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Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
([ʈʂáŋ tsɨ̀.ǐ]; Chinese: 章子怡; born 9 February 1979) is a Chinese actress and model. She is considered one of the Four Dan Actresses of China,[1] and one of the most well-known Asian actresses in the West. Her first major role was in The Road Home (1999). She later achieved fame for her role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2000). Zhang is known for being a "Yimou Girl", as she frequently collaborated with director Zhang Yimou. Zhang is best known for her appearances in Rush Hour 2
Rush Hour 2
(2001), Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers
House of Flying Daggers
(2004), 2046 (2004) and The Banquet (2006). Her most critically acclaimed works are Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), which earned her nominations for the Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actress
Actress
– Motion Picture Drama, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress
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
Actress
awards to become the most awarded Chinese actress for a single film.[2] From 2004 to 2010, Zhang ranked in the Top 5 of Forbes China
China
Celebrity 100 list every year. In 2008, she was awarded with the "Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Cinema" award at the 11th Shanghai International Film Festival. In 2013, she received the French Cultural Order at the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 1999–2000: Early career 2.2 2000–06: Wuxia epics and international breakthrough 2.3 2007–12: Hollywood and China 2.4 2013–17: Return to stardom 2.5 2018–present: Hollywood epics

3 Ambassadorship and representation

3.1 Endorsements 3.2 Other causes

4 Defamation cases 5 Personal life

5.1 Marriage and family

6 Filmography 7 Awards and nominations

7.1 Other honors 7.2 Magazine recognition

8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Zhang was born and raised in Beijing, China. Her parents are Zhang Yuanxiao (Chinese: 章元孝; pinyin: Zhāng Yuánxiào), an accountant and later economist, and Li Zhuosheng (李涿生; Lǐ Zhuōshēng), a kindergarten teacher.[3][4] She is very close to her older brother, Zhang Zinan (章子男; Zhāng Zǐnán; born 1973). Zhang began studying dance when she was 8 years old; subsequently, she joined the Beijing
Beijing
Dance Academy at her parents' suggestion at the age of 11.[5] While at this boarding school, she noticed how mean the other girls were to each other while competing for status amongst the teachers. Zhang disliked the attitudes of her peers and teachers so much that, on one occasion, she ran away from the school.[4] At the age of 15, Zhang won the national youth dance championship and began appearing in television commercials in Hong Kong.[6] In 1996, Zhang entered the prestigious Central Academy of Drama
Central Academy of Drama
in Beijing
Beijing
at the age of 17. Career[edit] 1999–2000: Early career[edit] In 1998, while she was studying in Central Academy of Drama, Zhang was offered her first role by director Zhang Yimou
Zhang Yimou
in his film The Road Home, which won the Silver Bear prize at the 2000 Berlin International Film Festival.[7] Zhang plays a country girl who was in love with the town's teacher, and won the Best Actress
Actress
Award at the 2000 Hundred Flowers Awards for her performance. 2000–06: Wuxia epics and international breakthrough[edit] She rose to international fame in 2000 with her role as Jen in martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, directed by Ang Lee. The movie's success in the US and Europe helped her break into Hollywood.[8] Zhang plays a young Manchu
Manchu
noblewoman who has secretly learned martial arts and runs off to become a wandering swordswoman rather than commit to an arranged marriage, which bagged her the Most Promising Actress
Actress
award at the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards and Best Supporting Actress
Actress
awards from the Independent Spirit Awards, and Toronto Film Critics Association Awards.[9][10][11] Zhang then appeared in her first American film, Rush Hour 2
Rush Hour 2
(2001). On playing her first villain role, Zhang expressed that "the opportunity to sort of try and analyze the psyche of the character and get to know and pull out emotions I’ve never had to utilize before...was very exciting."[12] In 2002, Zhang co-starred in Hero alongside Tony Leung, directed by her early mentor Zhang Yimou. The film was a huge success in the English-speaking world and was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe award in the category of Best Foreign Language Film.[13][14] She then signed on to film an avant-garde drama film Purple Butterfly (2003), which competed in the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.[15] Zhang went back to the martial arts genre in House of Flying Daggers (2004), again by Zhang Yimou, where she starred along Takeshi Kaneshiro and Andy Lau. She plays the blind dancing girl Mei, who despite the lack of eyesight, is a skilled fighter.[16] In preparation for the part, Zhang spent two months living with an actual blind girl.[17] Her performance earned her a Best Actress
Actress
nomination at the BAFTA Awards.[18] She also featured on the House of Flying Daggers soundtrack with her own musical rendition of the ancient Chinese poem Jia Rén Qu (佳人曲, The Beauty Song).[19] Zhang next starred in Wong Kar-wai's romantic drama film 2046 (2004), which featured many top Chinese actors and actresses.[20] Critics praise Zhang for her "expressive" body language that was combined with her "reserved and complex emotions" in performance as a struggling prostitute.[21] Zhang won the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Film Critics' Award and Hong Kong Film Academy Award for Best Actress.[22][21] In 2005, Zhang featured in the critically acclaimed film Jasmine Women, adapted from Su Tong's novel titled Women's Lives. She won Best Actress
Actress
at the Golden Rooster Awards
Golden Rooster Awards
for her performance.[23] Next came Princess Raccoon
Princess Raccoon
(2005), directed by Japan's Seijun Suzuki, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. For her role, Zhang took two weeks of singing and dancing lessons in Japan.[24] Showing her whimsical musical tap-dancing side, Zhang played the lead role of Sayuri in the American film adaptation based on the international bestseller Memoirs of a Geisha.[25] Controversy arose in China
China
about having a Chinese woman portray a prominent Japanese geisha.[26] Nonetheless, the film was a box office hit in the West. For the role, Zhang was nominated for the Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actress
Actress
– Motion Picture Drama, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress
Actress
in a Leading Role, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.[27][28][29] On 27 June 2005, Zhang accepted an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), placing her among the ranks of those who are able to vote on the Academy Awards.[30] In May 2006, Zhang was chosen as a jury member of Feature Films at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.[31] Zhang returned to China
China
in 2006 for the Chinese wuxia film The Banquet, directed by Feng Xiaogang. The film is a loose adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet.[32][33] 2007–12: Hollywood and China[edit] In 2007, she performed the voice of Karai in the American animated film TMNT (2007).[34] In Forever Enthralled
Forever Enthralled
(2008), which tells the story of legendary Peking opera
Peking opera
actor Mei Lanfang, Zhang appears in the second act as Mei's lover Meng Xiaodong. The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter
praised her performance as "confident and passion", giving the romance a sparkle.[35] Her next American film was The Horsemen (2009), where she starred opposite Dennis Quaid.[36][37] Back in China, she played the titular character in romantic comedy Sophie's Revenge
Sophie's Revenge
(2009); a comic book artist seeking to punish her unfaithful boyfriend.[38] She then starred alongside Aaron Kwok
Aaron Kwok
in the AIDS-themed film Love for Life (2011).[39] In 2012, Zhang starred next to Cecilia Cheung
Cecilia Cheung
and Jang Dong-gun
Jang Dong-gun
in the Chinese-Korean co-production Dangerous Liaisons, an adaptation of the French novel Les Liaisons dangereuses, narrating Shanghai of the 1930s.[40] Zhang was reportedly paid 20 million RMB (approximately $3.5 million) for the role.[41] The same year, she was cast in the coming-of-age film Forever Young directed and written by Li Fangfang. The film is set to premiere in January 2018.[42]

Zhang and Tony Leung at the premiere of The Grandmaster at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival

2013–17: Return to stardom[edit] In 2013, Zhang received the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
for her significant contributions to the film industry.[43] Zhang reunited with Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
and Tony Leung for The Grandmaster (2013), which also marks her return to the martial arts genre after 7 years since The Banquet (2006). The film was China's submission to the Academy Awards
Academy Awards
for Best Foreign-Language Picture. Critics praise Zhang's portrayal of Gong'Er as the "best performance she's ever delivered in the history of her career."[44] which led to her winning several "Best Actress" trophies across Asia.[45] The same year, she reprised her role as Sophie in My Lucky Star, a sequel to Sophie's Revenge.[46] Described as Zhang's "breakthrough comedy role", the film topped Chinese box office on the week of its release.[47] In 2014, Zhang starred in John Woo's romantic epic The Crossing, based on the true story of the Taiping steamer collision and follows six characters and their intertwining love stories in Taiwan
Taiwan
and Shanghai during the 1930s. Zhang plays a poor illiterate woman waiting for her soldier lover in 1930's Shanghai.[48] In 2015, Zhang produced her third film Oh My God, which stars Zhang Yixing and Li Xiaolu. She made a cameo appearance in the film.[49] Zhang next starred in romance anthology film Run for Love[50] and crime epic The Wasted Times.[51] 2018–present: Hollywood epics[edit] In 2016, Zhang was cast in J. J. Abrams's science fiction thriller The Cloverfield Paradox, which premiered in 2018.[52] In June 2017, Zhang was announced to join the cast of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, playing a prominent character.[53] Ambassadorship and representation[edit] Endorsements[edit]

Omega Watches
Omega Watches
Ambassador[54] Visa Ambassador Maybelline
Maybelline
Ambassador Precious Platinum Ambassador Garnier
Garnier
Ambassador

Other causes[edit]

Spokesperson for "Care for Children"[55] Global Ambassador for China's Special
Special
Olympics[56] Image Ambassador for 1st Beijing
Beijing
International Film Festival[57] Ambassador for the ScreenSingapore 2011 film festival[58] Global Ambassador for the Children of China
China
Pediatrics Foundation (CCPF), which does medical care for orphans in China

Defamation cases[edit] In 2012, an overseas Chinese website Boxun falsely reported that Zhang Ziyi was paid $100 million to sleep with top Chinese officials. Zhang sued Boxun in a US court for defamation. In December 2013, Boxun settled the case after agreeing to pay an undisclosed amount to Zhang and issue a front page apology.[59] Zhang also won court cases in Hong Kong against Next Media
Next Media
over similar false reports in Apple Daily
Apple Daily
and Next Magazine.[59] Personal life[edit] In the July 2006 issue of Interview magazine, Zhang spoke of her movies' contents and being careful about the roles she takes on, especially in Hollywood:

“ Yes. Otherwise I could have done a lot of Hollywood movies. After Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
I got a lot of offers, but I turned them down because they were all victim roles—poor girls sold to America to be a wife or whatever. I know I have the ability to go deeper, to take on more original roles than that. That's why I really appreciated Geisha, because it allowed us to show the world what kind of actors we are and what kind of characters we can play—not just action, kick-ass parts.[60] ”

Zhang obtained Hong Kong
Hong Kong
residency in 2007 through the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme for her contribution to the local film industry.[61] Zhang is an admirer and collector of the works of the Chinese contemporary artist Shen Jingdong.[62] Zhang is one of the members of China
China
Zhi Gong Party.[63] Marriage and family[edit] Zhang married Chinese rock musician Wang Feng in May 2015, after a proposal in February and a request for legal documentation in March of that same year.[64] On December 27, 2015, Zhang gave birth to their daughter Wang Xingxing.[65] Filmography[edit]

Year English title Original title Director Role

1996 Touching Starlight 星星點燈 Sun Wenxue Chen Wei

1999 The Road Home 我的父親母親 Zhang Yimou Zhao Di

2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 臥虎藏龍 Ang Lee Jen Yu

2001 Rush Hour 2 N/A Brett Ratner Hu Li

The Legend of Zu 蜀山傳 Tsui Hark Joy (special appearance)

Musa 무사 Kim Sung-su Princess Bu-yong

2002 Hero 英雄 Zhang Yimou Moon

2003 Purple Butterfly 紫蝴蝶 Lou Ye Cynthia

My Wife is a Gangster 2 조폭 마누라 2 - 돌아온 전설 Jeong Heung Sun Gangster boss (Cameo)

2004 2046 2046 Wong Kar Wai Bai Ling

House of Flying Daggers 十面埋伏 Zhang Yimou Mei

Jasmine Women 茉莉花開 Hou Yong Mo/ Li/ Hua

2005 Princess Raccoon オペレッタ狸御殿 Seijun Suzuki Princess Tanuki

Memoirs of a Geisha N/A Rob Marshall Chiyo Sakamoto/Sayuri Nitta

2006 The Banquet 夜宴 Feng Xiaogang Wan

2007 TMNT N/A Kevin Munroe Karai (Voice)

2008 Forever Enthralled 梅蘭芳 Chen Kaige Meng Xiaodong

2009 Horsemen N/A Jonas Åkerlund Kristen

Sophie's Revenge 非常完美 Eva Jin Sophie

The Founding of a Republic 建国大业 Huang Jianxin Gong Peng (Cameo)

2011 Love for Life 最爱 Gu Changwei Qinqin

2012 Dangerous Liaisons 危险关系 Hur Jin-ho Du Fenyu

2013 The Grandmaster 一代宗師 Wong Kar Wai Gong Er

Better and Better 一越来越好之村晚 Zhang Yibai Herself (Cameo)

My Lucky Star 非常幸运 Dennie Gordon Sophie

2014 The Crossing Part 1 太平轮 John Woo Yu Zhen

2015 The Crossing Part 2 太平轮·彼岸 John Woo Yu Zhen

Where's the Dragon? 龙在哪里? Foo Sing-choong Phoenix (Voice)

Oh My God 从天儿降 Wei Nan, Wei Min Auntie (Cameo)

2016 Run for Love 奔爱 Zhang Yibai Su Leqi

The Wasted Times 罗曼蒂克消亡史 Cheng Er Xiao Liu

2018 Forever Young 无问西东 Li Fangfang Wang Minjia

The Cloverfield Paradox N/A Julius Onah Tam

2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters N/A Michael Dougherty

Awards and nominations[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Zhang Ziyi

2013: Best Performance by an Actress
Actress
for The Grandmaster, Asia Pacific Screen Awards [66]

Other honors[edit] In 2008, she was awarded with the "Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Cinema" at the 11th Shanghai International Film Festival.[67] In 2010, she was named " Actress
Actress
of the Decade" by CineAsia. She previously won "Star of Tomorrow prize" back in 1999.[68] In 2013, Zhang received the Order of Arts and Letter at the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres Awards.[43] Magazine recognition[edit]

Ranked 2nd of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM
FHM
Taiwan
Taiwan
(2001). Named one of the 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 by Teen People
Teen People
Magazine (2001). Named one of the 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 by Teen People
Teen People
Magazine (2002). Ranked No. 91 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002) Voted at No. 100 in FHM's "Sexiest 100 Girls of 2002", UK edition. (June, 2002) Ranked in the top 5 of "Forbes China
China
Celebrity 100" list every year from 2004 to 2010. Named by Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
in their "The Must List" 2005. Listed 38th out of the 122 people and things the magazine "loves" this year, Ziyi was the only Chinese to be included. Selected by Southern People Weekly magazine as "Chinese Top Ten Leaders of the Younger Generation" in 2005. Listed in People's "50 Most Beautiful People" List in 2005. Listed in TIME's World's 100 Most Influential People. They called her "China's Gift to Hollywood". Ranked one of the "100 Most Beautiful Women in the World" in the July 2005 issue of Harpers & Queen magazine. It was her first time on the list. She was ranked number 15. Voted in at No. 86 in FHM's sexiest women in the world in 2006. She had not appeared in the list since 2002. Topped Japanese Playboy's "100 Sexiest Women in Asia" list and was featured on the cover (April 2006)[69] Voted No. 1 in E!'s "Sexiest Action Stars" list in summer 2007. Included in People's 100 Most Beautiful People in the World (2007). This is now her third appearance on the list after 2001 and 2003. Ranked No. 3 in Japanese magazine Classy's "Super Perfect Head-to-Body Size Ratio List" in January 2009. Listed among 50 Most Beautiful Female Celebrities by the Los Angeles Times.[70]

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Awards for Zhang Ziyi

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Asian Film Award for Best Actress

Miki Nakatani
Miki Nakatani
(2007) Jeon Do-yeon
Jeon Do-yeon
(2008) Zhou Xun
Zhou Xun
(2009) Kim Hye-ja (2010) Xu Fan (2011) Deanie Ip (2012) Nora Aunor (2013) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2014) Bae Doona
Bae Doona
(2015) Shu Qi
Shu Qi
(2016) Fan Bingbing
Fan Bingbing
(2017) Sylvia Chang
Sylvia Chang
(2018)

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Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Actress

Jeon Do-yeon
Jeon Do-yeon
(2007) Hiam Abbass
Hiam Abbass
(2008) Kim Hye-ja (2009) Yoon Jeong-hee (2010) Nadezhda Markina (2011) Nora Aunor (2012) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2013) Lü Zhong (2014) Kirin Kiki
Kirin Kiki
(2015) Hasmine Kilip (2016) Mindia Esadze (2017)

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China
China
Film Director's Guild Awards Best Actress

Zhou Xun
Zhou Xun
(2005) Xu Fan (2011) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2012) Yan Bingyan (2013) Tang Wei
Tang Wei
(2014) Gong Li
Gong Li
(2015) Bai Baihe (2016) Fan Bingbing
Fan Bingbing
(2017)

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Chinese Film Media Awards for Best Actress

China

Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(2001) Lü Liping (2002) Huang Suying (2003) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2004) Rene Liu
Rene Liu
(2005) Zhang Jingchu (2006) Jin Yaqin (2007) Yu Nan
Yu Nan
(2008) Zhou Xun
Zhou Xun
(2009) Kara Hui
Kara Hui
(2010) Tang Wei
Tang Wei
(2011) Deanie Ip (2012) Yan Bingyan (2013) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2014) Zhao Wei
Zhao Wei
(2015) Lü Zhong (2016) Zhou Dongyu
Zhou Dongyu
(2017)

Hong Kong
Hong Kong
/ Taiwan

Anita Mui
Anita Mui
(2002) Angelica Lee (2003) Cecilia Cheung
Cecilia Cheung
(2004)

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Golden Rooster Award for Best Actress

1980s

Zhang Yu (1981) Li Xiuming (1982) Pan Hong / Siqin Gaowa (1983) Gong Xue (1984) Li Ling (1985) Yue Hong (1986) Liu Xiaoqing (1987) Pan Hong (1988) Xu Shouli (1989)

1990s

N/A (1990) Xi Meijuan (1991) Song Xiaoying (1992) Gong Li
Gong Li
(1993) Pan Hong (1994) Ai Liya (1995) Song Chunli (1996) Yu Hui (1997) Tao Hong (1998) Ning Jing (1999)

2000s

Gong Li
Gong Li
(2000) Song Chunli (2001) Ni Ping / Tao Hong (2002) Yu Nan
Yu Nan
(2003) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
/ Zheng Zhenyao (2004) Jin Yaqin (2005) Carina Lau / Yan Bingyan (2007) Jiang Wenli / Zhou Xun
Zhou Xun
(2009)

2010s

Naren Hua (2011) Song Jia (2013) Badema (2015) Fan Bingbing
Fan Bingbing
(2017)

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Golden Horse Award for Best Actress

You Min (1962) Betty Loh Ti
Betty Loh Ti
(1963) Li Li-hua
Li Li-hua
(1964) Gua Ah-leh (1966) Jiang Qing (1967) Ivy Ling Po (1968) Li Li-hua
Li Li-hua
(1969) Gua Ah-leh (1970) Lisa Lu
Lisa Lu
(1971) Judy Ongg
Judy Ongg
(1972) Shangguan Lingfeng (1973) Lisa Lu
Lisa Lu
(1975) Hsu Feng (1976) Chelsia Chan (1977) Tien Niu (1978) Joan Lin (1979) Hsu Feng (1980) Sylvia Chang
Sylvia Chang
(1981) Wang Ping (1982) Lu Hsiao-fen (1983) Loretta Yang (1984) Loretta Yang (1985) Sylvia Chang
Sylvia Chang
(1986) Anita Mui
Anita Mui
(1987) Carol Cheng (1988) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(1989) Brigitte Lin
Brigitte Lin
(1990) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(1991) Lindzay Chan (1992) Carrie Ng (1993) Joan Chen
Joan Chen
(1994) Josephine Siao (1995) Josephine Siao (1996) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(1997) Li Xiaolu
Li Xiaolu
(1998) Loletta Lee (1999) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(2000) Qin Hailu
Qin Hailu
(2001) Angelica Lee (2002) Sandra Ng
Sandra Ng
(2003) Yang Kuei-mei (2004) Shu Qi
Shu Qi
(2005) Zhou Xun
Zhou Xun
(2006) Joan Chen
Joan Chen
(2007) Prudence Liew (2008) Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
(2009) Lü Liping (2010) Deanie Ip (2011) Gwei Lun-mei
Gwei Lun-mei
(2012) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2013) Chen Shiang-chyi (2014) Karena Lam (2015) Zhou Dongyu
Zhou Dongyu
and Sandra Ma (2016) Kara Hui
Kara Hui
(2017)

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Golden Lotus Award for Best Actress

2000s

Amatha Bhukya (2009)

2010s

Renee Yuan (2010) Huang Yi (2011) Barbie Shu (2012) Liu Yifei (2013) Charlene Choi
Charlene Choi
(2014) Kara Hui
Kara Hui
(2015) Zhou Dongyu
Zhou Dongyu
(2016) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2017)

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Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Film Award for Best Actress

Kara Hui
Kara Hui
(1981) Becky Lam (1982) Cecilia Yip (1983) Siqin Gaowa (1984) Pauline Wong (1985) Sylvia Chang
Sylvia Chang
(1986) Josephine Siao (1987) Anita Mui
Anita Mui
(1988) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(1989) Carol Cheng (1990) Cecilia Yip (1991) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(1992) Anita Yuen (1993) Anita Yuen (1994) Josephine Siao (1995) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(1996) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(1997) Sandra Ng
Sandra Ng
(1998) Law Lan (1999) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(2000) Sylvia Chang
Sylvia Chang
(2001) Angelica Lee (2002) Cecilia Cheung
Cecilia Cheung
(2003) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2004) Zhou Xun
Zhou Xun
(2005) Gong Li
Gong Li
(2006) Siqin Gaowa (2007) Paw Hee-Ching (2008) Kara Hui
Kara Hui
(2009) Carina Lau (2010) Deanie Ip (2011) Miriam Yeung
Miriam Yeung
(2012) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2013) Zhao Wei
Zhao Wei
(2014) Jessie Li (2015) Kara Wai (2016)

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Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress

Joan Chen
Joan Chen
(1994) Siqin Gaowa/ Josephine Siao (1995) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(1996) Jacklyn Wu (1997) Sandra Ng
Sandra Ng
(1998) Law Lan (1999) Qin Hailu
Qin Hailu
(2000) Sammi Cheng
Sammi Cheng
(2001) Faye Wong
Faye Wong
(2002) Cecilia Cheung
Cecilia Cheung
(2003) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2004) Zhou Xun
Zhou Xun
(2005) Gong Li
Gong Li
(2006) Siqin Gaowa (2007) Paw Hee-Ching (2008) Kara Hui
Kara Hui
(2009) Miriam Yeung
Miriam Yeung
(2010) Deanie Ip (2011) N/A (2012) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2013) Zhao Wei
Zhao Wei
(2014) Jessie Li (2015) Zhou Dongyu
Zhou Dongyu
(2016)

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Huabiao Award for Outstanding Actress

Ai Liya (1995) Cao Cuifen (1996) Yu Hui (1997) Tao Hong (born 1972)/ Pan Yu (1998) Xu Fan/ Mei Ting (1999) Jiang Wenli/Chen Jin (2000) Xie Lan/ Xi Meijuan (2001) Tao Hong (born 1969)/Yu Hui (2002) Ni Ping/Huang Suying (2003) Jiang Wenli/ Ju Xue (2004) Zhao Wei/ Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2005) Li Bingbing/ Ding Jiali (2007) Zhang Ziyi/Fan Zhibo (2009) Naren Hua/ Xu Fan (2011) Zhang Ziyi/ Yan Bingyan (2013) Bai Baihe (2015)

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Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actress

1962–1963

Zhu Xijuan
Zhu Xijuan
(1962) Zhang Ruifang
Zhang Ruifang
(1963)

1980–2004

Joan Chen
Joan Chen
(1980) Zhang Yu (1981) Li Xiuming (1982) Siqin Gaowa (1983) Gong Xue (1984) Wu Yufang (1985) Fang Shu (1986) Liu Xiaoqing (1987) Liu Xiaoqing (1988) Liu Xiaoqing (1989) Song Jia (1990) Song Jia (1991) Zhao Lirong (1992) Gong Li
Gong Li
(1993) Pan Hong (1994) Shen Danping (1995) Guo Keyu (1996) Ning Jing (1997) Liu Bei (1998) Liu Xin (1999) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2000) Gong Li
Gong Li
(2001) Zhou Xun
Zhou Xun
(2002) Xu Jinglei (2003) Fan Bingbing
Fan Bingbing
(2004)

2006–present

Rene Liu
Rene Liu
(2006) Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
(2008) Zhao Wei
Zhao Wei
(2010) Bai Baihe (2012) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2014) Xu Qing (2016)

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Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female

Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1987) Rosanna DeSoto (1988) Laura San Giacomo
Laura San Giacomo
(1989) Sheryl Lee Ralph (1990) Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd
(1991) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1992) Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor
(1993) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1994) Mare Winningham
Mare Winningham
(1995) Elizabeth Peña
Elizabeth Peña
(1996) Debbi Morgan
Debbi Morgan
(1997) Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
(1998) Chloë Sevigny
Chloë Sevigny
(1999) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2000) Carrie-Anne Moss
Carrie-Anne Moss
(2001) Emily Mortimer
Emily Mortimer
(2002) Shohreh Aghdashloo
Shohreh Aghdashloo
(2003) Virginia Madsen
Virginia Madsen
(2004) Amy Adams
Amy Adams
(2005) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2006) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Dale Dickey (2010) Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley
(2011) Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
(2012) Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Mya Taylor (2015) Molly Shannon
Molly Shannon
(2016) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2017)

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MTV Movie Award for Best Fight

Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
vs. Bob Barker
Bob Barker
Happy Gilmore
Happy Gilmore
(1996) Fairuza Balk
Fairuza Balk
vs. Robin Tunney
Robin Tunney
– The Craft (1997) Will Smith
Will Smith
vs. Cockroach – Men in Black (1998) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
vs. Puffy the Dog – There's Something About Mary
There's Something About Mary
(1999) Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves
vs. Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
The Matrix
The Matrix
(2000) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
vs. Entire bar – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2001) Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
and Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker
vs. Hong Kong
Hong Kong
gang – Rush Hour 2
Rush Hour 2
(2002) Yoda
Yoda
vs. Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
– Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2003) Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman
vs. Chiaki Kuriyama
Chiaki Kuriyama
– Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2004) Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman
vs. Daryl Hannah
Daryl Hannah
– Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2005) Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
vs. Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
– Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2006) Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler
vs. Robert Maillet
Robert Maillet
– 300 (2007) Sean Faris vs. Cam Gigandet
Cam Gigandet
Never Back Down
Never Back Down
(2008) Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson
vs. Cam Gigandet
Cam Gigandet
– Twilight (2009) Beyoncé
Beyoncé
Knowles vs. Ali Larter
Ali Larter
– Obsessed (2010) Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson
vs. Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard
and Xavier Samuel
Xavier Samuel
– The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2011) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
and Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson
vs. Alexander Ludwig
Alexander Ludwig
– The Hunger Games (2012) Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
and Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner
vs. Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston
– The Avengers (2013) Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom
and Evangeline Lilly
Evangeline Lilly
vs. Orcs – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2014) Dylan O'Brien
Dylan O'Brien
vs. Will Poulter
Will Poulter
The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner
(2015) Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds
vs. Ed Skrein
Ed Skrein
- Deadpool (2016)

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Shanghai Film Critics Award for Best Actress

Pan Hong (1994) Ai Liya (1995) Ning Jing (1996) Song Dandan (1998) Li Lin (1999) Gong Li
Gong Li
(2001) Xi Meijuan (2002) Naren Hua (2003) Shu Qi
Shu Qi
(2004) Zhang Jingchu (2005) Zhu Yuanyuan (2006) Siqin Gaowa (2007) Miao Pu
Miao Pu
(2008) Zhou Xun
Zhou Xun
(2009) Zhao Wei
Zhao Wei
(2010) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2011) Ni Ni (2012) Tang Wei
Tang Wei
(2013) Gong Li
Gong Li
(2014)

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Forbes China
China
Celebrity 100

2004

Yao Ming Zhang Ziyi Zhao Wei Faye Wong Gong Li Zhang Yimou Zhou Xun Leon Lai Sun Nan Jet Li Carina Lau Han Hong Lu Yi Yu Quan Sun Jihai Na Ying Wang Zhizhi Zhao Benshan Ge You Li Tie

2005

Yao Ming Zhang Ziyi Liu Xiang Zhao Wei Faye Wong Zhang Yimou Zhou Xun Sun Nan Carina Lau Fan Bingbing Lu Yi Gong Li Dao Lang Chen Kun Ge You Tian Liang Guo Jingjing Feng Xiaogang Zhao Benshan Liu Ye

2006

Yao Ming Zhou Xun Zhang Ziyi Zhao Wei Liu Xiang Li Yuchun Fan Bingbing Chen Kaige Sun Nan Li Bingbing Carina Lau Feng Xiaogang Gong Li Lu Yi Zhao Benshan Chen Kun Chen Hao Xu Jinglei He Jiong Guo Jingjing

2007

Yao Ming Liu Xiang Zhang Yimou Zhang Ziyi Gong Li Zhou Xun Fan Bingbing Li Yuchun Xu Jinglei Carina Lau Feng Xiaogang Zheng Jie
Zheng Jie
& Yan Zi Li Bingbing Zhao Benshan Jane Zhang Hu Jun Chen Kun Chen Daoming Chen Hao Ge You

2008

Yao Ming Liu Xiang Jet Li Yi Jianlian Zhang Ziyi Fan Bingbing Zhao Wei Zhou Xun Li Bingbing Zhao Benshan Gong Li Xu Jinglei Guo Degang Zhang Guoli Jane Zhang Huang Xiaoming Ge You Lin Dan Sun Li Huang Shengyi

2009

Yao Ming Zhang Ziyi Yi Jianlian Guo Jingjing Liu Xiang Jet Li Zhao Wei Fan Bingbing Zhou Xun Li Bingbing Sun Li Gong Li Ge You Zhang Yining Zhao Benshan Huang Xiaoming Lin Dan Zhang Yimou Zhang Guoli Wang Liqin

2010

Jackie Chan Jay Chou Andy Lau Yao Ming Zhang Ziyi Zhao Benshan Jolin Tsai Donnie Yen Liu Xiang Fan Bingbing Lin Chi-ling Eason Chan Lu Chen Nicholas Tse Aaron Kwok Li Yuchun Sun Honglei Zhou Xun Huang Xiaoming Zhao Wei

2011

Andy Lau Jay Chou Faye Wong Jackie Chan Yao Ming Donnie Yen Zhang Ziyi Jet Li Fan Bingbing Zhao Benshan Huang Xiaoming Wang Leehom Lin Chi-ling Feng Xiaogang Jolin Tsai Barbie Shu Jiang Wen Eason Chan Jacky Cheung Zhang Yimou

2012

Jay Chou Andy Lau Fan Bingbing Faye Wong Li Na Zhao Benshan Jolin Tsai Yao Ming Jackie Chan Lin Chi-ling Eason Chan Nicholas Tse Yang Mi Zhang Ziyi Jacky Cheung Wang Leehom Show Lo Donnie Yen Shu Qi Li Bingbing

2013

Fan Bingbing Jay Chou Andy Lau Jackie Chan Zhang Ziyi Eason Chan Yang Mi Huang Xiaoming Jolin Tsai Lin Chi-ling Li Na Wang Leehom Zhao Benshan Show Lo Li Yuchun Mo Yan Shu Qi Donnie Yen Faye Wong Mayday

2014

Fan Bingbing Andy Lau Jay Chou Huang Xiaoming Zhang Ziyi Yang Mi Lin Chi-ling Li Na Nicky Wu Jackie Chan Eason Chan Mayday Show Lo Wang Leehom Zhou Xun Nicholas Tse Donnie Yen Jimmy Lin Hawick Lau Jolin Tsai

2015

Fan Bingbing Jay Chou Nicholas Tse Jackie Chan Huang Xiaoming Sun Li Zhao Wei Andy Lau Li Yifeng Eason Chan G.E.M. Angelababy Li Bingbing Wang Feng Li Na Jolin Tsai Zhou Xun Carina Lau Li Chen Tiffany Tang

2017

Fan Bingbing Luhan Yang Mi Zhao Liying Yang Yang Liu Tao Jackie Chan Angelababy Jay Chou Kris Wu Li Yifeng Deng Chao Sun Li Tiffany Tang Chen Kun Huang Xiaoming TFBoys Hu Ge Liu Shishi Lay

The table includes only the top 20. In 2010, the list started to include Chinese celebrities born in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and abroad. Prior to that it only included celebrities born in mainland China.

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