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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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'The Grandmaster' Trailer: Before He Trained Legends, He Had to Become One

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jul 12th 2013, 11:00AM

Jul 12th 2013, 11:00AM

Hugh Jackman Joins 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan'

Posted by
Leonard Jacobs on Feb 3rd 2010, 5:00AM

Feb 3rd 2010, 5:00AM

Asian Beat: 'Ponyo,' DVDs, 'Sophie's Revenge' Tease

Posted by
Peter Martin on Aug 10th 2009, 1:45PM

Aug 10th 2009, 1:45PM

Asian Cinema Scene: ZZ Top(less) Photo Scandal

Posted by
Peter Martin on Jan 14th 2009, 3:45PM

Jan 14th 2009, 3:45PM

Asian Cinema Scene: Zhang Ziyi as Peking Opera Star

Posted by
Peter Martin on Dec 10th 2008, 4:02PM

Dec 10th 2008, 4:02PM

Hugh Grant and Zhang Ziyi Are 'Lost for Words'

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Jun 10th 2008, 3:02PM

Jun 10th 2008, 3:02PM

Fan Rant: 'The Banquet' Gets Degraded With a "Legendary" New Title

Posted by
Peter Martin on Feb 26th 2008, 4:02AM

Feb 26th 2008, 4:02AM

Zhang Ziyi in Talks for Biopic of Chinese Opera Singer

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on May 17th 2007, 2:03PM

May 17th 2007, 2:03PM

Cinematical's SmartGossip: Trying to Escape the Cruises

Posted by
Jette Kernion on Sep 9th 2006, 5:02PM

Sep 9th 2006, 5:02PM

Cho Chang is Mulan?!

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Aug 10th 2006, 8:32AM

Aug 10th 2006, 8:32AM

Dueling Mulans!

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Jun 12th 2006, 1:08PM

Jun 12th 2006, 1:08PM

Zhang Ziyi Indentured to Weinsteins?

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Jun 5th 2006, 3:05PM

Jun 5th 2006, 3:05PM

Weinsteins Remaking Seven Samurai?

Posted by
Martha Fischer on May 31st 2006, 9:06AM

May 31st 2006, 9:06AM

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