Birth Name: Li Bingbing
Birth Place: Harbin, , CN
Born Bingbing Li on Feb. 27, 1973 in Harbin, China, she inherited her artistic talent from her mother, who performed in kung-fu opera. Growing up, Bingbing initially wanted to become a schoolteacher but it was not until a friend encouraged her to join the Shanghai Drama Institute in 1993, that she developed a passion for acting. She made her acting debut in the drama "Seventeen Years" (1999) as a young prison guard who befriends an inmate (Li Jun) accused of accidentally murdering her stepsister. Her breakout performance in the film earned Bingbing a Best Actress award at the 2000 Singapore International Film Festival. She further cemented her career as one of Asia's top actresses with starr...