Donnie Yen was born on the 27th of July 1963. He is a Chinese actor, martial artist, film director, producer, action choreographer, and multiple-time world wushu tournament champion. He is credited by many for contributing to the popularisation of the traditional martial arts style known as Wing Chun and also played Wing Chun grandmaster IP Man in the film IP Man (2008), which was a box office success. He is considered to be one of Hong Kong's top action stars. He is widely credited for bringing mixed martial arts (MMA) into the mainstream of Chinese culture by choreographing MMA in many of his recent films. Yen has displayed notable skills in a wide variety of martial arts, being well-versed in Tai chi chuan, boxing, kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, Hapkido, Taekwondo, karate, Muay Thai, wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Wing Chun, and Wushu. Seen as one of the most popular film stars in Asia of the early 2000s, Yen was one of the highest paid actors in Asia in 2009. Yen earned HK$220 million (US$28.4 million) from four films and six advertisements in 2013.
Born on: 27 July, 1963
Born in: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Height: 1.73 m