Who is Simu Liu (Shang-Chi): Biography, Personal Life, Career
Who is Simu Liu (Shang-Chi): Biography, Personal Life, Career

Who is Simu Liu (Shang-Chi)?

Simu Liu is said to be the actor of Shang-Chi in the Marvel's superhero movie.

Simu Liu is the first Chinese actor in these Marvel movies. Before entrusted to play as the titular character, Liu already appeared on a few Canadian TV dramas.

Liu has landed a historical role: he will be the first Asian to lead a Marvel Studio Film. He is set to portray the superhero Shang-Chi in Marvel's upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Not only has the actor won accolades for his on-screen credits very early in his career, but he has also received titles that ratify his charming looks. Liu was named one in Hello Magazine's 50 most beautiful Canadians and 25 hottest Bachelors in 2017 and 2018.

Simu Liu Biography Quick Facts

ROLE: The Role of Jung in the CBC Television sitcom Kim's Convenience.



PROFESSION: Actor, Writer, Stuntman and Filmmaker

NATIONALITY: Canadian, Chinese

AGE: 32 years old (in 2021)

DATE OF BIRTH: April 19, 1989

BIRTHPLACE: Harbin, China

RELIGION: Not known


Simu Liu's Girlfriend and Love Story

Who is Simu Liu (Shang-Chi): Biography, Personal Life, Career
Simu Liu's Girlfriend in 2021

While Liu has no official wife or girlfriend, there is speculation he has been or is romantically linked with Korean-Canadian actress and model Tina Jung — but neither have confirmed the nature of their relationship.

Liu played a rebellious teenager named 'Jung Kim' in Kim's Convenience, who gradually gets his act together and is lucky with the ladies. But has he been equally lucky in love off-screen? It seems Liu's effort in keeping his romance has gone in vain. The actor hasn't made it official, but he is indeed dating in 2021.

Liu is allegedly dating actress Tina Jung. Tina appeared with Liu in Beauty and the Beast and in two episodes of Kim's Convenience, where she played Jeanine Park. Hence, it is speculated that the duo has been together since 2016. Apart from their gushy pictures that surfaced in 2016, the duo has worked on multiple projects together. The duo co-wrote and produced the short film Meeting Mommy. Simu posted a picture with Tina back in 2017 and captioned it "Hanging out at the top of the rock and being a little tourist n all."

Fans want the adorable couple to quit playing and make it official. But Liu's conduct lately has many doubting if he and Tina aren't that serious after all, as Liu reportedly messed up a Shang Chi stunt trying to impress a cute female crew member.

Who is Tina Jung?

Who is Simu Liu (Shang-Chi): Biography, Personal Life, Career
Liu's Girlfriend, Tina Jung

Jung is an Award-winning Korean-Canadian actor, producer, and writer. Tina says having parents who are both actors made her waning to follow the same path too. She is a graduate of the Acting Conservatory at York University. Tina has extensive experience in theatre and dancing.

A few of Jung's notable credits are Suits, Good Witch, Heart of the Holidays, The Expanse. Tina's influence and notability may not be on par with her beau Liu, but her resume certainly is. The actress is known beyond her career; Tina actively works to uplift the AAPI Community (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders).

Both Jung and Liu have been at the forefront because of their career. The trailer of Marvel's Shanchi has dropped not long ago, and as expected, both Liu and his fans are thrilled beyond words. Also, the spin-off of Kim's Convenience, Strays is underway. Tina will reprise her role as Jeanine in the show, but Liu has denied any involvement.

Simu Liu - Early Life, Education

Immigrating from China at the age of 5, Simu was raised in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Qualification: Studied Finance and Accounting

School: University of Toronto Schools

College: Ivey Business School

After graduating from the Ivey School of Business at Western University, he worked at a top accounting firm for nearly a year before corporate cutbacks suddenly left him without a job. Rather than jumping back into the world of accounting, Simu instead chose to pursue acting, something he had always had a keen interest for.

Since then, Simu has accumulated a solid resume of roles on television including a regular role on the OMNI miniseries Blood and Water and NBC's Taken, as well as guest roles on shows such as Bad Blood, Make it Pop, Nikita, Warehouse 13, Fresh Off the Boat and Beauty and the Beast.

Simu Liu - Career

He is known for playing Jung on CBC's KIM'S CONVENIENCE and is the lead in the upcoming Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Deciding to pursue work in film and television instead, he quickly landed roles on series such as Heroes Reborn (2015), Sat Thu Nikita (2010), Warehouse 13 (2009) and Mayday (2003).

He has since starred on Blood and Water (2015) and Taken (2017), and guest starred on shows such as The Expanse (2015), Bad Blood (2017), and Fresh Off the Boat (2015).

Who is Simu Liu (Shang-Chi): Biography, Personal Life, Career
Simu Liu

Liu has written and produced for television as well as in film. His short film Meeting Mommy was selected as a semi-finalist for the NBC Universal Shorts Festival. He was also a writer on the second season of Blood and Water, contributing as a story editor for the season and as the main writer for one episode.

Simu trains extensively in martial arts and stunt work in addition to television and theatrical performance.

Simu Liu Net Worth

The now 32-year-old star, who has an estimated net worth between US$1.5 million and US$4 million (approx. $1.9 million to $5.2 million), started out as an extra in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim.

Liu now has thousands of fans worldwide, including those on social media. His Twitter account has almost 250,000 followers, and his Instagram account has almost 420,000 followers.

Does Simu Liu have a background in martial arts?

The character Shang-Chi is well-known for his prowess in martial arts and is also called the Master of Kung Fu.

Liu, who stands at a height of six feet (approx. 180 centimetres), seems to be perfectly cast — according to The Toronto Sun, the actor has a strong background in martial arts such as Taekwondo and Wing-Chun, as well as gymnastics.

Due his martial arts and stuntman skills, and the fact that the character of Shang-Chi does not wear a mask, Liu actually learned and performed many of his own stunts for the film.

Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi

Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be part of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, joining upcoming films Black Widow (2021), Eternals (2021), Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022), Thor: Love and Thunder (2022), Black Panther II (2022), Captain Marvel 2 (2022), Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2022), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023) and Fantastic Four.

Simu Liu as Shang-Chi in the official Australian poster for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Shang-Chi is set to be released in Australia on September 2 2021. (Walt Disney Studios)

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will follow Liu's character, Shang-Chi, who is forced to confront his past as he is drawn into the clandestine Ten Rings organisation.

The film will revisit the Mandarin, a classic Marvel villain who originally appeared in Iron Man 3 and was played by Ben Kingsley.

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