Jet Li Bio - Biography

Name Jet Li
Height 5' 6½"
Naionality Chinese
Date of Birth 26 April 1963
Place of Birth Beijing, China
Famous for
Jet Li was Wushu (a martial art) world champion several times. He got his first part as a shaolin disciple in the film Shaolin Temple. He first attempt at directing, Zhong hua ying xiong (1986) (Born to defend), met with failure. But, it was good film regardless. Because it was the first time Jet directed and had more realistic fight scenes.Jet Li started training at the Beijing wushu academy at age eight (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles), and won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens, he was already a national coach, and before he was 20, he had starred in his first movie: _Shao Lin tzu (1979)_ (Shaolin Temple), which started the 1980s Kung-Fu boom in mainland China. He relocated to Hong Kong, where he was the biggest star of the early 1990s Kung-Fu boom as well.

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