Simu Liu

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Birth Name: [simplified Chinese: 刘思慕; traditional Chinese: 劉思慕; pinyin: Liú Sīmù]

Place of Birth: Harbin, Heilongjiang, China

Date of Birth: April 19, 1989

Ethnicity: Chinese

Simu Liu is a Chinese-Canadian actor, writer, and stuntperson. He plays Shang-Chi in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with the film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. He is the first actor of Asian origin to be the starring lead in an MCU film. His roles also include the shows Blood and Water and Kim’s Convenience and the films Women Is Losers, One True Loves, Simulant, and Barbie.

Simu was born in Harbin, the son of Zhenning and Zheng Li, and moved to Canada when he was five. He was raised in Erin Mills, Mississauga, Ontario. His parents eventually became aerospace engineers.


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