Daniel Wu stars in "Badlands" on AMC as a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny who embarks with a young boy on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

Daniel Wu is a Hong Kong-based Chinese-American actor, director and producer. Born in Berkeley, California, Wu was raised in Orinda in a family whose parents were Shanghai natives who were both educated in the States. After graduating from the University of Oregon, he moved to Hong Kong in 1997.

A film buff (and scholar in the Chinese martial arts discipline of wushu), Wu admired both Jackie Chan and Jet Li as a youngster. He landed his first professional roles in 1998 in a trio of Chinese-language features, most notably in "City of Glass" (Boli zhi cheng). Since then, Wu has been featured in over 60 films.

Wu won the prestigious Hong Kong prize as Best Director for his 2006 feature, "The Heavenly Kings" (Sei dai tinwong), his directorial debut that also brought him the Chinese Film Media Award as Best Director. In addition to his work in front of the camera, Wu has produced five projects, including "Night Corridor," "Like A Dream," "The Heavenly Kings," "Tai Chi Zero" and "Control."




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Age: 42 years old
Birthday: September 30, 1974
Height: 6' 0"
Full Name / Real Name: Daniel N. Wu
Birthplace: Berkeley, CA
Hometown: Orinda, CA
Current Residence: Hong Kong


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'Into the Badlands' to Debut This November — Premiering Sunday, November 15, the new AMC martial arts drama series intertwines the destinies of a stoic assassin (Daniel Wu) and an impetuous teenager (Aramis Knight). Read more...
Daniel Wu to Star in 'Badlands' — The Hong Kong film star will lead the new AMC drama series as a ruthless, well-trained warrior who embarks with a young boy on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. Read more...


AMC Heads to the 'Badlands' — The new genre-bending martial arts series is very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale "Journey to the West." Read more...





 
 
 
 
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