Aug 292007

Daniel Wu
Birth name Daniel Wu Yan Zu
Born September 30, 1974 (1974-09-30)
Origin San Francisco, California, USA
Occupation(s) Actor, Model, Director
Years active
1998–present (modeling)
1998–present (acting)

Daniel Wu is an American film actor famous for his work in Hong Kong. Raised in Orinda, California, he attended the Head-Royce School in Oakland, California and the University of Oregon. Since his youth he was an avid practitioner of the Chinese martial arts known as Wushu, he founded and served as the head coach for the University of Oregon Wushu Club in January 1994. Upon graduation with a BA in architecture, he moved to Hong Kong in 1997, where he began his modeling and acting career. Wu was once romantically linked to actress/model Maggie Q and is currently dating model Lisa Selesner.

In 2005, Daniel formed the boyband, Alive. Wu’s fellow bandmates include Terence Yin, Conroy Chan, and Andrew Lin. It has been revealed that the band was created to play the center piece in the movie The Heavenly Kings, released in April 2006. The film has been described as a mockumentary about the Hong Kong music industry; it marks Daniel Wu’s debut as a director. The Heavenly Kings made its North American premiere at the 50th San Francisco International Film Festival on April 27, 2007, with Wu in attendance.

He has won a Golden Horse Award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor in New Police Story and in 2007 won the Best New Director award the 26th Hong Kong Film Awards for The Heavenly Kings.

He was featured in Jin’s song “HK Superstar”, which was featured in his Cantonese album ABC.

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Aug 292007

Han GengReal Name: 韓庚 Han Geng
Birthdate: February 9, 1984
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 66 kg
Blood Type: O
Special Skills: traditional Chinese dancing, ballad
Hobbies: Computer games
Stage Experiences: 2002 H.O.T. China Casting

He was born on February 9, 1984, also credited as Han Kyung, is a member of the popular South Korean boy band Super Junior. He is the only Chinese member of Super Junior and is also the first native Chinese artist to debut under SM Entertainment and, in general, South Korea. He is also one of the members who has the knowledge of Chinese martial arts, and is known for his dancing skills, particularly skillful in Chinese traditional dances from 56 minority ethnic groups. ). He is known as one of the three lead dancers of Super Junior.

Han Geng hails from Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang, China. He is an ethnic Nanai from Northeast China.

After years of perfecting his craft at the Beijing Dance Academy, he was discovered in 2001 at the H.O.T. CHINA Audition Casting 2001 where the competition rate was 3000 to 1. However, it was not until late 2003 when he arrived to South Korea to receive private lessons in singing, dancing, and acting. He later joined the other trainees under SM Entertainment a year after.

On February 6, 2005, SM Entertainment officially announced Han as a member of Super Junior.

His first media appearance was in May 2005, in a Fashion Show F/W general idea by Bum Suk.

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Aug 282007

Name: Chen Kun
English name: Aloys Chen
Profession: Actor and singer
Birthdate: 1976-Feb-04
Height: 176cm
Weight: 65kg
Star sign: Aquarius
Chinese zodiac: Dragon
Blood type: B

Growing up poor

Among China’s young actors, Chen Kun stands out with his cool appearance. Because of the variety of roles he has played as well as his talents in both acting and singing, this handsome actor has become one of the most popular stars in China.

Chen was born in Southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality and grew up in a single-parent family. As the eldest of three boys in the family, he had been independent since childhood.

When he was still a high school student, Chen started working in his spare time to help his family. He worked as a typist in a printing house and a waiter in a nightclub. Hardships never depressed Chen, but strengthened him and left him optimistic, which later helped him in his acting.

A gifted singer, Chen’s talents were recognized by a music teacher who recommended him to the China National Song and Dance Ensemble in 1995. In 1996, Chen was admitted to the Beijing Film Academy, where his acting career started.

Chen described himself as lucky. “When I graduated from the Beijing Film Academy in 2000, I only expected to make a living through acting. But I have had many good opportunities,” he said.

“Many people complain a lot about life’s pressures, while I take a very calm attitude towards life. Enjoy life and enjoy work, that’s my motto.”

Filming in Tibet

Chen is currently shooting Song of Cloud and Water, an art film featuring love and patriotism during the Chinese revolutionary wars. In the leading role, Chen moves from teacher to military doctor.

“The film is a big challenge for me, as I have to portray the maturing process of the character over 20 years,” said Chen. As a lot of the film’s scenes are set in Tibet, Chen is also challenged physically by the high altitude.

After finishing the film, Chen expects to work with Li Shaohong, an established woman director, on another movie project this year.

Golden Horse

In the ongoing Golden Horse Film Festival, which opened in Taipei on November 4, Chen was nominated for best leading actor for A West Lake Moment, in which he played the role of a director and editor. He was picked for his portrayal of the inner world of a young man, who is seen as love-seeking and idealistic but not easily satisfied.

“The Golden Horse awards are among the highest in Asia, and I feel honored to be nominated. But I think there is little chance for me to win,” he said.

Speaking personally

Despite the praise he has received in the past few years, Chen still regards himself as an ordinary young person.

“I have some strong points, but I have many weak points as well. I’m different from many other people only because I’m in a special profession, which exposes my life to the public,” he commented.

“As a public figure, I try to keep a good image. But out of the public eye, I live an ordinary life, like other people my age.”

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Aug 282007

Hu BingCantonese Name – Wu Bing
DOB – Feb/14/1972
Birthplace – Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Height – 189 cm
Weight – 176 lbs
Hobbies – basketball
Fav. Food – duck, fish, szechuan, red bean dessert, watermelon
Fav. Color – blue, white
Goal – Become a well-rounded artist
Occupation – Model, Acting, Singing

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Aug 282007

Rain listed in People’s 100 Most Beautiful

Rain (Real name: Jung Ji-Hoon, born on 25 June 1982 in Seoul) is a male Korean R&B and pop singer. He has become well-known throughout East and Southeast Asia — including Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Mainland China, Vietnam and Thailand.

South Korean pop star Rain, a pan-Asian heartthrob, has become the first entertainer from his country to make People magazine’s annual “100 Most Beautiful People” list.

“I am very honoured. This will be a great boon to my efforts to raise public awareness of me in the United States,” Rain was quoted as saying on his agent’s website.

“I never expected this to happen to me. This is the best news for me this year.”

Since his debut in 2002 Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji-Hoon, has personified the “Korean Wave” of pop music, films and TV dramas sweeping across Asia.

In 2007, Rain topped Time Magazine’s online user poll, although he was not in the magazine’s actual list. He also made it into People’s 2007 list of the “Most Beautiful People” in the world.

Rain became interested in R&B and Hiphop dancing when he was in 6th grade. As a teenager, he was a member of a boy band called Fanclub. The group was short-lived, and soon disbanded. At that time Rain was having the hardest time of his life. His mother was sick, he had no money, he had a little sister to take care of and go to school. Yet he still pressed forward, always dancing, dreaming to become a singer. Rain then began auditioning for various talent agencies. In a CNN interview, however, he recalled being repeatedly rejected because of his looks: “In fact, I was told after one audition that my singing and dancing was great but I didn’t make it because I didn’t have double eyelids.”Finally, Rain entered an audition for Korean talent agency JYP Entertainment. Park Jin Young, the CEO of the agency, took a personal interest in Rain and accepted him as a trainee. During the early years of training, Rain was a backup dancer.
Finally, in 2002 he debuted with the album Bad Guy where he was introduced to the media through his stage or commercial name, Rain. In the album, a similarly-named single Bad Guy was a big hit. After his first album, he took time off from his career as a singer to star in the drama series, Sang Doo! Let’s Go To School. Following the success of his debut as singer and actor, Rain released his second album How to Avoid The Sun, and had another hit with the title song “Ways to Avoid the Sun.”

In 2004, he starred in another successful drama called “Full House“, which was one of the highest-rated Korean dramas of all time with ratings of over 30% for every episode.It was broadcasted in many other countries including the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Japan, Taiwan and the U.S. Through Full House, Rain was recognized across Asia. His performance in the drama also won him the Best Actor Award at the KBS Acting Awards.

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Aug 282007

Tian LiangName: Tian Liang

Gender: M

Date of birth: 27/08/79

Place of birth: Chongqing

Height: 172cm

Weight: 60kg

Status: Athlete

Education: University

Hobby: Cars

Registered with: Shaanxi

Sport: Diving

Personal best: 2000 Olympic Games – 1st platform

Sports career:

1987 Diver, Chongqing Sports School

1987 Sichuan Provincial Diving Team

1990 Shaanxi Provincial Team

1993 National Team

High performances:

1994 National Championships – 1st platform

1995 FINA Grand Prix (U.S.A.) – 1st synchronized platform

1995 National Inter-city Games – 1st platform

1995 Four-Nation Tournament – 1st platform

1995 World Cup – 1st team/mixed team, synchronized platform

1996 Olympic Games – 4th platform

1997 World Cup – 1st mixed team

1997 National Games – 2nd platform

1998 National Champions Tournament – 1st platform

1998 Bangkok Asian Games – 1st platform

1999/2000 World Cup – 1st platform/synchronized platform

2000 National Champions Tournament – 1st platform/synchronized platform

2000 Olympic Games – 1st platform

2001 World Championships – 1st platform/synchronized platform

2001 National Games – 1st platform

2002 Asian Games – 1st platform

2002 National Champions Tournament – 1st platform

2002 World Cup – 1st platform/synchronized platform

2002 National Championships – 1st platform

2003 World Championships – 3rd platform

2004 FINA Grand Prix (China) – 1st platform

2004 World Cup – 1st platform/synchronized platform

2004 Olympic Games – 1st synchro. platform; 3rd platform

Also known as a “Sunny Boy”.

Tian Liang is a male Chinese former diver. In the Summer Olympics 2004, he won the bronze medal in the 10 m platform event and a gold medal in the synchronised platform event. Tian was also the previous 10 m platform Olympics champion, winning gold in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Since then, he and another gold medal winner, Guo Jingjing, often appeared at the public activities. They were better known in unison as Liang Jingjing (亮晶晶, the complex name of Tian and Guo, synonymous with the word for ‘sparkling’).

After belting his multiple Olympic medals, Tian Liang received numerous invitations to lend his name and face to corporate promotions. His resulting involvement in these activities, and perhaps other disputes with the national team, have led the national team to fire him after repeated warnings. In spite of this, however, Tian refused to cease his diving training but continued to practice with a provincial team. Not only did he maintain his diving standard, he furthermore managed to safeguard a medal at the following Chinese National Games. Although the public advocated his restoration to the national team following this event, the government did not concede. Tian has since then split his schedule between diving training and public activities. Finally on March 25, 2007, Tian announced his retirement as a diver.

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Aug 282007

Jet Lee
Gender: male
Born: April 26th, 1963 (Heibei, China)

English Name: Jet Li
Chinese (Mandarin) Name: Li Lian Jie
Chinese (Cantonese) Name: Li Nin Kit
Height: 169cm

A modest man and devout Buddhist, Jet Li rose from a sheltered life to become one of China’s finest athletes before gaining unparalleled success, perhaps as the most popular martial arts star in the world.

Li was born Li Lianjie in Beijing, China. His father died when he was two. His mother took him to the Beijing Amateur Sports School at the age of eight. Li participated in the sport of wushu in the non-sparring event. He began his wushu of the Beijing Wushu team, an athletic group organized to perform martial arts forms during the All China Games. As a member of the team, he received wushu training and went on to win fifteen gold medals and one silver medal in Chinese wushu championships:
1974 — Youth National Athletic Competition: broadsword form gold medal, optional empty-hand form gold medal, all-round gold medal;
1975 — Third Chinese Wushu Championships: long fist form gold medal, spear form silver medal 1977 — National Wushu Competition: long-fist form gold medal, broadsword form gold medal
1978 — National Wushu Competition: long-fist form gold medal, optional empty-hand form gold medal, broadsword form gold medal, all-round gold medal;
1979 — Fourth Chinese Wushu Championships: long-fist form gold medal, optional empty-hand form gold medal, broadsword form gold medal, sparring form gold medal, all-round gold medal.

He has also participated in some drama performances. His first movie was “Shaolin Temple”, this made him famous as it was China’s first modern Kung Fu movie. This introduced Shaolin’s Wu Shu to the world. There were hundreds of youngsters who visited the remains of the original Shaolin temple, hoping to train in the same manner as Li’s character in the movie. His second movie, “Kids from Shaolin”, was as good as the “Shaolin Temple”. He also likes the color white. His favourite films that he made were the “Shaolin Temple” series because it introduced him to the film industry, and “Once Upon A Time in China” because it brought him fame as an actor and martial artist.

Jet Li is very talented. He has the charisma, and he can act very well. He has the grace and the style and this can be seen in the varieties of movies he has made. He can perform drama, comedy, romance, and unquestionably he can do well in action. Jet Li can also direct, he has directed his movie Born to Defence. He also produced some of his movies such as “Kung Fu Colt Master”, “Fist of Legend”, “Bodyguard from Beijing”, “New Legend of Shaolin”, “Fong Sai Yuk”, and “Fong Sai Yuk 2″.

Filmography (selected):
2005 – Unleashed (actor)
2003 – Rise to Honor [VG] (voice actor, motion capture)
2002 – Cradle to the Grave (actor)
2002 – Hero (actor)
2001 – The One (actor)
2001 – Kiss of the Dragon (actor, producer, writer)
2000 – Romeo Must Die (actor)
1998 – Hitman (actor)
1998 – Lethal Weapon IV (actor)
1997 – Once Upon a Time in China and America (actor)
1996 – Black Mask (actor)
1996 – Dr. Wai and the Scripture with No Words (actor)
1995 – My Father is a Hero (actor)
1995 – High Risk (actor)
1994 – The New Legend of Shaolin (actor)
1994 – Fist of Legend (actor, producer)
1994 – The Bodyguard from Beijing (actor, producer)
1993 – Fong Sai Yuk II (actor)
1993 – The Tai Chi Master (actor)
1993 – Last Hero in China (actor, producer)
1993 - Once Upon a Time in China III (actor)
1993 – The Kung Fu Cult Master (actor, producer)
1993 – Fong Sai Yuk (actor, producer)
1992 – Once Upon a Time in China II (actor)
1992 – The Master (actor)
1992 – Lucky Way (actor)
1991 – Once Upon a Time in China (actor)
1991 – Swordsman II (actor)
1989 – Dragon Fight (actor)
1988 – Born to Defence (actor, director)
1986 – Martial Arts of Shaolin (himself)
1984 – Kids from Shaolin (actor)
1983 – This is Kung Fu (himself)
1982 – Shaolin Temple (actor)

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