Yan Zu Wu

Daniel Wu

  • Name: Daniel Wu
  • Native name: 吴彦祖
  • Given name: Wa Ya Nzu
  • Also Known as: Daniel Yin-Cho Wu, Daniel N Ng, Daniel N. Wu, Ng Neh Tsu, 吳彥祖
  • Nationality: American
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: September 30, 1974
  • Age: 49
Wu was born in Berkeley, California, and raised in Orinda, California. His parents were immigrants from Shanghai, China. Wu developed an interest in martial arts when he saw Jet Li in The Shaolin Temple, and consequently began studying the form known as wushu at age 11. His childhood role model was Jackie Chan, a man who now considers Wu "like a son."
Wu attended the Head-Royce School in Oakland, California and later majored in architecture at the University of Oregon. While there, he founded the University of Oregon Wushu club in 1994 and served as the team's first coach. During this time, Wu also took film classes and frequented local theaters, and came to enjoy the works of filmmakers like Akira Kurosawa and Luc Besson, who he describes as "men of vision." Following graduation, Wu traveled in 1997 to Hong Kong to witness the handover of Hong Kong, with no intention of taking on a movie career. At the suggestion of his sister, Wu began modeling. Four months later, film director Yonfan, after seeing Wu featured in a clothing ad at an MTR station, approached Wu about starring in an upcoming movie.

Wu maintains residences in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and Oakland, California. He continues to actively train in wushu as well as other martial arts.

On April 6, 2010, Wu married American model Lisa Selesner in South Africa. Their daughter, Raven, was born in June 2013.

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Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
2006 The Heavenly Kings
Movie
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
TBA Hon Jin 1995
Hong Kong Movie, 0000,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
TBA Hon Jin 1994
Hong Kong Movie, 0000,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
2024 Decoded
Chinese Movie, 2024,
Xiao Li Li (Main Role)
Xiao Li Li
Main Role
0.0
2020 Caught in Time
Chinese Movie, 2020,
Zhang Xun (Main Role)
Zhang Xun
Main Role
7.4
2017 Wished
Chinese Movie, 2017,
Wu Yan Zu (Guest Role)
Wu Yan Zu
Guest Role
7.2
2016 Sky On Fire
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Zong Tian Bao (Main Role)
Main Role
6.7
2015 Go Away Mr. Tumor!
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Doctor Liang (Main Role)
Main Role
7.9
2015 I Am Somebody
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Wu Yan Zu (Support Role)
Wu Yan Zu
Support Role
6.2
2014 Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2
Hong Kong Movie, 2014,
Kevin Fong (Main Role)
Kevin Fong
Main Role
6.8
2014 Overheard 3
Hong Kong Movie, 2014,
Joe / A Zu (Main Role)
Joe / A Zu
Main Role
7.2
2014 That Demon Within
Hong Kong Movie, 2014,
Dave Wong (Main Role)
Main Role
6.9
2013 Control
Hong Kong Movie, 2013,
Mark (Main Role)
Mark
Main Role
7.6
2012 Armour of God 3: Chinese Zodiac
Hong Kong Movie, 2012,
[Hospital doctor] (Guest Role)
[Hospital doctor]
Guest Role
7.7
2012 Tai Chi Hero
Chinese Movie, 2012,
"Mad Monk" (Guest Role)
"Mad Monk"
Guest Role
7.5
2012 Tai Chi Zero
Chinese Movie, 2012,
"Mad Monk" (Guest Role)
"Mad Monk"
Guest Role
7.3
2012 The Last Supper
Chinese Movie, 2012,
Xiang Yu (Main Role)
Xiang Yu
Main Role
7.0
2012 Inseparable
Hong Kong Movie, 2012,
Li Yue (Main Role)
Main Role
7.1
2011 The Great Magician
Chinese Movie, 2011,
Captain Cai (Guest Role)
Captain Cai
Guest Role
7.4
2011 Overheard 2
Hong Kong Movie, 2011,
Joe Szema (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2011 Beginning of the Great Revival
Chinese Movie, 2011,
Hu Shi (Support Role)
Hu Shi
Support Role
6.9
2011 Don't Go Breaking My Heart 1
Hong Kong Movie, 2011,
Kevin Fong (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2010 Triple Tap
Hong Kong Movie, 2010,
Chong 'Jerry' Tze-wai (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2010 Hot Summer Days
Hong Kong Movie, 2010,
[Sushi master] (Main Role)
[Sushi master]
Main Role
7.1
2009 Jump
Hong Kong Movie, 2009,
Cosmetic Surgeon (Guest Role)
Guest Role
6.9
2009 Like a Dream
Taiwanese Movie, 2009,
Mike (Main Role)
Mike
Main Role
6.8
2009 Overheard
Hong Kong Movie, 2009,
Max Lam / Lin Yi Xiang (Main Role)
Max Lam / Lin Yi Xiang
Main Role
7.6
2009 Shinjuku Incident
Hong Kong Movie, 2009,
A Jie (Support Role)
A Jie
Support Role
7.3
2007 Blood Brothers
Chinese Movie, 2007,
A'Fung (Main Role)
Main Role
6.4
2007 Protege
Hong Kong Movie, 2007,
Nick / A Li (Main Role)
Nick / A Li
Main Role
7.5
2006 Ming Ming
Hong Kong Movie, 2006,
“D” (Main Role)
“D”
Main Role
6.0
2006 The Banquet
Chinese Movie, 2006,
Crown Prince Wu Luan (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2006 Rob B Hood
Hong Kong Movie, 2006,
Daniel (Guest Role)
Daniel
Guest Role
7.9
2006 The Heavenly Kings
Hong Kong Movie, 2006,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
2006 McDull, the Alumni
Hong Kong Movie, 2006,
Second Gangster (Main Role)
Main Role
6.5
2005 Everlasting Regret
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
Kang Ming Xun (Main Role)
Main Role
6.7
2005 Drink-Drank-Drunk
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
Mike / Michael (Main Role)
Mike / Michael
Main Role
7.4
2005 Divergence
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
Koo (Main Role)
Koo
Main Role
7.0
2005 House of Fury
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
Jason (Main Role)
Jason
Main Role
6.8
2004 Beyond Our Ken
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
Ken (Main Role)
Ken
Main Role
6.9
2004 New Police Story
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
Joe Kwan (Main Role)
Main Role
8.0
2004 The Twins Effect 2
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
Wei Liao (Main Role)
Main Role
6.9
2004 One Nite in Mongkok
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
Roy / Lai Fu (Main Role)
Roy / Lai Fu
Main Role
7.2
2004 Enter the Phoenix
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
Georgie Hung (Main Role)
Main Role
7.1
2004 Magic Kitchen
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
Kevin (Guest Role)
Kevin
Guest Role
6.7
2003 Hidden Track
Hong Kong Movie, 2003,
Officer A'Wen (Main Role)
Main Role
6.7
2003 Night Corridor
Hong Kong Movie, 2003,
Sam Yuen / Hung (Main Role)
Main Role
5.3
2003 Love Undercover 2: Love Mission
Hong Kong Movie, 2003,
Qu Hoi Wen (Main Role)
Qu Hoi Wen
Main Role
7.5
2002 Naked Weapon
Hong Kong Movie, 2002,
Jack Chen (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2002 Devil Face, Angel Heart
Hong Kong Movie, 2002,
Lon / Michael (Main Role)
Main Role
6.4
2002 Princess D
Hong Kong Movie, 2002,
“Joker” (Main Role)
“Joker”
Main Role
6.7
2002 Love Undercover
Hong Kong Movie, 2002,
Qu Hoi Wen (Main Role)
Qu Hoi Wen
Main Role
7.6
2002 Beauty and the Breast
Hong Kong Movie, 2002,
Harper (Support Role)
Harper
Support Role
6.0
2002 The Peeping
Hong Kong Movie, 2002,
Calvin (Main Role)
Calvin
Main Role
0.0
2001 Peony Pavilion
Hong Kong Movie, 2001,
Xing Zhi Gang (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2001 Beijing Rocks
Hong Kong Movie, 2001,
Michael Wu (Main Role)
Michael Wu
Main Role
6.6
2001 Born Wild
Hong Kong Movie, 2001,
Tide Ho (Support Role)
Tide Ho
Support Role
6.0
2001 Cop on a Mission
Hong Kong Movie, 2001,
Mike (Main Role)
Mike
Main Role
0.0
2001 Hit Team
Hong Kong Movie, 2001,
Chung Chai (Main Role)
Chung Chai
Main Role
7.2
2001 Headlines
Hong Kong Movie, 2001,
Peter Wong (Support Role)
Peter Wong
Support Role
0.0
2000 Undercover Blues
Hong Kong Movie, 2000,
Joe Wong (Main Role)
Joe Wong
Main Role
0.0
2000 2000 AD
Hong Kong Movie, 2000,
Benny (Main Role)
Benny
Main Role
6.6
1999 Purple Storm
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
Main Role
7.1
1999 Gen X Cops
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
Jie 'Kit' Shao (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
1999 Gorgeous
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
[Photographer's assistant] (Guest Role)
[Photographer's assistant]
Guest Role
7.5
1998 City of Glass
Hong Kong Movie, 1998,
David Hui (Main Role)
Main Role
7.9
1998 Bishonen
Hong Kong Movie, 1998,
Sam Fai (Main Role)
Main Role
7.1
1998 Young and Dangerous: The Prequel
Hong Kong Movie, 1998,
“Big Head” (Main Role)
“Big Head”
Main Role
7.1
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2023 The Popcorn Show Season 2
Hong Kong TV Show, 2023, 29 eps
(Ep. 14) (Guest)
29
(Ep. 14)
Guest
0.0
2018 Chef Nic Season 5
Chinese TV Show, 2018, 12 eps
(Ep. 2) (Guest)
12
(Ep. 2)
Guest
8.0
2017 Dream House
Chinese TV Show, 2017, 12 eps
(Regular Member)
12
Regular Member
0.0
2002 A Date with Lu Yu
Chinese TV Show, 2002, 1 eps
(Guest)
1
Guest
9.0
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Daniel Wu

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  • First Name: Yan Zu
  • Family Name: Wu
  • Native name: 吴彦祖
  • Also Known as: Daniel Yin-Cho Wu, Daniel N Ng, Daniel N. Wu, Ng Neh Tsu, 吳彥祖
  • Nationality: American
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: September 30, 1974
  • Age: 49

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