Wesley Chu was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he grew up as one of approximately five Asian kids in the state. Eventually he ended up in Chicago, where he became a kung fu master and gymnast.
A former stunt man and a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Wesley is a also a contributing writer for the magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland. Besides working as a vice president at a bank, he spends his time writing and hanging out with his wife Paula Kim and their Airedale terrier Eva.
Wesley's debut novel, The Lives of Tao, hits shelves April 30th.