Zhou Xun - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 7, 2020

Zhou Xun
Profession: Actress, Singer
Best Known For: Suzhou River (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $20 million

Personal Details

Born on : October 18, 1974 (age 47)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Zhou Xun
Birth Place: Quzhou, Zhejiang, China
Horoscope: Libra
Father's Name: Zhou Tianyu
Mother's Name: Chen Yiqin
Siblings: 1

younger sister

High School: Quzhou No.1 Middle School
University: Zhejiang Vocational Academy of Art
Ethnicity: Chinese
Nationality: Chinese


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: July 16, 2014
Husband's Name: Archie Kao

Body Measurements

Height: 1.60 meter (5 feet 3 inch)
Weight: 48 kg (105.82 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 6.5 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 26 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Zhou Xun?

Zhou Xun is an actress, singer by profession and Chinese, Hong Kong by nationality. Considered as one of the Four Dan Actresses of China, she gained international fame with the films Suzhou River, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress.

Zhou Xun – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Zhou Xun’s birth took place on October 18, 1974, in Quzhou, Zhejiang, China. She was born to father Zhou Tianyu, a local film projectionist and mother Chen Yiqin, a salesperson at a department store. She might not be the only child of her parents and may have a younger sibling, a sister.

young Zhou Xun with family (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Zhou Xun attended Quzhou No.1 Middle School and after graduation enrolled at Zhejiang Vocational Academy of Art.

Her ethnicity is Chinese.

Zhou Xun – Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Zhou Xun married her longtime boyfriend Archie Kao, an American actor on 16 July 2014. She had married her husband onstage following a charity show in Hangzhou, China. The couple has yet to welcome children.

There have been rumors of them getting a divorce for a couple of years. However neither has addressed these rumors.

Zhou Xun, Archie Kao (Image: Getty Images)

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Zhou Xun – Career

Early Career

Xun’s first role was in the film Strange Tales Amongst Old and Desolate Tombs, for which she was handpicked from her school. Later on, in the 1991 film Old Grave, she landed a minor role. This was followed by minor roles in films Temptress Moon (1996), The Emperor and the Assassin (1999) and in TV series The Police Scene (1998), Maid In Green (1999).


In 2000 Zhou Xun was cast as young Princess Taiping in the film Palace of Desire which gained her recognition in China. Her breakthrough came the same year with Lou Ye's Suzhou River and was named one of the Four Dan Actresses alongside Zhang Ziyi, Zhao Wei, and Xu Jinglei.

In 2002 Zhou Xun starred in Franco-Chinese romance drama film Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress which gained her international recognition.

Zhou Xun in Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace (YouTube)

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Films, Series

Since her rise to stardom, Zhou Xun has starred in films Hollywood Hong Kong (2001), Where Have All the Flowers Gone (2002), Beauty Remains (2005), The Banquet (2006), All About Women (2008), The Founding of a Party (2011), Meet Miss Anxiety (2014), Last Letter (2018), among others.

She also starred in TV series April Rhapsody, Love Story in Shanghai (2001), The Legend of the Condor Heroes (2003), Red Sorghum (2014), Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace (2018).

As a singer, Xun released two albums – Summer (2003), Come Across (2005) and more than 50 singles.


Zhou Xun worked with Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt for 2019 IWC Schaffhausen ad campaign. She is also known well for her social work and the brand Chanel.

Zhou Xun, Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt (edenliaothewomb)

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Zhou Xun – Awards, Nominations

As an actress and singer, Xun has been nominated for around 70 awards, winning 32 awards including Asian Film Awards, China TV Golden Eagle Award, Golden Bauhinia Awards, Golden Rooster Awards, Hong Kong Film Awards, Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, etc.

Zhou Xun – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated to be over $20 million while her salary is yet to be updated.

Zhou Xun – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Zhou Xun is absent from Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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