|Height:||175 cm (5' 9'')|
|Birth Day:||August 29, 1980|
|Birth Place:||Hong Kong, China|
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He briefly attended Hong Kong International School before deciding to drop out.
Tse was born in Hong Kong on August 29, 1980, to the famous Hong Kong actor Patrick Tse (謝賢) and actress Deborah Lee (狄波拉). His younger sister is Jennifer Tse. Tse moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at a young age. He attended St. George's School, Vancouver, but moved with his family to Hong Kong after constantly getting bullied. Nicholas later attended Hong Kong International School for one year before dropping out due to low grades in grade 10. For a year he lived in Phoenix, Arizona, but was also expelled for low grades. He studied music in Japan before returning to Hong Kong. He holds dual Canadian and Hong Kong citizenship.
In 1995, at age 14, Tse attended a series of concerts at the Hong Kong Coliseum from Faye Wong, who was entering the prime of her career at age 24. He became, in his own words, obsessed with the pop star; the two would become romantic partners decades later. In 1996, Tse was singing at a party for a family friend when he was discovered by Albert Yeung, the head of Emperor Entertainment Group. In 1997, Tse signed a record deal with EEG under the Fitto label and released his first album, My Attitude. The album was ranked 3rd on the top selling CD chart of IFPI. In the same year of his debut, he won the most popular new artist award.
Tse achieved mainstream success in 1998 with songs like "早知" (Knew It Would Be Like That) and "如果只得一星期" (If There's Only One Week) and became a prominent heartthrob in the entertainment industry. He received a musical award during the 1999 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards with his popular song "非走不可" (No Choice But To Leave), recorded on 27 September 1993.
In 2000, Tse released the album with the main hit single "活著 VIVA", which was regarded as his most popular song ever, and furthered his career significantly. After the release of this song, he became widely regarded as an A-list singer. In 2001, he released the album "玉蝴蝶" (Jade Butterfly), which included two hit songs, "玉蝴蝶" and "潛龍勿用".
In 2002, Tse received the World's Best Chinese Artist award at the 2002 World Music Award for the success of his Jade Butterfly album.
Tse began a relationship with musician Faye Wong, 11 years his senior, in the late 1990s. They broke up in 2002. On 31 July 2006, Tse officially admitted that he was dating actress Cecilia Cheung in an interview with Hong Kong commercial radio station 881/903. On 29 September 2006, Tse showed off his wedding ring at the Hong Kong International Airport, announcing that he and Cecilia Cheung married in a secret wedding ceremony in Pamalican, Philippines. The couple's eldest son, Lucas Tse, was born on 2 August 2007. Cheung gave birth to their second son, Quintus Tse, 12 May 2010. However, their romantic relationship ended on June 14, 2011 when Tse reportedly filed for divorce from Cheung. In 2014, it was reported that Tse rekindled his relationship with Faye Wong, who had divorced her second spouse in 2013. As of 2020, Tse and Faye Wong continue to live together, though they had not married.
Tse has had his share of brush-ups with "paparazzi". A photographer of Sudden Weekly magazine accused Tse of hitting him outside a restaurant in Taiwan, bruising his nose and elbow. Although Tse denied the assault charge, there was a settlement in July 2002.
Tse had another accident in 2003, where he crashed his Toyota Camry into Wan Chai train station. He was banned from driving for six months and fined HK$4000 for reckless driving. Prior to this incident, he was fined HK$7000 and had his license suspended for a year because he had two separate charges for speeding.
He later had another accident in November 2005, where he collided with a Public Security Bureau Bus in an Audi RS4 in Lantau. He was banned from driving for another six months and fined HK$4,000, again for reckless driving. After this police charge, Tse released the album Reborn.
On 12 January 2006, wax statues of Tse were first exhibited along with seven other well known Chinese figures including basketball star Yao Ming, and Jackie Chan at the Madame Tussauds in London. On June 19, 2006, wax statues of both Tse and his then wife Cecilia Cheung were revealed in Shanghai exhibition in Shanghai.
Tse has starred in two TVB Hong Kong local dramas, Aiming High (撻出愛火花) and The Monkey King: Quest for the Sutra (齊天大聖孫悟空). He also participated in a documentary produced by Television Broadcasts Limited called On the Road II (向世界出發II), made in Cambodia in 2007. The rest of his drama series were filmed and produced by companies in Mainland China. Most of Tse's dramas are wuxia series, a genre of fantasy Chinese fiction concerning the adventures of martial artists in ancient China.
In February 2008, Tse's wife, Cecilia Cheung, was implicated in the Edison Chen photo scandal, when intimate photographs of her were widely distributed on the internet.
Tse's most notable films have included Young and Dangerous: The Prequel (1998), Gen-X Cops (1999), Time and Tide (2000), and Invisible Target (2007). He also collaborated with Jackie Chan in New Police Story (2004). Tse has also acted in romance films including Tiramisu (2002) and Jade Goddess of Mercy (2003). Late in his career, he ventured into comedic roles in Enter the Phoenix (2004), A Chinese Tall Story (2005), and McDull, the Alumni (2006). In the Hong Kong translated version of A Bug's Life (蟲蟲特工隊), Tse did the voice dubbing for the character Flik. He also lent his voice to the Chinese animation film Lotus Lantern (1999). Tse's performance in Bodyguards and Assassins (2009), earned him an Asian Film Award at the 4th Asian Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor, and in 2011, Tse received a Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor at the 30th Hong Kong Film Awards for The Stool Pigeon (2010), beating fellow actors Chow Yun-fat, Jacky Cheung, Tony Leung Ka-fai, and Nick Cheung. Tse had a love for martial arts at a young age, but he formally learned martial arts for the screen from stunt leader Jackie Chan and Chung Chi Li for films such as, Gen-X-Cops and Invisible Target. He worked with Donnie Yen for martial arts film, Dragon Tiger Gate. He still practices martial arts for the screen and exercise. He's also a Wing Chun practitioner, being trained by fellow co-star and friend Philip Ng alongside co-star and friend Andy On.
In November 2012, Tse attended a Hong Kong Avenue of Stars Hand Imprint Ceremony.
On 28 October 2016, Tse was honoured as the first ever "Friend of Michelin", awarded for Michelin-star-worthy non-professional chefs and restaurateurs. On November 30, 2017, he prepared the dessert course for A Night Among the Stars, a seven course gala dinner with Michelin-star chefs Alain Ducasse, Kwong Wai-keung, Tam Kwok-fung, Fabrice Vulin, Hidemichi Seki, and Noah Sandoval.
Currently, Nicholas Tse is 42 years, 7 months and 1 days old. Nicholas Tse will celebrate 43rd birthday on a Tuesday 29th of August 2023.
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