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Recognized for unbridled freedom and creativity, BAI LING (Ria) has become undoubtedly one of the world's most diverse and captivating actresses.

Born in the southern Chinese city Cheng Du, Bai Ling began her career at the age of 14. She enlisted in the Chinese People's Liberation Army where she spent three years in a performance troop entertaining soldiers stationed in Tibet. 

Bai Ling first gained the attention of audiences and critics alike when she won the coveted lead role opposite Richard Gere in Jon Avnet's "Red Corner." She received numerous accolades including the prestigious Breakthrough Performance Award from the National Board of Review. She also garnered the Discovery Star awarded by the Hollywood Women's Press Club for their Golden Apple Awards. Bai Ling has worked with prestigious filmmakers such as Oliver Stone in "Nixon," George Lucas in "Star Wars III,” Will Smith in "Wild Wild West," Spike Lee in "She Hate Me," Jodie Foster in "Anna and the King," Ang Lee in the "Wedding Banquet," Alex Proyas in "The Crow," Angelina Jolie in "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow," Luc Besson in the French movie "Taxi 3," and Richard Kelly in "Southland Tales.” Bai also starred in Terrence Malik's Broadway show "Sansho the Bailiff.” 

Bai Ling dazzled audiences with her portrayal of the sexy, mysterious Achara in the hit TV series "Lost” and intrigued audiences with her seductive, exhilarating role in HBO's "Entourage.”

Bai Ling was awarded the Asian Oscar for her daring, brilliant performance in her first Hong Kong film "Dumplings." Her performance also earned her an additional three major awards in the Far East. Bai Ling was voted one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People magazine and received the Spirit Diversity Award from The Hollywood Motion Picture Association.

Bai Ling also starred and executive produced the movie "Shanghai Baby." She has recently completed a number of movies including "Magic Man," "Chain Letter," "A Beautiful Life," and most proudly worked with Taylor Hackford in "Love Ranch," co-starring Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci.

She is soon making her CD debut and has a book called "Nipples" that will be published by Harper Collins.


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