Princess Grace Statue Award, 2011

Princess Grace Award
Undergraduate Film Scholarship, 2001
University of Southern California


Jon M. Chu most recently helmed the critically acclaimed adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical “In the Heights” for Warner Bros. Studios, which was released June 10, 2021 in theaters and on HBO Max. The film is certified fresh and currently holds a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Chu is perhaps best known for directing the worldwide phenomenon “Crazy Rich Asians,” which was nominated for numerous awards and earned more than $240 million, making it one of the top 10 highest grossing romantic comedies of all time. It was the first contemporary studio picture in more than 25 years to feature an all-Asian cast. He will next direct Universal’s “Wicked,” the feature-film adaptation of the record-breaking musical phenomenon. For television, Chu serves as an executive producer and director of “Home Before Dark” for Apple TV+, which recently debuted its second season. Previous credits include “Step Up 2: The Streets,” “GI. Joe: Retaliation,” “Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never” and more representing over $1.3 billion worldwide.