Who she is
Jing Tian, a Xi’an native, graduated from the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy and Beijing Film Academy, which counts Zhang Ziyi and Zhang Yimou as their alumni respectively.
Who she plays
Jing, 28, stars in The Great Wall as Lin Mei, the fearless leader of the all-female Crane Corps, the Wall’s gravity-defying aerial warriors. She later rises to command the entire military faction, The Nameless Order, against the creature attacks.
What she did
The former TV actress made her big screen debut in My Belle Beauty (2010), followed by a role opposite Donnie Yen in Special ID (2013). That same year, she played Jackie Chan’s daughter in Police Story: Lockdown. She also had a part in Chow Yun Fat’s The Man From Macau (2014).
What is next for her
Following The Great Wall, she can be seen opposite Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson in Kong: Skull Island, which opens here on March 9. She is currently filming Pacific Rim: Uprising, which also stars Scott Eastwood and John Boyega.
The original version of this story was published in The New Paper on December 28, 2016.