Liu Yifei - Biography
Last Modified: May 25, 2020
|Born on :||August 25, 1987 (age 34)|
|Birth Name /
|Birth Place:||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Father's Name:||An Shaokang|
|Mother's Name:||Liu Xiaol|
|University:||Beijing Film Academy|
|Height:||1.70 meter (5 feet 7 inch)|
|Weight:||55 kg (121.25 lb)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size:||8 US|
|Dress Size:||4 US|
|Breast Size:||32 inch|
|Waist Size:||25 inch|
|Hip Size:||34 inch|
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Who is Liu Yifei?
Liu Yifei is a professional actress, singer, model, and an American national. She is best known for playing the title role of Mulan in Walt Disney’s live-action film Mulan.
Liu Yifei – Age, Parents, Siblings
Liu Yifei’s birth took place on August 25, 1987 in Wuhan, Hubei, China. Nicknamed Crystal Liu, she was born as An Feng. Her father An Shaokang is a 1st Secretary in the Chinese Embassy in France and a French-language university professor while her mother Liu Xiaol is a dancer. She is not the only child of her parents and has a younger sibling.
young Liu Yifei (right) with her mother and sibling (Image: linkeddb)
When Liu Yifei was 10 years old, her parents divorced. With her mother she moved to New York City the same year and also adopted her mother's family name, changing her name to Liu Ximeizi.
For education, Liu Yifei attended Louis Pasteur Middle School 67 and later was accepted into the Performance Institute of Beijing Film Academy at the age of 15. She graduated from the same in 2006. Her ethnicity is Chinese.
Liu Yifei – Boyfriend, Husband, Children
She met South Korean actor Song Seung-heon in 2013 and the pair started dating in 2015. After years of relationship, Liu Yifei and her boyfriend broke up, which was confirmed in January 2018. The reports stated that both of them “had been very busy and they naturally grew apart.”
Liu Yifei, Song Seung-heon (Image: Pinterest)
Currently she is single, sans husband and children.
Liu Yifei – Net Worth, Salary
The net worth of Yifei is estimated to be around $10 million while the figure on her annual salary is not known.
Liu Yifei – Career
Yifei had begun modeling and training in singing, dancing, and playing the piano at a very young age. She had moved back to China in 2002 to pursue her career in acting while changing her name to Liu Yifei.
Her first roles were in the Chinese TV series The Story of a Noble Family (2003), Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils (2003), and in the films Love of May (2004), The Love Winner (2004).
Movies, Films, Music
Over the years Liu Yifei has starred in the Chinese films The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), White Vengeance (2011), For Love or Money (2014), Night Peacock (2016), Once Upon a Time (2017), to name a few. Finally in 2020 she entered Hollywood as she was cast the title role in Disney’s live-action film Mulan.
Liu Yifei in Mulan (Image: The Disinsider)
Yifei has also portrayed characters in the TV series Chinese Paladin (2005), The Return of the Condor Heroes (2006), The Love of Hypnosis (2019).
As a singer, Liu Yifei has released two albums Liu Yifei (2006), All My Words (2006), and worked in numerous theme songs.
On the set of Mulan, Liu Yifei has worked alongside Gong Li, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Susana Tang.
Liu Yifei – Awards, Nominations
Yifei has been nominated for awards at the Montreal World Film Festival (2016), Shanghai International Film Festival (2017), etc.
Liu Yifei – Controversy
In August 2019 Yifei reshared an image posted by Chinese newspaper People's Daily which contained a quote from Chinese reporter Fu Guohao "I support Hong Kong police. You can beat me now. What a shame for Hong Kong.". He had been assaulted by protesters during the 2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests. This sparked international controversy with accusations of supporting police brutality. As a result the hashtag #BoycottMulan trended and she was absent at the 2019 D23 Expo.
Also in March 2020 interview with Variety magazine, Liu Yifei described herself as "Asian" instead of “Chinese”. She was accused of forgetting her roots and threats to boycott the film trended.
Liu Yifei – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media handles such as Instagram, Twitter, Liu Yifei is followed by several hundred thousand followers but seems to be absent from Facebook.
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