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In July 2019, it was announced Liu will portray Creator/MarvelComics character ComicBook/ShangChi in the 2021 Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse film ''Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings'', becoming the first Asian lead of an MCU film entry. [[note]]He's far from the MCU's first Asian superhero, though; that honor would go to [[Characters/MCUHowlingCommandos Jim Morita]], who first appeared in 2011's ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.[[/note]]

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In July 2019, it was announced Liu will portray Creator/MarvelComics character ComicBook/ShangChi in the 2021 Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse film ''Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings'', becoming the first Asian lead of an MCU film entry. [[note]]He's [[note]]Shang-Chi is far from the MCU's first Asian superhero, though; that honor would go to [[Characters/MCUHowlingCommandos Jim Morita]], who first appeared in 2011's ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.[[/note]]


In July 2019, it was announced Liu will portray Creator/MarvelComics character ComicBook/ShangChi in the 2021 Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse film ''Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings'', becoming the first Asian lead of an MCU film entry. [[note]]He is not ''the'' first Asian superhero in the MCU, preceded by the likes of Wong in ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'', ComicBook/{{Quake}} in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', ComicBook/NicoMinoru in ''Series/{{Runaways|2017}}'', and ComicBook/ColleenWing in ''Series/{{Iron Fist|2017}}''[[/note]]

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In July 2019, it was announced Liu will portray Creator/MarvelComics character ComicBook/ShangChi in the 2021 Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse film ''Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings'', becoming the first Asian lead of an MCU film entry. [[note]]He is not ''the'' [[note]]He's far from the MCU's first Asian superhero superhero, though; that honor would go to [[Characters/MCUHowlingCommandos Jim Morita]], who first appeared in the MCU, preceded by the likes of Wong in ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'', ComicBook/{{Quake}} in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', ComicBook/NicoMinoru in ''Series/{{Runaways|2017}}'', and ComicBook/ColleenWing in ''Series/{{Iron Fist|2017}}''[[/note]]
2011's ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.[[/note]]


In July 2019, it was announced Liu will portray Creator/MarvelComics character ComicBook/ShangChi in the 2021 Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse film ''Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings'', becoming the first Asian lead of an MCU film entry. [[note]]He is not ''the'' first Asian superhero in the MCU, preceded by the likes of ComicBook/{{Quake}} in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', ComicBook/NicoMinoru in ''Series/{{Runaways|2017}}'', and ComicBook/ColleenWing in ''Series/{{Iron Fist|2017}}''[[/note]]

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In July 2019, it was announced Liu will portray Creator/MarvelComics character ComicBook/ShangChi in the 2021 Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse film ''Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings'', becoming the first Asian lead of an MCU film entry. [[note]]He is not ''the'' first Asian superhero in the MCU, preceded by the likes of Wong in ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'', ComicBook/{{Quake}} in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', ComicBook/NicoMinoru in ''Series/{{Runaways|2017}}'', and ComicBook/ColleenWing in ''Series/{{Iron Fist|2017}}''[[/note]]

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Simu Liu (born April 19, 1989) is a Canadian actor, stuntman, writer, and filmmaker.

Liu is best known for his role as Jung Kim in the Creator/{{CBC}} sitcom ''Series/KimsConvenience'', based on the play of the same name by Ins Choi, and Paul Xie in the drama ''Blood and Water'', for which he received much acclaim. He previously often worked as a stunt performer and played bit roles in Canadian television.

In July 2019, it was announced Liu will portray Creator/MarvelComics character ComicBook/ShangChi in the 2021 Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse film ''Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings'', becoming the first Asian lead of an MCU film entry. [[note]]He is not ''the'' first Asian superhero in the MCU, preceded by the likes of ComicBook/{{Quake}} in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', ComicBook/NicoMinoru in ''Series/{{Runaways|2017}}'', and ComicBook/ColleenWing in ''Series/{{Iron Fist|2017}}''[[/note]]

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!! Selected filmography:
* ''Film/PacificRim'' (2013) [[note]]extra[[/note]]
* ''WebVideo/OutWithDad'' (2014) as Waiter
* ''Film/{{Taken}}'' (2016) as Faaron
* ''Series/KimsConvenience'' (2016 -- present) as Jung Kim
* ''Series/OrphanBlack'' (2017) as Mr. Mitchell
* ''Series/{{Slasher}}: Guilty Party'' (2017) as Luke
* ''Series/TheExpanse'' (2018) as Lt. Paolo Mayer
* ''Series/FreshOffTheBoat'' (2019) as Willie
* ''Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings'' (2021) as ComicBook/ShangChi
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