Wesley Wong is a rising star from Hong Kong who made his US debut as one of the key cadets in the film “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” opposite John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Charlie Day and Tian Jing.
As a second-generation actor from a famed Chinese acting family, Wesley grew up watching movies, whether it be a Disney film, Japanese anime, Hong Kong or Hollywood movies.
He spent time as a child in the San Francisco Bay area, giving him the opportunity to learn English at a very early age. He furthered that by going to International schools in Hong Kong where English was the preferred language. He went on to study finance at the University of Southern California graduating with a degree in Business Administration. He found over time that he was not creatively or artistically satisfied and was at a crossroads.
It was then that his father, Melvin Wong, a famed comedic and martial arts actor who most notably worked closely with Jackie Chan, and his mother, Award winning actress Angie Chiu, one of China’s biggest television stars encouraged him to discover his true passion for life. After a lot of thought, he realized that acting was his passion, and moved back to China to enroll in the esteemed Beijing Film Academy.
After graduation in 2014 acting roles soon followed. He starred in the Chinese independent film “Sorry I Love You,” which is a remake of a successful Korean drama; “Massagist,” which was a Thai-China co-production” and lead roles in the Singaporean film “Ah Boys to Men 3: Frogmen,” the Chinese film “Buxiude Shiguang (When We Were Young)” and the Taiwanese film “Falling in Love.”
In fact, Wesley won the award for Best New Actor at the Big Ben Awards (a prestigious award given to people who contribute to the relationship between China and other nations and established to promote models of high achievers amongst China and the world) and was nominated as one of China’s Most Outstanding Young Talent for the film “Ah Boys to Men 3: Frogmen,” in 2015.
In addition to dramatic acting, Wesley appeared in two non-scripted shows in China that brought him international recognition. He appeared on both “Top Fly” and “Cool Kiz on the Block” where fans in China got a chance to see Wesley as himself, and resulted in numerous features such as a profile in Harper’s Bazaar, Asia.
Wesley’s next project is starring in “Qi: Space Time Warriors” a co-pro between China, USA and Canada.
Wesley lives in Hong Kong and Los Angeles. “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” Opens March 24. 2018.
All volunteer hours must be completed during 1 March 2018 to 20 September 2018.
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Dinner will be held at the Hive Studios on 27 September 2018 at 7:15pm.