Zhang Ziyi Biography
(One of the Four Dan Actresses of China)
Birthday: February 9, 1979 (Aquarius)
Born In: Beijing, China
Zhang Ziyi is a well-known Chinese model and actress. Considered as one of the “Four Dan” (most bankable) Actresses of the country, she has appeared in the films ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’, ‘The Road Home’, ‘Musa’, ‘My Wife is a Gangster 2’, ‘Jasmine Women’, ‘Love for Life’, ‘My Lucky Star’ and ‘The Wasted Times’. Ziyi is also known for her appearances in the movies ‘Hero’, ‘Rush Hour 2’, ‘The Banquet’ and ‘House of Flying Daggers’. Her most critically acclaimed work is ‘The Grandmaster’, for which the actress received 12 different Best Actress awards and became the most awarded actress for a single Chinese film. Ziyi’s performance in the flick ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ too brought appreciation to her and even earned her a BAFTA Award for the Best Actress in a Leading Role as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award under the category Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in the Leading Role. The Chinese beauty, who is the ambassador of companies and brands including Omega Watches, Visa, Maybelline and Garnier, was among the Top 5 in Forbes’ ‘Celebrity 100 list’ from 2004 to 2010. Ziyi is also the spokesperson for a child care organization. Besides these, she is the Global Ambassador of China's Special Olympics. The Actress also served as an ambassador and image ambassador at the ScreenSingapore 2011 film festival and 1st Beijing International Film Festival respectively.