Jet Li

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  • Name: Jet Li ( Lee Lanitza )
  • Date of birth: 26 April 1963
  • Age: 53 years
  • Place of birth: Beijing, China
  • Height: 168
  • Activities: actor, master of martial arts, champion of Wushu
  • Marital status: married

    Jet Li: a biography

    If Lanesse was born in the capital of China, Beijing. And he was the youngest, the fifth child in a large family. When Lencse barely two years, his father died, so the family lived very poorly.

    I went to school late of an age, only when he was 8 years old. Favorite lesson of the boy was physical education. In the summer after first grade along with his classmates Lencse was at the children’s sports camp, where he met with such martial arts as Wushu. After the sports camp, the only one from the group, the coach offered to continue training. So began to do every day, not only the physical technique of Wushu, but also spiritual practitioners of the arts. At the age of 9 he gets on the national Wushu championship and received the title of «Best master». This success resulted in the exemption from secondary schools and Lencse be able to concentrate solely on his athletic achievements.

    Two years later, the boy in the national team going to the competition in the US, where it is so worthy that it deserves personal praise from American President Richard Nixon. But the main achievement of this trip calls that he began to change his Outlook, seeing that the ordinary people in the US don’t want to hurt the Chinese people.

    On returning home, the boy participates in the National championship and win it in two categories in the competition and the performance of the Dao sword. Now Sensei become the best teachers of the country. A year later he wins in all five categories, and his opponents were seniors.

    In the period from 1976 to 1979 he won a number of medals and prizes in various competitions. Also in 1977 the national team of Wushu If Lencse on a world tour, which shows all sorts of tricks. The purpose of this tour was to promote Chinese art of Wushu in other countries. This task was done well.


    Noticing the guy’s masterful with his body, and he knows Wushu, Director Zhang Sinian invited to try yourself in the role of actor. Of course, it was a film about a young man who is a master of martial arts. Debut film for Lencse, who took his stage name jet Li, was the picture «Shaolin Temple», which tells of the orphan boy, brought up in the monastery of Shaolin monks. The movie was released in 1982 and was a huge success. Therefore, the Directors immediately began to shoot a sequel: «Shaolin Temple 2: Kids of Shaolin», filmed in 1983 and «Shaolin Temple 3: Martial arts of Shaolin» in 1986.

    Then followed a short break in the filming, and only in 1991 the world saw the next major film «Once in China», where jet Li plays the role of Chinese folk hero Huang Feihong. The movie again was a great success, and again was followed by two sequels, released in the next 2 years. Also in 1993 came the movie «the Legend of Fong SAI-Yuk», who really became legendary for all fans of the movie in the style of Hong Kong militants. Next year comes the remake of the movie idol Jet Li – Bruce Lee. A new movie called «Fist of legend» and the story repeated the famous action movie «Fist of fury».

    Asian movies jet Li became a very prominent figure, and he always played positive characters. At the end of the 90s he made two calls: first, he was invited to star in Hollywood, and secondly, given the role of «bad guy», which earlier, the actor had no case. Nevertheless, he coped well with the way Wah sing Ku in the blockbuster «Lethal weapon 4».

    Then followed a number of very successful fighters of «Romeo must die», «Kiss of the dragon», «Conflict», «From the cradle to the grave», as well as paintings of other genres. He starred in the epic parable «Hero» and the drama «Danny the dog», «Ocean heaven» and «Fearless». In 2008, he released Thriller about martial arts «the Forbidden Kingdom» in which jet Li plays in a Duo with another Asian star Jackie Chan. And after 2 years conquered the world with the movie «the Expendables».

    I wonder what jet Li was supposed to star in the acclaimed trilogy «the Matrix», but refused the contract as he preferred to be with his wife during her pregnancy.

    Personal life

    The first marriage jet Li made in 1987 with Juan Zuani, and she was a member of the national team of China Wushu. In addition, Juan was a partner of Jet in his debut movie «Shaolin Temple». The couple had two daughters, but the couple were together only 3 years.

    In the last year of the 20th century, the actor married again. This time his choice was an actress from Hong Kong Nina Li Chi. They had a daughter Jane and son Jago.

    Jet Li does a lot of charity work and is an honorary Ambassador of the «red cross». The actor is a staunch supporter of Buddhism. And considering Wushu as a sport and the possibility of spiritual perfection, but as a way of self-defense, according to Jet Li, martial arts does not stand up to scrutiny.

    Selected filmography

    • 1982 — The Shaolin Temple
    • 1991 — Once in China
    • 1993 the Legend of Fong SAI-Yuk
    • 2000 — Romeo must die
    • 2001 — Kiss of the dragon
    • 2007 — the Generals
    • 2008 — the Forbidden Kingdom
    • 2008 — the Mummy: Tomb of the dragon Emperor
    • 2010 — the Expendables
    • 2010 — the Ocean of heaven


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