Liu Yifei Biography, Wiki, Movie, Age, Upcoming Movies, and more

Liu Yifei Biography, Wiki, Movie, Age, Upcoming Movies, Height, and more

Liu Yifei

Birth name: An Feng (安风)
Nickname: Crystal, Fairy Sister, Xixi
Date of birth: August 25, 1987
Place of birth: Wuhan, China
Profession: Actress, model, singer
Marital status: unmarried
Alma mater: Beijing Film Academy
Instrument(s): Singing
Other names: Crystal Liu; Liu Ximeizi;
Parents: Liu Xiaoli, An Shaokang
Partner: Song Seung-heon
Height: 165 cm
Original hair color: Black
Eye color: Brown
Star ticket: Virgin

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Liu Yifei in Chinese :(刘亦菲) birth name An Feng (安风), legal name Liu Ximeizi (刘茜美子), nickname Crystal Liu was born on August 25, 1987, in Wuhan, China, at Tongji Hospital. His mother works as a dancer and performer, and his father earns his living as a university professor. After many arguments, his parents decided to go on with their lives separately, so Yifei stayed with his mother and his brother Liu Xiao Li. He was 10 years old when his parents divorced.

From the age of 8, his mother taught him to dance, sing and play the piano. For his ninth birthday, he received a crystal from his mother, which he liked so much that he used the nickname Crystal from then on. He still collects Swarovski crystals as a hobby.

At the age of 11, he moved to New York with his mother, where they lived for 4 years. Then in June 2002, little “Crystal” returned to China to start her acting career. In September of this year, he applied to the Beijing Film Academy, where he was among the lucky 500 who were accepted, out of 100,000 people. At the age of 14, he was their youngest student until then. He graduated in 2006 and studied with the likes of Zhao Wei and Huang Xiaoming.



His very first TV appearance was in the series “Jin Fen Shi Jia”, which was about a noble family. Soon after, he played “Wang Yuyan” in the drama Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, based on the book by Louis Cha aka Jinyong. With this role, the whole of China got to know his name.

In 2003, he got his first movie role in the movie “Love of May”. In 2004, he starred in a new soap opera, “Chinese Paladin”, based on a video game, “The Legend of Sword and Fairy”. Liu quickly became one of China’s most famous young actresses.


In 2005, he started to take up singing more seriously, so he moved to Japan for half a year, where he studied both singing and the language. In July 2006, he released his first major hit, “Mayonaka no Doa”. His first album, “Yifei Liu”, was released 2 months later. His Japanese album “All my words” was released a day later.

In 2006, he appeared in another CCTV series, one of Jinyong’s famous book adaptations, “The Return of the Condor Heroes”, which was very popular in Asia, China, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore. Yifei won the most famous Chinese woman award in 2006.


After 2006, he went to study in America again, and in 2008, in an American film, The Forbidden Kingdom in she played Golden Sparrow, the orphan girl, so she could work with celebrities such as Jackie Chan or Jet Li. After that, he continued to abound in film roles, especially in his home country. In 2014, she played Lian in the American-Chinese co-production Outcast / Knights of Honor, alongside Hayden Christensen and Nicholas Cage.

In 2015, he starred in the romantic melodrama The Third Way of Love, a Chinese-South Korean co-production, as Song Seung-heon’s partner. She won the Most Anticipated Actress award at the 16th Chinese Film Media Awards. Also this year, Dior Prestige chose him as its first Chinese ambassador and Tissot as its global ambassador. In 2016, she co-starred with Kris Wu in the film Never Gone and then starred in the romantic drama Night Peacock, for which she won the 40th Academy Awards.


In 2017, she appeared alongside Yang Yang in the romantic fantasy film Once Upon a Time, then in The Chinese Widow directed by Bille August, which was presented at the Shanghai International Film Festival and Liu was nominated for Best Actress. Also this year, he played Feng Shaofeng’s partner in the fantasy Hanson and the Beast. At the end of the year, she got the role of Mulan in the upcoming live-action movie, which was shown in 2020. Starring Donnie Yen, Jet Li and Jason Scott Lee. In 2021, he can be seen in The Love of Hypnosis as Lu Mansheng.


– His blood type is B positive,
– According to the Chinese horoscope, he was born under the sign of the Rabbit,
– He speaks Chinese, English and Japanese,
– His favorite sport is tennis,
– His favorite actors/actress: Brad Pitt and Audrey Hepburn,
– His favorite movie is Roman vacation and Dream in luxury design.
– Favorite singers: Faye Wong, Namie Amuro, Mika Nakashima,
– His official Instagram page.

Liu Yifei Movies or Upcoming Movies

2004: Love of May … Zhao Xuan
2004: The Love Winner … Jin Qiaoli
2006: Abao’s Story … Xixi
2008: The Forbidden Kingdom  Golden Sparrow
2010: Love in Disguise … Song Xiaoqing
2011: A Chinese Fairy Tale … Nie Xiaoqian
2011: White Vengeance … Consort Yu
2012: The Four … Wu Qing
2012: The Assassins … Lingju / Diaochan 2013
: The Four II . .. Wu Qing
2014: The Four III … Wu Qing
2014: For Love or Money … Xing Lu
2015:Outcast / Knights of Honor … Zhao Lian
2015: The Third Way of Love … Zou Yu
2016: Night Peacock … Elsa
2016: So Young 2: Never Gone … Su Yunjin
2017: Once Upon a Time . .. Bai Qian / Si Yin / Su Su
2017: The Chinese Widow … Ying
2017: Hanson and the Beast … Bai Xianchu
2020: Mulan … Mulan


2003: The Story of a Noble Family … Bai Xiuzhu
2003: Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils … Wang Yuyan
2005: Chinese Paladin … Zhao Ling’er
2005: Doukou Nianhua … Teacher Xiao Zhao Cameo
2006: The Return of the Condor Heroes … Xiaolongnü
2021: The Love of Hypnosis … Lu Mansheng

Liu Yifei ALBUMS:

Liu Yifei
Publisher: Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Hong Kong) Limited
Release Date: August 31, 2006

All My Words
Publisher: Sony Music Entertainment Japan
Release Date: September 6, 2006


Mayonaka no door
Publisher: Sony Music Entertainment Japan
Release Date: July 19, 2006

FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

Why did Liu Yifei change her name?

Ans: she adopted her mother’s surname and changed her name to “Liu Ximeizi” (刘茜美子), Her godfather is Chen Jinfei (陈金飞), the Chairman of Beijing Tongchan Investment Group.

Is Liu Yifei full Chinese?

Ans: Liu Yifei (Chinese: 刘亦菲; pinyin: Liú Yìfēi, born An Feng; August 25, 1987), also known as Crystal Liu, is a Chinese-American actress, singer, and model.

Can Liu Yifei speak Cantonese?

Ans: Aside from being fluent in both English and Mandarin, Yifei is also able to speak basic Korean and Japanese.

Does Liu Yifei speak English?

Ans: Yifei lived in New York City (Queens, specifically) for years when she was a kid and developed her English speaking skills then

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