Daniel Wu

A renowned Hong Kong actor, Daniel Wu has had an unusual career trajectory for an Asian movie star. A native of Northern California, Wu embraced his Chinese roots and studied the wushu form of martial arts while ... Read more »
Born: 09/29/1974 in Berkeley, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (48)

Warcraft 2016 (Movie)

Gul'dan (Actor)

Badlands 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Cop on a Mission 2014 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Dan Shen Nan Nv 2 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Inseparable 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Like a Dream 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Princess D 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

That Demon Within 2014 (Movie)

Dave Wong (Actor)

Chinese Zodiac 2013 (Movie)

Hospital Doctor (Actor)

Control 2013 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Europa Report 2013 (Movie)

William Xu (Actor)

Tai Chi Hero 2013 (Movie)

Mad Monk (Actor)

The Man With the Iron Fists 2012 (Movie)

Poison Dagger (Actor)

Beginning of the Great Revival 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last Supper 2011 (Movie)

General Xiang Yu (Actor)

Hot Summer Days 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shinjuku Incident 2010 (Movie)

Jie (Actor)

I Come With the Rain 2009 (Movie)

Shitao (Actor)

Jump 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Qie ting feng yun 2009 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Blood Brothers 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Munto 2007 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Ming Ming 2006 (Movie)

D (Actor)

The Heavenly Kings 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ye Yan 2006 (Movie)

Prince Wu Luan (Actor)

Chang hen ge 2005 (Movie)

Kang Mingxun (Actor)

Divergence 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dragon Blade 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Drink, Drank, Drunk 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Banquet 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Around the World in 80 Days 2004 (Movie)

Bak Mei (Actor)

San Gingchat Gusi 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Twins Effect 2 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gongzhu Fucho Ji 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hidden Track 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Love Undercover 2 2003 (Movie)

Au Hoi-Man (Actor)

Miss Du Shi Niang 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Love Undercover 2002 (Movie)

Au Hoi-Man (Actor)

Beijing Rocks 2001 (Movie)

Michael Ng (Actor)

Naked Weapon 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

2000 AD 1999 (Movie)

Benny (Actor)

Beauty 1999 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Gen-X Cops 1999 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

Chi yu fungbo 1998 (Movie)

Todd Nguyen (Actor)

City of Glass 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Inseparable (Movie)

(Actor)

Triple Tap (Movie)

Jerry Chong (Actor)
Producer (4)

Like a Dream 2014 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Tai Chi Hero 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tai Chi Zero 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Heavenly Kings 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

The Heavenly Kings 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

The Heavenly Kings 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A renowned Hong Kong actor, Daniel Wu has had an unusual career trajectory for an Asian movie star. A native of Northern California, Wu embraced his Chinese roots and studied the wushu form of martial arts while attending school. Traveling abroad in Hong Kong as a young adult, the strikingly handsome Wu was approached about modeling, with acting offers soon following. Quickly ascending the ranks of the Hong Kong film world despite being unfamiliar with Cantonese, Wu appeared in a series of hit movies, including the action film "Gen-X Cops" (1999) and the thriller "Purple Storm" (1999). Opting for lighter fare with productions such as the romantic comedy "Love Undercover" (2002), Wu made a rare appearance in an English-language movie with a small part in "Around the World in 80 Days" (2004), starring his hero and mentor, Jackie Chan. By the time Wu had a featured role in RZA's Hollywood-meets-Hong-Kong action film, "The Man with the Iron Fists" (2012), he was firmly established as a versatile major player in Asian cinema.

Relationships

Maggie Q Actor

Companion
Romantically linked in the past no longer together

Lisa S.

Wife

EDUCATION

University of Oregon

Milestones

2012

Produced "Tai Chi Zero" and "Tai Chi Hero" through his company Diversion Pictures and appeared in the films

2012

Featured in "The Man with the Iron Fists"

2011

Co-starred with Kevin Spacey in "Inseparable"

2009

Worked with Chan again in the crime thriller "Shinjuku Incident"

2007

Appeared with Andy Lau in "Protégé"

2006

Directed, wrote and starred in "The Heavenly Kings"

2004

Featured in "New Police Story" with Jackie Chan

1999

Featured in the hit action film "Gen-X Cops"

1999

Starred in the thriller "Purple Storm"

1998

First appeared in the Chinese drama "Bishonen"

Bonus Trivia

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Wu has appeared in numerous films with Shu Qi and Stephen Fung, the co-stars of his first film, "Bishonen."

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"I don’t think I feel misrepresented, but I think the media does try to put you in a box, you know? For me, it’s mostly based around my looks. They think my looks make me a certain way, that I’m like a sunshine boy, that I’m this really healthy guy. But…that doesn’t necessarily ring true. I mean, it might be part of my personality, but it really isn’t the full thing." - from Time Out Hong Kong, Aug. 17, 2011

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"I think working with masters like Yuen Woo-Ping and Jackie Chan who’ve been doing it for so many years, your learning curve is quick. And they’ve worked with so many people that they know how to ease you into the process so it wasn’t very difficult at first. It was great that I had the foundation of martial arts so I wasn’t a total newbie, and I didn’t have to go through three or six months of training like Keanu Reeves in 'The Matrix.' I could just jump into it and do it. It was just a matter of being free in your mind to adapt to their style and be malleable to what they wanted to do." - from The Daily Emerald, April 21, 2012

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