Zhang Ziyi Net Worth

We sure love our actresses. Zhang Shiping is no exception. As an Actor from Beijing, China. Born on February 9, 1979 into the family of Zhang Yuanxiao, Li Zhousheng Zhang Zinan, this Chinese woman is famous for her many roles on large and small movies as well as TV. Standing at 1.65 m, Zhang Shiping studied and graduated from Beijing Dance Academy, Central Academy of Drama. The actress’ family is comprised of her spouse Wang Feng, kids Zhang Yanqing. As most of famous actresses, Zhang Shiping has amassed a large net worth with a lot of money under her name. Successful box office hits and terrific performances on the small and large screen have earned this woman tons of accolades and recognition across the board. So, what about numbers? Her net worth is calculated to be $100 Million.

Read more about Zhang Ziyi Biography

Born in Beijing, China, Zhang is the daughter of Zhang Yuanxiao, an economist, and Li Zhousheng, a teacher. Zhang’s passion for the arts started at a very young age, when she began studying dance at the age of eight. When Zhang was 11, she enrolled at the Beijing Dance Academy, a boarding school where she harnessed her passion for dance. Later on her efforts paid off when she won the national youth dance championship at the age of 15. Her popularity for winning the competition led her to star in various commercials.

In 1996, Zhang decided to focus on acting, and started attending the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing. While studying, her career as an actress was also starting to gain some traction, and when she was 19, she was able to book her first movie, “The Road Home” directed by Zhang Yimou. Zhang thought that she was just auditioning for a shampoo commercial, but Yimou’s main purpose was to find a star for his film. Zhang’s starring role in “The Road Home” officially started her acting career, and also her net worth.

Not long after, Zhang enjoyed commercial success, when in 2000 she starred alonsideg Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh in the critically acclaimed movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” directed by Ang Lee. The movie catapulted her to new heights, earning her awards as Best Supporting Actress Award from Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, and Chicago Film Critics Association Awards among others.

Opportunities in Hollywood then opened up for Zhang. In 2001, she appeared in her first American movie, “Rush Hour 2” with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. In 2002, she came back to China and appeared in movies including “Hero”, and in 2004 she “House of Flying of Daggers”. Both movies became critically and commercially successful, and were recognized by various award-giving bodies.

In 2005, she starred in the movie adaptation of the book “Memoirs of a Geisha”, in which she once again acted with Michelle Yeoh and other notable Asian actors. The movie was also a commercial success in the west, and garnered her plenty of recognition.

After appearing in a couple of Hollywood movies like “The Horsemen”, Zhang also made sure that she continued making films in her homeland. Some of her most notable films in China have included “Sophie’s Revenge”, “Love for Life”, and “The Grandmaster” for which she won 12 Best Actress awards, making her the most awarded actress for a single movie.

Aside from being an actress, Zhang is also a model, and brand ambassador for products including Omega Watches, Maybelline, Visa, and Garnier that also helped in raising her net worth.

Today, Zhang is still active in acting, with her most recent works including “Run for Love” and “The Wasted Time”. She will be coming back to Hollywood with an upcoming film entitled “God Particle”.

In terms of her personal life, Zhang married Wang Feng, a Chinese rock musician, in 2015, and together they have a daughter.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Zhang Shiping
  • Net Worth: $100 Million
  • Date Of Birth: February 9, 1979
  • Died: October 5, 1909, Beijing, China
  • Place Of Birth: Beijing, China
  • Height: 1.65 m
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Beijing Dance Academy, Central Academy of Drama
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Spouse: Wang Feng
  • Children: Zhang Yanqing
  • Parents: Zhang Yuanxiao, Li Zhousheng
  • Siblings: Zhang Zinan
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thezhangziyi/
  • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/vivinevo
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ziyizhanglove/?hl=en
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0955471/
  • Awards: Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress, Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress, Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actress, Golden Rooster Award for Best Actress, MTV Movie Award for Best Fight, Asian Film Award for Best Actress, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, Shanghai Film Cri…
  • Nominations: Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, Teen Choice…
  • Movies: Crouching Tiger, Hidden D… 2000 The Grandmaster 2013 House of Flying Daggers 2004 Memoirs of a Geisha 2005 Rush Hour 2 2001

Quotes

  • [In response to the offense at the controversial casting in Memoirs of a Geisha] A director is only interested in casting someone he believes is appropriate for a role. For instance, my character had to go from age 15 to 35; she had to be able to dance, and she had to be able to act, so he needed someone who could do all that. I also think that regardless of whether someone is Japanese or Chinese or Korean, we all would have had to learn what it is to be a geisha, because almost nobody today knows what that means, not even the Japanese actors on the film. Geisha was not meant to be a documentary. I remember seeing in the Chinese newspaper a piece that said we had only spent six weeks to learn everything and that that was not respectful toward the culture. It’s like saying that if you’re playing a mugger, you have to rob a certain number of people. To my mind, what this issue is all about, though, is the intense historical problems between China and Japan. The whole subject is a land mine. Maybe one of the reasons people made such a fuss about Geisha was that they were looking for a way to vent their anger.
  • It was my publicist’s idea…. Either way, I’m still me, right? — on changing the order of her name from the Chinese-style “Zhang Ziyi” to the Western-style “Ziyi Zhang”, 2004
  • Working in Hollywood, it’s clear the more money you have, the more technology you can get. So you can build a whole Japanese set. Only in Hollywood! I couldn’t believe the first day I walked on the set. Rob Marshall walked me like a tourist round the set. It took 40 minutes, so how big was that? Today, it can be winter and tomorrow, summer. Everything’s unbelievable.
  • I don’t like kick-ass stereotypical roles. I already turn a lot down, even when they promise me a lot of money. I really want to do something in Europe. With a small movie, it can be an interesting challenge. But I have to get the right project. I don’t think it’s so important to go to Hollywood. All that trash that comes out of there! I don’t want to do that.
  • But I enjoy being an actress a lot, because I can feel different women’s lives. I have the chance to feel like a geisha one day, and on another day maybe a scientist. That’s the interesting part for me. My profession has helped me to grow up.
  • I always think it’s really hard if you are Asian or Chinese to be really in Hollywood. There are not so many really great characters for you. I always think you are lucky to get offered [something like] Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), but I don’t think it will happen all the time.
  • Even though I’ve done Hollywood films, I still don’t think of myself as a Hollywood actress.
  • I’ve discovered that I value simplicity above all in dressing. I don’t like anything I wear to be too complicated or fussy.
  • Chinese women are much more modest than American women when it comes to clothes. We tend to show less flesh.
  • For Western women, it’s much easier to be yourself. If you want to do something, you just go and do it. In an Asian context, women are still much more modest and conservative. I want, through my roles, to express the parts in the hearts of Chinese women that they feel unable to let out.
  • It was so hard working for him, but I like the challenge. We don’t learn the script, every day we had to, erm … improvise. [on working with Wong Kar-wai in ‘2046’]
  • It’s my first time in a lead and I have to speak English! In a Japanese accent! [on Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)].
  • You know, I never think I can become an actress. But it happened. Not because I dreamed it, but because it happened.
  • After Crouching Tiger (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)), there was a big change for me, with all the attention thrust upon me. I got lot of work: my first Hollywood film, Rush Hour 2 (2001), and a lot of advertisements in Asia. I think for me it’s a very good part of my life. I’ve been lucky, because I’ve had great characters to play. Now I really want to work with good directors.
  • In China, we don’t consider someone truly beautiful until we have known them for a long time, and we know what’s underneath the skin.

Facts

  • Is engaged to Wang Feng since February 2015. They have a daughter together.
  • Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a daughter on December 27, 2015. Child’s father is her fiancé, Wang Feng.
  • In L.A. shooting Memoirs of a Geisha (2005). [November 2004]
  • In Winnipeg shooting Horsemen (2009). [January 2007]
  • Engaged to Israeli venture capitalist Vivi Nevo. [August 2008]
  • Name is pronounced Jang (rhymes with ‘young’) DziYee.
  • On November 21, 2006, the Wall Street Journal voted her one of its “Top 10 Remarkable Women In Asian Business Circles”. The newspaper commented that although Zhang Ziyi is not a typical business leader, she has great influence on the entertainment industry.
  • Is Global Ambassador for Special Olympics movement. She joins a select group of celebrities who are dedicated to spreading the Special Olympics message including California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; boxing legend Muhammad Ali and Olympian Nadia Comaneci.
  • Was a member of the jury at the 2006 Cannes Festival.
  • Was voted in at #86 in FHM’s sexiest women in the world in 2006. She had not appeared in the list since 2002.
  • Was included in People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People in the World the second year in a row in 2006. This is now her third appearance on the list.
  • Graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy
  • Was ranked one of the ‘100 Most Beautiful Women in the World’ in the July 2005 issue of Harpers & Queen magazine. It was her first time on the list. She was ranked number 15.
  • Was listed in “Time Magazines” World’s 100 Most Influential People. They called her “China’s Gift to Hollywood”.
  • Listed in People Magazine’s ’50 Most Beautiful People’ List in 2005.
  • Selected by “Southern People Weekly” magazine as ‘Chinese Top Ten Leaders Of The Younger Generation’ in 2005.
  • Named by Entertainment Weekly in their ‘The Must List’ 2005. Listed 38th out of the 122 people and things the magazine “loves” this year, Ziyi was the only Chinese to be included.
  • Is one of 112 invitees to join AMPAS in 2005.
  • Joined the Beijing Dance Academy at 11 and the Central Drama College at 17.
  • Ranked #91 in Stuff magazine’s “102 Sexiest Women In The World” (2002)
  • Her father is an economist and her mother is a kindergarten teacher.
  • [September 2004] Taking lessons to improve her English.
  • Forbes magazine’s “China edition” recently ranked her the second most popular celebrity after NBA player Ming Yao [August 2004].
  • Family includes: Li Zhousheng (mom), Zhang Yuanxiao (dad) & Zhang Zinan (older brother)
  • Former spokesperson for Lenovo Computers.
  • Former spokesperson for Coca-Cola (Asia).
  • Former spokesmodel of Pantene shampoo.
  • Former Spokesmodel of 2% (Korean mineral water).
  • Spokesmodel of Maybelline (cosmetics).
  • Former spokesmodel for Tag Heuer watches.
  • Graduated in acting from Central Drama Academy, the top acting college in China.
  • Even though she has been in many kung-fu movies, she is not actually a trained martial artist, so in fact she uses many dance moves in her fight sequences.
  • Her first appearance in an American movie was in Rush Hour 2 (2001), but as she didn’t speak English, Jackie Chan had to translate everything the director said to her. In that movie, her character’s name, “Hu Li” translated from Mandarin Chinese is “Fox”.
  • Voted in at #100 in FHM’s Sexiest 100 Girls of 2002, UK edition. [June 2002]
  • Was named one of the 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 by Teen People Magazine (2002).
  • Was named one of the 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 by Teen People Magazine (2001).
  • Was ranked 2nd of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Taiwan (2001).

Filmography

Actress
Title Year Status Character
The Warrior 2001 Princess Bu-yong (as Zhang Ziyi)
Zu Warriors 2001 Joy (as Zhang Ziyi)
Rush Hour 2 2001 Hu Li (as Zhang Ziyi)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 Jen Yu (Mandarin version) / Jiao Long (English dubbed version) (as Zhang Ziyi)
Wo de fu qin mu qin 1999 Zhao Di, Young (as Zhang Ziyi)
Xing xing dian deng 1996 TV Movie Chen Wei (as Zhang Ziyi)
God Particle 2017 post-production
Wu Wen Xi Dong 2017 post-production Wang Minjia
Luomandike xiaowang shi 2016 Xiao Liu
Zai shi jie de zhong xin hu huan ai 2016 Su Leqi
Long zai na li 2015 Phoenix (voice)
The Crossing 2 2015 Yu Zhen
Oh My God 2015 Documentary short Auntie
The Crossing 2014/I Yu Zhen
Coldplay: Magic 2014 Video short Cecile
Fei chang xing yun 2013 Sophie
Yue lai yue hao: Cun wan 2013
The Grandmaster 2013 Gong Er
Wi-heom-han gyan-gye 2012 Du Fenyu
Mo shu wai zhuan 2011 Shang Qinqin
Jian guo da ye 2009 Gong Peng
Fei chang wan mei 2009 Sophie (as Zhang Ziyi)
Horsemen 2009 Kristin
Mei Lanfang 2008 Meng Xiaodong
TMNT 2007 Karai (voice)
Ye yan 2006 Empress Wan
Memoirs of a Geisha 2005 Sayuri
Operetta tanuki goten 2005 Tanukihime
Mo li hua kai 2004 Young Mo
young Li
young Hua
2046 2004 Bai Ling
House of Flying Daggers 2004 Xiao Mei (as Zhang Ziyi)
Making of House of Flying Daggers 2004 Short
Jopog manura 2: Dolaon jeonseol 2003 The Triad Boss (as Zhang Ziyi)
Zi hudie 2003 Cynthia
Ding Hui (as Zhang Ziyi)
Ying xiong 2002 Moon (as Zhang Ziyi)
Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
Fei chang xing yun 2013 performer: “Ai Yidian Love A Little”
Mei Lanfang 2008 performer: “Ni Dong Wo De Ai”
Operetta tanuki goten 2005 performer: “koi sumi tan’san’ mizu”, “itsu ka ouji sama to”, “o suki na kami ha?”, “omoi Shita ri masu na”, “un’mei no wana”
House of Flying Daggers 2004 performer: “Beauty Song Jia Ren Qu”
Producer
Title Year Status Character
Oh My God 2015 Documentary short producer
Fei chang xing yun 2013 producer
Fei chang wan mei 2009 producer
Self
Title Year Status Character
Dragon Girls 2016 Documentary Herself
CNN Newsroom 2014 TV Series Herself
Extra 2013 TV Series Herself
Cinema 3 2013 TV Series Herself
TV Festival Du Cannes 2011 2011 TV Movie Herself
Lu Yu You Yue 2011 TV Series Herself
Zai yi qi 2010 Documentary Herself
Zhang Ziyi Travel Series 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
World Film Report 2009 TV Series Herself
The Fabulous Picture Show 2009 TV Series Herself
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live 2007 TV Series Herself – Host
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Herself – Presenter: Best Film Editing
2006 Independent Spirit Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2006 TV Series Herself
Film ’72 2005 TV Series Herself
MovieReal: Memoirs of a Geisha 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Today 2005 TV Series Herself
The View 2005 TV Series Herself
The 11th China Movie Awards 2005 TV Special Herself-Winner:Best Actress
2005 MTV Movie Awards 2005 TV Special Herself – Presenter
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005 TV Special Herself – Co-Presenter: Best Visual Effects
On the Set: Memoirs of a Geisha 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself / Sayuri
Making Magic Out of Mire 2001 Video documentary Herself (as Zhang Ziyi)
2001 MTV Movie Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 2001 TV Series Herself
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2001 TV Special Herself (as Zhang Ziyi)
Attaining International Stardom 2001 Video documentary short Herself
Kung Fu Choreography 2001 Video documentary short Herself
2000 Chun jie lian hua wan hui 2000 TV Movie Herself – Host
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Fashion Police 2006 TV Series Herself
Alberto Iglesias, el músico fiel 2006 TV Movie documentary Chiyo / Sayuri (uncredited)
101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies 2005 TV Movie Herself – Place #16
Rank 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Ultimate Fights from the Movies 2002 Video documentary Jen Yu (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)

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