Nicky Wu

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Nicky Wu
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Background information
Chinese name 吳奇隆 (traditional)
Chinese name 吴奇隆 (simplified)
Pinyin Wú Qílóng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Ng4 Kei4-lung4 (Cantonese)
Born (1970-10-31) 31 October 1970 (age 46)
Taipei, Taiwan
Other name(s) Pilihu (霹靂虎)
Occupation Actor, singer
Genre(s) Mandopop
Instrument(s) Vocals, guitar
Label(s) UFO (Taiwan)
Years active 1988-present
Associated acts Xiao Hu Dui
Spouse(s) Ma Yashu (2006-2009)
Cecilia Liu (2015-present)

Nicholas "Nicky" Wu (born October 31, 1970) is a Taiwanese singer and actor. He found fame in 1988 when he became a member of the boy band, Xiao Hu Dui (Little Tiger Team), performing alongside Alec Su and Julian Chen. The trio were extremely popular and successful in Taiwan, selling many records in the process. During his time with Little Tigers Team, he pursued a solo career, releasing an extensive catalogue of songs, Mandarin and Cantonese albums as a solo artist when member Julian Chen left the group to serve compulsory military service. Wu released his debut solo album in 1992.

After the break-up of the Little Tigers Team in 1995, Wu continued his solo career and embarked on a career in acting. Since then, his career has expanded into film and television in Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China.

Wu married Chinese actress Ma Yashu in 2006. They filed for divorce in 2009. Wu then married his Scarlet Heart co-star Cecilia Liu on 20 January 2015.


In 1988, Wu was spotted by an entertainment agent, and after an audition he was chosen to be part of the 小虎隊 (Little Tigers Team) and given the nickname of "Pilihu" (霹靂虎; Thunderbolt Tiger). The group quickly became successful throughout Asia but disbanded due to one member's compulsory military service requirement. Wu continued solo, and began singing and acting in Taiwan and Hong Kong.[1]

In five years, he released 13 Mandarin and Cantonese albums. As an actor, Wu won the 1993 Best New Artist award in Hong Kong, and the next year played the lead in the 1994 film The Lovers, his greatest commercial success. In February 1997, Wu went into the army to complete his military service. He returned to the entertainment industry in late 1998.

Just around the new millennium, with the broadcast of television series such as At the Threshold of an Era, Treasure Venture and Treasure Raiders, Wu achieved fame in the television industry. Since then, he has been working consistently in both film and television.

Since 2002, he focused his career in mainland China and moved to Beijing. With his background as a professional athlete, he is best known for playing fighting scenes and never uses stuntmen as he trusts his own ability. At times, he has also played complete different roles, proving himself to be a very skillful actor. During this period, Wu participated in more than 20 television series and more than 10 films as the lead actor.

In February 2010, Wu and the other members of Little Tigers Team reunited to perform during the Chinese New Year. In late 2011, Wu acted in the television series Scarlet Heart, and is set to return to film its sequel Scarlet Heart 2 in 2013 in a different role.

Personal life[edit]

Wu is the second child in his family. He married Chinese actress Ma Yashu (馬雅舒) in December 2006. They filed for divorce in 2009.[2]

In January 2015, Wu married his Scarlet Heart co-star, Cecilia Liu.[3][4]



Year Title Role Awards Notes
1990 Wandering Heroes
Xiao Long Top 10 Taiwan Box Office Movies of 1990
1992 To Miss With Love
Nicky Wu
1994 In Between
Steven Chan Top 10 Hong Kong Box Office Movies of 1994 (#10),
Nomination for 1995 Hong Kong Film Awards Best Supporting Actor[5]
1994 The Lovers
Leung San-pak (Liang Shanbo) 1995 Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Original Film Score
Nomination for best director
Nomination for Best Supporting Actress
Nomination for Best Art Direction
Nomination for Best Costume Make Up Design[5]
1995 Young Policemen in Love
新扎師兄追女仔 (逃学战警)
1995 Remember M Remember E
1995 Love in the Time of Twilight
Jiang Jiwei Nomination for 1996 Hong Kong Film Awards best supporting actor and Best Original Film Score
1996 Naughty Boys & Soldiers
1996 King of Comics
Young gangster master Top 10 Taiwan Box Office Movies of 1996 (#8)
1996 Thunder Cops
Wu Zhilong
1996 Forever Friends
1997 Stand Behind the Yellow Line
生日多戀事 (边缘青年)
Little Master
1997 The Kid vs The Cop
Wu Zhengying
1997 Jail in Burning Island
Lin Jianer
1999 Deja-Vu
緣, 妙不可言 (缘分2000)
1999 My Heart Will Go On
1999 Grim Guys
2000 A Matter of Time
Ye Shaolong
2001 First Story of Love
Yu Bo
2001 Never Say Goodbye
Gao Zhaowen
2006 A Battle of Wits
Zituan 14th Beijing University Student Movie Festival Organizing Committee Award (Mainland China, 2007),
Twelfth Golden Bauhinia Best Picture (Hong Kong 2007),
Twelfth Golden Bauhinia Most Popular Film Award (Hong Kong 2007)
guest star
2007 The Valiant Ones New
Cao Ding
2008 Ticket
2011 Dreaming back to Ludingji
Kangxi Emperor


Year Title Role Awards Notes
1991 Little Hero, Dragon Whirlwind
Yu Zimin
1996 First-Rate Idol
1999 IT Files
Computer genius
1999 At the Threshold of an Era
Joe Yip TVB Anniversary Awards:
Nomination for Best Actor (Gallen Lo)
Won — My Favourite Television Character (Louis Koo)
Won — My Favourite Television Character (Gallen Lo)
Won — My Favourite Television Character (Liza Wang)
1999 At the Threshold of an Era II
Joe Yip
2000 Treasure Venture
Shui Ruohan
2002 Treasure Raiders
Xiao Shiyilang Best Mainland TV Series #1 (Taiwan, 2003),
Best Mainland TV Series Premier #2 (Taiwan, 2003),
E-watch Entertainment Hall of Fame for TV series #3 (Mainland China, 2004),
First CCTV Chart's Taiwan TV Series People's Choice Award #3 (Mainland China, 2007)
2002 Pursuing Dreams
Shao Bing
2003 Wesley
Wesley Teen Choice Favorite TV Series #6 (Mainland China, 2004)
2003 Musketeers and Princess
Wu Qing and Yin Teng
2004 Heroes on a Silk Road
Yan Xiaoyao
2004 Six-Fingered Demon Lute
Fu Yunjun
2005 Jing Wei Tian Hai
Xing Tian guest star
2005 How Much Sorrow Do You Have
Li Yu
2006 Iron Fisted Drifter
Kang Jie also producer
2007 Change You
Li Dongjun
2007 Da Ma Tou
Wen Alu
2007 The Fairies of Liaozhai
Qiao Sheng
2007 Around Winter
Gong Jun
2008 You Are my Dream
Tao Ziting and Ye Ting
2008 Remember I love you
Xia Qing'en
2009 Legend of the Book's Tower
Ao Xietian
2010 Yue Erte Sonata
Murong Yu
2010 Prequel of the Dart Hero
Wang Zhaoxing
2010 The Perfect Husband
2011 Mystery Cases
Chai Fei guest star
2011 The Sanctuary
Liu Moyuan
2011 The Hand Fan Lady
Inoue Soratsuki
2011 Scarlet Heart
Yinzhen Beauty Quotient Celebrity Chart Best TV Series,
"Changing Vision, China Image" Best TV show,
Chinese influence fashion festival best TV Show,
Sixth Tencent Celebrity Festival Best TV Show of the year in Mainland China
Nominated - Shanghai Television Festival Magnolia Award for Best Actor
2012 Lord of Legal Advisors
Duan Ping
2012 The Bride with White Hair
Zhuo Yihang also producer
2012 Advancing Towards the Fire
Lei Zifeng
2013 Advancing Towards Victory
Zhan Lang
2013 Fly with Love
Ji Haowei
2014 Scarlet Heart 2
Yin Zheng
2014 Incisive Great Teacher
Liu Aotian also producer
2015 Zu Mountain Saga
Main Role also producer
2015 Severe Winter
Deng Zihua
2017 April Star
TBA Advancing Towards Happiness
Yan Peiqing



Albums released with Little Tigers[edit]

Release date Title Awards
10 January 1989 Happy New Year
Top 10 Best Albums of the Year
28 April 1989 Getaway
Top 10 Best Albums of the Year
21 September 1989 Boys Don't Cry
28 February 1990 Red Dragonfly
"Golden Charts" Summer Ranking #1,
"Golden Charts" Year Ranking #2,
Top 10 Karaoke Songs
30 September 1990 Meeting the Stars
"Golden Charts" Fall Ranking #2,
Top 10 Best-selling Mandarin Album
31 August 1991 Love
"Golden Charts" Fall Ranking #1,
"Golden Charts" Year Ranking #2
22 December 1991 Goodbye
"Golden Charts" Winter Ranking #2
31 January 1992 Best Dance Remix
9 December 1993 Stars Are Still Shining
"Golden Charts" Winter Ranking #1
10 December 1994 Happiness Will Always Feel the same
"Golden Charts" Winter Ranking #2,
Japan's Fuji TV "Asian MTV hits" December edition winner (Japan),
SBC 933 top 10 favorite song (Singapore)
15 December 1995 庸人自扰 "Golden Down" Winter Ranking #5
22 March 1996 Tiger Dragon Hurricane Concert
1 April 2000 The Best of Little Tigers

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Solo albums[edit]

Release Date English Title Chinese Title Language Awards
1992 Wind Chaser 追风少年 Mandarin "Golden Down" Fall Ranking #2,
"Golden Charts" Year Ranking #3
1993 Chase after the Dreams 追梦 Mandarin "Golden Charts" Spring Ranking #1,
"Golden Charts" Year Ranking #3
Suddenly Looking Back 蓦然回首 Mandarin "Golden Charts" Winter Ranking #2,
"Bestseller Pop Songs" third season total ranking #1
1994 A Future out of Love 爱出个未来 Cantonese Hong Kong's TVB #1 Hit Song in February
Want to Find a Place 想找个地方 Mandarin 100 masterpieces of Asian pop music 1990-1994(Japan),
"Golden Charts" Summer Ranking #2
My Summer Dream My Summer Dream Cantonese Asian MTV Poll #1 (Japan),
"Butterfly Lovers" won TVB second quarter hit song
Fly Together 双飞 Mandarin "Golden Charts" Fall Ranking #1,
"Golden Charts" Year Ranking #3
1995 To Persist 坚持 Mandarin "Golden Charts" Summer Ranking #1
Lone Star 119 孤星119 Mandarin "Golden Charts" Winter Ranking #2,
"Golden Charts" Year Ranking #3
1996 Sound and Shadow 有声有影 Mandarin
Look for Me 找我 Cantonese
1996 Hero 英雄 Mandarin "Golden Charts" Spring Ranking #4
2003 Nicky's Full Mandarin Video Record in 2003 吴奇隆2003国语影音全记录 Mandarin

Best Ofs[edit]

Release Date English Title Chinese Title Language Awards
Jul 1993 Waiting Day after Day 一天一天等下去 Cantonese, Mandarin Hong Kong Best-selling Album of September,
Hong Kong's TVB Hit Song of Fall Season
Mar 1994 Loving You Magic Colored CD Loving You 幻彩 CD Cantonese
Oct 1994 Intense Nicky: New Songs + Selected Best 奇而浓新歌+精选 Mandarin, Cantonese
Jul 1996 Thunderstorm 霹雳暴风 Mandarin, Cantonese
1999 Warner's I Love series — Nicky Wu 华纳我爱经典系列 吴奇隆 Mandarin, Cantonese
Jun 2002 Warner's 25 Years of Greatest Audio-Visual Legends 华纳精采视听25载叱咤传奇 Mandarin, Cantonese

Original soundtracks[edit]

Year TV Series English Song Title Chinese Song Title Note
1994 The Lovers (梁祝) The Butterfly Lovers 梁祝 Theme Song
You you me 你你我我 OST
2002 Treasure Raiders (萧十一郎) Turning Point 转弯 Theme Song
Secret Pain 隐痛 OST

Other singles[edit]

Year TV Series/Movie English Song Title Chinese Song Title Note
1993 N/A A Lifetime Promise 今生有约
1994 N/A A Future out of Love 爱出个未来 Movie version, Cantonese
1995 N/A  Can't Decide Myself 一生不可自决 Cantonese
Remember M Remember E (哪有一天不想你) Living in a Fantasy 活在幻想中 Cantonese
N/A Sleeping Beauty 睡美人
1998 N/A Dance Together 一起跳舞
1999 N/A Good News on Chinese New Year 新春报喜
My Heart Will Go On (还我情心) My Heart Doesn't Die 我心不死 Theme Song, Cantonese
Deja-Vu (緣, 妙不可言; 缘分2000) In Fact, I Deeply Love You 其实我深深爱着你 Ending Song
2000 Treasure Venture (俠女闖天關) Doesn't want to be apart 不愿分离 Theme Song
Handkerchief 手帕 Theme Song, Cantonese version
N/A Breaking Through Changes 冲破万变
At the Threshold of an Era(創世紀) You Don't Know You Love Me 你不识爱我 Ending Song, Cantonese
2002 Musketeers and Princess (名捕震關東) Rather be Free 宁愿洒脱 Ending Song
2004 Iron Fisted Drifter (铁拳浪子) When the Dream is over 做完梦 Theme Song
Migrant Birds 候鸟 Ending Song
2006 The Valiant Ones New (忠烈图) In fact, I love you 其实我爱你 Theme Song
2007 You Are my Dream (你是我的梦) Meant To Be 注定 Theme Song
You Are The One For Me You Are The One For Me Ending Song
2010 The Sanctuary (圣堂风云) Wolf's fang looking ground 狼牙色大地 Theme Song
2011 Bu Bu Jing Xin (步步驚心) [Scarlet Heart] The Season of Waiting 等你的季節 Theme Song with 劉詩詩 (Liu Shi Shi)
2012 Xin Bai Fa Mo Nü Zhuan (新白髮魔女傳) [The Bride with White Hair ] Fragrance 留香 Opening Theme
2012 Xin Bai Fa Mo Nü Zhuan (新白髮魔女傳) [The Bride with White Hair ] Flow Love 流戀 Ending Theme with 嚴藝丹 (Yan Yi Dan)
2012 Xin Bai Fa Mo Nü Zhuan (新白髮魔女傳) [The Bride with White Hair ] Impermanence 無常 Theme Song


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  2. ^ "Taiwanese singer-actor Nicky Wu and wife divorce". Channel News Asia. August 4, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  3. ^ An Jing (20 January 2015). "Wu Qilong and Liu Shishi Tie the Knot". China Radio International. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Cheng, Sabine; Chen, Christie (20 January 2015). "Taiwan's Nicky Wu marries Chinese actress Liu Shishi". Central News Agency. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
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  6. ^ "Nicky Wu". Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Nicky Wu". Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  8. ^ ""Little Tigers" in Chinese encyclopedia". Retrieved January 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  9. ^ ""Alec Su" in Chinese encyclopedia". Retrieved February 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)


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