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Alec Su You-peng (born 11 September 1973) is a Taiwanese actor, singer, television producer, and film director.

Alec Su
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Su at the 1st New York Chinese Film Festival, 19 September 2010, New York City, United States.
Born (1973-09-11) 11 September 1973 (age 45)
Years active1988–present
AwardsHundred Flowers AwardsBest Supporting Actor
2010 The Message

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese蘇有朋
Simplified Chinese苏有朋
Musical career
Also known asGuaiguai Hu (乖乖虎; "Obedient Tiger")
Tommy Su
InstrumentsKeyboards, Guitar
Associated actsXiao Hu Dui

Su became a popular teen idol in the 1980s as a member of the boyband Xiao Hu Dui. He was known as the "Obedient Tiger" (乖乖虎).

The 1998–1999 hit TV series My Fair Princess marked a turning point in Su's career. Since then he has had a successful career in acting, starring in highly popular dramas such as The Legendary Siblings (1999), Romance in the Rain (2001), and The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber (2003). Su has won awards from Hundred Flowers Awards and Macau International Movie Festival for the films The Message (2009) and A Tibetan Love Song (2010) respectively.

In 2013 he produced the TV series Destiny by Love. In 2015 he directed the film The Left Ear.



Musical: Xiao Hu Dui (Little Tigers)Edit

Alec Su's career started in 1988, at the age of 15, when he joined the Little Tigers trio. The band was the first idol singing group that debuted in the Taiwanese music industry and Alec was labelled as the "obedient tiger." The group's popularity was unprecedented; the Little Tigers attracted fans from Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and amongst Chinese communities around the world. The success of the band began the new generation of Taiwanese pop culture in the early 1990s. In 2010, the Little Tigers were invited to participate in the CCTV Spring Festival Gala, in which they sang a medley of three of their biggest hits and won accolades as the "favorite singing group"[1] for the event.

Apart from being a popular singer, during this period Su was epitomized by the general public as a superior student. He attended Taiwan's number one high school, Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School and was accepted into the prestigious National Taiwan University, where he majored in Mechanical Engineering . Su's experiences describing his high school years, preparing for the Taiwan university entrance examinations while trying to also juggle his performing schedule as a member of a wildly popular singing group, are recorded in his 1995 book entitled My Days at Jian Zhong / Youth Never Die.[2][3]

However, as Su became so well known at such a young age, he felt that he had lost his freedom as a result of being in the limelight. At the age of 21, a year before his university graduation in Taiwan, Su decided to leave school and study abroad in England.


Su performing in Las Vegas, USA, 2012.

In 1995, after the breakup of Little Tigers, Su embarked on an acting career. His role as the Wu Ah Ge, Yongqi in the Chinese TV series blockbuster My Fair Princess I and II won him fame as a television actor in 1997. He continued in 2000 with another hit TV series Romance in the Rain. His later TV series include Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre (2002), Magic Touch of Fate (2004, costarring Taiwanese actress Ruby Lin and Korean singer Kang Ta), and Mischievous Princess (2005). He collaborated with Korean actress Chae Rim in two 2003 productions, Love of the Aegean Sea and Warriors of the Yang Clan.

In 2006, Su appeared in the 1930s drama Jiang Ji Jiu Ji co-starring with Li Qian, Cecilia Ye Tong, and Paul Chun, and which aired in Spring 2007. In 2008 he acted in the TV drama Re Ai, which aired in the spring of 2009.

In 2013-2014, Su was one of the judges on the fifth season of China's Got Talent alongside Liu Ye, Wang Wei-Chung, and former co-star Zhao Wei.


In recent years, Su has been concentrating on his film career. Since the second half of 2008 he has participated in more than a half-dozen film projects. Su also appears in the ensemble piece, Fit Lover, which had a November 2008 release, as well as guest starring in a short Taiwan film, L-O-V-E. The high-profile 1940s-period espionage drama, The Message, had a wide release in Asia in autumn 2009, has been included in several international film festivals, and received several nominations (and one win, for Li Bing Bing as "Best Actress") for the 2009 Golden Horse awards. A Singing Fairy, shot in Guangxi Province, and a biography of Macau composer Xian Xinghai, titled The Star and the Sea, both opened in limited release in December 2009. The Four Cupids, a romantic comedy, premiered in April 2010. Film projects for 2010 included A Tibetan Love Song (romantic drama filmed in Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture) and Lost in Panic Room, a "locked room" detective thriller. Both premiered in the fall of 2010. A sequel to the detective film, titled Lost in Panic Cruise, was released for Halloween 2011. Su continues his film career with several completed movies scheduled for release in 2012, and another currently in production.

In October 2010, Alec won the Hundred Flowers Award for "Best Supporting Actor" for his role in The Message. In December 2010, he won the "Best Actor" award at the 2nd Macau International Movie Festival, for his performance in A Tibetan Love Song

Along with his TV and film success, Su has released thirty top-selling albums, starting as a member of The Little Tigers group. As a solo artist he has released 14 albums, beginning in 1992 with I Only Want You to Love Me to his 2004 release Before and After. In January 2012 Su performed, along with singers Daniel Chan, Aska Yang, and Will Pan, in the 2012 Fantasy Stars Chinese New Year Concert, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.

In April 2017, Su announced a business partnership in the Beijing film industry with Vicki Zhao.[4]



Year English Title Mandarin Title Role Notes
1991 The Hen Brought The Ducklings 母鸡带小鸭 - Mu Ji Dai Xiao Ya 梁志朋 - Liang Zhipeng
1995 Idol Level Best 偶像一级棒 - Ou Xiang Yi Ji Bang 苏建雄 - Su Jianxiong
1997 My Fair Princess I 还珠格格I - Huan Zhu Ge Ge I 永琪 - Yong Qi
1998 My Fair Princess II 还珠格格II - Huan Zhu Ge Ge II 永琪 - Yong Qi
1998 Old House Has Joy 老房有喜 - Lao Fang You Xi and Cousin Ji Xiang 苏小鹏 - Su Xiao Peng
1999 The Legendary Twins 绝代双骄 - Jue Dai Shuang Jiao 花無缺 - Hua Wu Que 1999 version
2000 Romance in the Rain 情深深雨蒙蒙 - Qing Shen Shen Yu Meng Meng 杜飞 - Du Fei
2001 Taiji Prodigy 少年张三丰 - Shao nian Zhang San Feng 易天行 - Yi Tian Xing
2001 A Date with Youth 相约青春 - Xiang Yue Qin Chun 敬涛 - Jing Tao
2001 Secret Murder, Amazing Cases 无敌县令 - Wu Di Xian Ling or Pai An Jing Qi 杭铁生 - Han Tie Sheng
2002 Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber 倚天屠龙记 - Yi Tian Tu Long Ji 张无忌 - Zhang Wu Ji & 张翠山 - Zhang Cuisan
2002 The Legendary Siblings 2 絕世雙驕 Hua Wuque (guest star)
2003 Love Train 心动列车 - Xin Dong Lie Che 阿晃 - A Huang
2003 Love of the Aegean Sea 情定爱琴海 - Qing Ding Ai Qin Hai 陆恩祈 - Lu En Qi
2003 Warriors of the Yang Clan 杨门虎将 - Yang Men Hu Jiang 杨延郎 - Yang Yan Lang (Yang Si Lang)
2004 Magic Touch of Fate 魔术奇缘 - Mo Shu Qi Yuan 吴俊安 - Wu Jun An
2005 The Mischievous Princess (My Bratty Princess) 刁蛮公主 - Diao Man Gong Zhu 朱允 - Zhu Yun
2006 Entrapment 将计就计 - Jiang Ji Jiu Ji 庄若龙 - Zhuang Ruo Long
2009 Passion 熱愛 - Re Ai 苏明涛 - Su Ming Tao formerly called 大镇反 - Da Zhen Fan
2013 The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils 天龍八部 - Tian Long Ba Bu 無崖子 - Wuyazi Guest Star
2013 Destiny by Love 非緣勿擾 Lu Xinuo Producing debut
2013 China's Got Talent Season 5 中国达人秀 5 Judge Reality show.
2016 Hidden Singer 谁是大歌神 Guessing Celebrity Team Member Reality show.
2017 I Want to Meet You Season 1 我想见到你[5] Team Leader Reality show.[6]
2018 Chinese Restaurant (TV series) Season 2 中餐厅 2 Restaurant Team Member Reality show.


As ActorEdit

Year English Title Mandarin Title Role Notes
1990 Wandering Heroes 游侠儿 - You Xia Er Xiao Guai
1995 Forever Friends 四个不平凡的少年 - Si Ge Bu Ping Fan De Shao Nian Luo Zhi Jian
1996 Flirting Expert 泡妞专家 - Pao Niu Zhuan Jia Xiao Pei
1996 Pale Sun 情色 - Qing Se Lao Wu
1998 Red Bride 红娘 - Hong Niang Zhang Jun Rui
1999 Winner Takes All 大赢家 - Da Ying Jia Shi Sheng Zi
1999 Cotton Fleece 白棉花 - Bai Mian Hua Ma Cheng Gong
2000 Devoted to You 初恋的故事 - Chu Lian De Gu Shi Yu Hai
2002 Reunion 手足情深 - Shou Zu Qing Shen Ka Chung
2003 Grandpa's Home 爷爷的家 - Ye Ye De Jia Xin Qiang Gong An
2005 Taklamakan 塔克拉玛干 - TaKeLaMaGan Cheng Cheng (成成)
2008 Fit Lover 爱情呼叫转移Ⅱ:爱情左右 - Ai Qing Hu Jiao Zhuan Yi II: Ai Qing Zuo You Guo Ying (郭影)
2009 L-O-V-E 爱到底 - Ai Dao Di Guest Star
2009 A Singing Fairy 寻找刘三姐 - Xun Zhao Liu San Jie Wei Wende (韦文德)
2009 The Message 风声 - Feng Sheng Bai Xiaonian (白小年) aka "Sound of the Wind"
2009 The Star and the Sea 星海 - Xinghai Xiao Youmei (萧友梅) aka "The Musician"
2010 The Four Cupids 四个丘比特 - Si Ge Qiu Bi Te Qi Bolin (齐泊霖)
2010 Secret Battleground 孤岛秘密战 - Gu Dao Mi Mi Zhan Japanese Officer
2010 A Tibetan Love Song 康定情歌 - Kang Ding Qing Ge Li Su Jie aka "A Tibetan Love Song"
2010 Lost in Panic Room 密室之不可告人 - Mi Shi Zi Bu Ke Gao Ren Liu Feiyun (柳飞云)
2011 Deng Enming's Childhood 少年邓恩铭 - Shao Nian Deng En Ming
2011 Lost in Panic Cruise 密室之不可靠岸 - Mi Shi Zhi Bu Ke Kao An Liu Feiyun (柳飞云) sequel to "Lost in Panic Room"
2012 Design of Death 杀生 - Sha Sheng Longevity Town Doctor previous title: 长寿镇 - Chang Shou Zhen
2012 The Assassins 铜雀台 - Tong Que Tai Emperor Xian of Han alt pinyin: Tong Qiao Tai; previous English title: "Bronze Swallow Terrace"
2012 Back to 1942 一九四二 - Yi Jiu Si Er T. V. Soong Scenes all deleted
2012 Three Unmarried Mothers 三个未婚妈妈 - San Ge Wei Hun Ma Ma
2014 Sweet Alibis 甜蜜殺機 王志毅 - Wang Zhi Yi
2014 The Suspicious 最佳嫌疑人 Lin Yitai
2014 The Four III 四大名捕3 Emperor Huizong of Song

As DirectorEdit

Year English Title Mandarin Title Notes
2015 The Left Ear 左耳
2016 Dama Wang Who Lives on Happiness Avenue 住在幸福大街的王大妈 Micro Movie
2017 The Devotion of Suspect X 嫌疑人X的献身




Released Year English Title Mandarin Title Notes
1992 我只要你愛我 I Only Want You to Love Me
1993 等到那一天 Wait Until That Day
1994 背包 Cherished Backpack
1994 傷口 Wound
1994 這般發生 Happens This Way
1994 擦肩而過 Brushing Past
1995 愛上你的一切事情 In Love with Everything about You
1995 Go
1995 風聲雨聲聽蘇聲 Wind Sound Rain Sound Su Sound
2000 你快不快樂 Are You Happy or Not
2000 了解 Understanding
2001 不只深情 Not Only Deep Love
2002 玩真的 Playing for Real / Earnest
2002 最愛1992-2002 Best Love 1992-2002
2004 以前以後 Before and After


Awards & NominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Notes
2010 Hundred Flowers Awards Best Supporting Actor The Message Winner[9]
2010 Golden Lotus Awards Best Actor A Tibetan Love Song Winner[10]
2011 Golden Phoenix Awards Special Jury Award Winner[11]
2015 Golden Horse Award Best New Director The Left Ear Nominee
2016 Audience Award Favorite Director[12] The Left Ear Beijing College Student Film Festival


  • 1995 (revised 2003): 青春的場所 (My Days at Jian Zhong / Youth Never Die)


  1. ^ (in Chinese)央视春晚调查结果出炉:小虎队最受欢迎. Archived 2011-07-23 at the Wayback Machine 2010年02月26日 星岛环球网
  2. ^ Su, Alec (2003) [1995]. 青春的場所 Qing Chun De Chang Suo / My Days at Jian Zhong / Youth Never Die (in Chinese). Unitas Publishing Co., Ltd., Taiwan. ISBN 9575224175.
  3. ^ 青春的場所──我在建中的日子
  4. ^ "还珠帮"合伙做生意!苏有朋赵薇在京成立新公司
  5. ^ 《我想见到你》阵容曝光 苏有朋景甜组全新搭档
  6. ^ 《我想见到你》第一季
  7. ^ Alec Su at
  8. ^ Alec Su at
  9. ^ 第十九届金鸡百花电影节2010年10月16日在江苏江阴落幕
  10. ^ 澳门电影节《康定情歌》成赢家 苏有朋首度称帝
  11. ^ 苏有朋荣获金凤凰特别奖
  12. ^ 第23届北京大学生电影节闭幕

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