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Su performing in Las Vegas, USA, 2012
|Chinese name||蘇有朋 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||苏有朋 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Sū Yǒupéng (Mandarin)|
|Ancestry||Nanchang, Jiangxi, China (Hakka)|
11 September 1973 |
|Other name(s)||Guaiguai Hu (乖乖虎; "Obedient Tiger")
|Occupation||actor, singer, producer|
|Associated acts||Xiao Hu Dui|
Su You-peng (born 11 September 1973), also known as Alec Su, is a Taiwanese actor, singer and television producer.
The 1998-1999 mega-hit TV series My Fair Princess marked a turning point in Su's career. Since then he has had a successful career in acting, starring in highly-popular dramas such as The Legendary Siblings (1999), Romance in the Rain (2001), and The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber (2003). Su has won awards from Hundred Flowers Awards and Macau International Movie Festival for the films The Message (2009) and The Love Song of Kang Ding (2010) respectively.
He is currently directing his first film, The Left Ear.
Alec Su's career started in 1988, at the age of 15, when he joined the Little Tigers trio. The band was the first idol singing group that debuted in the Taiwanese music industry and Alec was labelled as the "obedient tiger." The group's popularity was unprecedented; the Little Tigers attracted fans from Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and amongst Chinese communities around the world. The success of the band began the new generation of Taiwanese pop culture in the early 1990s. In 2010, the Little Tigers were invited to participate in the CCTV Spring Festival Gala, in which they sang a medley of three of their biggest hits and won accolades as the "favorite singing group" for the event.
Apart from being a popular singer, during this period Su was epitomized by the general public as a superior student. He attended Taiwan's number one high school, Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School and was accepted into the prestigious National Taiwan University, where he majored in Mechanical Engineering . Su's experiences describing his high school years, preparing for the Taiwan university entrance examinations while trying to also juggle his performing schedule as a member of a wildly popular singing group, are recorded in his 1995 book entitled My Days at Jian Zhong / Youth Never Die.
However, as Su became so well known at such a young age, he felt that he had lost his freedom as a result of being in the limelight. At the age of 21, a year before his university graduation in Taiwan, Su decided to leave school and study abroad in England.
In 1995, after the breakup of Little Tigers, Su embarked on an acting career. His role as the Wu Ah Ge, Yongqi in the Chinese TV series blockbuster My Fair Princess I and II won him fame as a television actor in 1997. He continued in 2000 with another hit TV series Romance in the Rain. His later TV series include Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre (2002), Magic Touch of Fate (2004, costarring Taiwanese actress Ruby Lin and Korean singer Kang Ta), and Mischievous Princess (2005). He collaborated with Korean actress Chae Rim in two 2003 productions, Love of the Aegean Sea and Warriors of the Yang Clan.
In 2006, Su appeared in the 1930s drama Jiang Ji Jiu Ji co-starring with Li Qian, Cecilia Ye Tong, and Paul Chun, and which aired in Spring 2007. In 2008 he acted in the TV drama Re Ai, which aired in the spring of 2009.
Movies and music
In recent years, Su has been concentrating on his film career. Since the second half of 2008 he has participated in more than a half-dozen film projects. Su also appears in the ensemble piece, Fit Lover, which had a November 2008 release, as well as guest starring in a short Taiwan film, L-O-V-E. The high-profile 1940s-period espionage drama, The Message, had a wide release in Asia in autumn 2009, has been included in several international film festivals, and received several nominations (and one win, for Li Bing Bing as "Best Actress") for the 2009 Golden Horse awards. A Singing Fairy, shot in Guangxi Province, and a biography of Macau composer Xian Xinghai, titled The Star and the Sea, both opened in limited release in December 2009. The Four Cupids, a romantic comedy, premiered in April 2010. Film projects for 2010 included The Love Song of Kangding (romantic drama filmed in Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture) and Lost in Panic Room, a "locked room" detective thriller. Both premiered in the fall of 2010. A sequel to the detective film, titled Lost in Panic Cruise, was released for Halloween 2011. Su continues his film career with several completed movies scheduled for release in 2012, and another currently in production.
In October 2010, Alec won the Hundred Flowers Award for "Best Supporting Actor" for his role in The Message. In December 2010, he won the "Best Actor" award at the 2nd Macau International Movie Festival, for his performance in The Love Song of Kangding
Along with his TV and film success, Su has released thirty top-selling albums, starting as a member of The Little Tigers group. As a solo artist he has released 14 albums, beginning in 1992 with I Only Want You to Love Me to his 2004 release Before and After. In January 2012 Su performed, along with singers Daniel Chan, Aska Yang, and Wilber Pan, in the 2012 Fantasy Stars Chinese New Year Concert, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.
|Year||English Title||Chinese Title||Role||Notes|
|1991||The Hen Brought The Ducklings||母鸡带小鸭 - Mu Ji Dai Xiao Ya||梁志朋 - Liang Zhipeng|
|1995||Idol Level Best||偶像一级棒 - Ou Xiang Yi Ji Bang||苏建雄 - Su Jianxiong|
|1997||My Fair Princess I||还珠格格I - Huan Zhu Ge Ge I||永琪 - Yong Qi|
|1998||My Fair Princess II||还珠格格II - Huan Zhu Ge Ge II||永琪 - Yong Qi|
|1998||Old House Has Joy||老房有喜 - Lao Fang You Xi and Cousin Ji Xiang||苏小鹏 - Su Xiao Peng|
|1999||The Legendary Twins||绝代双骄 - Jue Dai Shuang Jiao||花無缺 - Hua Wu Que||1999 version|
|2000||Romance in the Rain||情深深雨蒙蒙 - Qing Shen Shen Yu Meng Meng||杜飞 - Du Fei|
|2001||Taiji Prodigy||少年张三丰 - Shao nian Zhang San Feng||易天行 - Yi Tian Xing|
|2001||A Date with Youth||相约青春 - Xiang Yue Qin Chun||敬涛 - Jing Tao|
|2001||Secret Murder, Amazing Cases||无敌县令 - Wu Di Xian Ling or Pai An Jing Qi||杭铁生 - Han Tie Sheng|
|2002||Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber||倚天屠龙记 - Yi Tian Tu Long Ji||张无忌 - Zhang Wu Ji & 张翠山 - Zhang Cuisan|
|2002||The Legendary Siblings 2||絕世雙驕||Hua Wuque (guest star)|
|2003||Love Train||心动列车 - Xin Dong Lie Che||阿晃 - A Huang|
|2003||Love of the Aegean Sea||情定爱琴海 - Qing Ding Ai Qin Hai||陆恩祈 - Lu En Qi|
|2003||Warriors of the Yang Clan||杨门虎将 - Yang Men Hu Jiang||杨延郎 - Yang Yan Lang (Yang Si Lang)|
|2004||Magic Touch of Fate||魔术奇缘 - Mo Shu Qi Yuan||吴俊安 - Wu Jun An|
|2005||The Mischievous Princess (My Bratty Princess)||刁蛮公主 - Diao Man Gong Zhu||朱允 - Zhu Yun|
|2006||Entrapment||将计就计 - Jiang Ji Jiu Ji||庄若龙 - Zhuang Ruo Long|
|2009||Passion||熱愛 - Re Ai||苏明涛 - Su Ming Tao||formerly called 大镇反 - Da Zhen Fan|
|2013||The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils||天龍八部 - Tian Long Ba Bu||無崖子 - Wuyazi|
|2013||Destiny By Love||非緣勿擾||Lu Xinuo||Producing debut|
|Year||English Title||Chinese Title||Role||Notes|
|1990||Wandering Heroes||游侠儿 - You Xia Er||Xiao Guai|
|1995||Forever Friends||四个不平凡的少年 - Si Ge Bu Ping Fan De Shao Nian||Luo Zhi Jian|
|1996||Flirting Expert||泡妞专家 - Pao Niu Zhuan Jia||Xiao Pei|
|1996||Pale Sun||情色 - Qing Se||Lao Wu|
|1998||Red Bride||红娘 - Hong Niang||Zhang Jun Rui|
|1999||Winner Takes All||大赢家 - Da Ying Jia||Shi Sheng Zi|
|1999||Cotton Fleece||白棉花 - Bai Mian Hua||Ma Cheng Gong|
|2000||Devoted to You||初恋的故事 - Chu Lian De Gu Shi||Yu Hai|
|2002||Reunion||手足情深 - Shou Zu Qing Shen||Ka Chung|
|2003||Grandpa's Home||爷爷的家 - Ye Ye De Jia||Xin Qiang Gong An|
|2005||Taklamakan||塔克拉玛干 - TaKeLaMaGan||Cheng Cheng (成成)|
|2008||Fit Lover||爱情呼叫转移Ⅱ:爱情左右 - Ai Qing Hu Jiao Zhuan Yi II: Ai Qing Zuo You||Guo Ying (郭影)|
|2009||L-O-V-E||爱到底 - Ai Dao Di||Guest Star|
|2009||A Singing Fairy||寻找刘三姐 - Xun Zhao Liu San Jie||Wei Wende (韦文德)|
|2009||The Message||风声 - Feng Sheng||Bai Xiaonian (白小年)||aka "Sound of the Wind"|
|2009||The Star and the Sea||星海 - Xinghai||Xiao Youmei (萧友梅)||aka "The Musician"|
|2010||The Four Cupids||四个丘比特 - Si Ge Qiu Bi Te||Qi Bolin (齐泊霖)|
|2010||Secret Battleground||孤岛秘密战 - Gu Dao Mi Mi Zhan||Japanese Officer|
|2010||The Love Song of Kang Ding||康定情歌 - Kang Ding Qing Ge||Li Su Jie|
|2010||Lost in Panic Room||密室之不可告人 - Mi Shi Zi Bu Ke Gao Ren||Liu Feiyun (柳飞云)|
|2011||Deng Enming's Childhood||少年邓恩铭 - Shao Nian Deng En Ming|
|2011||Lost in Panic Cruise||密室之不可靠岸 - Mi Shi Zhi Bu Ke Kao An||Liu Feiyun (柳飞云)||sequel to "Lost in Panic Room"|
|2012||Design of Death||杀生 - Sha Sheng||Longevity Town Doctor||previous title: 长寿镇 - Chang Shou Zhen|
|2012||The Assassins||铜雀台 - Tong Que Tai||Emperor Xian of Han||alt pinyin: Tong Qiao Tai; previous English title: "Bronze Swallow Terrace"|
|2012||Back to 1942||一九四二 - Yi Jiu Si Er||T. V. Soong||Scenes all deleted|
|2012||Three Unmarried Mothers||三个未婚妈妈 - San Ge Wei Hun Ma Ma|
|2014||Sweet Alibis||甜蜜殺機||王志毅 - Wang Zhi Yi|
|2014||The Suspicious||最佳嫌疑人||Lin Yitai|
|2014||The Four III||Emperor Huizong of Song|
|Released Year||Chinese Title||English Title||Notes|
|1992||我只要你愛我||I Only Want You to Love Me|
|1993||等到那一天||Wait Until That Day|
|1994||這般發生||Happens This Way|
|1995||愛上你的一切事情||In Love with Everything about You|
|1995||風聲雨聲聽蘇聲||Wind Sound Rain Sound Su Sound|
|2000||你快不快樂||Are You Happy or Not|
|2001||不只深情||Not Only Deep Love|
|2002||玩真的||Playing for Real / Earnest|
|2002||最愛1992-2002||Best Love 1992-2002|
|2004||以前以後||Before and After|
- 2004: Love Of The Aegean Sea Original Soundtrack
- 1995 (revised 2003): 青春的場所 (My Days at Jian Zhong / Youth Never Die)
- SuYouPeng.com - Official Website - inactive: currently undergoing reconstruction
- Blog - Alec's Sina blog
- Da Bu Liao Blog - Blog started in 2007 for upcoming album
- Microblog weibo - Alec's Sina Microblog weibo 新浪微博
- "苏有朋出演《原乡人》 将返台抢当客家一哥".
- (Chinese)央视春晚调查结果出炉：小虎队最受欢迎. 2010年02月26日 星岛环球网
- Su, Alec (2003) . 青春的場所 Qing Chun De Chang Suo / My Days at Jian Zhong / Youth Never Die (in Chinese). Unitas Publishing Co., Ltd., Taiwan. ISBN 978-957-522-417-2.
- Alec Su at imdb.com
- Alec Su at chinesemov.com