"To embody a soul with elegance, grace, and compassion"
Willington Liu is a Chinese-American performer born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Willington's love for the performing arts originated from a background in singing and dancing. He trained in opera singing with Yang Guang who won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 1997. He has also received professional training in Latin, Ballroom, and hip-hop styles of dance.
Later, he discovered his passion for acting through auditioning and being cast for Fengshen Trilogy, one of the largest Chinese film trilogies ever produced. In preparation for the film, he was professionally trained by internationally acclaimed industry professionals over the course of a year and a half in acting, martial arts, weapon combat, horseback riding, stunts, etiquette, and Chinese war drumming.
After participating in Fengshen, he decided to hone his skills by pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Acting at Walt Disney's California Institute of the Arts. Through his work in film and theatre, his ultimate goal is to be a point of connection and understanding between the film/entertainment industries of the United States and China.
Driven to Succeed
Leading Role - Fengshen Trilogy
February 2018 - August 2019
"Based on the most well-known classical fantasy novel of China, Fengshenyanyi, the trilogy is a magnificent eastern high fantasy epic that recreates the prolonged mythical wars between humans, immortals and monsters, which happened more than three thousand years ago. With a budget of 450 million USD across 3 films, it is a spectacle to behold."
Directed by Wuershan, produced by Du Yang, consulted by Lord of the Rings executive producer Barrie M. Osborne.
Konstantin - The Seagull by Anton Chekov (CalArts)
September 2022 - December 2022
In a faraway estate by the lake, a stage is made for a strange new play, created by an aspiring young writer and performed by his muse. You’re invited to watch it along with the writer’s outdated-actress mother and her famous-writer lover, among other humans with troubled artistic pursuits. As the play unravels within a larger play, you will experience the trials and tribulations of being an artist through the romantic entanglements of the characters. A daring reimagining of Chekhov’s timeless masterpiece, this poetic production inhales you into a (dys)utopian atmosphere of realities and illusions.