Donnie Yen is a famous personality who is working as an actor, martial artist, choreographer and film director. He is from Hong Kong originally but managed to build up a fan following from all over the world due to his exceptional talent. He is one of the top action stars not only in Hong Kong but in other parts of Asia too. If you want to know more exciting details about him read below.
Early life and Biography
Donnie was born on 27th July 1963 in China. He was brought up in a traditional family and the names of his parents are Bow sim mark and Klyster Yen. Interestingly both his parents were also in the field of martial arts and the talent runs in his blood. His family was also very much interested in learning music and he learned violin as well. When he was 8 years old he started learning KungFu and soon learned all the techniques. He later shifted to Beijing and learned Wushu. His parents couldn’t afford to send him to Boston as it turned out to be expensive for them. He dropped out of school to learn martial arts more seriously. He has got one sister and is very close to her.
Age, weight, height and body
Donnie is 56 years old currently and his height is 1.73 m. If we talk about his weight he is a very fit actor with a weight of 75 kg.
Affair, Dating, Wife, Family and children
Donnie met the love of his life in 1990 and they started dating in 1993. They got married in the same year but unfortunately, the marriage ended within one year. Their son Jeff was born in 1995 when the divorce process was going on. He started dating Cissy Wang who was a beauty queen and after three months of dating, they got married to each other. They are blessed with two kids named Jasmine and James.
Career, Awards, Nominations
Donnie debuted in the film industry in 1984 and since then there is no looking back. He has done various movies and got awards and nominations for the same. He has worked in many important television shows and films which are named below.
- Ір Маn
- 14 Вlаdеѕ
- Тhе Моnkеу Кіng, ХХХ: Rеturn оf Хаndеr Саgе
- Тhе Lаѕt Соnflісt
- Тhе Кung Fu Маѕtеr
Net worth and Earnings
The net worth of Donnie is estimated to be around $45 million and he has gathered this big amount by working hard in many professions. He is also loved by many famous brands and has signed in for big endorsements with them which are a good source of income as well. He also benefits many charity organizations by giving them a lot of donations. He is a very down to earth person.
Donnie Yens favorites
- Favorite actor – Bruce Lee
- Favorite martial arts actor- Jet Li
- Favorite jeans-Levis
Lesser known facts about Donnie
- Donnie and his family shifted to Hong Kong when he was only 2 years old
- He had an interest in music and martial arts when was only 5 years old
- He trained in Martial arts from a popular academy in China
Many fans are curious to know about the upcoming movies of this talented actor. Unfortunately, Donnie has done only one film this year which will be releasing later this year. The name of the film is Mulan. As he has been back to back films in the last few years he chose to take a break and has done only one movie.