Wong Kai

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Wong Kai
File:WONG, KAI, C, DAVID.jpg
Wong at the HKIFF, 2011
Born Kai C David
(1980-07-22) July 22, 1980 (age 40)
Alma mater Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute
Neighborhood Playhouse
Stanford University (transferred)
Dartmouth College
(B.A., Double majors: Film & Television Studies; French Literature - Presidential Honors Thesis - Class of 2002)
Sorbonne
New College, Oxford University
Paris Conservatory
CNSAD
Vincennes University France
University of London
Occupation Actor, Producer, Singer, Model
Years active 1993Template:Ndashpresent

Wong Kai (born Wong Kai C David, Chinese: 黄凯 Template:Lang-he, July 22), with screen credits as Kai Wong, Kai Christophe Wong, is an American motion pictures actor and producer, known for his role in Merchant-Ivory art house cinema productions such as Le Divorce and The White Countess. Well known in Asia, especially in China and Hong Kong for his contribution to cinema, he started his career in Manhattan as a fashion model.[1]

Early life

He pre-matriculated at Stanford University and graduated from Dartmouth College. His godmother, Anna May Chichester, namesake of Anna May Wong, known in Hollywood as Jadin Wong, is a dancer and a collaborator of the Shubert Theatre. She was a Manhattan celebrity and talent manager. His grandfather was a doctor turned soldier who fought in the Northern Expedition from Canton to Peking.[2]

Along with his talent agent godmother, he was invited to the Asian Excellence Award for Hollywood actors of Asian descent in 2003. At Dartmouth College, as he was in high school, he was actively involved in music and film. He also performed in the theatre department with Henry Wolfe Gummer in Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare.

He received his B.A. (Presidential Scholar Honors) from Dartmouth in 2002, where Mindy Kaling was in the same Theatre Department. Before graduating, he visited Paris, where he simultaneously studied at the Sorbonne, back in New York in Lee Strasberg Institute, Neighborhood Playhouse, and eventually the Paris Conservatory, CNSAD. He was in the same Conservatory as Celine Sallette and Louis Garrel, actor of Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers.

Career

Ismail Merchant personally chose and groomed Kai Wong as a producer in the New York headquarters of Merchant-Ivory after he was impressed by a literary article Kai Wong wrote in Manhattan.

His most recent project, "Bible of Romance", was selected in the Hong Kong Film Festival 2011, and presented at Cannes Film Festival (Marche) in 2012.[3] He was also international co-producer with Francophone Sub-Saharan South Africa for projects presented at Pardo at the Locarno International Film Festival 2012.[4] [5]

Currently, he is on the Board of Directors for Preachy Films which he co-founded.[6] He was honored at the Festival Paris Cinéma at the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in Iena district of Paris in 2012. He also starred as Charlie in Hong Kong Dreaming, which was lauded at the UK International Film Festival, and become a popular indie film in India.

References

External links

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Further reading

  • Dartmouth College Alumni in Entertainment, Arts and Media (DAEMA), Biography of Wong Kai [1]
  • MTime China Internet Directory of China Celebrities, Biography of Wong Kai [2]
  • Hollywood Directory of Celebrities, Biography of Wong Kai [3]

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