October 10, 1966
55 years old
China - U.S.
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm tall
32-23-34 in | 83-58-86.5 cm
50 kg | 110 lbs
8 US | 38.5 EU
Bai Ling was born in Chengdu, China, on October 10, 1966, is a Chinese-American actress.
Young Bai Ling began her professional acting career with People's Art Theater of Chengdu in 1981.
She made her big screen debut in Chinese drama film Hai tan (The Beach) (1984) in role as Lu Xiao Mei.
She got her television debut in NBC police procedural series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) in episode "And the Rockets' Dead Glare", in role as Lin Chang / Teri Chow.
Her breakthrough performance came as Shen Yuelin in mystery thriller movie Red Corner (1997).
She won the San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress and a National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Female Performance for her role as Shen Yuelin in mystery thriller film Red Corner (1997).
She won the Hong Kong Film Award and a Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mei in Hong Kong horror film Dumplings (2004).
Nixon (1995) epic historical drama opposite Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen and Ed Harris
Anna and the King (1999) biographical period drama with Jodie Foster, Chow Yun-Fat and Tom Felton
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) science fiction action adventure opposite Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Giovanni Ribisi
The Beautiful Country (2004) drama with Damien Nguyen, Nick Nolte and Tim Roth
The Breed (2001) horror opposite Adrian Paul, Bokeem Woodbine and Peter Halasz
Dead Funny (1994) drama with Andrew McCarthy, Elizabeth Peña and Allison Janney
Row Your Boat (1999) drama crime opposite Jon Bon Jovi, William Forsythe and Jill Hennessy
The Extreme Team (2003) action with Jeremy Kewley, Eric Mabius and Chris Pratt
Point of Origin (2002) thriller opposite Ray Liotta, John Leguizamo and Colm Feore
The Legion (2020) action adventure with Mickey Rourke and Joaquim de Almeida
Painted Beauty (2021) crime thriller in role as Biyu, with Claire Holt and Clifton Collins Jr.
Jack Be Nimble (2021) comedy in role as Nurse Edmond, opposite Vernon Wells and Shawn C. Phillips
The Expat (2021) action crime in role as NBI Operative, with B.K. Coposky and Laika Pangilinan
Venus as a Boy (2021) romantic drama in role as Cleo opposite, Gilles Marini and Olivia Culpo
She played Jean Chang in CBS fantasy drama television series Touched by an Angel (1998) in 2 episodes.
She voiced Mei-Mei / Mother Panda in Nickelodeon animated television series The Wild Thornberrys (2000).
She portrayed Kwan Ying in adventure miniseries The Monkey King (2001).
Pink Rehabilation (2021) comedy series in role as Chinese B@rbee
Graduated from high school in Chengdu, China in 1978.
Studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York and the New York University (1991).
Has older sister, Bai Jie and younger brother, Bai Chen.
Has Chinese ancestry.
Became a U.S. citizen in 1999.
She served three years in the People Liberation's Army as an artist soldier, also served as a nurse in Nyingchi Prefecture, Tibet.
Featured in music video for Chris Isaak "Please" (1998).
She voiced U-Gin Bar Manager in video game, Scarface: The World Is Yours (2006).
Lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.
She dated Lionel Richie (2009), Damon Elliott (2007-2008), Bill Maher (2003) and Chris Isaak (1999-2000).