Wendi Deng Murdoch, who famously retaliated against an attack on her media mogul husband Rupert Murdoch, grew up in Xuzhou, China. She moved to the US in 1988 to learn English and graduated from Yale. Here, she is part of a panel discussion at the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival in China on June 12. Eugene Hoshiko/AP
Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, Calif., on Feb. 28. Ms. Deng moved to Hong Kong in 1996 to do an internship at a subsidiary of Mr. Murdoch's News Corp, Star TV. She met Murdoch at a staff party in 1998. They married a year later, and have two children. Splash News/Newscom
From left, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg, Wendi Deng Murdoch, and fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg attend the 2nd Annual Women in the World Summit in New York on March 10. Rodin Banica/PatrickMcMullan.com/Sipa Press/Newscom/File
Wendi Deng Murdoch arrives for a state dinner in honor of President Hu Jintao of China at the White House in Washington on Jan. 19. Ms. Murdoch is the co-founder and co-CEO of the film production company Big Feet Productions, and the producer of a 2011 film entitled 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.' Ron Sachs/CNP-PHOTOlink/Newscom/File
Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng Murdoch attend the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 16. Giulio Marcocchi/Sipa Press/Newscom/File
Cherie Blair (r.) promotes her new book 'Speaking for Myself' during an interview with Wendi Deng Murdoch, then-CSO of MySpace, in Beijing, China, in 2009. WENN.com/Newscom/File
Actor Hugh Jackman, Wendi Deng Murdoch, and Rubert Murdoch attend a benefit honoring film director Baz Luhrmann at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2008. Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com/Sipa Press/Newscom/File
Wendi Deng Murdoch (l.) and actress Ziyi Zhang arrive at the premiere of the film 'My Blueberry Nights' in New York in 2008. Grant Lamos IV/Fashion Wire Daily/Newscom/File
From left, Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng Murdoch, Jack Welch, and Susie Welch attend a celebration of the launch of the Fox Business Network held at the Temple of Dendur in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2007. Jimi Celeste/PatrickMcMullan.com/Sipa Press/Newscom/File
From left, Nicole Kidman, Rupert Murdoch, and Wendi Deng Murdoch attend a dinner honoring Mr. Murdoch held by the Simon Wiesenthal Center at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York in 2006. Jimi Celeste/PatrickMcMullan.com/Sipa Press/Newscom/File
From left, actress Bo Derek, Wendi Deng Murdoch, and businesswoman Ivanka Trump attend the launch of the Fox Business Network in New York in 2007. Jimi Celeste/PatrickMcMullan.com/Sipa Press/Newscom/File
From left, producer Florence Low Sloan, Wendi Deng Murdoch, and South Korean actress Gianna Jun (Jun Ji-hyun) attend the Marche du Film China Night at the Majestic Beach Pier during the 64th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 17. ChinaFotoPress/Newscom/File
An audio recording in English made by Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, seems to extend the deadline for Jordan's release of an al-Qaida-linked prisoner. Jordan had agreed to the prisoner swap with the Islamic State to free a Jordanian pilot being help by the militant group.
The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly by Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida.