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Nicky Wu (吴奇隆, born on Oct 31st, 1970) is a Taiwanese singer and actor.


Nicky first shot to fame in 1988 by joining Taiwanese boy band Little Tigers Team along with Alec Su and Julian Chen. Since then his career has spanned into movies, TV, music albums in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China. Alec Su, Taiwanese pop star and well-known actor. ...

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Childhood

Nicky is the second eldest in the Wu family, with one older brother and one younger. When Nicky was young, people described him as very energetic, mischievous, and good at athletics. Consequently Nicky participated in Judo and Tae Kwon Do. His hard working efforts in these two sports earned him three black belts in Judo and five black belts in Tai Kwon Do. Moreover Nicky was the provincial Taiwanese Tae Kwon Do champion for three consecutive years. It seemed like Nicky's career as an athlete was inevitable until a chance of stardom struck upon him. Judo (Japanese: 柔道, jūdō; gentle way) is a martial art, combat sport, and philosophy which originated in Japan. ... Taekwondo is the Korean national sport and martial art, and is also one of the worlds most commonly practiced sports. ...


Furthermore the multi-talented Nicky also earned awards in calligraphy, drawing, swimming, and essay-writing, and throughout the years, he was able to maintain in the top three of his class in terms of academics.


Rise to Stardom

In 1988, when Nicky was 17, he was spotted by an entertainment agent while working on a part time job who told him to audition for the boy band Little Tigers Team. Nicky was more focused on developing his career as an athlete, but eventually they persuaded him to do so. Nicky was chosen along with two others Alec Su and Julian Chen, and Nicky was given the name of "霹雳虎" in the band.


With the release of their albums "Happy New Year" (《新年快乐》) and "Leisurely Cruising" (《逍遥游》), The Little Tigers Team achieved instant success, and became pop idols overnight. During that time, their popularity succeeded all others Taiwanese artists, and created whirlwinds in Taiwan, Mainland China, and Singapore. The band's success probably began a new generation of Taiwanese pop idols, which led to creation of more boy bands such as F4. The highlighted area in the map is what is commonly known as mainland China. Mainland China (Simplified Chinese: 中国大陆; Traditional Chinese: 中國大陸; pinyin: Zhōnggúo Dàlù; literally The Chinese Massive Landmass or Continental China) is an informal (disputed — see talk page) geographical term which is usually synonymous with the area... F4 or F-4 can mean: F4, a popular boy band from Taiwan. ...


Going Solo

After selling millions of copies of the Little Tigers Team's singles and tapes, the band was forced to break apart due to Julian Chen's compulsory military service. Consequently Nicky branched out into the entertainment industry by himself, releasing Mandarin and Cantonese albums with hit singles such as "Best Wishes to You" ("祝你一路顺风") and "Waiting Day by Day" ("一天一天等下去"). Going solo proved out be successful for Nicky Wu when he won the 1993 Best New Artist Award in Hong Kong and the box office success of the Tsui Hark movie "The Butterfly Lovers"( 1994), where he starred as the male protagonist Liang Shangbo alongside Charlie Yeung. Tsui Hark (Chinese: 徐克; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hsü Ko) (born Tsui Man-kong (徐文光) on February 15, 1950) is a New Wave film director in Hong Kong who is also a highly influential producer, often likened to Steven Spielberg for a similar galvanizing effect on his countrys cinematic scene. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Nicky also starred in dozens of other films such as "Love in the Time of Twilight" (1995), "Thunder Cop" (1996), "Never Say Goodbye" (2001), but none of these films were able to match the sucesss of "The Butterfly Lovers".


However Nicky's musical success earned him the title as one of Taiwan's four small heavenly kings along with Alec Su, Jimmy Lin, and Takeshi Kaneshiro, a title given to the four most popular teen idols in Taiwan. Takeshi Kaneshiro Takeshi Kaneshiro (金城武, Hepburn: Kaneshiro Takeshi, Pinyin: Jīnchéng Wŭ, born October 11, 1973) is a male actor and model. ...


Developing Further

With the broadcast and the high ratings of the TVB series "At the Threshold of an Era", ATV series "Treasure Venture", and Taiwanese series "Treasure Raiders" in mainland China, Nicky Wu achieved fame in mainland in the television industry. Since then Nicky has been getting mainland TV series offers while not giving up on film, recently starring the highly budgeted film "Battle of Wits" alongside Andy Lau. REDIRECT Television Broadcasts Limited ... ... ATV can refer to: All-terrain vehicle, the a personal recreational vehicle normally consisting of a motorcycle-like engine, four balloon tires and a fiberglass body; a four-wheeler. ... Top: Andy Lau (right) with Idy Chan in 1983 TVB The Return of the Condor Heroes - Bottom: Andy Lau (left) with Takeshi Kaneshiro in 2004 House of Flying Daggers Andy Lau Tak-wah (Traditional Chinese: 劉德華; Simplified Chinese: 刘德华; pinyin: Liú Déhuá; Jyutping: Lau4 Dak1 Waa4) (born September 27, 1961 in...


Filmography

Movies

2006
Zhong Lie Tu (忠烈图)
Battle of Wits (墨攻)


2001
First Story of Love (初恋的故事)
Never Say Goodbye (有人说爱我)


2000
A Matter of Time (新赌国仇城)


1999
Deja Vu (缘, 妙不可言)
My Heart Will Go On (我心不死)
Boy Girl (好孩子)


1997
Stand Behind the Yellow Line (生日多恋事)
The Kid Vs The Cop (天生绝配)
Jail in Burning Island (火烧岛之横行霸道)


1996
Naughty Boys and Soldiers (狗蛋大兵)
King of Comic (漫画王)
Thunder Cops (新喋血双雄)
Forever Friends (号角响起)


1995
Young Policemen in Love (新扎师兄追女仔)
Remember M Remember E (那有一天不想你)
Love in the Time of Twilight (花月佳期)
Young Policemen in Love is a 1995 Hong Kong movie directed by Chu Yin-ping. ...


1994
The Butterfly Lovers (梁祝)
The Butterfly Lovers is a Chinese legend about the tragic romance between two lovers, Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, or Liang Zhu, from whom the name of the legend is known in Chinese (梁山伯與祝英台, pinyin: Liáng Shānbó yǔ Zhù Yīngtái, often abbreviated as 梁祝, Liáng-Zhù). The...


1993
In Between (新同居时代)


1992
To Miss with Love (逃学歪传)


1990
Wandering Heroes (游侠儿)


TV

2006
Da Ma Tou (大码头)
Feng Man Lou (风满楼)


2005
Li Hou Zhu Yu Zhao Kuang Yin (李后主与赵匡胤)
Jing Wei Tian Hai (精卫填海) (Special Guest Star)


2004
Iron Fisted Drifter (铁拳浪子)
Six Fingered Demon Lute (六指琴魔) (Special Guest Star)
Heroes on a Silk Road (丝路豪侠)


2003
Musketeers and Princess (名捕震关东)
Wesley (冒险王卫斯理)


2002
Pursuing Dreams (追梦)
Treasure Raiders (萧十一郎)


2000
Treasure Venture (侠女闯天关)


1999
At the Threshold of an Era (创世纪)
It Files (IT档案)


1990
Little Hero, Dragon Whirlwind (小侠龙旋风)


Discography

Little Tigers Team Albums

Happy New Year ( 1988)
Leisurely Cruising (1989)
Boys Don't Cry (1989)
Red Dragonfly (1990)
Meeting of the Stars (1990)
Love (1991)
Goodbye (1991)
Best Dance Remix (1992)
The Stars Still Shine (1993)
Happy Forever (1994)
Feeling Helplessly Worried (1995)
Little Tigers 1995 Concert Live (1996)


Mandarin Albums

Youth Chasing Wind (1992)
Pursuing Dreams (1993)
Suddenly Looking Back (1993)
Want to Find a Place (1994)
Fly Together (1994)
Insist (1995)
Lonely Star 119 (1995)
Thundering Storm Compilation (1996)
Sing a Movie (1996)
Hero (1997)


Cantonese Albums

Waiting Day by Day (1993)
Love for a Future (1994)
Loving You (1994)
My Summer Dream (1994)
Strange and Deep New Song Compilation (1994)
Find Me (1996)
Warner's I Love Classics Collection (1999)


External Links

http://nicholaswu.com/
http://www.snowblue.net/


 
 

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