University of Toronto
Stars in Chen Kaige's "Monk Comes Down the Mountain"
Co-stars with Jay Chou in "The Treasure Hunter"
Acting debut in John Woo's "Red Cliff"
Television advertisements led to national recognition and the launch of the "Lin Chi-Ling Phenomenon"
Begins modeling career
While shooting a commercial for Procter & Gamble in 2005, she was thrown from a horse and suffered broken ribs, a punctured lung and blood in her pleural cavity. Lin underwent four months of therapy before returning to work. She credited the accident for making her more willing to attempt new career paths like acting.
Listed as the highest paid model on a 2007 list of Taiwan's richest celebrities, with a net worth estimated at US $1.9 million. By 2009, her wealth was estimated at US $5,320,000.
Ranks seventh on Forbes' list of the Top 10 China Celebrities in 2014, above such international figures as Jackie Chan.
Curated an exhbition of art, fashion and design in Taipei in 2014.