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Louis Fan

Top 20 kung fu stars in China

Louis Fan [File photo]

Date of birth: June 19, 1973

Place of birth: Hong Kong

Notable work: "Story of Ricky" (1992), "Ip Man" (2008), TV series "The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils" (1997)

Louis Fan, also known as Fan Siu-Wong in Chinese, is the son of famous Hong Kong martial artist Fan Mei-sheng. At a young age, he often accompanied his father to work and made minor appearances in some of the movies his father acted in. At the age of 13, his father sent him to Xuzhou to study gymnastics and martial arts.

In 1991, Fan started his acting career as a martial arts actor under the Hong Kong television station TVB. In 2008, he played Jin Shanzhao, the tough northern martial artist in the film "Ip Man," and the role earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 28th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2009.

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