SIMU LIU LEARNING CENTRE:
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Hey! Honestly, you probably have no idea who I am. In a few years, all of that might change. My name is Simu Liu, try to remember that.
I grew up in Mississauga, Ontario and started out as an accountant. Boring, right? That’s what I thought at least. After getting let go as a (not so great) accountant, I was broke, confused, and lost, but something as small as a Craigslist Ad changed my life forever.
That Craigslist Ad introduced me to acting, and it’s been all uphill from there.
For 8 years now I’ve been an actor, writer, stuntman, and even a producer, yet you’ll be surprised how much I’ve done with this platform.
I’ve been a huge advocate for diversity and representation in Hollywood, starring in many Asian Led films including a lead role in Marvel’s first Asian American superhero, and being an outspoken online advocate. Since the beginning of my career, I’ve been calling for Hollywood to become a truly diverse and have minority representation, and I’m seen as a leader through this.
(Read these tweets, it’ll help you get to know me)
I’ve tried breaking stereotypes surrounding the Asian community. From racist jokes, to hate speech, I’ve seen it all, and I do my best to educate those around me and change the world for the better.
I’m an advocate for UNICEF. Just this year I partnered with UNICEF and plan to collaborate and be apart of their many humanitarian efforts.
I’m an outspoken voice during the Pandemic. This pandemic has pushed all of us out of our comfort zones, but I’ve been working to help people stay on the bright side. I’ve also been outspoken about how this pandemic has caused discrimination against all Asians, and how we can fix it.
And I’m just a normal guy enjoying his life and doing what he enjoys.
I grew up discriminated against, bullied, and unsure of who I really was, but now I do everything in my power to make sure nobody else feels that way. In my opinion, you should always be “Unapologetically Yourself”, and never let anyone bring you down. I’ve done so much, and I won’t ever stop.
My name’s Simu Liu, don’t forget it.
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEE WHICH OF MY PROJECTS YOU’LL ENJOY!
And here’s some other links if you want to learn more about me:
- Jessica Wong. “Unapologetically Asian: Simu Lui, Marvel’s latest superhero, on his fight for representation” CBC News, July 24, 2019. https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/simu-liu-invu-1.5221904
- CBC News Interview: https://youtu.be/la85Ak855a8
- Simu Liu. “A Chinese-Canadian to his parents: ‘Privately, I yearned for your love'” MACLEAN’s, December 4, 2017. https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/a-chinese-canadian-to-his-parents-privately-i-yearned-for-your-love/
- Bay Street Bull Staff. “Sime Lui on Representation, Progress, and becoming Marvel’s First Asian Superhero, Shang-Chi” Bay Street Bull, unknown date. https://www.baystbull.com/simu-liu-on-becoming-marvels-first-asian-superhero/