Name: Fan Bingbing
Date of Birth: September 16, 1981
Education: Graduate of Shanghai Xie Jin Film and Television Art College and Shanghai Theatre Academy.
Type of Business: Actress, model, producer, singer.
Main Achievements: She has been on the top of the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list for three consecutive years 2013-2015.
Something Interesting About the Person: She is the highest-paid and most famous celebrity actress in China. Her movie Cell Phone was the highest grosser of 2003, and she received the honorable Hundred Flowers Award.
Fan Bingbing was born on September 16, 1981, in Qingdao, China, but later her parents moved, and she was raised in the coastal prefecture-level city of Yantai. She is a graduate of the Shanghai Xie Jin Film and Television Art College and Shanghai Theatre Academy. She always wanted to be an actor and has been acting since the age of 16. In the beginning, she got minor roles, which would soon pave the way for her excellent acting skills.
She started with ‘The Powerful Woman,’ a television series where Fan acted for two years. The critical role in Fan’s life was in the 1999 tv costume series ‘My Fair Princess, ’ which made a lasting impact on the audience, and Fan’s work was widely acclaimed. By 2003, the Fan had become a household name as a multi-talented celebrity actress. She was cast for the lead role of Wu Yue in the highest-earning film of 2003, Cell Phone.
Soon, her work got accoladed all over the world, be it national or overseas cinema. The Fan kept pacing forward with a staunch tread and starred in numerous highest grosses, notably Buddha Mountain, Lost in Beijing, Double Exposure and I am not Madame Bovary. Her global fame recognitions include the films My Way (Korean), stretch (French), and of X Men: Days of Future Past. Her stupefying performance and breathtaking screen presence have earned her a legion of prestigious awards from the Tokyo International Film Festival, San Sebastian International Film Festival, and the Golden Horse Film Festival.
After her famous and lasting role in My Fair Princess, Fan signed a 6-year indenture with the Huyai Brothers and starred in diverse TV serials which further shaped up her career and experience. These shows include The Proud Twins and the Young Justice Bao 2. She has worked in about 17 TV series till 2002 for over 4 years.
By February 2007, the Fan had garnered enough experience to open up her studio and production house by the name of Fan Bingbing Studio. Through this studio, a Fan appeared in 7 films in one year and received the award for Best Supporting Actress for her awe-inspiring performance in The Matrimony. Fan has also worked in an arts school which was run by her parents in Huairou, Beijing, and served as its principal. Fan has always passed through undiscovered roads triumphant. So was her debut in the comedic role in Sophie’s Revenge. She acted in an action thriller Bodyguards and Assassins which got her an award nomination in the Hong Kong Film Festival.
Fan also tried her luck in reality tv. She was a participant in the ‘Challenger’s Alliance’ and has also hosted and judged quite a few reality shows. In 2012, Fan attended the 65th Cannes Film Festival and got global applause to represent L’oreal Paris as the only Asian spokesperson. Her film Double Exposure was the only domestic art movie to have caused a stir in the film media and entered the 100 million Chinese yuan club. She has also made a studio album ‘ Just Begun ‘ which instantly became a super-hit.
Fan’s endorsements and sponsorships have earned many market giants a big sum of money including commerce godfather Alibaba group, who amassed a whopping US$74 million in sales thanks to Fans worldwide fame.
In 2018, Fan was caught and fined US$127 million for tax evasion. She disappeared from the screens for three months but came back with a public apology. Her charity work has influenced and helped hundreds of people. ‘Heart Ali’ is a foundation that is involved in the care and protection of Tibetan children with congenital heart diseases