion and commitment that comes from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in this post-Katrina environment.” The series premiere drew 3.6 million viewers, ranking as best season opener for any original A&E series ever.

On April 14, 2010, the series was suspended by Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand due to a sexual trafficking lawsuit filed against Seagal. The suit was later dropped. A&E resumed the show for the second season which began on October 6, 2010.

In February 2011, A&E announced that the series would begin production on Season 3 episodes, with a change of location from Louisiana to Maricopa County, Arizona. Two episodes were scheduled to be aired beginning on January 4, 2012. The episodes were announced by A&E, who created Facebook page for the series and listed in the TV guide. Shortly before the episodes were to be aired, the web and Facebook pages about the series were removed. A&E made no announcements about the sudden suspension of Season 3 or whether there would be a third season.

It was announced on May 16, 2013, that the third season would air on Reelz starting in January 2014. Episodes from the first two seasons began airing on June 6, 2013. Season 3 premiered on January 2, 2014.

Business Ventures

In 1997, a company called Young Living Essential Oils announced it was “working closely” with Seagal on a line of “therapeutic oil” products. The company claimed that Seagal had also allowed them to “use his Montana ranch as an additional site to grow [the] plants used to distill Young Living’s Essential Oils…” As of 2015, the company does not mention Seagal or any products co-created with him on its official website.

In 2005, Seagal Enterprises began to market an energy drink known as Steven Seagal’s Lightning Bolt, but it has since been discontinued.

Seagal has also marketed an aftershave called “Scent of Action,” and a range of knives and weapons.

In 2013, Seagal joined newly formed Russian firearms manufacturer ORSIS, representing the company in both a promotional capacity as well as lobbying for the easement of US import restrictions on Russian sporting firearms. It was also announced he would work with the company to develop a signature long range rifle known provisionally as “ORSIS by Steven Seagal”.

Personal Life

Seagal owns a dude ranch in Colorado and a home in the Mandeville Canyon section of Brentwood, a wealthy neighborhood in Los Angeles.


Seagal is a Buddhist. In February 1997, Lama Penor Rinpoche from Palyul monastery announced that Seagal was a tulku, and specifically the reincarnation of Chungdrag Dorje, a 17th-century terton (treasure revealer) of the Nyingma, the oldest sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Seagal’s recognition aroused controversy in the American Buddhist community, with Helen Tworkov commenting in Tricycle to doubt the extent of Seagal’s “spiritual wisdom” and to suggest that Seagal bought his Buddhahood by donations to Penor’s Kunzang Palyul Choling center. Penor Rinpoche responded to the controversy by saying that Seagal, although acting in violent movies, had not actually killed people, and that Seagal was merely recognized, whereas enthronement as a tulku would require first a “lengthy process of study and practice”.


Other than his American citizenship, Seagal was granted Serbian citizenship on 11 January 2016, following several visits to the country, and has been asked to train aikido to the Serbian Special Forces.

Seagal was granted Russian citizenship on 3 November 2016, according to government spokesman Dmitry Peskov, “He was asking quite insistently and over a lengthy period to be granted citizenship”.

Relationships and Family


Seagal introduces his wife, Elle, to Matthieu Ricard (January 2, 2008).

While in Japan, Seagal married his first wife, Miyako Fujitani, the daughter of an aikido instructor. With Fujitani, he had a son, actor and model Kentaro Seagal, and a daughter, writer and actress Ayako Fujitani. Seagal left Miyako to move back to the United States.

During this time he met actress and model Kelly LeBrock, with whom he began an affair that led to Fujitani granting him a divorce. Seagal was briefly married to actress Adrienne La Russa in 1984, but that marriage was annulled the same year over concerns that his divorce had not yet been finalized. LeBrock gave birth to her and Seagal’s daughter Annaliza in spring 1987. Seagal and LeBrock married in September 1987 and their son Dominic was born in June 1990. Their daughter Arissa was born in 1993. The following year, LeBrock filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences”.

Seagal is married to Erdenetuya Batsukh (Mongolian: Батсүхийн Эрдэнэтуяа), better known as “Elle”. They have one son together, Kunzang. Elle is from Mongolia. From an early age, Elle trained as a dancer at the Children’s Palace in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. After her graduation from high school and the Children’s Palace, she pursued a career as a professional dancer. She won a number of dancing contests and was considered the top female dancer in Mongolia; excelling at ballroom dancing in particular. Elle first met Seagal in 2001, where she worked as his interpreter during his visit to Mongolia.

Seagal has seven children from four relationships, and two grandchildren by his eldest son, Kentaro. In addition to his biological offspring, Seagal is the guardian of Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo, the only child of the 10th Panchen Lama of Tibet. When she studied in the United States, Seagal was her minder and bodyguard.

Allegations and Lawsuits

Sexual harassment and domestic violence

Early 1990s

In May, 1991 (during the filming of Out for Justice), Warner Brothers’ employees Raenne Malone, Nicole Selinger, and Christine Keeve accused Seagal of sexual harassment. In return for remaining silent, Malone and another women reportedly received around $50,000 each in an out of court settlement. Around the same time, at least four actresses claimed that Seagal had made sexual advances, typically during late-night “casting sessions.”

In another incident, Jenny McCarthy claimed that Seagal asked her to undress during an audition for Under Siege 2.

1995 lawsuit

In 1995, Seagal was charged with employment discrimination, sexual harassment and breach of contract. Cheryl Shuman filed a case against Seagal, accusing him of threatening and beating her during the filming of On Deadly Ground. In August, 1995, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hiroshi Fujisaki dismissed the case, calling the claims “repetitive and unintelligible”.

2010 lawsuit

On April 12, 2010, 23-year-old Kayden Nguyen filed a lawsuit against Seagal in a Los Angeles County Superior Court, specifying damages in excess of one million dollars. In her suit, Nguyen made a number of allegations against Seagal, including sexual harassment, the illegal trafficking of females for sex, failure to prevent sexual harassment, and wrongful termination. Seagal personally denied the allegations, yet he was forced to suspend his show, Steven Seagal: Lawman, while his attorneys attempted to resolve the case privately. On July 14, 2010, three months after Nguyen made her claims against Seagal, the case was voluntarily dismissed by the plaintiff without any public explanation.

2011 lawsuit

On August 30, 2011, Jesus Sanchez Llovera filed a lawsuit against Seagal over his part in a Maricopa county police raid with heavy weapons (notably including an Army surplus tank) of Llovera’s residence for suspicion of cockfighting. The incident was taped for Segal’s A&E reality show, Steven Seagal: Lawman. Llovera was seeking $100,000 for damages made during the raid and a letter of apology from Seagal to Llovera’s children for the death of their family pet. Llovera claimed that his 11-month-old puppy was shot and killed during the raid. Llovera failed to file court-ordered paperwork after his attorney withdrew from the case and the lawsuit was dismissed in January 2013.

Political Views and Activism

Seagal lent his voice as a narrator for an activist film project, Medicine Lake Video. The project seeks to protect sacred tribal ground near Seagal’s ranch in Siskiyou County. He also wrote an open letter to the leadership of Thailand in 2003, urging them to enact a law to prevent the torture of baby elephants.

In 1999, Seagal was awarded a PETA Humanitarian Award.


Seagal signing his Russian passport, November 2016

In a March 2014 interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Seagal described Vladimir Putin as “one of the great living world leaders”. He stated that he “would like to consider [Putin] as a brother”, and expressed support for the annexation of Crimea by Russia. In July, 2014, following calls for a boycott, Seagal was dropped from the lineup of the August Blues Festival in Haapsalu, Estonia. Estonian musician Tõnis Mägi, the minister of Foreign Affairs, Urmas Paet, and Parliament’s Foreign Affairs chairman, Marko Mihkelson, had all condemned inviting Seagal into the country, with Paet stating, “Steven Seagal has tried to actively participate in politics during the past few months and has done it in a way which is unacceptable to the majority of the world that respects democracy and the rule of law.” In August, 2014, Seagal appeared at a Night Wolves-organized show in Sevastopol, Crimea, supporting the Crimean annexation and depicting Ukraine as a country controlled by fascists. On November 3, Seagal was granted Russian citizenship by president Putin. His views on Ukraine and Russian citizenship caused Ukraine to ban him because he “commit
ted socially dangerous actions”.

Seagal spoke out against the protests during the United States national anthem by professional athletes, stating, “I believe in free speech, I believe that everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but I don’t agree that they should hold the United States of America or the world hostage by taking a venue where people are tuning in to watch a football game and imposing their political views.” He also expressed skepticism of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections.








Awards and Nominations



  • 2005: Songs from the Crystal Cave
  • 2006: Mojo Priest

Zhang You 张优


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Name: Zhang You 张优
Date of Birth: 8th April 1989
Origin: China
Height: 162 cm
Weight: 44 kg
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Zhang Wan You


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Liu Yi-Fei

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Liu Yifei (born 25 August 1987), birth name An Feng (安风), legal name Liu Ximeizi (刘茜美子), also known as Crystal Liu, is a Chinese actress, model and singer. Said to be one of the most beautiful Chinese actresses, Liu is widely known as “Fairy Sister” in the entertainment industry for her sweet and delicate image. In 2009, she was named as one of the New Four Dan Actresses in China.



Background Information

Liu Yifei

  • Chinese name: 劉亦菲 (traditional)
  • Chinese name: 刘亦菲 (simplified)
  • Pinyin: Liú Yìfēi (Mandarin)
  • Jyutping:Lau4 Jik6-fei1 (Cantonese)
  • Birth name: An Feng (安风)
  • Born: 25 August 1987 (age 30), Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • Other name(s):
    • Liu Ximeizi (刘茜美子),
    • Crystal Liu
  • Occupation: Actress, singer, model
  • Genre(s: Mandopop, Japanese pop
  • Instrument(s): Vocals, piano
  • Label(s):
    • Red Star Dock Brokerage Firm (2005-present, China)
    • William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (2008-2013, USA)
  • Years active: 2002-present
  • Parents:
    • An Shaokang (father)
    • Liu Xiaoli (mother)
    • Chen Jinfei (godfather)
  • Alma mater: Beijing Film Academy
  • Blood Type: B
  • Height: 169 cm
  • Weight: 48 kg

1 Early life
2 Career
2.1 2003–2006: Rising popularity
2.2 2008–2013: Transition to films
2.3 2014–present: International collaborations
3 Music career
4 Filmography
4.1 Film
4.2 Television
5 Discography
5.1 Albums
5.2 Singles
5.3 Soundtracks
6 Awards and nominations
6.1 TC Candler The 100 Most Beautiful Faces


Early Life

Liu was born in Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, Hubei and her birth name was “An Feng”. She is an only child. Her father is An Shaokang (安少康), a 1st Secretary in the Chinese Embassy in France and a French language university professor, while her mother is Liu Xiaoli (刘晓莉), a dancer and a stage performer. Her parents divorced when she was 10 years old and she was raised solely by her mother. That same year, she adopted her mother’s family name and changed her legal name to “Liu Ximeizi” and began modelling, along with training in singing, dancing and playing the piano. Her godfather is Chen Jinfei (陈金飞), the Chairman of Beijing Tongchan Investment Group (北京通产投资集团).

When she was 11 years old, Liu and her mother moved to New York City, where she attended Louis Pasteur Middle School 67. She returned to China in 2002 to pursue an acting career and adopted the stage name “Liu Yifei” (刘亦菲). Several weeks later, Liu was accepted into the Performance Institute of Beijing Film Academy at the age of 15, and graduated in 2006.


2003–2006: Rising Popularity

Immediately after her admittance into the Beijing Film Academy, Liu Yifei received offers to star in various television series. Her first television appearance was in The Story of a Noble Family (2003), based on Zhang Henshui’s novel of the same name. The series achieved the highest ratings on CCTV, and positive reviews from audience. The same year, she was chosen by Zhang Jizhong to play Wang Yuyan in Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, an adaptation of Louis Cha’s novel of the same title. The series was broadcast in Taiwan and achieved a rating of 5.69, becoming the highest-rated mainland drama in Taiwan. Liu’s role as the beautiful Wang Yuyan earned her the nickname of “Fairy Sister” by the media and fans.

Liu then starred in Chinese Paladin (2005), adapted from the action RPG The Legend of Sword and Fairy. The drama achieved extremely high ratings of 2.7, and solidified her popularity in China.

Liu was cast as the female protagonist Xiaolongnü in The Return of the Condor Heroes, based on Louis Cha’s novel of the same title. Liu’s casting was backed by Cha himself, who felt that she had all the necessary qualities to portray the young and innocent female protagonist. After the drama aired, Liu gained acclaim for performance. The same year, she was chosen as the “Golden Eagle Goddess” at the 6th China Golden Eagle TV Art Festival.

2008–2013: Transition to Films

After achieving success in television, Liu then ventured onto the big screen. In 2008, she starred in her first Hollywood production The Forbidden Kingdom. She played Golden Sparrow, an orphan seeking revenge against her parents’ killer. Thereafter, she starred in romantic-comedy Love in Disguise (2010) opposite Taiwanese singer-actor Wang Leehom and Wilson Yip’s A Chinese Ghost Story (2011) with Louis Koo.

She then starred in White Vengeance (2011), a historical epic based on the well-known legend of Liu Bang and Xiang Yu of the Qin Dynasty. The same year, she was cast as Wu Qing (Emotionless) in Gordon Chan’s wuxia film The Four, adapted from Woon Swee Oan’s novel series The Four Great Constables.

Liu won her first major acting award in her 11-year career, the Best Actress award at the 5th Macau International Movie Festival, for her role as Lingju in The Assassins (2012).

2014–present: International Collaborations

Liu collaborated with Korean actor-singer Rain for the 2014 film For Love or Money, based on Hong Kong novelist Amy Cheung’s 2006 novel of the same name. Though it did reasonably well at the box office, the film was criticized for its storyline and production. She then starred in the American-Chinese action film Outcast (2014) directed by Nick Powell, alongside Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen.

Liu starred in another Chinese-South Korean co-production, The Third Way of Love (2015), a romance melodrama co-starring Song Seung-heon. Her performance in the film led to her win for the Most Anticipated Actress award at the 16th Chinese Film Media Awards. The same year, she was named the first Chinese ambassador of Dior Prestige and became the global ambassador of Tissot.

Liu then starred in Night Peacock (2016), a Chinese-France co-production directed by Dai Sijie. The film was awarded first prize under the Special Chinese Film category at the 40th Montreal World Film Festival, and Liu was nominated as Best Actress. She then starred alongside Kris Wu in romance film Never Gone.

In 2017, Liu starred alongside Yang Yang in romantic fantasy film Once Upon a Time by award-winning director Anthony LaMolinara and Zhao Xiaoding. She also starred in the historical film The Chinese Widow directed by Bille August. The film premiered at the Shanghai International Film Festival as the opening film, and Liu was nominated as Best Actress.

Liu has been cast alongside Samuel L. Jackson in the American-Chinese science fiction film Inversion, directed by Peter Segal.

Music Career

Liu Yifei signed with Sony Music Entertainment Japan in 2005. She released her first Japanese single “Mayonaka no Door” with Sony Music on July 19, 2006. Her debut album Liu Yifei was released the next month in various parts of Asia such as mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and throughout Southeast Asia, featuring a diverse music repertoire including rap and soft rock. In the same year, Liu also released her Japanese album in which the single, “Mayonaka no Doa” was chosen to be the theme for an animation series Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z by Tokyo TV.



Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2004 Love of May 五月之恋 Zhao Xuan  
  The Love Winner 喜歡你喜歡我 Jin Qiaoli  
2006 Abao’s Story 阿宝的故事 Xixi Cameo
2008 The Forbidden Kingdom 功夫之王 Golden Sparrow  
2010 Love in Disguise 恋爱通告 Song Xiaoqing  
2011 A Chinese Fairy Tale 倩女幽魂 Nie Xiaoqian  
  White Vengeance 鸿门宴 Consort Yu  
2012 The Four 四大名捕 Wu Qing  
  The Assassins 铜雀台 Lingju / Diaochan  
2013 The Four II 四大名捕2 Wu Qing  
2014 The Four III 四大名捕3 Wu Qing  
  For Love or Money 露水红颜 Xing Lu  
2015 Outcast 白幽灵传奇之绝命逃亡 Zhao Lian  
  The Third Way of Love 第三種愛情 Zou Yu  
2016 Night Peacock 夜孔雀 Elsa  
  So Young 2: Never Gone 原来你还在这里 Su Yunjin  
2017 The Chinese Widow 烽火芳菲 Ying  
  Once Upon a Time 三生三世十里桃花 Bai Qian / Su Su / Si Yin  
  Hanson and the Beast 二代妖精 Bai Xianchu  
2018 Inversion 重力反转 Chinese physicist

Love of MayOnce Upon a Time 2017 film


Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2003 The Story of a Noble Family 金粉世家 Bai Xiuzhu  
  Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils 天龙八部 Wang Yuyan  
2005 Chinese Paladin 仙剑奇侠传 Zhao Ling’er  
Doukou Nianhua 豆蔻年华 Teacher Xiao Zhao  
2006 The Return of the Condor Heroes 神鵰俠侶 Xiaolongnü  

The Story of a Noble FamilyThe Return of the Condor Heroes 2006 TV series



Album information Track list Notes
Title: Liu Yifei 1. 泡芙女孩 Chinese album
Label: Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Hong Kong) Limited 2. 就要我滋味  
Release date: 31 August 2006 3. 心悸  
  4. 幸运草  
  5. 放飞美丽  
  6. 世界的秘密  
  7. 一克拉的眼泪  
  8. 做你的秒钟  
  9. 毛毛雨  
  10. 爱的延长赛  
Title: All My Words 1. 真夜中のドア Japanese album
Label: Sony Music Entertainment Japan 2. 恋する週末  
Release date: 6 September 2006 3. HAPPINESS  
  4. 愛のミナモト  
  5. どこまでも ひろがる空に向かって  
  6. テノヒラノカナタ  
  7. My sunshiny day  
  8. 世界の秘密  
  9. CLOSE TO ME  
  10. 月の夜  
  11. スピード  
  12. Pieces of my words ~言の花~  


Album information Track list Notes
Title: Mayonaka no door 1. 真夜中のドア Japanese album
Label: Sony Music Entertainment Japan 2. brightly  
Release date: 19 July 2006 3. 真夜中のドア (Instrumental)  
  4. brightly (Instrumental)  


Year Title Chinese Title Album Notes
2011 “Lan Ruo’s Lyrics” 兰若词 N/A theme song for video game A Chinese Ghost Story Online
  “Song of Chu” 楚歌 White Vengeance OST with Feng Shaofeng
2012 “Dreams Won’t Die” 梦不死 The Four OST with Deng Chao, Ronald Cheng & Collin Chou
  “Waiting For Snow” 等雪来 The Assassins OST with Chow Yun-fat
2013 “Giving Up” 放下 The Four II OST  
2016 “Still Here” 还在这里 Never Gone OST with Reno Wang

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2008 6th China Golden Eagle TV Art Festival Golden Eagle Goddess   Won
2012 22nd Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers Awards Most Charismatic Actress A Chinese Fairy Tale Won
2013 5th Macau International Movie Festival Best Actress The Assassins Won
2016 40th Montreal World Film Festival Best Actress Night Peacock Nominated
  16th Chinese Film Media Awards Most Anticipated Actress The Third Way of Love Won
  13th Guangzhou College Student Film Festival Most Popular Actress Night Peacock, Never Gone Won
2017 20th Shanghai International Film Festival Best Actress The Chinese Widow Nominated

TC Candler The 100 Most Beautiful Faces

Year Ranking
2013 50
2014 61
2015 77
2016 79



Liu Yan

Liu Yan 57Liu Yan (Actress)

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Background Information

  • Native name: 柳岩
  • Born: 8 November 1980 (age 36)
  • Hengyang, Hunan
  • Alma mater:
    • Hunan Normal University
    • Communication University of China
  • Occupation: Actress, hostess, singer
  • Years active: 1999 – present
  • Agent:
    • Enlight Media
    • Notable work Mural
    • Marrying Mr. Perfect
    • The Legend of Yang Guifei
  • Television: Guangdong Television
  • Traditional Chinese: 柳巖
  • Simplified Chinese: 柳岩
  • Transcriptions
    • Standard Mandarin
    • Hanyu Pinyin Liǔ Yán

This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu.

Liu Yan (born 8 November 1980), also known as Ada Liu, is a Chinese actress, hostess and singer. She won the “Best New Artist” at the 2nd Top Chinese Music Awards and the “Best Promising Host” at the 3rd Zongyi Award, in 2010 the Most Influencing Host of China named she on their list of the 10 Greatest hosts in Television.

Liu is noted for her roles as Dai Yiyi and Jiajia in Badges of Fury (2013) and The Incredible Truth (2013) respectively.

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1 Life
1.1 Early life
1.2 Hosting career
1.3 Acting career
2 Works
2.1 Discography
2.2 Film
2.3 Television
3 Awards
4 References
5 External links

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Early Life

Liu was born in Hengyang, Hunan on November 8, 1980, with her ancestral home in Wuhu, Anhui, she was raised in Guangzhou, Guangdong, she is the youngest of two children, she has an elder brother.

Liu became the student in charge of entertainment in her class when she was a pupil. Liu enrolled at Hunan Normal University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Chinese literature.

Hosting Career

Liu joined Guangdong Television to host television in 1999, at the same year, she entered Communication University of China.

In March 2000, Liu hosted Financial Report and Green News in Southern Television Guangdong. From 2001 to 2002, she hosted Walking in Guangzhou.

In November 2002, Liu joined Hunan Public Channel and hosted Public News.

In 2004, Liu returned to Guangzhou, she hosted Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao in Guangdong Television.

In December 2005, Liu joined Enlight Media.

Acting Career

Ada Liu and Peng Yu were filming the comedy television series A First Forward in Changsha, Hunan, China.
Liu had her first experience in front of the camera in 2008, and she was chosen to act as a support actor in Painted Skin, a film starring Zhao Wei, Chen Kun and Zhou Xun.

In 2009, Liu acted in the historical television series The Legend of Yang Guifei directed by You Xiaogang, playing the role of Empress Zhang.

Liu had a minor role as Yun Mei in Mural (2011), which starred Deng Chao as Zhu Xiaolian, it were highly praised by audience. She also played minor role in Love Keeps Going, a romantic comedy television series starring Mike He and Cyndi Wang.

In 2012, Liu acted with Tang Guoqiang and Zhang Zhiyao in the historical television series Full Moon Scimitar, which adapted from Taiwanese novelist Gu Long’s wuxia novel of the same title. She participated in Wong Jing’s affectional film Marry Mr.Prefect, which starring Ronald Cheng and Gigi Leung.

In 2013, Liu filmed in The Four 2, a wuxia film starring Liu Yifei, Wu Xiubo and Dengchao. After playing minor roles in various films and television series, Liu then acted bigger roles in Badges of Fury, The Incredible Truth, Jian Bing Man and I Belonged to You, which enjoyed commercial box office success in China and she quickly rose to prominence.

In 2016, Liu reunited with fellow I Belonged to You cast Yang Yang in xianxia drama Martial Universe.

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Yanse (《岩色》), Ada Liu’s debut studio album, it was released on November 2, 2009.
Mr. Perfect (Official Male Version of the god) (《男神 官方版》) Released October 26, 2014.


Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2008 Painted Skin 《画皮》 guest  
2009 Mar’s Baby 《火星宝贝之火星没事》 guest  
2011 Mural 《画壁》 Yun Mei  
2012   《灰机灰机》 Xiaomei  
  The Zodiac Mystery 《十二星座离奇事件》 Cui Miao  
  Crying and Laughing 《哭笑不得》 Lili  
  The Next 11 Days 《冰雪11天》 A police’s wife  
  Marrying Mr. Perfect 《嫁个100分男人》 Anji Li’na  
2013 The Four II 《四大名捕2》 Ru Yan  
  Badges of Fury 《不二神探》 Dai Yiyi  
  The Incredible Truth 《人间蒸发》 Jiajia  
    《把乐带回家2013》 guest  
2014 The Four III 《四大名捕3》 Ru Yan  
2015 An Inspector Calls 《神探駕到》    
  Jian Bing Man 《煎饼侠》 herself  
2016 The Family Running Forward      
  I Belonged to You 《从你的全世界路过》 Yan Zi  
2017 Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2009 《鹰与枭》 Huang Zemin
The Legend of Yang Guifei 《杨贵妃秘史》 Empress Zhang
2010 Harmony Brings Wealth 2 《家和万事兴之幸福的味道》 Yuanyuan
2011 Love Keeps Going 《爱上查美乐》 Chu Shaoyin
2012 Diors Man 《屌丝男士》
Full Moon Scimitar 《新圆月弯刀》 Qin Keqing
《风雨劈柴院》 Qi Juan
Women on the Breadfruit Tree 《面包树上的女人》 Anna Fei
My Mother-in-law’s Happy Life 《岳母的幸福生活》 Shen Zi
Seven Brothers 《香瓜七兄弟》 Nurse Liu
2013 Let’s Get Married 《咱们结婚吧》 Lan Weiwei
《养儿防老》 Hao Feifei
2017 Martial Universe 武动乾坤 Mu Qianqian Buddies in India
《大闹天竺》 Wu Jing  
  The Thousand Faces of Dunjia 《奇门遁甲》    
  Legend of the Ancient Sword 《古剑奇谭之流月昭明》 Cang Ming  


Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2009   《鹰与枭》 Huang Zemin  
  The Legend of Yang Guifei 《杨贵妃秘史》 Empress Zhang  
2010 Harmony Brings Wealth 2 《家和万事兴之幸福的味道》 Yuanyuan  
2011 Love Keeps Going 《爱上查美乐》 Chu Shaoyin  
2012 Diors Man 《屌丝男士》    
  Full Moon Scimitar 《新圆月弯刀》 Qin Keqing  
    《风雨劈柴院》 Qi Juan  
  Women on the Breadfruit Tree 《面包树上的女人》 Anna Fei  
  My Mother-in-law’s Happy Life 《岳母的幸福生活》 Shen Zi  
  Seven Brothers 《香瓜七兄弟》 Nurse Liu  
2013 Let’s Get Married 《咱们结婚吧》 Lan Weiwei  
    《养儿防老》 Hao Feifei  
2017 Martial Universe 武动乾坤 Mu Qianqian  


Year Work Award Result Notes
2009   2nd Top Chinese Music Award for Best New Artist Won  
2010   3rd Zongyi Award for Best Promising Host Won  
    3rd Top-ten of the Most Influencing Host of China Won  
2015 None World’s Most Beautiful faces #89 (out of 100) New Entry




Lin Chi-ling

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lin.


Background Information

  • Lin Chi-ling
  • 林志玲
  • Chiling Lin in NTUST.jpg
  • Lin in 2008
  • Born 29 November 1974 (age 42)
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Occupation Actress, model, television host
  • Modeling information
    • Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
    • Hair color Black
    • Eye color Brown
  • Agency Catwalk Production House (2000-2012)
    • ChilingLin Studio (2017-present)
    • Avex Management (Japan)
    • Lin Chi-ling
    • Chinese 林志玲
  • Transcriptions
  • Lin Chi-ling
    • Chinese 林志玲
  • Transcriptions
  • Standard Mandarin
    • Hanyu Pinyin Lín Zhìlíng
    • Wade–Giles Lin Chi-ling
  • Southern Min
    • Hokkien POJ Lím Jî-Léng


Lin Chi-ling(born 29 November 1974) is a Taiwanese actress, model and television host.


1 Early life
2 Career
2.1 Modeling
2.2 Television
2.3 Film
3 Earnings
4 Filmography
5 Discography
5.1 Singles
6 Awards




Early Life

Lin’s father, Lin Fan-nan (Chinese: 林繁男), and her mother, Wu Tzu-mei (Chinese: 吳慈美), are both from Tainan, in southern Taiwan. Following their marriage, they moved to Taipei where Lin and her elder brother Lin Chi-hong (Chinese: 林志鴻) were born. Lin attended Taipei Municipal Zhongzheng Junior High School and at the age of 15 was discovered by model talent scout Lin Chien-huan (Chinese: 林健寰). She later attended Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Canada, then attended the University of Toronto until 1997, when she completed bachelor degree, double-majoring in Western art history and economics.

After graduating from university, Lin returned to Taiwan. She intended to pursue a career in fine art and sought a position at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, but was turned away because she lacked a postgraduate degree in the field. Lin continued to model part-time before leaving the industry and working as an administrative assistant for the Fubon Cultural and Educational Foundation. In 2000, Lin left Fubon and spent three months studying in Japan, then returned to Taiwan and modeling, with Catwalk Production House.



In 2002, Lin was invited to model in a television advertisement in Hong Kong. The advertisement received attention and discussion on the internet, and interest in Lin began to grow. The following year, noted television producer Ge Hongfu offered Lin a position as hostess of a fashion program on Shanghai Oriental Television. In 2004, Lin starred in a broad series of advertisements in Taiwan that included big giant building-size posters, billboards, and television commercials. Almost overnight, Lin skyrocketed to national fame and became an instant celebrity model. Her rise to fame initiated a Taiwanese craze for supermodels, an effect commentators named “The Lin Chi-ling Phenomenon” (Chinese: 林志玲現象; pinyin: Lín Zhìlínɡ xiànxiànɡ).



Lin’s popularity grew throughout the rest of 2004, as she began modeling in Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese advertisements, and continued when she began doing Japanese advertisements in 2005. From 2004 to 2006, Lin served as Taiwan’s goodwill ambassador to the Japan Tourism Association. One of the unintended results of Lin Chi-ling phenomenon is that due to Lin’s popularity among her Chinese fans, some Japanese pornographic actresses resembling Lin have become more famous and more popular among Chinese fans than their native homeland Japan, and received nicknames given by their China fans in association with Lin Chi-ling, such as in the case of Yui Hatano, who is frequently referred by Chinese fans as AV Lin Chi-ling, and Nozomi Aso (麻生希/あそう のぞみ), who is frequently referred by Chinese fans as AV little Lin Chin-ling. On 8 August 2005, Lin was in Dalian, China, shooting an advertisement for Procter & Gamble home products when she fell from the back of a horse she was riding and was inadvertently trampled. Workers rushed Lin to a nearby hospital where doctors discovered that she had suffered six broken ribs, a punctured left lung, and an accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity. Lin underwent four months of treatment and therapy, and announced in November 2005 that she had completely recovered.



At the LG New Chocolate Phone launching event in Hong Kong on 4 November 2009
Lin has had numerous roles in television over her time as a model, being the host of TVBS-G LA Mode News, TVBS-G Fashion Track, the Golden Melody Awards and the Top Chinese Music Chart Awards in 2005.

Lin starred as one of the three female leads in the 2010 Fuji TV Japanese television drama Tsuki no Koibito. The male lead is popular actor Takuya Kimura.


Lin has made her film début role in a historical epic directed by John Woo entitled Red Cliff. Playing the role of Xiaoqiao, it was her first time acting. In 2009, she starred together with Jay Chou in the action-adventure film The Treasure Hunter.


As of 2006, Lin has served as an official spokesperson for both China Airlines and Longines.

Taiwanese media reported Lin as #1 model in the “Richest Celebrities [in Taiwan]” list in 2007, with estimated earnings of TWD$60,000,000 (≈ AU$2,100,000 ≈ CA$1,900,000 ≈ UK£906,000 ≈ US$1,900,000), in which Jay Chou appeared as #1 male singer (with over TWD$100,000,000) and Jolin Tsai appeared as #1 female singer (with nearly TWD$100,000,000).

Hong Kong press reported she was 2009’s #1 highest-paid model in the Greater China region, followed by Chinese Jennifer Du (#2), Hong Kong’s Gaile Lai (#3) and Lynn Hung (#4). She has continuously ranked #1 on Taiwan’s “Highest-earning models” list since 2004. Her earnings was estimated to be TWD$160,000,000 (≈ AU$5,400,000 ≈ CA$5,400,000 ≈ UK£3,370,000 ≈ US$5,320,000) in 2010, which consisted of those from advertisements (TWD$120,000,000) and various such as TV-series appearance in Japan (TWD$40,000,000), and TWD$200,000,000 (≈ AU$6,600,000 ≈ CA$6,800,000 ≈ UK£4,240,000 ≈ US$6,600,000) in 2011.

In the same year, she established a charity fund Chiling Charity Foundation (財団法人台北市志玲姐姐慈善基金会), which supports child welfare.


Year English title Original title Role Notes
2008 Red Cliff: Part 1 赤壁 Xiao Qiao  
2009 Red Cliff: Part 2 赤壁 Xiao Qiao Both parts also released as a single 2½ hour trimmed-down version in 2009
  The Magic Aster 馬蘭花 Da Lan Voice acting
  The Treasure Hunter 刺陵 Lan Ting  
2010 Moon Lovers 月の恋人 Liu Xiu Mei Japan TV Series
  Welcome to Shama Town 決戰刹馬鎮 Chun Niang  
2011 Love on Credit 幸福額度 Xiao Hong and Xiao Qing  
2012 Sweetheart Chocolate 甜心巧克力    
2013 Say Yes! 101次求婚 Ye Xun  
  Switch 富春山居圖 Lisa  
2014 Who is Undercover 王牌    
2015 Beijing, New York 北京,紐約 Jasmine  
  Monk Comes Down the Mountain 道士下山 Yu Zhen  
2017 This Is Not What I Expected 喜歡·你 Private chef  
  Didi’s Dream 吃吃的愛 Shangguan Lingling  
2018 The Monkey King 3 西遊記·女兒國 River God  



  • “Fly Away” (2009) – written by Jay Chou and Lin Chi-ling
  • “The Power of Beauty” (2010)
  • “Me and The Moon” (2015)


  • “International Artist Credibility Award”, 2nd International Television Commercial Arts Festival in 2006
  • “Hong Kong Style Icons”, Hong Kong Trade Development Council in 2006
  • “Top Ten China Beauty”, 5th International Beauty Week in 2006
  • “Best Fashion Icon at the 2nd Entertainment Award at Beijing in 2007
  • “Most popular New Actress”, Baidu Award in 2008
  • “Best New Actress”, Sina Award in 2008
  • “Best Asia Star Award”, Asia Model Festival awards at Korea in 2009
  • “Most Influential Charity Icon”, Charity Star Award in 2009

Fan Bingbing

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Fan.

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Background information

Chinese name 范冰冰
Pinyin Fàn Bīngbīng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Faan6 Bing1-bing1 (Cantonese)
Ethnicity Han Chinese
Born 16 September 1981 (age 36)
  Qingdao, Shandong, China
Occupation Actress, singer, producer
Genre(s) Mandopop
Label(s) Fan Bingbing Studio
  Creative Artists Agency
Years active 1996–present
Parents Fan Tao (father)
  Zhang Chuanmei (mother)
Ancestry Qingdao, Shandong, China

Fan Bingbing (born 16 September 1981) is a Chinese actress, television producer and pop singer.

Fan rose to fame in East Asia in 1998–1999 with the TV series My Fair Princess. In 2003, she starred in Cell Phone, which became the highest-grossing Chinese film of the year, and received critical acclaim at the Hundred Flowers Awards. She has starred in many films, most notably Lost in Beijing (2007), Buddha Mountain (2011), Double Xposure (2012) and I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016), where she received awards from prestigious award ceremonies such as the Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards, Tokyo International Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival and Asian Film Awards. Fan has participated in many foreign-language films, such as the French film Stretch (2011), the Korean film My Way (2011) and the Hollywood blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

Fan topped the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017 after ranking in the top 10 every year since 2006. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world and has been called a global fashion icon due to her frequent appearances on the red carpet, movie premieres, and fashion shows.

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1 Career
  1.1 1996–1999
  1.3 2007–2010
  1.4 2011–2014
  1.5 2015–Present
2 Personal life
3 Philanthropy
4 Fashion
5 Filmography
  5.1 Film
  5.2 Television
6 Discography
  6.1 Just Begun
  6.2 Singles
7 Awards and Nominations



Fan was born in Qingdao and was raised in Yantai. She graduated from Shanghai Xie Jin Film and Television Art College and Shanghai Theatre Academy.

Fan debuted in the television series Powerful Woman and played minor roles for two years, before she rose to stardom in 1999 for her supporting role as Jin Suo in the first two seasons of the Chinese television series My Fair Princess, which were adapted from Taiwanese writer Chiung Yao’s story. She had been recommended by Taiwanese actress Leanne Liu to join the cast. The comedic period drama enjoyed widespread success in Asia, propelling Fan to become a household name in the region. After that, Fan signed an eight-year contract with Chiung Yao’s company, which produced My Fair Princess. However, as the company had yet to establish any branches in mainland China, many mainland Chinese television advertising firms had to make calls to Taiwan for negotiations, resulting in a waste of time and effort. When Fan and her mother wanted to end the contract, Chiung Yao’s company asked for ¥1 million in compensation, but eventually the court ordered Fan to pay ¥200,000 because the contract was illegal due to her age.


In 2000, Fan joined a company owned by Wang Jinghua, an artists manager in mainland China. At the end of 2000, Wang became the general manager of Huayi Brothers, and Fan followed Wang and signed a six-year contract with Huayi. During her time with Huayi, Fan starred in many television series, such as Young Justice Bao II (2001), Red Poppies (2002), adapted from the Mao Dun Literature Prize novel, and The Proud Twins (2005), adapted from Gu Long’s novel Juedai Shuangjiao. From 1999 to 2002, Fan acted in a total of 17 TV series.

Fan also acted in many films. In 2003, she starred in Feng Xiaogang’s Cell Phone, which became the highest-grossing film of the year in China. Fan won a Best Actress Award at the 27th Hundred Flowers Awards, a Best Supporting Actress nomination from the 24th Golden Rooster Awards and an Outstanding New Actress nomination at the 10th Huabiao Awards. She also appeared in The Lion Roars (2002), The Twins Effect II (2004), A Chinese Tall Story (2005), and A Battle of Wits (2006). She received a Golden Bauhinia Awards nomination for her role in A Battle of Wits.

Fan released her first album, Just Begun in 2005. She worked with music producers and composers in order to incorporate a wide variety of genres into the album. In 2006, Forbes China gave its most prized award, the Star of the Year, to Fan for her popularity, high press coverage, and website hits throughout that year.

Regarding her six-year cooperation with Huayi Brothers, Fan said,

Huayi gave me a lot of opportunities. It has a very good team and the spirit of cooperation. I also tried my best. The six years really are a non-stop time. In the company, everyone calls me Astro Boy. I did the most works, and I am the person who able to endure the most hardship. I am 25 years old now, from 25 years old to 30 years old, I think that whatever life will experience or career will confront, the period is a very important juncture, or a crossroad for me, and I do not want to be too hasty to make any decisions.


Fan left Huayi Brothers in February 2007 and started her own studio, Fan Bingbing Studio. She starred in eight films in 2007, winning the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 44th Golden Horse Film Awards for her role in The Matrimony. She also won the Best Actress Award at the 4th Eurasia International Film Festival for her role in the film Lost in Beijing.

In 2008, Fan started an arts school in Huairou, Beijing, and served as its principal, but the school was actually run by her parents. She also became the leader of the acting team of West Movie Group’s arts centre. That year, her studio made its first television production, Rouge Snow (2008), adapted from the novel of the same name. Fan played the starring role in the production, portraying a poor girl who fights for freedom against fate after being sold to a wealthy and influential clan.

In 2009, her studio produced The Last Night of Madam Chin, a story about a beautiful dancer’s legendary life, adapted from the novel of the same name by Bai Xianyong. That year, Fan starred in Shinjuku Incident and was praised by critics for her performance. She also challenged her first comedy role in Sophie’s Revenge alongside Zhang Ziyi. Fan featured in Bodyguards and Assassins, which earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

In 2010, Fan starred in Chen Kaige’s historical epic, Sacrifice. Fan said that she chose the role as she was moved by Princess Zhuang Ji’s great courage and a very fierce maternal love. On 24 October, Buddha Mountain starring Fan premiered at the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival, and earned her the Best Actress Award. In April 2010, Fan was ranked first on the “50 Most Beautiful People in China” list by the newspaper Beijing News.



Fan Bingbing at the Southeast Asia Premiere for X-Men: Days of Future Past, 14 May 2014, Singapore

In 2011, Fan starred in the martial arts film Shaolin alongside Andy Lau and Jackie Chan and The Founding of a Party, which was released to mark the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China. The same year, she participated in French film Stretch with Nicolas Cazalé and David Carradine, as well as South Korean production My Way. In May, she appeared at the 64th Cannes Film Festival to promote My Way together with director Kang Je-gyu and actors Jang Dong-gun and Joe Odagiri. In October, she became a member of the International Competition Jury of 24th Tokyo International Film Festival.

For the first half of 2012, Fan attended many fashion shows in Paris. On 16 May, she attended the opening ceremony of the 65th Cannes Film Festival as the only East Asian global spokesperson on behalf of L’Oreal Paris. Forbes ranked Fan third on the 2012 Forbes China Celebrity 100 List based on her success in that year.

On 17 July, she appeared at the first press conference to promote the film Double Xposure, which was released in China on 29 September. In this film, she portrays a girl who, after suffering trauma during childhood, experiences visual hallucinations after witnessing her father kill her mother. Most film critics gave high praise to Fan’s performance, and she won the Huading Awards for Best Actress. The film was a financial success, with a domestic gross of more than ¥100 million, which broke the box office record for a domestic art film in China. On 12 December, Fan appeared in Lost in Thailand, in which she did an unpaid cameo so as to “help” her first-time filmmaker friend, Xu Zheng. The film broke the box office record for Chinese films in China to become one of the highest-grossing Chinese films of all time.

In 2013, Fan appeared as Dr. Wu’s assistant, Wu Jiaqi, in the mainland Chinese version of Iron Man 3, which was released on 1 May. Commenting on her role, Fan said, “People familiar with me know that I am willing to help friends. The production of Iron Man 3 asked me whether I had time to shoot for half-day to help, so I went. … Helping friends makes me feel at ease.” The same year, she starred alongside Aarif Rahman in the romantic comedy One Night Surprise, which aired on Chinese Valentine’s Day. The low-budget film became a commercial success and received positive reviews.

Fan topped the 2013 Forbes China Celebrity 100 List. She became the first Asian celebrity ambassador for the Champagne House Moët & Chandon, and also the brand ambassador for Chopard. On 18 May, Fan was honoured as the International Artist of the Year in Cannes by The Hollywood Reporter. On 9 December, the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group’s B2C business Taobao announced that Fan topped the list of the most valuable celebrities for boosting online business and said that Fan influenced approximately US$74 million in sales on its ecommerce website. On 22 December, Fan received the Best Actress Award and the Hottest Figure Award at the Baidu Hot Ceremony.

In 2014, Fan portrayed the mutant Blink (Clarice Ferguson) in the American superhero film X-Men: Days of Future Past. She also announced that she has a four-film contract with 20th Century Fox. The film was released globally and resulted in increased international fame and recognition for Fan. On 31 May, Barbie announced the launch of the Fan Bingbing Celebrity Specialty doll in Shanghai. Fan became the first actress from China to be invited to join the Barbie global celebrity Hall of Fame. Louis Vuitton also chose Fan as the first Asian actress to be provided with a specially tailored dress for their red carpet.

Fan returned to television after a 6-year hiatus in The Empress of China, the third television production by Fan Bingbing Studio. Boasting a total budget of over ¥300 million (roughly US$49.53 million), it is believed to be the among most expensive TV series in Chinese history. In the series, Fan portrays the titular character Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in Chinese history. The 82-episode TV series was broadcast on Hunan Television from 21 December 2014 to 5 February 2015, and recorded the highest ratings for the year. The same year, she starred in wuxia fantasy film The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom.


In 2015, Fan joined the CCTV variety show as a judge in Amazing Chinese and as a contestant in the reality television show Challenger’s Alliance. She starred in Ever Since We Love, her fourth collaboration with director Li Yu. Fan won the Best Actress award at the 1st Berlin Chinese Film Festival for her role in the film. Fan also starred in Lady of the Dynasty, where she plays Yang Guifei. She was ranked 4th on Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Actresses list for 2015.

In 2016, Fan featured in Skiptrace alongside Jackie Chan and American actor Johnny Knoxville, which won her the Best Supporting Actress award at the 1st Golden Screen Awards. Fan starred in Guo Jingming’s L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties. The film, which was released on 30 September, is China’s first computer-animated motion film. On 24 September, Fan won the Silver Shell for Best Actress at the 64th San Sebastián International Film Festival and Award for Best Actress at 11th Asian Film Award for her performance in I Am Not Madame Bovary directed by Feng Xiaogang.

In 2017, Fan was listed on Time 100 list of Most Influential People of 2017. In April 2017, Fan was announced to serve in the 70th Cannes Film Festival jury.

Personal Life

On 29 May 2015, it was announced on Li Chen’s social media that he and Fan Bingbing were dating. On 16 September 2017, the couple got engaged when Li Chen proposed to Fan Bingbing at her birthday party.


“Looking back at how more and more children have been helped, it feels a bit like writing a diary – one page a day does not feel like much but after some time you hold it and, wow, you realise that it is already very thick. I think this is the feeling of achievement.”
—Fan talks about Heart Ali in an interview with Financial Times, September 20, 2013

Heart Ali, a project started by Fan and Chen Lizhi (the general manager of Beijing Maxtimes Culture Development Co.Ltd), is aimed at helping children suffering from congenital heart disease in Ngari Prefecture in Tibet. Fan has visited them several times with medical teams to identify children in need of treatment. After identification, the children and their parents are brought in groups to Beijing or Shanghai for surgery.

The first screening was held on 8 August 2010, when Fan and several others from Beijing went to Ngari to screen children with congenital heart disease. They diagnosed 267 children with congenital heart disease. The second screening was In June 2011. A volunteer group, convened by Fan Bingbing Studio and Chen Lizhi, including members from Fan’s studio, two doctors from Tsinghua University First Affiliated Hospital Heart Diseases Center and nine other volunteers, carrying portable echocardiography equipment, went to Ngari to diagnose children with congenital heart disease. This time, the group screened 336 children and diagnosed 78 cases of congenital heart disease. The third screening was on 5 April 2012. Fan Bingbing Studio members, Chen Lizhi, two doctors from Tsinghua University First Affiliated Hospital, two doctors of the Shanghai Yodak Cardio-thoracic Hospital and some other volunteers, went to Ngari to screen the children with congenital heart disease. In 12 days, volunteers screened almost 10,000 children and diagnosed more than 160 cases of congenital heart disease. Since August 2010, more than 200 children with congenital heart disease have received medical treatment in Beijing and Shanghai.


On 13 May 2010, Fan wore a “Dragon Robe” on the red carpet of the 63rd Cannes Film Festival. The dress, co-designed by Chinese designer Laurence Hsu and Fan herself, features two leaping dragons and crashing waves on the hem, in the bright yellow colour that was exclusively used by emperors in ancient China. The dress was collected by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London on 12 March 2012. Laurence Hsu announced that the dress shown at the museum is a modified version of the original, which was bought by Madame Tussauds.

On 11 May 2011, Fan, wearing a crane dress, appeared on the red carpet at the opening ceremony of the 64th Cannes Film Festival. The dress was auctioned off by Fan herself for about a million RMB for her charity project, Heart Ali, on 27 April 2012.

On the red carpet of the opening ceremony of the 65th Cannes Film Festival, Fan wore an elegant pale strapless gown designed by her friend Christopher Bu, decorated with bright floral designs and stories about the Four Beauties of ancient China. Inspired by a porcelain vase, the ancient vibe of her dress was complemented by her hairstyle, which made her look like a young maiden in the Tang dynasty.

Due to these appearances in Cannes, Fan has attracted notable media attention. In recent years, Fan received various invitations from fashion brands such as Valentino Garavani, Giorgio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo Italia S.p.A., Atelier Versace, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton, to attend fashion shows in Paris, Beijing and Shanghai. On 3 July 2012, she closed the Stéphane Rolland Couture show in Paris, and was featured in the fashion show’s finale. On 31 July, she was ranked number nine on Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed list 2012. On 19 September, she was honoured with the Personal Style Award by Elle (USA Edition). On 2 December, she became the new ambassador of Louis Vuitton “Epi Alma” series of handbags. On 5 December, she was awarded “The Most Beautiful Woman of the Year” by the magazine Esquire (China Edition). On 24 December, she was selected by the website Red Carpet Fashion Awards as the Best Dressed International Star 2012.

Fan joined the opening ceremony of 2013 Cannes Film Festival premiere, wearing a custom Louis Vuitton gown, and that was the first time the French fashion house had created a gown especially for an Asian actress. In December, Fan posed for Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2014 ad campaign.

Fan was ranked on Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed list 2015 and 2016.



Golden Rooster Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
2009 Painted Skin Best Actress Nominated
2013 So Young Best Directorial Debut Won
2015 Dearest Best Actress Nominated
Hundred Flowers Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2004 Warriors of Heaven and Earth Best Actress Nominated
2010 Mulan   Won
2014 So Young Best Director Won
2016 Dearest Best Actress Nominated
Huabiao Award    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2005 A Time to Love Outstanding Actress Won


Golden Eagle Award    
Year Nominated work Category Result
1999 My Fair Princess Best Actress Won
Flying Apsaras Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2007 Moment in Peking Outstanding Actress Nominated

Taiwan and Hong Kong Awards

Golden Horse Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2002 Chinese Odyssey 2002 Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2006 The Postmodern Life of My Aunt   Nominated
2013 So Young Best New Director Nominated
2014 Dearest Best Actress Nominated
Hong Kong Film Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2008 The Postmodern Life of My Aunt Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2009 Red Cliff Part I   Nominated
2010 Red Cliff Part II   Nominated
  Mulan Best Actress Nominated
2015 Dearest   Won

Other Industry Awards

Asian Film Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2009 Painted Skin Best Actress Nominated
2015 Dearest   Nominated
Asian Television Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2015 Tiger Mom Best Actress Nominated
Chinese Film Media Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2002 Shaolin Soccer Best Actress – Hong Kong/Taiwan Nominated
2004 Jade Goddess of Mercy Favorite Actress – Mainland China Won
  Green Tea    
  Jade Goddess of Mercy Best Actress – Mainland China Nominated
2008 The Postmodern Life of My Aunt Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2015 Dearest Best Actress Won
  Outstanding achievement in acting and directing Infinity Award Won
China TV Drama Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2006 Moment in Peking Favorite Actress Won
    Best Leading Actress Nominated
2015 Tiger Mom   Nominated
Chinese Young Generation Film Forum    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2013 So Young New Director of the Year Won
Chunyan Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2010 Painted Skin Best Actress – Motion Picture Won
Huading Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2013 So Young Best New Director Nominated
2015 Tiger Mom Best Actress Nominated
2015 Dearest Best Actress Won
Vietnam DAN Movie Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2009 Painted Skin Favorite Chinese Actress Won
2010 Mulan   Won
2013 Painted Skin: The Resurrection   Won

Critics’ Awards

Chinese Cinephilia Society Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2015 Dearest Best Actress Won
Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2015 Dearest Best Actress Won
Shanghai Film Critics Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2010 Mulan Best Actress Won
  14 Blades    
2013 So Young Best New Director Won

Guild Awards

China Film Director’s Guild Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2014 So Young Best Director Nominated
    Best New Director Nominated
Golden Phoenix Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2005 Jade Goddess of Mercy Society Award for Actor Won
2009 Painted Skin Special Jury Award Won
  Red Cliff    
  The Longest Night in Shanghai    

Festival awards

Asia Pacific Film Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2002 Chinese Odyssey 2002 Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Beijing College Student Film Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2004 Warriors of Heaven and Earth Best Actress Nominated
    Favorite Actress Won
2007 The Longest Night in Shanghai   Won
  The Postmodern Life of My Aunt    
2010 14 Blades   Won
2014 So Young Best Directorial Debut Nominated
2015 Dearest Best Actress Won
Changchun Film Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2006 A Time to Love Best Actress Won
2010 Mulan   Won
China Farmers Film Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2011[50] 14 Blades Favorite Actress Won
Chinese American Film Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2013 So Young Best Director Won
2014 Dearest Best Actress Won
Guangzhou Student Film Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2012 Painted Skin: The Resurrection Favorite Actress Won
2013 So Young Favorite Director Won
New York Chinese Film Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2013   Outstanding Asian Artist Won
Shanghai International Film Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2005 A Time to Love Best Actress Won
2007 The Longest Night in Shanghai Press Prize for Most Attractive Actress Won
Shanghai Television Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2016 Tiger Mom Best Actress Nominated
Sichuan Television Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2015 Tiger Mom Best Actress Nominated

Music awards

Asia Pacific Music Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2005 Afloat Best Song of the Year Won
    Best Album Nominated
    Best Female Vocal Performance Nominated
    Favorite Female Artist Nominated
Asia Song Festival    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2006 Angel’s Suitcase Favorite Artist, Mainland Won
Beijing Pop Music Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2006 Angel’s Suitcase Best Song of the Year Won
    Best Female Vocal Performance Nominated
CCTV-MTV Music Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2010 We’re All Great Directors Best Female Vocal Performance, Mainland Nominated
    Favorite Artist, Mainland Nominated
Channel[V] China Music Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2006 Double Favorite Female Artist Won
    Best Music Video Won
2009 Good Man Card Best Male & Female Duet Won
2011 We’re All Great Directors Best Female Vocal Performance Nominated
    Favorite Female Artist Nominated
ERC Chinese Top Ten Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2005 Afloat Favorite Female Artist Nominated
  Gradually from Afloat Top 10 Golden Melody Won
    Best Music Video Won
    Best Stage Performance Won
2006 Double Favorite Female Artist Won
  Shangguan Yan and I from Double Top 10 Golden Melody Won
Metro Radio Hong Kong Hit Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
1999 Swallow Most Popular Singer Won
MTV Asia Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2006 Double Favorite Artist, Mainland China Won
MusicRadio China Top Chart Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2005 Afloat Favorite Female Artist Won
  Gradually from Afloat Best Song of the Year Won
2006 Double Favorite Female Artist Won
  Shangguan Yan and I from Double Best Song of the Year Won
2008 Angel’s Suitcase Best Album Won
    Best All-around Artist Won
  Angle’s Suitcase from Angel’s Suitcase Best Song of the Year Won
  Angel’s Suitcase Best Female Artist Nominated
    Favorite Female Artist Nominated
2010 We’re All Great Directors Favorite Female Artist Nominated
RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
1999 Swallow Outstanding mandarin song award Won-Brozen
Sprite China Original Music Chart Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2005 Afloat Best All-round Artist Won
    Network Favorite Artist Won
  Raining Sunday from Afloat Best Song of the Year Won
  Afloat Favorite Artist Nominated
2008 Angel’s Suitcase Best Song of the Year Won
Top Chinese Music Chart Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2002 Romance in the Rain Best Theme Song of Motion Picture or Television Series Won
2005 Afloat Favorite Artist, Mainland China Won
  Gradually from Afloat Top 10 Golden Song of the Year Won
  Rainny Sunday from Afloat   Won
  Afloat Best Album Nominated
    Best Female Artist, Mainland China Nominated
2006 Double Best Album Nominated
    Best Female Artist, Mainland China Nominated
2008 Angel’s Suitcase Best Female Artist, Mainland China Won
TVB8 Golden Song Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2000 Magic of Love Best Music Video Won
2005 Afloat Favorite Artist Nominated
  Gradually from Afloat Top 10 Golden Song of the Year Nominated


Just Begun

Just Begun is Fan’s debut studio album. It was released on 21 November 2005 by Warner Music Beijing Co., Ltd.

Just Begun tracks      
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. “飞鸟” (Flying Bird) Wang Zheng (王铮) Cang Yanbin (仓雁彬) 4:07
2. “刚刚开始” (Just Begun) Wen Ya (文雅) Lee Wei song (李伟菘) 4:22
3. “海的女儿” (Daughter of the Sea) Wen Ya (文雅) Lee Wei song (李伟菘) 4:22
4. “妈妈谈恋爱” (Mother in Love) Wen Ya (文雅)   3:25
5. “海边” (Seaside) Wen Ya (文雅)   4:20
6. “It’s Raining Day”     5:06
7. “给我不同” (Give Me the Difference)     4:14
8. “夕阳” (Sunset)     3:59
9. “花之魅” (Charm of Flowers) Vincent Fang (方文山) Chen Zhongyi (陈忠义) 3:53
10. “坐在巷子口的那对男女” (That Couple Sitting in the Alley) Zi Ranjuan (自然卷) Zi Ranjuan (自然卷) 2:38
11. “遥远的爱恋” (Distant Love)     4:29
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Year Title Notes
2000 Floating in Chaos Ending theme song of Floating in Chaos
2002 Happiness for Thousand Years Ending theme song of Yinshu
2003 Long Summer  
2004 Flowers Blossom, At Ease Ending theme song of Soaring Ambition Justice Bao
2007 Beyond Love Theme song of Crossed Lines
  Chasing Love Insert song of Crossed Lines
  Rouge Opening theme song of Rouge Snow (China version)
  Rouge Snow Opening theme song of Rouge Snow (Overseas version)
2008 Dare to Fly Theme song of Kung Fu Hip-Hop
2009 Love Ends, People Part Ways Opening theme song of The Last Night of Madam Chin
  I Thought Ending theme song of The Last Night of Madam Chin
2011 Farewell Theme song of Buddha Mountain, lyrics by Han Han, music by Mavis Fan
2013 One Night Surprise Theme song of One Night Surprise, lyrics by Fan herself, music by Aarif Rahman

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Nominated work Category Result
2002 25th Hundred Flowers Awards Fall in Love at First Sight Best Actress Nominated
2004 10th Huabiao Awards Cell Phone Outstanding New Actress Nominated
  24th Golden Rooster Awards   Best Supporting Actress Nominated
  Hundred Flowers Awards   Best Actress Won
  4th Chinese Film Media Awards   Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2007 12th Golden Bauhinia Awards A Battle of Wits Best Actress Nominated
  44th Golden Horse Film Awards The Matrimony Best Supporting Actress Won
  4th Eurasia International Film Festival Lost in Beijing Best Actress Won
2010 3rd Huading Awards The Last Night of Madam Chin   Nominated
  29th Hong Kong Film Awards Bodyguards and Assassins Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2011 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival Buddha Mountain Best Actress Won
  18th Beijing College Student Film Festival     Won
2012 3rd China Film Director’s Guild Awards     Nominated
  9th Huading Awards Double Xposure   Won
  12th Chinese Film Media Awards     Nominated
2013 20th Beijing College Student Film Festival     Nominated
  1st China Film International Festival London One Night Surprise   Nominated
    N/A Most Influential Chinese Actress Overseas[116] Won
2015 15th Huading Awards The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom Best Actress Nominated
  17th Huading Awards The Empress of China   Nominated
      Best Producer Nominated
2016 1st Berlin Chinese Film Festival Ever Since We Love Best Actress Won
  1st Gold Aries Award Macau International Film Festival     Nominated
  1st Golden Screen Awards Skiptrace Best Supporting Actress Won
  64th San Sebastián International Film Festival I Am Not Madame Bovary Silver Shell for Best Actress Won
  53th Golden Horse Film Awards   Best Leading Actress Nominated
2017 11th Asian Film Awards   Best Actress Won
  8th China Film Director’s Guild Awards   Best Actress Won
  31st Golden Rooster Awards   Best Actress Won