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Fan at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival
|Born||16 September 1981
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
|Relatives||Fan Chengcheng (brother)|
|Labels||Fan Bingbing Studio
Creative Artists Agency
Fan Bingbing (Chinese: 范冰冰, born 16 September 1981) is a Chinese actress, model, television producer, and singer. Since 2013, Fan has been listed as the highest-paid celebrity in the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list for four years in a row after ranking in the top 10 every year since 2006. Fan is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world and has been called a global fashion icon due to her frequent appearances on the red carpet, at movie premieres, and at fashion shows.
Fan rose to fame in East Asia in 1998–1999 with the TV costume drama series My Fair Princess. In 2003, she starred in Cell Phone, which became China's highest-grossing film of the year, and received critical acclaim at the Hundred Flowers Awards. She has starred in many Chinese films, most notably Lost in Beijing (2007), Buddha Mountain (2011), Double Xposure (2012) and I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016), where she received awards from the Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards, the Tokyo International Film Festival, the San Sebastián International Film Festival and Golden Rooster Awards. She has participated in many foreign-language films, such as the French film Stretch (2011), the Korean film My Way (2011), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), in which she portrayed Blink, and the Hong Kong-Chinese-American film Skiptrace (2015), for which she won the Golden Screen Award for Best Actress.
Fan was honored at the 2017 Time 100 Gala in Manhattan, recognized on Time Magazine's list of the one-hundred most influential people of 2017.In April 2017, Fan was announced to serve in the 70th Cannes Film Festival jury. The same year, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Fan Bingbing as a judge for the Academy Awards. In 2018, Fan was secretly detained by Chinese authorities, disappearing from public on 1 July 2018 for nearly three months. She subsequently appeared on social media, offering a public apology over tax evasion, for which the Chinese authorities fined her more than CN¥883 million (US$127 million).
1996–2006: Early roles and breakthrough
Fan debuted in the television series Powerful Woman and played minor roles for two years, before gaining attention in 1999 for her supporting role as Jin Suo in the first two seasons of the Chinese television series My Fair Princess, which were adapted from Taiwanese writer Chiung Yao's story. She had been recommended by Cantonese actress Leanne Liu to join the cast. The comedic period drama enjoyed widespread success in Asia, propelling Fan to become a household name in the region. After that, Fan signed an eight-year contract with Chiung Yao's company, which produced My Fair Princess. However, as the company had yet to establish any branches in mainland China, many mainland Chinese television advertising firms had to make calls to Taiwan for negotiations, resulting in a waste of time and effort. When Fan and her mother wanted to end the contract, Chiung Yao's company asked for CN¥1 million in compensation, but eventually the court ordered Fan to pay CN¥200,000 because the contract was illegal due to her age.
Fan won a Best Actress Award at the 27th Hundred Flowers Awards, and an Outstanding New Actress nomination at the 10th Huabiao Awards. She also appeared in The Lion Roars (2002), The Twins Effect II (2004), A Chinese Tall Story (2005), and A Battle of Wits (2006). She received a Golden Bauhinia Awards nomination for her role in the Chinese-South-Korean-Japanese epic film A Battle of Wits.
In 2006, Forbes China gave its most prized award, the Star of the Year, to Fan for her popularity, high press coverage, and website hits throughout that year.
2007–2013: Film successes and critical acclaim
Fan left Huayi Brothers in February 2007 and started her own studio, Fan Bingbing Studio. She starred in eight films in 2007, winning the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 44th Golden Horse Film Awards for her role in The Matrimony. That year, her studio made its first television production, Rouge Snow (2008), adapted from the novel of the same name. Fan played the starring role in the production, portraying a poor girl who fights for freedom against fate after being sold to a wealthy and influential clan. In the same year, Fan starred in crime drama film Shinjuku Incident and was praised by critics for her performance. Fan featured in historical action film Bodyguards and Assassins, which earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
In 2010, Fan starred in Chen Kaige’s historical epic, Sacrifice. Fan said that she chose the role as she was moved by Princess Zhuang Ji's great courage and a very fierce maternal love. On 24 October, Buddha Mountain starring Fan premiered at the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival, and earned her the Best Actress Award. In April 2010, Fan was ranked first on the "50 Most Beautiful People in China" list by the newspaper Beijing News. In 2011, Fan starred in the martial arts film Shaolin alongside Andy Lau and Jackie Chan and The Founding of a Party, which was released to mark the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China. In May, she appeared at the 64th Cannes Film Festival to promote My Way together with director Kang Je-gyu and actors Jang Dong-gun and Joe Odagiri. In October, she became a member of the International Competition Jury of 24th Tokyo International Film Festival.
For the first half of 2012, Fan attended many fashion shows in Paris. On 16 May, she attended the opening ceremony of the 65th Cannes Film Festival as the only East Asian global spokesperson on behalf of L'Oréal Paris. Forbes ranked Fan third on the 2012 Forbes China Celebrity 100 List based on her success in that year. In the film Double Xposure, which was released in China on 29 September, she portrays a girl who, after suffering trauma during childhood, experiences visual hallucinations after witnessing her father kill her mother. Most film critics praised to Fan's performance, and she won the Huading Awards for Best Actress. The film was a financial success, with a domestic gross of more than CN¥100 million, which broke the box office record for a domestic art film in China. On 12 December, Fan appeared in Lost in Thailand, in which she did an unpaid cameo so as to "help" her first-time filmmaker friend, Xu Zheng. The film broke the box office record for Chinese films in China to become one of the highest-grossing Chinese films of all time.
In 2013, Fan appeared as Dr. Wu's assistant, Wu Jiaqi, in the mainland Chinese version of Iron Man 3, which was released on 1 May. The same year, she starred alongside Aarif Rahman in the romantic comedy One Night Surprise, which aired on Chinese Valentine's Day. The low-budget film became a commercial success and received positive reviews. On 9 December 2013, the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group's B2C business Taobao announced that Fan topped the list of the most valuable celebrities for boosting online business and said that Fan influenced approximately US$74 million in sales on its ecommerce website. On 22 December, Fan received the Best Actress Award and the Hottest Figure Award at the Baidu Hot Ceremony.
2014–present: International stardom and established actress
In 2014, Fan portrayed the mutant Blink (Clarice Ferguson) in the American superhero film X-Men: Days of Future Past. She also announced that she has a four-film contract with 20th Century Fox, yet she has not appeared in another X-Men film since. The film was released globally and resulted in increased international fame and recognition for Fan. On 31 May, Barbie announced the launch of the Fan Bingbing Celebrity Specialty doll in Shanghai. Louis Vuitton also chose Fan as the first Asian actress to be provided with a specially tailored dress for their red carpet. In the series The Empress of China, Fan portrays the titular character Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in Chinese history. The 82-episode TV series was broadcast on Hunan Television from 21 December 2014 to 5 February 2015, and recorded the highest ratings for the year. The same year, she starred in wuxia fantasy film The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom.
In 2015, Fan joined the CCTV variety show as a judge in Amazing Chinese and as a contestant in the reality television show Challenger's Alliance. Fan won the Best Actress award at the 1st Berlin Chinese Film Festival for her role in the film. She was ranked 4th on Forbes World's Highest-Paid Actresses list for 2015. In 2016, Fan featured in the action comedy Skiptrace alongside Jackie Chan and American actor Johnny Knoxville, which won her the Best Supporting Actress award at the 1st Golden Screen Awards. Fan then starred in Guo Jingming's L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties. The film, which was released on 30 September, is China's first computer-animated motion film. Fan won the Silver Shell for Best Actress at the 64th San Sebastián International Film Festival and Golden Rooster Award for Best Actress for her performance in I Am Not Madame Bovary directed by Feng Xiaogang.
Fan was honored at the 2017 Time 100 Gala in Manhattan, recognized on Time Magazine's list of the one-hundred most influential people of 2017. In April 2017, Fan was announced to serve in the 70th Cannes Film Festival jury. The same year, she starred in Sky Hunter, China's first aerial warfare film. Fan was named global ambassador of several brands such as ReFa Beauty Care Tools, De Beers, King Power and Montblanc. In 2018, Fan was cast in Cao Baoping's crime drama film The Perfect Blue. In the same year, she was cast in the spy-thriller film 355, alongside Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Lupita Nyong'o, Diane Kruger, Sebastian Stan and Édgar Ramírez; it is scheduled for release in January 2021.
Fan attended the IQIYI Ninth Anniversary Gala in Beijing on 22 April 2019. Just 4 days later, she released her own brand Fan Beauty Secret first moisturizing mask. Fan was in attendance at the Shanghai Beauty Summit on 12 July and the 12th China Cosmetic Summit on 22 July.
On 29 May 2015, it was announced on Li Chen's social media that he and Fan Bingbing were dating. On 16 September 2017, the couple got engaged after he proposed to Fan at her birthday party. The couple announced their separation on 27 June 2019.
|2000||"Floating in Chaos" (乱世浮萍)||Non-album singles|
|2002||"Happiness for Thousand Years" (幸福千万年)|
|2004||"Flowers Blossom, At Ease" (花开自在)|
|2007||"Beyond Love" (爱超越)|
|"Chasing Love" (追爱)|
|"Rouge Snow" (胭脂雪)|
|2008||"Dare to Fly" (勇敢飞)|
|2009||"Love Ends, People Part Ways" (爱终人散)|
|"I Thought" (我以为)|
|2013||"One Night Surprise" (一夜惊喜)|
Awards and nominations
|2002||Hundred Flowers Awards||Fall in Love at First Sight||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2004||Huabiao Awards||Cell Phone||Outstanding New Actress||Nominated|
|Hundred Flowers Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|Golden Rooster Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Chinese Film Media Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2007||Golden Bauhinia Awards||A Battle of Wits||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Golden Horse Awards||The Matrimony||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|2010||29th Hong Kong Film Awards||Bodyguards and Assassins||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|30th Hundred Flowers Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2011||23rd Tokyo International Film Festival||Buddha Mountain||Best Actress||Won|
|Beijing College Student Film Festival||Won|
|2012||China Film Director's Guild Awards||Nominated|
|Huading Awards||Double Xposure||Won|
|Chinese Film Media Awards||Nominated|
|2013||Beijing College Student Film Festival||Nominated|
|China Film International Festival London||One Night Surprise||Nominated|
|N/A||Most Influential Chinese Actress Overseas||Won|
|2015||Huading Awards||The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Huading Awards||The Empress of China||Nominated|
|2016||Berlin Chinese Film Festival||Ever Since We Love||Best Actress||Won|
|Gold Aries Award Macau International Film Festival||Nominated|
|Golden Screen Awards||Skiptrace||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|64th San Sebastián International Film Festival||I Am Not Madame Bovary||Silver Shell for Best Actress||Won|
|53rd Golden Horse Awards||Best Leading Actress||Nominated|
|2017||31st Golden Rooster Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|11th Asian Film Awards||Won|
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