William Gao
William Gao (Photo Source: William's Instagram)

Many new series are being released in the upcoming early Spring on Netflix. One of the series we are talking about is "Heartstopper." The teen drama series- Heartstopper which shows the unexpected romance between schoolboys and the challenges faced by them along the way, stars many new faces. One of the new faces is William Gao as Tao Xu, one of Charlie's best friends.

William underwent a four-round audition before landing in one of the main roles in the series. Selected after an exhaustive open audition, the new star William is a talented teenager from Croydon, London. Although it is his first taste of acting and the debut series of William, fans can't wait to see his performance. So, who is the new heartthrob who has stolen the hearts of many? Here, let's find out.

What Is William Gao's Age?

British-Chinese actor William Gao was born on 20 February 2003 so, he is 20 years old as of 2023. However, the actor has managed to conceal his full data of birth so, it is uncertain when he celebrates his birthday. William was born in Croydon Greater, London. His full name is William Gao Hardy, but most of the audience knows him by the name William Gao or Gao, his nickname. William holds British nationality and comprises of Asian ethnicity. 

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William Gao

Newcomer to the entertainment industry, William revealed that his parents and siblings were very happy and excited at the same time when they heard the news of his selection for the series. Especially, his 15-year-old younger sister named Olivia Hardy had a weird feeling before Christmas of 2021, that her brother William would be in one of the Netflix shows.

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What Is William Gao's Educational Background?

Regarding William's educational background, he is a well-educated British actor. William completed his school at Trinity School. After completing school, William was studying the Chinese language, alongside music, and drama, for his A-Levels. Eventually, after A-levels, he was planning to take a year gap.

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But a major change hit his life, as one morning he suddenly went from sitting for his A-Level assessments to joining the cast of the Netflix series "Heartstopper" at the film set the same afternoon. Additionally, as a student, William also used to play the piano and be a part of the choir. 

How Did William Gao Start His Career?

William Gao is a young, handsome, and talented British actor. He started his career as a theatre actor. He is represented by the Curtis Brown group. As we are already aware that William will make his screen debut as Tao Xu, an ill-tempered guy and best friend of Charlie in Heartstopper, but this isn't his first acting credit. 

Prior to making his on-screen debut, William has performed as Puck in the drama "Shakespeare 400" held in Royal Festival Hall and as Cobweb in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" act at the Glyndebourne Opera. Moreover, William also was a model for the London Fashion Week which partnered with the National Youth Theatre.

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William Gao Heartstopper

The web series "Heartstopper" will be released soon in the Spring of early 2022. Based on Alice Oseman Graphic novel, the web series "Heartstopper" is made, which defines and respects the LGBTQ+ community. In the series, William has many co-actors who have played the role of his best friends. Joe Locke and Kit Conner are the main cast of the series "Heartstopper" alongside, Sebastian Croft, Yasmin Finney, Cormac Hyde-Corrin, and Rhea Norwood.

Is William Gao Dating Anyone?

William Gao is a little secretive about his personal life. William Gao doesn't seem to have a girlfriend as he is more focused on his career and upcoming projects. So, his relationship status is single, and William has not dated anyone recently as William is just a teenager. However, William is young and handsome and is in the teenage phase, so he may have a girlfriend.

What Is William Gao's Net Worth?

William Gao's estimated net worth is $100k to $500k with acting being his primary source of income source. As he is one of the lead cast of one of Netflix's anticipated series "Heartstopper", William may have earned a generous sum of salary. As this is just the beginning of William's career, his earnings may rise with the increase in his projects in near future and he surely has a very long way to go.

After his appearance in the Heartstopper series, his demands have been raised in the entertainment world and is frequently contacted by casting directors and big fashion brands. Moreover, the world of Fashion has always enticed William by all of its glamour and creativity.

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What Is Willliam Gao's Physical Statistics?

According to the wiki, William Gao is a young and handsome actor with a tall and slim body. He is 6'3" (1.95m) in height, but his exact weight is unknown. However, he has a fit and well-maintained body. Talking about William's body measurement, William has a chest of 34 inches, a waist of 28 inches, and hips of 35 inches. Gao has a beautiful pair of brown eyes and black hair with a very attractive facial appearance.

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