Bai Ling

Actor
Actress Bai Ling was a true original. Whether on the red carpet in one of her ubiquitous bizarre outfits or during interviews where she often declared herself one of Hollywood's best actresses, Ling always managed to ... Read more »
Born: 10/09/1966 in Chengdu, Sichuan, CN

Filmography

Actor (59)

6 Ways to Die 2015 (Movie)

June Lee (Actor)

After Sex 2014 (Movie)

Raya (Actor)

Lord of Shanghai 2014 (Movie)

Madam Shin Daiyu (Actor)

Magic Man 2014 (Movie)

Samantha (Actor)

Blood Shed 2013 (Movie)

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Game of Assassins 2013 (Movie)

Kim (Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 2012 (Tv Show)

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Homicide: Life on the Street 1992 - 1993, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Rehab with Dr. Drew 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 1998, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Love Ranch 2010 (Movie)

Samantha (Actor)

A Beautiful Life 2009 (Movie)

Esther (Actor)

Crank: High Voltage 2009 (Movie)

Ria (Actor)

Dim Sum Funeral 2009 (Movie)

Deedee (Actor)

Free Radio 2009 (Tv Show)

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Shanghai Baby 2008 (Movie)

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The Gene Generation 2008 (Movie)

Michelle (Actor)

Living & Dying 2007 (Movie)

Nadia (Actor)

Lost 2007 (Tv Show)

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Southland Tales 2007 (Movie)

Serpentine (Actor)

The Unit 2007 (Tv Show)

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But Can They Sing? 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Edmond 2006 (Movie)

Peep Show Girl (Actor)

Stranded With a Star, Who Would You Choose? 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Beautiful Country 2005 (Movie)

Ling (Actor)

Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama 2005 (Tv Show)

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Entourage 2005 (Tv Show)

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Face 2005 (Movie)

Kim (Actor)

Gaudzi 2005 (Movie)

Aunt Mei (Actor)

Lords of Dogtown 2005 (Movie)

Punky Photographer (Actor)

Man About Town 2005 (Movie)

Barbi (Actor)

Three...Extremes 2005 (Movie)

Mei (Actor)

Video Game Awards 2004 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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My Baby's Daddy 2004 (Movie)

Xi Xi (Actor)

She Hate Me 2004 (Movie)

Oni (Actor)

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 2004 (Movie)

Mysterious Woman (Actor)

The Chris Isaak Show 2000 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Jake 2.0 2003 (Tv Show)

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Paris 2003 (Movie)

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Taxi 3 2003 (Movie)

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X-Team 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Angel 2000 (Tv Show)

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Anna and the King 1999 (Movie)

Tuptim (Actor)

Wild Wild West 1999 (Movie)

Miss East (Actor)

Row Your Boat 1998 (Movie)

Chun Hua (Actor)

Somewhere in the City 1998 (Movie)

Lulu (Actor)

The Red Corner 1997 (Movie)

Shen Yuelin (Actor)

Dead Funny 1995 (Movie)

Norriko (Actor)

Nobody's Girls: Five Women of the West 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Little Buddha 1994 (Movie)

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The Crow 1994 (Movie)

Myca (Actor)

Pen Pals 1991 (Movie)

Sharice (Actor)

Huguan 1988 (Movie)

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Haitan 1985 (Movie)

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Dead Weekend (TV Show)

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Point Of Origin (TV Show)

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The Breed (TV Show)

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The Cosby Mysteries (TV Show)

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The Lost Empire (TV Show)

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Biography

Actress Bai Ling was a true original. Whether on the red carpet in one of her ubiquitous bizarre outfits or during interviews where she often declared herself one of Hollywood's best actresses, Ling always managed to stir up controversy. A well-known actress in China, she became an international star with a breakout role in the controversial drama "Red Corner" (1997), playing a pragmatic Chinese lawyer who must defend Richard Gere. She went on to appear in big-budget productions like Oliver Stone's historical piece "Nixon" (1995) and "Anna and the King" (1999) starring Jodie Foster. But the actress struggled to find good roles in the 2000s, and was relegated to small film and TV parts that called for a feisty yet enigmatic Asian woman. With only a shadow of an acting career left, the free-spirited Ling decided to make headlines on her terms by way of flaunting her figure in ridiculously gaudy and risqué outfits, and by becoming a mainstay on the Hollywood party scene. She was the definition of train wreck in sequins and fur when she competed on VH1's reality competition "But Can They Sing?" (2005) and made headlines again three years later when she was caught shoplifting and charged with petty theft. In spite of her zany antics, she continued to score roles in a variety of still less-than-stellar projects, including the high-octane "Crank: High Voltage" (2009), and managed to extend her 15 minutes of fame into a long, albeit unpredictable show business career.

Relationships

Bai Yu-xiang

Father
Musician in the People's Liberation Army was also a music teacher divorced Ling's mother and later remarried

Chen Bin-bin

Mother
Was a literature teacher at Sichuan University divorced Ling's father and later remarried the writer Xu Chi

Peng Zhi-jia

Grandmother

Bai Chen

Brother
Emigrated to Japan and works for an American company

Scott DeGirolamo

Companion

Damon Elliott Song

Companion
Briefly linked to Dionne Warwick's son

Chris Isaak Actor

Companion
Dated from 1999-2001

Bai Jie

Sister
Works for a tax bureau in China

Qu Xiao-Song Actor

Companion
Dated in the mid 1990s

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York
Visiting scholar in the film department c. 1990

Milestones

2010

Co-starred opposite Helen Mirren in "Love Ranch," based on the true story of a married couple who opened the first legal brothel in Nevada

2009

Appeared opposite Jason Statham in the thriller, "Crank 2: High Voltage"

2007

Co-starred with Seann William Scott, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Cheri Oteri in Richard Kelly's "Southland Tales"

2006

Played an ambitious journalist, opposite Ben Affleck, in "Man About Town"

2005

Had a small role as a Photographer in Catherine Hardwicke's "Lords of Dogtown"

2004

Featured in Spike Lee's comedy, "She Hate Me"

2004

Played the Mysterious Woman in "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow"

2003

Cast as one of the titular "Extreme Team" in the ABC TV-movie

2001

Had featured role in the NBC miniseries, "The Monkey King"

1999

Played an Asian vamp in "Wild Wild West"

1999

Cast as Tuptim in the remake of "Anna and the King"

1997

Played the female lead, opposite Richard Gere, in Jon Avnet's "Red Corner"

1995

Appeared in the Showtime movie, "Dead Weekend"

1995

Played an interpreter in Oliver Stone's "Nixon"

1994

Made American film debut in "The Crow"

1993

Had cameo role in "Little Buddha"

1990

Moved to the states to attend New York University's film department as a visiting scholar

1986

Made film debut in "Haitan"

1986

Became an "artist soldier" in Linzhi, Tibet

Bonus Trivia

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Appeared in the June 2005 issue of Playboy magazine.

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Ling was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Feb. 13, 2008 after allegedly attempting to shop-lift $16 worth of preboarding goods from an Airport gift shop.

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