- 2.1 Movies
- 2.2 TV series
- 3.1 Studio albums
Zhou was born on 18 October 1974 in Quzhou. Her father, Zhou Tianning, was a projectionist and her mother, Chén Yǐqín, worked in a department store. Later Zhou visited the Zhejiang Arts Institute, which her interest was reinforced for acting.
In addition to her acting career, Zhou contributed songs to the soundtracks for some movies and released two studio albums.
Zhou received for their roles in Suzhou River ( 2000) and Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002 ) international attention and won at the 15th Paris Film Festival the award for Best Actress.
2005 Zhou played the first time in a Hong Kong production, in Peter Chan's Perhaps Love. For her performance, she received many awards, among others, the Hong Kong Film Award. In 2012, she played under the direction of Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski siblings in the German - American literary adaptation Cloud Atlas, the role of Yoona ~ 939
- 2003: Summer
- 2005: Come Across
- 2005: Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress for Perhaps Love
- 2006: Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Actress for Perhaps Love
- 2006: Golden Horse Film Festival for Best Actress for Perhaps Love
- 2006: Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress for Perhaps Love
- 2007: Golden Bauhinia Award as Best Supporting Actress for The Call of the Emperor
- 2007: Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Call of the Emperor
- 2009: Asian Film Awards for Best Actress for The Equation of Love and Death