Daniel Wu ( born September 30, 1974 in San Francisco ;吴彦祖Chinese, Cantonese Ng Yin Cho, Mandarin Wú Yànzǔ ) is an American- Chinese actor who has achieved mainly through his films from Hong Kong a high degree of recognition.
He grew Wu in Orinda, California. He attended the Head -Royce School in Oakland. Since he was young, he was interested in martial arts, particularly for Wushu. In 1997, he went to Hong Kong and began his Model and acting career. 2005 Wu founded his first band Alive, which was also seen in one of his films. In the same year he won the Golden Horse Award for the role in New Police Story and 2007, he was honored as Best New Director for The Heavenly Kings.