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Bai Ling

Biography

She appeared in lots of Chinese movies before having a breakout performance within the American film Crimson Corner. Her performing within the Crow, Wild Crazy West, and Shed bolstered her popularity. She served like a nurse on her behalf country’s military until she was examined right into a mental institute. She competed within the 2005 time of year of But Can They Sing?, where she managed to get towards the semi finals. Her parents are Chen Binbin and Bai Yuxiang. She is at a 1998 music video with Chris Isaak for the track, “Make sure you.”

Quick Facts


Full Name Bai Ling
Date Of Birth October 10, 1966
Place Of Birth Chengdu, China
Height 1.6 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York University
Nationality American, Chinese
Parents Chen Binbin, Bai Yuxiang
Siblings Bai Chen, Bai Jie
Awards Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress, National Board of Review Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Movies Crank: High Voltage, The Crow, Red Corner, Wild Wild West, Anna and the King, The Gene Generation, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Southland Tales, Taxi 3, Love Ranch, Three... Extremes, She Hate Me, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Dumplings, Circle of Pain, The Beautiful Country, A Beautiful Life, My Baby's Daddy, Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance, Locked Down, Lords of Dogtown, Man About Town, Dim Sum Funeral, Somewhere in the City, The Breed, 6 Ways To Die, The Confidant, Edmond, The Monkey King, Clash of the Empires, Chain Letter, Boned, Dead Weekend, The Bad Penny, Call Me King, Storm Watch, Point of Origin, Everlasting, Living & Dying, Dead Funny, The Lazarus Papers, Nixon, The Gauntlet, Magic Man, Speed Dragon, The Extreme Team, The Key, Row Your Boat, Nomad, Petty Cash, Comedy Makes You Cry
TV Shows Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, But Can They Sing?, The Monkey King
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1 Perhaps her first public appearance in the U.S. was on Jan. 16, 1994, when she accepted the Best Supporting Actress Award on behalf of the winner, her countrywoman Li Gong, who could not attend, at the annual New York Film Critics Circle ceremony held at the Pegasus Room (Rockefeller Center).
2 Arrested for shoplifting at Los Angeles International Airport on February 13, 2008.
3 She turned in one of her most acclaimed performances in her first Hong Kong movie Saam gaang yi (2004) ("Three Extremes: Dumplings"). Her character is a creepy 60-year-old ageless beauty, and she helps women by performing illegal abortions, but also uses the unwanted fetuses to be made into dumplings, which is her secret for ageless beauty.
4 Was the July 2007 entry in Stuff magazine's 2006-2007 pin up calendar.
5 Cut off most of her waist-length hair for her role in Anna and the King (1999).
6 She took classes at The Lee Strasberg Institute (1991) and New York University. (1991)
7 Claimed that her role on Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) was cut during editing because of her posing for the June 2005 issue of US "Playboy" magazine. She was the first woman from the People's Republic of China on its cover. George Lucas strongly denied that this was the reason she was cut.
8 Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in 2005. Memorable for her light dresses that didn't always cover her essentials all the time. German tabloids nicknamed her "die Berlinackte" ("the Berlinaked").
9 Name means "white spirit" in English.
10 Lives in Southern California.
11 Had a four-line appearance in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). Unfortunately her appearance (along with a small cameo of George Lucas' daughter) got cut out. Lucas explained, "It wasn't like it was a major thing to begin with and I just cut that whole secondary story out of the movie quite a while ago".
12 Bai Ling served three years in the People Liberation's Army in China entertaining troops in Tibet. She had a bout of depression which sent her to a mental hospital. She then became a Chinese movie star. All of this occurred before she was 18.
13 One of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World 1998".


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gleichschaltung 2018 pre-production
Banned, Exploited & Blacklisted: The Underground Work of Controversial Filmmaker Shane Ryan 2017 completed segment "The Making of Samurai Cop 2"
Andover 2017 post-production Professor Huan
Finding Julia completed ZiZi
When the Devil Rides Out post-production
To Pimp a Butterfly 2017 Short Butterfly (Mother)
Maximum Impact 2017 Scanlon
Better Criminal 2016 Miss Jasmine Feng
Lord of Shanghai 2016 Madame Xin
Beyond the Game 2016/II
Everlasting 2016 Cristiane
Call Me King 2016 Li Soo
Sacred Blood 2015 Lilly
Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance 2015 Doggé
Boned 2015 The Mistress
ABCs of Superheroes 2015 Galvana
6 Ways to Die 2015 June Lee
Assassin's Game 2015 The Bodyguard
Vultures in the Void 2014 Short Deadspeed
The Key 2014/V Ida
Blood Shed 2014 Lucy
American Girls 2013 Amanda Chen
Game of Assassins 2013 Kim Lee
Speed Dragon 2013 Jackie
Yellow Hill: The Stranger's Tale 2012 Short The Stranger
Clash of the Empires 2012 Video Laylan
Hawaii Five-0 2012 TV Series Esmerelda
The Bad Penny 2011 Nok
The Being Frank Show 2010-2011 TV Series
The Lazarus Papers 2010 Kyo
Locked Down 2010 Guard Flores
Petty Cash 2010 Coco
The Confidant 2010 Black
Circle of Pain 2010 Video Victoria Ruolan
Love Ranch 2010 Samantha
Magic Man 2010 Samantha
Pai mai chun tian 2010 Zhang Qian
Chain Letter 2009 Jai Pham (credit only)
Crank: High Voltage 2009 Ria
Dim Sum Funeral 2008 Dede
A Beautiful Life 2008 Esther
Toxic 2008 Lena
The Hustle 2008 Han
The Gene Generation 2007 Michelle
Shanghai Baby 2007 Coco
The Unit 2007 TV Series Princess
Living & Dying 2007 Nadia
Lost 2007 TV Series Achara
Scarface: The World Is Yours 2006 Video Game U-Gin Bar Manager (voice)
Southland Tales 2006 Serpentine
Best of Chris Isaak 2006 Video segment "Please" uncredited
Man About Town 2006 Barbi Ling
Edmond 2005 Peep Show Girl
Nomad: The Warrior 2005 Gaukhar (English version, voice)
Entourage 2005 TV Series Li Lei
Lords of Dogtown 2005 Punky Photographer
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 Senator Bana Breemu (uncredited)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 2004 Mysterious Woman
Saam gaang yi 2004 Mei (segment "Dumplings")
Jiao zi 2004 Mei, the cook
She Hate Me 2004 Oni
The Beautiful Country 2004 Ling
My Baby's Daddy 2004 XiXi
Jake 2.0 2003 TV Series Mei Ling
Paris 2003 Linda / Shen Li
The Extreme Team 2003 RJ
Taxi 3 2003 Qiu
Point of Origin 2002 TV Movie Wanda Orr
Storm Watch 2002 Skylar
Face 2002 Kim
The Breed 2001 Lucy Westenra
Shaolin Soccer 2001 Mui (English version, voice)
The Lost Empire 2001 TV Mini-Series Kwan Ying
The Wild Thornberrys 2000 TV Series Mei-Mei / Mother Panda
Angel 2000 TV Series Jhiera
Chi-Chian: The Black Seed 2000 TV Series Chi-Chian (voice)
Anna and the King 1999 Tuptim
Wild Wild West 1999 Miss East
Row Your Boat 1999 Chun Hua
Somewhere in the City 1998 Lu Lu
Touched by an Angel 1998 TV Series Jean Chang
Red Corner 1997 Shen Yuelin
Nixon 1995 Chinese Interpreter
Dead Weekend 1995 TV Movie Amelia A
The Cosby Mysteries 1995 TV Series Dr. Valerie Chong
Dead Funny 1994 Norriko
The Crow 1994 Myca
Homicide: Life on the Street 1993 TV Series Teri Chow
Pen Pals 1992 Sharice
Arc Light 1989 Jing Huan
Wu qiang qiang shou 1988 Yan Hong
Da xue sheng yi shi 1987 Xiao Qian
Shan cun feng yue 1987
Yue Yue 1986 Yue Yue
Lei sa Gu Su 1985 Wang Lingjuan
Hai tan 1984 Lu Xiao Mei

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Call Me King 2016 co-producer
Boned 2015 executive producer
Speed Dragon 2013 executive producer
Yellow Hill: The Stranger's Tale 2012 Short executive producer / producer
Frank & Chip: The Olympic Experience 2012 Documentary producer
Shi yue wei cheng 2009 executive producer
Shanghai Baby 2007 executive producer
Living & Dying 2007 associate producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Speed Dragon 2013 co-writer
Yellow Hill: The Stranger's Tale 2012 Short story / writer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Little Buddha 1993 actor intern - uncredited
The Wedding Banquet 1993 production staff

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Yellow Hill: The Stranger's Tale 2012 Short composer: additional music

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ni Jing: Thou Shalt Not Steal 2013 Short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Enter the Samurai 2017 Documentary completed Herself
LeagueOne: In the Spotlight! 2017 TV Series Herself
Eye on Entertainment 2016-2017 TV Series Herself
KNEKT on the Carpet: Live from the 27th Annual 100 Stars Oscars Red Carpet 2017 TV Special Herself
Zhen han shi jie de chang zheng 2016 TV Series documentary Herself (2016)
Classic Hollywood Cinemas 2016 Documentary Herself
Vigilante Diaries Screening After-party Presented by the Notice Network 2016 TV Series documentary Herself - Actress
The 3rd Annual Geekie Awards 2015 TV Movie Herself - Presenter
MoreHorror in Hollywood 2015 TV Series Herself
Click on This 2013 TV Series Herself
Q N' A with Mikki and Shay 2013 TV Series Herself
Datzhott 2013 TV Series Herself
Teens Wanna Know 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Actors Entertainment 2012 TV Series Herself
Sabrina Parisi Awards & Fashion Facts 2012 TV Series Herself
sCare Foundation Halloween Launch Benefit 2012 Short Herself
The Unemployment of Danny London 2012 TV Series Herself
59 Festival de Cine de San Sebastián - Gala de clausura 2011 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actress
59 Festival de Cine de San Sebastián - Gala de inauguración 2011 TV Special Herself
Love Cures Cancer: Take a Chance on Love II 2011 Documentary Herself - guest
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew 2011 TV Series Herself
MKP Celebrity Talk 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Fashion News Live 2007-2010 TV Series Herself
The Naturalized 2010 Documentary Herself
Tits Against the Glass: Making 'Crank 2' 2009 Video documentary Herself
Free Radio 2009 TV Series Herself
The Rotten Tomatoes Show 2009 TV Series Herself
The John Kerwin Show 2007-2009 TV Series Herself
Ka Shen's Journey 2008 Documentary Herself
Godfrey Live 2008 TV Movie Herself - Guest
2008 Asian Excellence Awards 2008 TV Movie documentary
USIDent TV: Surveilling the Southland 2008 Video documentary short Herself
Chelsea Lately 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007 TV Series Herself
In the Mood for Doyle 2007 TV Movie documentary
A Place in Time 2007 Documentary Herself
Beyaz Show 2007 TV Series Herself
Joe Does the Oscars 2006 TV Movie Herself
2006 Asian Excellence Awards 2006 TV Special Herself - Presenter
But Can They Sing? 2005 TV Series Herself - Contestant
Peace, Love & Bikinis! 2005 Documentary Herself
The 2005 World Music Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005 TV Series Herself
Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
Howard Stern 2004 TV Series Herself
G-Phoria 2004 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Senkveld med Thomas og Harald 2004 TV Series Herself
Le making of 'Taxi 3' 2003 Video documentary Herself / Qiu
Tribeca Film Festival Presents 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
2003 MTV Movie Awards 2003 TV Special Herself
Young Hollywood Awards 2003 TV Special documentary Herself
The Chris Isaak Show 2001 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1997-1999 TV Series Herself
This Morning 1998 TV Series Herself
Nobody's Girls: Five Women of the West 1995 Documentary Mary Bong
Escape from China 1992 Documentary Peasant Woman (voice)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stranded with a Star 2006 TV Movie Herself - Panelist
Brave New World 2005 Video documentary Mysterious Woman

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Year End Award Asians On Film Festival Best Actress - Feature The Gauntlet (2013)
2014 Best Actress Asians On Film Festival Feature The Gauntlet (2013)
2013 Best Actress Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, US Feature Film The Gauntlet (2013)
2013 Feature Film Award New York International Independent Film & Video Festival Best Feature Film Speed Dragon (2013) · Dan Frank
2005 China Film Media Award Chinese Film Media Awards Best Supporting Actress Jiao zi (2004)
2005 Golden Bauhinia Golden Bauhinia Awards Best Supporting Actress Jiao zi (2004)
2005 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Saam gaang yi (2004)
2004 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Saam gaang yi (2004)
1997 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Female Discovery of the Year
1997 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Breakthrough Performance - Female Red Corner (1997)
1997 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Red Corner (1997)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 HKFCS Award Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Saam gaang yi (2004)


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#Quote
1 [on her role in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)] A lot of my friends asked, "What's it like working with Jude Law? He's so handsome!" I said, "Well, I'm lucky; I got to kick his butt".


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