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Gong Li net worth:
$100 Million

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Birth date: December 31, 1965
Birth place: Shenyang, Liaoning China
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
Profession:Film actress
Education:Central Academy of Drama
Nationality:Chinese
Spouse:Ooi Hoe Soeng (m. 1996–2010)
Children:Mamoru Yoki Chung Li
Parents:Gong Lize, Zhao Ying
Siblings:Gong Gu, Gong Zheng, Gong Wen, Gong Di

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Gong Li, born on 31st December 1965 in Shenyang, Liaoning China, is an actress best known to the world for her roles in films “Raise the Red Lantern” (1991), “Hannibal Rising” (2007), and “What Women Want” (2011), among other films. Her career started in 1987.

Have you ever wondered how rich Gong Li is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Li`s net worth is as high as $100 million, earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry.

Gong Li Net Worth $100 Million

Gong is a daughter of academic citizens; her father is a professor of economics, Gong Lize, while her mother, Liu Ying was a teacher. Li was raised in Jinan, alongside her four siblings. After finished high school, Li, wanted to enroll at one of the top music schools in China, however, she wasn`t accepted, and instead enrolled at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, finishing studies in 1989. Even before Li finished studies, she made her debut by appearing in the film “Red Sorghum” in 1987.

After graduation, she became more focused on acting, and soon made several appearances, including in “Quin yong”, “Xi tai hou” and “Dai hao mei zhou bao”. In 1990 she was cast in the lead role of Ju Dou in the film of the same name, alongside Wei Li and Baotian Li, and a year later firstly appeared in “God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai”, then starred in the Oscar-nominated “Raise the Red Lantern”, directed by Zhang Yimou. Li continued to enjoy fame during the `90s, and landed several lead roles in such high profile films as “The Story of Qiu Ju” (1992), the Oscar-nominated “Farewell My Concubine” (1993), “A Soul Hunted by Painting” (1994), and again teamed up with Zhang Yimou, this time for the film “To Live” (1994). All of these films, contributed to her net worth in a large degree, but her popularity would reach a whole new level with such films as “Chinese Box” (1997), next to Jeremy Irons, “The Emperor and the Assassin” (1998), and in 2004 with Kar-Wai-Wong`s sci-fi romantic drama “2046”, which snatched numerous awards.

The next year she appeared in Rob Marshall`s Oscar-winning drama “Memories of a Geisha”, starring Ziyi Zhang and Ken Watanabe, and then was the female lead in Michael Mann`s “Miami Vice”, next to Collin Farrell and Jamie Foxx, increasing further her net worth.

By 2010, even if she wanted Li couldn`t retreat from the scene, as she appeared in such famous films as “Curse of the Golden Flower” (2006), “Hannibal Rising” (2007), and “Shanghai” (2010), all of which added a solid amount to her already impressive net worth. However, for a few years her career began to decline, as she couldn`t find new engagements, but emerged once again on the scene in 2014, with the lead role in the drama film “Coming Home”, and most recently she had a role in the fantasy adventure “The Monkey King 2”.

Thanks to her skills, Li has won numerous prestigious awards, including the Golden Rooster and the Hundred Flowers Awards. Also, she received the Cannes Festival Trophy and Volpi Cup for Best Actress, among other awards.

Regarding her personal life, Li Gong was in a relationship with director Zhang Yimou during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, and was then married to Singapore businessman Ooi Wei Ming from 1996 until 2010 with whom she has a daughter. Li also holds Singaporean citizenship, which she obtained in 2008.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coming Home 2014 Feng Wanuy
What Women Want 2011 Li Yilong
Shanghai 2010 Anna Lan-Ting (as Gong Li)
Hannibal Rising 2007 Lady Murasaki (as Gong Li)
Curse of the Golden Flower 2006 Empress Phoenix
Miami Vice 2006 Isabella (as Gong Li)
Memoirs of a Geisha 2005 Hatsumomo (as Gong Li)
Eros 2004 Miss Hua (segment "The Hand")
2046 2004 Su Li-zhen
Zhou Yu de huo che 2002 Zhou Yu / Xiu
Breaking the Silence 2000 Sun Liying
The Emperor and the Assassin 1998 Lady Zhao
Chinese Box 1997 Vivian
Temptress Moon 1996 Pang Ruyi
Shanghai Triad 1995 Xiao Jingbao
Xi chu bawang 1994 Lu Zhi
To Live 1994 Xu Jiazhen
A Soul Haunted by Painting 1994 Pan Yuliang
Xin tian long ba bu zhi tian shan tong lao 1994 Mo Han-Wen
Flirting Scholar 1993 Chen Heung
Farewell My Concubine 1993 Juxian
Meng xing shi fen 1992 Ma Li
The Story of Qiu Ju 1992 Qiu Ju
Raise the Red Lantern 1991 Songlian
God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai 1991 Yu-San / Yu-Mong (as Lei Gung)
Ju Dou 1990 Ju Dou
Dai hao mei zhou bao 1989 Ah Li
Xi tai hou 1989 Guilian
Qin yong 1989 Winter / Lili Chu
Red Sorghum 1987 My Grandma

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
King's Man 2010 very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Presenter
World Film Report 2009 TV Series Herself
Secrets Within: Inside Look at 'Curse of the Golden Flower' 2007 Video documentary short Herself
Miami Vice: Undercover 2006 TV Short documentary Herself / Isabella
HBO First Look 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
2006 Asian Excellence Awards 2006 TV Special Herself - Nominee
On the Set: Memoirs of a Geisha 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself / Hatsumomo
Tout le monde en parle 2002 TV Series Herself
Primer plano 1996 TV Series Herself
Arena 1993 TV Series documentary Herself
The Banquet 1991 Herself / Waitress at Dinner

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gilles Jacob: CIitizen Cannes 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
American Masters 2009 TV Series documentary
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood 2007 TV Movie documentary Isabella
101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies 2005 TV Movie Herself - Place #32
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Qiu Ju / Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Golden Deer Changchun Film Festival Best Actress Gui lai (2014)
2007 Golden Bauhinia Golden Bauhinia Awards Best Actress Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
2007 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
2007 HKFCS Award Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
2005 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Supporting Actress Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
2004 Festival Trophy Cannes Film Festival
2003 Students' Choice Award Beijing Student Film Festival Favorite Actress Zhou Yu de huo che (2002)
2001 Golden Phoenix Award Golden Phoenix Awards, China Female Actor Piao liang ma ma (2000)
2001 Hundred Flowers Award Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actress Piao liang ma ma (2000)
2000 Golden Rooster Golden Rooster Awards Best Actress Piao liang ma ma (2000)
2000 Best Actress Montréal World Film Festival Piao liang ma ma (2000)
2000 Grand Prix Special des Amériques Montréal World Film Festival For exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art.
2000 Shanghai Film Critics Award Shanghai Film Critics Awards Best Actress Piao liang ma ma (2000)
1993 Berlinale Camera Berlin International Film Festival
1993 Golden Phoenix Award Golden Phoenix Awards, China Female Actor Qiu Ju da guan si (1992)
1993 Golden Rooster Golden Rooster Awards Best Actress Qiu Ju da guan si (1992)
1993 Hundred Flowers Award Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actress Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991)
1993 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actress Ba wang bie ji (1993)
1992 Volpi Cup Venice Film Festival Best Actress Qiu Ju da guan si (1992)
1992 Golden Ciak Venice Film Festival Best Actress Qiu Ju da guan si (1992)
1989 Hundred Flowers Award Hundred Flowers Awards Best Supporting Actress Dai hao mei zhou bao (1989)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Asian Film Award Asian Film Awards Best Actress Gui lai (2014)
2015 Huading Award Huading Award Best Actress in a Motion Picture Gui lai (2014)
2015 Huading Award Huading Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Gui lai (2014)
2014 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Actress Gui lai (2014)
2008 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Actress (Miglior attrice protagonista) Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
2007 Asian Film Award Asian Film Awards Best Actress Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
2007 China Film Media Award Chinese Film Media Awards Best Actress Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
2004 China Film Media Award Chinese Film Media Awards Best Actress - Mainland China Zhou Yu de huo che (2002)
1997 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress Feng yue (1996)
1995 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actress Huo zhe (1994)
1992 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera) Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991)
1991 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress Qin yong (1989)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actress Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991)


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#Fact
1 First Chinese actress/actor on the cover of TIME magazine.
2 In 2010 Gong Li was presented with the "Commandeur of the Legion of Honor" the highest decoration from the French government. She is the only Chinese woman ever to receive it.
3 Named one of CNN's "25 greatest Asian actors of all time".
4 Recipient of the 2007 Chinese World Influence Award.
5 Appointed in 2008 by the United Nations(UNEP) as the "Global Environmental Ambassador", along with Mikhail Gorbachev , Richard Branson, Samuel Etoo Angelique Kinjo, Gabriel Yared.
6 #52 on Premiere magazines "100 sexiest movie stars of all time" (2008).
7 Voted "Most beautiful woman in China" 2006.
8 Her father and her older sister both died of cancer.
9 Beauty ambassador for L'Oreal cosmetics.
10 Michael Mann and Rob Marshall refer to her as the "Meryl Streep of China".
11 Can understand English but is uncomfortable in speaking it off camera and in interviews. Usually finds its easier to learn her lines for her English speaking roles phonetically.
12 Youngest person to be honored with the "Trophy of the Festival" award at Cannes.
13 Was chosen and honored as one of TIME Magazine's "60 Years of Asian Heroes".
14 She was presented the French government's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in June 1998 for contributions to the cinema.
15 Had a song written about her by the Red Hot Chili Peppers ("Gong Li").
16 The youngest of five children.
17 Her performance as Juxian in Farewell My Concubine (1993) (aka "Farewell My Concubine") (1993) is ranked #89 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
18 Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997
19 Head juror of the 2003 Tokyo International Film Festival
20 Head juror of the 2002 Venice Film Festival
21 Head juror of the 2000 Berlin International Film Festival
22 Received New York Film Critics award for Farewell My Concubine (1993) (aka Farewell My Concubine).
23 Personal favorites: Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman
24 Graduated from the Central Drama Academy in Beijing (1989)
25 Representative of Shanghai Tang line of clothing.
26 Was included in People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.
27 First Chinese actress/actor on the cover of TIME magazine.
28 In 2010 Gong Li was presented with the "Commandeur of the Legion of Honor" the highest decoration from the French government. She is the only Chinese woman ever to receive it.
29 Named one of CNN's "25 greatest Asian actors of all time".
30 Recipient of the 2007 Chinese World Influence Award.
31 Appointed in 2008 by the United Nations(UNEP) as the "Global Environmental Ambassador", along with Mikhail Gorbachev , Richard Branson, Samuel Etoo Angelique Kinjo, Gabriel Yared.
32 #52 on Premiere magazines "100 sexiest movie stars of all time" (2008).
33 Voted "Most beautiful woman in China" 2006.
34 Her father and her older sister both died of cancer.
35 Beauty ambassador for L'Oreal cosmetics.
36 Michael Mann and Rob Marshall refer to her as the "Meryl Streep of China".
37 Can understand English but is uncomfortable in speaking it off camera and in interviews. Usually finds its easier to learn her lines for her English speaking roles phonetically.
38 Youngest person to be honored with the "Trophy of the Festival" award at Cannes.
39 Was chosen and honored as one of TIME Magazine's "60 Years of Asian Heroes".
40 She was presented the French government's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in June 1998 for contributions to the cinema.
41 Had a song written about her by the Red Hot Chili Peppers ("Gong Li").
42 The youngest of five children.
43 Her performance as Juxian in Farewell My Concubine (1993) (aka "Farewell My Concubine") (1993) is ranked #89 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
44 Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997
45 Head juror of the 2003 Tokyo International Film Festival
46 Head juror of the 2002 Venice Film Festival
47 Head juror of the 2000 Berlin International Film Festival
48 Received New York Film Critics award for Farewell My Concubine (1993) (aka Farewell My Concubine).
49 Personal favorites: Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman
50 Graduated from the Central Drama Academy in Beijing (1989)
51 Representative of Shanghai Tang line of clothing.
52 Was included in People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.

#Quote
1 [on the differences in acting in Chinese vs. Hollywood films]: In terms of performance, it's not that different. Of course in terms of dialogue, there is a language difference, and this does make a difference. When I speak in English, my expressions become different. My attitude too. I'm not sure why, but there really is a difference. My hands move differently when I speak English. But in terms of performance, it's not that different. It won't be that because I'm in a foreign film that my approach is different. My training allowed me to make contact with a number of different possibilities. Four years in college let me work with excellent teachers who gave me a good foundation.
2 [on Rob Marshall]: The most extraordinary thing about Rob Marshall is the way he works. For one thing: he is always encouraging, always supportive. Whatever we do, he says "Perfect", "Elegant", "Very Good", etc. Even if you're not the best actress in the world, he will keep supporting and encouraging, so that you will feel like "oh my Gosh, I'm such a great actress, I can be a great actress!' And this really helped us a lot, because it really inspired us to give him our all. Every time we tried a scene, we would give him more and more. The other thing about Rob Marshall is his way of rehearsing. We rehearsed the whole film all the way through, from beginning to end, before we started shooting each scene. We had to memorize all the lines. They set up a simple set for us to practice and we ran our lines, adjusting some, so we knew what we were doing when we actually started filming it. We rehearsed the whole thing even before we split up the screenplay into shots, so we knew the whole script all the way through. This is something we just don't do in China. And it's very refreshing and different for me. And now I'm convinced this is a very good way to work.
3 The important things are the script and the director. I have been waiting around to get the right script and the right director. For example, in the past if a Hollywood director came to me with a script and wanted me to play a character and she was a stereotypical Asian woman who gets into a fight and gets killed off quickly, that didn't seem to have much interest for me.
4 The important thing for me when I look at characters is to consider the kind of constraints placed upon them. Now, me personally, I don't like to have a lot of constraints placed upon me. When you look at a script, of course, you look at a character and sometimes the character has to face situations that are very different from what you would like to face, or how you would like to react.
5 For me the beauty of a person is a matter of the whole package. You have to look at the whole thing, not just a matter of outward appearance or whatever. It has to do with one's character, personality, upbringing and so on
6 [on the differences in acting in Chinese vs. Hollywood films]: In terms of performance, it's not that different. Of course in terms of dialogue, there is a language difference, and this does make a difference. When I speak in English, my expressions become different. My attitude too. I'm not sure why, but there really is a difference. My hands move differently when I speak English. But in terms of performance, it's not that different. It won't be that because I'm in a foreign film that my approach is different. My training allowed me to make contact with a number of different possibilities. Four years in college let me work with excellent teachers who gave me a good foundation.
7 [on Rob Marshall]: The most extraordinary thing about Rob Marshall is the way he works. For one thing: he is always encouraging, always supportive. Whatever we do, he says "Perfect", "Elegant", "Very Good", etc. Even if you're not the best actress in the world, he will keep supporting and encouraging, so that you will feel like "oh my Gosh, I'm such a great actress, I can be a great actress!' And this really helped us a lot, because it really inspired us to give him our all. Every time we tried a scene, we would give him more and more. The other thing about Rob Marshall is his way of rehearsing. We rehearsed the whole film all the way through, from beginning to end, before we started shooting each scene. We had to memorize all the lines. They set up a simple set for us to practice and we ran our lines, adjusting some, so we knew what we were doing when we actually started filming it. We rehearsed the whole thing even before we split up the screenplay into shots, so we knew the whole script all the way through. This is something we just don't do in China. And it's very refreshing and different for me. And now I'm convinced this is a very good way to work.
8 The important things are the script and the director. I have been waiting around to get the right script and the right director. For example, in the past if a Hollywood director came to me with a script and wanted me to play a character and she was a stereotypical Asian woman who gets into a fight and gets killed off quickly, that didn't seem to have much interest for me.
9 The important thing for me when I look at characters is to consider the kind of constraints placed upon them. Now, me personally, I don't like to have a lot of constraints placed upon me. When you look at a script, of course, you look at a character and sometimes the character has to face situations that are very different from what you would like to face, or how you would like to react.
10 For me the beauty of a person is a matter of the whole package. You have to look at the whole thing, not just a matter of outward appearance or whatever. It has to do with one's character, personality, upbringing and so on


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