Henry Golding Biography
Henry Golding is a British–Malaysian actor, model and television host born on 5th February in Sarawak, Malaysia. Henry is a fully-trained hairstylist turned travel presenter, who resides in Singapore and Malaysia.
Henry Golding Career
In 2008 Henry Golding relocated from the London and returned to Asia to become a regional television host. After receiving his first big break on ESPN hosting a weekly football show, he found his calling pushing the limits of comfort and exploration for travel programmes.
A few highlights from his adventures include exploring the Soganli Valley of Cappadocia, saving lives with the Raum Katanyu first responders foundation of Bangkok and helping with the revitalisation and
clearing of debris in Tacloban, Philippines. He also travelled up the Mekong in Laos in search of the dying culture of the elephant trainers, the “mahouts”.
Henry Golding Filmography
- 2007–2010: 8tv Quickie as a host
- 2009: Goda as Hariz
- 2010–2012: Football Crazy as host
- 2012: Welcome to the Railworld Malaysia as host
- 2015: Welcome to the Railworld Japan as host
- 2017: Surviving Borneo as host
- 2018: Crazy Rich Asians as Nick Young
- 2018: A Simple Favor as Sean Townsend
- 2018: Monsoon as Kit
Henry Golding Wife
On 20th August 2016 Henry Golding married Liv Lo, an Italian-Taiwanese TV presenter and yoga instructor. The pair met each other for the first time on 1 Jan 2011 at Filter Members Club.
Before getting married, Golding undertook the bejalai – the Iban rite of passage into manhood – in the wilderness of Borneo.
He filmed his entire journey by himself as featured on Surviving Borneo on Discovery Channel Asia below.
Henry Golding News
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Star Claps Back At Criticism That He’s ‘Not Asian Enough’
For anyone who has a problem with the casting of the movie “Crazy Rich Asians,” star Henry Golding has something to say.
The actor and travel host recently responded to criticisms that he, a mixed race man of Asian descent, was not “Asian enough” to play the part of Singaporean main character Nick Young. Mass Appeal said there are “levels to this whitewashing, and it’s not always a white person.” Actress Jamie Chung called the casting “bullshit” before eventually walking back her remarks.
Henry Golding went on the offensive this month, explaining that being Asian is a core part of his identity.
“Am I Asian enough? I was born here, I have lived 17 years of my life here, so for me, I feel more Asian than anything,” the Malaysia-born actor told Variety.
“There are some sour people out there,” he added, “but we should be getting together and fighting for something bigger, rather than Asians against Asians.”
Golding, whose father is British and whose mother is from the Iban tribe in Sarawak, Malaysia, told Variety that he’s lived in Singapore for years and plans to remain for a long time.
He told Entertainment Weekly that he found the controversy over his casting “quite hurtful.”
Criticisms of the movie’s casting point to deeper issues of racial purity, according to Nancy Wang Yuen, chair of Biola University’s sociology department. By deeming Golding “not Asian enough,” she said,
people are choosing to ignore his Asian heritage.
That’s the opposite of the way people view Barack Obama, Yuen noted. “The world sees President Obama as black, but his mother is white,” she said, calling it “contradictory to erase Golding’s Asian ancestry while obliterating Obama’s white ancestry.”
Asians made up less than 6 percent of speaking characters in Hollywood films from 2007 to 2016, according to a 2017 USC Annenberg study. Actors of color struggle with opportunities in Hollywood, Yuen said, and people of mixed heritage are no exception.
1. Health Benefits of Apples
2. Health Benefits of Bananas
3. Health Benefits of Honey
4. Health Benefits of Ginger
5. Health Benefits of Garlic
6. Health Benefits of Lemon
7. Health Benefits of Pumpkin
8. Health Benefits of Watermelons
1. 25 Sexual Questions to Ask A Girl
2. 45 Things a Girl Wants But Wont Ask For
3. 10 Things You’re Doing that are Killing Your Kidneys
4. 25 Really Romantic Ideas to Make Your Lover Melt!
5. 60 Really Sweet Things To Say To A Girl
6. 19 Things Women in Relationships Must Not Do
7. 20 Things Women Should Never, Ever, Do
8. Top 20 Things Men Should Never, Ever, Do
Indeed, given Golding’s particular background, Yuen suggested he’s very well-suited to the part of Nick Young. And maybe Asian-American actors shouldn’t be held to overly rigid matching of actor’s culture and character’s culture.
“I don’t think that should be a necessity for casting since Asian- American actors experience enough barriers to success in Hollywood,” Yuen said.
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Lands Its Male Lead (Exclusive)
Henry Golding, who has never starred in a feature film before, will play Nick Young in the adaptation directed by Jon M. Chu.Crazy Rich Asians has landed its male lead, casting Henry Golding to play Nick Young.
Fresh Off the Boat actress Constance Wu is starring in the adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s hit book about the lives of wealthy Chinese families living in Singapore. Jon M. Chu is directing the Warner Bros. film.
The story follows Rachel Chu (Wu), an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick’s (Golding) hometown of Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he’s perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.
Michelle Yeoh is attached to play Nick’s controlling mother, who disapproves of Rachel.
Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, as well as Ivanhoe president John Penotti, are producing. Kevin Kwan will serve as executive producer along with Ivanhoe chairman Robert Friedland.
Courtenay Valenti and Jon Gonda will oversee the project for Warner Bros.
With plans to feature an all-Asian cast, the filmmakers have set out on a worldwide search to find the stars of Crazy Rich Asians. Golding, whose father is from England and his mother from the Iban tribe in Sarawak, Malaysia, is a true discovery. He is currently based in Singapore after growing up in London, and has never been featured in a film, but has experience hosting for TV travel shows. He is represented by management company FLY Entertainment in Singapore.
Source: Hollywood Reporter