Dramatic comeback win on Jeopardy for Mississauga’s action movie star Simu Liu

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Published September 26, 2022 at 1:35 pm

Seems the hits, on a variety of fronts, keep coming for Mississauga native and Hollywood action movie star Simu Liu.

The 33-year-old star of Marvel’s 2021 mega-hit Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings made a dramatic final-round comeback last night (Sept. 25) on Celebrity Jeopardy as the popular TV show returned for another season.

Trailing throughout the evening, Liu bet his entire amount of $11,600 in final Jeopardy and came up big to defeat comedian Andy Richter, who had led all the way heading into the final round.

Liu won $23,200 for his charity of choice, Stop AAPI Hate, which seeks to reduce hate against Asian American Pacific Islander communities. And with the victory, the Mississauga movie star advances to the semi-finals to be aired on Oct. 16.

Saturday Night Live’s Ego Nwodim also competed in Sunday night’s quarter-final round against Liu and Richter, who won Celebrity Jeopardy in 2009.

Celebrity Jeopardy airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Liu has kept busy the past 20 months or so beefing up his celebrity resume, and by most accounts he’s been pretty successful, to say the least.

He recently set out to show that in addition to making successful movies, he could also swing a baseball bat and field a hard-hit ground ball. 

Donning a classic Toronto Blue Jays’ powder blue jersey on July 16 at Dodger Stadium, Liu showed what he’s made of on the diamond when he took part in Major League Baseball’s All-Star Celebrity Softball Game in Los Angeles.

It was part of  MLB’s 92nd All-Star game festivities.

Away from the baseball diamond, and the Celebrity Jeopardy studio, Liu has chalked up plenty of recent success stories.

Some four months ago, he took to social media to let people know he’s part of a popular annual feature on the cover of TIME magazine this year.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe star, who last December won a pair of People’s Choice awards and hosted an episode of the iconic Saturday Night Live in New York City, was chosen one of TIME’s 100 most influential people of 2022.

Earlier this year, and just over a month removed from his well-received, playful onstage performance as one of the presenters at the Oscars in Los Angeles in late March, Liu hosted the Juno Awards, Canada’s biggest celebration of homegrown music, in mid-May.

The Mississauga native has also released his first book and learned last December that a sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is in the works.

Liu, former star of CBC sitcom Kim’s Convenience, received largely positive reviews for his charmingly “Canadian” onstage performance as one of the presenters at the Oscars on March 27.

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