China’s Unlikeliest Movie Star Comes From South Carolina
Matt William Knowles played football at Clemson University before moving to China almost a decade ago to do humanitarian work. Then his life took another turn, one no one saw coming.
Mr. Knowles’s matinee-star looks and Mandarin-speaking skills began landing him gigs on television. Today, the South Carolina native is starring in some of the country’s biggest movies. Think of him as the Chris Hemsworth of China.