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Ziyi Zhang 章子怡
Born: Beijing, China
Birthday: February 9, 1979
Horoscope Sign: Aquarius
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Ziyi Zhang Bio – Smartasses Magazine – Ziyi Zhang 章子怡 (born February 9, 1979) is a Chinese film actress. Zhang began studying dance at the age of 8, and joined the Beijing Dance Academy at age 11. While at this boarding school, disliked how mean the other girls were to each other while competing for status amongst the teachers so much that, on one occasion, she ran away from the school. By 15, Zhang won the national youth dance championship and began appearing in television commercials in Hong Kong. She became engaged to Chinese rock artist Wang Feng in February 2015, and on December 27, 2015, she gave birth to their daughter, Wang Xingxing.
In 1996, Zhang entered China’s prestigious Central Academy of Drama, and at the age of 19, she was offered her first role in The Road Home. She has worked with directors such as Zhang Yimou, Ang Lee and Rob Marshall and is best known for her roles in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers, Hero, Memoirs of a Geisha and Sophie’s Revenge alongside Yao Chen. Zhang’s first appearance in an American movie was in Rush Hour 2, but because she did not speak English at the time, Jackie Chan had to interpret everything the director said to her. Zhang’s singing was featured on the House of Flying Daggers soundtrack with the ancient Chinese poem, Jia Rén Qu. In 2005, Zhang accepted an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, placing her among the ranks of those able to vote on the Academy Awards. Zhang has been the face of Maybelline, Garnier, Omega Watches and Shangri-la Hotel and Resort Group. After several screen performances in 2010 and 2011, Zhang was named ambassador for the ScreenSingapore 2011 film festival, joining American director Oliver Stone.
In 2012, an overseas Chinese website Boxun falsely reported that Zhang was paid $100 million to sleep with top Chinese officials. She 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. She also won court cases in Hong Kong against Next Media over similar false reports in Apple Daily and Next Magazine.
Zhang is a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics and a spokesperson for Care for Children, a foster-home program in China. She does not actually know Chinese martial arts, rather, she relies on her dancing skills to mimic the Gongfu choreography.
Why we think she’s hot:
For us, the appeal of Ziyi has always been her facial expressions, and her ability to switch from one drastic emotion to another, with only the smallest of muscle movements or twinkles in the eye. Though, all things being equal, perhaps it was a Hollywood trash film that said it best, when Rush Hour 2 decided to name her character “Hu Li”, which, when translated from Mandarin Chinese, means “Fox”.
Ziyi Zhang Picture Gallery