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Biography

Alec Su (born on September 11, 1973 in Taipei, Taiwan) is a versatile Chinese singer and actor. His career started in 1988, at the age of 15, when he joined the Little Tigers (Xiao Hu Dui), which became the first idol singing group in the Taiwanese music industry. The trio's elevated popularity was unprecedented; Little Tigers attracted fans from Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and within other Chinese communities around the world. The success of the band started a new generation of Taiwanese pop culture in the early 1990s.

During his early years in show business, Alec Su was also epitomized as a superior student. He attended Taiwan's number one high school, Taipei Municipal Jian Zhong High School, and was accepted at the prestigious National Taiwan University. Alec's experiences as a high school student preparing for the strenuous Taiwan national college examinations while coping with the demands of his singing career are recorded in his book entitled My Days at Jian Zhong (aka Youth Never Die).

In 1995, after the break up of Little Tigers, Alec Su embarked on a film career. His role as the fifth prince in the Chinese TV series blockbusters Princess Returning Pearl I and II won him fame as an television actor in 1997. He has continued acting in television productions, with several hit TV series, including Romance in the Rain (2000), Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre (2002), Love of the Aegean Sea (2003),Warriors of the Yang Clan (2003), and Mischievous Princess (2005). His most recent television production is Re Ai (Passion), a drama combining political, romantic and psychological themes in a 1950s working class setting, which premiered on mainland China TV in April 2009.

In addition to television, Alec has acted in more than a dozen theatrical films produced in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China, and in recent years has also explored stage performance, starring in a production of the play Fragrance of Crysanthemums (Ju Hua Xiang, produced by the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, in the summer of 2006.

Along with his TV and film work, Alec has released thirty top-selling albums, first as a member of the Little Tigers group and, starting in 1992 (with I Only Want You to Love Me), as a solo artist. His most recent album, Before and After, was released in 2004. His next CD is projected for completion in 2009-2010. The first song for this new album, "Da Bu Liao," was released in May 2007 as a single, as part of a China anti-depression health campaign. Two other new singles were performed at various events during 2008.

In February 2008, Alec visited the United States and held a concert in Reno, Nevada. From the last half of 2008, Alec has concentrated on film projects, including Fit Lover (released November 2008), and a cameo in a short Taiwan film, L-O-V-E (a March 2009 release). The Message, a high-profile, star-packed espionage thriller set during the Japanese occupation of China in the 1940s, premiered in China in September, has shown in several film festivals around Asia and in the US, and was nominated for six Golden Horse Awards. Finally, The Star and the Sea, a biographical drama about Xian Xinghai, China's beloved "People's Musician," was included in Macau's December 2009 anniversary celebrations. The Four Cupids, a romantic comedy shot in the fall of 2008, and A Singing Fairy, which explores some of the Southwest China ethnic minority culture and music, both had wide releases during late April 2010.

In February 2010, the three members of Little Tigers (Xiao Hu Dui) reunited to perform together for the 2010 CCTV Spring Festival Gala, to help celebrate the "Year of the Tiger."

Later in the spring Alec was busy with two new film projects, both of which will premiere in October. The New Kang Ding Love Song is inspired by the folk classic "Kangding Qing Ge", which means "Kangding Love Song" in Chinese, and takes place in Kangding, a picturesque town in the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in southwest China's Sichuan Province. Alec plays an army officer who falls in love with Ju Wenpei's character, Dawa, a local girl. Mi Shi Zi Bu Ke Gao Ren is a suspenseful "locked room" murder plot, with Alec as a writer who investigates the mysteries. Alec is also recording theme songs for both films.

Currently, many events and promotions are on Alec's busy schedule, including film festivals in New York, London and Tokyo.