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Overview (4)

Born in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Birth NameLi Jiaheng
Nicknames Kris
FanFan
Duizhang
Benben
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kris Wu (Chinese name: Wu Yifan) is a Chinese-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter, active in China. He has starred in many Chinese box office hits, such as You yi ge di fang zhi you wo men zhi dao (2015), Lao pao er (2015), Mei ren yu (2016), and Xia You Qiao Mu (2016), and Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back (2017), as well as English-language films like xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017).

Kris was born and raised in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. He was born Li Jiahéng, and later changed his legal Chinese name to Wu Yifan, for personal reasons.

At the age of ten, he immigrated to Vancouver, Canada with his mother. He returned to China at the age of fifteen, and attended Guangzhou No. 7 Middle School for a short period. He was a "sports student' and was named captain of the school's basketball team. His team won 1st place in the China Junior NBA tournament in the South China Region that year. After that win, he was offered an NCAA scholarship that he had to turn down to follow his mother back to Vancouver, where he attended Point Grey Secondary School and Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School. He was also the captain of the basketball team for both schools.

At the age of 17, Kris auditioned for S.M. Entertainment's Canadian Global Auditions, which were held in Vancouver on October 14th, 2007. After passing the auditions, he moved to South Korea in January 2008 and became an S.M trainee.

He started his career as a member of Chinese-South Korean boy band Exo and the leader of its sub-unit Exo-M. On May 15, 2014, Kris filed a lawsuit against S.M. Entertainment to terminate his contract, stating violation of human rights as the main reason. On October 10, EXO-M's Han Lu also filed a lawsuit against S.M. Entertainment to nullify his contract. On July 30, 2015, S.M Entertainment Filed a lawsuit against Kris and the Chinese companies working with him at the Beijing court, stating that "these activities have infringed the rights of the EXO members and SM, and have caused great financial harm to us and our partners. This is not only an abuse of the system, but also an unethical move that has betrayed the trust of this company and the other members." The following day, Kris released a statement defending himself stating that S.M. Entertainment had made him leave the group for several months and that S.M. Entertainment's way of mistreating and neglecting their artists resulted in serious health issues: he had to take medication to be able to work from July 2013 to January 2014, when he was diagnosed with Myocarditis, which S.M. Entertainment did nothing about. He then lost trust in the company which pushed him to choose to request for contract termination. Lawsuit is still going and the court hasn't pronounced the verdict for both Kris' and Luhan's cases. Since May of 2014 he is active in China, He is very successful in different fields, broke records, and as of 2016, he has filmed in 9 movies in just 2 years.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (10)

He has a Borneo Scorpion tattoo on his upper left arm.
People say that Kris looks cold and dangerous. The EXO members say that when you really know him, he is very warm-hearted and caring.
He has a alpaca plush named Ace. A fan gave it to him, and he has developed a strange attachment to it. He calls it the 13th member of EXO.
He is called the King of Fashion in EXO-M. The members ask him for fashion advice.
He is the first male celebrity to grace the cover of Vogue China.
He is the first male Chinese celebrity to attend at Met Gala.
On February 12, Kris joined Team Canada to play against Team USA for the NBA All-Stars Celebrity Game held in Toronto. Team Canada took home the win with a score of 74 - 64! Kris contributed to the team by scoring six points and seven rebounds.
Kris is among one of the very first Chinese celebrities born in the 1990s to have a wax figure on display at Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum, in Shanghai.
He can play piano, cello, saxophone and drums.
He is fluent in four languages: Cantonese, English, Mandarin, and Korean.

Personal Quotes (6)

I wish I can fly, to be able to fly to wherever our fans are.
I like you, every single one of you.
Life is a game. Play it.
Forgive me for being powerless, for only being able to do things with a limit, when you do so much for me.
You're young, be adventurous, don't give up, and then your dream will come true.
You have to work hard, work hard for everything. You will definitely get something out of it. Sometimes it's not because you won't get something back, it's because it's not the time yet.

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