Gong Li Net Worth

Gong Li Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Gong Li net worth is
$100 Million

Gong Li Wiki Biography

Gong Li, born on 31st December 1965 in Shenyang, Liaoning China, is an actress best known to the world for her roles in films “Raise the Red Lantern” (1991), “Hannibal Rising” (2007), and “What Women Want” (2011), among other films. Her career started in 1987.

Have you ever wondered how rich Gong Li is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Li`s net worth is as high as $100 million, earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry.

Gong Li Net Worth $100 Million

Gong is a daughter of academic citizens; her father is a professor of economics, Gong Lize, while her mother, Liu Ying was a teacher. Li was raised in Jinan, alongside her four siblings. After finished high school, Li, wanted to enroll at one of the top music schools in China, however, she wasn`t accepted, and instead enrolled at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, finishing studies in 1989. Even before Li finished studies, she made her debut by appearing in the film “Red Sorghum” in 1987.

After graduation, she became more focused on acting, and soon made several appearances, including in “Quin yong”, “Xi tai hou” and “Dai hao mei zhou bao”. In 1990 she was cast in the lead role of Ju Dou in the film of the same name, alongside Wei Li and Baotian Li, and a year later firstly appeared in “God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai”, then starred in the Oscar-nominated “Raise the Red Lantern”, directed by Zhang Yimou. Li continued to enjoy fame during the `90s, and landed several lead roles in such high profile films as “The Story of Qiu Ju” (1992), the Oscar-nominated “Farewell My Concubine” (1993), “A Soul Hunted by Painting” (1994), and again teamed up with Zhang Yimou, this time for the film “To Live” (1994). All of these films, contributed to her net worth in a large degree, but her popularity would reach a whole new level with such films as “Chinese Box” (1997), next to Jeremy Irons, “The Emperor and the Assassin” (1998), and in 2004 with Kar-Wai-Wong`s sci-fi romantic drama “2046”, which snatched numerous awards.

The next year she appeared in Rob Marshall`s Oscar-winning drama “Memories of a Geisha”, starring Ziyi Zhang and Ken Watanabe, and then was the female lead in Michael Mann`s “Miami Vice”, next to Collin Farrell and Jamie Foxx, increasing further her net worth.

By 2010, even if she wanted Li couldn`t retreat from the scene, as she appeared in such famous films as “Curse of the Golden Flower” (2006), “Hannibal Rising” (2007), and “Shanghai” (2010), all of which added a solid amount to her already impressive net worth. However, for a few years her career began to decline, as she couldn`t find new engagements, but emerged once again on the scene in 2014, with the lead role in the drama film “Coming Home”, and most recently she had a role in the fantasy adventure “The Monkey King 2”.

Thanks to her skills, Li has won numerous prestigious awards, including the Golden Rooster and the Hundred Flowers Awards. Also, she received the Cannes Festival Trophy and Volpi Cup for Best Actress, among other awards.

Regarding her personal life, Li Gong was in a relationship with director Zhang Yimou during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, and was then married to Singapore businessman Ooi Wei Ming from 1996 until 2010 with whom she has a daughter. Li also holds Singaporean citizenship, which she obtained in 2008.

Net Worth$100 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 31, 1965
Place Of BirthShenyang, Liaoning China
Height5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
ProfessionFilm actress
EducationCentral Academy of Drama
SpouseOoi Hoe Soeng (m. 1996–2010)
ChildrenMamoru Yoki Chung Li
ParentsGong Lize, Zhao Ying
SiblingsGong Gu, Gong Zheng, Gong Wen, Gong Di
Nicknames巩俐 , Li Gong , Lei Gung , Gung Lee , Kung Lee
AwardsHong Kong Film Award for Best Actress, Golden Rooster Award for Best Actress, Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actress, Hundred Flowers Award for Best Supporting Actress, Volpi Cup for Best Actress
NominationsAsian Film Award for Best Actress, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Drama
MoviesCurse of the Golden Flower, Coming Home, Memoirs of a Geisha, Ju Dou, Miami Vice, Raise the Red Lantern, Farewell My Concubine, Red Sorghum, To Live, Hannibal Rising, The Story of Qiu Ju, Shanghai Triad, The Monkey King 2, The Emperor and the Assassin, 2046, Flirting Scholar, Zhou Yu's Train, Chines...
1[on the differences in acting in Chinese vs. Hollywood films]: In terms of performance, it's not that different. Of course in terms of dialogue, there is a language difference, and this does make a difference. When I speak in English, my expressions become different. My attitude too. I'm not sure why, but there really is a difference. My hands move differently when I speak English. But in terms of performance, it's not that different. It won't be that because I'm in a foreign film that my approach is different. My training allowed me to make contact with a number of different possibilities. Four years in college let me work with excellent teachers who gave me a good foundation.
2[on Rob Marshall]: The most extraordinary thing about Rob Marshall is the way he works. For one thing: he is always encouraging, always supportive. Whatever we do, he says "Perfect", "Elegant", "Very Good", etc. Even if you're not the best actress in the world, he will keep supporting and encouraging, so that you will feel like "oh my Gosh, I'm such a great actress, I can be a great actress!' And this really helped us a lot, because it really inspired us to give him our all. Every time we tried a scene, we would give him more and more. The other thing about Rob Marshall is his way of rehearsing. We rehearsed the whole film all the way through, from beginning to end, before we started shooting each scene. We had to memorize all the lines. They set up a simple set for us to practice and we ran our lines, adjusting some, so we knew what we were doing when we actually started filming it. We rehearsed the whole thing even before we split up the screenplay into shots, so we knew the whole script all the way through. This is something we just don't do in China. And it's very refreshing and different for me. And now I'm convinced this is a very good way to work.
3The important things are the script and the director. I have been waiting around to get the right script and the right director. For example, in the past if a Hollywood director came to me with a script and wanted me to play a character and she was a stereotypical Asian woman who gets into a fight and gets killed off quickly, that didn't seem to have much interest for me.
4The important thing for me when I look at characters is to consider the kind of constraints placed upon them. Now, me personally, I don't like to have a lot of constraints placed upon me. When you look at a script, of course, you look at a character and sometimes the character has to face situations that are very different from what you would like to face, or how you would like to react.
5For me the beauty of a person is a matter of the whole package. You have to look at the whole thing, not just a matter of outward appearance or whatever. It has to do with one's character, personality, upbringing and so on
1First Chinese actress/actor on the cover of TIME magazine.
2In 2010 Gong Li was presented with the "Commandeur of the Legion of Honor" the highest decoration from the French government. She is the only Chinese woman ever to receive it.
3Named one of CNN's "25 greatest Asian actors of all time".
4Recipient of the 2007 Chinese World Influence Award.
5Appointed in 2008 by the United Nations(UNEP) as the "Global Environmental Ambassador", along with Mikhail Gorbachev , Richard Branson, Samuel Etoo Angelique Kinjo, Gabriel Yared.
6#52 on Premiere magazines "100 sexiest movie stars of all time" (2008).
7Voted "Most beautiful woman in China" 2006.
8Her father and her older sister both died of cancer.
9Beauty ambassador for L'Oreal cosmetics.
10Michael Mann and Rob Marshall refer to her as the "Meryl Streep of China".
11Can understand English but is uncomfortable in speaking it off camera and in interviews. Usually finds its easier to learn her lines for her English speaking roles phonetically.
12Youngest person to be honored with the "Trophy of the Festival" award at Cannes.
13Was chosen and honored as one of TIME Magazine's "60 Years of Asian Heroes".
14She was presented the French government's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in June 1998 for contributions to the cinema.
15Had a song written about her by the Red Hot Chili Peppers ("Gong Li").
16The youngest of five children.
17Her performance as Juxian in Farewell My Concubine (1993) (aka "Farewell My Concubine") (1993) is ranked #89 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
18Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997
19Head juror of the 2003 Tokyo International Film Festival
20Head juror of the 2002 Venice Film Festival
21Head juror of the 2000 Berlin International Film Festival
22Received New York Film Critics award for Farewell My Concubine (1993) (aka Farewell My Concubine).
23Personal favorites: Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman
24Graduated from the Central Drama Academy in Beijing (1989)
25Representative of Shanghai Tang line of clothing.
26Was included in People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.


Xi you ji zhi: Sun Wukong san da Baigu Jing2016Baigujing White-Boned Demon
Gui lai2014Feng Wanyu
Wo zhi nv ren xin2011Li Yilong
Shanghai2010Anna Lan-Ting (as Gong Li)
Hannibal Rising2007Lady Murasaki (as Gong Li)
Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia2006Empress Phoenix
Miami Vice2006Isabella (as Gong Li)
Memoirs of a Geisha2005Hatsumomo (as Gong Li)
Eros2004Miss Hua (segment "The Hand")
20462004Su Li-zhen
Zhou Yu de huo che2002Zhou Yu / Xiu
Iron Army2000
Piao liang ma ma2000Sun Liying
The Emperor and the Assassin1998Lady Zhao
Chinese Box1997Vivian
Feng yue1996Pang Ruyi
Yao a yao, yao dao wai po qiao1995Xiao Jingbao
Xi chu bawang1994Lu Zhi
To Live1994Xu Jiazhen
Hua hun1994Pan Yuliang
Xin tian long ba bu zhi tian shan tong lao1994Mo Han-Wen
Tang Bohu dian Qiuxiang1993Chen Heung
Farewell My Concubine1993Juxian
Meng xing shi fen1992Ma Li
The Story of Qiu Ju1992Qiu Ju
Raise the Red Lantern1991Songlian
Dou hap II: Seung Hoi taam dou sing1991Yu-San / Yu-Mong (as Lei Gung)
Ju Dou1990Ju Dou
Dai hao mei zhou bao1989Ah Li
Xi tai hou1989Guilian
Qin yong1989Winter / Lili Chu
Hong gao liang1987Wo Nainai (My Grandma)


King's Man2010very special thanks


The First Monday in May2016DocumentaryHerself (Cameo)
Yang Lan Fang Tan Lu2012-2014TV SeriesHerself
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
World Film Report2009TV SeriesHerself
Secrets Within: Inside Look at 'Curse of the Golden Flower'2007Video documentary shortHerself
Miami Vice: Undercover2006TV Short documentaryHerself / Isabella
HBO First Look2006TV Series documentary shortHerself
2006 Asian Excellence Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
On the Set: Memoirs of a Geisha2005TV Movie documentaryHerself / Hatsumomo
Tout le monde en parle2002TV SeriesHerself
Siskel & Ebert1998TV SeriesHerself
Festival international de Cannes1998TV SeriesHerself
Primer plano1996TV SeriesHerself
Arena1993TV Series documentaryHerself
Hao men ye yan1991Herself / Waitress at Dinner

Archive Footage

Gilles Jacob: CIitizen Cannes2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
American Masters2009TV Series documentary
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood2007TV Movie documentaryIsabella
101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies2005TV MovieHerself - Place #32
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesQiu Ju / Herself

Won Awards

2014Golden DeerChangchun Film FestivalBest ActressGui lai (2014)
2007Golden BauhiniaGolden Bauhinia AwardsBest ActressMan cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
2007Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActressMan cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
2007HKFCS AwardHong Kong Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressMan cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
2005NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Supporting ActressMemoirs of a Geisha (2005)
2004Festival TrophyCannes Film Festival
2003Students' Choice AwardBeijing Student Film FestivalFavorite ActressZhou Yu de huo che (2002)
2001Golden Phoenix AwardGolden Phoenix Awards, ChinaFemale ActorPiao liang ma ma (2000)
2001Hundred Flowers AwardHundred Flowers AwardsBest ActressPiao liang ma ma (2000)
2000Golden RoosterGolden Rooster AwardsBest ActressPiao liang ma ma (2000)
2000Best ActressMontréal World Film FestivalPiao liang ma ma (2000)
2000Grand Prix Special des AmériquesMontréal World Film FestivalFor exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art.
2000Shanghai Film Critics AwardShanghai Film Critics AwardsBest ActressPiao liang ma ma (2000)
1993Berlinale CameraBerlin International Film Festival
1993Golden Phoenix AwardGolden Phoenix Awards, ChinaFemale ActorQiu Ju da guan si (1992)
1993Golden RoosterGolden Rooster AwardsBest ActressQiu Ju da guan si (1992)
1993Hundred Flowers AwardHundred Flowers AwardsBest ActressDa hong deng long gao gao gua (1991)
1993NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressBa wang bie ji (1993)
1992Volpi CupVenice Film FestivalBest ActressQiu Ju da guan si (1992)
1992Golden CiakVenice Film FestivalBest ActressQiu Ju da guan si (1992)
1989Hundred Flowers AwardHundred Flowers AwardsBest Supporting ActressDai hao mei zhou bao (1989)

Nominated Awards

2015Asian Film AwardAsian Film AwardsBest ActressGui lai (2014)
2015Huading AwardHuading AwardBest Actress in a Motion PictureGui lai (2014)
2015Huading AwardHuading AwardBest Performance by an Actress in a Motion PictureGui lai (2014)
2014Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest ActressGui lai (2014)
2008IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Actress (Miglior attrice protagonista)Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
2007Asian Film AwardAsian Film AwardsBest ActressMan cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
2007China Film Media AwardChinese Film Media AwardsBest ActressMan cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Supporting Role, DramaMemoirs of a Geisha (2005)
2004China Film Media AwardChinese Film Media AwardsBest Actress - Mainland ChinaZhou Yu de huo che (2002)
1997Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActressFeng yue (1996)
1995Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActressHuo zhe (1994)
1992DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera)Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991)
1991Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActressQin yong (1989)

3rd Place Awards

1993NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActressDa hong deng long gao gao gua (1991)

Known for movies

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