Ge Hu

Biography

Ge Hu (a.k.a. Hu Ge) is a native of Shanghai, China. He became a part-time TV host at age fourteen and appeared in dozens of TV commercials between primary and high school years. From 2001 to 2005, he majored in acting at the prestigious Shanghai Theatre Academy. While attending college, Hu attained stardom in China and Taiwan as Li Xiaoyao, the lead role of a TV series Chinese Paladin (2005), which was adapted from the Wuxia PC game of the same name. This series, and several others, made Hu widely popular among young audiences and brought him several performing arts awards. However, a car accident in 2006 interrupted his career. His assistant died in the crash while he sustained serious facial injuries. After multiple surgeries and nine months of recovery, he returned to the set of Legend of Condor Heroes (2008) where he had left off. His next two series, Chinese Paladin III (2009) and The Myth (2010), both became instant hits. Ge Hu has taken on diverse roles in different genres in recent years. He played Lin Juemin, an early revolutionary rebelling against the Qing empire in Jackie Chan's history movie 1911 Revolution" (2011), for which he was nominated for the Hundred Flowers Award for Best New Performer. He was producer and lead actor for Xuan Yuan Sword - Rift of the Sky (2012). In 2013, he spent almost a year playing the lead role in Director Stan Lai's 8-hour long stage play A Dream Like a Dream (2000). Hu's compelling performance as Mei Changsu/Su Zhe/Lin Shu in Nirvana in Fire (2015) propelled him to new heights as China's most influential actor of the year. This and his two other roles in The Disguiser (2015) and Good Times (2015) garnered over a dozen awards, including the 2016 Magnolia Award for Best Actor. He has over 66 million followers on his weibo.com mini-blog. In 2007, Hu funded a Hope elementary school for the needy children in a remote village in Yunnan in memory of his late assistant. He has been regularly involved in other charitable causes such as GreenRiver Protection of Sichuan and More Love Foundation. In 2016, he was designated as the tourism ambassador of Shanghai to promote his home city to the world.

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
The Climbers October 4, 2019