Xu Jinglei is a Chinese actress, film director and editor. She graduated from Beijing Film Academy in 1997. Along with Zhao Wei, Zhou Xun and Zhang Ziyi, the mainland Chinese media considers her one of the Four Dan actresses (Chinese: 四大花旦). She has also spanned an acting career with directing since 2003.
Although not well known outside of China, Xu is popular domestically: in mid-2006, her Chinese-language blog had the most incoming links of any blog in any language on the Internet, according to Technorati.
She is the editor of monthly Chinese e-zine Kaila (开啦) at Kaila.com.cn, which was started on April 16, 2007.