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|Chinese name||呂良偉 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||吕良伟 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Lǚ Liángwěi (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Leoi5 Loeng4-wai5 (Cantonese)|
22 December 1956 |
|Spouse(s)||Kathy Chow (1988)
Cally Kwong (1996)
Yang Xiaojuan (2001-present)
|Children||Lui Sin-yeung (呂善揚)|
|Ancestry||Lianjiang, Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China|
Ray Lui Leung-wai (born 22 December 1956) is a Vietnam-born Hong Kong actor, with family roots in Lianjiang, Zhanjiang, Guangdong. He is best known for his role as "Ting Lik" in the 1980 Hong Kong television series The Bund produced by TVB, which propelled him to fame. Since then, Lui has acted in several films and other television series also produced by TVB.
Early life and career
Lui was born in a Hoa family in Vietnam in 1956. His father, a businessman, moved from China to Vietnam in the 1940s. In 1967, during the Vietnam War, Lui moved to Hong Kong with his family and was encouraged by his father to join an actors' training class. He enrolled in TVB's Artists Training Class in the 1970s and began acting as extras or minor characters in various television series produced by the television network. In 1980, Lui rose to fame after playing "Ting Lik" in the period television series The Bund, co-starring with Chow Yun-fat and Angie Chiu. He continued to portray "Ting Lik" in the two sequels to The Bund (The Bund II and The Bund III). Since then, Lui has been playing the leading roles of various TVB-produced television series in the 1980s. Lui retired from TVB in 1989 and went to work on films and mainland Chinese television series. He returned to TVB in 2009, starring as "Marcus Cheuk" in the television drama Born Rich.
Lui has an older brother, an elder sister and two younger brothers. He married thrice and two of his marriages were highly publicised in the media. In 1985, he started a relationship with actress Kathy Chow and married her on 9 November 1988 in the United States. They divorced five months later. In 1996, Lui married Cally Kwong but they divorced six months later, and it was revealed that their marriage had not been officially registered. In January 2001, Lui married Yang Xiaojuan and they have a son, Lui Sin-yeung (呂善揚).