Is ‘PEN15’ Actor Dallas Liu Dating? Age, Height, Parents And Girlfriend

American Actor Dallas Liu Comes From Chinese-Indonesian Descent

American actor Dallas Liu, widely recognized as Shuji in ‘PEN15’, prefers low-key stature about his dating life and family. So, this undoubtedly led to rising queries about his personal life.

The Los Angeles-born competed internationally in martial arts before transitioning to acting in his early teens. Having made his on-screen debut in 2009, Liu saw a slow yet forward-paced move to success within a decade.

Following guest TV appearances and recurring roles, Dallas echoed his name on the big screen after landing in the Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021). In 2024, he got further global exposure for portraying Prince Zuko in the Netflix series Avatar: The Last Airbender (2024).

With such on-screen prowess and charm, many probably wonder whether the young heartthrob has a girlfriend. Let’s find out all about him in this article.

Who Is Dallas Liu Dating? Girlfriend In 2024

The immensely growing popularity of Dallas gets him in circles of queries about his relationship status- whether he is dating anyone currently. However, no reports of Liu’s girlfriend or romantic link-ups ever came into the media.

Tekken actor Dallas has no publicly disclosed girlfriend
Tekken actor Dallas has no publicly disclosed girlfriend

Fans allege that he could be keeping dating secretly, given his decade-long experience of the pros & cons of personal life exposure in the industry. Moreover, he does not post much on his Instagram and the existing posts do not hint at his romantic relationship.

On the other side, some claim that the American actor is allegedly single.

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Is ‘Players’ Actor Dallas Liu Gay?

Since Liu has no records of having a girlfriend, rumors began to swirl regarding his sexual orientation. Some began to raise queries if he was gay. However, Dallas never bothered to address these rumors about him or ever commented on his sexuality.

Probably, being a low-key actor has the perks of privacy in one’s personal life, however, the thin-air talks won’t stop chasing.

How Old Is Dallas Liu? Age, Height, And Nationality

Liu was born on August 21, 2001, in Los Angeles, California. So as of 2024, the Shang-Chi actor is 22 years old. His zodiac sign is Leo.

Dallas, the black-haired and brown-eyed actor, has a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).

He is an American by nationality and has an Asian ethnic background. Many wonder if he has Japanese roots, given that he trained Japanese Shotokan and has an Asian connection. However, he is of Chinese-Indonesian descent.

Who Are Dallas Liu’s Parents?

Dallas often mentions his parents and their support throughout his acting journey. However, the names or identities of his father and mother are not. The American-born actor proclaims himself Chinese-Indonesian- probably, it’s where his dad and mom are from.

In a September 2021 interview with 26 MagazineLiu mentioned that his parents wanted to ensure that he found his passion and got every experience while growing up, so they would take him around- either it be for tranings or casual experiences.

Liu's picture from his early days when he competed in martial arts
Liu’s picture from his early days when he competed in martial arts | Source: Facebook

Also, he addressed the piece of advice that his father gave him when he was in a dilemma of pursuing acting professionally, “Bet on yourself”.

His dad wanted him to live without any regrets and explained that ‘it was a rare opportunity that many people don’t get, so he should take this risk and put his all into it.’

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Does He Have A Brother?

Yes, Dallas Liu has a younger brother, whom he often mentions in his interviews.  According to online sources, his brother’s name is Dylan Liu.

Some fan accounts of Dallas posted the picture of the two together, and they have a striking resemblance. Also, the actor follows Dylan on Instagram. So, it is evident that they are siblings.

Dallas Liu and his brother, Dylan Liu
Dallas Liu and his brother, Dylan Liu | Source: Instagram

Dylan goes by @dylaan_liu on Instagram. According to, he is the class of 2023 at Western Christian High School, where he was on the varsity football team. Also, the 5 feet 8 inches tall multi-sport athlete competed in swimming and volleyball at high school.

Is Dallas Liu Related To Simu Liu?

No, Dallas is not related to Kim’s Convenience actor Simu Lui. Both of them are actors and have the same last name “Liu”. Also, both of them have Chinese roots.

They shared the screen in the 2021 film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, where Simu portrayed the titular character, while Dallas appeared as Ruihua.

However, despite all these matches, they do not have any relation.

Transition From Martial Arts To Acting

Liu began training in martial arts at five years old- he got inspiration after watching the children’s TV show Power Rangers. He trained Japanese Shotokan and competed in the North American Sport Karate Association. From 11 to 13 years, Dallas competed internationally.

After doing martial arts for eight years, he thought of transition and dipped his toes into acting, following the footsteps of Leo Howard, an American actor and martial artist.

When Did Dallas Make His Acting Debut?

In 2009, Liu made his on-screen acting debut portraying young Jin Kazama in the sci-fi martial arts film Tekken, loosely based on the video game of the same name.

It opened portals to many acting approaches- he guest starred in Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Bones, and CSI: Cyber, before recurring roles in Legendary Dudas, and The Who Was? Show.

Dallas Liu’s Wide Recognition From ‘PEN15’ And ‘Shang-Chi’

The American actor got his TV career breakthrough after playing Shuji Ishii-Peters in the American comedy series Pen15 (2019-21, 14 episodes). He portrayed the protective older brother to Maya Erskine‘s character Maya Ishii-Peters.

Liu as Shuji in PEN15
Liu as Shuji in PEN15

Liu’s recognition in the series earned him speculations from Hollywood casting directors. He landed the supporting role of Ruihua in the 2021 Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, starring Simu Liu in the lead.

Dallas’ character in Shang-Chi was the brother Katy (actress Awkwafina), the best friend of Shang-Chi. Other stars in the movie were Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Benedict Wong, and Benedict Wong, to name a few.

In 2023, he worked in the Disney film The Slumber Party starring Darby Camp.

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Main Cast In ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’– What Role He Plays?

Dallas earned his first-ever role as the main cast in the Netflix series Avatar: The Last Airbender  (2024), where he portrays Prince Zuko, the exiled crown prince of the Fire Nation.

It is a live-action adaptation of the animated series of the same name, where certain people can “bend” (control) one of the four classical elements- water, earth, fire, or air, while Avatar has a mastery in all four elements.

The Netflix series with eight episodes releases on  February 22, 2024.

Actor Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender
Actor Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender | Source: Instagram

Liu (as Zuko) along with Gordon Cormier (as Aang), Kiawentiio (as Katara), and Ian Ousley (as Sokka) were revealed as the main cast in August 2021.

Other notable casts in the anticipated series are Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (as Uncle Iroh), Elizabeth Yu (as Princess Azula), and Daniel Dae Kim (as Fire Lord Ozai).

How Much Is Dallas Liu’s Net Worth In 2024?

Even if it’s been more than a decade since Dallas stepped into acting, he began to get mainstream roles & fame in recent years. As of 2024, Liu has an estimated net worth of $300K.

It’s thanks to his role in PEN15, which advanced him in bigger projects like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. While the exacts of his salary are not out, it could be around tens of thousands of dollars per project.

With on-screen popularity, Dallas has a massive fan-following on Instagram (@dallas_liu), which is over 212K. So, he could sum up a considerable amount of money from endorsements.


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