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Zhang Ziyi (Chinese: 章子怡; pinyin: Zhāng Zǐyí; born February 9, 1979 in Beijing) is one of the best-known Chinese film actresses working today, with a string of Chinese and international hits to her name. She has worked with renowned directors such as Zhang Yimou, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-Wai, Seijun Suzuki and Rob Marshall.

Born in Beijing, China, Zhang Ziyi joined the Beijing Dance Academy at the age of 11, and at 15 she entered China's prestigious Central Academy of Drama (regarded as the top acting college in China).

Zhang Ziyi is the face of Maybelline, Garnier and Shangri-la Hotel and Resort Group. She is also a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics and a spokesperson for Care for Children, a foster-home program in China.

  • Of the characters making up her name, Zhāng (章) is her surname (not to be confused with the more common Zhāng 张 which is a homonym but written with a different character), Zǐ (子) means child or esteemed person, and Yí (怡) means joy or happiness. She has appeared in English language films under the name Ziyi Zhang. In an interview, she stated that the name change was her publicist's idea of a way to appeal to Western audiences.
  • Zhang says that one of her methods of learning the English language was listening to Eminem, which apparently led to some embarrassing situations. She said "I don't always know what he is talking about, so I write down the lyrics and repeat them. Later, I understood how rude they were."
 

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MastaKink
MastaKink posted over 7 years ago

beauty!

the g
the g posted over 7 years ago

her acting was so good and convincing in House of Flying Daggers! lovely!

Pudfker
Pudfker posted over 7 years ago

I love watching this woman on the big screen, can't wait for her next film to come out.

Pudfker
Pudfker posted over 6 years ago

 Undecided I fleshed out the discription a little Tongue out Hope you don't mind. Cool 

rinn123
rinn123 posted over 6 years ago

She is really a cute girl.

 

Linlaisui
Linlaisui posted over 6 years ago

Woah I love her acting, especially when she cries I always cry with her (and I don't cry often because of movies ^^)

She's so depthful, she carries a little piece of eternity in the way she is,

as if she's ment to be an imortal princess. Her beauty  combines sadness and tenderness

I love her movies .... so stunning

NOOOOWWWWW that's enough heheh^^

She is my favourite actress!