Born in Harbin, China, Simu Liu immigrated to Canada at the age of 5. He grew up in Ontario, Canada, and after graduating university, worked briefly as an accountant, before deciding to pursue acting.
Simu gained fame in Canada for his performance as Jung Kim in the award-winning CBC Television series Kim’s Convenience – based on the Toronto Theatre Critics award-winning play of the same name. He has also received ACTRA Awards and Canadian Screen Awards nominations for his work in the series Blood and Water, in addition to appearing in other notable series including Orphan Black, The Expanse, and Taken.
In 2021, Simu joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Marvel’s first Asian superhero with the film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
“I am so excited to partner with UNICEF Canada as their Ambassador, to help shed a light on children in need both in Canada and around the world. I believe in every child’s right to a childhood and am proud to lend my voice and share my experiences to help in any way that I can,” says Liu. “UNICEF Canada is unparalleled when it comes to impacting global change and helping the most vulnerable children in the hardest to reach places and I am honoured to be working with them.”