Bai Ling was born on October 10, 1966. Bai Ling is a Chinese-born American actress. Bai Ling was born in Chengdu, People’s Republic of China; “Bai”, her family name, literally means “white”. Ling, a common Chinese given name, means clever. Her father, Bai Yuxiang , was a musician in the People’s Liberation Army, and later a music teacher. Her mother, Chen Binbin , was a dancer, stage actress, and a literature teacher in Sichuan University; Bai’s maternal grandfather was a military officer of Kuomintang’s army, and thus was persecuted during the Cultural Revolution. In early 1980s, Bai Ling’s parents divorced, and later remarried.