Who is Ji Lun Li from “Wu Assassins”? Wiki Bio
Ji Lun Li was born in Shanghai, China, but has kept her date of birth hidden from the public – her zodiac sign is said to be Aries, and she holds both American and Chinese nationality, as her parents moved to the US when she was nine years old. Li is an actress who gained recognition after she portrayed one of the lead characters, Jenny Wah in the Netflix supernatural action series “Wu Assassins”, which also starred Iko Uwais and Byron Mann, and is about a warrior who becomes the final Wu Assassin, and whose task is to restore peace in Chinatown in San Francisco. The series was nominated for an IGN Summer Movie Award for Best TV Action Series, as well as for a CAFTCAD Award for Excellence in Crafts – Costume Illustration (Shelby Page).
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Childhood and education
Li spent the first six years of her life in Shanghai, raised an only child by her mother Mei Li who was a singer, and her father who was a painter. When Li turned six, the family moved to Bogota in Colombia as her father found a job there, and Li learned to speak and write Spanish there. The family moved to New York City, USA three years later, and Li became interested in dancing after she enrolled at Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Upon enrolling at a college, she started taking acting classes, and soon decided to focus on becoming a famous actress. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree sometime in 2000s.
Roles in movies
Li made her debut film appearance in 2012, when she portrayed Eloise Russell in the film “Americana”, which starred Ashley Greene and Emilie de Ravin, but which didn’t gain much attention. In the same year she appeared as Danielle in the comedy movie “Freestyle Love Supreme”, directed by Ryan McFaul and starring Utkarsh Ambudkar and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The following year saw her portray Cara Quo in the historical romantic film “Hatfields & McCoys”, which starred Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton and Matt Barr, and which was a huge success as it won 15 awards including a Golden Globe for Kevin for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, and was nominated for 43 other awards.
In the same year, Li portrayed Nancy in the romantic comedy movie “Chinese Puzzle” – directed and written by Cedric Klapisch and starring Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou, the film follows a man who moves to New York to be with his wife and their two children, and was nominated for two awards. In 2014, she portrayed James Forester’s Journalist in the critically acclaimed movie “Song One”, which starred Anne Hathaway, Johnny Flynn and Mary Steenburgen, and which was both directed and written by Kate Barker-Froyland. Her following roles were in the short movie “Mistress”, and the romantic comedy “The Humbling”, which starred Al Pacino and Greta Gerwig, and is about a stage actor who starts dating a young girl.
The year 2015 saw Li appear in three movies. She portrayed Miao in the romantic comedy “Front Cover” directed and written by Ray Yeung, which won six awards and was nominated for six others, then Nail Clerk in the musical comedy film “Ricki and the Flash” which starred Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer, and appeared as Theresa in the romantic comedy movie “Construction”, which won two awards. Li’s latest appearance in a movie has been in the short action film “Extraction” in 2017, written and directed by Celia Au, who also starred in the movie.
Roles in TV series
Li made her debut TV series appearance in 2010, when she portrayed Liat in “Live from Lincoln Center”, and in the same year portrayed Nicka in the episode “After Hours” of the police procedural series “Blue Bloods”, which counts 11 seasons and which has won four awards and has been nominated for 16 others.
The year 2011 saw Li guest star in single episodes of the medical comedy series “Body of Proof”, the soap opera “One Life to Live”, and the police procedural series “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, before she was invited to portray the supporting role of Maggie Huang in the legal thriller series “Damages”, which starred Glenn Close and Rose Byrne, and was a huge success as it won 16 awards including a Golden Globe for Glenn for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama, and it was nominated for 76 other awards. Li then guest starred in the episode “Enter Mr. DiMaggio” of the musical series “Smash”, before she played her second supporting character of Meghan Leeds in the crime thriller series “The Following” in 2013.
Li then appeared in a single episode of the series “Hostages”, and the police procedural crime series “Unforgettable”, and she was invited to play the main character Akeela in the science fiction crime series “Minority Report”, which also starred Meagan Good and Stark Sands and which won one award and was nominated for five others including a Primetime Emmy.
She went on to star as Denise in the romantic comedy series “Billy & Billie”, about two step-siblings who are romantically involved, and her next role was in the police procedural series “Chicago P.D.”, playing the supporting character Julie Tay. In 2016, Li began portraying Iris Chang in the thriller series “Quantico”, while she also played Dr. Karen Sun in the crime series “Blindspot”, and she was then cast to play the lead character Rose Cooper in the second season of the supernatural horror series “The Exorcist”.
Two of Li’s latest roles in TV series have been in the episode “Don’t Go” of the police procedural crime series “Gone” in 2018, and two episodes of the supernatural series “Evil” in 2020, in which she portrayed Grace Ling.
Love life and relationships
Li is keeping the details of her love life to herself, and hasn’t mentioned any men whom she might have dated, which is why there are rumors circulating the internet that the popular actress might be a lesbian, while some of her fans claim to have actually seen her being rather too close to a woman at a local club in New York City. Li hasn’t commented on these rumors, and currently appears to be single, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.
There are also rumors that she was in a long-term relationship with her college sweetheart, and that the two were dating for over four years before splitting for unknown reasons. It is believed that they were also engaged for a year before breaking it off.
Hobbies and other interests
One of Lee’s main hobbies is modelling, and she has been doing it as a part-time job for years now; her Instagram account is filled with pictures taken during her photoshoots. She has several training sessions at the gym each week, as she is trying to stay in shape, and is following a strict diet, meaning no fast food nor sugar for her, but she allows herself one cheat meal each week and usually chooses pizza or cake for it.
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She likes to travel, and has been to several US states to shoot for her movies and TV series, while she has also visited Europe on several occasions, vacationing in Italy and Croatia among other countries.
Some of Li’s favorite actors and actresses are Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and Emma Watson, and some of her favorite movies are “Catch Me If You Can”, “Titanic”, and the franchise “Harry Potter”.
Ji Lun Li’s net worth
As of mid-2020, Li’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million. Her hair and eyes are brown, and she is around 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall.