Bai Ling Biography

Updated On Jan 01, 2019 Published On Oct 09, 2015
Facts of Bai Ling
Date of Birth: 1966 , October-10
Birth Nation: China
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
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Bai Ling is a renowned Chinese-American actress widely known for portraying her role in the movies like Wild Wild West, Anna and the King, and The Crow. She is also famous for appearing in the television series like Lost and Entourage.

Bai Ling was born on October 10, 1966, and is currently 52 years old. She was born in the upper-middle-class family born in Chengdu, China to father Bai Yuxiang and mother Chen Binbin. Her father was a musician in the People's Liberation Army and later became a music teacher.

Her mother, Chen Binbin was a stage actress, dancer, and a literature teacher. Bai was in her early teen years when her parents got divorced. However, later, after some years of divorce, she married writer Xu Chi.

Bai has two siblings; older sister Bai Jie and a younger brother Bai Chen. She is of Chinese-American nationality and belongs to Asian ethnicity. During her early days, she had to face many difficulties because of the Cultural Revolution. For around three years, she served as the artist-soldier in China.

Bai Ling began her professional acting career in 1981 acting in several Chinese feature film. However, in 1984, she grabbed a wide recognition appearing in the role of Lu Xiao Mei in the movie Hai tan. She came into the spotlight for working in the movie, The Crow.

Till the date, Bai has appeared in dozens of movies and television series like Maximum Impact, Boned, Finding Julia,  6 Ways to Sundown, Speed Dragon, Hawaii Five-0, The Monkey King, Angel, Edmond, The Unit, Better Criminal, and many others.

Bai Ling has always been quite secretive when it comes to her personal life including her dating history and relationship affairs. Though she has openly announced that she is bisexual, she is yet to reveal name and information of her current boyfriend and girlfriend.

Bai is yet to get married or engaged. For now, as per reports, she is single and is not dating anyone. Talking about Bai Ling' past affairs and relationship affairs, she was previously involved in dating relationship with Chris IsaakLionel RichieMickey RourkeDamon ElliottNick CarterBill Maher, and Thomas Jane.

Talking about Bai Ling' controversies and legal issues, back on Valentines 2008, she was arrested for shoplifting a package of batteries and two magazines at Los Angeles International Airport. Later, in March 2008, she pleaded guilty and fined $200 (US$700 including penalties and fine).

Back in 2011, Bai appeared in the fifth season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. The reality television show documented her recovery from alcohol addiction.

Bai stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 50 kg. She has a slim body build.

Bai has been active in the field for over three decades and is reported to have earned a huge amount of money. As of 2019, Bai Ling' net worth is reported to be around $3 million.

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Born in Chengdu, China

October 10 , 1966

Bai Ling was from the upper middle class family born in Chengdu, China to Bai Yuxiang and Chen Binbin. Her father was an army by profession and her mother was an actress and also the teacher. She is of Chinese descent.

Won Asians On Film Festival


She has been nominated in Asians on Film Festival twice in her life and both times it was in 2014. She was nominated in this award for Best Actress - Feature and Feature. She got her nominations for portraying her role in the movie The Gauntlet.

Won Golden Bauhinia Awards


Bai Ling has also been honored with Golden Bauhinia Awards once in her life and that was in 2005 for Best Supporting Actress. She was nominated for portraying her role in the Jiao zi. From this same role she was also honored with Chinese Film Media Awards in 2005. 

Won Golden Apple Awards


She has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also won some of them. In 1997, she won some major awards in her life from her acting career and that was Golden Apple Awards. She won this award for Female Discovery of the Year. 

Honored by People Magazine


Besides being honored with the prestigious awards from her acting career she has also been honored with several magazines for her looks and beauty. In 1998, she was listed in the People Magazine's list of 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. 

Joined artist soldier


Bai Ling was also an intelligent student from her childhood days. But she also faced some difficulties in her childhood days because of the Cultural Revolution in her country. She also served as the artist soldier for about three years in China. 

Began her acting career


Bai Ling was interested in acting since her childhood days but due to her crisis in her country she desired to serve in her country as a soldier. After that she began her acting career and played her first movie role in 1984 and that was in Chinese movie, On the Beach.

Appeared in American movie


After playing in the Chinese movies for about a decade, she got her chance to appear in the American movies. Her first English movie was in 1994 and that was in The Crow. She is popular in the world for portraying her role in the movies life Wild Wild West, Anna and the King and many more.

Arrested in Los Angeles International Airport

February 14 , 2008

Before 2008 she was one of the most humble Asian actresses all over the world but from 2008 her character changed. On the Valentines days of 2008, she was arrested in the Los Angeles Airport for her illegal activities in shop. 

Body Measurements


Bai Ling stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 50 kg. She has a slim body build.

Net Worth


As of 2019, Bai Ling' net worth is reported to be around $3 million.