Gong Li

Li Gong


  • First Name: Li
  • Family Name: Gong
  • Native name: 鞏俐
  • Also Known as: 巩俐;
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: December 31, 1965
  • Age: 53

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Li Gong

Gong Li

  • Name: Gong Li
  • Native name: 鞏俐
  • Also Known as: 巩俐;
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: December 31, 1965
  • Age: 53
Gong Li (born 31 December 1965) is a Chinese-born Singaporean film actress. She achieved international prominence through her close collaborations with Chinese director Zhang Yimou (Yimou girl) and won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at Venice for her performance in his 1992 film The Story of Qiu Ju. She has been credited with helping to bring Chinese cinema to prominence in Europe and the United States. In 2006, she was voted the most beautiful woman in China.

Gong has won numerous accolades for her work as an actress; she won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Farewell My Concubine (1993) and the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress for Memoirs of a Geisha (2005). She has also won two Golden Rooster Awards, a Hundred Flowers Award, and a Cannes Festival Trophy. Other notable film appearances include Ju Dou (1990), Raise the Red Lantern (1991), 2046 (2004), and Miami Vice (2006).

Gong Li was born in Shenyang, Liaoning, China, the youngest of five children. Her father was a professor of economics and her mother was a teacher.[4] She grew up in Jinan, the capital of Shandong.

In 1985, she was accepted to study at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing; she graduated in 1989. While a student at the Central Academy of Drama, she was discovered by Zhang Yimou, who chose her for the lead role in Red Sorghum, his first film as a director.

In November 1996, Gong married Singaporean tobacco tycoon Ooi Hoe Seong at Hong Kong's China Club. On 28 June 2010, Gong's agent confirmed that Gong Li and her husband had divorced

Gong applied for Singapore citizenship in early 2008. When overseas professional obligations prevented her from showing up at her scheduled August citizenship ceremony, she was harshly criticized for not making it a priority. On Saturday, 8 November 2008, Gong, in an effort to make amends, attended a citizenship ceremony held at Teck Ghee Community Club and received her Singapore citizenship certificate from Member of Parliament Lee Bee Wah.

Gong has been cast in the upcoming Disney movie Mulan. She plays Xian Lang: a powerful and malevolent witch who allies with Bori Khan. She is a new character who did not appear in the original 1998 animated film.

In 2019 Gong married long time boyfriend French music composer Jean-Michel Jarre. Her husband is 16 years older than her.

Year Title Role Rating
2019 Saturday Fiction
Chinese Movie, 2019,
Yu Jin (Main Role)
Yu Jin
Main Role
2016 The Monkey King 2
Hong Kong Movie, 2016,
Bai Gu Jing [White Bone Demon] (Main Role)
Bai Gu Jing [White Bone Demon]
Main Role
2014 Coming Home
Chinese Movie, 2014,
Feng Wan Yu (Main Role)
Feng Wan Yu
Main Role
2011 What Women Want
Chinese Movie, 2011,
Li Yi Long (Main Role)
Li Yi Long
Main Role
2010 Shanghai
Chinese Movie, 2010,
Anna Lan-Ting (Main Role)
Anna Lan-Ting
Main Role
2006 Curse of the Golden Flower
Chinese Movie, 2006,
Empress Phoenix (Main Role)
Empress Phoenix
Main Role
2004 2046
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
Another Su Li-Zhen / Black Spider (Main Role)
Another Su Li-Zhen / Black Spider
Main Role
2004 The Hand
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
(Main Role)
Main Role
2002 Zhou Yu's Train
Chinese Movie, 2002,
Zhou Yu (Main Role)
Zhou Yu
Main Role
1998 The Emperor and the Assassin
Chinese Movie, 1998,
Zhao Ji (Main Role)
Zhao Ji
Main Role
1996 Temptress Moon
Chinese Movie, 1996,
Pang Ruyi (Main Role)
Pang Ruyi
Main Role
1995 Shanghai Triad
Chinese Movie, 1995,
Xiao Jingbao (Main Role)
Xiao Jingbao
Main Role
1994 To Live
Chinese Movie, 1994,
Jia Zhen (Main Role)
Jia Zhen
Main Role
1994 The Dragon Chronicles - The Maidens
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Mou Hang-wan (Main Role)
Mou Hang-wan
Main Role
1993 Flirting Scholar
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Chou Heung (Support Role)
Chou Heung
Support Role
1993 Farewell My Concubine
Chinese Movie, 1993,
Ju Xian (Main Role)
Ju Xian
Main Role
1992 The Story of Qiu Ju
Chinese Movie, 1992,
Qiu Ju (Main Role)
Qiu Ju
Main Role
1991 Raise the Red Lantern
Chinese Movie, 1991,
Songlian (Main Role)
Main Role
1991 God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Miss Yu San / Yu Mong (Main Role)
Miss Yu San / Yu Mong
Main Role
1991 The Banquet
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Herself (Guest Role)
Guest Role
1990 A Terracotta Warrior
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Dong'er (Main Role)
Main Role
1990 Ju Dou
Chinese Movie, 1990,
Ju Dou (Main Role)
Ju Dou
Main Role
1988 Red Sorghum
Chinese Movie, 1988,
My Grandma / Jiu'er (Main Role)
My Grandma / Jiu'er
Main Role
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