Donnie Yen is a well-known film and television actor in Hong Kong, and is considered one of Hong Kong’s top action star. In addition to his outstanding role in movie, his action choreography skills are also being recognised. He won the Best Action Choreography at the 2007 Golden Horse Film Awards and the 2008 Hong Kong Film Awards for his performance in Flash Point. In 2008, he starred in Ip Man, a semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the Wing Chun master of Bruce Lee, which became the biggest box office hit to date. In 2009, he was awarded The Best Actor for Ip Man at the 2nd Iron Elephant Awards, and The Best Ethnic Chinese Actor From Outside Mainland China for 13th Huabiao Awards.
In 2014， he was awarded The Asian Outstanding Actor for the 8th Asian Film Awards.
Born Yen Chi-tan on July 27, 1963 in Guangzhou, Guangdong province China.