Drama B.A.：Central Drama Academy
Special Skills：Dance; Basketball; Martial Arts Swordplay
and Kungfu; Sprinting (record holder for 100-meter dash in Shishi, Fujian)
Languages：Mandarin, Taiwanese, English
Favorite Season：Spring & Fall
Favorite Singer：Bjork, U2, Coldplay
Favorite Film：Too many
Chinese film & TV star
GONG BEIBI began her career as a child actress. She graduated from the
prestigious Central Drama Academy (B.A. in acting) where she gained fame
and popularity among young audiences in China after starring in several
hit TV series and feature films in both China and Hong Kong. Due to her
success while still a student, she became known in the media at the time
as "little Gong Li" (who was an alumni of her college).
After graduating, she has continued diversifying her roles with different
projects, including Bus 44, which gained her critical acclaim in China,
Europe, and North America where it premiered and won awards at the Venice
Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival.
Gong Beibi recently starred in the feature film Waiting Alone, which opened
to critical raves at the Tokyo Film Festival. The film was released nationwide
in September 2005 and became a huge hit with youth audiences across China
and one of the best reviewed and most talked about Chinese film the year.
Waiting Alone was nominated for several awards including Best Picture
at the Chinese academy awards (Golden Rooster). The film was also picked
up for international distribution at Cannes 2006. Gong Beibi's memorable
performance in Waiting Alone, which Varity called "impressive",
recently caught the attention of Hollywood producers who have been contacting
her with projects.
Beibi's latest film was the
2007 Chinese holiday ensemble comedy "Call for Love". Next,
she stars in the prime time epic TV mini-series "Zhao Dan",
which debuts on national TV in fall of 2009 and co-stars alongside Aaron
Kwok in the HK thriller "The Detective 2".
When she's not busy shooting
a film, Beibi divides her time between Beijing and Los Angeles.