Bai Ling Net Worth

Net Worth: $3 Million
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  • Source of Wealth:

    Film, Television
  • Age:

    52
  • Birth Place:

    Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Weight:

    N/A
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  • Full Name:

    Ling Bai
  • Nationality:

    Chinese-American
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About Ling Bai

Chinese-American actress, Bai Ling has an estimated net worth of $3 million.Bai Ling, whose name translates into English as "White Spirit," was born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China on October 10, 1970. Ling was born into a creative family -- her father was a musician and teacher, while her mother had been a stage actress -- but she was primarily raised by her grandmother after Ling's parents ran afoul of Chinese authorities during the Cultural Revolution. At the age of 14, Ling was enlisted in the People's Liberation Army, where she served as an entertainer, singing and dancing for the troops. However, the authoritarian atmosphere of the Army didn't suit Ling, who found herself accused of insubordination for use of tobacco and alcohol. After the end of her hitch with the Army, Ling joined a theater group in Beijing, where she appeared in traditional Chinese plays as well as dramas from the West. Ling began receiving small roles in Chinese films, and in 1988, Ling starred in Hu Guang, and attended the film's screening at the Moscow Film Festival; however, she was warned not to discuss political matters, particularly those related to the then-recent Tiananmen Square protests (in which Ling took part).Ling traveled to New York City at the age of 21 in 1991 to study at New York University's Department of Film, and to hone her craft at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute; Ling arrived in New York not knowing a word of English, but soon mastered the language through daily immersion,and became a citizen in 1999. In 1994, Ling landed her first American film role, as the villainous Myca in the dark fantasy The Crow.