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Simu Liu        

Chinese-Canadian Actor & Writer; Best Known for His Role in Shang-Chi

Simu Liu made history as the star of the first Asian-fronted movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which garnered him the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Action Movie Star.

For five seasons, Liu starred in the CBC/Netflix comedy series "Kim’s Convenience," which won the ACTRA Awards for Outstanding Ensemble. "Kim's Convenience" also went on to win the award for Best Comedy Series at the Canadian Screen Awards. The first Canadian television series with an all-Asian lead cast, the series chronicles the day-to-day micro-dramas encountered by a Korean immigrant family that runs a corner grocery store.

Liu’s first major role was in the critically acclaimed OMNI crime drama "Blood and Water," the first trilingual series (English, Mandarin, and Cantonese) produced by Canadian television, for which he received nominations at the ACTRA Awards and Canadian Screen Awards. Aside from his performance on screen, Liu participated in the writing room for the series by contributing to the show’s second season as a story editor and as the main writer for one episode.

He recently completed production on Greta Gerwig’s feature Barbie for Warner Bros. opposite Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling and can be seen starring alongside Mark Wahlberg in Arthur the King and on the film adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s bestseller One True Loves opposite Phillipa Soo.

Liu’s other film and television credits include ABC’s "Fresh Off the Boat," "Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens," NBC’s "Taken," and Amazon’s "The Expanse."

Liu’s New York Times Bestselling memoir, "We Are Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story," details his family’s journey from Harbin, China to Hollywood, California and was released by HarperCollins. Liu immigrated to Canada at the age of five and is fluent in Mandarin. He is currently developing long-form projects under his 4:12 Entertainment banner, through which he has previously directed, produced and optioned content for film and digital.


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Simu Liu, of "Kim's Convenience," will lead this summer's Marvel release "Shang- Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."

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