Donnie Yen


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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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Ip Man Ip Man
(2008)
(2016)
Ip Man 2 Ip Man
(2010)
Ip Man 3 Ip Man
(2015)

Filmography

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 2020 Raging Fire (filming)
 2020 Mulan (post-production)
Commander Tung
 2018 Big Brother
Henry Chen Xia / Chan Hak
 2017 On That Night... While We Dream (Short)
Master Yen
 2017 Chasing the Dragon
Crippled Ho
 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Chirrut Îmwe
 2016 The Monkey King: The Legend Begins
Sun Wukong / Monkey King
 2015 Ip Man 3
Ip Man
 2015 An Inspector Calls
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 Kung Fu Jungle
Hahou Mo
 2014 Iceman
Ho Ying
 2014 Golden Chickensss
Yip Man
 2014 The Monkey King
Sun Wukong / Monkey King
 2013 Special ID
Chan Chi-Lung / Dragon
 2013 Together
Mr. Cool
 2012 All's Well, Ends Well 2012
Carl Tam
 2011 Dragon
Liu Jinxi
 2011 The Lost Bladesman
Guan Yu
 2011 All's Well, Ends Well 2011
Arnold Cheng
 2010 Ip Man 2
Ip Man
 2010 14 Blades
Qinglong
 2009 Bodyguards and Assassins
Sum Chung-Yang
 2009 The Founding of a Republic
Tian Han
 2009 All's Well, Ends Well 2009
Wedding guest
 2008 Ip Man
Ip Man
 2008 Painted Skin
Pang Yong
 2008 An Empress and the Warriors
Muyong Xuehu
 2007 Flash Point
Ma
 2006 Dragon Tiger Gate
Dragon Wong
 2005 SPL: Kill Zone
Ma Kwan
 2005 Seven Swords
Chu Zhaonan
 2004 The Twins Effect II
General Lone
 2004 Love on the Rocks
Victor Tsui
 2003 Shanghai Knights
Wu Chow
 2002 Hero
Sky
 2002 Blade II
Snowman
 2000 Highlander: Endgame
Jin Ke
 1999 City of Darkness
Ozone
 1998 Shanghai Affairs
Tong Shan
 1998 Ballistic Kiss
Cat Lee
 1997 Legend of the Wolf
Fung Man-Hin
 1997 Black Rose II
Boxing School Owner
 1996 Satan Returns
Mo Ti Nam
 1996 Iron Monkey 2
Iron Monkey
 1995 Fist of Fury (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 The Saint of Gamblers
Lone Seven
 1994 The Kung Fu Master (TV Series)
Hung Hei-Kwun (1994)
 1994 Asian Cop: High Voltage
Chiang Ho-Wa
 1994 Circus Kids
Danton Lee (as Yin Sze Dan)
 1994 Wing Chun
Leung Pok To (as Yen Chi Tan)
 1993 Heroes Among Heroes
Beggar So Chan
 1993 Iron Monkey
Wong Kei-Ying
 1993 Butterfly and Sword
Yip Cheung
 1992 Cheetah on Fire
Ronald
 1992 Dragon Inn
Eunuch Tsao Siu Yan
 1992 Once Upon a Time in China II
Commander Lan
 1992 Crystal Hunt
Chin Chi Leung
 1991 A New Life (TV Series)
Chung Ka-Jun (1991)
 1991 Holy Virgin vs. The Evil Dead
Shiang Chi-Fei
 1991 The Crime File (TV Series)
Wong Wai-Sek (1991)
 1990 Tiger Cage 2
Dragon Yau
 1989 Flying Squads (TV Series)
Cheung Ho Nam (1989)
 1989 In the Line of Duty 4
Officer Donny Yan
 1989 File Noir (TV Series)
Tse Kwok-Tung (1989)
 1988 The Last Conflict (TV Movie)
Dick Kwan
 1988 Tiger Cage
Terry
 1985 Mismatched Couples
Eddie
 1984 Drunken Tai Chi
Chan Chuen Chung
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2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Bullet Films Productions

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

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

(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 »

Trivia:

Is credited as the first martial arts actor/action director to incorporate modern MMA in Asian action cinema, starting with The Twins Effect (2003) and followed by SPL: Kill Zone (2005), Flash Point (2007), and Special ID (2013). See more »

Trademark:

Likes to execute various kicking techniques - including jumping splits-kick, jumping front-kick, jumping back-kick while running forward and chain-kicks while moving forward See more »

Nickname:

Dan Yeh

Star Sign:

Leo

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