Crystal Liu, better known as Liu Yifei, is a Chinese American actress, model and singer. Liu is widely known as “Fairy Sister” in the entertainment industry for her sweet and delicate image. In 2009, she was named as one of the New Four Dan Actresses in China. In 2017, she was cast as the lead in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan.

Birth Name

An Feng

Nickname

Crystal Liu, Fairy Sister, Liu Ximeizi

Profession

Actress, Singer, Model

Genre

Mandopop, Japanese Pop

Instruments

Vocals, Piano

Labels

Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment Japan

Nationality

Chinese, American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Liu Yifei was born on August 25, 1987, in Wuhan, Hubei, China.

Age

She is currently 31 years old.

Sun Sign

Virgo

Ethnicity

Asian

She has Chinese ancestry.

Religion

Her religious views aren’t known.

Education

Liu Yifei went to the Louis Pasteur Middle School 67 in New York City. To polish up her acting and stage skills, she went to the Performance Institute of Beijing Film Academy. She was 15 years old at the time of admission and graduated in 2006.

Family

  • Father – An Shaokang (French language university professor and 1st Secretary in the Chinese Embassy in France)
  • Mother – Liu Xiaoli (Stage Performer and Dancer)
  • Siblings – She is the only child.
  • Others – Chen Jinfei (Godfather) (Chairman of Beijing Tongchan Investment Group)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Liu Yifei has dated –

  • Song Seung-heon (2015-Present) – Liu Yifei started going out with South Korean actor Song Seung-heon in 2015. It was reported that they had grown close while working in the movie, The Third Way of Love. In April 2017, the various Chinese and South Korean tabloids claimed that Liu was pregnant with his child. In May 2017, it was rumored that they had broken up. These breakup rumors came up after the Chinese government had decided to ban Korean culture content. However, their agencies came out to refute such claims.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • Feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • Centimeters – 170 cm
  • Meters – 1.7 m

Weight

  • Kilograms – 55 kg
  • Pounds – 121 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 35-28-36
  • Bust – 35 inches
  • Waist –  28 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Best Known For

  • Being cast in a host of popular and successful TV series such as The Story of a Noble Family, Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils and The Legend of Sword and Fairy.
  • Having played the female lead role in the Chinese historical movie, The Assassins (also known as Bronze Sparrow Terrace or Bronze Sparrow Platform). For her work in the movie, she won the best actress award at the 5th Macau International Film Festival.

Album Debut

In August 2006, she released her debut studio album, Liu YifeiThe album was initially released only in Hong Kong.

Film Debut

In 2004, she made her theatrical film debut in the lead role in Taiwanese romantic movie, Love of May.

Television Debut

In 2003, Liu Yifei made her first TV show appearance in the Chinese TV series, The Story of a Noble Family, which was based on the novel Jinfen Shijia, written by venerable Chinese writer Zhang Henshui.

Brand Endorsements

Liu has collaborated with leading labels to promote their products such as Pantene, Taew Milk, Garnier Light Cream and Kumho Tire.

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2016 40th Montreal World Film Festival Best Actress Night Peacock Nominated
2017 20th Shanghai International Film Festival Best Actress The Chinese Widow Nominated

Other Film Awards

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2012 24nd Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers Awards Most Charismatic Actress A Chinese Fairy Tale Won
2013 5th Macau International Movie Festival Best Actress The Assassins Won
2016 16th Chinese Film Media Awards Most Anticipated Actress The Third Way of Love Won
13th Guangzhou College Student Film Festival Most Popular Actress Night Peacock, Never Gone Won
2017 9th Macau International Movie Festival Best Actress Once Upon a Time Nominated

Liu Yifei Favorites

  • Favorite Actresses – Audrey Hepburn, Vivien Leigh
  • Favorite Pet Animal – Cat
  • Favorite City – Los Angeles

Liu Yifei Net worth

Liu Yifei net worth is estimated at around $10 million dollars.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Liu Yifei

  • When she was 7 years old, her parents got divorced and she was raised solely by her mother. She even decided to adopt her mother’s family name and legally changed her name to Liu Ximeizi.
  • At the age of 7, she started taking dancing and singing lessons. She even started playing piano at that age.
  • At the age of 10, she moved to New York City with her mother. Her stay in the US helped her improve English language skills, which came handy in her audition for Mulan.
  • She is a cat lover. At one point, she had reportedly 30 cats living in her flat.
  • Liu and her mother are involved with a Chinese cat charity that works to find new homes for stray and homeless cats.
  • In 2011, she starred in fantasy supernatural film A Chinese Ghost Story, adapted from Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio as well as White Vengeance, a historical epic based on the well-known legend of Liu Bang and Xiang Yu of the Qin Dynasty.
  • In 2016, Liu starred in romance film Night Peacock, a Chinese-France co-production directed by Dai Sijie.
  • In November 2017, Liu was cast as Mulan in the live-action adaptation of the 1998 Disney animated film, which is set to be released in 2020.

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