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Daniel Wu Net Worth

Daniel Wu Net Worth is
$20 Million

Daniel Wu Biography

Daniel Wu Yin-Cho is a Berkeley, California-born American actor, director as well as a producer who is based in Hong Kong. Born on 30 September 1974, to Chinese immigrant parents, Daniel is best known for his ongoing role as Sunny in the drama series “Into The Badlands”. A highly regarded actor in the Chinese language film industry, Daniel has been actively entertaining us since 1998.

One of the most popular actors in the Chinese film industry, how rich is Daniel Wu at the present? As of 2015, Daniel has been counting his net worth at a decent amount of $20 million. Needless to say, his activities in the film industry as a talented actor have been the most significant in adding to his wealth. Apart from acting, his directing skills and also being a producer have helped him add to his riches.

Daniel Wu Net Worth $20 Million

Raised in Berkeley and Orinda, California, Daniel was strongly inclined towards martial arts as a child. He started training in “wushu” when he was only eleven years old, being inspired by Jet Li and Jackie Chan. After completing his high school at Head-Royce School and earning his bachelors degree in architecture from the University of Oregon, he went to Hong Kong. Although, he had no intention of becoming an actorthere, he was offered a major role in a movie, so Wu debuted in the Chinese film industry in “Bishonen” which was released in 1998.

Despite his initial difficulties with the Chinese language, Wu started getting recognized due to his acting skills. In 1998, he starred in his second movie, “City Of Glass” which earned him a nomination at the Hong Kong Film Awards for best new actor. He acted in several more movies following his debut, and became one of the most prominent actors in Hong Kong. His breakthrough performance came in 2003 as he starred in the movie “Night Corridor”. Other highly successful movies of Daniel include “One Night In Mongkok”, “New Police Story”, “The Heavenly Dreams”, “Like A Dream” and several more. Needless to say, all of these movies have had a significant role in making Wu a multi-millionaire actor.

Meanwhile, Daniel has also been engaging himself in directing movies. His first directing role was the movie “The Heavenly Kings”, which he also wrote himself. For showing his excellent directing skills in the movie, Wu was rewarded with a Hong Kong Film Award in 2006. Along with being an actor and director, Daniel is also involved in movies as a producer, and has produced movies including “Night Corridor”. Obviously, these engaging projects have been very helpful in adding to Wu’s net worth over the years.

More recently, Daniel has been prominent on television in the main cast of the series “Into The Badlands”. He has also been filming his new movie “Battle Of Life”, while his other movie “Warcraft” is on the verge of release in 2016, continuing to add to his net worth.

In addition to this, Daniel has also been modeling for brands like L’Oreal and Seiko, and also serves as a spokesperson for the companies.

As for his personal life, 41 years old Daniel married Lisa S. in 2010. Together, they have a daughter and the family basically resides in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. For now, Daniel has been living his life as one of the most successful actors in the Chinese film industry while enjoying his present net worth of $20 million.

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Quick Facts

Full NameDaniel Wu
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 30, 1974
Place Of BirthBerkeley, California, United States
Height5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)
ProfessionActor, Model, Film Director, Film Producer
EducationHead-Royce School, University of Oregon
NationalityAmerican
SpouseLisa S. (m. 2010)
ChildrenRaven Wu
ParentsDiana Wu, George Wu
SiblingsGreta Wu, Gloria Wu
NicknamesDaniel N. Wu , Ng Yin Jou , Dan , the young Andy Lau , Yin-Cho Ng , Yan-zu Wu , Yin-Jo Ng , Daniel Wu Yan-zu , Daniel Ng , Yanzu Wu
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/wuyanzu
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/danielwuyanzu
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/thatdanielwu
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Wu
AwardsHong Kong Film Award for Best New Director
NominationsHong Kong Film Award for Best Actor, Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer, Golden Rooster Award for Best Supporting Actor
MoviesWarcraft, New Police Story, The Banquet, Naked Weapon, Shinjuku Incident, That Demon Within, Tai Chi 0, Inseparable, House of Fury, Around the World in 80 Days, Protégé, Night Corridor, The Man with the Iron Fists, Triple Tap, Beauty, The Heavenly Kings, Don't Go Breaking My Heart, Tai Chi Hero, Europa Report, Gen-X Cops, Enter the Phoenix, Devil Face, Angel Heart, The Twins Effect II, One Nite in Mongkok, Beyond Our Ken, Everlasting Regret, Blood Brothers, DragonBlade: The Legend of Lang, Overheard, Love Undercover, City of Glass, The Last Supper, Go Away Mr. Tumor, Rob-B-Hood, Overheard 2, Purple Storm, Peony Pavilion, Cop on a Mission, Beijing Rocks, The Founding of a Party, Hit Team, Ming Ming, 2000 AD, Drink-Drank-Drunk, Hot Summer Days, Princess D, Young and Dangerous: The Prequel, Born Wild, Magic Kitchen, The Great Magician, Like a Dream
TV ShowsInto the Badlands, Getaway


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1His first English-speaking film was Dayyan Eng's Inseparable (2011) which also stars Kevin Spacey.
2Hong Kong [October 2005]
3Together with Andrew Lin, Terence Yin and Conroy Chi-Chung Chan, created the Hong Kong boy band Alive. The band was created as a vehicle to make the film Sei dai tinwong (2006) (aka The Heavenly Kings), a mockumentary about the Hong Kong pop music industry based on their experience.
4He is referred to as Ng Yin-Cho (or Ng Yin-Jo) in Cantonese and Wu Yan-zu in Mandarin.
5He was born in Berkeley, California, grew up in Orinda, California and went to high school in Oakland, California.
6Is of Shanghainese descent.
7Posed for renowned Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee for Kee's 2006 charity photo-book "Super Stars", dedicated to the victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami disaster, which consist of photographs (mostly erotic) of 300 Asian celebrities by Kee.
8Founder and first instructor of the University of Oregon Wushu (Chinese Martial Arts) Club.
9Co-starred in Naked Weapon (2002) (aka 'Naked Weapon') along with ex-girlfriend Maggie Q.
10Favorite movies: The Godfather (1972), Pulp Fiction (1994), Citizen Kane (1941)
11His best friend is also bandmate Terence Yin.
12Favorite sports: basketball, boxing, wushu, boardsports.
13Physique: 39R W32 H37.
14Has two older sisters
15Hobbies: Kung Fu practice, travelling, photography
16Speaks English, Shanghainese, Cantonese and Mandarin. Wu's parents are from Shanghai. He grew up speaking Shanghainese and English.
17Education: University of Oregon (BA of Architecture)


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007China Film Media AwardChinese Film Media AwardsBest New DirectorSei dai tinwong (2006)
2007Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest New DirectorSei dai tinwong (2006)
2004Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Supporting ActorSan ging chaat goo si (2004)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorMo jing (2014)
2014Golden Lotus AwardsMacau International Movie FestivalBest ActorMo jing (2014)
2009Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Leading ActorRu meng (2009)
2007HKFCS AwardHong Kong Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorSei dai tinwong (2006)
2007HKFCS AwardHong Kong Film Critics Society AwardsBest ScreenplaySei dai tinwong (2006)
2005Golden RoosterGolden Rooster AwardsBest Supporting ActorSan ging chaat goo si (2004)
2005Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorWang jiao hei ye (2004)
2005Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Supporting ActorSan ging chaat goo si (2004)
2003Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Leading ActorYao ye hui lang (2003)
1999Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest New PerformerBoli zhi cheng (1998)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tomb Raider2018filmingLu Ren
Wished2017post-production
Into the Badlands2015-2017TV SeriesSunny
Chongtian huo2016
Skylanders Academy2016TV SeriesKing Pen
Warcraft2016Gul'dan
Go Away Mr. Tumor2015Dr. Liang
A Rose Reborn2014Short
Daan gyun naam yu 22014
Sit ting fung wan 32014Joe
Mo jing2014Dave Wong
Kong cheng ji2013Mark
Europa Report2013William Xu
Sap ji sang ciu2012Hospital Doctor
Tai Chi Hero2012Mad Monk
The Man with the Iron Fists2012Poison Dagger
Wang de Shengyan2012Lord Yu
Tai Chi Zero2012Mad Monk
Daai mo seut si2011Captial Tsai
Inseparable2011Li
Sit ting fung wan 22011Joe Szema
Jian dang wei ye2011Hu Shi
Daan gyun naam yu2011Kevin
Cheung wong chi wong2010Chong Tze-wai
Red Earth2010Short
Chuen sing yit luen - yit lat lat2010Master Chef
Jump2009
Ru meng2009Max
Sit ting fung wan2009Max
San suk si gin2009Jie
The Boxer2008Short
Tian tang kou2007Ah Feng
Moon to2007Nick
Ming Ming2006D
Bo bui gai wak2006Daniel
Ye yan2006Prince Wu Luan
Sei dai tinwong2006Daniel Wu
Changhen ge2005Kang Mingxun
Qian bei bu zui2005Michael / 'Michel'
Saam cha hau2005Koo
Jing mo gaa ting2005Jason
DragonBlade2005Hung Lang (voice)
Gung ju fuk sau gei2004Ken
San ging chaat goo si2004Joe Kwan
Chin gei bin 2: Fa tou tai kam2004High Priest Wei Liao
Around the World in 80 Days2004Bak Mei
Wang jiao hei ye2004Lai-fu
Da lao ai mei li2004Georgie Hung
Magic Kitchen2004Kevin
Miss Du Shi Niang2003Ken Li
Cham chau Chou Chieh Lun2003Man
Yao ye hui lang2003Sam Yuen / Ah Hung
San chat bye mooi 22003Au Hoi Man
Naked Weapon2002Jack Chen
Bin lim mai ching2002Lon / Michael
Seung fei2002Joker
Sun jaat si mui2002Hoi
Fung hung bei cup2002Harper
Tau kwai mo jeu2002Calvin
Bak Ging lok yue liu2001Michael Wu
Ye shou zhi tong2001Tide Ho
Youyuan jingmeng2001Xing Zhi Gang
Ji fat faan fat2001Mike
Chung chong ging chaat2001Insp. Chung Chai
Tau hiu yan mat2001Peter Wong
Ying - Saat ji faat2000
Gong yuan 2000 AD2000Benny
Zi yu feng bao1999Todd Nguyen
Gen-X Cops1999Daniel
Boh lei chun1999Photographer's Assistant
Boli zhi cheng1998as Daniel Ng
Mei shao nian zhi lian1998Sam Fai
San goo waak chai ji siu nin gik dau pin1998Big Head (as Daniel Ng)

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Into the Badlands2015TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Kong cheng ji2013producer
Tai Chi Zero2012producer
Ru meng2009associate producer
Sei dai tinwong2006producer
Yao ye hui lang2003producer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sei dai tinwong2006

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sei dai tinwong2006

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Call with Carson Daly2015TV SeriesHimself
Getaway2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
World Film Report2004TV SeriesHimself
MTV Whatever Things2003TV SeriesHimself (2003)
Hong Kong Superstars2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
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