THE MONKEY KIDCast
Di (as Shi-Wei) was born in Beijing in 1983. She was attending the Children
Film Studio's acting school in Beijing when she was cast for the lead
role in The Monkey Kid. Since then she has appeared in supporting
roles in three films and has won several Beijing district singing competitions.
Currently Fu Di is attending a performance arts academy in Chong Qing.
Shu, who plays the mother in The Monkey Kid, is a 1982 graduate
of the acting department of the Beijing Film Academy. She has received
two Golden Rooster Awards ("China's
Oscar") for best actress.
Bo-Nan (as Shao-Qiong) was born in Beijing in 1981. She was cast in
The Monkey Kid while attending the acting school of the Children
Xiao-Qing) was born in Beijing in 1983 and was cast for The Monkey
Kid from the Beijing Children Studio's acting school. She has won
a number of singing contests, including the Moscow International Children's
Singing Competition in 1994.
Yang (as Li-Li) was born in 1982 in Beijing and immigrated to Canada
in 1996. She currently attends the University of British Columbia.
the Yakaxi Dance (left to right):
Wang Yang, Fu Di and Chang Hung-Mei