Harry Shum Jr. Biography

Published On Sep 15, 2016
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Date of Birth: 1982 , April-28
Birth Nation: Costa Rica
Height: 6 Feet
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Harry Shum love life began from 2007. He met his love of his life Shelby Rabara that year. Shelby Rabara is also an actress and dancer and is known for being the former member of Laker Girls. She is famous for her voice role in Cartoon Network series Steven Universe. After being in romantic love affairs as a boyfriend and girlfriend for more than half a decade, they got engaged in October 2013 and finally tied their married knot on 22nd of November 2015. They are living in the Hollywood Hills. His nationality is Costa Rican and American and has Chinese ethnicity.

Ginuwine, Dru Hill, and Usher are Harry's inspiration in dancing. He is also influenced by Gene Kelly and Michael Jackson. In 2002, he performed on BET's Comic View as the mail dancer. He has performed with the celebrities like Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, and Jessica Simpson as their lead dancer. His popularity rose after he won in an iPod commercial. He entered into the acting world in 2003 by starring the role of Fletcher in an American drama television series Boston Public. Next year, he appeared as a dancer in the dancer drama movie You Got Served. Later on he starred in the movies like Stomp the Yard, Step Up 2: The Streets, Center Stage: Turn It Up, and many more. His popularity rose to prominence after she began playing the role of Mike Chang in an American musical comedy-drama television series Glee. He is now aged 34 years old and his net worth is $14 Million.

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Born in Limón, Costa Rica

April 28 , 1982

Tall and handsome, Mike Chang was born in Limón, Costa Rica. He was born in the early 1980s on 28th of April. His father is Chinese and his mother has Hong Kong native. He first learned Spanish and then he began speaking English and Chinese. 

Appeared as a dancer on BET's Comic View

2002

He became interested in dancing at his young age. Gene Kelly and Michael Jackson influenced him to be a dancer. In 2002, he performed on BET's Comic View as the mail dancer. He has performed with the celebrities like Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, and Jessica Simpson.

Began his acting career

2003

He has been active as an actor since 2003. He starred the role of Fletcher in an American drama television series Boston Public. Two years later, he appeared in the TV series Committed starring the role of Chinese Delivery Guy. 

His first movie, You Got Served

2004

 He made his feature film debut in 2004 by starring in the movie You Got Served. There he appeared as a dancer. Three years later, he appeared in the movie Stomp the Yard. There he performed as a crew dancer. 

Appeared in the comedy drama TV series, Glee

2009

Harry Shum Jr. is an actor and choreographer from Costa Rica. His popularity rose to prominence after she began playing the role of Mike Chang in an American musical comedy-drama television series Glee. He appeared in this TV series till 2015. 

Married to Shelby Rabara

November 22 , 2015

After being in romantic love affairs as a boyfriend and girlfriend for more than half a decade, they got engaged in October 2013 and finally tied their married knot on 22nd of November 2015. They are living in the Hollywood Hills.

Won Screen Actors Guild Awards

2010

In 2010, he got his first nomination in Screen Actors Guild Awards and that was for starring the role of Mike Chang on the Fox comedy-drama television series Glee. He won this award that year for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. 

Won Hawaii International Film Festival

2013

He has also once been nominated in Hawaii International Film Festival and that was in 2013. He was kind of lucky that year as he won this award that year. He also got nominated in Screen Actors Guild Awards that year. 

Won East West Players Visionary Awards

2011

2011 was also a lucky year for him as he was awarded with East West Players Visionary Awards. He won this award for Breakout Performance Award. Next year, he got nominated in Grammy Awards, one of the prestigious awards in the music industry.