In 1998, he appeared in his first American movie, Lethal Weapon 4, where he played Wah Sing Ku, a villain working with the Chinese Triads. His next movie gave him the chance to play a lead role, that of Beijing police man Han Sing, who woos R&B singer Aaliyah's character Trish O'Day in Romeo Must Die(2000). He lent his voice and martial arts talents to help make the game Jet Li: Rise to Honor, and in 2003, he appeared alongside rap singer DMX in the movie Cradle 2 the Grave. Another good movie he was in was titled Kiss of the Dragon, where he played a Chinese government agent forced to work with a prostitute(Bridget Fonda) to help clear his name. In 2005, he took on a more serious role in the movie Unleashed, where he played Danny, a man who was taken from his mother as a child and raised to be a personal attack dog for a vicious loan shark in London.
Kiss of the Dragon
Lethal Weapon 4
Cradle 2 the Grave
In his offtime, he practices Tibetan Buddhism. In 1999, he married Shanghai-born, Hong Kong raised actress Nina Li Chi, with whom they have had 2 daughters, Jane and Jada. When Li was in the
Maldives on vacation during the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, him, his 4 year old daughter Jane and 1 year old daughter Jada had to run for high ground to escape the tsunami that washed upon shore. And that knocked a piece of furniture into his foot, injuring it. He also enjoys being charitable. He is part of the Red Cross Society of China, and he also helped out during the Sichuan earthquake of 2008, and he established the One Foundation , which helps disaster victims and works with the Red Cross to administer mental health awareness and suicide prevention.