• Julia Hsu is a former actress and social media star best known for her role in 1998's "Rush Hour."
• She was born in Taiwan in 1986 and holds Taiwanese nationality.
• She was raised by her father Pasquale Belluci and mother Brunella Brigati.
• She is active on social media networks, has a YouTube channel, and is a cat-lover.
• She is 35 years old and has an estimated net worth of $200,000.
Who is Julia Hsu?
Julia Hsu was born in Taiwan in 1986 – she hasn’t shared her exact date of birth with the public, but it’s said that her zodiac sign is Pisces, and she holds Taiwanese nationality. She’s a former actress and a social media star, who’s probably still known best for her portrayal of Soo Yung, in the critically acclaimed 1998 action crime comedy movie “Rush Hour”. It was directed by Brett Ratner, starred Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker and Ken Leung, and follows a Hong Kong inspector who has teamed up with a Los Angeles Police Department detective in search of a kidnapped girl; the movie won six of the 15 awards for which it was nominated.
Early life and education
Julia was raised alongside her brother Randy Bart in Taiwan, by their father Pasquale Belluci and mother Brunella Brigati; nothing about Julia’s family is known, as she respects their privacy, however, it’s said that her father was a chemical engineer, and that her mother was a high school teacher.
She became interested in modelling while attending a local elementary school, and Julia and her peers often bought girly magazines to admire the models featured in them. Her passion for acting was born when she was around 10 years old, as it was then that her parents took her to see her first theatre play. Julia then started practicing acting at a local school for the performing arts, and was only 12 when she won her role in “Rush Hour”.
Her interest in acting soon faded, and she chose to focus on her education instead. She studied at a local high school, and was into numerous activities during her four years there, including playing tennis and volleyball for the school’s teams, practicing creative writing and dancing.
Upon matriculating in 2004, she moved to the US, and enrolled at the University of Southern California, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business cinema-television in 2008.
Career as an actress
Julia has only two acting credits, including “Rush Hour”.
In 2001, she played the main character Theresa, in the short film “Three Exits”, written and directed by Selena Chang, and which also starred Cathleen Chin and Phil Hawn. It follows the 11-year-old Salena Chang who has gone on a road trip with her parents, and it won a Chicago International Film Festival Silver Plaque Award for Best Student Narrative Short.
Presence on the internet
Julia has been quite secretive when it comes to her career since her appearance in the movie “Three Exits”, and it remains unknown what she has since been doing for living. However, she’s active on a couple of social media networks, and has revealed some things about her everyday life in her posts.
She launched her YouTube channel “Julia Hsu – Topic” on 26 February 2016, after having seen some of her friends succeed on the video sharing platform, however, she uploaded only two videos onto the channel, which is today subscribed to by nearly 500 people, and numbers over 100,000 views of these videos combined; it seems that Julia has deleted her YouTube content, for unknown reasons.
She’s quite popular on Instagram, and is today followed by close to 50,000 people, and has uploaded more than 1,200 pictures onto the network. Most of these feature Julia during her everyday life, and reveal that she’s a huge cat-lover; her pet cat can be seen in many of her Instagram pictures and videos.
Julia has also shared that she’s physically highly active, and has five to six training sessions at the gym every week, thus her slim figure; she’s a fan of tattoos, and enjoys showing off the one that she has bellow her left shoulder.
She launched her Twitter account in February 2009, and has since amassed close to 5,000 followers, while she has tweeted more than 13,000 times; Julia writes to share her opinion on various matters, while she occasionally uploads pictures which can also be found on her Instagram account.
She has a Facebook profile, but seems to be using it just to keep in touch with her friends and family members.
Julia doesn’t have her own TikTok account, but many videos with the hashtag ‘JuliaHsu’ have been uploaded onto the network, and these have been watched close to 500 million times.
Love life and spouse
Julia is highly secretive when it comes to her love life, and hasn’t mentioned any men or women whom she has perhaps been with. This is mostly why there are many rumors circulating the internet, which concern her sexual orientation and current marital status.
Some of her fans believe that she’s lesbian, and this to be the reason behind her not sharing the details of her past and present relationships. Some people on the internet have even claimed to have seen Julia kissing her girlfriend in Taipei City, Taiwan, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has she addressed the rumors.
‘Twas a beautiful Sunday in Houston ☀️ pic.twitter.com/Mprgb1XhiE
— Julia Hsu (@julia_hsu) March 8, 2021
There are also those who claim that she’s perhaps today a married woman, but prefers to keep her spouse away from the media’s attention; this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of December 2021, Julia appears to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Julia likes to travel, and has apparently been to various Asian countries, including China and Japan; she has also been to Australia on a number of occasions, and has visited several European countries, including Italy and France.
She enjoys spending her spare time in nature, and her Instagram account is filled with pictures taken near lakes and rivers, and high up in the mountains.
Julia’s favorite season is summer, as she likes to show off her body at the beach, and play beach soccer and volleyball.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Russell Crowe, Brad Pitt and Scarlett Johansson, while a couple of her favorite movies include “Gladiator”, “Meet Joe Black”, and “Lost in Translation”.
Age, height and net worth
Julia’s age is 35. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of December 2021, Julia’s net worth has been estimated at close to $200,000.