Popular and critically-acclaimed Chinese Actress known for her roles in such Chinese and Hong Kong-produced films as Suzhou River, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Perhaps Love, and Ming Ming. She also starred in a popular television series called The Legend of the Condor Heroes.
During her teenage years in Quzhou, Zhejiang, China, she attended the Zhejiang Arts Institute and appeared in a movie titled Tales Amongst Old and Desolate Tombs.
A singer as well as an Actress, she recorded two albums -- Come Across and Summer -- between 2003 and 2005.
She was born to department store clerk Chen Yigin and movie theater employee Zhou Tianning. In 2014, she became romantically involved with Chinese-American actor Archie Kao.
She appeared with Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks in the 2012 movie Cloud Atlas.