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Nicholas Tse

Nicholas Tse Ting-Fung was born on August 29, 1980, and spent most of his formative years in Vancouver and Phoenix, Arizona. Hong Kong audiences, however, became acquainted with him as a child due to his parents, veteran actors Patrick Tse and Deborah Li.

Initially starting out in music, Tse became a professional singer and performer after signing a long-term contract with Fitto Entertainment Ltd. in 1996. In 1997, the Hong Kong Commercial Radio invited him as a guest singer on the Annual Ultimate Song Award Presentation. His debut album, My Attitude, released in May of that year became an immediate success. It hit number 3 on the Hong Kong IFPI Chart making it the best- selling album for two consecutive weeks and was certified platinum for selling over 50,000 units in Hong Kong. Since that time he has become one of the top solo recording artists in the region, touring extensively in China and throughout Asia, including playing to sold-out crowds in Singapore, Tokyo, and Osaka.

Tse made his first venture into motion pictures with his role as a young Chan Ho-Nam in 1998's Young and Dangerous: The Prequel. His performance was rewarded with a Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Artist. He quickly followed up with strong outings in Metade Fumaca and Gen-X Cops in 1999, as well as My Schoolmate, the Barbarian in 2001. In addition, Tse had a scene-stealing cameo in Comic King and wrote and co-directed a short with fellow actor Stephen Fung for the anthology film Heroes in Love. The last few years have been a prolific time for Tse as an actor with roles in several feature films released in 2004 alone, including New Police Story, opposite Jackie Chan. Tse is still very active in the commercial and print ad world and has endorsement agreements with a number of internationally known companies such as Coca Cola, Puma and Sony.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Nicholas Tse Facts

BirthdayAugust 29, 1980 (43)
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Nicholas Tse compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Storm Rider: Clash of the Evils
Spike Lee Joint Collection
New Police Story
The Promise
The Storm Warriors
Invisible Target
The Viral Factor
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