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Natasha Liu Bordizzo (Chinese: 劉承羽; pinyin: Liú Chéngyǔ; born 25 August 1994) is an Australian actress and model. She made her debut portraying the character of Snow Vase in Netflix's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny.[1]

Natasha Liu Bordizzo
Natasha Liu Bordizzo
Natasha Liu Bordizzo
Native name
Chinese: 劉承羽
Born (1994-08-25) 25 August 1994 (age 24)
Sydney, Australia
NationalityAustralian
OccupationActress
Years active2015–present
Known forCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, Detective Chinatown 2, Hotel Mumbai

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Early life and educationEdit

Bordizzo was born in Sydney, Australia. Her mother is Chinese and her father is of Italian descent. She attended Sydney Girls High School, then began studying a Bachelor of Law / Bachelor of Communication at University of Technology Sydney when she was cast in a leading role in the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon despite it being her first ever audition.

CareerEdit

Bordizzo believed both her look and her martial arts background were key factors in securing the audition. Bordizzo has a black-belt in taekwondo.[2] To prepare for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, Bordizzo underwent intensive training in Wudang sword fighting with Yuen Woo-ping.[3]

In February 2016, upon the release of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, Bordizzo moved to Los Angeles to pursue an international acting career.

In 2017, Bordizzo had the supporting role of Deng Yan in The Greatest Showman, an American musical film, directed by Michael Gracey in his directorial debut and starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya. Bordizzo was excited to begin principal photography in New York as she had never had any song or dance training - both of which she found terrifying [4] The film premiered on December 8, aboard the RMS Queen Mary 2. It was released in the United States on December 20, by 20th Century Fox and has grossed $432 million worldwide, making it the fifth-highest grossing live-action musical of all time.

Bordizzo has also starred in Hotel Mumbai (2018), an American-Australian thriller film directed by Anthony Maras and written by John Collee and Maras. It is based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai about the Mumbai attacks in 2008 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India. Bordizzo portrayed Australian back-packer Bree, opposite stars Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi and Anupam Kher.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny Snow Vase
2017 The Greatest Showman Deng Yan
2018 Hotel Mumbai Bree
2019 The Society Helena
Guns Akimbo Nova Filming

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Huver, Scott. "Natasha Liu Bordizzo's Career Takes Flight With 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny'". Spinoff Online | TV & Film News Daily. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Natasha Bordizzo, from university to the big screen". Daily Telegraph. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  3. ^ Regensdorf, Laura (25 February 2016). "Meet Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Hollywood's Next Action Supernova". vogue.com. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Why Natasha Liu Bordizzo Is The Actress You Need To Know Right Now". Marie Claire. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2018.

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