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Tang Wei

Tang Wei at the Los Angeles premiere of "Lust, Caution."

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Tang Wei Film Career:

Tang Wei made her film debut in Ang Lee's Lust, Caution, starring opposite Tony Leung.

She was born in Hangzhou on October 7, 1979, near Shanghai, China. As a teenager, Ms. Tang began modeling. In 2004, she made it to the final round of the Miss Universe pageant in Beijing. She graduated from China’s Central Academy of Drama with a major in Film Directing.

Tang Wei ws already a star in mainland China, having performed in stage plays and in the telefilm Jinghua Swallow. The latter earned her the Best Actress award at the 2006 CCTV Movie Channel Awards. She has also written short novels and stage dramas, and directed theater productions.

In 2008, the Chinese government blacklisted Tang Wei because of the sexual nature of her performance in Lust, Caution.

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