Ms. He Saifei is a Chinese film and television actress who was born in the Daishan County, Zhejiang Province. One of three daughters, Ms. He is best known for internationally acclaimed and award-winning films from globally recognised filmmakers. Titles include Zhang Yimou’s Raise the Red Lantern (1992), an Academy Award® nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, and Chen Kaige’s Temptress Moon (1996), which competed for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Ms. He starred alongside superstar actress Gong Li in both of those films. She also featured in Academy Award®-winning Taiwan director Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution (2007), which was nominated for a Golden Globe® and two BAFTAs.
In 1995, Ms. He won the China Film Society of Performing Arts Award for her role as ‘Xiao E’ in Blush (Hong fen), while the film won the Silver Berlin Bear from the Berlin International Film Festival for its Outstanding Single Achievement. In 1996, she was awarded the Best Supporting Actress prize from the Hundred Flowers Awards for her performance in Di hou wu gong dui. Recently, she featured in the 2015 epic television series Lord of Shanghai as Sister Jin, which aired for a total of 32 episodes on TVB Jade as one of the network’s four grand anniversary broadcasts. In 2016, she featured in the action-comedy film Sugar Express.
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