Bai Ling

Bai Ling (born October 10, 1966) is a Chinese-American actress, writer, and activist. She is known for her provocative and outspoken personality, as well as her eclectic roles in both independent and mainstream films.

Early life and career

Bai Ling was born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Her father was a musician and her mother was a teacher. She has two siblings, an older brother and a younger sister. Bai began studying acting at the Shanghai Theatre Academy at the age of 15. After graduating, she worked as a stage actress in China for several years.

In 1991, Bai moved to the United States to pursue a career in Hollywood. She quickly gained attention for her unique look and her willingness to take on challenging roles. Her first major film role was in the 1994 drama "The Crow," in which she played the role of Myca, the girlfriend of the murdered rock musician Eric Draven (Brandon Lee).

Film career

Bai Ling has appeared in over 100 films and television shows. She has often been typecast in roles as exotic or foreign characters, but she has also played a wide range of other roles, including action heroes, romantic leads, and comedians.

Some of her most notable film roles include:

  • Myca in "The Crow" (1994)
  • Wai Lin in "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997)
  • Lucy Liu in "Charlie's Angels" (2000)
  • White Orchid in "Kill Bill: Volume 2" (2004)
  • Madame Malkin in the "Harry Potter" series (2001-2011)
  • Mei Ling in "The Wild Goose Lake" (2019)

Television career

Bai Ling has also appeared in a number of television shows, including:

  • "The X-Files" (1996)
  • "Star Trek: Voyager" (1997)
  • "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2000)
  • "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2002)
  • "Entourage" (2004)
  • "Lost" (2007)
  • "The Mentalist" (2010)


Bai Ling is an outspoken advocate for human rights and social justice. She has spoken out against the Chinese government's human rights abuses, and she has also been involved in campaigns to raise awareness of AIDS and other diseases.

In 2011, Bai Ling was arrested for protesting outside the Chinese consulate in Los Angeles. She was charged with trespassing and resisting arrest, but the charges were eventually dropped.

Personal life

Bai Ling is openly bisexual. She has been married twice, once to film director Chris Brinker and once to actor Stephen Dorff. She has no children.

Awards and nominations

Bai Ling has won several awards for her acting, including:

  • Best Actress Award at the Moscow International Film Festival (1996) for her role in "Red Corner"
  • Best Supporting Actress Award at the Golden Horse Awards (2005) for her role in "Three Times"
  • Best Actress Award at the Asian Film Awards (2009) for her role in "The Wild Goose Lake"

She has also been nominated for several other awards, including:

  • Best Actress Award at the Independent Spirit Awards (2001) for her role in "The Wedding Planner"
  • Best Supporting Actress Award at the Saturn Awards (2005) for her role in "Kill Bill: Volume 2"
  • Best Actress Award at the Hong Kong Film Awards (2009) for her role in "The Wild Goose Lake"
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