Gao at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California
|Pinyin||Gāo Yǐxiáng (Mandarin)|
|Birth name||Tsao Chih-Hsiang
September 22, 1984 |
Taiwan, Republic of China
Godfrey Gao (Chinese: 高以翔; born September 22, 1984) is a Taiwanese-born Canadian model and actor.
Life and career
Gao was born in Taipei, Taiwan, to a Taiwanese father and a mother from Malaysia. He moved to Vancouver, Canada, during his childhood, and later studied at Capilano University in North Vancouver. Gao's father is Taiwanese 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 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|
|Knights of the Zodiac||TBA||Phoenix Ikki||My Other Home||2017|
|Magicians of Love||2006||Fan Xiaoling's boyfriend||Guest star|
|The Kid from Heaven||2006||Luo Yixiang|
|Chao Ji Pai Tang Super||2006||Big Mac||Guest star|
|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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