Gao in 2010
|Pinyin||Gāo Yǐxiáng (Mandarin)|
Tsao Chih-hsiang (曹志翔)|
September 22, 1984
|Alma mater||Capilano University|
Godfrey Gao (高以翔; born September 22, 1984) is a Taiwanese-born Canadian model and actor. Gao was the first Asian model to be signed on by European luxury brand Louis Vuitton.
Life and career
Gao was born in Taipei, Taiwan, to a Taiwanese father and a Malaysian mother. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, during his childhood, and later studied at Capilano University in North Vancouver. Gao's father is Shanghainese but raised in Taiwan while his mother is a Peranakan Chinese from George Town.
Since returning to Taiwan to work as a model in 2004, Gao has appeared in several TV dramas and films. He played Magnus Bane in the film adaption of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013). He is also the first Asian male to model for the European fashion brand Louis Vuitton. He is managed by JetStar Entertainment, and joined Korean actress Yoo In-na for Wedding Bible. In 2017 he is set to appear in the romantic comedy film Love is a Broadway Hit, alongside Wang Likun, Wang Chuanjun, Yuan Li and Naren Weiss.
|All About Women||2008||X|
|Toy Story 3||2010||Ken||Mandarin voice-over for Taiwan release|
|Say Yes||2013||Xu Zhuo|
|The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones||2013||Magnus Bane||American debut film|
|Min & Max||2016||Zhang Xiao|
|Legend of the Ancient Sword||2017||Xia Yize|
|My Other Home||2017|
|Magicians of Love||2006||Fan Xiaoling's boyfriend||Cameo|
|The Kid from Heaven||2006||Luo Yixiang|
|Chao Ji Pai Tang Super||2006||Big Mac||Cameo|
|Love Queen||2006||Wang Zhixun|
|Wo Yao Pien Cheng Ying Shih Tzu||2007||Tiger|
|Momo Love||2009||Chen He|
|Volleyball Lover||2010||Bai Qianrui|
|Odd Perfect Match||2010||Ying Kaitai|
|The Queen of SOP||2012||Gao Ziqi|
|Hello Gorgeous||2013||Li Zhen|
|Never Give Up Dodo||2013||Xiu Fei|
|God of War, Zhao Yun||2015||Lü Bu|
|Remembering Lichuan||2016||Wang Lichuan|
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