Harry Shum Jr.

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  • Birth Place: Limón, Costa Rica
  • Profession: Actor, Dancer
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Fast Facts

  • Born in Costa Rica to Chinese parents; moved to California at age 4.
  • Took up dancing seriously after auditioning for his high-school dance team on a dare; was also a pole vaulter on the track team.
  • Has been a backup dancer for Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys and Jessica Simpson.
  • Was the only male dancer on BET's Comic View in 2002.
  • Was one of the dancing silhouettes in the commercials for iPod.
  • Choreographed part of the routine that the troupe the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers performed at the 2010 Academy Awards; he plays Elliot Hoo (a guy with magical shoes) in LXD's online series.

Awards

  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Shelby Rabara — Wife

Details

  • Birth Place: Limón, Costa Rica
  • Profession: Actor, Dancer

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