Ye Liu

Ye Liu

Highest Rated: 100% Saving Mr. Wu (2015)

Lowest Rated: 0% Air Strike (2018)

Birthday: Mar 23, 1978

Birthplace: Jilin, China

A Chinese actor who specialized in quietly effective, psychologically complex roles (nearly always in dramas), Liu Ye first took his onscreen bow during the late '90s, but didn't achieve international crossover success until 2005, with the U.S. release of Dai Sijie's period comedy drama-cum-film à clef Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. In that film, Liu tackled one of the lead roles; he played Ma, one of two young men sent to a mountain village during the 1970s Chinese Cultural Revolution and instilled with Maoist principles. Even the Western critics who responded negatively to the film singled out Liu's fine work in it, thus paving the way for many additional assignments. Liu succeeded Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by teaming up with numerous acclaimed Chinese filmmakers, including Lou Ye (Purple Butterfly, 2003), Hou Yong (Jasmine Woman, 2004), and Zhang Yimou (Curse of the Golden Flower, 2006), then took his Hollywood bow under the aegis of Chinese-American director Chen Shi-Zeng, with a lead in the 2007 Dark Matter, opposite Meryl Streep and Aidan Quinn. In that film, based on a true story, Liu played a Chinese student who travels to the United States and tries to advance his theory of dark matter, but finds his attempts complicated by political concerns -- which soon leads to devastating tragedy.

Highest Rated Movies



0% Air Strike Xue Gangtou 2018
No Score Yet Le Bombardement Actor 2018
No Score Yet Cock and Bull Actor $82.7K 2016
100% Saving Mr. Wu Actor $80.3K 2015
14% Police Story: Lockdown Wu Jiang 2015
No Score Yet Beijing, New York Lenny 2015
No Score Yet Chu zi Xi zi Pi zi (The Chef, the Actor, the Scoundrel) Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Last Supper (Wang de sheng yan) Actor 2012
25% The Beginning of a Great Revival Mao Tse-tung $0.2M 2011
No Score Yet A Beautiful Life (Bu Zai Rang Ni Gu Dan) Fang Zhendong $66.6K 2011
92% City of Life and Death Lu Jianxiong $69.3K 2011
No Score Yet Ai chu se (Color Me Love) Actor 2010
No Score Yet Connected (Bo chi tung wah) Kidnapper 2008
40% Dark Matter Liu Xing 2008
No Score Yet Ying han (Underdog Knight) Actor 2008
No Score Yet Tian tang kou (Blood Brothers) Actor 2007
65% Curse of the Golden Flower Crown Prince Wan $6.5M 2006
31% The Promise (Master of Crimson Armor) (Wu ji) Snow Wolf $0.7M 2005
No Score Yet Ah sou (Mob Sister) Actor 2005
77% Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Ma $0.4M 2005
No Score Yet Foliage Actor 2004
43% Purple Butterfly (Zi hudie) Situ 2004
No Score Yet Mo li hua kai (Jasmine Women) Actor 2004
67% Lan Yu Lan Yu 2002
No Score Yet Tian shang de lian ren Actor 2002
No Score Yet Sky Lover Actor 1999


Ma says: He taught her one thing: a woman's beauty is a priceless treasure

Ma says: He taught her one thing: a woman's beauty is a priceless treasure.