American actor of Chinese-Indonesian descent Dallas James Liu made his acting debut at six years old in the American martial arts film Tekken as Jin Kazama. He is best known for his roles of Shuji Ishii-Peters in PEN15 and Ruihua in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Similarly, the actor cum martial artist Liu is all set to appear as Zuko in an upcoming American adventure television series, Avatar: The Last Airbender. More on his personal and professional life, including age, height, brother, net worth, etc.
Early Life-Parents, Age And Height
On August 21, 2001, Dallas Liu was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the San Gabriel Valley of California, USA. Currently, he is 21 years old and stands at 5 feet 9 inches (176 cm).
As per the sources, his father is a sportsman by profession, and his mother is a coach. Although their identities are not revealed, in an interview, Liu mentioned that they are very supportive and credited his success to them.
All of my family has impacted my career immensely. Both of my parents have supported me through everything every step of the way, and I honestly couldn’t tell you where I’d be right now if it weren’t for them.
The actor was always interested and passionate about acting and martial arts. So, he learned Japanese Shotokan and even competed in the North American Sport Karate Association.
He started martial arts training at the age of 5 and even took part in international competitions. He stopped at age 13 and began giving more attention to acting.
Here is the video of young Dallas Liu at the Youth Weapons Finals – 2012 Quebec Open. Video source: Sports Martial Arts YouTube page.
Career Highlights- Roles In PEN15, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, & Avatar: The Last Airbender
Dallas Liu made his acting debut at six as Jin Kazama on Tekken. He got the role via one of his martial arts teachers. Some of his hits over the years are:
- Tekken- As young Jin Kazama, Liu got his first debut role in a 2009 American martial arts film, Tekken. Dwight H. Little’s directorial venture follows the story of Jin Kazama in his attempts to enter the Iron Fist Tournament to avenge the death of his mother (Tamlyn Tomita).
- The Who Was? Show– Similarly, the Tekken alum appeared in the 2018 TV series, The Who Was? Show. He appeared as Bruce Lee throughout the first season along with the stars like Haley Tju, Adam Hochstetter, Kirrilee Berger, and Zach Timson.
- PEN15-Dallas Liu rose to fame from Hulu’s hit TV series PEN15, created by Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, and Sam Zvibleman. He portrayed the role of Shuji Ishii-Peters’ (Maya Erskine), older brother and sometimes defender.
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings- Accordingly, the 21-year-old actor came to the limelight through his role of Ruihua in an American superhero film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, based on Marvel Comics.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender- Moreover, the PEN15 star is starring in the upcoming Netflix series, Avatar: The Last Airbender as Prince Zuko. He will play the role of an exiled crown prince of the Fire Nation, whose motive is to capture the Avatar to end his banishment and regain his honor.
Additionally, Dallas has appeared in minor roles of Young Jimmy in Underdog Kids and carter in Legendary Dudas.
Net Worth-How Much Money Does Dallas Liu Make?
The rising star Dallas Liu has been active in the industry since 2009; along the way, with fame and success, he has also earned considerable riches. His current net worth is between $2 to $3 million.
An average earning of established television actors in the USA is reportedly 90k-the salary usually ranges between 8,902 to $504,331.
Similarly, Liu charges between $396 – $660 per sponsored post on Instagram, with 130k followers and a 17.47% engagement rate.
Personal Life-Is Dallas Liu Dating Someone?
Since Avatar: The Last Airbender alum Liu is very private and secretive, he hasn’t revealed anything about his personal life. Though active on social media, almost nothing is revealed about his dating life or a possible girlfriend.
His biggest career goal is to do an action movie or a superhero film. Liu wants to perform his own stunts just like his idol Jackie Chan.
I think he’s absolutely hilarious. “From his different roles, I just think he’s a great actor and is really good at portraying whatever role he does.”
Besides acting and martial arts, he likes singing and traveling.