Born in China, raised in Ohio, and educated in Tokyo, Shaun Wu is an actor of Chinese descent based in Los Angeles.
After getting his Bachelors in International Business from Sophia University in Tokyo, he worked in finance at Goldman Sachs in both Tokyo and New York. After five years of interpreting the ups and downs of the stock market and taking his first ever acting class at HB Studios in New York, he realized his passion in life is to interpret the stories of other human beings. He was accepted into the prestigious the MFA acting program at Harvard University (A.R.T Institute) and graduated in 2016 after two and half years of training. He also studied at the Moscow Art Theater in Russia for a semester as part of the MFA program.
Shaun has produced and co-written several short films. He produced, wrote, and starred in his first film Jeff (2019), which was selected for screening in the Cinema Diverse: Palm Springs Film Festival.
In his free time, he works as a Mandarin and Japanese translator, drinks lots of coffee, and surfs on a regular basis.