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December 31, 1965 to Present
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Gong Li a world-renowned actress from China. She became famous across the globe through her close collaboration with Chinese director Zhang Yimou and is credited with helping to bring Chinese cinema to Europe and the United States.
She has won numerous awards throughout her illustrious career, including the Golden Rooster and the Hundred Flowers Awards as well as the Berlinale Camera, Cannes Festival Trophy, National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle Award, and Volpi Cup for Best Actress.
“People keep pushing me to be the center of attention. I would prefer to be on the sidelines, because that's where you see more.”