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Donnie Yen

Donnie Yen was born in Guangzhou, China. His mother, Bow-sim Mark, was a kung fu master and his father, Kylster Yen, a newspaper editor and amateur musician. When Donnie was just two years old, the family moved to Hong Kong and then, when he was 11, to Boston, Massachusetts. There, Master Bow-sim Mark became a pioneer for Chinese martial arts in ... See full bio »

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 2020 Mulan (post-production)
Commander Tung
 2019 Ip Man 4 (post-production)
Ip Man
 2018 Dai si hing
Henry Chen Xia / Chan Hak
 2017 Gong shou dao (Short)
Master Yen
 2017 Chui lung
Crippled Ho
 2016 Rogue One
Chirrut Îmwe
 2016 The Monkey King: The Legend Begins
Sun Wukong / Monkey King
 2015 Yip Man 3
Ip Man
 2015 Fau wa yin
Band Member
 2014 Nature Is Speaking (TV Series short)
Shanhu Jiao / Saan Wu Ziu
- Coral Reef (2014) ... Shanhu Jiao / Saan Wu Ziu (Mandarin, Cantonese version, voice)
 2014 Yi ge ren de wu lin
Hahou Mo
 2014 Iceman
Ho Ying
 2014 Gam gai SSS
Yip Man
 2014 Xi you ji: Da nao tian gong
Sun Wukong / Monkey King
 2013 Te shu shen fen
Chan Chi-Lung / Dragon
 2013 Soi yat hei
Mr. Cool
 2012 Baat seng bou hei
Carl Tam
 2011 Dragon
Liu Jinxi
 2011 Guan yun chang
Guan Yu
 2011 Ji keung hei si 2011
Arnold Cheng
 2010 Jing wu feng yun: Chen Zhen
Chen Zhen
 2010 Ip Man 2
Ip Man
 2010 Jin yi wei
 2009 Shi yue wei cheng
Sum Chung-Yang
 2009 Jian guo da ye
Tian Han
 2009 Ga yau hei si 2009
Wedding guest
 2008 Yip Man
Ip Man
 2008 Hua pi
Pang Yong
 2008 Jiang shan mei ren
Muyong Xuehu
 2007 Dou foh sin
 2006 Lung foo moon
Dragon Wong
 2005 SPL: Sha po lang
Ma Kwan
 2005 Qi jian
Chu Zhaonan
 2004 Chin gei bin 2: Fa tou tai kam
General Lone
 2004 Luen ching go gup
Victor Tsui
 2003 Shanghai Knights
Wu Chow
 2002 Ying xiong
 2002 Blade II
 2000 Highlander: Endgame
Jin Ke
 1999 Hei se cheng shi
 1998 Sun Tong San dai hing
Tong Shan
 1998 Sat Sat Yan, Tiu Tiu Mo
Cat Lee
 1997 Chin Long Chuen Suet
Fung Man-Hin
 1997 Hak Mui Gwai yee git gam lan
Boxing School Owner
 1996 666: Mo gui fu huo
Mo Ti Nam
 1996 Jie tou sha shou
Iron Monkey
 1995 Jing wu men (TV Series)
Chen Zhen
- The Lion Dance (1995) ... Chen Zhen
- The Finale (1995) ... Chen Zhen
- The Beginning (1995) ... Chen Zhen
- Death of a Sister (1995) ... Chen Zhen
- Deal Gone Wrong (1995) ... Chen Zhen
 1995 Dou sing 2: Kai tau dou sing
Lone Seven
 1994 Hung Hei Gun (TV Series)
Hung Hei-Kwun (1994)
 1994 Ah sau ging gat: Si gou aat sin
Chiang Ho-Wa
 1994 Ma hei siu chi
Danton Lee (as Yin Sze Dan)
 1994 Wing Chun
Leung Pok To (as Yen Chi Tan)
 1993 So Hak-Yee
Beggar So Chan
 1993 Xin liu xing hu die jian
Yip Cheung
 1992 Lip pau hang tung
 1992 Sun lung moon hak chan
Eunuch Tsao Siu Yan
 1991 Ming Wan Mai Kung (TV Series)
Chung Ka-Jun (1991)
 1991 No foh wai lung
Chin Chi Leung
 1991 The Holy Virgin vs. the Evil Dead
Shiang Chi-Fei
 1991 Kon Tam Kwan Ying (TV Series)
Wong Wai-Sek (1991)
 1990 Sai hak chin
Dragon Yau
 1989 Fei Fu Kwan Ying (TV Series)
Cheung Ho Nam (1989)
 1989 Wong Ka Si Sei IV: Sik Gik Sing Yan
Officer Donny Yan
 1989 Mo Min Kap Sin Fung (TV Series)
Tse Kwok-Tung (1989)
 1988 Ying ging boon sik (TV Movie)
Dick Kwan
 1988 Dak ging to lung
 1985 Ching fung dik sau
 1984 Siu Tai Gik
Chan Chuen Chung
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Alternate Names:

Donnie Yen Ji Dan | Yan Che Dan | Yen Ji Dan | Yin Sze Dan | Donnie Yen Chi Tan | Yen Chi Tan | Chi-Tan Yen | Ji-Dan Yen | Zidan Zhen | Zhen Zidan


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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(On the difference of working in Hong Kong and overseas) Two big differences: time and money! Actually, time, because you can give me all the money in the world and, if I don't have enough time, I can't give you a great action scene. The big difference in Asia is that the action director has complete control over that aspect of the film, from concept to shooting to editing. The Hollywood system ... See more »


Turned down the following Hollywood films: Rush Hour 2 (2001) (Ziyi Zhang's character originally a male character), Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) (Chen Lo), The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) (Jade Warlord), The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) (Emperor Han), The Expendables 2 (2012) (Nan Yu's character originally a male character replacing Yin Yang), and The Man with the ... See more »


Frequently collaborates with Woo-Ping Yuen See more »


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