Jet Li

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Date of Birth April 26, 1963
Place of Birth Beijing, China
Age 57 years old
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Jet Li

Li Lianjie, better known by his stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and retired Wushu champion who was born in Beijing. He is a naturalized Singaporean citizen. After three years of training with acclaimed Wushu teacher Wu Bin, Li won his first national championship for the Beijing Wushu Team. After retiring from competitive Wushu at age 19, he went on to win great acclaim in China as an actor, making his debut with the film Shaolin Temple. He went on to star in many critically acclaimed martial arts epic films, most notably as the lead in Zhang Yimou's Hero, Fist of Legend, and the first three films in the Once Upon a Time in China series, in which he portrayed folk hero Wong Fei-hung. Li's first role in a non-Chinese film was as a villain in Lethal Weapon 4, and his first leading role in a Hollywood film was as Han Sing in Romeo Must Die.

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About Jet Li

Wushu martial arts champion and actor who won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor for the 2007 film The Warlords. He has also appeared in the action films Lethal Weapon 4 and Romeo Must Die. In 2018, he was cast in the live-action remake of Disney's Mulan.

Before Fame

At age eight, he began rigorously training in the martial arts, joining the Beijing Wushu Team.

Achievement

He began practicing Tibetan Buddhism when he was young, and became the lifelong apprentice of Lho Kunsang of the Kagyu school.

Family Life

He was married to Huang Qiuyan from 1987 to 1990. He married Nina Li chi, a Hong Kong-based actress, in 1999. He has four daughters named Jane, Taimi, Si and Jada.

Associations

He appeared alongside Jackie Chan in The Forbidden Kingdom, which was based on the Chinese folk legend of the Monkey King.

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  • Cinema of China - The cinema of Mainland China is one of three distinct historical threads of Chinese-language cinema together with the cinema of Hong Kong and the cinema of Taiwan. Cinema was introduced in China in 1896 and the first Chinese film, Dingjun Mountain, was made in 1905.
  • Cinema of Hong Kong - The cinema of Hong Kong is one of the three major threads in the history of Chinese language cinema, alongside the cinema of China, and the cinema of Taiwan.
  • Hong Kong wushu practitioners
  • Singaporean film producers
  • Singaporean Buddhists
  • People's Republic of China Buddhists
  • Chinese wushu practitioners
  • Hong Kong Buddhists
  • Chinese film producers
  • Singaporean male film actors
  • Male actors from Beijing
  • Chinese emigrants to Singapore
  • Naturalised citizens of Singapore
  • Hong Kong film producers
  • Sportspeople from Beijing
  • 20th-century Chinese male actors
  • Converts to Buddhism
  • People who lost United States citizenship
  • Asian film producers
  • 21st-century Chinese male actors
  • Hong Kong male film actors
  • Chinese male film actors

Latest information about Jet Li updated on June 01, 2020.

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