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A high tech corporation is sent into turmoil when hackers demanding ransom break into their internal computer system with a powerful and apparently unstoppable virus. A mysterious, beautiful young woman who calls herself “Computer Angel” quickly saves the business. But when she requests a meeting with the company’s shady CEO, he gets more than he bargained for. Lynn (Shu Qi of The Transporter) turns out to be a highly skilled assassin, who knocks off the CEO with the help of her rambunctious younger sister Sue (Zhao Wei of Shaolin Soccer). Sue uses a powerful computer program developed by the girls’ murdered father, which uses satellites to tap into closed-circuit security cameras, enabling her to see where all the cannon fodder/guards are and direct Lynn’s escape, while taking over the security team’s audio system to pipe in a cover of the Carpenters’ “(They Long to Be) Close to You.” But things soon get dicey for Lynn and Sue. A brilliant, sexy forensics expert, Hong (Karen Mok, who also sings the film’s theme song), is hot on their trail, and the creeps who hired the girls decide to cover their tracks by killing them. Complicating matters further, Lynn reunites with an old flame and contemplates giving up the business and settling down, much to Sue’s chagrin. So Close was filmed in Mandarin, necessitating (reportedly poor) dubbing into Cantonese for the Hong Kong release. The film was directed by Corey Yuen, who made his Hollywood debut with The Transporter. Before that, he was best known for his fight choreography on many of Jet Li’s films. So Close was shown at the Subway Cinema’s 2003 New York Asian Film Festival. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi.
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Date of Birth 12 March 1976, Wuhu, Anhui province, China
Birth Name Zhao Wei
Nickname Vicki Wei wei Athene Noodles Xiao Wei
Height 5′ 5¼” (1.66 m)
In 1999, Vicki Zhao won Golden Eagle Awards Best Leading Actress which is China highest Television awards. In 2002, she nominated Best Supporting Actress in the 39th Golden Horse Award. In 2004, she nominated Best Actress and won Favorite Actress in the 11th Beijing College Student Film Festival. She nominated Best Actress and won Favorite Actress in the 4th Chinese Media Film Awards; in the same year,she nominated Best Actress in th 27th Hundred Flowers Awards. In 2005,Zhao Wei won the 8th Shanghai International Film Festival “Best Actress Award.”Then she won the 10th China Film Performance Academic Society Prize(aka Golden Phoenix Award)–in August.Then Zhao Wei won the 11th China highest government award-China Movie Awards(aka Huabiao Awards) Outstanding Actress.Today, Zhao Wei is one of the Chinese directors’ favorite actresses. For instance, He Ping, Ann Hui,John Woo, Wong Kar-wai and Jiang Wen.
She also is a pop singer. In 1999-2001, her 4 albums sold more than 3,700,000 records in Asia, but critics thought those record were just so so. In November 2004, her newest album “Piao(Afloat)” sold more than 300,000 in 10 days in mainland China, and most of the critics praised her. In 2005, she won Op Chinese Music Chart Awards “Favorite Female Singer (mainland)” and nominated “Best Female Singer” , Sprite Music Awards “Most Versatile Entertainmenter Award”and Music Radio China’s Top Chart Awards “Most Popular Mainland Female Singer”.In 2006,Zhao won the 12th ERS Golden Songs Awards “Favorite Female Singer” and “Top 10 Golden Melody”.Nominated Pepsi Chart Music Awards “Best Female Singer”.
Was ranked 2nd of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Singapore (2002). Was ranked 15th of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Singapore (2003). Was ranked 2nd of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Singapore (2004). Was ranked 10th of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Thailand (2003). Was ranked 3rd of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Thailand (2004).Was ranked 50th of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Malaysia (2005).
Forbes magazine’s China edition ranked her the third most popular celebrity. Forbes magazine’s China edition ranked her the forth most popular celebrity .Forbes magazine’s China edition ranked the forth most popular celebrity again.Forbes magazine’s China edition ranked the seventh most popular celebrity again .
IMDb Mini Biography By: Rose-Warrior
Spouse Youlong Huang (2008 – present) 1 child
Shot to fame with the role of the playful and cheeky character of Little Shallow/Princess Pearl in the Qiong Yao book-turned-TV serial Huang Zhu Ge Ge (The Return of Princess Pearl).
Has collaborated several times with Aunty Qiong Yao. Played the main character in Qiong Yao’s book-turned-TV serials, such as Huang Zhu Ge Ge I, Huang Zhu Ge Ge II, Lao Fang You Xi/Biao Mei Ji Xiang, and Qing Sheng Sheng Yu Meng Meng.
Was banned (and ostracized) in China after being photographed wearing a dress made from a Japanese Battleflag. Swiftly, after her several times apology (television, newspaper, Internet and radio), Chinese public forgave her.
She bounced back into the limelight as the official ambassador for a high-profile endorsement deal for slimming centre Marie France in China.
Won 2002 Hong Kong TVB Top 10 Television Artist Awards for her performance in the popular tv drama “Qing shen shen yu meng meng” (2001).
Won 2006 Tvz.cn Top 10 Outstanding Television Awards for her performance in 2005 China champion tv drama “Moment in Peking” (2005).
Former spokesperson for Red Earth during 2001-2002.
Former spokesperson for Marie France during 2003-2004.
Graduated from the Beijing Film Academy
Family includes: Wei Qiying (mom), Zhao Jiahai (dad), Zhao Jian (older brother) & Chen Rong(Sisiter in law)
Won 2003 MTV Style Awards “Most Style Actress”.
Won 2003 Lycra Channel Young Fashion Awards “China mainland Trendy Actress”.
Won 2004 MTV Style Awards “Female Artist of the Year”.
Won 2005 Lycra Channel Young Fashion Awards “China mainland Trendy Actress”.
Won 2005 Lycra Channel Young Fashion Awards “China mainland Trendy Female Singer”.
Listed in People Magazine’s ‘100 Most Beautiful People’ List in 2006.
Won 2006 MTV Asia Awards “Favorite Artist Mainland China” Award
Won 2006 Top Chinese TV Drama Awards Favorite Actress Mainland China Award for her performance in the champion TV drama “Moment in Peking”(2005).
She studied Tibet dancing for 3 years. And her performance has showed on local TV in 1994.
Her favorite foreign actresses are Isabelle Huppert and Juliette Binoche.
Her favorite Chinese actress is Maggie Cheung.
Was the official ambassador for China National Farmer Sports Meeting in 2003.
Spokesperson for China goverment charity project -“Hope Project” from 2002-2005.
She passed 2006 China national wide postgraduate entrance examination. She has enrolled for postgraduate study at the Beijing Film Academy and will get the master degree in 2009.
Her postgraduate study professor is China famous director Tian Zhuangzhuang.
Host of CCTV 2000 Spring Festival Ceremony.
Former Ambassador of UN’s “Orphan and Vulnerable Children, Children Affected by AIDS Awareness”.
Won 1999 Hong Kong Metro Radio Station Most Popular Singer Award.
Won 13th Channel [V] Chinese Music Awards Favorite Female Singer, Best Music Video, and Nomiated Best Female Singer for album “Double”.
Won 2005 (the 5th) Top Chinese Music Chart Awards Favorite Mainland Female Singer, 2 Top Ten Golden Melody of the Year & Nominated Best Female Singer and Best Album for album “Afloat”. Nominated 2006 (the 6th) Top Chinese Music Chart Awards Best Female Singer and Best Album for “Double”.
Won 2005 Asian Pacific Music Awards Top Ten Golden Melody of the Year, and Nominated Best Female Singer, Favorite Female Singer, Best Album, Best Selling Record.
Ambassador of China Welfare Fun For The Handicapped since 2006.
She is the first Mainland China actress to have a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Shanghai.
Spokesperson for Marie France until 2008.
Member of China Star Tennis Team since 2008.
Spokesperson of China Open since 2008.
Won 2008 Top Chinese Music Chart Awards Best Female Singer for “Angle’s Suitcase”.
On May 29, 2008, was the First Torchbearer of Wuhu (No. 29 city) of the 29th Olympic Games, her hometown. After torch relay, she claimed that she donated 500,000 yuan to build school for Sichuan children.
Won 2008 China Music Radio Awards Best Album and Best All-round Artist.
China’s Official Ambassador of the 7th (2009) China Flower Expo.
Won 2007 MTV Style Awards “Most Stylish Mainland female singer”.
Won 2007 Lycra Channel Young Fashion Awards “China Mainland Trendy Actress”.
Promoter of Red Cross Society of China since 2008.
Won 2008 Sohu.com 10 Years Anniversary-Motion Picture Awards “Audience Favorite Actress of the Decade”.
Won the 4th (2008) Top Chinese TV Drama Awards “Top 30 Most Infulence People of the 30 Years (1978-2008)”.
Selected as China Mobile users’ “Favorite Actress in a Motion Picture of 2008″.
On August 6, 2009, Zhao Wei was elected the vice-president of Chinese Film Performance Art Academy.
Spokesperson for Aqua cosmetic since 2009.
Former spokesperson for Shiseido during 2003-2004.
Member of Beijing Film Association.
Spokesperson of Homa Fridge since 2009.
Her favorite actor is Marlon Brando.
Ambassador of 2007 World Special Olympic Games (Shanghai).
Culture Ambassador of 2001 World University Games (Beijing).
Spokeperson for Hosin Mobile since 2010.
Jury member of the 13th (2010) Shanghai International Film Festival main Competition Jury.
Spokesperson for Aussino since 2010.
Spokesperson for Kinohimitsu Collagen since 2010.