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Date of Birth: 1965 , December-31
Birth Nation: China
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Gong Li
Birth Name Gong Li
Father Gong Lize
Mother Liu Ying
Nationality Chinese
Birth Place/City Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China
Ethnicity Asian
Profession Actress
Net Worth $100 million
Famous for The Story of Qiu Ju
Affair with Zhang Yimou
Boyfriend Jean-Michel Jarre (since 2017)
Married Yes
Children  Mamoru Yoki Chung Li
Divorce Ooi Hoe Seong (1996- 2010)
Education Central Academy of Drama
Awards Hundred Flowers Awards, Golden Phoenix Awards

Quick Timeline of Gong Li

1965 Born in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China
1989 Graduated from Central Academy of Drama in Beijing
1987 Began her acting career
1992 Appeared in the movie, Qiu Ju da guan si
1987 Began dating Zhang Yimou
1996 Married to Ooi Wei Ming
1993 Won Golden Phoenix Awards, China
1993 Won Golden Rooster Awards
1989 Won Hundred Flowers Awards
2006 Was voted the most beautiful woman in China
2017 Currently Dating French musician Jean-Michel Jarre

Detail Timeline of Gong Li

December 31 , 1965

Born in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China

Sweet and sexy, Gong Li was born in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China. She was born in a middle class family. She is Chinese and is also the naturalized citizen of Singapore. She is of Chinese descent.

1989

Graduated from Central Academy of Drama in Beijing

Gong was raised in Jinan. With the completion of her secondary education, she desired to join China's top music school but she was not offered an admission. Later she got enrolled at Central Academy of Drama in Beijing and finally graduated from there in 1989. 

1987

Began her acting career

While she was still pursuing her higher education, she made her acting debut in Zhang Yimou first film Red Sorghum. She starred the role of Jiu'er in this movie. In 1990, she appeared in the movies like The Empress Dowager, Mr. Sunshine, Codename Cougar and A Terracotta Warrior. 

1992

Appeared in the movie, Qiu Ju da guan si

She got her rise in fame after she starred in the movie Qiu Ju da guan si. She portrayed the role of Qiu Ju in this movie. She was also honored with several prestigious awards for this role. 

1987

Began dating Zhang Yimou

Gong became popular as an actress after she began appearing in the film directed by the Chinese director Zhang Yimou. She has had romantic love affairs with him during this close relationship. She dated him as her boyfriend. This love life came to an end in 1995.

February 15 , 1996

Married to Ooi Wei Ming

On 15th of February 1996, Gong got married to Ooi Wei Ming. Ooi Wei Ming is businessman. As a married couple, they welcomed their child a son named Mamoru Yoki Chung Li. Though they were happily married this married life came to an end in 2010.

1993

Won Golden Phoenix Awards, China

For starring the role of Qiu Ju in the movie The Story of Qiu Ju, she got her first nomination in Golden Phoenix Awards, China. She won this award that year for Female Actor. She has also been honored with this award in 2001.

1993

Won Golden Rooster Awards

Till now she has been nominated in Golden Rooster Awards twice and out of these two nominations she has been honored twice. She won this award for the first time in 1993 for Best Actress. She also won this award in 2000 from the same category. 

1989

Won Hundred Flowers Awards

In 1989, she got nominated in Hundred Flowers Awards for the first time in her life for Best Supporting Actress. She was honored with this award that year. She has also been honored with this award in 1993 and 2001. 

2006

Was voted the most beautiful woman in China

Besides being an actress, she has also been popular for her beauty. In 2006, she was named the most beautiful woman in China. She has also once been listed in the People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.

2017

Currently Dating French musician Jean-Michel Jarre

As of 2018, Gong Li  is reported to be dating  French musician Jean-Michel Jarre. The couple started dating in February 2017 and were seen together in Paris.

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Asian beauty queen Gong Li, who was once listed as People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People, is an actress from China. She is popular for her role in the movies like Man cheng jin dai Huang Jin Jia, Zhou Yu de Huo che and many more.

Gong Li was born on December 31, 1965, in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China. She was born in a middle class family to father Gong Lize and mother Liu Ying. She is of Chinese nationality and is of Chinese descent.

Gong was raised in Jinan. With the completion of her secondary education, she desired to join China's top music school but she was not offered an admission. Later she got enrolled at Central Academy of Drama in Beijing and finally graduated from there in 1989.

While she was still pursuing her higher education, she made her acting debut in Zhang Yimou first film Red Sorghum. She starred the role of Jiu'er in this movie. In 1990, she appeared in the movies like The Empress Dowager, Mr. Sunshine, Codename Cougar and A Terracotta Warrior.

She got her rise in fame after she starred in the movie Qiu Ju da guan si. She is also known for her appearance in the movies like Breaking the Silence, The Emperor and the Assassin, Curse of the Golden Flower, The Monkey King 2, and many more.

Gong became popular as an actress after she began appearing in the film directed by the Chinese director Yimou Zhang. She has had romantic love affairs and romantic relationship while she was working with him. She dated him as her boyfriend. This love life came to an end in 1995.

On the 15th of February 1996, Gong got married to her boyfriend-turned-husband Ooi Hoe Seong. Ooi Wei Ming is a businessman. They welcomed their first child a son Mamoru Yoki Chung Li, the birth detail being undisclosed.

Though they were enjoying a happy married life, they divorced on June 28, 2010. Currently, she is dating  French musician Jean-Michel Jarre. The couple started dating in February 2017.

As of 2018, Gong Li blessed with the lucrative amount of salary is estimated to be enjoying the net worth $100 Million.