Zhang Ziyi (Chinese: 章子怡; born 9 February 1979) is a Chinese actress and model. Her first major role was in The Road Home (1999). She later gained international recognition for her role in Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), which was nominated for 10 Academy Awards. Zhang has also appeared in Rush Hour 2 (2001), Hero (2002), and House of Flying Daggers (2004). Her most critically acclaimed works are Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), which earned her nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role; and The Grandmaster (2013), for which she won 12 different Best Actress awards to become the most awarded Chinese actress for a single film.
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon / Rush Hour 2 / House of Flying Daggers / Memoirs of a Geisha
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9 February 1979
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5' 5" (165 cm)
112 lbs (50.8 kg)
China Central Drama College
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