Andy Lau

Biography

Despite the fact that Lau was born (27 September 1961, Tai Po, Hong Kong) from a family with little fortune, he is well-known as one of the most hardworking and dedicated actors and singers in Hong Kong. As a young boy he had to fetch water for his family up to eight times a day because their house was not equipped with plumbing. He later graduated from a Band One Secondary School, Ho Lap College in San Po Kong, Kowloon. He is also known as a talented Chinese calligrapher. Lau still remains as one of the strongest icons in Asia. Spouse: Carol Chu (24 June 2008 - present) Trivia: Started career as a TV actor. Once a side kick of Yun-Fat Chow. They made 4 movies together: Ying hung ho hon (1987), Gong woo ching (1987), Du shen (1989) and Dou hap (1991). They also made two TV series together: "Yang ka cheung" (1986) and "Sou hat yi" (1982). Named as "Four Kings" of Hong Kong pop-music industry with Jacky Cheung, Leon Lai and Aaron Kwok in the early 90s. He was one of the "5 Tigers" in TVB with Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Felix Wong, Kiu Wai Miu, and Ken Tong in the 1980s. Has the most awards won by a male Cantonese pop artist, as of April 2000 he had 292 awards. Since 1992 he has appeared in concert 179 times. [As of 2003] Awarded "No. 1 Box-office Actor 1985-2005" of Hong Kong, yielding a total box office of HKD 1,733,275,816 for shooting 108 films in the past 20 years. Awarded honorary fellow member by the Hongkong Academy of Performing Arts (HKAPA). Past recipients of the honor include Yun-Fat Chow, John Woo and 'Anthony Wong (IX)'. Lau was awarded the Asian Filmmaker of the Year in the 2006 Pusan International Film Festival in Busan (formerly Pusan), Korea. He received the award after initiating a project Focus First Cuts to finance films from fledging Asian directors. One of the 6 films, the black comedy Feng kuang de shi tou (2006) (aka Crazy Stone), has gone on to become to date the second top-grossing film in China this year.

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Birth Name

Lau Fok Wing

Birth Place

Tai Po, Hong Kong

Birth Date

9/27/1961
Known For
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The Warlords

Zhao Er-Hu (as Dehua Liu)

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Infernal Affairs

Inspector Lau Kin Ming

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Infernal Affairs III

Inspector Lau Kin Ming

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Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon

Zhao Zilong

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Battle of the Warriors

Ge Li - the Mohist

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Fulltime Killer

Lok Tok-Wah

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As Tears Go By

Wah

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Island On Fire

Lau / Boss Lee

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Shock Wave

Cheung J.S.

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Running Out of Time

Cheung

Starring In
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Moscow Mission

Vasily

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I Did It My Way

Lin Zhen'an

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The Wandering Earth II

Tu Yuheng

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End Game

Zhou Quan

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Shock Wave 2

Poon Shing Fung

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The White Storm 2: Drug Lords

Yu Shun Tin

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Fagara

Kwok Tin-yan

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Chasing The Dragon

Lui Lok

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The Adventurers

Zhang Dan

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Shock Wave

Cheung J.S.

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Railroad Tigers

Teacher (Special Thanks)

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The Great Wall

Strategist Wang

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From Vegas to Macau III

Michael Chan / Dagger

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The Bodyguard

Li Zheng Jiu

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Our Times

Self

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From Vegas to Macau II

Dagger / Little Knife

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Lost and Love

Lei Zekuan

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Golden Chickensss

Self

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Switch

Xiao Jinhan

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Firestorm

Police Inspector Lui

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Blind Detective

Chong Si-teun / Johnston

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Cold War

Security Bureau Chief

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A Simple Life

Roger

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What Women Want

Sun Zi Gang

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Shaolin

Hou Chieh / Chinochueh

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Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Detective Dee

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Future X-Cops

Kidd

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Yau lung hei fung

Sam Ching

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The Founding of a Republic

Yu Jishi

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Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon

Zhao Zilong

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The Warlords

Zhao Er-Hu (as Dehua Liu)

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Protégé

Lin Quin

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Battle of the Warriors

Ge Li - the Mohist

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童夢奇緣 Wait Til You're Older

Kwong

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A World Without Thieves

Wang Bo

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House of Flying Daggers

Leo

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Magic Kitchen

Chuen Yao

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Triad Underworld

Hung Yan-jau

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Yesterday Once More

Mr. To

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Infernal Affairs III

Inspector Lau Kin Ming

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Cat and Mouse

Zhan Zhao

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Running on Karma

Big

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Infernal Affairs

Inspector Lau Kin Ming

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Fast Funny and Furious: Jackie Chan - Veloz e Furioso

Self (archive footage)

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FAT CHOI SPIRIT

Andy

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Fulltime Killer

Lok Tok-Wah

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Love On A Diet

Fatso

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The Duel

Cool-Son Yeh

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Needing You

Andy Cheung / The Cupid Express

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Running Out of Time

Cheung

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Century of the Dragon

Fai-lone

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A True Mob Story

Wai Cheung-Dee

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Du xia 1999

King

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Conman 1999

King

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Island of Greed

Capt. Fong Kuo Fai

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San Seung Hoi taan

Ding Lik (as Andy T.W. Lau)

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A Moment of Romance III

Lau Tin-Wai

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Cover Hard 3 - The Great Adventures

Wai Lok-yan / Mandy Chan

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Full Throttle

Wah

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The Legend of Drunken Master

Counter Intelligence Officer

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Heaven and Earth

Cheung Ye-Pang

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Hard Killers: China White III

Ko Sau (The Judge)

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Dunken Master 3

Yeung Kwan

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The Three Swordsmen

Siu Sam-siu

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Moon Warriors

Fei

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Perfect Exchange

Mandy Chin

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Chao ji xue xiao ba wang

Ti Man / Balrog LaCerda

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Casino Tycoon II

Benny Ho San

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Handsome Siblings

Fishy (as Tak-wah Lau)

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Saviour of The Soul 2

Ching-Yan

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Casino Tycoon

Benny Ho Hsin

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What a Hero!

Yuen Ta Wah

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Lee Rock

Lui Lok (as Tak-wah Lau)

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Days of Being Wild

Tide

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Casino Raiders II

Chicken Feet

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Zodiac Killers

Ben Li

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God of gamblers II

Michael Chan / Dagger / Little Knife / The Knight of Gamblers

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Saviour of the Soul

Ching

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Hard Boiled 3 - The Last Blood

Brother Bee

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A Moment of Romance

Wah Dee

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God of Gamblers

Michael Chan / Little Knife / Dagger

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Island On Fire

Lau / Boss Lee

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Dragon in Jail

Henry Tse

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Kung Fu vs. Acrobats

Charles

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Hong Kong Corruptor

Wah (Guest star)

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The First Time Is the Last Time

Yung

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Casino Raiders

Crab Chan

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China White

Adoptive Father (Hong Kong version only)

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The Truth: Final Episode

Raymond Lau

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The Romancing Star 3

Lau Bei

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Sang Gong Kei Bing 3

Li Cheung-Kong

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As Tears Go By

Wah

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Dragon Family

Lung Wah

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The Truth

Raymond Lau

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Top Fighter

(archive footage)

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Last Eunuch in China

Han-Ming

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Ying hung ho hon

Lam Ting Kwok

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Rich and Famous

Lam Ting Kwok

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Magic Crystal

Andy Lo

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Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars

Associate of Muscles

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Shanghai 13

The Student

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Boat People

To Minh (as Andy Tak-Wah Lau)

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