Fan Bingbing is a Chinese actress, model, television producer and pop singer. In 2003, she starred in Cell Phone which became the highest grossing Chinese film of the year and received critical acclaim at the Hundred Flowers Awards. She has starred in many films, most notably Lost in Beijing, Buddha Mountain, Double Xposure and I Am Not Madame Bovary, where she received awards from prestigious award ceremonies such as the Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards, Tokyo International Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival and Asian Film Awards. Fan has participated in many foreign language films, such as the French film Stretch, the Korean film My Way and the Hollywood superhero blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Actress, Singer, Model
Birthday / Date of Birth
Fan Bingbing was born on September 16, 1981 in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China.
She is currently 37 years old.
Fan attended the Shanghai Xie Jin Film and Television Art College and studied acting at the Shanghai Theatre Academy.
- Father – Fan Tao
- Mother – Zhang Chuanmei
- Siblings – Fan Chengcheng (Younger Brother)
Boyfriend / Spouse
Fan Bingbing dated –
- Li Chen (2015-Present) – Fan Bingbing confirmed her relationship with the Chinese actor Li Chen in May 2015 through a social media post. They got engaged on September 16, 2017.
- In feet – 5 feet 6¼ inches
- In centimeters – 168 cm
- In meters -1.68 m
- In Kilograms – 56 kg
- In Pounds – 123 lbs
- Measurements – 33-24-34
- Bust – 33 inches
- Waist – 24 inches
- Hip – 34 inches
- Bra Size – 32A
She wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 4 (US).
Fan was praised for her roles in films include Princess Ping’an in The Lion Roars, Wu Yue in Cell Phone, Cheung Yung in Sweet Revenge, Liu Pingguo in Lost in Beijing, Princess Zhuang in Sacrifice and Clarice Ferguson / Blink in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Her television credits include My Fair Princess (1998), The Book of Love (2001), The Great Qing Empire (2002), Red Poppies (2004), The Proud Twins (2005), The Empress of China (2014) and Win the World (2017).
Fan Bingbing made her acting debut in 2001 in a Chinese film Reunion (手足情) for her role as Zhang Yanqing. She landed her first major role in Feng Xiaogang’s Cell Phone (2003), which became the highest-grossing film of the year in China. Fan won the Best Actress Award at the 27th Hundred Flowers Awards as well as nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 24th Golden Rooster Awards and Outstanding New Actress at the 10th Huabiao Awards.
Bingbing earned her first acting gig in television in 1996, when she portrayed Zhao Bin’s fiancé in the Chinese television series Powerful Woman (女强人). Her first major supporting role came in 1999 when she was cast in the Chinese television serial My Fair Princess.
Fan released her debut studio album “Just Begun” on 21 November 2005 via Warner Music Beijing Co., Ltd.
Awards & Nominations
|2002||25th Hundred Flowers Awards||Fall in Love at First Sight||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2004||10th Huabiao Awards||Cell Phone||Outstanding New Actress||Nominated|
|24th Golden Rooster Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Hundred Flowers Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|4th Chinese Film Media Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2007||12th Golden Bauhinia Awards||A Battle of Wits||Best Actress||Nominated|
|44th Golden Horse Film Awards||The Matrimony||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|4th Eurasia International Film Festival||Lost in Beijing||Best Actress||Won|
|2010||3rd Huading Awards||The Last Night of Madam Chin||Nominated|
|29th Hong Kong Film Awards||Bodyguards and Assassins||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2011||23rd Tokyo International Film Festival||Buddha Mountain||Best Actress||Won|
|18th Beijing College Student Film Festival||Won|
|2012||3rd China Film Director’s Guild Awards||Nominated|
|9th Huading Awards||Double Xposure||Won|
|12th Chinese Film Media Awards||Nominated|
|2013||20th Beijing College Student Film Festival||Nominated|
|1st China Film International Festival London||One Night Surprise||Nominated|
|N/A||Most Influential Chinese Actress Overseas||Won|
|2015||15th Huading Awards||The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom||Best Actress||Nominated|
|17th Huading Awards||The Empress of China||Nominated|
|7th China TV Drama Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2016||1st Berlin Chinese Film Festival||Ever Since We Love||Best Actress||Won|
|1st Gold Aries Award Macau International Film Festival||Nominated|
|1st 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|
|53th Golden Horse Film Awards||Best Leading Actress||Nominated|
|2017||11th Asian Film Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|8th China Film Director’s Guild Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|31st Golden Rooster Awards||Best Actress||Won|
Fan Bingbing Favorites
Her favorite things are unknown.
Fan Bingbing Net worth
Fan Bingbing has a net worth of $100 million dollars as of 2019. She earns around $25 million from endorsements and film salaries, making her one of the highest paid actresses in the world. She has been named as the highest-paid celebrity in the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list for four years in a row since 2013.
Social Media Profiles
Some Lesser Known Facts About Fan Bingbing
- Fan Bingbing was brought up in Yantai, Shandong, China.
- She signed a six year contract with Huayi Brothers in 2000 with whom she starred in a number of Chinese television serials including The Proud Twins, Red Poppies and Young Justice Bao II.
- In 2007, she bid farewell to Huayi Brothers and launched her own studio, Fan Bingbing Studio. She began appearing in television series and films under her own production.
- In 2008, she launched an arts school in Huairou, Beijing, which is being run by her parents.
- In 2010, Fan wore a ‘Dragon Robe’ for the 63rd Cannes Film Festival that was designed by herself and famous designer Laurence Hsu. The dress was later bought by Madame Tussauds museum at an auction and the money earned was gifted to support her ‘Heart Ali’ project.
- Fan topped the 2013 Forbes China Celebrity 100 List. That same year, she became the first Asian celebrity ambassador for the Champagne House Moët & Chandon, and also the brand ambassador for Chopard
- In 2013, she became the first Asian actress to have a dress custom designed by the house of Louis Vuitton.
- On 22 December 2013, Fan was awarded the Best Actress Award and the Hottest Figure Award at the Baidu Hot Ceremony.
- She won Best Actress Awards for her performance in Cell Phone, Lost in Beijing, Buddha Mountain, Double Xposure, Ever Since We Love and I Am Not Madame Bovary.
- In 2017, Fan was listed on Time 100 list of Most Influential People of 2017.
- She has been out of the public since July 1, 2018. Her last activity on the Chinese social media Weibo was on July 23, on which she has over 62 million followers. In September 2018, she hit the headlines of major publications on her whereabouts.and some media have reported that she was arrested on tax evasion.