Daniel Wu Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Daniel Wu Quick Info
Height5 ft 11.75 in
Weight78 kg
Date of BirthSeptember 30, 1974
Zodiac SignLibra
SpouseLisa Selesner

Daniel Wu is a Hong Kongese actor, director, and producer who is dubbed as one of the flexible and distinctive lead actors in the Chinese film industry. Apart from being an actor, he is also a trained martial artist and is also known for portraying the character of Sunny in AMC’s martial arts drama series Into the Badlands. Daniel has more than 800k followers on Instagram.

Born Name

Daniel N. Wu

Nick Name

Daniel Ng, Yin-Cho Ng, Yin-Jo Ng, Daniel N. Wu, Yan-zu Wu, Yanzu Wu, Daniel Wu Yanzu, Ng Yin-Jo, Dan

Daniel Wu at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International
Daniel Wu at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International (Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Berkeley, California, United States

Residence

Daniel generally divides his time between Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing.

Nationality

Hong Kongese nationality

Education

Daniel went to Head-Royce School in Oakland, California. He later studied Architecture at the University of Oregon.

Occupation

Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter

Family

  • Father – George Wu (Retired Engineer)
  • Mother – Diana Wu (College Professor)
  • Siblings – Greta Wu (Older Sister), Gloria Wu (Older Sister)

Manager

Daniel is represented by Jackie & Willie Productions Ltd.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 11¾ in or 182 cm

Weight

78 kg or 172 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Daniel has dated –

  1. Maggie Q – Daniel was rumored to be dating American actress Maggie Q in the past.
  2. Lisa Selesner – Daniel married American model, actress, and Channel V veejay Lisa Selesner on April 6th, 2010. The couple is proud parents to a daughter named Rave (b. June 2013).
Daniel Wu and Lisa Selesner as seen in June 2017
Daniel Wu and Lisa Selesner as seen in June 2017 (Daniel Wu / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

Daniel is of Chinese descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Thin lips

Daniel Wu as seen in April 2006Daniel Wu as seen in April 2006
Daniel Wu as seen in April 2006 (Anonymous / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.5)

Brand Endorsements

Daniel has done print advertising for Crocodile label clothing. He is also the spokesperson for brands like Seiko and L’Oréal.

Best Known For

  • Being a “flexible and distinctive” actor in the Chinese film industry
  • Portraying the character of Sunny in AMC’s martial arts drama series Into the Badlands

First Film

Daniel made his theatrical film debut in Young & Dangerous: The Prequel as Big Head in 1998.

First TV Show

Daniel’s first TV show appearance was in MTV Whatever Things as himself in 2003.

Personal Trainer

In 2016, Daniel was training 5 days a week and his workout session was two-and-a-half hours long under the guidance of his personal trainer Matt Lucas. He was trained in Shaolin Kung Fu, Wushu, Muay Thai, and western boxing.

Being a trained martial artist, Daniel’s body had suffered several injuries, including an ACL tear and so he practiced martial arts yoga to keep himself flexible, efficient, and fully aware of his body and mind.

Daniel Wu Favorite Things

  • Idols – Jackie Chan, Jet Li
  • Directors – Akira Kurosawa, Luc Besson
  • Sports – Basketball, Boxing, Wushu, Boardsports
  • Films – The Godfather (1972), Pulp Fiction (1994), Citizen Kane (1941)
SourceWikipedia, IMDb
Daniel Wu in an Instagram selfie as seen in October 2018
Daniel Wu in an Instagram selfie as seen in October 2018 (Daniel Wu / Instagram)

Daniel Wu Facts

  1. At the age of 6, Daniel watched Jet Li in The Shaolin Temple and was inspired to learn kung-fu but his mother was scared to let him fight. It took him almost 4 years to persuade his mother to allow him to learn kung fu.
  2. Daniel’s kung fu teacher has been a great influence and according to him, he learned many things from his teacher that even his parents could not teach him such as Buddhism and Taoism.
  3. In college, Daniel’s minor was in art history so he attended many film classes and watched many international art movies, mainly by the late Akira Kurosawa and French director Luc Besson.
  4. He had no interest in filmmaking till the time he actually started shooting his first film.
  5. After his college, Wu decided to take a year off and travel to Asia and try his luck in modeling.
  6. His father was not supportive of his decision to make a career in acting.
  7. He was scouted for acting by a Hong Kong director through a photograph in a clothing advertisement and he was cast in his first film.
  8. He also met Jackie Chan in 1988 and was invited to join his management company.
  9. His film Bishonen also called Beauty was played at the Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco in 1999.
  10. In 2005, he founded a band called Alive along with Terence Yin and Rotten Tomatoes founders Patrick Lee and Stephen Wang.
  11. Daniel grew up in a bilingual household where he spoke Shanghainese as well as English. He can also speak Cantonese and Mandarin.
  12. In his free time, he indulges in Kung Fu practice, traveling, and photography.
  13. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Featured Image by Daniel Wu / Instagram

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