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Donnie Yen


Martial artist and Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen was born to newspaper editor Klyster Yen and martial arts master Bow Sim Mark. At the age of four Yen started taking up martial arts from his mother, who taught him wushu and tai chi until the age of eleven when his family emigrated to Boston, MA. From there he continued mastering wushi and tai ... See full bio »

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16 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Ip Man
Ip Man Ip Man
(2008)
Rogue One
Rogue One Chirrut Îmwe
(2016)
Blade II
Blade II Snowman
(2002)
Ip Man 2
Ip Man 2 Ip Man
(2010)

Filmography

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 2018 Sleeping Dogs (announced)
Wei Shen
 2017 Iceman 2 (completed)
Ho Ying
 2016 Rogue One
Chirrut Îmwe
 2015 Ip Man 3
Ip Man
 2015 An Inspector Calls
Band Member
 2014 Nature Is Speaking (TV Series short)
Shanhu Jiao / Saan Wu Ziu
- Coral Reef (2014) ... Shanhu Jiao / Saan Wu Ziu (Mandarin, Cantonese version, voice)
 2014 Kung Fu Killer
Hahou Mo
 2014 Iceman
Ho Ying
 2013 Special ID
Chan Chi-Lung / Dragon
 2013 Together
Mr. Cool
 2012 All's Well, Ends Well 2012
Carl Tam
 2011 All's Well, Ends Well 2011
Arnold Cheng
 2010 Ip Man 2
Ip Man
 2010 14 Blades
Qinglong
 2009 The Founding of a Republic
Tian Han
 2009 All's Well, Ends Well 2009
Wedding guest
 2008 Ip Man
Ip Man
 2008 Painted Skin
Pang Yong
 2007 Flash Point
Ma
 2006 Dragon Tiger Gate
Dragon Wong
 2005 Seven Swords
Chu Zhaonan
 2004 Blade of Kings
General Lone
 2004 Love on the Rocks
Victor Tsui
 2002 Hero
Sky
 2002 Blade II
Snowman
 1999 City of Darkness
Ozone
 1998 Shanghai Affairs
Tong Shan
 1998 Ballistic Kiss
Cat Lee
 1997 Legend of the Wolf
Fung Man-Hin
 1997 Black Rose II
Boxing School Owner
 1996 666: Mo gui fu huo
Mo Ti Nam
 1995 The Saint of Gamblers
Lone Seven
 1994 Asian Cop: High Voltage
Chiang Ho-Wa
 1994 Circus Kids
Danton Lee (as Yin Sze Dan)
 1994 Wing Chun
Leung Pok To (as Yen Chi Tan)
 1993 Butterfly and Sword
Yip Cheung
 1992 Dragon Inn
Eunuch Tsao Siu Yan
 1992 Once Upon a Time in China II
Commander Lan
 1992 Revenge of the Cheetah
Ronald
 1991 Holy Virgin vs. The Evil Dead
Shiang Chi-Fei
 1991 The Crime File (TV Series)
Wong Wai-Sek (1991)
 1991 A New Life (TV Series)
Chung Ka-Jun (1991)
 1991 Crystal Hunt
Chin Chi Leung
 1990 Tiger Cage 2
Dragon Yau
 1989 Flying Squads (TV Series)
Cheung Ho Nam (1989)
 1989 In the Line of Duty 4
Officer Donny Yan
 1989 File Noir (TV Series)
Tse Kwok-Tung (1989)
 1988 Tiger Cage
Terry
 1988 The Last Conflict (TV Movie)
Dick Kwan
 1985 Mismatched Couples
Eddie
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Alternate Names:

Donnie Yen Ji Dan | Yan Che Dan | Yen Ji Dan | Yin Sze Dan | Donnie Yen Chi Tan | Yen Chi Tan | Chi-Tan Yen | Ji-Dan Yen | Zidan Zhen | Zhen Zidan

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

(On working with Jet Li) Ten years ago we did a film called "Once Upon A Time In China, Part II" and it raised the bar of martial arts standard and I was nominated as best supporting actor. "Hero" was a 10-year reunion for us. So we came in as a kind of expectation from the fans. The difference between the two times is the first time we had a rivalry going because I guess we were younger and it ... See more »

Trivia:

Got into a feud with his mentor, Woo-Ping Yuen, during shooting of Wing Chun (1994). While the incident was officially never explained, some people believe it was creative differences over the fight choreography that caused them to part ways. However, Woo Ping revealed in a 2011 interview that their relationship is good now and they still keep in touch from time to time. See more »

Trademark:

Known for playing tough and impulsive characters in his films. See more »

Nickname:

Dan Yeh

Star Sign:

Leo

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