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Jet Li Biography
Jet Li is the martial art champion and film star from China. He has appeared in the film series Once upon a time in China and in the well-applauded Chinese film series titled Hero.
Jet Li’s real name at birth is Li Lianjie but he is widely known across the globe as jet Li. He is one of the most famous Chinese actors in the world. Aside from acting he is also a filmmaker, producer, director, martial artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and On-air personality.
Li obtained his first national wushu championship at the age of eleven. At 17, Li retired from the sport and debuted in Shaolin Temple which quickly proclaimed him a well-reckoned star across the whole of China and the World at large.
He started learning Wushu (a kind of martial arts) when he was just eight years old, seeing how talented he was in the game his family sent him to a special school so he could complete his studies. He came from a poor family and his parents had not enough to send him to a desirable school, so the next best option is to go to the sports school.
Later he joined the Beijing Wushu Team, which performed at the AllChina Games in martial art and that afford him the opportunity to travel to over 45 countries.
Jet Li competed in the Chinese Wushu Championship against adults at a really young age and won 15 gold medals and one silver. Jet Li won his first national championship for the Beijing Wushu Team after three years of training with Wu Bin.
In 1974, Li toured the USA and gave President Richard M. Nixon a martial arts exhibition.
That year he would become the National Wushu AllAround Champion and retained the title for five consecutive years.
At the age of 17, Jet Li retired from the wushu competition. At 19 he went ahead to make his debut movie appearance in the blockbuster movie (directed by Chang Hsin Yen) “Shaolin Temple,” which brought him to the limelight.
The film contributed to Li’s becoming a star in his country and generated a lot of buzzes.
He has been shuffling both English and Chinese films since 1994 when he starred in Hollywood’s Romeo Must Die, The Forbidden Kingdom and Dragon’s Kiss.
By the end of the 1980s, Li had moved to Hong Kong for the Martial Arts movie scene where he played Wong Feihung, an iconic hero of the 19thcentury story in Once Upon a Time in China (1991).
In 1998, Jet Li played his first major leading role in the 2000 Hollywood blockbuster “Romeo Must Die” as Han Sing and also starred in the movie “Lethal Weapon.” same year.
Li took on an English acting role alongside Mel Gibson and Danny Glover where he played a villain in the movie Lethal Weapon 4. He moved to Los Angeles for the movie and had to undergo intensive language sessions in order to help get ready for his portrayal as the Chinese crime boss in the movie. This action film enchanted film audiences, especially the scenes with Li.
In 2002, after showings in the blockbuster films “Hero” and “Fist of Legend,” Jet Li became a legend and global phenomenal due to the movie’s success, he became one of Asia’s most successful movie stars in many critically acclaimed Martial Arts epic films.
Date of Birth | Age
The Wushu Champion Jet Li was born in Beijing, China’s capital on 26 April 1963, in 2019, Jet Li’s age is 56 years old. He will be 57 years old in 2020.
Jet li’s height is 1.68 m
|Jet Li net worth 2020||$200 million dollars|
|Jet Li net worth 2019||$200 million dollars|
Jet Li’s Death news/Rumour
No doubt li has been starred in several death hoax movie scenes that have spurned several rumors and news of death among his fans, but it will interest you to know that as on November 30th, 2019, the prolific actor Jet Li is very much alive and well. Although he suffered an illness.
Jet Li’s Sickness | illness
In 2013, Li disclosed that he has been diagnosed for hyperthyroidism an illness he has been battling for more than 3 years, Because his heart rate can rise to 130~140, Li uses heart rate control drugs and is recommended not to perform any type of exercise.
Jet Li’s Marriage
Jet Li was married in 1987 to Huang Qiuyan, a Beijing Wushu team member, and a costar who acted the kid role in the ‘ 82 Shaolin Temple ‘ blockbuster movie. They have both welcomed together two daughters named Si and Taimi.
In 1990, however, Jet Li and his wife Huang Qiuyan went their separate ways.
Jet Li was married in 1999 to Nina Li Chi who is an active actress in Hong Kong. Their marriage have also produced tow daughters namely Jane Li Li who was born in 2000 and Jada Li, born in 2003.
- Huang Qiuyan (m. 1987)
- Nina Li Chi (m. 1999)
Jet Li’s Quotes
- Zhang Yimou tried to use martial arts to talk about Chinese culture, Chinese people. What do they think, what do they want and what do they hope.
- This film ’Hero’ talks about the peace of Chinese people.
- My wife wanted my children to have some Chinese culture and education. She believes the children need to learn two languages and two cultures.
- Wushu is a move in Chinese, a physical move. An attack. Wushu is like an art.
- I never stopped studying Buddhism. In the past few years, in between movies, I do a retreat.
- I want to thank my mum, my daddy, my coach, my teacher, everybody in my life.
- I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.
- I spend more time learning about Buddhism than English, which is why my English today is still bad.
- Every President that went to China, I would meet them and have dinner and talk about the past and the future. That was in the ’70s.
- I’ve been learning martial arts since I was 8 years old.
Jet Li’s Family: Son | Daughters
Jet Li has four daughters namely:
- Taimi Li (Daughter)
- Jada Li (Daughter)
- Jane Li (Daughter)
- Si Li (Daughter)
Jet Li has no Son, at least according to information available on the public domain, if we saw a different thing on the issue, we shall make sure to update the page.
Parents | Father | Mother | Siblings
Who are the parents of Jet Li? His father’s name is Li Qingquan and his mother’s name is Zhang Feng Lan. Jet Li has four older siblings named Li Lianping, Li Liansheng, Li Lianli, Li Lianzhu.
Jet Li latest movie is Mulan expected to be released in 2020
Social: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Jet Li Website
Jet li’s website is currently not known however if any related information comes up, we shall update this page.
- He is a Singaporean naturalized citizen
- His Nationality: Singaporean, American, Chinese, Hong Kong
- He hails from Beijing, the capital city of China
- Jet Li is an actor and martial artist
- He is 56 years old in 2019
- Jet Li’s date of birth is 26 April 1963
- Jet Li got married to Nina Li Chi in 1999 and Qiuyan Huang from 1987 to 1990
- Jet Li’s master is named Lho Kunsang
- Jet Li, of course, is a real fighter, you can prove that with his unmatched martial skills and above we posted the name of his master.
- Jet Li is the youngest of five children
- His Instagram page @jetli has amassed more than 2 million followers
- Jet Li is the founder of the foundation Taiji Zen
List of jet Li Movies
|Kids from Shaolin||1984|
|Martial Arts of Shaolin||1986|
|Born to Defend||1986|
|Once Upon a Time in China||1991|
|Once Upon a Time in China II||1992|
|Once Upon a Time in China III||1992|
|Once Upon a Time in China and America||1997|
|The Legend of Fong SaiYuk||1993|
|The Legend II||1993|
|Last Hero in China||1993|
|Kung Fu Cult Master||1993|
|Legend of the Red Dragon||1994|
|The Bodyguard from Beijing||1994|
|Fist of Legend||1994|
|Dr. Wai in The Scripture With No Words||1996|
|Lethal Weapon 4||1998|
|Romeo Must Die||2000|
|Kiss of the Dragon||2001|
|Cradle 2 the Grave||2003|
|The Forbidden Kingdom||2008|
|The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor||2008|
|The Founding of a Republic||2009|
|The Emperor and the White Snake||2011|
|Flying Swords of Dragon Gate||2011|
|The Expendables 2||2012|
|The Expendables 3||2014|
|Badge of Fury||2013|
|League of Gods||2016|
Latest jet Li Movie ( Mulan 2020)