Andy Lau
Name: Andy Lau
Occupation: Pop Singer
Gender: Male
Height: 175 cm (5' 9'')
Birth Day: September 27, 1961
Age: 59
Birth Place: Hong Kong, China
Zodiac Sign: Libra

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Andy Lau

Andy Lau was born on September 27, 1961 in Hong Kong, China (59 years old). Andy Lau is a Pop Singer, zodiac sign: Libra. Nationality: China. Approx. Net Worth: $70 Million.

Trivia

He won nearly 300 awards for his music - and that doesn't include the more than a dozen film award honors.

Net Worth 2020

$70 Million
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Physique

Height Weight Hair Colour Eye Colour Blood Type Tattoo(s)
175 cm (5' 9'') N/A N/A N/A AB N/A

Before Fame

He signed up for acting lessons offered by Hong Kong's Television Broadcasts Limited station, and got a lead role on their 1982 series, The Emissary.

Biography

Notes

  1. On August 30th, 2009 Andy Lau announced on his official website that he secretly married in the United States. Andy Lau mentioned the couple married to have a baby through artificial insemination in Hong Kong, which requires wanting couples to be married first. Hong Kong's Apple Daily reported that Nevada records shows Andy Lau married Carol Chu on June 24, 2008.[1]

Director

  • Love Under the Sun | Ngoi zoi joeng gwong haa (2003)

Movies

  • Firestorm | Fung bou (2013)
  • Blind Detective (2013)
  • Cold War (2012)
  • A Simple Life | Tao Jie (2011) - Roger
  • Beginning of the Great Revival | Jian Dang Wei Ye (2011) - Choi Ok
  • What Women Want | Wo Zhi Nv Ren Xin (2011) - Sun Zi Gang
  • Shaolin | Xin Shao Lin Si (2011)
  • Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame | Di renjie (2010)
  • Future X-Cops | Mei loi ging chaat (2010)
  • The Founding of a Republic | Jian guo da ye (2009)
  • Look for a Star | You Long Xi Feng (2008)
  • Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008) - Zhao Zilong
  • The Warlords Tau ming chong (2007) - Cao Er-Hu
  • Brothers Hing dai (2007) - Chief Inspector Lau
  • Protege Moon to (2007) - Lin Quin
  • Battle of Wits Muk gong (2006) - Ge Li
  • My Mother Is a Belly Dancer Seelai ng yi cho (2006) - Cameo
  • I'll Call You Duk haan yum cha (2006)
  • All About Love | Tsoi suet yuk chi ngo oi nei (2005) - Ko/Derek
  • The Shoe Fairy Renyu duoduo (2005) (voice) - Narrator
  • Wait 'Til You're Older Tung mung kei yun (2005) - Kwong
  • A World Without Thieves Tian xia wu zei (2004) - Wang Bo
  • Yesterday Once More Lung fung dau (2004) - Mr. To
  • McDull, prince de la bun (2004) (voice) - McBing, McDull's father
  • Left Hand Blood Brothers Gong wu (2004) - Hung Yan-jau
  • House of Flying Daggers Shi mian mai fu (2004) - Leo
  • Magic Kitchen Moh waan chue fong (2004) - Chuen Yao
  • Golden Chicken 2 Gam gai 2 (2003) - Chief Executive in Year 2046
  • Infernal Affairs: End Inferno 3 Mou gaan dou III: Jung gik mou gaan (2003) - Inspector Lau Kin Ming
  • Running on Karma | Daai chek liu (2003) - Big
  • Cat and Mouse Liu sue oi seung mau (2003) - Zhan Zhao
  • Infernal Affairs Mou gaan dou (2002) - Inspector Lau Kin Ming
  • The Wesley's Mysterious File Wai shut lee ji laam huet yan (2002) - Wesley
  • Fat Choi Spirit | Lik goo lik goo san nin choi (2002) - Andy
  • Give Me a Chance Kap sze moon yat goh gei kooi (2002)
  • Dance of a Dream | Oi gwan yue mung (2001) - Namson Lau
  • Fulltime Killer Chuen jik sat sau (2001) - Lok Tok-Wah
  • Love on a Diet Sau san naam neui (2001) - Fatso
  • A Fighter's Blues A Fu (2000) - Mong Fu
  • Needing You Goo laam gwa lui (2000) - Andy Cheung/The Cupid Express
  • The Duel Kuet chin chi gam ji din (2000) - Cool-Son Yeh
  • Century of the Dragon Long zai bian yuan (1999) - Fai-lone
  • Running Out of Time Am zin (1999) - Cheung
  • The Con Man in Las Vegas Du xia da zhan Lasi Weijiasi (1999) - King
  • Prince Charming Hei ma wang zi (1999) - Wah
  • Fascination Amour Ai qing meng huan hao (1999)
  • The Conman Du xia 1999 (1998) - King
  • A True Mob Story Long zai jiang hu (1998) - Wai Cheung-Dee
  • Island of Greed Hak gam (1997) - Capt. Fong Kuo-Fai, Bureau of Investigation Artillery Team
  • Armageddon Tin dei hung sam (1997) - Dr. Tak Ken
  • Thanks for Your Love ½ Chi tung chong (1996) - Wah
  • What a Wonderful Life Qi yi lu cheng ji zhen xin ai sheng ming (1996) - Sun, Chung Wah
  • Shanghai Grand San Seung Hoi taan (1996) - Ding Lik
  • A Moment of Romance III Tian ruo you qing III: Feng huo jia ren (1996) - Lau Tin-Wai
  • Full Throttle Lie huo zhan che (1995) - Joe
  • Great Adventurers Da mao xian jia (1995) - Wai Lok-yan/Mandy Chan
  • Drunken Master III Jui kuen III (1994) - Yeung Kwan
  • Heaven and Earth Chinese Untouchable]] Tian yu di (1994) - Cheung Ye-Pang
  • Legend of the Drunken Master Jui kuen II (1994) - Counter Intelligence Officer
  • The Three Swordsmen Dao jian xiao (1994) - Smiling Sam
  • A Taste of Killing and Romance Sat sau dik tung wah (1994) - Ko Sau (The Judge)
  • The Perfect Exchange Zhi zun zhou liu ji zhi tou tian huan ri (1993) - Mandy Chin
  • Future Cops Chao ji xue xiao ba wang (1993) - Ti Man/Balrog LaCerda
  • Days of Tomorrow Tian chang di jiu (1993) - Fong Tak-Shing
  • Moon Warriors Zhan shen chuan shuo (1993) - Fei
  • Casino Raiders II Zhi zu wu shang II yong ba tian xia (1993) - Chicken Feet
  • Saviour of the Soul II Jiu er shen diao zhi: Chi xin qing chang jian (1992) - Ching-Yan
  • The Prince of Temple Street Miu kai sup yi siu (1992) - Twelve Tong/Triad Branch Leader
  • Game Boy Kids Ji Boy xiao zi zhi zhen jia wai long (1992) - Wong Kau-Tai
  • Gun n' Rose Long teng si hai (1992) - Andy
  • What a Hero Hua! ying xiong (1992) - Yuen Ta Hwa
  • Casino Tycoon II Do sing daai hang II ji ji juen mo dik (1992) - Benny 'Hsin' Ho
  • Casino Tycoon Do sing daai hang san goh chuen kei (1992) - Benny Ho Hsin
  • Come Fly the Dragon Fan dou ma liu (1992) - Chow Chun-Kit
  • Handsome Siblings Jue dai shuang jiao (1992) - Fishy
  • Lee Rock III Wu yi tan zhang Lei Luo zhuan zhi san (1992) - Lee Rock
  • The Sting Xia sheng (1992) - Simon Tam
  • Saviour of the Soul Gau yat: San diu hap lui (1991) - Ching
  • Party of a Wealthy Family The Banquet]] Haomen yeyan (1991) - Presenter
  • Lee Rock II Wu yi tan zhang: Lei Luo zhuan zhi er (1991) - Lee Rock
  • Lee Rock Wu yi tan zhang: Lei Luo zhuan (1991) - Lee Rock
  • The Tigers Wu hu jiang zhi jue lie (Jin pai wu hu jiang) (1991) - Lt. Lau Chi-Ming
  • The Last Blood Jing tian shi er xiao shi (1991) - Brother Bee
  • Days of Being Wild A Fei zheng chuan (1991) - Tide
  • God of Gamblers II Dou hap (1991) - Michael 'Dagger/Little Knife' Chan/'The Knight of Gamblers'
  • Zodiac Killers Jidao zhuizhong (1991) - Ben Li
  • The Ultimate Trickster Jing gu jyun ga (1991) - Chi Man-Kit
  • Kung Fu vs. Acrobatic Ma deng ru lai shen zhang (1991) - Charles
  • Hong Kong Godfather Tian zi men sheng (1991) - York Koo
  • Dances with the Dragon Yu long gong wu (1991) - Lone Ka-Chun (Aaron)
  • Don't Fool Me! Zhong Huan ying xiong (1991) - Hero Hwa
  • Dragon in Jail Yu zhong long (1990)
  • Gangland Odyssey Yi daam hung sam (1990)
  • The Last Princess of Manchuria Chuan dao fang zi (1990) - Fook
  • Island of Fire Huo shao dao (1990) - Lau/Boss Lee
  • Forbidden Imperial Tales Jia dao gong li de nan ren (1990) (singing voice)
  • A Moment of Romance Tian ruo you qing (1990) - Wah Dee
  • A Home Too Far Yi yu (1990) - Tu
  • Hong Kong Corruptor Zai zhan jiang hu (1990) - Wah
  • No Risk, No Gain: Casino Raiders - The Sequel Zhi zun ji zhuang yuan cai (1990) - Big Dee
  • Stars & Roses Ai ren tong zhi (1989)
  • The Romancing Star III Lang zhi yi zu (1989) - Lau Bei
  • God of Gamblers Du shen (1989) - Michael 'Knife/Dagger' Chan
  • Proud and Confidence Ao qi xiong ying (1989) - Wah
  • Perfect Match Zui jie nan peng you (1989) - Lok Ka-Sing
  • Runaway Blues Biao cheng (1989) - Lam Kwong
  • The Truth: Final Episode Fa nei qing da jie ju (1989)
  • The Fortune Code Fu gui bing tuan (1989) - Wah
  • China White Gwang tin lung foo wooi (1989) - Adoptive Father
  • Crocodile Hunter Juen diu daai ngok (1989) - Senior Inspector Happy Chiu
  • City Kids 1989 Ren hai gu hong (1989) - Sas
  • Long Arm of the Law 3: Escape from Hong Kong | Sheng gang qi bing di san ji (1989) - Li Cheung-Kong
  • News Attack Shen xing tai bao (1989)
  • Bloody Brotherhood Tong gen sheng (1989) - Cheung Ka-Wah
  • Little Cop Xiao xiao xiao jing cha (1989)
  • Casino Raiders Zhi zun wu shang (1989) - Crab Chan
  • The Crazy Companies II Zui jia sun you chuang qing guan (1988) - Tsui Ting-kwai
  • As Tears Go By Wong gok ka moon (1988) - Wah
  • The Crazy Companies Zui jia sun you (1988) - Tsui Tung Kwai
  • The Romancing Star II Jing zhuong zhui nu zi zhi er (1988) - Lau-Bei
  • The First Time is the Last Time Di yi jian (1988) - Yung
  • The Truth Fa nei qing (1988)
  • Walk on Fire Lie ying ji hua (1988) - Lau Kwok-Wah
  • The Dragon Family Long zhi jia zu (1988) - Lung Wah
  • Three Against the World Qun long duo bao (1988) - Chan Charlie
  • Lai Shi, China's Last Eunuch Zhong Guo zui hou yi ge tai jian (1988) - Han-Ming
  • Rich and Famous | Gong woo ching (1987) - Lam Ting Kwok
  • Sworn Brothers | Gan dan xiang zhao (1987)
  • Tragic Hero Ying hung ho hon (1987) - Lam Ting Kwok
  • In the Blood Shen tan fu zi bing (1987)
  • Magic Crystal Mo fei cui (1986) - Andy Lo
  • Lucky Stars Go Places Zui jia fu xing (1986) - Lambo
  • The Unwritten Law Faat ngoi ching (1985)
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars (1985)
  • Lucky Stars Superior Shine Fuk sing go jiu (1985) (uncredited)
  • Everlasting Love Ting bu liao de ai (1983)
  • On the Wrong Track Wai mit hiu dei che (1983) - Paul Chen
  • Boat People Tau ban no hoi (1982) - To Minh
  • Once Upon a Rainbow Choi wan kuk (1982)
  • Shanghai 13 Shang Hai tan: Shi san tai bao (1981) - The Student

Producer

  • A Simple Life | Tao Jie (2011)
  • Gallants | Da lui toi (2010)
  • My Mother Is a Belly Dancer | Seelai ng yi cho (2006)
  • Crazy Stone | Fengkuang de shitou (2006)
  • I'll Call You | Duk haan yum cha (2006)
  • Invisible Waves | Vagues invisibles (2006)
  • All About Love | Tsoi suet yuk chi ngo oi nei (2005)
  • The Shoe Fairy | Renyu duoduo (2005)
  • Gong wu | (2004)
  • Runaway Pistol | Zouhou qiang (2002)
  • Dance of a Dream | Oi gwan yue mung (2001)
  • A Fu | (2001
  • Fulltime Killer | Chuen jik sat sau (2001)
  • The Longest Summer | Hui nin yin fa dak bit doh (1998)
  • Made in Hong Kong | Xiang Gang zhi zao (1997)

Biography Timeline

1981

In 1981, Lau signed up for the artist training program offered by TVB, which is where his acting career began. The lead role which led to his initial popularity was in the 1982 TVB series The Emissary. In 1983, Lau's role as "Yang Guo" in the TVB wuxia series, The Return of the Condor Heroes (神鵰俠侶) further increased his popularity. From then on, he would take on many of the lead roles in many TVB series.

In 1981, Lau made a guest appearance in one of Susanna Kwan's music videos and caught the eye of the manager Teddy Robin. Teddy Robin then gave Lau a chance to play a small role in the film, Once Upon a Rainbow. This was the first step in Lau's film acting career. He landed a role in Ann Hui's 1982 film, Boat People. Later in 1983 he had his first leading role in the Shaw Brothers-produced action film, On the Wrong Track.

1983

In September 1983, TVB was looking to increase their ratings in competition with Korea and Japan for the best variety show. The station then created the show TVB All-star challenge (星光熠熠勁爭輝) featuring almost the entire line-up of the most popular actors and singers at the time. Lau, along with Tony Leung, Michael Miu, Felix Wong, and Kent Tong were branded as the "Five Tiger Generals of TVB" (無線五虎將) due to their popularity on the show.

1985

Lau released his first album "Only Know that I Still Love You" (只知道此刻愛你) under Capital Artists in 1985. This album was not a big hit, but despite having a voice not traditionally associated with popular music, Lau's hard work and perseverance resulted in him becoming one of the most successful singers in Cantopop. His singing career reached stellar status in 1990 with the release of the album entitled "Would It Be Possible" (可不可以), and his subsequent releases only solidified his status as a marketable singer. For that song, he would win his first 1990 RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards. He would then win at least one RTHK award category every year consecutively until the year 2007.

1991

In 1991, Lau set up his own film production company, Teamwork Motion Pictures, which in 2002 was renamed to Focus Group Holdings Limited. His contributions in the film industry as well as his involvement in nurturing new talent in the Asian film industry led him to winning the "Asian Filmmaker of the Year" award in the Pusan International Film Festival in 2006. Some of the films Lau has produced include award-winning films, Made in Hong Kong and A Simple Life, his 100th film, A Fighter's Blues, the Chinese digital film Crazy Stone, and big budget action blockbusters, Firestorm and Shock Wave.

1994

In 1994, Lau established the Andy Lau Charity Foundation which helps people in need and promotes a wide range of youth education services. In 1999, he received the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World award, being the third person from Hong Kong at that time to receive this distinguished honour. In 2008, Lau took a main role in putting together the Artistes 512 Fund Raising Campaign for relief toward the victims of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. It was one of the largest and most ambitious charity events ever assembled in the territory.

2004

Though a respectable actor, Lau was initially known more for his handsome features. Some people he has worked with have called him a matinee idol, but he has claimed to be an artist. Lau has proved his acting skills in many of his films. His first major acting prize came with A Fighter's Blues, which was his first Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Actor. He would win the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor award that year for Running Out of Time. In 2004, he won the prestigious Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actor for his performance in Infernal Affairs III, the second sequel to the popular Infernal Affairs. He is also known to Western audiences for starring in wuxia films such as House of Flying Daggers, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

2005

In 2005, Lau received the "No.1 Box office Actor 1985–2005" award of Hong Kong, yielding a box office total of HKD 1,733,275,816 for shooting 108 films in the past 20 years. The aforementioned figure is as compared to the first runner-up Stephen Chow's (HKD 1,317,452,311) and second runner-up Jackie Chan's (HKD 894,090,962). "I've never imagined that it would be as much as 1.7 billion!" he told reporters. For his contributions, a wax figure of Lau was unveiled on 1 June 2005 at the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. In 2007, Lau also received the "Nielsen Box Office Star of Asia" award by the Nielsen Company (ACNielsen).

2008

Lau sang alongside Jackie Chan during a part of the 2008 Summer Olympics closing ceremony on 24 August 2008. In addition, Lau, who has been supporting disabled athletes in Hong Kong for more than a decade, was appointed as the Goodwill ambassador for the 2008 Summer Paralympics. He led other performers in singing and performing the song "Everyone is No.1" at the Beijing National Stadium just a few hours before the 2008 Paralympics opening ceremony began. He also sang the theme song "Flying with the Dream" with Han Hong during the Paralympics opening ceremony on 6 September 2008.

Lau was noted for his active involvement in charity works throughout his 30 years in showbiz and honoured as a "Justice of Peace" by the Hong Kong SAR government in 2008. In May 2010, he received the "World Outstanding Chinese" award and an "honorary doctorate" from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. On 14 December 2017, Lau was awarded a Doctor of Letters degree from the Hong Kong Shue Yan University, with the citation highlighting his popularity among locals which stated: "His low-key, modest, friendly and approachable personality has endeared him to millions of fans and ordinary folks alike, who also consider him to be a 'heartthrob' and the 'unofficial Chief Executive of Hong Kong".

In 2008, Lau married Malaysian Chinese Carol Chu (朱麗倩) after 24 years of speculation over their relationship, both are vegetarian and devout Buddhists. The couple married in Las Vegas. On 9 May 2012, Chu gave birth to their first child, a daughter, Hanna. In January 2017, Lau was seriously injured after being thrown off and stomped by a horse during a commercial shoot in Khao Lak, an area three hours outside of Thailand's capital city, Bangkok. However, Lau was able to make a full return to work in August 2017, stating he has recovered 95 per cent from his injuries and has fully recovered by the end of the year.

2011

To date, Lau has written and published two books. They include his 1995 autobiography, This Is How I Grew Up (我是這樣長大的) written in prose, and his 2012 book, My 30 Work Days (我的30個工作天), which is a collection of his 30 personal diaries he wrote while working on the 2011 film, A Simple Life.

2018

In 2018, asteroid 55381 Lautakwah, discovered by Bill Yeung at the Desert Eagle Observatory in 2001, was named for Lau. The asteroid measures approximately 8.5 kilometers (5.3 miles) in diameter and is located in the outermost region of the asteroid belt, just inside the Hecuba gap. The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 11 July 2018.

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