In 2018, moviegoers worldwide swooned over the handsome lead actor with a British accent in the blockbuster hit Crazy Rich Asians. The movie catapulted Henry Golding into worldwide stardom and his on-screen sweet-natured charm earned him millions of fans.
There’s no starting small for Golding, he was also cast in A Simple Favor (2018) alongside Hollywood heavyweights like Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. Since then, the actor has had several current and upcoming roles lined up for him.
We absolutely cannot wait to see more of Henry Golding on the silver screen, and we’re quite certain that his fans worldwide will be rushing to theaters for his next movie with popcorn in hand.
Henry Golding’s Age, Ethnicity and Family Background
Henry Ewan Golding was born on the 5th of February 1987 in the town of Betong, in Sarawak Malaysia. His parents Margaret and Clive Golding are ethnic Iban-Malaysian and British respectively. The last of three children, Golding, and his family lived in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia until the age of eight when the family then moved to Surrey, England.
Golding dropped out of school at the age of sixteen to pursue his hairdressing passion. He later moved to London where he worked at the salon of hairdresser to the royals and celebrities, Richard Ward. While good at his job, Golding began to dream of a separate career path in television.
At the age of 21 and with no previous experience, he moved to the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur in the hopes of becoming a travel journalist. His gamble paid off and he worked as a host on ESPN Asia, and as a travel TV host for BBC and Discovery Channel Asia.
Henry Golding had no problems being in front of a camera, but he was definitely no actor and had no intentions of becoming one. His breakout into movies was one of chance.
The movie Crazy Rich Asians is a romantic comedy with an all-Asian cast, the likes of which the world have never seen before. It was based on the 2013 book of the same title written by Kevin Kwan. Director John M. Chu could not have found a better person to play the role of lead male character Nick Young.
While living in Singapore, Golding whose accountant also happened to be the accountant for the Malaysian production office of Crazy Rich Asians, recommended him to the film’s director John Chu. Chu did his research on Golding before requesting an audition. Golding was perfect for the part and thus began his ascent into the limelight.
A month after the release of Crazy Rich Asians, A Simple Favor hit theaters. The movie starred Henry Golding as the lead male actor alongside Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. The film, just like the one before it, was also a huge success and continued to shoot Golding further into stardom making him a household name.
What to know about his parents and siblings
Golding’s parents Margaret Likan and Clive Golding met in Brunei. His mother, at the time, was a nanny for an expatriate family while his father was in the British Army’s Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
They were married a few months after meeting and later moved to England together. While there, Margaret Golding oftentimes felt lonely whenever her husband was away on duty and yearned to be back home with her family. The Goldings and their two eldest children then moved back to Malaysia where Henry was born. When Henry Golding was 8 years old, the family moved back and finally settled in England.
He is married to Liv Lo
Henry Golding married TV host and yoga instructor Liv Lo in 2016. Golding and his Taiwanese-Italian wife met in 2011 while at a New Year’s party where Lo approached him and struck up a conversation.
The couple currently lives in Singapore and have stated that they won’t be having children anytime soon. Who blames them, they obviously intend to bask in each other’s company just a little while longer.
Now we know that before stumbling into the movie scene, Henry Golding worked previously for big TV companies such as ESPN and BBC. Therefore it is safe to say he must have made a pretty sum from his time spent traveling and documenting the world.
Golding’s net worth is still under review, and the salary figures for his films are being kept under lock and key. However, starring in two successful blockbuster hits back to back has most definitely done wonderful things to his bank account. His exact net worth is still under review.
Henry Golding’s Height
Henry Golding’s official height has been listed as 6 feet 1 inch (186m). The actor enjoys the benefits of his father’s genes as he towers above many Asian men with an average height of men in Malaysia being 5 feet 4 inches (164m).
His wife Liv Lo is definitely in love with how tall her husband is, even admitting once in an interview that it was part of what drew her to him.