Simu Liu Biography – Canadian Actor

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Simu Liu Bio

Simu Liu is a well-known Canadian actor. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Simu Liu is a well-known Canadian stuntman and actor. He has appeared in several films, establishing his reputation as one of the finest actors. More precisely, he gained more popularity after portraying Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Shang-Chi in 2021.

Simu’s fame and popularity have helped him amass a large fan base around the world. The actor, on the other hand, also sings and is a writer and producer. So, let’s have a look at Simu Liu’s personal life, which includes his net worth, new movies, relationships, and family.

He Was Raised By His Grandparents

Born in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China, on April 19, 1989, Simu Liu attended the University of Toronto for high school. He then studied Business Administration at the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario.

Liu was born during Deng Xiaoping’s dictatorship, during a period in the country’s history when it was extremely difficult for nationals to leave. However, both of his parents received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pursue graduate studies at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.

Simu Liu’s parents made the difficult decision to leave him in Harbin to be raised by his grandparents. They worked for five years to provide a stable environment for him before bringing him to his new home in Canada.

Simu Liu Family
Simu Liu was raised by his grandparents until age 5. Image Source: Simu Liu’s Instagram.

As mentioned before, Simu Liu was a business student. Before pursuing his career in the entertainment industry, he worked as an accountant. In addition, the talented actor was fired from Deloitte. He faced a lot and worked really hard to reach where he is now.

It was hard for him to convince his parents, as his parents felt like he was throwing his life away. He had a lot of arguments with them.

Later, his parents realized that he was serious about a career in acting. Liu began acting and modeling in 2012, with tiny gigs such as commercials, stock pictures, and dressing up as Spider-Man for a birthday celebration.

The amazing actor endured periods of frustration and self-doubt when there was no work or performing opportunities. During that hard time, Liu would do part-time jobs to supplement his income while honing his skills as a writer and producer.

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Simu Liu Net Worth – $19 Million

Simu Liu is the first Asian Superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His fortune mainly comprises his income from his acting career, modeling, and endorsements. Simu Liu’s net worth is estimated to be $19 million. Besides appearing in various short films, and music videos, Simu starred in the Fresh Off The Boat from 2015 to 2020.

In addition, Liu landed his first leading part as Jung Kim in CBC’s famous sitcom Kim’s Convenience, which is based on a popular play of the same name. It was nominated for and won multiple awards internationally.

Liu’s next big break came in 2019 during Comic-Con when Disney revealed that Liu would play Shang-Chi in the film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” Marvel’s first film to include an Asian led cast. He must have earned a considerable sum from these films. His net worth has increased from $4 million to $19 million after debuting in Marvel film.

Over and above that, Liu is also a filmmaker, producer, and writer. Open Gym, a short film he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in that premiered at the 2013 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival was Liu’s first work in this field. The Slightly Racist Family is one of his other short films, which he directed, produced, and wrote.

Other than that, the first Asian superhero from Marvel depicts his own origin story in his book “We Were Dreamers.” It is the story of his family as a Chinese immigrant, his battles with cultural preconceptions and his own identity, becoming a TV star, and landing the role of a lifetime. So by this, we can predict he must have pocketed a good amount of money.


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Furthermore, Simu Liu’s next project is ‘Barbie’ which is directed by Greta Gerwig and will be released in 2023. So looking at all the projects he has been part of, it is reasonable that Simu Liu’s net worth is $19 million.

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Is Simu Liu Dating Anyone?

In an April 2021 interview, Liu claimed that he has a girlfriend, but he kept the facts of his love to himself. Well, the information about Simu Liu’s love life is scarce.

Chinese-Canadian actor Simu Liu rumored girlfriend is Tina Jung. She played Jeanie Park in two episodes of Kim’s Convenience and was the last woman publicly and romantically linked to Liu. It’s unclear when the two supposedly started dating.

Nevertheless, let’s hope Simu opens up about his personal life in the coming days and we get to know about his partner. He seems to be living a lavish and comfortable life, all thanks to his massive earnings.

Let’s hope Simu Liu achieves more success in his career.