Wu Xiubo

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Wu Xiubo
Wu Xiubo, Nov. 2010
Background information
Chinese name 吴秀波 (simplified)
Pinyin Wú Xiù Bō (Mandarin)
Origin People's Republic of China
Born (1968-09-05) 5 September 1968 (age 48)
Occupation Actor

Wu Xiubo (Chinese: 吴秀波; pinyin: Wú Xiù Bō), (born 5 September 1968), is a Chinese actor, musician and producer. He is perhaps most widely known as Xinjie Liu, the protagonist in the TV series Before the Dawn, for which he received several awards. Other prominent dramas in which he had a starring role include "The Wedding Gown", "Sword & Spy", "To the Oak", "The Brotherhood", "Road May Say", and "Invincible Love". He is currently one of the highest paid actors on Chinese television.

Early life[edit]

Wu was born and raised in Beijing, China. His mother is a pharmacist, and his father, who died in 2007, was a diplomat.[1] Wu Xiubo has one older step-brother who is a physicist.

As a teenager, Wu became involved in the arts, particularly painting, drawing, poetry, and singing. In 1984, he enrolled at Central Academy of Drama, from which he graduated in 1987. During the period 1988 to 1995, he worked as a dramatic actor in the China Railway Art Troupe, as well as working part-time as a singer. Despite his success as an actor, Wu became tired of repeating the same roles day after day, and in 1995 decided to become a full-time musician. From 1995 to 2000, he was a very popular singer in Da Fu Hao and Heping House, two popular bars in Beijing, also performing many of his own compositions. Years later he claimed that this was one of the happiest periods of his life. In 2000 he self-produced his first and only album War of Love, a collection of 10 original songs. He also pursued a variety of business ventures.


In 2002 Wu was encouraged to return to acting by producer Jian Zhang and actress Pei Liu. He made his television dramatic debut as a detective in the series "Crime Investigate" at the end of 2002. Since then he has worked in a wide variety of series and developed a reputation for his versatility as an actor, as well as his abilities in drama and music production. In some cases he filled all three roles (actor, production, music), such as in "A Special Road" (2004) where he played Tianzhuo Lv, and "Road May Say" (2006) in which he played the lead role Yi Luo.

In July 2016, Liu Shishi, Wu Xiubo and Liu Haoran became the first ambassadors of Xiaomi’s Redmi series in China.[2]


Wu has displayed his musical and literary talents in music producing and poetry writing since he was 17. From 1995 to 2000, he was a quite popular singer in Beijing, performing his own original works only. In 2000, his music album, “War of Love” was released, including 10 original songs all written by himself. He has displayed his musical talents in episodes of several series as well.

Personal life[edit]

Wu married in 2002 when he was 34. He and his wife live in Beijing with their two sons Hanhan (born 2003) and Xiaoyu (born 2007).[1] Wu is an avid billiards enthusiast.

In 2014, PETA named him as Asia's Sexiest Male Vegetarian Celebrity.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2014 My Youth Octave Wen Xiao the leading role
2014 Divorce Lawyers Haidong Chi the leading role
2014 Flowering Locust Tree Xiangyang Ma the leading role
2016 Literacy in Turbulent Times Shubai Lu the leading role
2013 The Orphan of Zhao Ying Cheng the leading role
2012 Intention Simiao Huo the leading role
2011 Please Forgive Me Tian Xu the leading role
2010 Chase Tianshu Liu the leading role
2010 Before The Dawn Xinjie Liu the leading role
2010 Shanghai, Shanghai Yecheng Gu Male two
2009 Invincible Love Yonhkang Xie the leading role
2009 Unconscious Shaofeng Ding the leading role
2009 Sword & Spy Tao Fang the leading role
2009 The Wedding Gown Yang Jiao the leading role
2008 Behind the Gentle Chengyun Jiang the leading role in serie V
2008 The Brotherhood Shan Jin the leading role
2008 To The Oak Kai Kang the leading role


Year Film Category Notes
2012 Before the Dawn The Best Actor
The Most Popular Actor
China TV Golden Eagle Awards
2012 Before the Dawn The Best Actor China TV Huading Awards
2011 Before the Dawn The Favorite Actor Shanghai TV Festival
2011 Oriental Morning Post Culture China Award[4]
2010 50 China Charisma Award
2010 Before the Dawn Most Popular Actor 2010 National Drama Festival
2010 Sword & Spy Most Favorite Actor Jiangsu TV Channel
2009 Sword & Spy Best Actor Orient Movie Channel
2009 Sword & Spy Most Popular Actor for the South Southern Television(referred to as TVS)


  1. ^ a b "吴秀波42岁爆红". Yangtze Evening News. China Xinhua News Network Corporation. 21 October 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Xiaomi unveils three ambassadors of Redmi series in China". GSM INSIDER. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  3. ^ "VN beauty named Asia's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity Woman 2014," Vietnamnet, 28 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Cultural awards for 16 well-known Chinese". Shanghai Municipal Government. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011.