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Tzi Ma is a Actor American born on 10 june 1962 at Hong Kong (Chine)

Tzi Ma

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Nationality USA
Birth 10 june 1962 (61 years) at Hong Kong (Chine)

Tzi Ma (Chinese: 馬志; born June 10, 1962) is a Hong Kong born American actor who has made numerous appearances in American films and television series.


Ma is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. He has been married to actress Christina Ma since 1994.

Best films

Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Rush Hour (1998)
Arrival (2016)
The Ladykillers (2004)
The Quiet American (2002)

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Filmography of Tzi Ma (32 films)

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Mulan (2020)

Directed by Niki Caro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about insects, Films about dragons, Children's films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Liu Yifei, Gong Li, Donnie Yen, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jason Scott Lee, Ron Yuan
Roles Hua Zhou
Rating58% 2.921232.921232.921232.921232.92123
Lorsque l’Empereur de Chine publie un décret stipulant qu’un homme de chaque famille du pays doit intégrer l’armée impériale pour combattre des envahisseurs venus du nord, Hua Mulan, fille ainée d’un vénérable guerrier désormais atteint par la maladie, décide de prendre sa place au combat. Se faisant passer pour un soldat du nom de Hua Jun, elle se voit mise à l’épreuve à chaque étape du processus d’apprentissage, mobilisant chaque jour un peu plus sa force intérieure pour explorer son véritable potentiel… Commence alors pour Mulan un voyage épique qui transformera la jeune fille en une guerrière aux faits d’armes héroïques, honorée par tout un peuple reconnaissant et faisant la fierté de son père.
The Farewell
Directed by Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about writers, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Vieillesse, Films about cancer
Actors Chris Weitz, Awkwafina, Tzi Ma
Roles Haiyan
Rating74% 3.749223.749223.749223.749223.74922
Lorsqu’ils apprennent que Nai Nai, leur grand-mère et mère tant aimée, est atteinte d’une maladie incurable, ses proches, selon la tradition chinoise, décident de lui cacher la vérité. Ils utilisent alors le mariage de son petit-fils comme prétexte à une réunion de famille pour partager tous ensemble ses derniers instants de bonheur. Pour sa petite fille, Billi, née en Chine mais élevée aux Etats-Unis, le mensonge est plus dur à respecter. Mais c’est aussi pour elle une chance de redécouvrir ses origines, et l’intensité des liens qui l’unissent à sa grand-mère.
Skyscraper (2018)
, 1h43
Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber, Roland Møller, Kevin Rankin, Chin Han
Roles Fire Chief Sheng
Rating58% 2.9089952.9089952.9089952.9089952.908995
Alors que le vétéran de l'armée américaine Will Sawyer était le chef du commando de libération d'otages du FBI, une opération a mal tourné, ce qui lui a coûté sa jambe gauche. 10 ans plus tard, marié à la chirurgienne militaire Sarah et père de Georgia et Henry, il est désormais à la tête de sa petite entreprise de sécurité dans les gratte-ciels. Will et sa famille se rendent à Hong Kong pour décrocher un contrat auprès de Zhao Ming Zhi, le propriétaire chinois de la plus haute tour du monde. Lorsque Will est accusé à tort d'avoir déclenché un incendie au 96ème étage du vertigineux immeuble, celui qui est considéré comme un fugitif et un criminel par les autorités locales n'a que quelques heures pour prouver son innocence, trouver les vrais coupables, rétablir sa réputation, mais surtout sauver sa famille piégée dans le gratte-ciel en flammes…
Pali Road
Pali Road (2016)
, 1h35
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Michelle Chen Yan-hsi, Jackson Rathbone, Sung Kang, Henry Ian Cusick, Elizabeth Sung, Tzi Ma
Roles Mr. Zhang
Rating68% 3.4459953.4459953.4459953.4459953.445995
Lily (Michelle Chen), a Chinese doctor doing her residency in a Hawaiian hospital under Dr. Kayne (Sung Kang), had fallen in love with schoolteacher Neil (Jackson Rathbone) — at least this is what she remembers. But after a terrible car accident, Lily wakes up to discover, in horror, a married life with Dr. Kayne which includes a 5-year-old son she has never seen. With everyone around her denying Neil's existence, Lily begins to question her own sanity, but memories of Neil force her to embark on a journey to retrace her past and discover the truth.
Arrival (2016)
, 1h56
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, United States Armed Forces in films, Films about language and translation
Actors Amy Adams, Jeremy Lee Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O'Brien
Roles General Shang
Rating78% 3.946713.946713.946713.946713.94671
When alien crafts land across the world, a linguist expert is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the greater mystery about the true purpose of their visit.
Million Dollar Arm, 2h4
Directed by Craig Gillespie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Sports films, Baseball films, Cricket films, Children's films
Actors Jon Hamm, Bill Paxton, Alan Arkin, Lake Bell, Bar Paly, Suraj Sharma
Roles Chang
Rating69% 3.4982953.4982953.4982953.4982953.498295
J. B. Bernstein (Jon Hamm) is a big time sports agent who, along with his partner Ash Vasudevan (Aasif Mandvi) recently formed their own company. Unfortunately, all of J.B.'s clients have retired, and he is unable to reel in star football player Popo Vanuatu (Rey Maualuga). Desperate to find new clients, J.B. realizes India, with over one billion people, has real potential for untapped baseball talent. He approaches investor Mr. Chang with his proposal - a talent contest staged in India called "Million Dollar Arm." Contestants score points by demonstrating they can pitch a baseball with speed and accuracy. Along with the prize money, two winners will be flown to the U.S. and receive coaching to become legitimate baseball prospects within two years. Chang commits to providing the funding, on the condition the prospects are ready within only one year. With no alternative, J.B. reluctantly assures Chang the winners will be ready for a major league try-out within one year.
A Good Man
A Good Man (2014)
, 1h43
Genres Action, Crime
Actors Victor Webster, Steven Seagal, Tzi Ma, Claudiu Bleonț, Ron Balicki
Roles Mr. Chen
Rating46% 2.309542.309542.309542.309542.30954
Alexander (Steven Seagal) is the leader of a covert operation on the border of Dagestan. The primary target is Islamic terrorist Abu Alwaki, whereas the secondary target is Mr. Chen (Tzi Ma). Mr. Chen is an Islamic fundamentalist arms dealer who’s financing terrorism. The operation fails, resulting in the death of Alexander’s entire team and Mr. Chen's escape.
The Campaign, 1h25
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Political films
Actors Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Baker, Katherine LaNasa, Dylan McDermott
Roles Mr. Zheng
Rating60% 3.0484053.0484053.0484053.0484053.048405
Democratic Congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) of North Carolina's fictional 14th District is running for his fifth term unopposed. However his campaign is damaged by the revelation of his affair with one of his supporters, when Cam accidentally leaves a sexually explicit voice message on a local family's answering machine.
Formosa Betrayed, 1h43
Directed by Adam Kane
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films
Actors James Van Der Beek, Wendy Crewson, John Heard, Tzi Ma, Leslie Hope, Will Tiao
Roles Kuo
Rating60% 3.000983.000983.000983.000983.00098
Inspired by two actual events, one surrounding the death of Professor Chen Wen-chen (陳文成) of Carnegie Mellon University in 1981, and the other the 1984 assassination of journalist Henry Liu in California by Chen Chi-li and his fellow Bamboo Union members, Formosa Betrayed is the story of FBI Agent Jake Kelly's (James Van Der Beek) investigation of the murder of Henry Wen (Joseph Foronda), a Taiwanese professor in Chicago. With the help of his partner Tom Braxton (John Heard) and a sharp Chicago police detective (Leslie Hope), Agent Kelly discovers that the murderers have fled to Taipei, capital of Republic of China (Taiwan).
Management (2009)
, 1h34
Directed by Stephen Belber
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn, Woody Harrelson, Fred Ward, Margo Martindale, James Hiroyuki Liao
Rating57% 2.896892.896892.896892.896892.89689
Mike Flux (Steve Zahn) works at his parents' motel as the night manager. One day he sees Sue (Jennifer Aniston), who is staying at the motel for the weekend. He develops a crush on her and surprises her at her door with a bottle of wine. She doesn't quite know what to make of his approach, shares some wine to be polite, then asks him to leave. He returns the next day, trying the same trick with champagne, and this time she allows him to touch her butt momentarily. As she heads back home the next day she decides to go back and have sex with Mike in the laundry room.
All God's Children Can Dance, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Joan Chen, Sonja Kinski, Tzi Ma, John Fleck
Roles Glen
Rating51% 2.5703252.5703252.5703252.5703252.570325
Kengo vit dans le quartier coréen de Los Angeles avec sa mère Evelyn. Il partage sa vie entre son travail peu motivant dans une boutique de photocopies et sa relation avec sa petite amie Sandra. Sa mère lui a répété pendant toute son enfance qu'il était le fils de Dieu. Il finit par apprendre que c'est un gynécologue qui l'a mise enceinte, avant de s'enfuir. L'homme a un signe distinctif: il a une oreille mutilée. Lorsque Kengo croise un jour un homme ayant cette particularité, il se met à le suivre à travers la ville.
Baby (2008)

Directed by Juwan Chung
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors David Huynh, Tzi Ma, Ron Yuan, Kenneth Choi, Feodor Chin
Roles Pops
Rating54% 2.711192.711192.711192.711192.71119
Baby is the tragic story of an Asian-American youth trapped in the seedy, dead-end world of hostess bars, pool halls and drug dens that characterize East Los Angeles gang life in the 1980s. Baby (Ryan Andres) is a motherless, poverty stricken 11-year-old with only an alcoholic father (Tzi Ma) to raise him. Things only get worse when he's taken under the wing of his gangster neighbor Tommy (Ron Yuan), who leads him down a path that lands him in Juvenile Hall for manslaughter, with Benny (Feodor Chin) ostracizing Baby from the group. After seven violent years in prison, Baby (now portrayed by David Huynh) is released, but struggles to fit into a society that rejects him, and soon returns to a life of drugs, street gangs and murder, while Benny has risen through the ranks to become the local Crime Boss. Only his childhood friends and a lost love offer him any hope of turning his life around before it's too late.
The Sensei
The Sensei (2008)
, 1h35
Directed by Diana Lee Inosanto
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, Martial arts films, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Diana Lee Inosanto, Keith David, Louis Mandylor, Sab Shimono, Emily Kuroda, Tzi Ma
Roles Buddhist Monk
Rating64% 3.233253.233253.233253.233253.23325
Set in Colorado, the story takes place in 1985 during the rise of the AIDS panic. McClain Evans is a gay high school student, constantly the target of bullying in his town. Karen O'Neil is a woman haunted by the death of her pro-boxer fiance, Mark Corey. After a five-year absence, she returns to her family, who runs a successful martial arts school. When McClain is attacked by three local teens, his mother, Annie, asks Karen to teach her son martial arts so that he can defend himself. Karen's family is fearful of anti-gay retaliation, so Karen is forced to secretly teach McClain at night. When word of this reaches her family, and the small-town community, violence erupts, and family and friendship are challenged, forcing Karen to reveal her own dark and tragic secret to those she loves most.
Dragon Boys, 4h
Directed by Jerry Ciccoritti
Genres Drama
Themes Gangster films
Actors Byron Mann, Eric Tsang, Tzi Ma, Lauren Lee Smith, Ben Cotton, Steph Song
Rating70% 3.5223553.5223553.5223553.5223553.522355
The film focuses on several stories about Asian Canadian organized gangs, set mostly in Vancouver and Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. One of them involves an Asian-Canadian Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer, Tommy Jiang (played by Mann), who is seeking to bring down two Asian gangsters named Willie the Duck and Movie Star (played by Tsang and Chou, respectively), in the process risking losing everything, including his marriage, as he goes deeper into the criminal organization. Eventually, the final showdown occurs between Movie Star and Jiang.
Rush Hour 3, 1h31
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Hiroyuki Sanada, Yvan Attal, Noémie Lenoir, Zhang Jingchu
Roles Solon Han
Rating62% 3.102273.102273.102273.102273.10227
L.A.P.D. Detective Carter is directing traffic. Concurrently, Chinese Ambassador Han addresses the importance of fighting the Triads at the World Criminal Court, announcing that he may know the whereabouts of Shy Shen, a semi-mythical individual of great importance to the Chinese mob. Before announcing, an assassin shoots Han in the shoulder, disrupting the conference. Chief Inspector Lee pursues the shooter and corners him, discovering that the assassin is his childhood Japanese friend Kenji. When Lee hesitates to shoot Kenji, he makes his escape when Carter (having heard what's happening over the police radio) arrives and tries to intervene.