Gong Li

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Gong Li

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Gong Li
(aka Li Gong)
Gong Li Cannes 2011.jpg
Background information
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
PinyinGǒng Lì (Mandarin)
Born (1965-12-31) 31 December 1965 (age 53)
Shenyang, China
NationalitySingaporean
OccupationActress
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Ooi Hoe Soeng (1996–2010)
AncestryJinan, Shandong, China

Gong Li is a Chinese actress. She helped bring Chinese cinema to Europe and the United States.[1]

She has several awards. She received both the Golden Rooster and the Hundred Flowers Awards two times. She also has the Berlinale Camera, Cannes Festival Trophy, National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle Award, and Volpi Cup.

Gong Li became a Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 16 October 2000.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kehr, Dave (16 July 2004). "Torn Between a Dreamy Idealist and a Veterinarian". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  2. "Gong Li". Food and Agriculture Organization. Retrieved 02 November 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)