Bai Ling is an American-Chinese actress known for various roles in film and television shows. She started her acting career in 1981, and she is still actively involved in the film industry to this date. She started acting while she was in China and continued doing this when she relocated to America.
Quick Facts of Bai Ling
|Full Name:||Bai Ling|
|Date of Birth:||October 10, 1966|
|Height:||1.6 m or 5ft 3 in|
|Weight:||50kg, or 110 lbs|
|Net Worth:||$3 m|
|Birthplace:||Chengdu, Sichuan, China.|
|Eye color:||Dark brown|
Bai Ling Biography
Bai ling was born on October 10th 1966 in Chengdu, China. Her parents are Bai Yuxiang and Chen Binbin. Her father was a musician at the People’s Liberation army. He later became a music teacher while her mother was a dancer stage, actress and a literature teacher at Sichuan University. Bai Ling has other siblings, a brother and a sister. The brother immigrated to Japan and worked at an American company while the sister works as an officer at the Chinese Tax Bureau.
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Early Life And Education
Before Bai Ling became a successful actress, she started doing play while she was in middle school. She participated in eight model play in her elementary school show during the era of chines cultural revolution, which was between 1966 and 1976.
After high school graduation in 1978, she attempted the People’s Liberation Army exam and passed, she became an artist soldier in Tibet. Her main duty as an artist soldier was to entertain in the musical theatre. While still at the army, she also served as a nurse.
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In 1981 Bai Ling joined People’s Art Theater of Chengdu to become a professional actress. She managed to get a role in stage play Yuequin where she acted as a young man. This role made her get the attention of movie director Teng Wenji who saw talent in her. In 1985 she was cast in her first movie called on the beach. She played a village girl who is forced into marriage by her father. She continued to appear in several films while she was still in China.
In 1991 she moved to New York to study as visiting scholar in New York University’s film department. During this brief time in America, she managed to get a special visa that allowed her to stay in America until she became a United States of America citizen in 1999.
Bai Ling first major American film role was in a film called the crow in 1994 and in 1997 she managed to play a lead female role in film Red Corner. She continued to star in several films and television series while in America and in 2005 she made her comeback in the Chinese cinema when she starred in a thriller-horror called Dumplings.
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Notable Films That She Has Starred In
- Red corner 1997
- The crow 1974
- Crank: High Voltage 2009
- Southland Tales 2006
- Awards and Nominations
- Asians on film
- Best actress 2019 (Nominee)
- Best actress 2014 (Winner)
- Chinese Film Media Award
- Best supporting actress 2005 (Winner)
- National Board of Review, USA
- Breakthrough Performance – female.
Bai Ling on Social Media
- Bai Ling can be found on various social media networks
- Twitter, Bai Ling has a verified account named @RealBaiLing
- On Intagram, she goes under user name iambailing
- On Youtube her channel goes by Bai Ling
Bailing uses these social network platforms as a venue to do mostly brand endorsement; these brands are Trendsetter fashion and Ably Apparel. She also has an official website where one can visit more about her the site is www.officialbailing.com
In an interview on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. She stated that during her time in Tibet as an artist soldier her and other female performers were sexually harassed by older male soldiers. She stated that she was raped by a senior military officer who led to her pregnancy, she aborted. This incident led to her struggle with alcohol abuse. She later spent time in a mental hospital.
The state of China once barred her from reentering the country for her political views that seemed to be anti-china. Bai Ling later apologized not to lose Asia’s greatest market. She was featured in CCTV (china’s national broadcaster) documentary about the long march. Her scenes had to be cut as there was a public uproar on her being in the documentary.
Bai Ling has also had trouble with the law as in two instances she was arrested. In one instance, she was arrested for causing Public disturbance. The other was she was caught shoplifting in Los Angeles international Airport. She was fined 200 dollars.
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Personal Life And Relationships
Bai Ling is currently not in any relationship with anyone, but she has dated several people before. She has stated in her interviews that she is bisexual. Some of the people that are known to have been associated with Bai Ling are:
Chris Isaak, in 1999 Bai Ling stated dating the singer. Their relationship only lasted a year.
Thomas Jane, she had a brief encounter with the actor in 2001.
Bill Maher, in 2003 Bai Ling is known to have had an affair with the talk show host.
Lionel Richie, Bai ling dated the musician around July of 2009.
Bai Ling has been known to have been involved with other several celebrities. Some notable mentions are Producer Daman Elliot, Mickey Rourke and Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys.
This You Did Not Know
- Bai Ling parents divorced while she was still young and her mother got married to a writer named Xu Chi
- Her maternal grandfather was a military officer and persecuted during Cultural Revolution.
- Bai Ling is a writer and is known to have written a short film known as yellow Hill and speed dragon.
Bai Ling is estimated to be about 3 million dollars according to Forbes, Wikipedia and other online resources.