Date of Birth
10 October 1966, Chengdu, China
5' 3" (1.60 m)
Born in the southern city Cheng Du of China, Bai Ling began her career at the age of 14. She enlisted In the Chinese People's Liberation Army where she spent three years in a performance troop entertaining soldiers stationed in Tibet. Bai Ling first gained the attention of audiences and critics alike when she won the coveted lead role opposite Richard Gere in Jon Avnet's Red Corner (1997). She received numerous accolades including the prestigious Breakthrough Performance Award from the National Board of Review. She also garnered the Discovery Star awarded by the Hollywood Women's Press Club for their Golden Apple Awards. While developing her remarkable facility with the English language, Bai Ling has worked with prestigious filmmakers such as 'Oliver Stone' in Nixon (1995), 'George Lucas' in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), 'Will Smith' in Wild Wild West (1999), Spike Lee in She Hate Me (2004), 'Jodie Foster' in _Anna the King (1999)_, Ang Lee in The Wedding Banquet (1993), Alex Proyas in The Crow (1994), Angelina Jolie in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004), and Luc Besson's French movie Taxi 3 (2003), in which she spoke French. Also Bai starred in Terrence Malick's Broadway show Sansho the Bailiff. Bai Ling dazzled audiences with her portrayal of the sexy, mysterious Achara in the hit TV series "Lost" (2004), and intrigued audiences with her seductive exhilarating role in HBO's "Entourage" (2004).
Bai Ling was awarded the Asian Oscar for her daring, brilliant performance in her first Hong Kong film Dumplings. Her performance also earned her an additional 3 major awards in the Far East. She received the Spirit Diversity Award by The Hollywood Motion Picture Association. Her film Southland Tales (2006), directed by Richard Kelly was in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
Bai just starred in and executive produced the movie Shanghai Baby. She has also recently completed 8 movies and most proudly worked with Taylor Hackford in Love Ranch (2010), co-starring with Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci, which just premiered in US. Bai also starred in a crazy role in worldwide release Lionsgate comedy action Crank: High Voltage (2009) with costar with Jason Statham. And just finished her first 3D film Back 2 Hell.