Zhang Ziyi is a Chinese actress and model. She started her acting career in the late 1990s. Her first lead role was in the Chinese film The Road Home. In the 2000s, she became further known internationally for her major roles. She first starred in Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. She then starred notably in the action-comedy Rush Hour 2. She next starred in 2002’s Hero, which starred Jet Li. She became further known for her performances in 2046 and House of Flying Daggers. It was, however, her role in Memoirs of a Geisha that gained her wide acclaim. For her performance here, she was nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for Best Actress. In the 2010s, she starred in the film The Grandmaster.