Ian is the son of Togi Gouw , an who is now a citizen of Holland, and Hong Kong actress Yin Szema. He attends elementary school at the Hong Kong International School. He speaks , , , and . He has a younger brother Brian .
Ian won a Golden Horse award at the age of 9. He is the youngest actor ever to win a Golden Horse award at the . He also won a award for his debut film, .
He is also a for DKNY Children's Clothing as well as for Disney Clothing.
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