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Cung Le

Cung Le is one of the most famous names in the Martial Arts Fight World, "…pound for pound one of the most exciting fighters of all time." (Dave Carter, Inside Kung Fu) Cung Le is not only a four-time world champion in his prime – he is also a dedicated father and role model to millions. Cung's magnetic personality and charisma have now translated to the next logical step: a thriving career in film. First off, Cung appears opposite Channing Tatum and Terrence Howard in Fighting for director Dito Montiel, released in April ‘09. Cung also portrays Marshall Law in the independent feature film Tekken, based on the widely popular video game. Le ended 2008 with a role in Master Yuen Woo-Ping's epic Chinese film True Legend opposite Michelle Yoeh.

Le has captivated his television audience with outstanding victories on ESPN2 StrikeForce, Pay-Per-View's K-1 Superfights, DRAKA Championships and Shidokan, The Triathlon of Martial Arts. Most recently on SHOWTIME SPORTS EliteXC/Strikeforce, Cung defeated Frank Shamrock for the Middleweight Championship Title.

In 1975, three days before the fall of Saigon, Cung Le and his mother Anne escaped Vietnam with most of his family by helicopter under heavy gunfire. They spent several weeks in a refugee camp in the Philippines. They had a sponsor in America and were able to start their new lives in San Jose, California. Le's beginning, his challenges, his victories, and the road ahead are featured in three unforgettable episodes of the television series Journey of a Champion. Cung is also featured as the subject of a documentary that chronicles his life in Cung Le, The Making of a Champion, beginning with Le as a child in Vietnam, following him as a wrestler in college, and taking the audience ringside for his many hard fought victories. The film also takes you behind the scenes to see the type of grueling training that makes a champion. Le was also the featured guest for The Discovery Channel documentary On the Inside: Martial Art. At the prestigious 2004 Asia Entertainments Awards, Le was honoured as the most famous Vietnamese Martial Artist in the world. He received this award in Los Angeles amidst a first class, Oscars-like ceremony. With this honor, Le is now in possession of over 35 major awards.

Le is currently in Shanghai starring in the film Bodyguards and Assassins with Donnie Yen.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.

Cung Le Facts

BirthplaceSaigon, Vietnam

Selected Filmography

Not available.