History Creator / ZhangZiyi

4th Aug '17 3:41:16 AM SeptimusHeap
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Born in Beijing, she started studying dance at age 8, joined the Beijing Dance Academy aged 11, won the national youth dance championship aged 15, and from that point started appearing in TV commercials in HongKong. She then enlisted at the Central Academy of Drama, and got her cinematic break playing the main character of ZhangYimou's ''The Road Home'' at age 19.

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Born in Beijing, she started studying dance at age 8, joined the Beijing Dance Academy aged 11, won the national youth dance championship aged 15, and from that point started appearing in TV commercials in HongKong. She then enlisted at the Central Academy of Drama, and got her cinematic break playing the main character of ZhangYimou's Creator/ZhangYimou's ''The Road Home'' at age 19.
6th Jan '16 3:57:53 PM aye_amber
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* BrotherSisterTeam: It's a relatively unknown fact, but her older brother (and only sibling) has helped her a great deal with her acting career from its humble beginnings, and now he's actually her manager.

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* BrotherSisterTeam: It's a relatively unknown fact, but her older brother (and only sibling) sibling), has helped her a great deal with her acting career from its humble beginnings, and now he's actually her manager.
30th Nov '14 1:21:43 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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She has once again played alongside TonyLeung in Creator/WongKarWai's latest movie, ''Film/TheGrandmaster'', a biopic of kung-fu master Yip Man.

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She has once again played alongside TonyLeung Creator/TonyLeung in Creator/WongKarWai's latest movie, ''Film/TheGrandmaster'', a biopic of kung-fu master Yip Man.
7th Nov '14 12:39:42 PM Morgenthaler
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-->''You want to know who I am? I am the Invincible Sword Goddess, armed with the Green Destiny that knows no equal! Be you Li or Southern Crane, bow your head and ask for mercy! I am the dragon from the desert, who comes from nowhere and leaves no trace! Today I fly over Yu-Mei. Tomorrow I topple Mount Wudan!''
-->-- ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''

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->''"You
want to know who I am? I am the Invincible Sword Goddess, armed with the Green Destiny that knows no equal! Be you Li or Southern Crane, bow your head and ask for mercy! I am the dragon from the desert, who comes from nowhere and leaves no trace! Today I fly over Yu-Mei. Tomorrow I topple Mount Wudan!''
Wudan!"''
-->-- '''Jen''', ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''
7th Nov '14 12:38:34 PM Morgenthaler
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-->''[[Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon You want to know who I am?]] [[AGodAmI I am the Invincible Sword Goddess]], armed with the [[CoolSword Green Destiny]] that knows no equal! [[BadassBoast Be you Li or Southern Crane, bow your head and ask for mercy! I am the dragon from the desert, who comes from nowhere and leaves no trace! Today I fly over Yu-Mei. Tomorrow I topple Mount Wudan!]]''

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-->''[[Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon You -->''You want to know who I am?]] [[AGodAmI am? I am the Invincible Sword Goddess]], Goddess, armed with the [[CoolSword Green Destiny]] Destiny that knows no equal! [[BadassBoast Be you Li or Southern Crane, bow your head and ask for mercy! I am the dragon from the desert, who comes from nowhere and leaves no trace! Today I fly over Yu-Mei. Tomorrow I topple Mount Wudan!]]''
Wudan!''
-->-- ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''
19th Jun '13 12:16:34 PM Umi
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She earned international fame the following year by playing Jen in ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''. She has since then played in such films as ''Film/{{Hero}}'', ''[[Film/RushHour Rush Hour 2]]'', ''2046'', ''Film/HouseOfFlyingDaggers'', ''Literature/MemoirsOfAGeisha'', ''The Banquet'', the Chinese government-sponsored ''Founding of a Republic'' and an adaptation of ''Literature/DangerousLiaisons'' set in 1930s Shanghai.

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She earned international fame the following year by playing Jen in ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''. She has since then played in such films as ''Film/{{Hero}}'', ''[[Film/RushHour Rush Hour 2]]'', ''2046'', ''Film/HouseOfFlyingDaggers'', ''Literature/MemoirsOfAGeisha'', ''The Banquet'', ''[[Film/LegendOfTheBlackScorpion The Banquet]]'', the Chinese government-sponsored ''Founding of a Republic'' and an adaptation of ''Literature/DangerousLiaisons'' set in 1930s Shanghai.
27th May '13 6:25:42 PM ultimomant
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-->''[[CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon You want to know who I am?]] [[AGodAmI I am the Invincible Sword Goddess]], armed with the [[CoolSword Green Destiny]] that knows no equal! [[BadassBoast Be you Li or Southern Crane, bow your head and ask for mercy! I am the dragon from the desert, who comes from nowhere and leaves no trace! Today I fly over Yu-Mei. Tomorrow I topple Mount Wudan!]]''

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-->''[[CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon -->''[[Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon You want to know who I am?]] [[AGodAmI I am the Invincible Sword Goddess]], armed with the [[CoolSword Green Destiny]] that knows no equal! [[BadassBoast Be you Li or Southern Crane, bow your head and ask for mercy! I am the dragon from the desert, who comes from nowhere and leaves no trace! Today I fly over Yu-Mei. Tomorrow I topple Mount Wudan!]]''



She earned international fame the following year by playing Jen in ''CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''. She has since then played in such films as ''Film/{{Hero}}'', ''[[RushHour Rush Hour 2]]'', ''2046'', ''HouseOfFlyingDaggers'', ''MemoirsOfAGeisha'', ''The Banquet'', the Chinese government-sponsored ''Founding of a Republic'' and an adaptation of ''DangerousLiaisons'' set in 1930s Shanghai.

She has once again played alongside TonyLeung in WongKarWai's latest movie, ''Film/TheGrandmaster'', a biopic of kung-fu master Yip Man.

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She earned international fame the following year by playing Jen in ''CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''. ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''. She has since then played in such films as ''Film/{{Hero}}'', ''[[RushHour ''[[Film/RushHour Rush Hour 2]]'', ''2046'', ''HouseOfFlyingDaggers'', ''MemoirsOfAGeisha'', ''Film/HouseOfFlyingDaggers'', ''Literature/MemoirsOfAGeisha'', ''The Banquet'', the Chinese government-sponsored ''Founding of a Republic'' and an adaptation of ''DangerousLiaisons'' ''Literature/DangerousLiaisons'' set in 1930s Shanghai.

She has once again played alongside TonyLeung in WongKarWai's Creator/WongKarWai's latest movie, ''Film/TheGrandmaster'', a biopic of kung-fu master Yip Man.
20th Apr '13 1:28:48 PM CaoCao
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She has once again played alongside TonyLeung in WongKarWai's latest movie, ''The Grandmaster'', a biopic of kung-fu master Yip Man.

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She has once again played alongside TonyLeung in WongKarWai's latest movie, ''The Grandmaster'', ''Film/TheGrandmaster'', a biopic of kung-fu master Yip Man.
8th Mar '13 10:35:28 AM CaoCao
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She has once again played alongside TonyLeung in WongKarWai's latest movie, ''The Grandmaster'', a biopic of kung-fu master Yip Man.
20th Dec '12 5:04:14 AM CaoCao
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She earned international fame the following year by playing Jen in ''CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''. She has since then played in such films as ''Film/{{Hero}}'', ''[[RushHour Rush Hour 2]]'', ''2046'', ''HouseOfFlyingDaggers'', ''MemoirsOfAGeisha'' and ''The Banquet''. She will play the title character in a forthcoming live-action adaptation of ''{{Mulan}}''.

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She earned international fame the following year by playing Jen in ''CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''. She has since then played in such films as ''Film/{{Hero}}'', ''[[RushHour Rush Hour 2]]'', ''2046'', ''HouseOfFlyingDaggers'', ''MemoirsOfAGeisha'' and ''MemoirsOfAGeisha'', ''The Banquet''. She will play Banquet'', the title character in Chinese government-sponsored ''Founding of a forthcoming live-action Republic'' and an adaptation of ''{{Mulan}}''.
''DangerousLiaisons'' set in 1930s Shanghai.
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