Godfrey Gao

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Godfrey Gao
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Godfrey Gao at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International - Photo by Gage Skidmore
Born
Tsao Chih-hsiang (曹志翔)

(1984-09-22) 22 September 1984 (age 35)
Residence Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater Capilano University
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2004–present
Musical career
Also known as Godfrey Tsao
Gao Yixiang
Kao Yi-hsiang
Website godfreygao.com

Godfrey Gao (Chinese: 高以翔; pinyin: Gāo Yǐxiáng; born 22 September 1984) is a Taiwanese-Canadian model and actor. Gao was the first Asian model to be signed on by luxury brand Louis Vuitton.

Life and career

Gao was born in Taipei, Taiwan,[1] to a Taiwanese father and a Malaysian mother.[2] Gao's father is Shanghainese but raised in Taiwan while his mother is a Peranakan Chinese from George Town.[3] He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, during his childhood, and later studied at Capilano University in North Vancouver.

Since returning to Taiwan to work as a model in 2004, Gao has appeared in several TV dramas and films. He played Magnus Bane in the film adaption of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013). He is also the first Asian male to model for the fashion brand Louis Vuitton. He is managed by JetStar Entertainment,[4][5][6][7][8][9] and joined Korean actress Yoo In-na for Wedding Bible.[10] In 2017 he is set to appear in the romantic comedy film Love is a Broadway Hit, alongside Wang Likun, Wang Chuanjun, Yuan Li and Naren Weiss.[11]

Filmography

Film

Title Year Role Notes
All About Women 2008 X
Toy Story 3 2010 Ken Mandarin voice-over for Taiwan release
Say Yes 2013 Xu Zhuo
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones 2013 Magnus Bane American debut film
Wedding Bible 2015 Chikai
Min & Max 2016 Zhang Xiao
My Other Home 2017 Yang Xi Ya
Love is a Broadway Hit 2017 Song Wei Dong
The Jade Pendant 2017 Tom Romantic Tragedy/History/Western Film
Legend of the Ancient Sword 2018 Xia Yize
Shanghai Fortress 2019

Television series

Title Year Role Notes
The Kid from Heaven 2006 Luo Yixiang
Chao Ji Pai Tang Super 2006 Big Mac Cameo
Love Queen 2006 Wang Zhixun
Wo Yao Pien Cheng Ying Shih Tzu 2007 Tiger
Bull Fighting 2007 Tank
Momo Love 2009 Chen He
Volleyball Lover 2010 Bai Qianrui
Odd Perfect Match 2010 Ying Kaitai
The Queen of SOP 2012 Gao Ziqi
Hello Gorgeous 2013 Li Zhen
Never Give Up Dodo 2013 Xiu Fei
God of War, Zhao Yun 2015 Lü Bu
Remembering Lichuan 2016 Wang Lichuan
We Are All Alone
怪你过分美丽
2020 Mu Yebai [12]
Rainbow's Gravity 2019

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References

  1. ^ Kwon, Crystal (2011-04-13). "Interview With Godfrey Gao. Louis Vuitton Model From Vancouver". Vancitybuzz.com. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  2. ^ "Canadian model the new face of Louis Vuitton | Toronto Star". Thestar.com. 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  3. ^ "Godfrey Gao no mere mortal – Features | The Star Online". Thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  4. ^ "Male model bonded with mother over facials". News.asiaone.com. 2012-07-05. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  5. ^ Shackleton, Liz (2012-07-20). "Godfrey Gao joins cast of Mortal Instruments | News | Screen". Screendaily.com. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  6. ^ "'Game of Thrones,' 'Mad Men' Actors Join 'Mortal Instruments'". Hollywoodreporter.com. 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  7. ^ "The world's first Asian male supermodel | Fashion". Guardian.co.uk. 2015-02-17. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  8. ^ Armitage, Hugh (2012-07-20). "Lena Headey, Jared Harris join 'The Mortal Instruments' – Movies News". Digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  9. ^ "Headey, Harris Join "Mortal Instruments" | News". Darkhorizons.com. 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  10. ^ "Yoo In Na Cast as Lead Actress in Chinese Movie 'Wedding Bible'". Mwave.interest.me. 2014-03-19. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  11. ^ "Backstage". n.d. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  12. ^ "《怪你过分美丽》官宣 "青春你好"做正能量行业剧". Sina (in Chinese). May 10, 2019.
  13. ^ Godfrey Gao at hkmdb.com
  14. ^ Godfrey Gao at chinesemov.com

External links

  • Official website
  • Godfrey Gao on IMDb
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