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Zhu Zhu
Zhu Zhu
Biographical Information
Real Name: 朱珠
Born: 19 July 1984
Age: 32
Originally From: Linhai, Zhejiang, China
Twitter: @Zhuzhu_juju
Personal Information
First appearance: The Wayfarer
Portrays: Kokachin


Zhu Zhu (born 19 July 1984) is a Chinese actress. She portrays Kokachin on Marco Polo.

BioEdit

Zhu was born in a military family in Beijing on July 19, 1984, with her ancestral home in Linhai, Zhejiang, the daughter of Zhu Hanbin (simplified Chinese: 朱汉斌; traditional Chinese: 朱漢斌), a Chinese businessman. Her grandfather is Zhu Xuzhi (simplified Chinese: 朱虚之; traditional Chinese: 朱虛之), a major general of the People's Liberation Army.

Zhu started to learn the piano at the age of 3. When She was a junior school student, she performed Beauty and the Beast, an English stage.

Zhu graduated from Beijing Technology and Business University, where she majored in electronics and information engineering.

In 2005, Zhu joined the MTV China and hosted music programs on China's domestic MTV network. Zhu was discovered by talent scouts after winning a local singing contest in Beijing, then placing third at the national level.

Zhu signed with music label MBOX in 2007 and her first album was released in 2009.

In 2010, Zhu made her film debut in What Women Want, a Chinese romantic comedy film starring Andy Lau and Gong Li.

In 2012, Zhu played the character Qi Qi in an American martial arts film The Man with the Iron Fists, alongside RZA, Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Byron Mann, Rick Yune, David Bautista, and Jamie Chung. The film grossed $3.1 million on its first day. Zhu participated in five flims, such as Shanghai Calling, Secret Sharer and Cloud Atlas.

After playing minor roles in various films, Zhu received her first leading role in a series called Great Mr. Zhou. She earned critical acclaim for this performance and began to get roles in larger scale productions.

In 2014, Zhu starred in a supporting role in the romantic comedy film The Old Cinderella, produced by Lu Chuan. Zhu played the female lead in the film Last Flight, opposite Ed Westwick and featuring Leon Lee and Cary Alexander. Zhu began starring in the American TV series Marco Polo (Series) which premiered on Netflix in December 201

NotesEdit

  • Speaks Mandarin and English.
  • After Zhu Zhu was accepted by Parsons School of Design, she became the host of one of MTV China's popular programs and deferred the offer.
  • In middle school, she wrote, directed, and acted in Beauty and the Beast in English.
  • Learned piano when she was age 3.

AppearancesEdit

FilmographyEdit

Filmography
Year Title Role Notes
2011 What Women Want Xiao Wu Movie
2011 The Evoque Effect Xiao Chu TV Series
2012 Shanghai Calling Fang Fang Movie
2012 Cloud Atlas Megan Sixsmith Movie
2012 The Man with the Iron Fists Chi Chi Movie
2014 Last Flight Luo Lan Movie
2014 Secret Sharer Li Movie
2014 Marco Polo Kokachin 10 episodes
2015 The Man with the Iron Fists 2 Chi Chi Movie

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