Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi gives birth to baby girl

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 28, 2015 at 5:00 a.m.


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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, who gained international fame for her role in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," posted a photo of a baby's hand online Monday to announce the arrival of her daughter.

Two adult hands hold the baby's hand and the caption reads: "December 27th, 2015, you, me, her ... With the birth of this little life, we have our own family. Everything went safely and smoothly. Infinite gratitude!"

Zhang's manager confirmed in a text message to The Associated Press that the 36-year-old actress had given birth following the post on the actress's Sina Weibo account.

It is Zhang's first child, and the third for Chinese rock singer and composer Wang Feng who has two daughters from previous relationships. Zhang accepted a marriage proposal delivered by drone from Wang in February at her birthday party.

Reports said she gave birth in the United States.

Zhang is one of China's biggest movie stars and catapulted to stardom in the West with the Oscar-nominated "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." A sequel is due out next year but she will not be in it.

Her other English credits include "Rush Hour 2," ''Memoirs of a Geisha" and "Horsemen."

Her performance in the 2013 Hong Kong-Chinese acclaimed martial-arts epic "The Grandmaster," earned her several best-actress trophies across Asia.

Wang became a household name in China after appearing as a judge of the "Voice of China" singing show in 2013.

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