What Is Lewis Tan’s Net Worth?

What is Lewis Tan’s net worth? The multi-talented actor, martial artist, and stuntman has made quite a name for himself starting with stunts and martial arts but moving quickly into high profile roles in blockbuster superhero films and must-see TV. If you liked Deadpool2, the CSI series, or are a fan of all things related to Mortal Kombat or the Marvel Universe, Lewis Tan is a name you are likely already familiar with.

Lewis Tan was born Lewis Singwah Tan in Manchester, England in 1987. Tan is an actor known for his work in Deadpool 2, Iron Fist on Netflix, and AMC’s Into The Badlands. Tan was also cast as Cole Young in the Mortal Kombat reboot. Tan was was born in Salford, England, raised in Los Angeles, and has Hollywood in his blood thanks to the work of his father Phillip Tan who is known for his work on Inception and fight coordination work on Tim Burton’s Batman. His mother is a retired model.

About Lewis Tan

IMDB.com reports Lewis Tan identifying as half Chinese, half British. Lewis Tan is a multidisciplinary martial artist specializing in Japanese fencing (also known as katana swordsmanship) but also Muay Thai, Kung Fu, and Ju-Jitsu. Tan is also known for doing his own stunt work. Tan has worked on stage, television, and in the movies. His film and television credits as reported by IMDB.com include:

  • Fistful of Vengeance
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Wu Assassins
  • Into the Badlands
  • Deadpool 2
  • Den of Thieves
  • Iron Fist
  • The Blessing of Many Fractures
  • Rush Hour
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • Mortal Kombat X: Generations
  • Sacrifice
  • 10,000 Days
  • The Hangover Part III
  • The Girlfriend (TV Series short)
  • Olympus Has Fallen
  • The Introduction (Short)
  •  The Protector (TV Series)
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
  • 10,000 Days (TV Series)
  • CSI: Miami (TV Series)
  • Kurbaan
  • Red Velvet
  • Day Break (TV Series)
  • CSI: NY (TV Series)
  • Mini’s First Time
  •  El Padrino
  • True Vengeance (Video)
  • China Cry: A True Story

How Lewis Tan Got Started

Lewis Tan did many things in the earliest days of his career–he wrote and directed a short film called Love-Sick when he was only 18.

Multiple sources including IMDB report Lewis Tan was noticed by Forest Whitaker and offered the chance to play a leading role in the independent film Sacrifice which turned out to be the darling of the film festival circuit. What did Tan do as a followup? He made waves for a guest slot in the Marvel Iron Fist film. His role as Zhou Cheng went viral among fans and soon there was an online campaign to expand the character.

As he moved into his early career, Lewis Tan worked on major motion pictures such as Hangover 3, and high-profile television series’ including CSI Miami, CSI, Los Angeles, Rush Hour, and Hawaii 5-0. In 2018, Tan landed the role Shatterstar in Deadpool 2.

Lewis Tan Net Worth

Few details are published about the net worth of Lewis Tan; on the internet speculation ranges from $2.5 million to as high as $10 million. Tan’s income derives from his acting work and depending on whether that is for film or television the pay rate varies. SAG/AFTRA reports that the general daily pay rate for a mere extra is around $175 per day, so imagine how much more Lewis Tan would earn being cast in a major role in Deadpool2.

Lewis Tan is also said to work as a model–he’s one of the main “faces” of the skincare company Nivea in eastern markets–so income from modeling opportunities would also factor into his net worth. Recruiter.com reports that typical income for a non-celebrity model (Lewis Tan is DEFINITELY a celeb) lists for as much as $48k per year; imagine what Lewis Tan earns above and beyond that as a recognizable name.


Today Lewis Tan continues to work on screen and off; one of his passions is breaking old stereotypes about actors of color working in Hollywood and elsewhere. On IMDB’s profile of Tan, he is quoted saying that even today there are still bad old cliches holding the industry back from its’ full potential. Tan says, “There is a stereotype created long ago that Asian men are not attractive or masculine. Even recently, Steve Harvey made those comments on his show, in this modern time. I am happy to help break those lies and open up a new and more accurate way of thinking.”

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