Xing Yu or Shi Xing Yu aka Shi Yanneng is a 32nd generation Shaolin monk born in Zhangqiu, Shandong. His father and brother are policemen and his mother is a housewife.
At the age of 12, he went to the Shaolin Temple, where he stayed for 10 years. He begins to play in movies in 1997, but he was spotted in 2004 in the movie \"Kung Fu Hustle\" of Stephen Chow. He always plays secondary roles or little roles and he's very appreciated and solicited for his authentic kung-fu.
He currently lives in Shenzhen, Guangdong, but he is still attached to Shaolin Temple. He runs a Shaolin school in Shenzhen.