|Tony Leung Chiu-wai Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||June 27, 1962|
Tony Leung Chiu-wai is a Hong Kongese actor and singer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest Asian actors of all time. He is most well known for his work in films such as Hard Boiled (1992), Chungking Express (1994), Cyclo (1995), Happy Together (1997), In the Mood for Love (2000), Infernal Affairs (2002), 2046 (2004), Lust, Caution (2007), Red Cliff (2008), and The Grandmaster (2013).
Tony Leung Chiu-wai
Small Tiger, Short Tony, Asian Clark Gable
British Hong Kong
Tony had attended a private school but quit when he was 15 years old, due to financial constraints.
- Siblings – He has a younger sister.
- Others – Wong Fuk Mui (Mother-in-Law), Lau Gwai Ming (Father-in-Law)
- Capital Artists Music Limited (1985–1992)
- Music Impact Entertainment Ltd. (1994–1997)
- Universal Music (Hong Kong) Limited (2000–2002)
Tony Leung Chiu-wai’s net worth had been $20 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Tony has dated –
- Margie Tsang (1982-1988)
- Kitty Lai (1986)
- Carina Lau (1989-Present) – Tony started dating Hong Kong-Canadian actress and singer Carina Lau in 1989. They got married on July 21, 2008, in a Buddhist ceremony held at the COMO Uma Paro hotel in Bhutan. The wedding cost more than HK$30 million and Carina’s 12-carat (2.4 g) Cartier wedding ring was worth HK$10 million. It has been reported that Hong Kongese singer-songwriter and actress Faye Wong and her then-husband, Chinese actor Li Yapeng, had taken the couple to India in 2007 to visit Ogyen Trinley Dorje, a claimant to the title of 17th Karmapa (the head of the Karma Kagyu school, one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism). Dorje’s counsel is reported to have helped them resolve a crisis in their relationship. He had also suggested Bhutan as a wedding venue for the pair.
- Tang Wei (2007)
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Chinese descent.
- Slender frame
- Side-parted hair
- Affable smile
- Clean-shaven look
Tony Leung Chiu-wai Facts
- Tony’s father, a chronic gambler, had abandoned the family when he was 8 years old. Thereafter, he and his younger sister were raised by their mother.
- After dropping out of school at the age of 15, he had worked several odd jobs including as a grocer’s runner at his uncle’s shop and a home appliance salesman in a Hong Kong shopping center.
- About 2 years later, he met future actor and comedian Stephen Chow who encouraged him to become an actor. Tony and Stephen have maintained a great friendship ever since.
- In the early 1990s, he had lost interest in acting and had even considered quitting. However, his career turned around when he won the ‘Best Actor’ award at both the Golden Horse Awards and the Hong Kong Film Awards for his work in Chungking Express (1994). He had become just the 2nd actor to achieve this feat after Danny Lee in 1984. Tony went on to repeat this double with Infernal Affairs in 2003.
- A Buddhist, he is known to have donated to the construction of several Buddhist institutions and has been seen doing Buddhist palm greetings. He had also made a pro bono (without charge) appearance in the 2016 Bhutanese Buddhist film titled Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait.
- In 2016, he was reported to have been part of a ceremony in India that was attended by members of the Tibetan government-in-exile. He had faced a lot of backlash from Chinese officials and media due to this.
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