Born in China during the revolution, Bai Ling relocated out of the country when she was 14 when she joined the Chinese People's Liberation Army and spent three years in a performance troop entertaining soldiers stationed in Tibet. In 1997, she gained more notice in the film RED CORNER with Richard Gere. With over 70 entries on her resume, she's one of the most regularly used Asian actresses when a filmmaker is looking for a bad girl who can shoot a gun. It has been proposed that Ling might have been the actress who started the lawsuit against IMDB for disclosing her true age. The site lists her as being born in 1966, where most other sites had previously claimed she was born in 1970.