Zhang Ziyi entered China’s prestigious Central Academy of Drama at the age of 17. Her first major role was in The Road Home (1999). She achieved international recognition with leading roles in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Rush Hour 2 (2001), House of Flying Daggers (2004), and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005). Zhang has been nominated for numerous awards including three BAFTA Awards and a Golden Globe Award. She won Best Supporting Actress at the 16th Independent Spirit Awards and In 2006 she was named Most Popular Actress by the Beijing New Film Association.

Accolades

Zhang Ziyi
Best Actress, 2013

Zhang Ziyi

Best Actress, 2013

Zhang Ziyi

The Grandmaster (Yi dai zong shi)

Winner, Best Performance by an Actress, 2013 Zhang Ziyi entered China’s prestigious Central Academy of Drama at the age of 17. Her first major role was…

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Films

Forever Enthralled
2009

Forever Enthralled (Mei Lanfang)

People's Republic of China
2009

Forever Enthralled (Mei Lanfang)

Forever Enthralled is an opulent period drama about the life of Mei Lanfang, one of Peking Opera’s most significant performers and innovators. Born in Imperial…

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The Grandmaster
2013

The Grandmaster (Yi dai zong shi)

Hong Kong (PRC), People's Republic of China
2013

The Grandmaster (Yi dai zong shi)

Winner, Best Performance by an Actress, 2013 In the world of Martial Arts, there are many Masters, but the title of Grandmaster belongs only to…

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