Jet Li

Biography

Li Lian Jie (born April 26, 1963), better known by his stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese martial artist, actor, film producer, wushu champion, and international film star who was born in Beijing, China, and who has currently taken up Singapore citizenship.

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 17, he went on to win great acclaim in China as an actor making his debut with the film Shaolin Temple (1982). 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 (1998), but his first Hollywood film leading role was in Romeo Must Die (2000). He has gone on to star in many Hollywood action films, most recently starring beside Jackie Chan in The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), and as the title character villain in The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (2008) opposite Brendan Fraser. Recently, he appeared in the 2010 film The Expendables.

Li Lian Jie (born April 26, 1963), better known by his stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese martial artist, actor, film producer, wushu champion, and international film star who was born in Beijing, China, and who has currently taken up Singapore citizenship.

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 17, he went on to win great acclaim in China as an actor making his debut with the film Shaolin Temple (1982). 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 (1998), but his first Hollywood film leading role was in Romeo Must Die (2000). He has gone on to star in many Hollywood action films, most recently starring beside Jackie Chan in The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), and as the title character villain in The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (2008) opposite Brendan Fraser. Recently, he appeared in the 2010 film The Expendables.

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Personal Info

Gender -

Known Credits 58

Birthday 1963-04-26

Place of Birth Beijing, China

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://jetli.com/

Also Known As

  • Jet Lee Lin-Kit
  • Li Lian Jie
  • Li Yang Chung
  • Lin-kit Lee
  • Lianjie Li
  • Yangzhong Li
  • Jet Li Lianjie

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 League of Gods as Jiang Ziya
2014 The Expendables 3 as Yin Yang
2013 Badges of Fury as Huang Feihong
2012 The Expendables 2 as Yin Yang
2011 Flying Swords of Dragon Gate as Chow Wai On
2011 The Sorcerer and the White Snake as Abbot Fahai
2010 Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables' as Himself
2010 Ocean Heaven as Wang Xingchang
2010 The Expendables as Yin Yang
2009 The Founding of a Republic as Cmdr. Chen Shaokuan, Chief of Navy
2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor as Emperor Han
2008 The Forbidden Kingdom as The Silent Monk/ The Monkey King
2007 The Warlords as General Ma Xinyi
2007 War as Rogue
2006 Fearless as Huo Yuanjia
2005 Unleashed as Danny
2003 Cradle 2 the Grave as Su
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2003 Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu as Himself
2002 Hero as Nameless
2002 Cause: The Birth of Hero as Himself
2002 Ultimate Fights from the Movies as Chen Zhen / Taul (Fists of Legend & Black Mask) (archive footage)
2001 The One as Gabe Law / Gabriel Yulaw / Lawless
2001 Kiss of the Dragon as Liu Jian
2000 Romeo Must Die as Hang Sing
1998 Lethal Weapon 4 as Wah Sing Ku
1998 Contract Killer as Fu
1997 Once Upon a Time in China & America as Wong Fei-Hung
1996 Black Mask as Chui Chik / Black Mask
1996 Dr. Wai in 'The Scripture with No Words' as Wai Bok Si / Chow Si Kit
1995 Meltdown as Kit Li
1995 Top Fighter as Himself
1995 The Enforcer as Kung Wei
1994 Fist of Legend as Chen Zhen
1994 The Defender as Allan Hui Ching Yeung
1994 Shaolin Kung Fu
1994 Legend of the Red Dragon as Hung Hei-Kwun
1993 The Evil Cult as Chang Mo-Kei
1993 Tai-Chi Master as Shang Jun Biao
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1993 The Legend II as Fong Sai Yuk
1993 Last Hero in China as Wong Fei Hung
1993 The Legend as Fong Sai-Yuk
1993 Once Upon a Time in China III as Wong Fei-hung
1992 Once Upon a Time in China II as Huang Feihong
1992 The Legend of the Swordsman as Ling Wu Chung
1991 Once Upon a Time in China as Wong Fei-hung
1989 Dragon Fight as Jimmy Lee Kwok Lap
1989 The Master as Jet
1988 Dragons of the Orient
1986 Shaolin Temple 3: Martial Arts of Shaolin as Zhi Ming
1986 Born to Defend as Jet
1984 Shaolin Temple 2: Kids from Shaolin as San Lung
1983 This Is Kung Fu as Himself
1982 The Shaolin Temple as Gong Yuen/Jue Yuan
1900 It's love as 法海
1900 Shaolin Kung Fu as Himself

Production

2006 Fearless … Producer
2005 Unleashed … Producer
2001 Invincible … Executive Producer
1993 The Evil Cult … Producer
1993 Tai-Chi Master … Producer
1993 The Legend II … Producer
1993 Last Hero in China … Producer

Directing

1986 Born to Defend … Director

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