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Jet Li

Jet Li is an Chinese actor and martial artist. He is one of the biggest action star in Chinese and Hollywood history. He has acted in numerous hit films in his career that include Forbidden Kingdom, Expendables and Mummy Returns: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

Jet Li

Early Life

Jet Li was born on 26 April 1963 in China as Li Lianjie. He won great acclaim in China as an actor making his debut with the film Shaolin Temple (1982). He went on to star in many critically acclaimed martial arts epic films, most notably the Once Upon A Time in China series, in which he portrayed folk hero Wong Fei-hung.


Li’s first role in a Hollywood film was as a villain in Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), and his first leading role in a Hollywood film was as Han Sing in Romeo Must Die (2000). He has gone on to star in many Hollywood action films, including Kiss of the Dragon and Unleashed. He co-starred in The One (2001), The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) with Jackie Chan, all three of The Expendables films with Sylvester Stallone, and as the title character villain in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) opposite Brendan Fraser.

Personal Life

Jet Li is a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism. He married Huang Qiuyan in 1987. With her he has two daughters, Si and Taimi. They divorced in 1990. Since 1999, he has been married to Nina Li Chi (born Li Zhi), a Shanghai-born, Hong Kong-based actress. He has two daughters with her also, Jane (born 2000) and Jada (born 2003). He is one of the best martial arts star to have appeared in films like Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee.

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