Jon M. Chu is an American filmmaker, best known for directing the films Step Up 2: The Streets, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Step Up 3D, Hasbro franchises Jem and the Holograms and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and the romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians. His accolades include the Princess Grace Award, the Dore Schary Award, and the Jack Nicholson directing award. Born Jonathan Murray Chu on November 2, 1979 in Palo Alto, California, his parents own Chef Chu’s, a popular restaurant in Los Altos, California. He attended Pinewood School from kindergarten through 12th grade. In 2003, he graduated from USC School of Cinematic Arts. Chu was discovered as a USC film student by Steven Spielberg who saw his short film “When the Kids Are Away”. He has been married to Kristin Hodge since 2018. They have two children.
Jon M. Chu Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 2 November 1979
Birth Place: Palo Alto, California, USA
Residence: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth Name: Jonathan Murray Chu
Nickname: Jon M. Chu
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Race/Ethnicity: Asian (Chinese, Taiwanese)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Jon M. Chu Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 165 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 75 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 10″
Height in Meters: 1.78 m
Body Build/Type: Average
Shoe Size: Unknown
Jon M. Chu Family Details:
Father: Lawrence Chu (Chef) (Chinese descent)
Mother: Ruth Chu (Taiwanese descent)
Spouse/Wife: Kristin Hodge (m. 2018)
Children: Jonathan Heights Chu (Son) (b. 2019), Willow (Daughter) (b. 2017)
Siblings: Howard Chu (Older Brother), Larry Chu Jr. (Older Brother), Christina Chu (Older Sister), Jennifer Chu (Older Sister)
Jon M. Chu Education:
Pinewood School | Middle Campus | Grades 3-6
USC School of Cinematic Arts
University of Southern California
Jon M. Chu Facts:
*He was born on November 2, 1979 in Palo Alto, California, and was raised in Los Altos.
*He is the youngest of five children.
*His father, Lawrence Chu, is a well-known chef, and his parents own Chef Chu’s, a popular restaurant in Los Altos.
*As a child, he took lessons in piano, drums, saxophone, violin and guitar.
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