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Jet Li Biography

Birth Name:
李连杰
Birth Place:
Beijing, China
Profession
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Began training in wu shu, a form of martial arts, at age 8
  • Was a five-time martial-arts champion during his teen years
  • In 1974, performed at the White House for President Richard Nixon as part of a wu shu troupe
  • Made film debut at age 17 in the 1976 film Shaolin Temple
  • Is a devout Buddhist
  • While vacationing with family in the Maldives, almost drowned in the December 26, 2004, tsunami that devastated South Asia
  • Collects rare Tibetan prayer beads

Relationships

  • Jada Li -- Daughter
  • Jane Li -- Daughter
  • Si Li -- Daughter
  • Taimi Li -- Daughter
  • Qiuyan Huang -- Ex-wife