| 余文樂 (traditional)|
| Jyu4 Man4-lok6 (Cantonese)|
13 November 1981 (age 34)
Hong Kong (1981-11-13)
Lost And Found, Whether Or Not, Not A Star, The Survivor
Taishan, Guangdong Province, China
Love in the Buff, Wild City, Helios, Love in a Puff, As the Light Goes Out
Pang Ho‑cheung, Andrew Lau, Louis Koo, Ringo Lam, Wong Jing
Shawn Yue Man-lok (born 13 November 1981), also known as Yu Wen-le in Mandarin (余文樂), is a Hong Kong actor and singer. A former model, he has starred in many films such as Jiang Hu and Infernal Affairs II and has established himself as a recognisable face in Hong Kong cinema.
Yue was born and raised in Hong Kong, with roots in Taishan, Guangdong. Spotted at an early age on the streets of Hong Kong by agents of the modelling agency Starz People and began his modelling on a part-time basis. Once he graduated from grade 16, he immediately indulged into full-time modeling. He has since modeled for Giordano, Sony, Timberland, Gillette, Meko and is currently a spokesperson for Shiseido Pureness and Coca-Cola China.
Being a full-time model for several years, Yue turned his career and headed for the Hong Kong entertainment industry. From there, he starred in several movies and gained fame from his first role in Leaving Sorrowly (2001). 2005 was also a great year for Yue who portrayed Takeshi Nakazato in the film Initial D. According to the latest media release, Yue only appeared for less than half an hour in the film. However, despite the short appearance, his portrayal of Nakazato managed to leave a deep impression and impact on a lot of the viewers’ hearts, especially in Japan, where this has resulted directly in many new Japanese fans in Yue and a new lucrative market has been opened for Yue to conquer. Yet already being quite successful, Yue has also released four albums, the first being in 2002. He worked with Japanese music superstar Ayumi Hamasaki in 2007, starring as her love interest in the promotional videos for "glitter" and "fated", which together comprise the Wong Hoi-directed short film Kyoai ~Distance Love~.
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