Kris Wu is a Canadian celebrated actor, rapper, producer, and model. He is popularly known for the highest-grossing movies such as XXX: Return of Xander Cage, Mr. Six, and Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back among many others. His extraordinary talent has made him an idol for many people across the globe.
The star rose to stardom after joining the Korean-Chinese EXO K-pop band back in 2012. The group helped to showcase his talent to the world further. Over the years, he has continued to gain fame and recognition, making him a significant figure in the scene. Also, judging by his success, he is here to stay. Well, what is the secret behind his success?
Kris Wu profile summary
- Birth name: Li Jiaheng
- Nickname: Kris, FanFan, Duizhang, Benben
- Date of birth: Guangzhou, China
- Age: 29 years old
- Zodiac sign: Scorpio
- Place of birth: 6th November 1990
- Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
- Occupation: Actor, singer, model
- Country of birth: China
- Nationality: Nationality: Canadian, Chinese
The star was born on 6th November 1990 in Guangzhou, China. His birth name is Li Jiaheng. Some people from his birth country also know him as Wu Yi Fan, which is a Chinese legal name. Kris spent most of his childhood in China until the age of 10. They later moved together with his mother to Canada.
After approximately four years in Vancouver, Canada, they returned to China. He briefly attended primary education at Guanzhou No.7 Middle School. Again, they moved back to Vancouver, Canada, where he enrolled for his secondary education at Point Grey Secondary School and Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School.
At the moment, there is little on the public about his family, especially parents and siblings. He is presumed to be the only child in his family. Also, he has been raised single-handedly by his mother. A sourced once published false and hurting information about his family, and he did not take it lightly. Responding to the rumor, Wu had the following to say:
No one should cross that line. I have no concern of what you do to me. Just don’t cross the line when it comes to my family.
Kris Wu age
Kris Wu birthday occurs on 6th November. At the moment, the star is 29 years old. Unlike most celebrities, he rarely shares his birthday with fans and followers on social media platforms.
At the moment, the 29-year old is single. However, in August 2019, the star was spotted with a lady who has been identified as Quinniu Zhengwei. Some sources reported that the lady was Kris Wu girlfriend.
The 21-year old was established to be a student at the Beijing Film Academy. Further, she is said to be a classmate to Chinese actors such as Song Zu'er and Leo Wu. Up to date, Kris has never come forward to dispute the rumor.
Arguably, Kris Wu height and weight are among the aspects that make him a perfect choice for modeling. The star stands at 6' 1" (1.85 m) tall. He also weighs 78 kg.
At some point, he excessively gained weight because of eating a lot of junk while in his studio recording business. Some people openly body-shamed him, but it did not take long for him to get back to shape.
Li Jiaheng is among the few Chinese youth celebrities who have had an exciting and successful career. He made his debut in the showbiz scene in 2012 through Kris Wu EXO, a Chinese-Korean boy band. Wu started in the Chinese entertain scene and has since proceeded to flourish in the international entertainment industry.
Kris Wu songs
Apart from the ones he helped his former group to release, he also has his solo songs. Some of the popular ones are as follows:
- Like That
- Tian Di
- November Rain
- Da Wan Kuan Mian
- Time Boils the Rain
- Er San
- Hold Me Down
- Big Bowl Thick Noodle
Kris Wu movies and TV shows
The star has also made magical appearances in the following movies:
- Somewhere Only We Know (2015)
- Mr. Six (2015)
- Never Gone (2016)
- Sweet Sixteen (2016)
- L.O.R.D: Legend Of Ravaging Dynasties (2016)
- XXX: Return of Xander Cage (2017)
- Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)
- Journey To The West: The Demons Strike Back (2017)
- Europe Raiders (2018)
- L.O.R.D: Legend Of Ravaging Dynasties 2 (2018)
- The Mermaid
Television variety shows
- Happy Camp (1997)
- Infinite Challenge (2005)
- Day Day Up (2008)
- Weekly Idol (2011)
- After School Club (2013)
- Cool Kiz on the Block (2013)
- Challenger’s Alliance (2015)
- A Date with Lu Yu (2015)
- 72 Floors Mystery (2017)
- The Next Top Bang (2018 - 2019)
Kris Wu net worth
He is among the youngest wealthiest artist in Asia. According to Celebrity Net worth, the star is worth $9 million. Most of his wealth accumulates from his entertainment and modeling deals.
He has also won several awards such as the Newcomer of the Year (2014), Most Influential Male God (2015), Idol With Most Attitude on the Silver Screen (2015), Most Influential Male Singer of the Year (2016), Best Actor (2016), Most Popular Male Singer of the Year (China), Celebrity of the Year (2016) among many others.
Why did Kris Wu leave EXO?
Previously, he was a member and leader of the EXO and EXO- M respectively. Wu left the k-pop group in 2014. SM Entertainment released a statement alleging that Kris had breached the contract with them. Reports have it that the company mistreated him. It was also hostile and discriminatory towards him to the point of denying him some benefits.
The mistreatment led him to develop a health complication. Precisely, he was diagnosed with a condition known as myocarditis. He later filed a lawsuit against the company in Seoul. The court ordered SM to grant him management rights outside Korea. Unfortunately, the company did not agree with the decision.
Kris Wu 2020 continues to inspire many people through his impeccable work. Arguably, his fame and success are a result of his diligence and determination. Also, the star seems to have perfectly mastered two significant arts of the entertainment scene, consistency and relevance. Perhaps this helps to explain why he has managed to amaze a lot of wealth at his age.