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Short Info

Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthOctober 10, 1966
FactOne of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World 1998".

Bai Ling is a Chinese-American actress, model, and singer. She has appeared in over 50 films and television shows. Her most notable roles include The Crow (1994), Wild Wild West (1999), Anna and the King (1999), Red Corner (1997), and Crank: High Voltage (2009).

Bai was born in Chengdu, China, on October 10, 1970. Her parents divorced when she was two years old, and she was raised by her grandparents. When she was 14, she was sent to a labor camp for “re-education” after her grandfather was accused of being a counter-revolutionary. Bai spent a year in the camp before being released.

After her release, Bai moved to Beijing to live with her aunt. She enrolled in the Central Academy of Drama, where she studied acting. After graduation, she began her acting career with the Beijing People’s Art Theatre.

Bai’s first film role was in the Chinese film The Last Emperor (1987). She then appeared in a number of Chinese films and television shows before making her Hollywood debut in The Crow (1994).

Since then, Bai has appeared in a number of American films and television shows, including Wild Wild West (1999), Anna and the King (1999), Red Corner (1997), and Crank: High Voltage (2009). She has also appeared in several independent films, such as The Beautiful Country (2004) and Three…Extremes (2004).

Bai has been nominated for several awards, including an Independent Spirit Award and a Satellite Award. She won the Best Actress award at the Fantasporto Film Festival for her role in The Crow.

Bai Ling is currently single. She has one daughter, who was born in 2006.

General Info

Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthOctober 10, 1966
Height1.6 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Voice Actor
EducationLee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York University


ParentsBai Yuxiang, Chen Binbin
SiblingsBai Chen, Bai Jie


AwardsHong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, National Board of Review Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
MoviesCrank: High Voltage, Red Corner, The Crow, The Gene Generation, Wild Wild West, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Anna and the King, Southland Tales, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Love Ranch, Dumplings, Taxi 3, She Hate Me, Circle of Pain, Locked Down, A Beautiful Life, Samura...

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1[on her role in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)] A lot of my friends asked, "What's it like working with Jude Law? He's so handsome!" I said, "Well, I'm lucky; I got to kick his butt".


1Perhaps her first public appearance in the U.S. was on Jan. 16, 1994, when she accepted the Best Supporting Actress Award on behalf of the winner, her countrywoman Li Gong, who could not attend, at the annual New York Film Critics Circle ceremony held at the Pegasus Room (Rockefeller Center).
2Arrested for shoplifting at Los Angeles International Airport on February 13, 2008.
3She turned in one of her most acclaimed performances in her first Hong Kong movie Saam gaang yi (2004) ("Three Extremes: Dumplings"). Her character is a creepy 60-year-old ageless beauty, and she helps women by performing illegal abortions, but also uses the unwanted fetuses to be made into dumplings, which is her secret for ageless beauty.
4Was the July 2007 entry in Stuff magazine's 2006-2007 pin up calendar.
5Cut off most of her waist-length hair for her role in Anna and the King (1999).
6She took classes at The Lee Strasberg Institute (1991) and New York University. (1991)
7Claimed that her role on Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) was cut during editing because of her posing for the June 2005 issue of US "Playboy" magazine. She was the first woman from the People's Republic of China on its cover. George Lucas strongly denied that this was the reason she was cut.
8Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in 2005. Memorable for her light dresses that didn't always cover her essentials all the time. German tabloids nicknamed her "die Berlinackte" ("the Berlinaked").
9Name means "white spirit" in English.
10Lives in Southern California.
11Had a four-line appearance in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). Unfortunately her appearance (along with a small cameo of George Lucas' daughter) got cut out. Lucas explained, "It wasn't like it was a major thing to begin with and I just cut that whole secondary story out of the movie quite a while ago".
12Bai Ling served three years in the People Liberation's Army in China entertaining troops in Tibet. She had a bout of depression which sent her to a mental hospital. She then became a Chinese movie star. All of this occurred before she was 18.
13One of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World 1998".




Banned, Exploited & Blacklisted: The Underground Work of Controversial Filmmaker Shane Ryan2017completed segment "The Making of Samurai Cop 2"
Andover2017post-productionProfessor Huan
Finding JuliacompletedZiZi
When the Devil Rides Outpost-production
To Pimp a Butterfly2017ShortButterfly (Mother)
Maximum Impact2017Scanlon
Better Criminal2016Miss Jasmine Feng
Lord of Shanghai2016Madame Xin
Beyond the Game2016/II
Call Me King2016Li Soo
Sacred Blood2015Lilly
Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance2015Doggé
Boned2015The Mistress
ABCs of Superheroes2015Galvana
6 Ways to Die2015June Lee
Assassin's Game2015The Bodyguard
Vultures in the Void2014ShortDeadspeed
The Key2014/VIda
Blood Shed2014Lucy
American Girls2013Amanda Chen
Game of Assassins2013Kim Lee
Speed Dragon2013Jackie
Yellow Hill: The Stranger's Tale2012ShortThe Stranger
Clash of the Empires2012VideoLaylan
Hawaii Five-02012TV SeriesEsmerelda
The Bad Penny2011Nok
The Being Frank Show2010-2011TV Series
The Lazarus Papers2010Kyo
Locked Down2010Guard Flores
Petty Cash2010Coco
The Confidant2010Black
Circle of Pain2010VideoVictoria Ruolan
Love Ranch2010Samantha
Magic Man2010Samantha
Pai mai chun tian2010Zhang Qian
Chain Letter2009Jai Pham (credit only)
Crank: High Voltage2009Ria
Dim Sum Funeral2008Dede
A Beautiful Life2008Esther
The Hustle2008Han
The Gene Generation2007Michelle
Shanghai Baby2007Coco
The Unit2007TV SeriesPrincess
Living & Dying2007Nadia
Lost2007TV SeriesAchara
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006Video GameU-Gin Bar Manager (voice)
Southland Tales2006Serpentine
Best of Chris Isaak2006Video segment "Please" uncredited
Man About Town2006Barbi Ling
Edmond2005Peep Show Girl
Nomad: The Warrior2005Gaukhar (English version, voice)
Entourage2005TV SeriesLi Lei
Lords of Dogtown2005Punky Photographer
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005Senator Bana Breemu (uncredited)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow2004Mysterious Woman
Saam gaang yi2004Mei (segment "Dumplings")
Jiao zi2004Mei, the cook
She Hate Me2004Oni
The Beautiful Country2004Ling
My Baby's Daddy2004XiXi
Jake 2.02003TV SeriesMei Ling
Paris2003Linda / Shen Li
The Extreme Team2003RJ
Taxi 32003Qiu
Point of Origin2002TV MovieWanda Orr
Storm Watch2002Skylar
The Breed2001Lucy Westenra
Shaolin Soccer2001Mui (English version, voice)
The Lost Empire2001TV Mini-SeriesKwan Ying
The Wild Thornberrys2000TV SeriesMei-Mei / Mother Panda
Angel2000TV SeriesJhiera
Chi-Chian: The Black Seed2000TV SeriesChi-Chian (voice)
Anna and the King1999Tuptim
Wild Wild West1999Miss East
Row Your Boat1999Chun Hua
Somewhere in the City1998Lu Lu
Touched by an Angel1998TV SeriesJean Chang
Red Corner1997Shen Yuelin
Nixon1995Chinese Interpreter
Dead Weekend1995TV MovieAmelia A
The Cosby Mysteries1995TV SeriesDr. Valerie Chong
Dead Funny1994Norriko
The Crow1994Myca
Homicide: Life on the Street1993TV SeriesTeri Chow
Pen Pals1992Sharice
Arc Light1989Jing Huan
Wu qiang qiang shou1988Yan Hong
Da xue sheng yi shi1987Xiao Qian
Shan cun feng yue1987
Yue Yue1986Yue Yue
Lei sa Gu Su1985Wang Lingjuan
Hai tan1984Lu Xiao Mei


Call Me King2016co-producer
Boned2015executive producer
Speed Dragon2013executive producer
Yellow Hill: The Stranger's Tale2012Short executive producer / producer
Frank & Chip: The Olympic Experience2012Documentary producer
Shi yue wei cheng2009executive producer
Shanghai Baby2007executive producer
Living & Dying2007associate producer


Speed Dragon2013co-writer
Yellow Hill: The Stranger's Tale2012Short story / writer


Little Buddha1993actor intern - uncredited
The Wedding Banquet1993production staff

Music Department

Yellow Hill: The Stranger's Tale2012Short composer: additional music


Ni Jing: Thou Shalt Not Steal2013Short thanks


Enter the Samurai2017Documentary completedHerself
LeagueOne: In the Spotlight!2017TV SeriesHerself
Eye on Entertainment2016-2017TV SeriesHerself
KNEKT on the Carpet: Live from the 27th Annual 100 Stars Oscars Red Carpet2017TV SpecialHerself
Zhen han shi jie de chang zheng2016TV Series documentaryHerself (2016)
Classic Hollywood Cinemas2016DocumentaryHerself
Vigilante Diaries Screening After-party Presented by the Notice Network2016TV Series documentaryHerself - Actress
The 3rd Annual Geekie Awards2015TV MovieHerself - Presenter
MoreHorror in Hollywood2015TV SeriesHerself
Click on This2013TV SeriesHerself
Q N' A with Mikki and Shay2013TV SeriesHerself
Datzhott2013TV SeriesHerself
Teens Wanna Know2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Actors Entertainment2012TV SeriesHerself
Sabrina Parisi Awards & Fashion Facts2012TV SeriesHerself
sCare Foundation Halloween Launch Benefit2012ShortHerself
The Unemployment of Danny London2012TV SeriesHerself
59 Festival de Cine de San Sebastián - Gala de clausura2011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actress
59 Festival de Cine de San Sebastián - Gala de inauguración2011TV SpecialHerself
Love Cures Cancer: Take a Chance on Love II2011DocumentaryHerself - guest
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew2011TV SeriesHerself
MKP Celebrity Talk2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Fashion News Live2007-2010TV SeriesHerself
The Naturalized2010DocumentaryHerself
Tits Against the Glass: Making 'Crank 2'2009Video documentaryHerself
Free Radio2009TV SeriesHerself
The Rotten Tomatoes Show2009TV SeriesHerself
The John Kerwin Show2007-2009TV SeriesHerself
Ka Shen's Journey2008DocumentaryHerself
Godfrey Live2008TV MovieHerself - Guest
2008 Asian Excellence Awards2008TV Movie documentary
USIDent TV: Surveilling the Southland2008Video documentary shortHerself
Chelsea Lately2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself
In the Mood for Doyle2007TV Movie documentary
A Place in Time2007DocumentaryHerself
Beyaz Show2007TV SeriesHerself
Joe Does the Oscars2006TV MovieHerself
2006 Asian Excellence Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
But Can They Sing?2005TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Peace, Love & Bikinis!2005DocumentaryHerself
The 2005 World Music Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHerself
Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Howard Stern2004TV SeriesHerself
G-Phoria 20042004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Senkveld med Thomas og Harald2004TV SeriesHerself
Le making of 'Taxi 3'2003Video documentaryHerself / Qiu
Tribeca Film Festival Presents2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
2003 MTV Movie Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Young Hollywood Awards2003TV Special documentaryHerself
The Chris Isaak Show2001TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997-1999TV SeriesHerself
This Morning1998TV SeriesHerself
Nobody's Girls: Five Women of the West1995DocumentaryMary Bong
Escape from China1992DocumentaryPeasant Woman (voice)

Archive Footage

Stranded with a Star2006TV MovieHerself - Panelist
Brave New World2005Video documentaryMysterious Woman


Won Awards

2014Year End AwardAsians On Film FestivalBest Actress - FeatureThe Gauntlet (2013)
2014Best ActressAsians On Film FestivalFeatureThe Gauntlet (2013)
2013Best ActressLos Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, USFeature FilmThe Gauntlet (2013)
2013Feature Film AwardNew York International Independent Film & Video FestivalBest Feature FilmSpeed Dragon (2013)
2005China Film Media AwardChinese Film Media AwardsBest Supporting ActressJiao zi (2004)
2005Golden BauhiniaGolden Bauhinia AwardsBest Supporting ActressJiao zi (2004)
2005Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Supporting ActressSaam gaang yi (2004)
2004Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Supporting ActressSaam gaang yi (2004)
1997Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsFemale Discovery of the Year
1997NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABreakthrough Performance - FemaleRed Corner (1997)
1997SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressRed Corner (1997)

Nominated Awards

2005HKFCS AwardHong Kong Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressSaam gaang yi (2004)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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