Shu Qi

This article is about the actress. For the filmmaker, see Shu Kei.
Shu Qi

Background information
Chinese name 舒淇 (traditional)
Pinyin Shū Qí (Mandarin)
Jyutping Syu1 Kei4 (Cantonese)
Pe̍h-ōe-jī Su Kî (Hokkien)
Birth name Lin Li-hui
林立慧 (Traditional)
Lín Lì-Huì (Mandarin)
Lîm Li̍p-hūi ((Hokkien)
Born (1976-04-16) 16 April 1976
Xindian, Taipei County, Taiwan
Other name(s) Hsu Chi, Shu Kei
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Stephen Fung (m. 2016)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lin.

Lin Li-hui (Chinese: 林立慧; pinyin: Lín Lìhuì; born 16 April 1976), better known by her stage name Shu Qi, is a Taiwanese actress and model. She has also been credited as Hsu Chi and Shu Kei (Cantonese pronunciation of "Shu Qi").

Early life and career

Born in Xindian township, Taipei County (now New Taipei City), Shu Qi went to Hong Kong at the age of 17 to seek a film career. She eventually came under the management of Hong Kong film producer Manfred Wong, who signed her to several Hong Kong Category III films such as Sex & Zen II (1996). She was a soft-porn actress for a period of time. She also appeared in the Chinese edition of Playboy magazine.[1]

Film career

Shu Qi at the premiere of Three Times in Taipei in 2005.

Shu Qi starred in Derek Yee's 1996 film, Viva Erotica, which was about the erotic film industry in Hong Kong, together with Karen Mok and Leslie Cheung. She received the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in Viva Erotica at the 16th Hong Kong Film Awards in 1997. Since then, she has appeared in Hong Kong films such as Portland Street Blues (1998), City of Glass (1998), the box office hit Gorgeous (1999), Stanley Kwan's The Island Tales (1999) and Hou Hsiao-Hsien's critically acclaimed Millennium Mambo (2000), for which she won the Best Actress award at the 2001 Golden Horse Awards and successfully made her transition into mainstream acting.

In 2002, Shu appeared in the French action film The Transporter, the first installment of the successful series.

Some notable films Shu starred in the early 2000s are: The Foliage, The Eye 2, Seoul Raiders, Hou Hsiao-Hsien's Three Times. She won Best Actress awards at the Shanghai Film Critics Awards and Golden Horse Awards for her role in The Foliage and Three Times respectively.

In 2006, Shu participated in Korean film My Wife is a Gangster 3, acting opposite Lee Beom-soo. She also collaborated with famous Japanese actor Takeshi Kaneshiro in Confession of Pain.

Shu Qi was a member of the jury of the Berlin International Film Festival in 2008. In the same year, she starred in a romantic comedy film, If You Are the One, directed by Feng Xiaogang. The film grossed over ¥364 million (US$53.7 million) at the Chinese box office and received positive reviews. Shu won the Outstanding Actress award at the 13th China Huabiao Awards. In 2009, she was a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2011, Shu was cast in Hou Hsiao-Hsien's first wuxia film The Assassin, reportedly receiving ¥8.5 million film wages. The same year, she received her second Golden Horse Awards' Best Actress recognition for the film A Beautiful Life.

In 2013, Shu starred in Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons, a fantasy comedy film loosely based on the Chinese literary classic Journey to the West. The film grossed a total of US$215 million worldwide, making it one of the highest grossing Chinese-language films.

In 2015, Shu starred in another huge blockbuster, Mojin: The Lost Legend, which surpassed the previous records held by Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons.

Other work

From 2006 to 2009, Shu Qi was selected by Kenzo Takada to be part of the third advertising campaign for its successful fragrance, Flower by Kenzo. She also worked as a spokesperson for Shiatzy Chen.

Shu Qi has been representing Frederique Constant in Asia as a brand ambassador since 2008. In 2009, she, along with Frederique Constant and Paint-a-Smile Foundation, repainted the murals on the walls of the cardiology department at the Beijing Children's Hospital.[2][3]

Shu Qi has also been Emporio Armani's Asian ambassador for its Fall/Winter 2010 collection. Shu Qi is now a brand Ambassador for Bulgari.

Personal life

Shu married Hong Kong actor-director Stephen Fung in 2016.[4][5] The two met on the set of the romance drama Bishonen in 1997, and dated for four years before marrying.[4][5]



Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
1995 Unexpected Challenges 灵欲轨道 Sha Sha
1996 Sex & Zen II 玉蒲團二之玉女心經 Huan Ji
1996 Viva Erotica 色情男女 Meng Qiao
1996 Street Angels 紅燈區 Ming Ming
1996 Growing Up 人细鬼大之三个Handsup的少年 Qi Qi
1996 Till Death Do Us Laugh 怪談協會 Ye
1996 A Queer Story 悍妇岗 Sun Tiemei
1997 Love Is Not a Game, But a Joke 飛一般愛情小說 Ah Shan
1997 L-O-V-E... Love 超級無敵追女仔 Luo Fei
1997 The Fruit is Swelling 蜜桃成熟時1997 Herself cameo
1997 My Dad Is a Jerk 對不起,多謝你 Angela
1997 Love: Amoeba Style 愛情Amoeba Boy
1997 Those Were the Days 精装难兄难弟 Zhao Fangfang
1998 Bishonen 美少年之戀 Clara
1998 Portland Street Blues 古惑仔情義篇之洪興十三妹 Dao Ba Qi
1998 City of Glass 玻璃之城 Yue Wen
1998 The Lucky Guy 行運一條龍 Fang Fang
1998 Young and Dangerous: The Prequel 新古惑仔之少年激鬥篇 Ah Fei
1998 Young and Dangerous 5 98古惑仔之龍爭虎鬥 Deng Meiling
1998 Love Generation Hong Kong 新戀愛世紀 Joey
1998 Extreme Crisis B計劃 Anita Lee
1998 The Blacksheep Affair 碧血藍天 Chan Pun
1998 The Storm Riders 風雲雄霸天下 Chu Chu
1999 Metade Fumaca 半支煙 Ah Nan
1999 When I Look Upon the Stars 天旋地戀 Kiki
1999 A Man Called Hero 中華英雄 Mu Xiuluo
1999 My Loving Trouble 7 我愛777 Julia / 777
1999 Gorgeous 玻璃樽 Ah Bu
2000 Born to Be King 勝者為王 Deng Meiling
2000 Flyin' Dance 第一次的親密接觸 Qing Wu Fei Yang
2000 My Name is Nobody 賭聖3無名小子 Ku'er
2000 Skyline Cruisers 神偷次世代 June
2000 Dragon Heat 龍火 Herself cameo
2000 For Bad Boys Only BadBoy特攻 Guan Zheng
2000 The Island Tales 有時跳舞 Mei Ling
2001 Millennium Mambo 千禧曼波 Vicky
2001 Hidden Whisper 小百無禁忌 Xiao Bai
2001 Love Me, Love My Money 有情飲水飽 Ya Cai
2001 Beijing Rocks 北京樂與路 Yang Yin
2001 Martial Angels 絕色神偷 Cat
2001 Visible Secret 幽靈人間 June
2002 Home in My Heart 山顶上的钟声 Li Juan
2002 The Wesley's Mysterious File 衛斯理藍血人 Bai Su
2002 Women From Mars 當男人變成女人 Messenger of Hell
2002 So Close 夕陽天使 Chen Ailin
2002 Just One Look 一碌蔗 mysterious girl on balcony cameo
2002 The Transporter 非常人贩 Lai Kwai
2003 The Foliage 美人草 Ye Xingyu
2003 Looking for Mr. Perfect 奇逢敵手 Xiao Ling
2004 Haunted Office Office有鬼 Ah Shan
2004 The Eye 2 見鬼2 Joey Cheung
2005 Seoul Raiders 韓城攻略 JJ
2005 Home Sweet Home 怪物 May
2005 Three Times 最好的時光 Xiu Mei
2006 Confession of Pain 傷城 Xi Feng
2006 My Wife Is a Gangster 3 我的老婆是大佬3 Lim Yaling
2007 Forest of Death 森冤 Xia Songqi
2007 The Electric Princess House 电姬馆 pregnant woman cameo
2007 Blood Brothers 天堂口 Lulu
2008 If You Are the One 非誠勿擾 Liang Xiaoxiao
2009 Look for a Star 游龍戲鳳 Xue Milan
2009 New York, I Love You 纽约,我爱你 Chinese herbalist
2010 City Under Siege 全城戒備 Angel
2010 Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen 精武風雲-陳真 Kiki
2010 If You Are the One 2 非诚勿扰2 Liang Xiaoxiao
2011 A Beautiful Life 不再讓你孤單 Li Peiru
2011 10+10 十加十 young woman cameo
2012 The Second Woman 情謎 Huibao / Huixiang
2012 Love Fang Rouyi
2012 Tai Chi 0 太極從零開始 Mother Yang
2012 Tai Chi Hero 太極Ⅱ:英雄崛起 Mother Yang
2012 CZ12 十二生肖 David's wife cameo
2013 Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 西遊·降魔篇 Miss Duan
2014 Gone with the Bullets 一步之遥 Wan Yanying
2015 All You Need Is Love 落跑吧愛情 Ye Fenfen
2015 The Assassin 刺客聶隱娘 Nie Yinniang
2015 The Last Women Standing 剩者為王 Sheng Ruxi
2015 Mojin: The Lost Legend 鬼吹燈之尋龍訣 Shirley Yang
2016 My Best Friend's Wedding 我最好朋友的婚礼 [6] Gu Jia
2016 The Village of No Return 健忘村 Chen Yuxun
2016 The Adventures

Television series

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
1999 Up Where We Belong 難得有情人 Gui Ping
2001 The Duke of Mount Deer 小寶與康熙 Xiaojinyu
2004 Feel 100% 百分百感覺 Nikki cameo
2004 Romance of Red Dust 風塵三俠之紅拂女 Hong Fu Nü
2006 Stephen's Diary 老馮日記 Lao Ma's ex-girlfriend cameo

Other works

"Hong Kong" (2008): an audio walking tour by Louis Vuitton and Soundwalk[7][8][9]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Film Category Result
1996 33rd Golden Horse Awards Viva Erotica Best Supporting Actress Nominated
1997 2nd Golden Bauhinia Awards Viva Erotica Best Supporting Actress Won
34th Golden Horse Award Love Is Not a Game, But a Joke Best Actress Nominated
16th Hong Kong Film Awards Viva Erotica Best Supporting Actress Won
Best New Performer Won
1998 35th Golden Horse Awards Portland Street Blues Best Supporting Actress Won
1999 18th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
City of Glass Best Actress Nominated
The Storm Riders Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2001 38th Golden Horse Awards Millennium Mambo Best Actress Nominated
2014 13rd Shanghai Film Critics Awards The Foliage Best Actress Won
1st China Film Directors' Guild Best Actress Won
2005 42nd Golden Horse Awards Three Times Best Actress Won
2010 30th Hundred Flowers Awards If You Are the One Best Actress Nominated
29th Hong Kong Film Awards Look for a Star Best Actress Nominated
2011 48th Golden Horse Awards A Beautiful Life Best Actress Nominated
12th Ming Pao Anniversary Awards Outstanding Actress in Film Won
2012 31st Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress Nominated
2015 Golden Horse Awards The Assassin Best Actress Nominated
2016 10th Asian Film Awards Best Actress Won


Shu Qi wedding announcement

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