Daniel Wu
Daniel Wu
Celebrated Name: Daniel Wu
Real Name/Full Name: Daniel Wu Yin-Zu
Gender: Male
Age: 49 years old
Birth Date: 30th September 1974
Birth Place: Berkeley, California
Nationality: American
Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Weight: 78 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Lisa Selesner
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Raven Wu)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Daniel Wu Gay?: No
Profession: Actor, director, and producer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $25 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Daniel Wu is an American actor, director, and producer. He has a Chinese origin and thus the name Wu which is his family name and Yan-Zu as his parents originated from china. One of his roles in acting is in the film, the Chinese language film industry, which made him popular. He started his acting career in 1998 and till he is still acting, having been featured in more than 60 films. He has also been awarded several awards from his outstanding acting roles.

Maybe you know about Daniel Wu very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Daniel Wu’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Daniel Wu was born on 30th September 1974 in Berkeley, California, in the US. His parents happen to be Diana Wu and George Wu. His father has a Chinese origin while his mother is an American. His father had originated from China in 1949 during the communist revolution in China.

His mother was a college professor while his father was an engineer. He also had other siblings who are older than him. He has two sisters, Greta and Gloria Wu. They also had an older brother who died when he was just two years. He spent his early childhood life in Orinda, California, together with his family.

Daniel attended Head-Royce School and later in the University of Oregon, where he did architecture. As he was growing up, he loved art martial and studied wushu when he was 11. While at the university, he began a wushu club where he was the coach of the club.

His role model was Jackie Chan, and after graduating, he traveled to Hong Kong but was not into acting at that time. His sister encouraged him to do modeling, and while there, he was noticed by Yonfan, a film director who introduced him in starring in a movie.

Personal Life

Daniel is married to Lisa S. They got married on 6th April 2010. The couple is blessed with one daughter, Raven Wu, who was born in 2013. Together with his family, he resides in different places such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and Oakland. He has not forgotten about his martial arts and still takes part in training Wushu.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 30th September 1974, Daniel Wu is 49 years old as of today’s date 21st July 2024. His height is 5 feet, 11 inches tall, and his weight is 78 kg.


Wu’s first role in his acting came in the film of 1988, Bishonen, a Chinese movie, and although he could not speak or read Chinese at that time, he still succeeded. The same year he acted in two other films, the City of Glass, which led to his first award nomination as the best new actor and a supporting role in Young and Dangerous film.

The same year he met his childhood role model Jackie Chan and signed in to his group with the help of Willie Chan. In 1999, his role in Gen-X Cops increased his popularity, followed by Purple Storm and Love Undercover.

Wu formed his boy band called Alive together with other members who included Terence Yin, Andrew Lin, and also Conroy Chan, which tried to promote the acting industry. Wu has continued with his acting career, and in 2015 he starred in an action series, Into the Badlands is the executive producer of the same film. In 2016 took a role in the film Warcraft. In 2018 he starred in the film Tomb Raider and Caught in Time in 2019.

Awards & Achievements

Wu has received quite a number of awards. He has received 12 award nominations, including two Golden Horse Awards for Best Leading Actor, Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actor, and Best New Performer in 1998. He has also won around three awards, which are the 41st Golden Horse Awards for the best-supporting actor, 26th Hong Kong Film Awards for the best new director, and also the 7th Chinese Film Media Awards. Some of the works which have led to his achievements include New Police Story, the Heavenly Kings, and that Demon within among others.

Net Worth & Salary of Daniel Wu in 2024

Daniel Wu Net Worth
Daniel Wu Net Worth

As of July 2024, Daniel Wu has an estimated net worth of $25 million. His income has come from his acting career, which he has been doing and made a great success. Apart from acting, he involves himself in several other activities, which helps to increase his earnings.

He still does modeling but as a spokesperson for products like L’ Oreal and Seiko. He has also performed in the song HK Superstar sang by Jin, who is a rapper. He has also invested in Racks MDB Shanghai, a program that began in 2008. He also has created his own website called alivenotdead.com, where artists and filmmakers interact with their fans as well as getting exposure to their career.

Wu is one of the popular actors who have prospered in their career. Wu has been very dedicated to his career, which has made him a very successful man. Some of the hobbies that Daniel Wu love is travelling, doing photography, playing basketball, boxing, and board sports.


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