Bai Ling is leader of the public broadcasting organization Radio Guangdong located in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
On February 14, 2008, Bai was arrested for shoplifting magazines and batteries, worth $16, from a gift shop located at Los Angeles International Airport. She was ordered to appear in court on March 5, 2008 to answer the charges. She was fined two hundred dollars.
Bai posed nude for Playboy magazine in 2005.
Because of her work in Red Corner, which was banned in China and North Korea, her passport was revoked and her upcoming Chinese film role contracts were canceled.
The rumors that Bai Ling was engaged to Nick Carter is said to not be true and Carter has denied this.
Bai Ling's role in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith was cut because of editing.
In English, Bai Ling's name means "white spirit/light."
She appeared as the lover of the singer who helped him flee from the police in the Chris Isaak music video Please.
She dated musician/actor Chris Isaak from 1999 to 2001.
Bai Ling: (on working with Angelina Jolie in "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow") We shared a special attraction. I felt this energy between us, when we look at each other there is an energy, an attraction. Her eyes transfer a sexual energy to me that makes her irresistible.
Bai Ling: We're all sisters and brothers. So like color and those issues now, if we dealt with it much, much less, the world would be much more beautiful.
Bai Ling: Yeah, well my name is Bai Ling. That means white spirit, and I really feel like sometimes I'm not existing.
Bai Ling (on life being like an illusion): I always feel like there's so many spirits in me. I have eight little girls in me. They are wearing miniskirts, they're very cute, always dressed up. I am just a house for them to live. Yeah! One of the girls is a party girl. She's like, 'Let's go party!' I say, 'No, no, no, I'm tired.' She says, 'Let's go party!' The party girl's very stylish, weird. I say, 'That skirt's too short!' She says, 'No, it's not—I have underwear, you don't see nothing.
Bai Ling: Sex is the best high. It's better than any drug. I want to die making love because it feels so good.
Bai Ling: English is my second language, but in Hong Kong, they don't know that I'm from China. They think I'm from Hollywood because all the films they see are from here. China and Hong Kong are very different places, but they're starting to merge. Still the culture is very different.
Bai Ling: I had heard about how people struggle and how hard it is to get into acting. But I did not care because it's something I love.