Donnie Yen

Donnie Yen is a martial-arts master and one of the top leading men in the new style of Hong Kong action cinema. Born in China, Yen moved with his family to Boston, where his mother, a tai-chi practitioner, opened a ... Read more »
Born: 07/27/1963

Filmography

Actor (34)

xXx: Return of Xander Cage 2017 (Movie)

Xiang (Actor)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny 2016 (Movie)

Silent Wolf (Actor)

Ip Man 3 2016 (Movie)

Ip Man (Actor)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 (Movie)

Chirrut Imwe (Actor)

Kung Fu Killer 2015 (Movie)

Hahou Mo (Actor)

14 Blades 2014 (Movie)

Green Dragon (Actor)

Ice Man 3D 2014 (Movie)

He Ying (Actor)

Iceman 2014 (Movie)

He Ying (Actor)

Special ID 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Monkey King 2014 (Movie)

Sun Wukong / Monkey King (Actor)

All's Well End's Well 2012 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dragon 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

IP Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster 2011 (Movie)

Ip Man (Actor)

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen 2011 (Movie)

Chen Zhen/Qi Tianyuan (Actor)

Ip Man 2010 (Movie)

Ip (Actor)

Bodyguards and Assassins 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jian guo da ye 2009 (Movie)

Tian Han (Actor)

An Empress and the Warriors 2008 (Movie)

Muyong Xuehu (Actor)

Flash Point 2008 (Movie)

Ma Jun (Actor)

Wa pei 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lung Fu Mun 2006 (Movie)

Dragon (Actor)

Kill Zone 2005 (Movie)

Ma (Actor)

Qi Jian 2005 (Movie)

Chu Zaonan (Actor)

Hero 2004 (Movie)

Sky (Actor)

Shanghai Knights 2003 (Movie)

Wu Chen (Actor)

Blade II 2002 (Movie)

Snowman (Actor)

The Iron Monkey 2001 (Movie)

Wong Kei-Ying (Actor)

Highlander: Endgame 2000 (Movie)

Jin Ke (Actor)

Ballistic Kiss 1998 (Movie)

Cat (Actor)

Chin Long Chunsut 1996 (Movie)

Man-hin (Actor)

Tiger Cage 2 1993 (Movie)

Dragon (Actor)

Wing Chun 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dragon Inn 1992 (Movie)

Eunuch Tsao Yin (Actor)
Producer (6)

Special ID 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Flash Point 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Wa pei 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lung Fu Mun 2006 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Ballistic Kiss 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Chin Long Chunsut 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (5)

Flash Point 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Protege De La Rose Noire 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Chin Gei Bin 2003 (Movie)

Co-Director (Director)

Ballistic Kiss 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Chin Long Chunsut 1996 (Movie)

(Director)
Physical Effects (5)

Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker 2006 (Movie)

Martial Arts Sequence (Stunts)

Lung Fu Mun 2006 (Movie)

Action Director (Stunt Coordinator)

Kill Zone 2005 (Movie)

Action Director (Stunt Coordinator)

The Princess Blade 2003 (Movie)

Actiion Director (Stunt Coordinator)

Highlander: Endgame 2000 (Movie)

martial arts choreographer (Stunts)
Other (2)

Flash Point 2008 (Movie)

Action Choreographer (Choreographer)

The Princess Blade 2003 (Movie)

Action Choreographer (Choreographer)

Biography

Donnie Yen is a martial-arts master and one of the top leading men in the new style of Hong Kong action cinema. Born in China, Yen moved with his family to Boston, where his mother, a tai-chi practitioner, opened a martial arts studio. When he dropped out of high school to pursue martial arts full-time, his parents sent him back to China to study the wushu style of fighting with the Beijing Wushu Team. After completing his training he traveled to Hong Kong to meet Yuen Woo-ping, who choreographed Jackie Chan's early films as well as "The Matrix" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." Shortly after, Yen started working as a stuntman and made his way up the ladder to better roles. He got his break appearing with Jet Li in "Once Upon a Time in China II," which included an epic battle between the two actors in the movie's final scene. With movie-star looks and an undeniable mastery of many fighting styles, there seemed no limit to Yen's possibilities. He teamed up with Jackie Chan in Shanghai Knights in 2003 and began choreographing movies for other directors, including Wilson Yip on "Flash Point," which brought an award for Best Choreography at the Hong Kong Film Awards. By 2008 Yen seemed on top of the world, that year starring in "Ip Man," the top-grossing film of all-time in Hong Kong and China.

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