Jet Li

Martial Artist

1963 –

29

Who is Jet Li?

Li Lianjie, better known by his English stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and wushu champion who was born in Beijing. He is a naturalized Singaporean citizen.

After three years of intensive training with Wu Bin, Li won his first national championship for the Beijing Wushu Team. After retiring from Wushu at age 19, he went on to win great acclaim in China as an actor making his debut with the film Shaolin Temple. He went on to star in many critically acclaimed martial arts epic films, most notably the Once Upon A Time In China series, in which he portrayed folk hero Wong Fei-hung.

Li's first role in a Hollywood film was as a villain in Lethal Weapon 4, but his first Hollywood film leading role was in Romeo Must Die. He has gone on to star in many Hollywood action films, including Kiss of the Dragon and Unleashed. He co-starred in The Forbidden Kingdom with Jackie Chan, The Expendables with Sylvester Stallone, and as the title character villain in The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor opposite Brendan Fraser. He also appeared in the Hong Kong film Ocean Heaven, directed and written by Xue Xiaolu.

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Born
Apr 26, 1963
Beijing
Also known as
  • Li Lian Jie
  • Lei Lin-Git
  • 李连杰
  • 李連杰
  • Li Liánjié
  • Li Yang Chung
  • Jet Lee
  • Lin-kit Lee
  • Lian Jie Li
  • Lianjie Li
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Tibetan Buddhism
Ethnicity
  • Han Chinese
Nationality
  • Singapore
  • China
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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