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

YearAwardCategoryNominated WorkResult
200424th Flying Apsaras AwardsOutstanding ActressGoddess of MercyNominated
22nd China TV Golden Eagle AwardAudience’s Choice for ActressWon
Most Popular ActressWon
200514th Chunyan AwardsBest ActressWon
200628th Hundred Flowers AwardsBest NewcomerFearlessWon
20072nd Hong Kong Film Directors’ Guild AwardsBest NewcomerWon
26th Hong Kong Film AwardsBest New PerformerNominated
13th Shanghai Television FestivalBest ActressShanghai BundNominated
26th Flying Apsaras AwardsOutstanding ActressNominated
20082nd Roma FictionFestBest ActressIron RoadWon
24th China TV Golden Eagle AwardAudience’s Choice for ActressYi Shi Qing YuanNominated
200927th Flying Apsaras Awards60th Anniversary Outstanding Contribution AwardN/AWon
28th Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Supporting ActressPainted SkinNominated
2nd Iron Elephant Film AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
27th Golden Rooster AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
201030th Hundred Flowers AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
25th Gemini AwardsBest ActressIron RoadWon
20113rd Macau International Movie FestivalBest ActressThe Lost BladesmanNominated
201218th Shanghai Television FestivalBest ActressEmpresses in the PalaceNominated
3rd Macau International Television FestivalBest ActressWon
4th China TV Drama AwardsBest ActressWon
201341st International Emmy AwardsBest ActressNominated
20142nd Asia Rainbow TV AwardsBest ActressWon
20th Shanghai Television FestivalBest ActressHot Mom!Won
13th Huading AwardsBest ActressNominated
27th China TV Golden Eagle AwardAudience’s Choice for ActressWon
10th China Golden Eagle TV Arts FestivalMost Popular ActressWon
201622nd Shanghai Television FestivalBest ActressThe Legend of Mi YueWon
3rd Asia Rainbow TV AwardsBest Actress (Ancient Drama)Nominated
201831st Flying Apsaras AwardsOutstanding ActressNothing Gold Can StayWon
24th Shanghai Television FestivalBest ActressNominated
29th China TV Golden Eagle AwardBest ActressNominated
55th Golden Horse Film Festival and AwardsBest Leading ActressShadowNominated

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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