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Lin Li-hui (Chinese: 林立慧; pinyin: Lín Lìhuì; born 16 April 1976), better known by her stage name Shu Qi, is a Taiwanese actress and model. She has also been credited as Hsu Chi and Shu Kei (Cantonese pronunciation of "Shu Qi"). She is among the highest paid actresses in China.[1]

Shu Qi
Shu Qi Cannes 2015.jpg
Background information
Chinese name 舒淇 (traditional)
Pinyin Shū Qí (Mandarin)
Jyutping Syu1 Kei4 (Cantonese)
Pe̍h-ōe-jī Su Kî (Hokkien)
Birth name Lin Li-hui
林立慧 (Traditional)
Lín Lì-Huì (Mandarin)
Lîm Li̍p-hūi ((Hokkien)
Born (1976-04-16) 16 April 1976 (age 41)
Xindian, Taipei County, Taiwan
Other name(s) Hsu Chi, Shu Kei
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Stephen Fung (m. 2016)

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Early lifeEdit

Born in Xindian township, Taipei County (now New Taipei City), Shu Qi went to Hong Kong at the age of 17 to seek a film career. She eventually came under the management of Hong Kong film producer Manfred Wong, who signed her to several Hong Kong Category III films such as Sex & Zen II (1996). She was a "soft-porn" actress for a period of time and appeared in the Chinese edition of Playboy magazine.[2]

CareerEdit

 
Shu Qi at the premiere of Three Times in Taipei in 2005.

Shu Qi starred in Derek Yee's 1996 film, Viva Erotica, which was about the erotic film industry in Hong Kong, together with Karen Mok and Leslie Cheung. She received the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in Viva Erotica at the 16th Hong Kong Film Awards in 1997.[3] Thereafter, she has appeared in Hong Kong films such as Portland Street Blues (1998), City of Glass (1998), the box office hit Gorgeous (1999), Stanley Kwan's The Island Tales (1999) and Hou Hsiao-hsien's critically acclaimed film Millennium Mambo (2000), successfully made her transition into mainstream acting.[4]

In 2002, Shu starred in the french film The Transporter, the first installment of the Transporter franchise. This marked her first foray into the American market. Later, Shu would go on to star in a small but very memorable role in the American romantic comedy New York, I Love You (2008).

Among Shu's earlier notable works were The Foliage (2004), a romance film set in Yunnan during the Cultural Revolution.[5] She won the Best Actress award at the 13th Shanghai Film Critics Awards for her performance.[6] Shu again worked with Hou Hsiao-hsien in Three Times (2005), which competed at the Cannes Film Festival[7] and won Shu the Best Actress award at the Golden Horse Awards.[8]

In 2006, Shu starred in the third installment of the gangster film, My Wife Is a Gangster alongside Korean actor Lee Beom-soo.[9] She also starred alongside Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Takeshi Kaneshiro in the crime drama Confession of Pain.[10]

Shu was a member of the jury of the Berlin International Film Festival in 2008 and the Cannes Film Festival in 2009.[11][12] The same year, she was honored at the Huabiao Awards as Best Actress for the Taiwan and Hong Kong region for her performance in the romantic comedy film, If You Are the One, directed by Feng Xiaogang. The romantic comedy was a hit and became the highest grossing Chinese film of the year.[13][14]

Shu starred in Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (2013), directed by Stephen Chow and loosely based on the Chinese literary classic Journey to the West. The film overtook Lost in Thailand to become the highest grossing Chinese movie.[15]

Shu reunited with director Hou Hsiao-hsien in his first wuxia film The Assassin (2015), where she starred as the titular character. The film received overwhelming positive reviews at the Cannes Film Festival,[16] and Shu won the Best Actress award at the Asian Film Festival.[17] The same year, she starred in the blockbuster film Mojin: The Lost Legend, adapted from popular adventure novel series Ghost Blows Out the Light.[18]

In 2016, Shu starred alongside Feng Shaofeng and Victoria Song in the Chinese remake of My Best Friend's Wedding.[19] She was also cast in fantasy comedy The Village of No Return, which premiered at the first day of Spring Festival in 2017.[20] In 2017, Shu starred in Stephen Fung's The Adventurers alongside Jean Reno and Andy Lau.[21]

Other activitiesEdit

From 2006 to 2009, Shu Qi was selected by Kenzo Takada to be part of the third advertising campaign for its successful fragrance Flower by Kenzo. She also worked as a spokesperson for Shiatzy Chen.

Shu Qi has been representing Frederique Constant in Asia as a brand ambassador since 2008. In 2009, she, along with Frederique Constant and Paint-a-Smile Foundation, repainted the murals on the walls of the cardiology department at the Beijing Children's Hospital.[22][23]

Shu Qi has also been Emporio Armani's Asian ambassador for its Fall/Winter 2010 collection.[24] Shu is also the brand Ambassador for Bulgari.

Personal lifeEdit

Shu married Hong Kong actor-director Stephen Fung in 2016. The two met on the set of the romance drama Bishonen in 1997, and dated for four years before marrying.[25][26]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
1995 Unexpected Challenges 灵欲轨道 Sha Sha
1996 Sex & Zen II 玉蒲團二之玉女心經 Huan Ji
Street Angels 紅燈區 Ming Ming
Till Death Do Us Laugh 怪談協會 Ye
Growing Up 人细鬼大之三个Handsup的少年 Qi Qi
Viva Erotica 色情男女 Meng Qiao
1997 My Dad Is a Jerk 對不起,多謝你 Angela
Love Is Not a Game, But a Joke 飛一般愛情小說 Ah Shan
L-O-V-E... Love 超級無敵追女仔 Luo Fei
Those Were the Days 精装难兄难弟 Zhao Fangfang
Love: Amoeba Style 愛情Amoeba Boy
The Fruit is Swelling 蜜桃成熟時1997 Herself Cameo
1998 Bishonen 美少年之戀 Clara
The Lucky Guy 行運一條龍 Fang Fang
The Storm Riders 風雲雄霸天下 Chu Chu
Another Meltdown 碧血藍天 Chan Pun
Young and Dangerous: The Prequel 新古惑仔之少年激鬥篇 Ah Fei
City of Glass 玻璃之城 Yue Wen
Young and Dangerous 5 98古惑仔之龍爭虎鬥 Deng Meiling
Portland Street Blues 古惑仔情義篇之洪興十三妹 Dao Baqi
Extreme Crisis B計劃 Anita Lee
Love Generation Hong Kong 新戀愛世紀 Joey
1999 Gorgeous 玻璃樽 Ah Bu
Iron Sister 悍婦崗 Sun Tiemei
A Man Called Hero 中華英雄 Mu Xiuluo
Metade Fumaca 半支煙 Ah Nan
When I Look Upon the Stars 天旋地戀 Kiki
My Loving Trouble 7 我愛777 Julia / 777
2000 My Name is Nobody 賭聖3無名小子 Ku'er
The Island Tales 有時跳舞 Mei Ling
Flyin' Dance 第一次的親密接觸 Qing Wu Fei Yang
Born to Be King 勝者為王 Deng Meiling
For Bad Boys Only BadBoy特攻 Guan Zheng
Skyline Cruisers 神偷次世代 June
Dragon Heat 龍火 Herself Cameo
Bruce Law Stunts 特技猛龍 Herself Cameo
2001 Millennium Mambo 千禧曼波 Vicky
Hidden Whisper 小百無禁忌 Xiao Bai
Love Me, Love My Money 有情飲水飽 Ya Cai
Beijing Rocks 北京樂與路 Yang Yin
Visible Secret 幽靈人間 June
Martial Angels 絕色神偷 Cat
2002 Home in My Heart 山顶上的钟声 Li Juan
The Wesley's Mysterious File 衛斯理藍血人 Bai Su
Women From Mars 當男人變成女人 Messenger of Hell
So Close 夕陽天使 Chen Ailin
Just One Look 一碌蔗 mysterious girl on balcony Cameo
The Transporter 非常人贩 Lai Kwai
2003 The Foliage 美人草 Ye Xingyu
Looking for Mr. Perfect 奇逢敵手 Xiao Ling
Magic & Me 千變魔手 Herself Documentary short film
2004 Haunted Office Office有鬼 Ah Shan
The Eye 2 見鬼2 Joey Cheung
2005 Seoul Raiders 韓城攻略 JJ
Home Sweet Home 怪物 May
Three Times 最好的時光 Xiu Mei
2006 My Wife Is a Gangster 3 我的老婆是大佬3 Lim Yaling
Confession of Pain 傷城 Xi Feng
2007 Forest of Death 森冤 Xia Songqi
The Electric Princess House 电姬馆 pregnant woman Short film
Blood Brothers 天堂口 Lulu
2008 If You Are the One 非誠勿擾 Liang Xiaoxiao
2009 Look for a Star 游龍戲鳳 Xue Milan
New York, I Love You 纽约,我爱你 Chinese herbalist
2010 City Under Siege 全城戒備 Angel
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen 精武風雲-陳真 Kiki
If You Are the One 2 非诚勿扰2 Liang Xiaoxiao
2011 A Beautiful Life 不再讓你孤單 Li Peiru
10+10 十加十 young woman Short film
2012 Love Fang Rouyi
The Second Woman 情謎 Huibao / Huixiang
Tai Chi 0 太極從零開始 Mother Yang Cameo
Tai Chi Hero 太極Ⅱ:英雄崛起 Mother Yang Cameo
CZ12 十二生肖 David's wife Cameo
2013 Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 西遊·降魔篇 Miss Duan
2014 Gone with the Bullets 一步之遥 Wan Yanying
2015 The Assassin 刺客聶隱娘 Nie Yinniang
All You Need Is Love 落跑吧愛情 Ye Fenfen
Mojin: The Lost Legend 鬼吹燈之尋龍訣 Shirley Yang
The Last Women Standing 剩者為王 Sheng Ruxi
2016 My Best Friend's Wedding 我最好朋友的婚礼 Gu Jia
2017 The Village of No Return 健忘村 Chen Yuxun
Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back 西遊伏妖篇 Miss Duan Cameo
The Adventurers 俠盜聯盟 Ye Hong

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
1999 Up Where We Belong 難得有情人 Gui Ping
2001 The Duke of Mount Deer 小寶與康熙 Little Goldfish
2004 Feel 100% 百分百感覺 Nikki Cameo
Romance of Red Dust 風塵三俠之紅拂女 Hong Fu Nü
2006 Stephen's Diary 老馮日記 Lao Ma's ex-girlfriend Cameo

DiscographyEdit

Year Song Title Album Notes
1998 心领 Portland Street Blues OST
你不知道
2005 那一年, 这一天 Seoul Raiders OST Sung with Richie Jen
2007 天堂口 Blood Brothers OST
2009 I Do Look for a Star OST Sung with Andy Lau
2010 卡门 Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen OST
远方的故乡
再见
快乐吧
2013 一生所爱 Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons OST

Awards and nominationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Leaked list reveals China's top earning actresses". China Daily. 18 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Cooke, Crip. "5 Actresses You Won’t Believe Used To Be Porn Stars". What Culture. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Shu Qi : From Cat III to Cannes". Eastern Kicks. 23 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Shu Qi, beauty of the underworld". Taipei Times. 20 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Foliage". China.org.cn. 
  6. ^ ""The Foliage" won an award as Best Actress (Shu Qi) in the 13th Yong Le Cup Shanghai Film Critics Awards in China". Mei Ah Entertainment. 16 June 2004. 
  7. ^ "Three Times". Festival De Cannes. 
  8. ^ "'Kung Fu Hustle' Wins Golden Horse Award". The Washington Post. 13 November 2005. 
  9. ^ "Taiwanese Star in Korea to Promote New Gangster Film". The Chosun Ilbo. 7 December 2006. 
  10. ^ "Shu Qi and Xu Jinglei". Variety. 16 July 2006. 
  11. ^ "Shu Qi, Diane Kruger to join Berlinale jury". China.org.cn. 31 January 2008. 
  12. ^ "China's Shu Qi among Cannes jury". China Daily. 13 May 2009. 
  13. ^ "FILM REVIEW: The odd couple". Taipei Times. 19 June 2009. 
  14. ^ "Zhang, Woo honored at China awards". The Hollywood Reporter. 30 August 2009. 
  15. ^ "Film Review: ‘Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons’". Variety. 10 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s Wuxia Epic ‘The Assassin’ Astonishes Cannes". Indie Wire. 21 May 2015. 
  17. ^ "‘The Assassin’ Sweeps 10th Asian Film Awards". Variety. 16 March 2016. 
  18. ^ "'Mojin: The Lost Legend' Rules China's Box Office, Breaking Records". CRI English. 20 December 2015. 
  19. ^ Borys Kit (20 May 2015). "'My Best Friends' Wedding' Chinese Remake Finds Stars". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  20. ^ "Fantasy comedy starring Shu Qi set to be screened on Spring Festival". China Daily. 25 November 2016. 
  21. ^ "Jean Reno-Starrer ‘The Adventurers’ to Shoot in Czech Republic". Variety. 4 July 2016. 
  22. ^ "Watchmaker Frederique Constant teams up with movie star Shu Qi in a children's charity initiative". Moodie Report. Retrieved 2009-12-13. 
  23. ^ "Shu Qi To Front Paint A Smile Campaign". Look to the Stars. Retrieved 2009-12-13. 
  24. ^ "Shu Qi - the new face for Emporio Armani". Luxos. August 2010. 
  25. ^ "‘The Assassin’ star Shu Qi marries HK actor-director Fung". The Seattle Times. 3 September 2016. 
  26. ^ "Shu Qi and Stephen Fung announce marriage after denying long-time romance". AsiaOne. 3 September 2016. 

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