• Malaysian-Australian actor
• Best known for roles in "Better Man" (2013) and "Neighbours" (2013-2014)
• Won Graham Kenedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent at Logie Awards
• Starred in "Crazy Rich Asians" (2018) and "Spiderman: Far From Home" (2019)
• Net worth estimated at $5 million
• Supports the LGBTQ community
• Amateur chef, musician, aspiring playwright, and photographer
Who is Remy Hii?
Remy Hii is a Malaysian-Australian actor, perhaps best known to the world as Van Tuong Nguyven in the TV mini-series “Better Man” (2013), and as Hudson Walsh in the soap opera “Neighbours” (2013-2014), among several other notable roles that he’s secured in his career.
Remi Hii Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Remi Hii was born on 5 April 1987 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. the son of a Chinese-Malaysian father and an English mother. When eight years old, Remy moved to Townsville, Queensland, Australia, with his parents, where he went to Townsville Grammar School, after which he enrolled at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
Interested in acting from an early age, he was with The Emerge Project from 2005 to 2007, then from 2009 to 2011, he attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, from which he obtained his performing arts degree.
Before making his on-screen debut, Remy worked in theater. His official professional debut was in 2007 in the play “The Estimator”, and he continued to appear in many plays, working with local playwrights and honing his skills.
In 2009, he made his on-screen debut as Gabriel Truong in the short film “Beyond Blood”. The same year he had a guest role in the TV series “East of Everything”, and was then seen as Bass Guitarist in four episodes of the award-winning TV fantasy drama series “H20: Just Add Water”.
Remy continued his career with roles in short films, including the romantic adventure “Maligayang Pasko”, about two lonely people who meet on Christmas day, then starred in the drama “Origami” with Emma Weatherhill, and in 2011 he starred alongside Sophie Lowe and Benedict Samuel in Alex Murawski’s drama “Kiss”.
Rise to Prominence
His early work and dedication were rewarded in 2013, when he was selected for the lead role of Van Tuong Nguyen in the TV mini-series “Better Man”. The series is based on a true story, and follows Van Nguyen as he tries to smuggle heroin from Cambodia to Australia via a change of planes in Singapore. However, he is caught with 396 grams of drugs, and for his actions received the death penalty. Remi Received the Australian Academy Of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award- nomination in the category for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama, and won the Graham Kenedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent at Logie Awards.
The same year, Remy landed the role of Hudson Walsh in the Australian long-running soap opera “Neighbours”. His character was introduced to the show as a love interest of Chris Pappas, played by James Mason. He remained on the show for 197 episodes, during which time his popularity increased by a large degree.
When he announced that he was leaving the show, he was asked to return just the following month, however, he wanted to focus on other projects. He secured the role of Prince Jingim, Kublai Khan’s lawful son and heir, in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV adventure action series “Marco Polo” which tells the storied adventures of the explorer of the same name in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th century Mongolia. Lorenzo Richelmy starred in the titular role, while Khan was played by Benedict Wong.
The series premiered on Netflix in December 2014, but after two seasons, it was announced that Netflix had canceled “Marco Polo”, as unfortunately, the series resulted in a $200 million loss for Netflix.
Nevertheless, Remy soon got back on his feet, and in 2017, portrayed Benny in the award-winning romantic mystery-drama film “2:22”, starring Michael Huisman, Teresa Palmer and Sam Reid, about a man who starts experiencing the same pattern every day, with ominous events repeating and ending at precisely 2:22 pm every day,.
The same year, he portrayed Sam in five episodes of the TV mini-series “Sisters”, about three women who find out that they are sisters as their father used his own sperm in several ‘In Vitro Fertilization’ procedures, starring Lucy Durack, Antonia Prebble and Maria Angelico.
While shooting Crazy Rich Asians I took my film camera behind the scenes, here are some of those snaps
— Remy Hii (@RemyHii) August 19, 2018
In 2018, Remy starred as Alistair Cheng in the romantic comedy film “Crazy Rich Asians”, based on the novel by Kevin Kwan about a native New Yorker, Rachel Chu, as she travels to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family, starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, and Michelle Yeoh. Remi received an Online Film and Television Association Award nomination in the category for Best Ensemble alongside his co-stars.
He portrayed Simon Van Reyk in the mystery crime-drama series “Harrow” from 2018 to 2019, which follows forensic pathologist Dr. Daniel Harrow, portrayed by Ioan Grufford, while in 2019, he was Brad Davis in the award-winning sci-fi action adventure film “Spiderman: Far From Home”, with Tom Holland as the superhero, co-starring Samuel L. Jackson and Jake Gyllenhaal.
From 2021 to 2022, he appeared in 12 episodes of the short-lived comedy series “Aftertaste” about international celebrity chef Easton West, who returns to his hometown of Adelaide Hills, Australia, after his career hit rock bottom, starring Erik Thomson alongside Natalie Abbott and Wayne Blair.
To speak further of Remy’s accomplishments, he starred in the short comedy film “The Party Job”, next to Stephen Hunter and Karina Banno. He is currently working on the upcoming TV comedy-drama series “Wellmania” in which he will play Dalbert Tan. The series is scheduled to premiere later in 2023 and will star Celeste Barber as Liv, who is going through a major health crisis, which will lead to her questioning the live fast, die young attitude she incorporates.
According to sources, Remy Hii’s net worth is estimated at $5 million, as of early 2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Single, Gay?
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Remy is very secretive, which has sparked a couple of rumors, including him being gay, fueled by his portrayal of an LGBT character in the Australian soap opera back in 2013. Furthermore, he’s supported the LGBTQ community, and advocated for their rights.
However, some reports state that he dated Canadian actress Olivia Cheng in 2014, butthere are no official statements from Remy on the matter, and all we can do is hope that he comes forward with more details in the future, regarding his private affairs.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Remy Hii has black hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5f 11ins (1.8m), while he weighs approximately 155lbs (71kgs). His vital statistics are unknown, though he has an athletic figure.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Remy is also an aspiring writer, and has said that he would like to become a playwright in the future. Moreover, he is into photography, and has shared some of his work on his official Instagram account.
He’s a musician too, having played in the Sydney indie-rock group RAPIDS with Will Shepherd, Angus McLaren, and Jamie Timony; they released a self-titled EP in 2010 before breaking up.
An avid animal lover, Remy is quite fond of cats and dogs.
He loves playing video games; while shooting “Spiderman: Far From Home” he had Nintendo Switch on him, and even brought Xbox One from home.
Furthermore, Remy is an amateur chef, and whenever he has free time, he experiments with different foods.