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  • Zhang Ziyi

    Born on February 9, 1979 in Beijing, China

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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

Zhang Ziyi as "Sayuri Nitta"

In the 1920s, 9-year-old Chiyo (Suzuka Ohgo) gets sold to a geisha house. There, she is forced into servitude, receiving nothing in return until the house's ruling hierarchy determines if she is of high enough quality to service the clientele -- men who visit and pay for conversation, dance and song. After rigorous years of training, Chiyo becomes Sayuri (Ziyi Zhang), a geisha of incredible beauty and influence. Life is good for Sayuri, but World War II is about to disrupt the peace.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role

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