Bai Ling, famous actress. "Bai Ling" in Chinese means "White Spirit/Light". Ling Bai was born on October 10, 1970 in China.
Her father was a music teacher,
and her mother was a stage actor and dancer. She describes herself as having been a very shy child
who found that she best expressed herself through acting and performing. She was born near the end of the
Cultural Revolution when her parents
were treated cruelly due to the fact that they taught. Soon after her birth, she moved to Szechwan,
live with her grandmother. She became a "soldier" in the Chinese army in Tibet at the age of 14.
Her main activity there was to entertain with musical theater. She was considered a movie star in mainland
China after making seven feature films and performing in many plays.
She came to the US in 1991 in NY while going to NYU's film department as a visiting scholar.
Since that, she starred many movies in US. Ling Bai has recently starred in the movies Star Wars:
Episode III (2005) playing the role of Senator, and World of Tomorrow, The (2004) as Mysterious
Woman. Ling Bai has also featured in many movies such as Beautiful Country (2003),
My Baby's Mama (2003), and Paris (2003). Some of Ling Bai's early movie break throughs were
in Shan cun feng yue (1987), Hu guang (1988) as Jing Huan, Crow, The (1994) as Myca, and Dead Funny
(1994) as Norriko.
She was named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.
According to Bai Ling, acting is a great job. In acting, you can defy how society tells you to
behave and allow other parts within you to be expressed. Bai Ling encourages all you Asian actors
out there to try out for roles, and not necessarily roles written for Asian actors, but roles
- Star Wars: Episode III (2005)
- My Baby's Daddy (2004)
- Beautiful Country (2003)
- My Baby's Mama (2003)
- Paris (2003)
- 2003 MTV Movie Awards (2003)
- Face (2002)
- The Breed (2001)
- The Lost Empire (2001)
- Red Corner (2000)
- Wild Wild West (1999)
- Row Your Boat (1998)
- Somewhere in the City (1998)
- Anna and the King
- The Extreme Team
- She Hate Me
- Nobody's Girl
- Dead Funny (1995)
- Dead Weekend (1995)
- Nixon (1995)
- The Crow (1994)
- Arc Light
- On the Beach
- Hu guang (1988)
- Shan cun feng yue (1987)
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