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Xu Jinglei

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Chinese name  徐靜蕾 (traditional)
Years active  1994–present
Parents  Yu Shu Rong, Xu Zi Jian
Education  Beijing Film Academy

Pinyin  Xu Jinglei (Mandarin)
Role  Actress
Chinese name  徐静蕾 (simplified)
Name  Xu Jinglei
Siblings  Xu Xin Yu
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Jyutping  Ceoi4 Zing6-leoi4 (Cantonese)
Born  April 16, 1974 (age 41)Beijing, China (1974-04-16)
Awards  Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actress
Movies  Somewhere Only We Know, Go Lala Go!, Dear Enemy, Eternal Moment, The Warlords
Similar People  Stanley Huang, Kris Wu, Zhang Yuan, Fan Bingbing, Wang Likun

Occupation  Actress, film director

Xu jinglei

Xu Jinglei (born 16 April 1974) is a Chinese actress and film director.


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Xu Jinglei revamps her image for "The Trough"

Early life and education

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On April 16, 1974, Xu was born in Beijing, China.

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Xu graduated from Beijing Film Academy in 1997. She later returned as a teacher at the Performing Department.

Acting career

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Xu Jinglei rose to fame in China with the television series A Sentimental Story (1997), where she played a policewoman who falls for a gangster. Thereafter, she starred in romance film Spicy Love Soup (1997), where she won the Society Award at the Golden Phoenix Awards for her performance.

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In 1998, Xu and actor Li Yapeng paired up in Cherish Our Love Forever, a story based off the life and love between a group of young college students. The television series struck a chord with young audiences and became a massive hit in China, where Xu and Li were hailed as the "Nation's Couple". The two would later pair up again for the film sequel Eternal Moment (2011), set ten years after the drama.

Xu solidified her success in 2002 with the films Spring Subway and I Love You, both popular hits in China and particularly with younger audiences. Along with Zhang Ziyi, Zhou Xun and Zhao Wei, Xu was hailed as one of the Four Dan Actresses in China. Xu won the Huabiao Award for Outstanding New Actress for her performance in I Love You and the Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actress for Spring Subway. The same year, she won the Golden Rooster Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Far from Home.

In 2006, Xu starred alongside Takeshi Kaneshiro , Tony Leung and Shu Qi in the crime drama Confession of Pain. She received her first acting award in Hong Kong; the year's Most Attractive Actress at the Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers (HKSC) Awards. Xu was then cast as the female lead in the war epic, The Warlords (2007) by Peter Chan.

After an extended hiatus from acting, Xu made a comeback in the science fiction thriller Battle of Memories (2017).

Directing career

Xu made her directorial debut with the film My Father and I (2003), where she also starred as the lead actress. The film, which tackled the delicate relationship between a Chinese father and his daughter, received widespread critical acclaim and won her a Golden Rooster for Best Directing Debut. Her second directorial work, Letter from an Unknown Woman (2004) was a romantic story based on the classic novel of Stefan Zweig, and won her the Silver Shell for Best Director at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain.

After two successful art-house films, Xu had a shot in innovative film making in Dreams Come True (2006), an experimental film shot in one setting. However unlike her previous two films, Dreams Come True was panned by critics.

Xu became the first female director in China whose films gross more than 100 million yuan, for her 2010 film Go Lala Go!. The film, adapted from Li Ke's bestseller of the same name which is about a young woman's growth in society, is Xu's first attempt at commercial production.

Xu continued to direct romantic features Dear Enemy (2011) and Somewhere Only We Know (2015), which were moderately successful at the box office.

Deviating from her former productions which mainly focuses on romance and family, Xu returned with action cop thriller The Missing in 2017. She also announced that she would be producing an alien-themed online comedy series based on the popular online novel "My 200-Million-Year-Old Classmate".

Other activities

Although not well known outside of China, Xu is popular domestically: in mid-2006, her Chinese-language blog had the most incoming links of any blog in any language on the Internet, according to blog search engine Technorati.

In 2006, Xu founded her own production company, Kaila Pictures Corporation. She uses the same name for her monthly digital magazine, which was first launched in April 2007. In 2010, she launched her first jewelry line which was sold on online stores.

Xu also launched an education and film fund with 200,000 yuan (US$25,000) to support braille publications, education for the children of migrant workers, and filming.

In 2008, Xu was awarded the honorary title of "China Environmental Ambassador" at an awarding ceremony cosponsored by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the United Nations Development Program on World Earth Day.


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