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Jet Li is a champion martial artist and Chinese film actor. He starred in the Once Upon a Time in China film series and in the critically-praised, international hit Hero.
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Despite being derided by critics, the film scored with action fans. It brought in more than $100 million at the box office.
Continuing to move back and forth between Hollywood productions and Chinese language films, Li appeared in two other films. He starred in Ocean Paradise, a Chinese father-son drama. Li also had a supporting role in Sylvester Stallone 2010 film, The Expendables,
about mercenaries who work together to overthrow a South American dictator. The cast also included Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, wrestler Steven Austin and ultimate fighter Randy Couture.
Interested in charitable causes, Li serves as an ambassador for the Red Cross. He established the Jet Li One Foundation in partnership with the Red Cross Society of China. The organization works in several different areas, and provides disaster relief to the people of China.
Li married his wife Nina in 1999. The couple has two daughters together. Previously married to Qiuyan Huang from 1987 to 1990, Li has two daughters from his first marriage.
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