Yuan Li is a Chinese actress most recognized by her famous role as Bo Peep in Kung Mangarap Ka’s Lilies of the Field. She is one of the first Chinese actresses to earn a major international award, besides receiving the Academy Award for Best Actress in the same category as Anne Hathaway and Marilynn Boitou. She went on to play Bo Peep in the follow up to his excellent Kung Mangarap film, Lilies of the Dawn.
Yuan Li was born in 1978 in the town of Wuyuan in eastern China. She studied at the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and knew that she wanted to become a doctor when she grew up. Her late father told her that if she ever got an Academy Award, it would be as a best supporting actress in a movie. So Yuan Li put that on her list and started her career.
Yuan Li was very humble growing up. Her mother told her that she should be more like the other girls from school and that she shouldn’t worry about where she went to school. She didn’t have much money so her mother would make soup and bread for dinner. Yuan Li could only eat noodles for dinner and would go out with her mother for picnics or to the park.
|Age||48 years old|
|Born||12 July 1973|
|Net Worth in 2021||$1 Million – $5 Million|
|Salary in 2020||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2019||Pending|
|Salary in 2019||Under Review|
|Source of Income||Actress|
Yuan Li was born into poverty and her life was not easy. Her mother died when Yuan was only eight years old and then her father took off to study medicine in Hong Kong. Her father changed the family’s name to that of his employer and moved to Hong Kong after only six months.
According to some sources, Yuan Li actually was considered as one of the best Chinese actors of all time even though she only became famous after her stint in Hollywood. There are even stories that she tried to stay home and practice her acting skills, but her mother insisted that she go to Hollywood and pursue her acting career. Although there are many reasons why Li wanted to be an actress and did not become successful in her early life, one of the most important factors is the fact that she really had strong beliefs about herself. And her strong beliefs about herself made her very popular as a Chinese actor.
Today, Yuan Li is one of the richest Chinese actresses. She is no longer just an actress in Hollywood but has actually achieved a multi-millionaire status. Many people do not know who Yuan Li is but if you look up her net worth she is the number one celebrity in China today. Her popularity soared after the release of her first film “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”. Her role in the film made her not only a hot Chinese star but worldwide too.