|Who is it?||Actor, Soundtrack, Producer|
|Birth Day||December 26, 1979|
|Birth Place||Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwan|
|Age||41 YEARS OLD|
|Chinese name||霍建华 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Huò Jiànhuá (Mandarin)|
|Alma mater||Nan Chiang Industrial and Commercial Senior High School|
|Occupation||Actor Singer Producer|
|Spouse(s)||Ruby Lin (m. 2016)|
|Siblings||Huo Chien-yuan (brother)|
|Ancestry||Longkou, Shandong, China|
Huo was born in Taipei, Taiwan on 26 December 1979. His family originated from Shandong province, with parents being natives of Longkou, Shandong province and Tianjin Municipality respectively. His grandfather was a follower of Sun Yat-sen and in October 1949, his family moved to Taiwan. Both his parents worked in the court system and his brother is a police officer. His parents divorced when he was young.
In 2002, Huo, in order to have the chance to sing a theme song, became one of the two leading actors in the drama Star. This marked the beginning of his acting career.
In 2004, Huo released his first ever solo album Start. Owing to his inability to cope with the excessive spotlight during the advertising of the album, he decided to focus on acting thereafter.
In 2005, Huo starred in his first wuxia drama The Royal Swordsmen directed by Wong Jing. His melancholic portrayal of Guihai Yidao received rave reviews from fans and audiences. It proved to be an important turning point of his career, as it introduced him to mainland audiences. The same year, Huo made his big screen debut in the movie Hands in the Hair alongside Actress Rosamund Kwan.
In 2009, Huo rose to mainstream popularity with xianxia drama Chinese Paladin 3, an adaptation from the video game of the same title. His character Xu Changqing was loved by the audience, and established his popularity in China.
In 2011, Huo starred in period action drama The Vigilantes in Masks with Cecilia Liu; and historical drama The Glamorous Imperial Concubine wherein he played a cold and detached Emperor. Due to the success of the dramas, Huo was awarded Most Influential Actor at the 2011 Youku Television Awards.
In 2012, Huo starred in acclaimed medical drama Inspire the Life alongside veteran actors Wang Zhiwen, Li Chengru and Zhang Tieling. He then starred in Lord of Legal Advisors, a mystery series set in the Ming Dynasty. The drama premiered in South Korea and became the second-highest viewed Chinese drama in the country after Scarlet Heart. It was subsequently broadcast in Taiwan in April 2013 and achieved high ratings as well.
In 2013, Huo starred in wuxia drama Swordsman, based on Jin Yong’s classic novel of the same Chinese title. He portrayed the character Linghu Chong. Swordsman was a commercial success and scored number one ratings on both TV and streaming websites; the success of the drama once again brought him to limelight.
In 2014, Huo starred in Perfect Couple, written by Tong Hua. It was Huo's first attempt at producing a drama series after the establishment of Huajae Studio, and reunited him with Chinese Paladin 3 co-star Tiffany Tang. The drama topped online broadcast views, and Huo won the Most Popular Actor in the ancient drama genre at the 2014 China Student Television Festival.
In 2015, Huo starred in xianxia drama The Journey of Flower with Zanilia Zhao. The drama was a huge success in China, achieving a peak rating of 3.89. It is also the first Chinese drama to surpass 20 billion online views. He then starred in crime thriller Love Me, If you Dare, which received positive reviews and an international following. Due to his success, Huo was chosen by China Newsweek as Artist of the Year. He was distinguished as one of the Most Influential People in China for 2015, a remarkable distinction since he is the only recipient of this award in the field of Performing Arts.
On 20 May 2016, Huo confirmed his relationship with Actress Ruby Lin, his co-star in Sound of Colors (2006) and The Glamorous Imperial Concubine (2011). They got married in Bali on 31 July 2016. The pair also held another wedding reception in Taipei on 2 August 2016. Their daughter was born in January 2017.
In 2017, Huo starred in the science fiction suspense film Fatal Countdown: Reset, produced by Jackie Chan and directed by Korean Director, Chang; and war film Our Time Will Come, directed by award-winning Director Ann Hui. Huo returned to the small screen in palace drama Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace playing the role of Qianlong Emperor.