Li Gong Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 06 Aug, 2020
Facts of Li Gong
Name Li Gong
Father Gong Lize
Mother Zhao Ying
Nationality Singaporean
Birth Place/City Shenyang, Liaoning
Ethnicity South-Asian
Profession Actress
Net Worth $100 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 35-25-35
Breast Size 35
Waist size 25
Hip Size 35
Weight in KG 63
Married to Jean-Michel Jarre
Children Mamoru Yoki Chung Li
Divorce Ooi Hoe Soeng
Awards Asian Film Critics Association Awards, Berlin International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival
Movies Red Sorghum, The Story of Qiu Ju, Zhou Yu's Train, Memoirs of a Geisha, Mulan
Siblings 4
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Li Gong is a Singaporean actress who gained her fame from her debut feature film along with acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yimou's directorial debut movie Red Sorghum. For her debut movie, she won the Golden Train Award and Audience Awards at Faro Island Film Festival. She regularly collaborated with Zhang Yimou including Ju Dou, Raise the Red Lantern, Coming HomeCurse of the Golden Flower, and The Story of Qiu Ju. Her other notable roles include Farewell, My Concubine, and Three Academy Awards winning movie Memoirs of a Geisha.   

Born In Shenyang, Liaoning

Li Gong was born on 31st December 1965 in Shenyang, Liaoning, China. She holds the Singaporean nationality and belongs to South-Asian ethnicity. 

She is one of five children of professor father Gong Lize and teacher mother Zhao Ying. She was raised along with four siblings in  Beijing. 

She went to Jinan Sanhe primary school and graduated from the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing. 

Career Started With Critically Acclaimed Director Zhang Yimou

Li Gong made her debut along with legendary director Zhang Yimou's directorial movie Red Sorghum. For her role in the movie, she was won the Golden Train Award and Audience Award for Best Newcomer and Best Actress for the movie. 

She has appeared in many of Zhang Yimou's movies including Ju Dou, Raised the Red Lantern, The Story of Qiu Ju, and Zhou Yu's Train. The actress also appeared in three Academy Award-winning movie Memoirs of a Geisha along with Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe, and Michelle Yeoh

Li Gong at the Miami Vice premiere SOURCE: Getty Image

In 2006, she appeared with Chow Yun-Fat and Jay Chou in the movie Curse of the Golden Flower. The actress also appeared in the 2016 movie The Monkey King 2 alongside Aaron Kwok, Feng Shaofeng, and Fei Xiang

The actress movie Mulan was to release in 2020 but due to COVID-19, the movie was scheduled to release on 4th September 2020.

What Is The Net Worth Of Gong Li?

Gong Li has not only earned fame but fortune from her work. According to celebrity net worth, she has an estimated net worth of $100 million, as of 2020. 

The actress major portion of her wealth from her career as an actress. The actress also appeared in many box-office successful movies. 

Movie  Released Date Star-Cast Budget Box-Office
Memoirs of a Geisha 2006 Koji Yakusho, Youki Kudoh, and Kaori Momoi $85 million $162.2 million
Curse of the Golden Flower 2006 Qin Junjie, Jay Chou, and Chow Yun-Fat $45 million $78.56 million
Miami Vice 2006 Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell, and Naomie Harris $135 million $164.2 million
What Women Want 2011 Andy Lau, Zhu Zhu, and Anya Wu $5 million $11.8 million
The Monkey King 2 2016 Kelly Chen, Him Law, and Fei Xiang $60.5 million  $193.7 million 

The actress lives in Singapore and the average house price in that area is around $532,768. 

Relationship Status

Gong Li was marred to tobacco tycoon Ooi Hoe Soeng on 15th February 1996 in Hong Kong Ching Club. The couple lived together for four years and got divorced in 2010.

Then she dated musician Jean-Michel Jarre for some time and tied the knot in May 2019.

Li Gong along with her husband Jean Michel Jarre SOURCE: Getty Image

The actress is living a blissful life along with her husband and child son Mamoru Yoki Chung Li

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