Jon M. Chu

Inside Biography

Jonathan Murray Chu was born on 2nd November 1979 in Palo Alto, California, United States.  He is a filmmaker who is best known for directing the movies like ‘Justin Bieber: Never Say Never’, ‘Step Up 2: The Streets’, ‘Step Up 3D’ and a Hasbro franchise movie named ‘Jem and the Holograms’ and G. I. Joe: Retaliation.

Jonathan Chu grew up in near Los Altos. His father Lawrence is a well-known chef. His parents own a restaurant named Chef Chu’s, which is a popular restaurant in Los Altos, California. He is an American nationality and of white ethnicity.

Education and career

Jonathan Chu attended Pinewood School from kindergarten through 12th grade. He graduated from the University of Southern California. He was signed to a Hollywood-based talent agency named William Morris Agency and attached to several high-profile projects.

Later on, Jonathan Chu got hired by Sony Pictures which is an American entertainment company to direct their feature Bye Bye Birdie. Due to some budget concerns, Sony never green-lit the film. Recently, Sony  got back to Mr. Chu to direct their updated version of 'The Great Gatsby' which did not turn out well. After being purchased by Warner Bros. Pictures, an American entertainment company with Baz Luhrmann attached, developed into the 2013 film. He is in the dance crew called AC/DC.

Currently, Jonathan Chu is directing the online series named The Legion of Extraordinary Dancer. His filmography includes a number of films. He has directed films like ‘Silent Beats’, ‘When the Kids Are Away’, ‘Step Up 2: The Streets’, ‘Step Up 3D’, ‘Justine Bieber: Never Sa Never’, ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’, ‘Justin Bieber’s Believe’, ‘Now You See Me 2’ etc. He has worked as an executive producer in films like ‘The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers’, ‘Step Up: Revolution and Step Up: All In’.

Personal life

The current relationship status of Jonathan Chu is unknown. No one can say whether he is married or not; his relationship status remains a big question mark as there is no knowledge of his current girlfriend, wife, marriage, divorce or even an affair. It seems like Mr. Chu does not like to share any information about his personal life.

As a child Jonathan Chu took lessons in drums, saxophone, piano, guitar as well as in violin. He is a multitalented personality. In an interview, he had stated that the dancers motivate him the most. The net worth of Mr. Chu is not disclosed.

Awards and achievements

While Jonathan Chu Chu was at the University of California he won the Princess Grace Award, the Dore Schary Award, which was presented by the Anti-Defamation League. He also won Jack Nicholson directing award and was recognized as an honoree for the IFP/West program named Project: Involve.

by ab-niranjan, 14 Dec, 2016

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