Godfrey Gao

Godfrey Gao
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Gao in 2017
Tsao Chih-hsiang (曹志翔)

(1984-09-22)22 September 1984
Died27 November 2019(2019-11-27) (aged 35)
NationalityTaiwanese, Canadian
Other namesGodfrey Tsao
Gao Yixiang
Kao Yi-hsiang
Alma materCapilano University
OccupationActor, model
Years active2004–2019
Chinese name
Birth name

Godfrey Gao (Chinese: 高以翔; pinyin: Gāo Yǐxiáng; 22 September 1984 – 27 November 2019) was a Taiwanese-Canadian model and actor. Described as Asia's first male supermodel,[1][2] Gao was the first male Asian model to appear in a campaign for Louis Vuitton. As an actor, he was known for his roles as Magnus Bane in the 2013 film adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and for his leading role in the Chinese television series Remembering Lichuan.

Early life

Gao was born Tsao Chih-hsiang in Taipei on 22 September 1984.[3][4][5] Gao's father is a Taiwanese of Shanghainese descent, and worked as a general manager at Michelin Taiwan; his mother is a Malaysian of Peranakan Chinese descent from George Town who won the Miss Penang beauty pageant in 1970.[6] The youngest of three brothers,[7] Gao moved with his family to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, during his childhood.[7] He attended Queensbury Elementary School and Argyle Secondary School,[8] and later studied at Capilano University [9] where the 6'4" Gao played basketball for the school's team.[7]

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تۆرکجه: قادفری قائو
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հայերեն: Գոդֆրի Գաո
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italiano: Godfrey Gao
Limburgs: Godfrey Gao
magyar: Godfrey Gao
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português: Godfrey Gao
русский: Гао, Годфри
Simple English: Godfrey Gao
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Tagalog: Godfrey Gao
Türkçe: Godfrey Gao
Tiếng Việt: Cao Dĩ Tường
文言: 高以翔
粵語: 高以翔
中文: 高以翔