Birth name Li Lianjie NationalityChine Birth 26 april 1963 (60 years) at Beijing (Chine)
Li Lianjie ([lì ljæ̌ntɕjě]; born 26 April 1963), 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 (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), and his first leading role in a Hollywood film was as Han Sing in Romeo Must Die (2000). He has gone on to star in many Hollywood action films, including Kiss of the Dragon and Unleashed. He co-starred in The One (2001), The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) 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 (2008) opposite Brendan Fraser.
Li is a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism. His master is Lho Kunsang.
In 1987, Li married Beijing Wushu Team member and Kids from Shaolin co-star Huang Qiuyan, with whom he has two daughters, Si and Taimi. They divorced in 1990. Since 1999, he has been married to Nina Li Chi (born Li Zhi), a Shanghai-born, Hong Kong-based actress. He has two daughters with her also, Jane (born 2000) and Jada (born 2003).
Li was in the Maldives when a tsunami hit during the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Although it was widely reported at the time that he had died during the disaster, he only suffered a minor foot injury, caused by a piece of floating furniture, while he was guiding his 4-year-old daughter Jane and the nanny holding his 1-year-old daughter Jada to safety. The four of them were by the pool and slightly above the beach when the wave came ashore.
In 2009, Li, who previously had US citizenship after years working in the United States, renounced his US citizenship. He was thought to have taken up Singaporean citizenship, although Singaporean authorities did not initially provide any confirmation of this. On 28 July 2009, the chairman of One Foundation (the Charity fund of Jet Li) announced that Jet Li had indeed become a Singaporean citizen. He was said to have chosen Singapore for its education system for his two daughters.
In 2009, Li launched his own fitness program that he named "Wuji". The programme consists of elements of martial arts, yoga and pilates; Adidas launched a special clothing line for it that bears the initials of "JL".
In 2013, Li revealed that he suffers from hyperthyroidism and has been dealing with the issue for the past three years. Since his heart rate can hit 130~140 at normal, Li takes medication to control his heart rate and has been advised not to do any sort of exercise.
In his free time he likes to play badminton, table tennis, ride his bicycle, read and meditate. He collects rare Tibetan beads. He says he is never bored in his free time.
OriginHong kong GenresFantasy, Action ActorsJet Li, Fàn Bīngbīng (范冰冰), Tony Leung Ka-fai, Louis Koo, Huang Xiaoming, Angelababy Roles Jiang Ziya Rating45% Sous le règne du roi Zhou (Tony Leung Ka-Fai), un fonctionnaire entre dans sa chambre, et est dévoré par les queues monstrueuses de Daji (Fan Bingbing), sa concubine. En dehors de leur ville, plusieurs guerriers dans un wagon métallique de discuter de leurs stratégies pour libérer les gens invisibles et leur chef, lorsque Jiang Ziya (Jet Li) semble leur. Il leur dit que, lorsque le roi Zhou était plus jeune, il se laissa devenir possédé par le Dragon Noir pour sa quête du pouvoir.
, 2h6 Directed bySimon West, Avi Lerner, Patrick Hughes OriginUSA GenresThriller, Action, Adventure ThemesFilms about terrorism ActorsSylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren Roles Yin Yang Rating61% The Expendables—led by Barney Ross and formed by Lee Christmas, Gunnar Jensen, and Toll Road—extract former member Doctor Death, a knives specialist and team medic, from a military prison during his transfer on a train. They recruit Doc to assist them in intercepting a shipment of bombs meant to be delivered to a warlord in Somalia. Arriving there, they reunite with Hale Caesar, who directs them to the drop point, where Ross is surprised to find out that the arms trader providing the bombs is Conrad Stonebanks, a former co-founder of the Expendables who went rogue and was presumed dead. In the ensuing firefight, The Expendables manage to kill all but Stonebanks, who shoots Caesar twice. As the team attempts to aid him, they are forced to retreat due to Stonebanks' advanced weaponry, and Caesar is severely injured in the process.
, 1h30 Directed byChing Siu-tung OriginHong kong GenresMartial arts, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Romance, Martial arts ThemesSports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films ActorsJet Li, Charlene Choi, Raymond Lam, Wen Zhang, Vivian Hsu, Miriam Yeung (杨千嬅) Roles Fa Hai Rating58% The film starts with Abbott Fahai and his assistant Neng Ren heading towards a snow blizzard through a magical door. An ice harpy appears at the top of the mountains and turns the impetuous Neng Ren into an ice statue. She then reveals her past and reasons to kill all men. Unable to persuade the ice harpy to turn over a new leaf, Fahai is forced to fight the ice harpy. The battle ends with Fahai capturing the ice harpy using a demon trapper, which releases Neng Ren from ice. Neng Ren is then tasked to confine the ice harpy at Lei Feng Pagoda, and the master and assistant head back to the door which disappears after closing behind them. At Lei Feng Pagoda, Neng Ren transfers the ice harpy from the demon trapper into the magic circle, which holds other trapped demons in it.
, 1h43 Directed bySylvester Stallone OriginUSA GenresThriller, Action, Adventure ThemesMonde imaginaire ActorsSylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Stone Cold Steve Austin Roles Yin Yang Rating63% The Expendables, a group of elite mercenaries based in New Orleans, deploy to the Gulf of Aden to save hostages on a vessel from Somali pirates. The team consists of leader Barney Ross, blades specialist Lee Christmas, martial artist Yin Yang, Gunner Jensen, weapons specialist Hale Caesar, and demolitions expert Toll Road. Jensen instigates a firefight, causing casualties for the pirates. He then tries to hang a pirate, but Yang stops him when Ross and the team discourage it. Ross reluctantly discharges him from the team. Later, Christmas is upset to discover his girlfriend, Lacy, has left him for another man.
, 1h36 Directed byXue Xiaolu OriginHong kong GenresDrama ActorsJet Li, Kwai Lun-mei, Wen Zhang, Zhu Yuanyuan, Gao Yuanyuan, Yong Mei Roles Wang Xingchang Rating74% Wang Xincheng travaille avec dévouement dans un parc d'attraction aquatique, et élève seul son fils Dafu. Âgé de 21 ans, Dafu est autiste : il ne peut se débrouiller seul dans le monde extérieur. En revanche, c'est un excellent nageur, et il rejoint souvent son père au travail, pour nager dans les immenses aquariums à côté des dauphins et des tortues. Lorsque Wang apprend qu'il est atteint d'un cancer en phase terminale, il va tout faire pour apprendre à son fils à s'intégrer à la société et à survivre seul…
, 1h36 GenresDrama ThemesMedical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism ActorsJet Li, Kwai Lun-mei, Wen Zhang, Zhu Yuanyuan, Dong Yong, Gao Yuanyuan Roles Wang Xingchang Rating74% Ocean Heaven is about a terminally ill father, Sam Wong (Jet Li) as he works his job in an aquarium and struggles to look after his 21-year-old son Dafu, who has autism (Asperger's Syndrome) (Wen Zhang). Sam has single-handedly brought up his son since his wife died 14 years ago and looks after him day and night attempting to help him learn basic tasks in order to care for himself, as well as searching for a home for his son before he passes away. As the story progresses, the growing relationship between father and son as well as the community around them become clearer. Ling ling (Gwei Lun-mei) plays the role of a clown who is part of a small traveling circus (they perform in the aquarium for a short period of time) and who gets on well with Dafu, leading to a close friendship between them.
, 2h18 OriginChine GenresDrama, Historical ThemesPolitical films ActorsTang Guoqiang, Donnie Yen, Zhang Guoli, Xu Qing, Jet Li, Zhang Ziyi Roles Chen Shaokuan Rating49% In 1945 after the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War, Mao Zedong and members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) travel to Chongqing for a meeting with Chiang Kai-shek and the Kuomintang (KMT). With help from the China Democratic League, the Double Tenth Agreement is signed between the KMT and CPC, with both sides agreeing to stop the civil war and to establish a multi-party government in China.
, 1h54 Directed byRob Cohen OriginUSA GenresThriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure ThemesFilms set in Africa, Sports films, Martial arts films ActorsBrendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, John Hannah, Luke Ford, Russell Wong Roles Han Rating52% In ancient China, Qin Shi Huang, a brutal and tyrannical warlord, unites the country's kingdoms into an empire and becomes the Dragon Emperor. He orders the construction of the Great Wall of China to bury and curse his dead enemies. The Emperor soon grows fearful that his death will end all he has accomplished and summons Zi Yuan, a sorceress who is said to know the secret of immortality. She seemingly casts a spell on the Emperor in Sanskrit, before he executes General Ming, his trusted friend and Zi Yuan's lover. But foreseeing such events, Zi Yuan immolates and detains the Emperor, transforming his army into the Terracotta Army, and flees.
, 2h7 Directed byPeter Ho-sun Chan, Raymond Yip Wai-man OriginHong kong GenresDrama, Action, Historical, Martial arts ThemesSports films, Martial arts films ActorsJet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Wei Zongwan, Hao Lei, Aaron Shang Roles General Ma Xinyi Rating69% The film is set in China in the 1860s, during the Taiping Rebellion. It is based on the assassination of Ma Xinyi in 1870. In the beginning, there is a battle between loyal-ists and rebels, during which all of the loyal-ists are killed except Qingyun, the general. Qingyun goes to a village nearby where the inhabitants engage in banditry, being led by two men, Erhu and Wuyang. He offers his assistance in executing a raid against a rebel convoy. However, a loyal-ist army assaults the village shortly afterward and seizes the spoils for themselves. Around this time, Qingyun begins an affair with Erhu's wife.