Leon Lai Ming, BBS, MH (born 11 December 1966) is a Hong Kong-based actor and Cantopop singer. The media refer to Aaron Kwok, Jacky Cheung, Andy Lau and Leon Lai as the Cantopop Four Heavenly Kings. He uses the stage name 'Li Ming' or 'Lai Ming' which literally means 'dawn.' Lai was born in Beijing, China as Lai Chit with Meixian, Guangdong ancestry. His family was originally from Meixian. His parents divorced when he was four. He migrated with his Malaysian Chinese father, Lai Xinsheng to Hong Kong during the Cultural Revolution in China. At the age of 15, he attended Kingsway Princeton College in the United Kingdom and returned to Hong Kong at the age of eighteen in 1984. Lai initially worked as a salesperson for a mobile phone company.
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