Xing Yu or Shi Xing Yu aka Shi Yanneng (or Shi Yan Neng) 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 began to act in movies in 1997, and was cast in 2004 in the movie Kung Fu Hustle, directed by Stephen Chow. He always plays secondary roles or little roles and he's very appreciated and solicited for his authentic kung-fu. He got his first leading role in the film The Wrath Of Vajra.His character dies in most of the major movies he is in. He lives in Shenzhen, Guangdong (near Hong Kong), but he is still attached to Shaolin Temple. He ran a Shaolin school in Shenzhen from 2000 to 2007.