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Zhou Xun

Actor, Singer
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Net worth 2018: $215 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Quzhou, Zhejiang
Country: Chinese
BirthDay: 18 October 1974
Sigh: Scorpio
Height: 1.6 m

Zhou Xun was bornon 18 October 1974 in Quzhou, Zhejiang, Chinese, is Actor, Singer. Zhou Xun is one of the most critically and commercially successful Chinese actresses best known for films like ‘Perhaps Love’ and ‘Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress’. She has ruled the film and TV industry in China for over two decades. She ventured into showbiz in the early 1990s with films and then forayed into TV. The first TV series that garnered her recognition was ‘Palace of Desire’ while her breakthrough film was ‘Suzhou River’. The latter brought her widespread fame and won her Best Actress award at the 15th Festival du Film de Paris. Considered as one of the Four Dan Actresses in China, Zhou’s rich body of work includes several successful national and international films as well as TV series. These include films like ‘Suzhou River’, ‘Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress’, ‘Painted Skin’ and ‘Painted Skin: The Resurrection’ and notable TV series like ‘The Legend of the Condor Heroes’ and ‘Red Sorghum’ among others. She also dedicates herself in social service which has earned her several recognitions including being named as the first United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador for China in 2008.


$215 Million


It earned her Audience's Choice for Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards that year at the 18th China TV Golden Eagle Award


It is planned for a December 2017 premiere on Dragon Television and Jiangsu Television


It not only garnered her international recognition but also won her Best Actress award at the 15th Festival du Film de Paris


French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius bestowed upon her 'Chevalier medal in the Order of Arts and Letters' in 2014 in recognition of her contribution to film, public welfare and Sino-French communications


Her debut in Hollywood happened in 2012 with the German-American epic science fiction film ‘Cloud Atlas’


Basking with success as an actress, she endeavoured into direction with the 2011 short film ‘Five Demon Traps’


Other notable works of Zhou includes films like ‘The Message’ (2009), ‘Confucius’ (2010), ‘Flying Swords of Dragon Gate’ (2011) and ‘Our Time Will Come’ (2017); and TV series ‘Red Sorghum’ (2014)


Her next film was a supernatural-fantasy titled ‘Painted Love’ that released on September 25, 2008, in Hong Kong and the following day in China, created a new milestone in Chinese films


She continued her success in notable films like ‘The Banquet’ (2006), ‘Ming Ming’ (2007) and ‘The Equation of Love and Death’ (2008) with the latter fetching her Best Actress awards at the Chinese Film Media Awards, Asian Film Awards, Golden Rooster Film Festival and Shanghai Film Critics Awards


Although this 2005 film failed at the box office, it closed the 2005 Venice Film Festival and was submitted as an official entry by Hong Kong at the 78th Academy Awards ceremony in 2006


Her pursuits as a singer include her albums such as ‘Summer’ (2003) and ‘Come Across’ (2005) and contributing to soundtracks of films like ‘Baober In Love’ (2004) and ‘Perhaps Love’ (2005) among others


The film was based on Sijie’s 2000 semi-autobiographical novel bearing same title and premiered at the 55th Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2002


This Fruit Chan directed 2001 film that released in 11 countries including in the US, South Korea, Singapore and Italy earned her critical acclaim


In 2000, she along with Xu Jingleias, Zhao Wei and Zhang Ziyi was named as the Four Dan Actresses, which means that these divas were considered Mainland China’s four most bankable young actresses


She forayed into television with the 1997 series ‘Hong Chu Fang’ which was followed by a few others until she earned her first notable role of young Princess Taiping in the Chinese television historical series ‘Palace of Desire’


Her acting debut happened in the early 1990s with films like ‘Old Grave’ (1991), ‘The Pampered Wife’ (1995) and ‘Temptress Moon’ (1996) among others


Zhou Xun was born on October 18, 1974, in Quzhou, Zhejiang in the middle-class family of Zhou Tianning and Chen Yiqin

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