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Shu Qi (舒淇) is a Taiwanese actress and model. Her full name is Lin Li-hui, but goes by Shu Qi for acting purposes. She was born in Taiwan but traveled to Hong Kong at 17 to find acting opportunities. She was successful and came under the management of Hong Kong producer Manfred Wong.
Her most famous role is in Derek Yee's film, Viva Erotica (1996), which is about the erotic film business in Hong Kong. She won Best Supporting Actress at the 16th Hong Kong Film Awards in 1997 for this performance. Since then, Shu Qi has starred in City of Glass (1998), Gorgeous (1999), and Millenium Mambo (2000). In 2002, she made her first made her way into the American market with her role in The Transporter, the first in the Transporter series. After that, she also starred in a small role in the comedy New York, I Love You (2008). In 2004, she starred in The Foliage, which earned her Best Actress at the Shanghai Film Critics Awards. In 2008, Shu served on the jury of the Berlin International Film Festival and in 2009, she was a member of the jury for the Cannes Film Festival.
Shu also appeared in Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (2013), directed by Stephen Chow. Journey to the West eventually became the highest grossing movie of all time in China, replacing Lost in Thailand. In 2015 she starred in The Assassin, which received positive reviews at its premiere at Cannes, and star-studded fantasy-adventure flick Mojin: The Lost Legend; Shu met her husband, director Stephen Fung, on the set of her most recent film, The Adventurers, a heist thriller co-starring Andy Lau.