Jet Li is one of the most renowned Chinese actors who have not only reigned as leading actors in China’s film industry but also worldwide. He’s one of the few Chinese actors who have made it big in Hollywood, thus joining the ranks of famous actors like Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. Jet Li is not only known for his achievements as an actor but also for his accomplishments as a Wushu(Martial Arts ) practitioner. It is well known that Jet Li was immensely talented in the way of Martial Arts and had achieved a lot in the field at a very tender age.
Jet Li was born in April 26, 1963 as Li Lian Jie in Hebei, a northern province of China near Beijing. Jet Li was the youngest in his family that consisted of his mother and four older siblings- two sisters and two brothers. Li’s father died when he was barely two years old, thus leaving his family of five all alone to fend for themselves. Since Jet Li was the youngest and quite literally very small, his mother was very protective of him and abstained him from taking part in risky activities like swimming or riding bicycles.