Simu Liu’s Girlfriend: Get to Know Allison Hsu

The Canadian 'Shang-Chi' star has been dating Allison Hsu since 2022. Get to know Allison and learn about their relationship here.

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Simu Liu, 34, is a talented actor from Canada who caught his biggest break yet by landing the starring role in 2021’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsHe also carved out a prominent space in television, starring as Jung Kim in beloved CBC Television’s sitcom Kim’s Convenience, was named among Time’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2022, authored a memoir called We Were Dreamers, and appeared in one of 2023’s most talked about movies — Barbie.

On Sunday, February 18, the actor comes into his own as he’s set to host the People’s Choice Awards from the iconic Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. Behind the scenes, Simu has enjoyed a romance with Allison Hsu since late in 2022, and they appear to be going strong. Ahead of his big hosting gig, learn more about Allison and their relationship below.

When Did Simu and Allison Begin Dating?

Simu and Allison began dating sometime in 2022, with the couple going Instagram official on November 20, 2022. Allison took to Instagram to share a pic of the newly minted couple smiling at the camera at a concert. Both appeared to be glowing with happiness, and Allison captioned the pic with a simple smiley-face emoji. Simu later shared a post with his new leading lady on December 2 as the couple attended the Violent Night premiere in L.A.

Allison Works as a Digital Marketing Director for Interscope

Allison’s no stranger to Hollywood. According to Forbes, she’s been working as a digital marketing director at Interscope Records since March of 2023. That means she gets to handle digital and social media efforts for major recording artists including Lady GagaBillie Eilish, and FINNEAS, among others.

“Spearheading campaigns across TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, Allison maximizes the 200M+ global social footprints of artists like Eilish and Gaga through strategic digital advertising, custom AR lenses and website builds, and intricate teasing and launch campaigns,” her job description on Forbes reads. Allison was named one of the outlet’s 30 Under 30 in the music industry in 2022.

She Interned at Major Fashion Houses

According to the China Morning Post, before her gig at Interscope, Allison held public relations internships at Jimmy Choo and Georgio Armani. She also interned at Interscope in 2017 as she completed her studies at UCLA, before working her way up the ladder to her current position.

Allison’s a Swiftie

Simu and his beautiful girlfriend were among the lucky who were issued an invite to Taylor Swift’s Era’s Tour Movie premiere on October 11, 2023 at The Grove in Los Angeles.  “I was freaking out,” Simu later told Jimmy Kimmel of the experience of sitting just in front of Taylor. “Allison was apoplectic.”

Simu’s Crazy About Her

“She’s a badass, she’s a fighter and she’s very, very passionate about all things in life, her work, her job, and her other things,” the actor and singer gushed to PEOPLE about Allison in a December 2022 interview. “And that’s a language that I speak very well, and I am happy to see where it goes.”

Still, there’s the challenge of making time for one another — but of course, they do. “I mean, [the] schedule’s always packed and it’s always, you know, it’s just hard for anybody who travels a lot to fight for time together and make sure you’re taking enough time to be present with each other and to kind of block out everything that everybody wants and to just kind of be, to have a moment that’s just ours,” he told PEOPLE in July of 2023 as Barbie premiered.

In fact, he revealed in a Valentine’s Day 2024 post that he’d flown in from Tokyo to attend the Super Bowl in Las Vegas with her. “Happy valentines darling 🤍 id fly in from tokyo for your super bowl any day ;),” he captioned the February 14 pic of the couple at the big game.