Xing Yu or Shi Xing Yu aka Shi Yanneng (or Shi Yan Neng) is a 32nd generation Shaolin monk born on December 27, 1978 in Zhangqiu, Shandong. His father and brother are policemen and his mother is a housewife.
At the age of 12, he went to the Shaolin Temple, where he stayed 10 years. He begins to play in movies in 1997, but he was spotted in 2003 in the movie "Kung Fu Hustle" of Stephen Chow. He always plays secondary roles or little roles and he's very appreciated and solicited for his authentic kung-fu.
He currently lives in Shenzhen, Guangdong (near Hong Kong), but he is still attached to Shaolin Temple. He runs a Shaolin school in Shenzhen.
Kung Fu Hustle (2004),
Dragon Tiger Gate (2006),
Fatal Contact (2006),
Flash Point (2007),
My Wife Is a Gambling Maestro (2008),
Ip Man (2008),
Bodyguards and Assassins (2009),
Black Ransom (2010),
Just Another Pandora's Box (2010),
Treasure Hunt (2011),
Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (2013),
Princess and the Seven Kung Fu Masters (2013),
The Wrath of Vajra (2013),
Angel Warriors (2013)
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