Leehom Wang

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Born: 05/17/1976 in Rochester, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (6)

The Wonder 3-D 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Lucky Star 2013 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Big Soldier 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lust, Caution 2007 (Movie)

Kuang Yu Min (Actor)

Starlit High Noon 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Moon Child 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

EDUCATION

Berklee College of Music

Williams College

Milestones

2015

English-language film debut in Michael Mann's "Blackhat"

2010

Debut as director with "Love in Disguise"

2007

Critical acclaim for appearance in Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution"

2006

First major world tour breaks attendance records

2004

Successfully incorporates Chinese aborgininal music into his work for Shangri-La

2000

Feature film debut in "China Strike Force"

1999

Impossible to Miss sells 1 million units

1998

First hit album, Revolution, which also features his first No. 1 single in the title song

1995

Records first album, Love Rival Beethoven

Bonus Trivia

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Wang was encouraged to end his college studies while launching his music career, but returned to America to obtain a degree from the Berklee College of Music.

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One of the most highly visible celebrity endorsement figures in Asia, with appearances in advertising for Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Hyundai, Nikon and others.

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Described the incorporation of indigenous Asian music into his own pop material as "chinked out," which drew initial criticism before he explained his use of the term as an attempt to reclaim the word from its derogatory origin. The term stuck and his efforts with this material proved exceptionally popular.

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Released a full-length Japanese language album, The Only One, in 2009 for his growing legion of fans in that country.

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Has held an annual free show for fans since 2012; the show take place in an more intimate setting than his usual arena tours, and feature a local band as backing musicians.

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Provided a voice for the Mandarin language release of 1999s' "The Iron Giant"

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His 2001 single, "The One and Only," was the top ringtone download for over a year.

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