Ziyi Zhang Japanese Model Biodata
An actress of eerie, otherworldly beauty and simmering intensity, Zhang Ziyi burst onto the international film scene along with her role as the governor's daughter in Ang Lee's acclaimed martial arts adventure Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Stunningly convincing despite her lack of martial arts skills, Ziyi's dramatic talents were equally impressive, and he was soon cast in such highly-regarded films as Zhang Yimou's Hero and big-budget stateside efforts as Rush Hour two. Born in Beijing to a working-class relatives that included her economist brother, kindergarten teacher father, and an older brother, Ziyi found creative outlets early with dancing and gymnastics. At the age of 11, he was accepted in to a secondary school affiliated with the acclaimed Beijing Dancing College. Though her skills earned Ziyi numerous awards there, he soon became frustrated with the pressures of school and began seeking other creative outlets. At 15, he enrolled in Beijing's Central Drama Academy, where he finally appeared to find her niche. Fate sealed the deal when the aspiring actress auditioned for a role in a shampoo commercial directed by acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yimou, and after working along with her, the veteran director thought her ideal for the lead in his upcoming film The Road Home (2000). Cast as a young girl who falls in love with an older teacher, the film won international praise, in addition to numerous awards.