Name: Zhang Jingchu (Jingchu Zhang, Zhang Jing Chu, Zhang Jing Zhu)
Chinese name: 张静初
Birthdate: February 2, 1980
Birthplace: Fujian, China
Education: Central Academy of Drama, China
Language spoken: Mandarin and English
Hobbies: Swimming, literature and movies
Zhang JingChu Biography
Zhang JingChu starred in some minor roles before graduating from the prestigious Central Academy of Drama, and got her first leading role in 2005 movie “Peacock.”
Peacock received some great reviews internationally and grabbed an award in 2005 Berlin Film Festival. The name of Zhang JingChu suddenly caught the attention of both international and local media for being the leading actress.
Zhang JingChu also starred in 2005 box-office hit “Seven Swords” that was used as Venice Film Festival opening, JingChu was under the spotlight again.
People are already comparing JingChu’s potential with popular Chinese-Hollywood actress Zhang Ziyi. JingChu even has the advantage of fluent English speaking, something which Ziyi is still learning and improving.
Zhang Jingchu recent project is Chinese-Finnish collaboration movie “Jade Warrior” (Jadesoturi) which was shown in late 2006. She did well with Hong Kong movie “Protege” in early 2007.
Zhang Jingchu is rumored to star in Hong Kong director John Woo’s latest production, “War of Red Cliff” in 2007 (it didn’t happen in the end); the confirmed cast include award winning actor Tony Leung and Taiwan supermodel Lin Zhi Ling.