From Accountant to Ken: The rise of Simu Liu, the heartthrob of Barbie

    Simu Liu, from an accountant to Hollywood's new Ken in the upcoming 'Barbie' movie, has had quite a journey in his career.

    <p>Simu Liu (Source: Vanity Fair)</p>

    Simu Liu, the Canadian actor soon to grace the silver screen as Ken in the forthcoming 'Barbie' film, stands as a testament to the old adage, "It's never too late to follow your dreams."

    From Number Cruncher to Screen Smasher

    As reported by Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong, Liu's story is the stuff of Hollywood fairy tales. Born in Harbin, China, Liu moved to Canada with his parents, who went on to become successful aerospace engineers. Starting his professional life crunching numbers at Deloitte in 2012, Liu took a sharp career detour when he was laid off from his job.

    Simu Liu (Source: THR)

    Suddenly, Liu found himself plunging into an unknown world, first as an extra and a stuntman, and then as a stock photo model. In this, he found not just a way to pay the bills, but a calling. 

    From Kim's Convenience to Barbie's Boy Toy

    His first significant role came with the sitcom 'Kim's Convenience.' This stepping stone led him to a Hollywood golden ticket: the lead role in 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.' But Liu isn't stopping there. He's now landed the coveted role of Ken in the highly anticipated 'Barbie' movie, making 2023 a year to remember for the rising star.

    Barbie (Source: Electic Pop)

    So, what makes Simu Liu such an irresistible watch? Here's a roundup of his best performances on both the big and small screen, including his upcoming 'Barbie' gig. But be warned: watching Liu's performances may lead to a serious case of binge-watching.

    Simu Liu's Must-Watch List

    *Stay tuned for a detailed list of Liu's best performances, a perfect guide for those looking to immerse themselves in the Liu-verse.* 

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