Daniel Yin-Cho Wu better known as Wu Yanzu is a Hong Kong American actor, director and producer who has become famous as a "flexible and distinctive" leading actor in the Chinese-language film industry. 1999 marked his breakthrough performance for starring as the role in Benny Chan's Gen-X Cops beside the success of big-budget thriller Purple Storm, art-house production Peony Pavilion, and the extremely successful Love Undercover later. The best new director award at the 26th Hong Kong Film Award, best supporting actor for New Police Story at the 41st Golden Horse Film Awards are considered as the highest awards throughout his career of acting.
Born in Berkeley, California, and raised in Orinda, California George (a retired engineer) and Diana (a college professor) Wu Yanzu found his great passion in martial arts when he saw Jet Li in The Shaolin Temple. He once served as the team's first coach the University of Oregon Wushu club in 1994. His first movie Yonfan's Bishonen in 1998 was successfully completed, followed by the leading role in Mabel Cheung's City of Glass, which offered him best new actor nomination at the 18th Hong Kong Film Awards.
Wu married Lisa S. in South Africa and their first child was born in 2013.