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Li Gong


Born in Shenyang, grew up in Jinan, the daughter of an economics professor. Loved music from childhood, and dreamed of a singing career. After failing to gain entrance to China's top music school in 1985, applied for and was admitted to the Central Drama Academy in Beijing, from which she graduated in 1989. While still a student, was cast as the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia
(2006)
Memoirs of a Geisha
(2005)
Miami Vice
Miami Vice Isabella
(2006)
Raise the Red Lantern
(1991)

Filmography

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 2020 Mulan (filming)
 2016 Xi you ji zhi: Sun Wukong san da Baigu Jing
Baigujing / White-Boned Demon
 2014 Gui lai
Feng Wanyu
 2011 Wo zhi nv ren xin
Li Yilong
 2010 Shanghai
Anna Lan-Ting (as Gong Li)
 2007 Hannibal Rising
Lady Murasaki (as Gong Li)
 2006 Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia
Empress Phoenix
 2006 Miami Vice
Isabella (as Gong Li)
 2005 Memoirs of a Geisha
Hatsumomo (as Gong Li)
 2004 Eros
Miss Hua (segment "The Hand")
 2004 2046
Su Li-zhen
 2002 Zhou Yu de huo che
Zhou Yu / Xiu
 2000 Iron Army
 2000 Piao liang ma ma
Sun Liying
 1998 The Emperor and the Assassin
Lady Zhao
 1997 Chinese Box
Vivian
 1996 Feng yue
Pang Ruyi
 1995 Yao a yao, yao dao wai po qiao
Xiao Jingbao
 1994 Xi chu bawang
Lu Zhi
 1994 To Live
Xu Jiazhen
 1994 Hua hun
Pan Yuliang
 1993 Tang Bohu dian Qiuxiang
Chen Heung
 1993 Farewell My Concubine
Juxian
 1992 Meng xing shi fen
Ma Li
 1992 The Story of Qiu Ju
Qiu Ju
 1991 Raise the Red Lantern
Songlian
 1991 Dou hap II: Seung Hoi taam dou sing
Yu-San / Yu-Mong (as Lei Gung)
 1990 Ju Dou
Ju Dou
 1989 Qin yong
Winter / Lili Chu
 1989 Dai hao mei zhou bao
Ah Li
 1989 Xi tai hou
Guilian
 1988 Hong gao liang
Wo Nainai (My Grandma)
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Other Works:

Narration for the Louis Vuitton Soundwalk Beijing City Guide, an MP3 audio guide produced by Louis Vuitton and Soundwalk (June 2008).

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 9 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lei Gung | Gong Li

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the differences between acting in Chinese and Hollywood films] In terms of performance, it's not that different. Of course in terms of dialogue, there is a language difference, and this does make a difference. When I speak in English, my expressions become different. My attitude too. I'm not sure why, but there really is a difference. My hands move differently when I speak English. But in ... See more »

Trivia:

Can understand English but is uncomfortable in speaking it off camera and in interviews. Usually finds its easier to learn her lines for her English speaking roles phonetically. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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