Hollywood actress Natasha Liu Bordizzo has indeed had a meteoric rise to fame since the beginning of her acting career. Her very first audition earned her the role of Snow Vase in the 2016 Chinese action movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny. Following her breakout performance in the film, the budding actress has been featured in several other notable movies including the 2017 box-office hit The Greatest Showman. Her career has been pretty busy over the past few years and there seem to be no slowing down in the near future.
Natasha Liu Bordizzo Biography (Age)
Natasha Liu Bordizzo was born on the 25th of August in the year 1994. She was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. Growing up, her parents gave her the options of either training to become a dancer or getting involved in martial arts and being a tomboy at that time, she easily chose the latter. She trained in Taekwondo for many years and eventually achieved a Black Belt Dan One when she was about 15 years of age. She is equally trained in Kenpo karate and Muay Thai (boxing).
Natasha had her high school education at Sydney Girls High School and upon graduation, she enrolled to study Law at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). However, her college education was put on hold when her acting career took off. She initially attempted to combine schooling with her acting job but she eventually dropped out of college to focus on her career.
Bordizzo marked her acting debut in the action-adventure film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016), a sequel to the highly-acclaimed Chinese movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon of 2000. This was her very first audition but she has revealed that her knowledge of martial arts was one of the factors which helped her secure the role. She portrayed the character Snow Vase in the movie and in preparation for the role, she was extensively trained in Wudang sword fighting by renowned martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo-ping.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny premiered in Hong Kong, China and shortly afterward, it was released worldwide via Netflix and following the success of the film, Natasha Liu Bordizzo relocated from Sydney to Los Angeles to pursue a full-time acting career. Her next acting job was in the highly successful musical film The Greatest Showman (2017). In the film, she played the role of Deng Yan – a Chinese acrobat and blade-specialist, alongside a star-studded cast which included Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, and Zendaya.
Bordizzo’s third feature film was the thriller biopic Hotel Mumbai (2017). The film is based on the 2009 documentary, Surviving Mumbai, which is about the 2008 terror attack on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai. She played the role of Bree, an Australian back-packer, starring alongside Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, and Anupam Kher.
Natasha Liu Bordizzo marked her Chinese film debut in the Mandarin-language blockbuster Detective Chinatown 2 (2018). The talented actress also played the female lead role in the comedy flick, Guns Akimbo (2019), starring opposite Daniel Radcliffe. She recently landed a spot on the main cast of the Netflix mystery drama series The Society (2019) where she portrays the character, Helena.
Her Parents and Family
Natasha Liu Bordizzo was born to a Chinese mother and an Italian father. The actress has revealed that her parents are both academics. Other than this, there is not much information about her family. It is also unknown if she has any siblings.
Other Facts About Natasha Liu Bordizzo
1. The actress was first discovered on Instagram and she was originally scouted for modeling. However, she repeatedly turned down the modeling offer and as a result, the relentless talent agent urged her to consider a career in acting.
2. Prior to landing her first onscreen role in 2016, Bordizzo had been involved in filmmaking. She served as a body double in the Hugh Jackman superhero movie, The Wolverine (2013).
3. The multitalented actress has revealed that she performed 80 percent of her stunts in her debut film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016), all thanks to her background in martial arts.
4. Despite her initial reservations, Bordizzo now also works as a model. The gorgeous Aussie-born star has graced the covers of several magazines and she recently got a major endorsement deal with Australian clothing brand, BONDS.