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17 May 1976 (age 41)
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, United States
Leehom Wang (born May 17, 1976 in Rochester, New York, USA) is a four-time Golden Melody Award-winning Taiwanese-American singer-songwriter and actor who has achieved highly recognized success in Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Thailand and the rest of Southeast Asia.
He coined the term "chinked-out" music to describe his music, which is heavily influenced by traditional Chinese music. Wang is managed by and records albums with Sony BMG Taiwan. Since 1995, Wang has contributed in over 25 albums. In addition to his music, Wang also participated in several films, his role in Ang Lee's Lust, Caution gaining the most attention. He is also an environmental activist, and was invited to be one of the first torchbearers for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, carrying the torch in Olympia, Greece on March 24, 2008. He was also invited to perform in the closing ceremonies. His album "Change Me" was dedicated to raising eco-awareness among Chinese youth. Wang was listed among "The 100 Most Inspiring Asian Americans of All Time" by Goldsea Asian American Daily.
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