|Alma mater||Shanghai Theatre Academy|
|Agent||National Theatre Company of China|
Chinese Dramatists Association
China Film Association
Her career accolades include two Plum Blossom Prizes and Golden Rooster Awards, a Hundred Flowers Award, Flying Apsaras Award, Huabiao Award, Golden Phoenix Award, Chinese Film Media Award and Splendor Award.
Ding was born in 1959 in Jiamusi, Heilongjiang, she graduated from Shanghai Theatre Academy, majoring in acting. After graduating she was assigned to the National Theatre Company of China, where she met her first boyfriend. 
Ding had her first experience in front of the camera in 1986, and she was chosen to act as "Xiaobaixie" in Wang Junzheng's film A Woman In the Mountains, for which she won the "Best Supporting Actress" award at the 7th Golden Rooster Awards. At the same year, she won the 3rd Plum Blossom Prize.
In 1992, Ding won the "Best Supporting Actress" at the 12th Golden Rooster Awards for her performance in Spring Festival.
In 1993, Ding played the role of Han Liting in Xia Gang's film No More Applause, for which she received "Outstanding Actress" award and "Best Supporting Actress" award at the 2nd Beijing College Student Film Festival and 17th Hundred Flowers Awards respectively.
In 1999, Ding won the Golden Phoenix Award for her performance in The Red Card, and won the "Outstanding Actress" award at the 19th Flying Apsaras Awards for her performance in Love Unspoken. One year later, Ding won the Splendor Award and the 17th Plum Blossom Prize.
In 2001, Ding acted in Lu Xuechang's film Cala, My Dog! as Yu Lan, alongside Ge You and Ha Yu; she was nominated for "Best Actress" award at the 26th Hundred Flowers Awards and the 4th Chinese Film Media Awards.
In 2006, Ding participated in The Lane Premier, a film directed by Li Qimin, which garnered her an "Outstanding Actress" award at the 12th Huabiao Awards and received nomination at the 8th Changchun Film Festival.
Ding was married twice. Her first husband was Wu Guangchuan (吴广川). In 1986, when she was pregnant she heard her husband had an affair. Their daughter Hu Duoduo (胡朵朵) was born in 1987, and in the same year, they divorced.
She remarried in 1990 and her second husband is a professor. Their son Guoguo (果果) was born in 1991,but the couple divorced in the same year.
|Year||English Title||Chinese Title||Role||Notes|
|1986||A Woman In the Mountains||《山林中头的一个女人》||Xiaobaixie|
|The Spring Festival||《过年》||guest|
|1993||Country Teachers||《凤凰琴》||Deng's wife|
|No More Applause||《无人喝彩》||Han Liting|
|1997||Colors of the Blind||黑眼睛||sister-in-law|
|1998||The Special Operating Room||《特别手术室》||Yuanyuan|
|1994||Able Man: Yu Si||《能人于四》||guest|
|2001||Cala, My Dog!||《卡拉是条狗》||Yu Lan|
|2003||The Law of Romance||《警察有约》||Da Shun|
|Son, Daughter-in-law, and Mother||《儿子媳妇和老娘》||Lawyer|
|2006||The Lane Premier||《小巷总理》||Tan Zhuqing|
|2008||The Marriage of Village||《乡村婚礼》||Mother|
|Chongqing Blues||《日照重庆》||Li Yuying|
|The Golden Era||《黄金时代》|
|2018||Hidden Man||《邪不压正》||Li Tianran|
|Ash Is Purest White||《江湖儿女》||boat passenger|
|2019||Push and Shove||《狗眼看人心》|
|The Bravest||《烈火英雄》||elderly lady|
|2021||A Hustle Bustle New Year||《没有过不去的年》||Meng Yaomu|
|Hi, Mom||《你好，李焕英》||Bao Yumei|
|Year||English Title||Chinese Title||Role||Notes|
|Ground Covered With Chicken Feather||《一地鸡毛》||Chen Baolian|
|1995||Autumn in Beijing||《北京深秋的故事》||guest|
|The Days We've Been Through||《一起走过的日子》||Lin Rubing|
|1999||The Divorced Man||《男人离婚》||guest|
|Expect Emotions||《渴望激情》||Wu Man|
|2002||Black Hole||《黑洞》||Wang Limin|
|2003||The Legend of Knight-errant||《仙剑奇缘》||Meng's mother|
|No.4 Women's Prison||《四号女监》||Hu Lili|
|Chinese Story||《中国故事》||Li Qin|
|2005||Love Is In Part||《爱在离别时》||Liang Zhenhua|
|2006||Nice Living||《活着真好》||Jian Jie|
|Youth is a Parabolic||《青春抛物线》||Teacher Hu|
|Chashu Mountain||《插树岭》||Yang Yeqing|
|Venturing to Northeast China||《闯关东》||guest|
|The Traffic Police||《交通警察》||Ma's wife|
|2007||All The Brothers||《天下兄弟》||Wang Guilan|
|The Story of Theatre||《剧场逸事》||Zhao Meilan|
|2008||Special Love||《特别的爱》||Yang Jinhuan|
|2010||We Are Family||《咱是一家人》||Meng Ting|
|Down To Earth Marriage||《裸婚时代》||Wu Hongxia|
|Lifetime Loving You||《一生只爱你》||Shu Fen|
|The Ordinary Days||《平凡的岁月》||guest|
|The Struggling Youth||《蚁族的奋斗》||Zhao Meifeng|
|2012||30 Years Old||《而立之年》||Zheng Xiulan|
|2013||Matched For Marriage||《门第》||Tang Lihua|
|1986||3rd Plum Blossom Prize||Won|
|1987||A Woman In the Mountains||7th Goldden Rooster Award for Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|1992||Spring Festival||12th Golden Rooster Award for Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|1994||No More Applause||2nd Beijing College Student Film Festival - Outstanding Actress||Won|
|17th Hundred Flowers Award for Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|1999||The Red Card||6th Golden Phoenix Award||Won|
|Love Unspoken||19th Flying Apsaras Award for Outstanding Actress||Won|
|17th Plum Blossom Prize||Won|
|2003||Cala, My Dog!||26th Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actress||Nominated|
|Cala, My Dog!||4th Chinese Film Media Award for Best Actress||Nominated|
|2007||The Lane Premier||12th Huabiao Award for Outstanding Actress||Won|
|2008||The Lane Premier||8th Changchun Film Festival - Best Actress||Nominated|
|2015||The Golden Era||30th Golden Rooster Award for Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|