Donnie Yen
Donnie Yen
Real Name/Full Name Donnie Yen Ji-dan
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Donnie Yen
Birth Place: Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, china
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 27 July 1963
Age/How Old: 60 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 166 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Klyster Yen
Mother –Bow-sim Mark
Siblings: Chris Yen
School: Wu Shu Academy
College: Unknown
Religion: Unknown
Nationality: American-Chinese
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Cissy Wang
Kids/Children Name: Jeff, Jasmine, and James
Profession: Actor, martial artist, film producer, and director, choreographer
Net Worth: $50 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Donnie Yen Ji-dan is a well-known actor, martial artist, film director as well as producer. He is a Chinese who have been the Wushu tournament champion three times. He is among the top stars in Hong Kong, known for boxing, taekwondo, Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Judo. He is among the highest-paid actors in the whole of Asia. In China, he is famous for his contribution to making Wishu Chun popular.

Well, how well do you know about Donnie Yen? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Donnie Yen’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Donnie Yen to date.

Biography and Early Life

Donnie Yen Ji-dan was born in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, on 27 July 1963. His parents are Bow-sim Mark and Klyster Yen. His mother is an internal martial art and Tai Chi grandmaster, while his father is a newspaper editor. He has a younger sister, Chis Yen, who is an actress and a martial artist.

His family moved to Hong Kong when he was two years and later to Boston, United States when he was eleven. He developed martial arts interests when he was young, and his mother encouraged him a lot. At nine years, he started Kung Fu. He also practiced Wushu at the age of fourteen and later taekwondo at sixteen.

Having come from a musical family, his father is a violinist, his mother a soprano while himself a pianist

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Donnie Yen in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Donnie Yen’s age is 60 years old as of today’s date 19th May 2024 having been born on 27 July 1963. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 166 lbs in Pound and 75 kg in Kilograms.


There is not much information concerning Yen’s educational background. He studied at Wu Shu Academy. However, he did not complete his education because he dropped out to focus his practice on Wushu. He was hanging out at Boston Combat Zone, which worried his parents. They decided to send him for a two-year course in Beijing Wushu Team. After this, he is not known to have put much concentration on his education, but he focused on his career. This has been the reason why he came into the limelight by gaining much popularity.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Donnie Yen With Wife Cissy Wang
Donnie Yen With Wife Cissy Wang

Yen married his first wife, Leung Zing-ci, an advertising executive, in 1993 after dating her for three years. Their marriage did not last even for a year. After their divorce, Leung realized she was pregnant for him and gave birth to their son, Jeff, in 1995.

He married his second wife, Cissy Wang, former beauty queen, in 2003. Together, they have two children, Jasmine and James.

Is Donnie Yen Gay?

Yen has a straightforward sexual orientation. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has not involved himself with such acts. Having married two times, he is now happily married to Cissy Wang. They live happily together with their two children with no signs of separation.

Professional Career

Yen began his acting career in 1984 with a role in “Drunken Tai Chi” and “Tiger Cage” in 1988. His breakthrough came in 1992, in the film “Once Upon a Time in China II.” He starred in more films in the 90s like Iron Monkey, Fist of Fury, and Legend of the Wolf, among others. In the 2000s, he gained more success and popularity from his acting. He choreographed most fighting animation video games as well.

At one time, while on vacation with his family in the United States, he turned down the offer of appearing in The Expendables 2 because he had many films at hand. He has starred in a lot of films throughout his career which makes him a great actor.

Apart from acting, Yen is also a mixed martial artist and has participated in various competitions and won. He has worked with great martial arts stars like Michelle Yeoh, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li, who have all recognized him.

He is also an action choreographer and has been recognized worldwide. He has won several awards for his choreography works. Some of his choreography works include Legend of the Fist, a return of Chen Zhen, and Flash Point.


Yen has won many awards from his career, most of them being the Best Action Choreography. He has won quite a number of Hong Kong Film Awards. In 2002, he was nominated for Best Fight by Taurus World Stunt Awards. He has also won several other choreography awards. In 2017, he won Life Time Achievement Award from Foshan Film Awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Donnie Yen in 2024

Donnie Yen Net Worth
Donnie Yen Net Worth

As of 2024, Donnie has an estimated net worth of $50 million. His income comes from various sources, like his various roles in both films and television. He also earns from being a martial artist. He has also produced and directed many films, which have been a constant source of his income. He has won many championships, which he also gets awarded with cash.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He reduced his masculine body to play a role in Ip Man 3 but later rebuilt his physique for the role in XXX: Return of Xander Cage.
  • He donated about HK$1 million in February 2020 to aid in the coronavirus pandemic for frontline medics in China.
  • He founded an online charity platform, Go—Asia, together with his wife, Cissy, in 2012.
  • He can speak several languages fluently, including English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean and Shanghainese.

Donnie Yen also goes by the name Yen Chi Tan. He is a man with many talents, which have helped him become very successful in life. He is known all over the world for his key talents and has won many awards over time. He will remain famous as long as he is active in his career.



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