Henry Golding

Henry Golding

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Henry Ewan Golding was born 5 February 1987 and is a Malaysian-British actor, model, and television host.

Golding was born in Betong, Sarawak, in East Malaysia. His mother, Margaret Likan Golding, is a Malaysian of indigenous Iban Dayak ancestry. His father, Clive Golding, is British. The family lived for almost five years in Terengganu, on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, before moving to Surrey, England, when Henry was eight years old. There he went to The Warwick School, Redhill. He moved to Kuala Lumpur when he was 21 to pursue on-camera roles after working as a hairdresser on Sloane Street in London for a couple of years.

He has been a presenter on BBC’s The Travel Show since 2014. He is known for his film work, playing the role of Nick Young in Crazy Rich Asians, as well as Sean Townsend in the thriller A Simple Favor and Tom in the romantic comedy Last Christmas. Additionally, Golding starred in The Gentlemen, a 2019 crime film directed by Guy Ritchie.

Next, he will star in Monsoon, a Hong Khaou film, as Kit, a man who travels from London to his birth country of Vietnam to scatter his parents’ ashes.

Golding is also set to reprise his role as Nick Young in two sequels to Crazy Rich Asians. In August 2019, he was cast in the title role for Snake Eyes, a spin-off from the G.I. Joe movie franchise, set for an 2021 release.