Sun Li is a Chinese actress. She is hailed by critics and netizens as China’s Queen of Television. She became the youngest Chinese actress to win the Grand Slam, after winning the three biggest awards, the Flying Apsaras Awards, Golden Eagle Awards & the Magnolia Awards. In 2018, Sun starred in Zhang Yimou’s historical film, Shadow as the female lead. Sun ranked 22nd on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2013, 30th in 2014, 6th in 2015, 13th in 2017 and 22nd in 2019.

Birth Name

Sun Li







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Sun Li was born on the 26th of September 1982, in Shanghai, China.


She’s currently 37 years old.

Sun Sign



Asian (Chinese)




Her educational qualifications are unknown.

Family Details

  • Father – Sun Zhihong
  • Mother – Lifang Deng
  • Siblings – Sun Yan (Younger Sister)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Sun Li has dated –

  • Deng Chao (2010-Present) – In 2010, Sun and actor Deng Chao registered their marriage and held an official wedding ceremony in 2011 when she was five months pregnant. They have two children a son named Deng Han Zhi (born in November 2011) and a daughter named Deng Han Yi (born in May 2014).

Physical Statistics

  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m


  • In Kilograms – 50 kg
  • In Pounds – 110 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 32-24-33
  • Bust – 32 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 33 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Sun Known as an independent mother in Hot Mom! (2013). She is famous for her roles in Devil and Angel (2015) & Shadow (2018). Sun won the Best Actress award at the 20th Shanghai Television Festival.

Film Debut

In 2006, Sun made her first acting debut as Yue Ci (Moon) in Chinese-Hong Kong martial arts film, Fearless directed by directed by Ronny Yu.

Television Debut

In 2001, Sun landed her first role in television by appearing as Dancer in the television period drama series, Romance in the Rain.

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2004 24th Flying Apsaras Awards Outstanding Actress Goddess of Mercy Nominated
22nd China TV Golden Eagle Award Audience’s Choice for Actress Won
Most Popular Actress Won
2005 14th Chunyan Awards Best Actress Won
2006 28th Hundred Flowers Awards Best Newcomer Fearless Won
2007 2nd Hong Kong Film Directors’ Guild Awards Best Newcomer Won
26th Hong Kong Film Awards Best New Performer Nominated
13th Shanghai Television Festival Best Actress Shanghai Bund Nominated
26th Flying Apsaras Awards Outstanding Actress Nominated
2008 2nd Roma FictionFest Best Actress Iron Road Won
24th China TV Golden Eagle Award Audience’s Choice for Actress Yi Shi Qing Yuan Nominated
2009 27th Flying Apsaras Awards 60th Anniversary Outstanding Contribution Award N/A Won
28th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Painted Skin Nominated
2nd Iron Elephant Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
27th Golden Rooster Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2010 30th Hundred Flowers Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
25th Gemini Awards Best Actress Iron Road Won
2011 3rd Macau International Movie Festival Best Actress The Lost Bladesman Nominated
2012 18th Shanghai Television Festival Best Actress Empresses in the Palace Nominated
3rd Macau International Television Festival Best Actress Won
4th China TV Drama Awards Best Actress Won
2013 41st International Emmy Awards Best Actress Nominated
2014 2nd Asia Rainbow TV Awards Best Actress Won
20th Shanghai Television Festival Best Actress Hot Mom! Won
13th Huading Awards Best Actress Nominated
27th China TV Golden Eagle Award Audience’s Choice for Actress Won
10th China Golden Eagle TV Arts Festival Most Popular Actress Won
2016 22nd Shanghai Television Festival Best Actress The Legend of Mi Yue Won
3rd Asia Rainbow TV Awards Best Actress (Ancient Drama) Nominated
2018 31st Flying Apsaras Awards Outstanding Actress Nothing Gold Can Stay Won
24th Shanghai Television Festival Best Actress Nominated
29th China TV Golden Eagle Award Best Actress Nominated
55th Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards Best Leading Actress Shadow Nominated

Sun Li Favorites

Her favorite things are unknown.

Sun Li Net worth

Sun Li has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

She doesn’t any social media profiles.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sun Li

  • Sun was crowned Best Actress at the 2nd Roma FictionFest and the 25th Gemini Awards.
  • Sun became the youngest Chinese actress to win the Grand Slam after winning the three biggest awards, the Flying Apsaras Awards and Golden Eagle Awards and the Magnolia Awards.
  • Sun received overwhelmingly positive feedback from audiences for her portrayal of An Xin and rose to fame in China as one of the most promising young actresses.
  • She starred in Gao Xixi’s military-romance drama Tian Mi Mi.
  • In 2006, Sun won the Best Newcomer award at the 28th Hundred Flowers Awards for her performance in Huo Yuanjia co-starring Jet Li.
  • In 2007, Sun then starred alongside Huang Xiaoming in Shanghai Bund a mainland remake of the 1980 television series The Bund.
  • In 2008, she starred in Gordon Chan’s horror-adventure film Painted Skin and was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance as a young.
  • In 2009, Sun played the title character in the television series, Auntie Duohe based on the novel of the same name by acclaimed writer Geling Yan.
  • In 2015, she played Queen Dowager Xuan, the first stateswoman in China, in historical drama The Legend of Mi Yue.
  • In 2017, Sun played the lead character in the period drama Nothing Gold Can Stay, based off a real-life story of Zhou Ying.
  • In 2018, Sun starred in Zhang Yimou’s historical film, Shadow as the female lead.
  • In 2019, Sun was cast in the drama I Will Find You a Better Home as a star property agent.


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