Andy Lau is a proficient Chinese entertainer who has exercised great skills in acting, film production, and music. He is regarded as one of the most-successful Chinese actors of all time. The talented star has set different Guinness World Records and equally received lots of accolades for his exceptional performances. Read on, as we take a sneak peek at his bio, family, net worth, and other interesting facts below.
Andy Lau Brief Bio (Age)
Born in Tai Po, Hong Kong on the 27th of September 1961; Andy Lau was considered to be born into a wealthy family as his grandfather was a landowner and his father a fireman. He moved to the slum of Diamond Hill with his father when he was six and there, he had his inconclusive secondary education at Ho Lap College in San Po Kong, Kowloon.
His Acting Career
Soon after he dropped out of high school, Andy Lau began his career. At first, he signed with Hong Kong-based television broadcasting company (TVB) where he eventually began his acting career in 1981. He appeared in the 1982 television series titled The Emissary and went on to play the role of Yang Guo in the then popular series known as The Return of Condor Heros, his impressive performance in the series earned him a spot in the limelight.
Subsequently, Andy landed a role in an All-Star challenge series tagged the Five Tiger Generals of TVB because the series also stars the likes of Felix Wong, Kent Tong, Tony Leung, and Michael Miu, which were the then most popular young actors and singers in Hong Kong. Afterwards, he played minor roles in Teddy Robin’s movie titled Once Upon a Rainbow. Interestingly, Andy also appeared in Boat People, The Truth, On the Wrong Track, and As Tears Go By in the later 80’s.
During the ’90s, Andy Lau starred in a handful of movies including A Fighter’s Blue, Running out of Time, A Moment of Romance, Infernal Affairs and House of Flying Dragon. The actor was named box office number one from 1985 to the year 2005 in Hong Kong, which earned him a box office total of about 1.7 billion Hong Kong Dollars.
In the same 2005, on the 1st of June, a wax figure of Andy was erected at the Madame Tussauds of Hong Kong, because of his numerous achievements. Andy equally got the Nielsen Box Office Star of Asia awarded to him by the Nielsen Company in 2007.
Andy is such a talented man that didn’t just exhibit his skills by pulling off different roles given to him in many movies but also nurtured new talents in the Asian Film Industry. He started up his own production company in 1991, called Teamwork Motion Pictures, which received a name change in 2002 to Focus Group Holdings Limited. The company did so well that in 2006; she earned him an award in the Pusan Internation Film Festival as that Asian Filmmaker of the year. Some of his award-winning movies include A Simple Life, A Fighter’s Blues which is the 100th movie he produced and made in Hong Kong. Andy also has action blockbusters Shock Wave and Firestorm which had very huge budgets.
In addition, he released his first album in 1985 titled Only Know that I Still Love You, under Capital Artists, this particular album didn’t do well as it was not a big hit, but his success in the music industry showed that with hard work and perseverance results can be achieved. Despite not having a voice generally associated with popular music, Andy became one of the most successful singers in Cantopop.
His career in the music industry reached the peak in 1990; after he released his album titled Would It Be Possible. It also earned him a spot at the RTHK award category every year consecutively until 2007
Net Worth: How Much is Andy Lau Worth?
The multi-talented movie star has made a lot of money from his acting as well as music career. Andy has been enjoying a net worth of $70 million. He earns his net worth from his acting career, music career, and other endeavors.
Andy Lau’s Wife And Daughter
In addition to his blossoming career, Andy Lau is a happily married man and he has one child. He got hitched to his long-term sweetheart, Carol Chu. His gorgeous wife is a Malaysian-Chinese, born on April 6th, 1966. There’s no much information with regards to his wife; Carol came into the limelight following her marriage to the movie star.
The pair began their relationship a long time ago and after 24 years of successful courtship, they tied the knot in a small wedding held in Las Vagas in 2008. Four years after their wedding, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Hanna Lau. His marriage to Carol is a successful one as there is no sign of marital issues.
His Height And Other Interesting Facts
- Lau stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
- Andy Lau holds the World Guinness Record for most awards won by a Cantopop artist.
- He is one of the most successful Hong Kong entertainers.
- The actor earned Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership in 2018.
- Lau began his acting career in 1981 and has starred in several blockbuster movies till date.
- The amazing actor was born and raised in Hong Kong, China.