Jet Li Biography

Li Lianjie, better known by his English stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and wushu champion who was born in Beijing. He is a naturalised Singaporean citizen.

After three years of intensive training with Wu Bin, Li won his first national championship for the Beijing Wushu Team. After retiring from Wushu at age 19, he went on to win great acclaim in China as an actor making his debut with the film Shaolin Temple. He went on to star in many critically acclaimed martial arts epic films, most notably the Once Upon A Time in China series, in which he portrayed folk hero Wong Fei-hung.

Li's first role in a Hollywood film was as a villain in Lethal Weapon 4, and his first leading role in a Hollywood film was as Han Sing in Romeo Must Die. He has gone on to star in many Hollywood action films, including Kiss of the Dragon and Unleashed. He co-starred in The Forbidden Kingdom with Jackie Chan, all three of The Expendables films with Sylvester Stallone, and as the title character villain in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor opposite Brendan Fraser. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Jet Li
Full Name:
Li Lianjie
Nationality:
Singapore
Profession:
Actor, Martial Artist, Film Producer
Ethnicity:
Han Chinese
Religion:
Tibetan Buddhism
Date of Birth:
April 26, 1963 (54)
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Marriages
  • 1999-09-19
    Chinese martial artist Jet Li (36) weds actress Nina Li Chi (37) in Los Angeles
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