Everything About ‘Snake Eyes’ Star Iko Uwais’ Career, Net Worth, Movies, and TV Shows
Iko Uwais is a man of many talents. He is an actor, producer, and talented martial artist best known for his roles as Rama in The Raid, Razoo Quin-Fee in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, and Kai Jin in Wu Assassins.
The Indonesian actor is now set to appear in the highly anticipated movie Snake Eyes, the original title being Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins. In the movie, he will portray the role of Hard Master, a formidable leader of Clan Arashikage.
Uwais Was a National Silat Champion
Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, Uwais was quickly influenced by the nation’s history and deeply rooted culture of practicing martial arts.
He was also influenced by his grandfather, H. Achmad Bunawar, a master of silat, an Indonesian traditional martial art.
The 38-year-old actor began training and learning silat when he was just 10 years old. By the time he crossed his teenage, he had already learned a lot about the form of martial arts.
In 2005, he went on to become a National Champion in the Silat category.
His Martial Arts Talent Led Him to Acting
Since competing in the Silat category was not quite enough for his financial needs, Uwais worked as a part-time operational driver in a telecommunications company. Additionally, he also used to play football and had opened his own Silat school.
Two years after being a National Champion, his Silat school was visited by a Welsh film Director named Gareth Evans. Evans discovered Uwais’ skills and told him that he could achieve more as an actor.
The director also offered the now-actor to join his movie production company as one of the leading actors in his acting projects. Uwais, the son of Maisyaroh and Mustapha Kamaluddin, eventually changed his mind and sought success as an actor.
Uwais Made His Acting Debut in 2009
Uwais officially stepped foot in the entertainment industry in 2009, two years after Gareth Evans asked him to join his movie production company.
He made his debut through the movie titled Merantau. In the movie, he portrayed the role of Yuda.
The 5 feet 6¼ inches tall actor’s performance was loved by a healthy number of people, mainly from his birth nation. His second acting gig came two years later, in 2011, when he played the role of Rama in The Raid. Following that, he once again took a break of two years.
In 2013, he reappeared on the big screens through the movie Man of Tai Chi—played the role of Gilang Sunjaya. In the next year, he reprised his role of Rama in The Raid’s sequel named The Raid 2. In 2015, he made his appearance in the hit movie Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens as Razoo Quin-Fee.
The movie boosted his popularity. In the next two years, he only appeared in two movies; Headshot (2016) and Beyond Skyline (2017). However, he appeared in two movies in a year for the first time in 2018 when he appeared in The Night Comes for Us (as Arian) and Mile 22 (Li Noor).
In 2019, he played in two movies; Triple Threat (as Jaka) and Stuber (as Oka Tedjo). In the same year, he made his television debut through the Netflix action-fiction series titled Wu Assassins. He played the lead role of Kai Jin in the series. He also was the co-executive producer of the show.
The actor is now set to portray the role of Hard Master, a formidable leader of Clan Arashikage, in the adventure/superhero movie Snake Eyes, also known as Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins. The movie is set to release on July 23, 2021.
In addition to that, Uwais is set to reprise his role of Kai Jin in the Wu Assassins spin-off movie Wu Assassins: Fistful of Vengeance.
How Much Is His Net Worth?
Uwais started his career as a martial artist and went on to become an aspiring actor and producer. To this date, he has had a very successful career in the entertainment industry, which has directly influenced his financial status.
Thanks to his career, he has maintained a healthy lifestyle. He also provides the day-to-day needs of his wife, Audy Item (married on June 25, 2012), and their two daughters, Atreya Syahla Putri Uwais and Aneska Layla Putri Uwais.
With that said, how much is his net worth? Well, Uwais has accumulated an estimated net worth of $4 Million, as per Wealthy Gorilla.
Is Ty Doran Gay — What Is His Sexuality? Inside Manifest Actor Relationship History
Ty Doran has a girlfriend!
Ty Doran, a talented actor known for his work in American Crime, recently joined season 4 of the hit series Manifest.
While he has captivated viewers with his role as Cal Stone in the series, he has garnered attention beyond his on-screen presence, with questions surrounding his sexuality.
Ty Doran is not gay — but supports the gay community
Doran is not gay, and his sexuality is straight.
While the actor has mentioned he might have found inspiration from Harrison Poe, a gay former drag queen, and portrayed the younger brother of a gay character on-screen, it’s important to distinguish between his personal and professional lives.
In an interview with The Kinkaid Falcon, Doran shed light on his portrayal of Peter Tanner in the series American Crime.
Ty Doran. (Source: tydoran/Instagram)
Peter Tanner attends a private high school where his older brother happens to be a member of the winning basketball team and is gay.
When discussing his role, Doran mentioned, “Without giving away too much, I’d like to think that we are similar in the way that I have a brother too, I happen to be the older brother… Peter is the younger brother.”
However, the rising actor quickly clarified that he does not share Peter’s prejudices toward his older brother’s sexuality.
Doran also expressed he strives to distance himself from any biases and prejudices portrayed by his character, highlighting his open-mindedness and acceptance in real life.
Ty Doran is dating his girlfriend, Harley Kirchhoff
Doran has been in a relationship with his girlfriend, Harley Kirchhoff, although the couple has chosen to keep their romance relatively private.
On February 28, 2020, Doran made their relationship public by featuring his girlfriend for the first time on his Instagram.
Ty Doran with his girlfriend Harley Kirchhoff. (Source: tydoran/Instagram)
Alongside two pictures, he wrote, “Thank you for always being willing to be sweaty, sandy, sunburnt, and smiley with me, even if you don’t show your teeth.”
Since then, Kirchhoff has often made appearances on Doran’s Instagram. For instance, on November 1, 2022, Doran shared several pictures of himself and his girlfriend, expressing his appreciation for their memorable weekend in New York.
The most recent picture the Manifest actor posted featuring his girlfriend, Kirchhoff, dates back to March 15, 2023.
Ty Doran started acting in the theater when he was 8
Doran told People that he first started acting in theater productions at the age of 8. He made his theater debut as a changeling child in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
After completing his studies at the esteemed Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas, Doran decided to explore on-camera work, which he described as a “whole different beast” compared to theater.
Despite the new challenges and excitement of working in front of a camera, his passion for acting remained steadfast.
The actor decided to further his education at Northwestern University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Theater in 2020.
Ty Doran followed his father’s path
Doran was born on October 29, 1997, in Houston, Texas, to his father, Justin Doran, and mother, Robin Schreyer Doran.
His journey into acting was influenced by his father, who is also an actor and director. His very first role in A Midsummer Night’s Dream was under the direction of his dad.
Ty Doran with his brother and sister. (Source: tydoran/Instagram)
Doran expressed his gratitude for the unwavering support he received from his parents as he pursued a career in acting via People.
His father would prepare him for auditions and shows, working on scenes together and even sharing the stage in productions.
The father-son bond was boosted by their mutual love of theater and the arts, which also helped them better understand one another as artists.
Growing up, he had the company of two siblings: a brother named Jackson Doran and a sister named Caleigh Doran.
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Sean Blakemore Opens up about Being an Actor of Color in Hollywood
Racism is still rampant in the Hollywood industry.
Racism is rampant to date despite people being aware of how wrong it is.
Every single day we hear news about hatred and discrimination rooted in racism, especially against Black people. The Hollywood industry is no different.
Many people of color have spoken up about being discriminated against in the industry. Recently, Sean Blakemore shared his experience about being a black actor in Hollywood and typecasting on the basis of race.
He sat down with People in June 2023 and talked about the upcoming season of Cruel Summer. During the conversation, he revealed how he still needed to fight for opportunities in the entertainment industry.
Sean Blakemore on typecasting and Hollywood
Blakemore told People how people of color still had to fight for equal pay. Moreover, typecasting according to race was extremely prominent.
He pointed out how people of color do not have voice equality “to not play certain roles or be typecast in certain types of roles because we are beyond that.” “We are everything,” he asserted.
He shared the importance of being able to play various characters rather than being stereotyped. He gave an example of himself as a black actor and noted, “To be a diverse actor as an African American male — tall, I’m 6’1, 220 [pounds], dark skin — they can very easily want to lock you in the box.”
Sean Blakemore talked about being a black actor and typecasting in Hollywood. (Source: Twitter)
Unfortunately, because of typecasting based on race, Blakemore has to fight the stereotype. “And you have to fight that. And you have to make sure that you’re seen as a vast character, not just a strong image,” he said.
The actor hoped that typecasting would decrease in the future and that black actors could break stereotypes in Hollywood. He encouraged the audience to look beyond race since there were many layers he, as well as other people of color, possessed.
Blakemore emphasized being able to partake and play various characters that would not lock him inside a stereotype. He said, “So I’m not [just] a Black actor. I love being a Black man — let’s be clear — but I’m an actor, so it’s [more] about: ‘Can this person portray the role, period?’”
He understood that if race had something to do with a particular role, then it is understandable. But apart from that, people of color should not be forced into just playing a stereotypical role.
He claimed, “But even then, can he or she do the role? Because it should be based upon your skillset, not your skin tone.” All in all, Blakemore simply wants a safe space for people of different races in the Hollywood industry.
Sean Blakemore’s career
Blakemore is an American actor with a recurring role as Shawn Butler on the ABC daytime program General Hospital. He started playing the part on January 21, 2011.
For his work on General Hospital, Blakemore was nominated in 2012 for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He later won the award in 2016.
He left the show in 2015, and later, he returned to it for guest appearances in November 2015 and April 2016. In April 2021, Blakemore reprised his role as Butler once more.
Blakemore has made an appearance in episodes of shows including ER, Monk, The Shield, Cold Case, NCIS, and Bones. In recognition of his depiction of Ric Jackson in the indie romance movie Big Ain’t Bad, he received the Auds award at the Hollywood Black Film Festival.
Additionally, Blakemore starred in the TV movies Motives 2: Retribution and Blackout as well as the 2002 movie Dahmer.
Sang Heon Lee Didn’t Want Sister Gia Kim on Set While Filming Kissing Scenes in ‘Xo, Kitty’
Some things are simply not meant to be seen by siblings.
Ever since the premiere of XO, Kitty, the stars Sang Heon Lee and Gia Kim have gained quite a fanbase. This happened especially after it was revealed that they were siblings in real life.
The pair have delighted fans with their adorable moments together both on and off-screen. From various interviews and heartfelt birthday tributes featuring nostalgic photos to relatable carpool karaoke sessions — the two have shared a lot of moments with their fans and followers.
During those interviews, Lee and Kim showcased that they have a very close bond with each other. However, despite being close to each other, there are certain boundaries they are unwilling to cross, particularly in Lee’s case.
Sang Heon Lee (who plays Min Ho) and Gia Kim (who plays Yuri) in XO, Kitty are brother and sister in real life! They learned English in different countries which is why they have different accents pic.twitter.com/dn3oabWrJl— Netflix (@netflix) May 22, 2023
Recently, Lee candidly shared his most awkward and embarrassing experience on the set of XO, Kitty, and it all centered around his sister’s presence. During an interview with Netflix, the actor confessed that his sister being on set while he filmed a particular scene made him uncomfortable and cringe to an unimaginable extent.
Sang Heon Lee did not want his sister on-set
When Lee had to do a kiss scene with Jocelyn Shelfo in XO, Kitty, he did not want his sister on set with him. He started, “I didn’t want her to be there, and, oh my gosh, it was just so awkward.”
Kim knew what her brother was about to say, so she started giggling and teasing Lee, who was cringing remembering the set and the scene. While filming his kiss scene with Shelfo, Lee saw Kim behind the DJ booth set.
He then asked her to go away while he filmed the scene, only for Kim to decline him. He said, “She was like, ‘No!’ And I was like, ‘What do you mean, no?! You want to see your brother kiss someone?’ I think that was my foremost awkward and embarrassing moment.”
Kim reassured her brother and confessed that she did not actually see him kiss Shelfo. Regardless, Lee was still awkward from the incident and said, “It’s just wrong, isn’t it? Yeah, like it was so awful.”
Gia then humorously responded, “It’s okay, darling. I have watched everything.” The video snippet was shared by Xo, Kitty’s Instagram account, @xokittynetflix.
Sang Heon Lee commented with facepalm emojis on a video of him and his sister. (Source: Instagram)
They captioned the post, “Sang Heon Lee says filming the kissing scenes in front of his sister, Gia Kim, is his most embarrassing moment.” Lee took to comment to emphasize the discomfort he experienced using several facepalm emojis.
Sang Heon Lee and Gia Kim in ‘Xo, Kitty’
Lee and Kim’s role in Xo, Kitty is quite iconic. The two are not siblings on the show and do not interact much in the show.
Kim portrays Yuri, the It girl of the show. She is confident, well-dressed, and effortlessly elegant… even if she isn’t always permitted to be that person.
Early in the first episode, we learn that Yuri is still grieving from her parents discovering a love relationship between her and her closest friend Juliana, which caused Juliana to switch schools.
XO Kitty.— Dior (@1brightvenus) May 21, 2023
Real Brother [Sang Heon Lee] is in absolute love with Kitty.
Kitty is in love with the Real Sistah [Gia Kim]…
What a Triage!#NETFLIX #xokitty #TeamMinho # pic.twitter.com/pXAZTfVZyZ
A devastated adolescent girl lurks underneath the confident veneer of Yuri. Lee’s character is no less than that of his sister.
He plays the role of Min Ho, who is like the “It boy.” He is somewhat of an arrogant schoolboy who ignores Kitty, claiming not to understand English.
But in reality, he is just a guy with a tough surface and a golden heart.
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