Shum spent most of his schooling years in the San Luis Obispo area, California and … He is best known for the television series "Glee" and "Shadowhunters". A mini web series of the same name and starring The LXD was created by Jon M. Chu, with Shum again taking the position of the choreographer and portrayed Elliot, while also writing the script for one of the episodes. The latter year, he also won Male TV Star in the E! Harry Shum Jr. can fluently speak Spanish, Chinese, and English. [10] As a 18-year-old, he was spotted by choreographers Rosero McCoy and Jamal Sims to go on a UK tour with the singer Kaci. The 37-year-old has played a wide range of characters over the years, but what's most noteworthy is … Moving from country to country, Shum has adapted not only to their culture but their language as well. These days, he isn't staying still", "Glee's Harry Shum Jr. Likewise, Shum has two older sisters named Cristina and Susana, who were born in Costa Rica as well. [16] He appeared in several music videos of songs including Lose My Breath by Destiny's Child and It's Like That by Mariah Carey. In Concert! When the actor turned six years old, his family moved to San Francisco, California. The couple relocated to Costa Rica, where Harry and his two older sisters were born. [47] The two were engaged in October 2013 while on vacation in Hawaii[48] and were married on November 22, 2015 in Costa Rica. [28] In 2011, Shum worked in a short action film, 3 Minutes, directed by Ross Ching and produced by Don Le and George Wang. Harry Shum Jr. is patience and shy person. Harry Shum Jr. and Jessica Rothe's new movie, All My Life, is bringing a real-life love story to the big screen. The estimated speaking fee range to book Harry Shum, Jr. for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Benjamin Bratt Harry Shum Jr. reflects on forming a close bond with co-star Jessica Rothe for 'All My Life' , and what the movie means to him 15 years into his career. Shelby Rabara is also an actress and dancer and is known for being the former member of Laker Girls.She is famous for her voice role in Cartoon Network series Steven Universe. After his appearance in the hit series, Glee, Harry Shum Jr. found himself surrounded by fans. Finally, talking about his recent works, Harry landed a lead role of Magnus Bane in the Freeform series, Shadowhunters. Now, getting into the life of Harry Shum Jr, let’s start with his childhood. Moreover, he dropped out from San Fransisco State University for a year to pursue his career in dancing. He has appeared in the films Step Up 2: The Streets (2008), Step Up 3D (2010), White Frog (2012), Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016), Crazy Rich Asians (2018), the Hulu web series The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (2010–2011) and the YouTube Originals series Single by 30 (2016). Speaks! He said, "It's strange that I am full Chinese and born in a Latin country, but I love the fact that I was immersed in that culture at birth while maintaining my Chinese roots," and added, "I think the cultures share a lot of similarities as far as family values and the love for flavor in their foods. [38] Shum won the award for The Male TV Star of 2018 in the E! He was born in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica. Harry Shum Jr. is what people call a triple threat: He can dance, he can sing and he can act. The show is based on Cassandra Clare's best-selling young adult fantasy series, The Mortal Instruments. (And He Wants His Gaga Costume) Harry Shum Jr. plays Mike Chang—the “Other Asian”/chorus boy—on Glee, and though he never gets to say a single word on the show, I’m always happy when he appears in a scene, not only because he’s … Harry Shum love life began from 2007. [46] On December 4, the romantic drama All My Life was released in the US theaters, followed by a premium video-on-demand release on December 23. [23], Shum worked as both a choreographer and a dancer for the dance group The LXD. [39], Alongside his work in Shadowhunters, he received supporting roles in movies including Escape Plan: The Extractors and Burn. [12][13] He joined Beyoncé, Alicia Keys and Missy Elliott in their co-headlining tour Ladies First in 2004,[14][15] while working as a backup dancer for artists including Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson and Mariah Carey. 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And indeed, Harry has worked in numbers of movies and TV Shows, including hits like Glee, Crazy Rich Asian, and Shadowhunters, among many others. Anyway, the American actor stands at the height of 5 feet 11 inches(180 cm) and weighs around 72 kgs(159 lbs). In the fall of 2020 Harry was announced to have joined the cast of Netflix's rom-com Love Hard,[45] which was filmed in Vancouver between early October and late November. The mid-credits scene of 'Crazy Rich Asians' introduced us to a brand new love interest played by Glee's Harry Shum, Jr. His character is actually a big deal in the books. Being a dancer for a long time has contributed to his toned and flexible physique. To make it clear, his father is from Guangzhou, China, and his mother is originally from Hong Kong. But it was his dancing that landed him an acting role in the first place. “He has a rally troubled history, so building upon that is really important,” Harry Shum Jr. tells TVLine of Magnus’ background, which will continue to be explored this season. Harry Shum, Jr. Harry Shum Jr. (born April 28, 1982) is a Costa Rican-born American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer of Chinese descent, best known for his roles as Mike Chang on the Fox television series Glee (2009–2015) and as Magnus Bane on the Freeform television series Shadowhunters (2016–2019). Harry Shum Jr. appears as Mike Chang in Fox's hit series "Glee." [11] He steadily built his career, appearing as the only male dancer on BET's Comic View,[3] and starred in a series of Apple iPod advertisements as dancing silhouettes. He met his love of his life Shelby Rabara that year. As of now, the actor is fluent in Cantonese and Spanish, aside from English. [27], Shum has been featured in many productions of Wong Fu Productions. Although Harry Shum, Jr. has never stated being gay, being a famous actor and homosexual is something understood as normal by the society. Harry Shum Jr. (born April 28, 1982) is a Costa Rican-born American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer. "[51], Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, "岑勇康 woah!!! [20] Known for a while as "Other Asian" on Glee, he was given very few lines during the show's first season. When Harry was a child, he underwent a therapy to improve his social skills and overcome his shyness. [26] The LXD also worked as the opening act for the Glee Live! He was nominated for four Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance in "Glee", winning once. Moreover, for the bisexual representation, the actor also received the Bisexual Representation Award (BIRA) for a Supporting Actor in both 2017 and 2018. Finally Speaks (and Answers Your Questions! The jack of all trades, or should we say master of them all, either way, Harry is a talented person who has been active in the entertainment industry for two decades now. ", "A.G. High grad stars in Fox's show 'Glee, "The Different Worlds of Dance: interview with Harry Shum Jr", "Harry Shum Jr. Spanish was his first language! He is best known for his roles as Mike Chang on the Fox television series Glee (2009–2015) and as Magnus Bane on the Freeform television series Shadowhunters (2016–2019). There he won the dance competition and appeared in one of the early commercials of ‘iPod Nano.’ After that, he appeared in music videos of pop stars like Beyonce, Alicia Keys, and Missy Elliott. Harry Shum Jr. is a Costa Rican-American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer. Likewise, in the series, the American actor portrays a bisexual man of color who has a romantic affair with Matthew Daddario, aka Alec Lightwood. Speaks! Shum began a relationship with actress and dancer Shelby Rabara in 2007. ... "I speak Cantonese and Spanish. Shum was born in Limón, Costa Rica, the son of Chinese immigrants. When Harry was six years old, the family moved to San Francisco, California. [18], Since 2008, Shum was given roles in Step Up 2 and later Step Up 3D,[19] both directed by Jon M. Chu. [36] His portrayal of Bane, a bisexual man of color, helped Shadowhunters win the 2017 GLAAD media award for an "Outstanding Drama Series", which he accepted with his co-star Matthew Daddario. Shum graduated from Arroyo Grande High School in 2000. We hate to break your bubble, but the actor is married as of now. [37] Shum also received the Bisexual Representation Award (BiRA) for "Best Bisexual Representation of a Supporting Character" in both 2017 and 2018 hosted by FluidStyleCo. Lol. He was nominated for four Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance in Glee, winning once. While folks still say Harry Shum, Jr. is gay, their comments hold no consistency or accuracy of any kind. Even though the aforementioned series has ended, Harry’s popularity has only gone up. Harry Shum Jr was born on April 28, 1982, under the sun sign of Taurus. People's Choice Awards for his role as Magnus Bane in Shadowhunters. As mentioned above, the actor was more enthusiastic about dancing more than acting. (And He Wants His Gaga Costume)", "Web Series 'Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2' Hitting February 17th", "Harry Shum Jr., Chilli, and Michael Curry to judge new truTV series 'Fake Off, "Harry Shum Jr. on the Perks of Glee, Oprah and On-Set Dance Battles", "GLAAD Media Awards 2017 Complete Winners List", "First 'Bisexual Representation Award' Winners Announced", "Harry Shum Jr. The "Glee" star was born to Chinese parents in Costa Rica. As a result, the actor has accumulated a net worth of $14 million. Even now, he has a tremendous amount of support from his fans. And another source of income has to be his career as a dancer and choreographer. At 6, his family moved to San Francisco, California. Despite been given few lines in the first season, the actor showed a promising future as his fans showed enthusiasm in his live tour. Harry Shum, Jr. is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics. Glee star Harry Shum Jr. engaged to longtime love Shelby Rabara", "Glee Star Harry Shum Jr. Marries Shelby Rabara", "She's Here! I speak Cantonese and Spanish. )", "Glee club is back in session on the season premiere of, "Glee's Harry Shum Jr. [8], Shum began his dance career in Los Angeles. They relocated to Costa Rica, where Shum and his two older sisters (Cristina and Susana) were born. When Shum was six years old, the family moved to San Francisco, California.He states, "I feel I have the best of so many worlds. Directed by Marc Meyers. The name Harry Shum Jr. might remind almost everybody of something akin to the term 'steamy Malec romance', but that's not all about the 'Shadowhunters' actor. That's my Chinese name. He was given a proper storyline in the second season, and the actor was later promoted to the regular cast of the show. So, let’s get to know more about this brilliant actor, including his life, career, and many more. People’s Choice Awards. Sonoya Mizuno appears in the 2018 film ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, alongside Constance Wu, Awkwafina, and Harry Shum Jr. Sonoya plays Araminta Lee, the ultra stylish fiancée of Colin Khoo (Chris Pang). [7] Initially, he had been more interested in theater and sports but found a passion for dance after auditioning for his high school dance team on a dare. Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane in ‘Shadowhunters’ (Photo by Bob D’Amico / ABC) Glee‘s Harry Shum Jr. returns to series TV with a starring role in Freeform’s Shadowhunters, based on Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments bestselling book series. The Mortal Instruments books and Shadowhunters series center around Clary Fray (played by Katherine McNamara), an 18-year-old who … [41] An implied romance between Astrid and his character Charlie is to be expanded in the movie sequels currently in the work.[42]. [32], In 2016, Shum appeared as the character Wei-Fang in the Netflix American–Chinese martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny,[33][34] a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (1999). Besides these, Harry has starred in numbers of productions such as Boston Public(2003), Rita Rocks(2008), White Frog(2012), The Eric Andre Show(2013), Moms’ Night Out(2014), Fake-Off(2014), Crazy Rich Asians(2018), Burn(2019), and many more. As of now, the actor is fluent in Cantonese and Spanish, aside from English. Harry began working at the age of nine. Joined a Dance Team on a Dare. He can speak in Spanish, Cantonese, and English. When the actor turned six years old, his family moved to San Francisco, California. ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ has been one of 2018’s biggest successes, grossing $35 million in its opening weekend. Glee clues last week so I thought it was Matt Morrison, but today he said he moved to the US from a different place sooo I’m thinking Harry Shum, Jr… And people of this sign are known to be hard-working, passionate, but sometimes stubborn. In March, some of the Gleeks, including Crazy Rich Asians' Harry Shum Jr., reunited on-screen, competing against each other on Drop the Mic. In an interview, he said that his earliest motivations to dance were from watching Ginuwine, Dru Hill and Usher, before becoming influenced by dancers like Gene Kelly and Michael Jackson. [49][9] They have a daughter. He is none other, Harry Shum Jr. For those of you who don’t know, Harry is an American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer. [7][8][9] Shum attended San Francisco State University for a year, before dropping out to pursue a dance career. Wish I knew how to write more...", "15 (More) Stars You Never Knew Were Latino! tour starting in May 2010. Likewise, the actor found fame after starring in the hit Fox musical comedy-drama series, Glee, as Mike Chang. The actor was born in Costa Rica to Chinese parents and learned Spanish as his first language. For his role in the series, Shum won the 2017 GLAAD media award for an “Outstanding Drama Series” along with his co-star. He later stated that he has not spoken Spanish fluently since the age of 6. His mother is a native of Hong Kong and his father is from Guangzhou, China. [35], Shum scored a lead role in the Freeform series, Shadowhunters, and portrayed the centuries-old warlock Magnus Bane between 2016 and 2019. A couple's wedding plans are thrown off course when the groom is diagnosed with liver cancer. The couple finally tied the knot on November 22, 2015, where their beautiful wedding ceremony was held in Costa Rica. The Freeform's fantasy show has acquired one of the strongest fandoms all in just three years of its running. As for his education, Harry went to the San Luis Obispo area, California, and later graduated from Arroyo Grande High School in 2000. [50], Shum has stated that he identifies as being somewhat Latino. I speak Spanish and Cantonese. He is best known for his role as Mike Chang on the Fox television show Glee. Harry Shum Jr. in a still from a video posted by him in May 2017 (Harry Shum Jr. / Instagram) Harry Shum Jr. Facts. Adapted from the best-selling young adult fantasy series, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, the actor fulfilled the role from 2016 to 2019. And don’t let his youthful glow fool you, the actor is already 38 years old. Known from his role on “Glee”, but perhaps less known for being Chinese-Costa Rican. Other than that, Harry still passionate about dancing choreographed performances for Ellen’s Even Bigger Really Big Show, the 82nd Academy Awards, and So You Think You Can Dance. And the family has been living a blissful life in their home in the states. My first Chinese tweet! [2] He stated, "I feel I have the best of so many worlds. In 2019 Shum appeared in 4 episodes of Tell Me a Story which premiered in December 2019. He started dancing with his high school dance company team and continued his career in S… [22] He was given a major storyline in the third episode of the season, "Asian F", and performed "Cool" from West Side Story, his first solo song. Though he was interested in theatre and sports from an early age, Harry then found himself more merged in dancing than anything else. [17] Shum also worked as a dance instructor. Patrick Ecclesine, Fox LOS ANGELES — One of the more indelible images from the first 13 episodes of "Glee" wasn't on the stage, it was on the football field. With Jessica Rothe, Harry Shum Jr., Marielle Scott, Chrissie Fit. Moreover, the two have been dating since the beginning of 2007 and got engaged in October 2013 while on vacation in Hawaii. In late 2019, it was announced that Shum would star in All My Life alongside Jessica Rothe,[43] as well as the thriller movie Broadcast Signal Intrusion. Clearly, most of his income comes from his successful career as an actor. As of now, they have a daughter named Xia. These Days, He Isn't Staying Still", "Steve Jobs: How Harry Shum, Jr., was connected to the icon", "Harry Shum Jr. explains what it's like to have Beyonce as your boss", "Harry Shum Jr. Of 'Shadowhunters' Used To Be A Backup Dancer For Beyoncé", "Harry Shum Jr. joined a dance team on a dare. The versatile actor was born in the city of Limon, Costa Rica, to his Chinese parents. "[3][4] He later stated that he has not spoken Spanish fluently since the age of 6. Spanish is actually my first … Then in 2008, Harry made a proper acting debut from the movie Step Up 2 and later Step Up 3D. See … He won the award for The Male TV Star of 2018 in the E! [44] In March 2020 Shum guest starred in an episode of Comedy Central's Awkwafina is Nora from Queens. The 38-year-old actor is as kind as he is talented, happily opening up about his new film All My Life and everything in between. Throughout his career, this actor has shown versatility and quality content like no others. He is married to Filipino-American actress and dancer, Shelby Rabara. The first season of the series premiered on August 24, 2016, on Wong Fu Productions' Channel. [5][6], Shum spent most of his schooling years in the San Luis Obispo area, California and graduated from Arroyo Grande High School in 2000. [21] He subsequently gave performances of "Make 'Em Laugh" in "The Substitute", "Sing" from A Chorus Line in "Duets", "Valerie" in "Special Education", and the show's first dance solo in "A Night of Neglect". Glee's Harry Shum Jr. Harry Shum Jr. chimes at the end of our cheery phone chat. Harry Shum Jr. is taking Hollywood by storm, one role at a time. He is also a four-time nominee of Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance in Glee. When Shum was six years old, the family moved to San Francisco, California. We got to know him from Glee as Mike Chang and recently saw him as Magnus Bane in Shadowhunters. You have entered an incorrect email address! On June 28, 2013, it was reported that Shum would not return as regular on Glee's fifth season, but would be a recurring guest star. Harry states that Gene Kelly and Michael Jackson are his inspiration for his dancing passion. [31] Shum was also the judge on the reality competition television series Face Off. Harry Shum Jr shows his new side in GLASS Magazine. Partly due to the enthusiasm from fans during his appearances on the live tour taking place after the first season concluded, Shum's character was given storylines in the second season, mostly involving his relationship with fellow glee club member Tina Cohen-Chang (Jenna Ushkowitz). Along with that, the ‘Glee’ actor has got dark brown eyes and short brown hair. People's Choice Awards for Shadowhunters. Harry Shum Jr. had no formal martial art training, his background as a dancer proved essential for being cast in action movies. With TruTV’s “Fake Off,” he has added judge to his growing list of attributes. They relocated to Costa Rica, where Shum and his two older sisters were born. Meaning the duo has been together for about five years now. Subsequently, Shum was cast in the role of the Kuai Liang (the younger Sub-Zero) in the second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy. Why Harry Shum Jr. Doesn’t Give 100 Percent in the Gym Harry Shum Jr. is a man of many hats. Spanish is actually my first language before I learned Cantonese and English. From 2009 until 2015, he portrayed the role of Mike Chang, a dancer who joins the glee club, on the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee. Even though we hate to admit, it is a fact that most of us had a crush on Mike Chang, aka Harry Shum Jr. His mother is a native of Hong Kong, and his father is from Guangzhou, China. Harry Shum Jr. tells us about jumping from TV franchises to the big screen As part of Esquire Neighbourhood, Harry Shum Jr. discusses the making of his new film, as well as cultural identity, honing his skills as a triple-threat performer, and the shifting nature of Hollywood. [29] In 2012 he starred in White Frog, a comedy-drama film directed by Quentin Lee. Shum was also cast as the male lead, Peter Ma, in Single By 30, a YouTube Red original series from Wong Fu Productions and New Form Digital after starring in the original pilot in 2015. For … Spanish is actually my first language before I learned Cantonese and English." [24][25] Along with Chrisopher Scott, Harry choreographed performances during the Ellen's Even Bigger Really Big Show, the 82nd Academy Awards and So You Think You Can Dance. She also had a dance spotlight with castmate Harry Shum Jr. during Naya Rivera's performance of "Valerie," and was one of the dancers in the "Single Ladies" and "Safety Dance" numbers. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Harry Shum, Jr. He was promoted from guest star to series regular for the third season. To go through the details, Harry moved to Los Angeles after dropping out of college and landed work as a dancer on the ‘BET’ comic show ‘Comic View.‘. “My parents are able to speak fluently with no accent, and their expression in Spanish is very natural,” says Shum. Harry Shum Jr : Wife, Child, Glee, Movies & Net Worth, Charissa Thompson Bio: Early Life, Relationships & Net Worth, Law Roach: Birthday, Stylist, Clients, ANTM & Net Worth, Sarah Curr- Early Life, Career, Boyfriend & Net worth, Joe Dinicol : Career, Girlfriend & Net Worth, Chelsea Kilgore: Career, Husband, Kids & Net Worth, Jaz Sinclair : Parents, Movies, Sabrina, Dating & Net Worth, Evelyn Cormier Bio: American Idol, Husband & Net Worth, Nico Greetham: Dance, SYTYCD, Girlfriend & Net Worth, Thomas Doherty: Movies, Girlfriend, Gossip Girl & Net Worth. [30] In 2014, he had a major role in crime drama film Revenge of the Green Dragons, which was executive produced by Martin Scorsese. I speak Spanish and Cantonese. 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