Birth Place Matching "Beijing, China" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Jet Li
Actor | The One
Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens,...
2. Ziyi Zhang
Actress | Shi mian mai fu
Ziyi Zhang is a Chinese actress and model. She is best known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Rush Hour 2 (2001), Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004), and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005).
She made her feature film debut in The Road Home (1999).
For her work in Memoirs of a Geisha she was...
3. Lisa Lu
Actress | 2012
Lisa Lu is a Chinese-American actress, born in Beijing. She started her career as a teenager, performing in Kunqu theatrical productions, a traditional style of Chinese opera.
The Chinese Civil War (1927-1949) ended with a Communist victory. While the new regime financially subsidized China's ...
Actress | Freaky Friday
Lucille Soong was born in Beijing, China and moved to Hong Kong when she was 22. Discovered by the famous English director Lewis Gilbert, Lucille was cast to play a bride in the feature Ferry To Hong Kong with Orson Welles. After moving to London during the Swinging 60's, she was chased down by an ...
5. Jing Wu
Actor | Zhan lang
Born in Beijing China in 1974, he was sent to train at Beijing Wushu Academy when he was 6 years old as both his Father and Grandfather were also Martial artists. In 1995 he was spotted by Yuen Woo-Ping who had come to the academy to look for a martial artist for the film Tai Chi 2 (aka Tai Chi ...
6. Mi Yang
Mi Yang (known in Chinese as Yangmi), born on September 12, 1986 in Beijing China, is the singleton in her family. With both of her parents' family names Yang, she was named Mi which means the mathematical term 'power' in Chinese. Her audiences are usually attracted by her waterish huge eyes and ...
7. Faye Wong
Actress | Chung Hing sam lam
Her mother (now deceased) was a singer and her father a mining engineer. They moved with her older brother to Hong Kong when she was 18 and she began to take singing lessons. Her teacher introduced her to Cinepoly Records, where she first recorded under the name Wong Jing Man and was given the ...
8. Rongguang Yu
Actor | Shanghai Noon
Born on August 30, 1958 in Beijing, China, Yu Rongguang, also known as Ringo Yu, is a Chinese actor and martial artist who started his career in Hong Kong. He is an actor and director, known for The Karate Kid (2010), Iron Monkey (1993) and Shanghai Noon (2000). He is best known for the title role ...
10. Ivan Desny
Actor | Die Ehe der Maria Braun
Ivan Desny was born on December 28, 1922 in Peking, China as Ivan Nikolai Desnitskij. He was an actor, known for The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978), Guns for San Sebastian (1968) and Wrong Move (1975). He was married to Ghislaine Arsac. He died on April 13, 2002 in Ascona, Switzerland.
11. Siu Tin Yuen
Actor | Zui quan
Already a veteran of the Peking Opera, he starred in countless black and white costume dramas before son Woo-Ping Yuen cast him in _Snake in Eagle's Shadow_ , the film which launched Jackie Chan's career. He then went on to feature alongside Chan and Jung-Lee Hwang(_Snake in Eagle's Shadow_'s main ...
12. Leon Lai
Actor | Do lok tin si
Leon Lai won the 2002 Taiwan Golden Horse Award for Best Actor for his outstanding performance in the highly acclaimed horror film, Three, where he portrayed an obsessive husband trying to revive his dead wife with Chinese medicine. In 2003, he appeared in the final installment of the high profile ...
18. George Fenneman
Fenneman's most enduring role was as announcer and sidekick for Groucho Marx on over 200 episodes of the popular game show, You Bet Your Life, which ran throughout the 1950s until 1961. Fenneman was the foil and straight man for Groucho's comedy and wisecracking while at the same time managing the ...
19. King Hu
Director | Xia nü
He was educated in art school in Beijing, left China for Hong Kong in 1949 and entered the film industry in 1951 in the art department. In the 1950s he began acting and in 1958 joined Shaw Brothers as an actor and writer, and later a director. In 1967 he left to start his own studio in Taiwan, ...
21. Tatsuya Fuji
Actor | Ai no korîda
Tatsuya Fuji was born on August 27, 1941 in Beijing, China as Tatsuya Itou. He is an actor, known for In the Realm of the Senses (1976), Bright Future (2002) and Mura no shashinshuu (2004). He has been married to Izumi Ashikawa since August 28, 1968. They have one child.
22. Shi Shi Liu
Actress | Scarlet Heart
Liu ShiShi(Cecilia Liu) graduated from Beijing Dance Academy, major in Ballet. During her college time, she once had a opportunity to play a role in a TV series. It was that chance that open a new path for the ballerina's future. Upon her graduation from the Academy, she decided to choose acting as...
24. Feng Wang
Soundtrack | Le dernier loup
Feng Wang was born on June 29, 1971 in Beijing, China. He is a composer, known for Wolf Totem (2015), Beijing Bicycle (2001) and Drifters (2003). He has been married to Ziyi Zhang since 2015. They have one child. He was previously married to Zuoru Kang and Dan Qi.
25. Han Lu
Actor | Zhong fan 20 sui
Lu Han is a Chinese singer and actor. He was born on April 20, 1990 in Haidian, Beijing.He graduated from Beijing Shida Middle School and attended Beijing Haidian Foreign Language Shi Yan School before leaving for South Korea to attend Yonsei University as an exchange student. He majored in Applied...
28. Betty Ting Pei
Actress | Li Xiao Long yu wo
Betty Ting Pei was born in Beijing, China to a prominent and politically influential family. Her father and grandfather were physicians, and her mother was descended from warlords. The family migrated to Taiwan when she was two. In 1968, she joined the Shaw Brothers studio in Hong Kong, and Betty ...
46. Rain Li
Cinematographer | Beijing, New York
Rain Li left China for England as a young teenager to go pursue her dreams. After only a few months of language training and multiple part-time jobs, she discovered her passion for lighting. Her 2-year training as an electrician on commercials, music videos and feature films, led to her working as ...