Andy Le

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Born
Orange County, California
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Stunt performer

Andy Le is a southern Californian actor, producer, and stunt performer who has worked in multiple films. Le has starred in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings[1][2], The Paper Tigers[3], and his only self-produced project the Supreme Art of War.[4] Andy also appeared in Wu-Tang: An American Saga as Fang. In 2011, Andy co-founded a martial arts club called "Martial Club" (disambiguation),[5] which went on to direct stunts for multiple movies including Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings|Shang-Chi (2021) and Everything Everywhere All at Once with Michelle Yeoh.[6] Despite his part in creating the club, Le has done multiple solo-stunting jobs without the group.

Early Life/Career

California

Le was raised in Orange County, California where he grew up watching multiple Martial arts movie throughout his childhood.[7] He claims this impacted his life choices and his decision to be a martial-artist later in life. Sometime in 2011 he and his brother, along with their mutual friend Daniel Mah, founded Martial Club.[8] The club gained traction, and within its first year it published a YouTube channel.[9] The club was named after the Martial Club movie, later recreated on his YouTube.

Roles

Luc Van Tien

Luc Van Tien (film)|Luc Van Tien is an action-based re-telling of a Vietnamese legend.[10] In the film, Andy stars solely for stunt performances, and is credited as "Duisher Bui's Men".[11] The film is about Lục Vân Tiên being transported to the future, befriending a scammer, and saving Nga.

Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a film produced by Marvel Studios and Le's most famous project. The movie centers around Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) ultimately saving his deceased mother's village, and the world.[12] Le plays Death Dealer (character)|Death Dealer, (disambiguation) who tortures a young Shang-Chi and serves the Mandarin (character)|Mandarin. (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) His stunts were performed by himself, and (allegedly) created by Martial Club.

Wu Tang: An American Saga

Wu-Tang: An American Saga is a Hulu series about taking place around the up-rise of cocaine and cocaine addictions in the United States. The show centers around a bus-driver protagonist who strives to unite a group of young black men.[13] The show was recently Green-light|greenlit for season two, premiering in the late-summer of 2021.[14] Andy Le plays Fang in the show, and it is unannounced if he will return.

YouTube Career

Andy Le's YouTube career started in 2011 with his club, Martial Club. Since its beginnings, dozens of videos have been uploaded, almost always about the martial arts. On some occasions, shorts and skits are uploaded to the channel, most recently "The Supreme Art of War". (2017) The skit centers around the protagonist Steven (Andy Le) fooling a mafia boss while playing cards.

The Paper Tigers

The Paper Tigers is a 2020 film about three kung fu masters avenging their dead trainer.[15]

References

  1. "'Shang-Chi' actor Andy Le talks 'self-taught' martial arts, OC roots". spectrumnews1.com. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  2. Facebook; Twitter; options, Show more sharing; Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; Email; URLCopied!, Copy Link; Print (2021-09-05). "'Shang-Chi' Challenge gives kids of the West San Gabriel Valley a chance to feel seen". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  3. Davis, Brangien; McKnight, Matt M. "Hollywood wanted 'fewer Asians' in a new kung fu film. This Seattle director stuck to his script | Crosscut". crosscut.com. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  4. Supreme Art of War (Short 2017) - IMDb, retrieved 2021-09-07
  5. III, Lee B. Golden (2015-11-16). "CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: PART TWO – An Interview With Andy Le". Film Combat Syndicate. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  6. Vo, David (2020-01-24). "MICHELLE YEOH To Star In EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE". M.A.A.C. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  7. "Andy Le Talks Bringing His Love of Martial Arts to 'Shang-Chi'". Extra. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  8. III, Lee B. Golden (2018-11-29). "Martial Club's Andy Le: 'We Are Making A Martial Club Movie, It's Gonna Kick Ass And You Better Believe It!&#8". Film Combat Syndicate. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  9. "'Shang-Chi' actor Andy Le talks 'self-taught' martial arts, OC roots". spectrumnews1.com. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  10. "Trailer For "Luc Van Tien" Debuts Online!". Kung-fu Kingdom. 2018-08-15. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  11. "Luc Van Tien: Tuyet Dinh Kungfu (2017)". rotornot.co. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  12. "Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings (Movie, 2021) | Official Trailer, Cast, Release Date | Marvel". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  13. Petski, Denise; Petski, Denise (2021-06-07). "'Wu Tang: An American Saga': Curtiss Cook Jr. & Gbenga Akinnagbe Join Season 2 Of Hulu Series". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  14. "Wu-Tang: An American Saga Season 2 Trailer And Premiere Date Revealed". TV Shows. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  15. ""The Paper Tigers" is one of 2021's very best films". The Spool. 2021-06-22. Retrieved 2021-09-07.

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