Li Yapeng (Traditional Chinese: 李亞鵬; Simplified Chinese: 李亚鹏; born September 27, 1971) is a Chinese actor. He starred in two CCTV television adaptations of Louis Cha's Wuxia novels; playing Linghu Chong in the 2000 series, Laughing in the Wind, and Guo Jing in the 2003 series The Legend of the Condor Heroes.
In 2005 he married actress and singer Faye Wong, and had a daughter by her in May 2006, Li Yan, Lyla (李嫣). Li Yan was born with a cleft lip, and in November 2006 the couple established a charity, the Smile Angel Foundation, to give assistance to other children with the condition. In 2010 Yapeng announced his retirement from acting.
Li and Wong divorced on September 13, 2013.
On September 27, 1971, he was born in ShuiMoGou area, Ürümqi, XinJiang. His family members include father, mother and his two-year-older brother. In 1978, this is the most happiest childhood time, Li Yapeng’s every pictures at that time has been particularly laughter. In 1982, he results good marks in the unit primary school where his parents worked. Was rated as one of the ten outstanding young pioneers autonomous regions, with the city's top fourth average, he went to XinJiang BaYi Senior school. From 1983 to 1986, he became a monitor in the junior high school and youth corps committee secretary. In July 1986, he failed the junior school to high school test when he was 15 years old, so he back up the bags from XinJiang to his aunt's home in HeFei, AnHui, and went to the eighth middle school in HeFei city. From September 1986 to September 1989, he lived alone in the house, because of the fear, he placed a mirror in front of the desk, so he could see his front and behind in the mirror. He often looked in the mirror and thought of his own future. In September 1989, because of attacked with people who form outside of the school, so he was forced to leave HeFei and back to the BaYi senior high school. In October 1989, he started his first love romance. Li Yapeng thinks the first love is perfect or not is likely to affect the attitude to someone's life, Li Yapeng glad that he had a good first love. He got an admission to the Chinese Central academy of drama. End of July 1990, the university entrance exam is finished, accompany girlfriend into the central academy of drama examination room, Li Yapeng said that probably is the temperature of XinJiang is too high, the teacher can not adapt to him, so he got into the central academy of drama without any art specialty admissions. In September 1990, he study in the Central academy of drama with his girlfriend. After a week, because he can not understand that why the students are so happy every day, so he went to TianJin to contact the transfer matters, but it failed. And because of his girlfriend have the different expectations of future with him, he break up with her peacefully. In October 1990, a performance lesson called "the liberation of nature", Li Yapeng cried silently. His four years of "transform" life began.
In 2002, Li Yapeng did not work with The Tang Dynasty after the expiration of contract, his investment fields involved in film and television production, travel, publishing, catering, IT industry, real estate, etc. In May 2011, Li Yapeng make through the formal interview and went into the ChangJiang business college for EMBA courses.
On November 27, 2010, 2010 Stars Ceremony held in Himalayan hotel, Li Yapeng announced in an interview that "Will love through to the end" is the last film, he won't make another film anymore. The most important reason is that the occupation is not enough to express all his thoughts.The Singer (1997)
Laughing in the Wind (2001)
The Legend of the Condor Heroes (2003)
The Royal Swordsmen (2005)
Eternal Moment (2011)