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Xu Xi Di (Chinese: 徐熙娣; pinyin: Xú Xīdì, born June 14, 1978 in Taipei, Taiwan), also known as Dee Hsu, Small S (小S; Xiǎo S), and Elephant Dee, is a singer, actress, and television host. She is the younger sister of Barbie Hsu, with whom she formed the Mandopop duo ASOS.

She portrayed Dao Ming Zhuang in 2018 drama, Meteor Garden. Her sister starred in the original as Dong Shan Cai.


Early life[]

Hsu was born on June 14, 1978 in Taipei, Taiwan to Huang Chun Mei (黃春梅) and Xu Jian (徐堅; 1953 – 2012). She is the youngest of three girls, including Xu Xi Xian (徐熙嫻) and actress Barbie Hsu.


In 1994, Dee and Barbie Hsu began performing as the duo, SOS ("Sisters of Shu"), while studying at Hwa Kang Arts School.[1] The duo's name was later changed to ASOS (徐氏姊妹; "A Sisters of Shu") due to copyright issues.[2] On March 16, 1998, Hsu and her sister became the hosts of the variety show, 100% Entertainment. ASOS released their final album Biantai Shaonu (變態少女) in 2001. Hsu began hosting Kangsi Coming with Kevin Tsai in 2004,[1] which ended after twelve years.[3] She and Tsai also won a Golden Bell Award for "Best Host in a Variety Program" in 2005.[4]

Dee Hsu made her acting debut in 2001's Six Friends (青春6人行), in which she appeared with Aya Liu, Pally Chien, Duncan Chow, Blackie Chen, and Lee Wei.[5] In 2004, Hsu appeared in the second segment of Say Yes Enterprise with Wu Bai.[6] She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Bell Awards for her performance.[7] In 2006, she published a book, titled Small S's Pregnancy Diary (小S之怀孕日记), which details her pregnancy with her first child.[8] She later released a comic book, Mother and Daughter (心机母女) in 2009.[9] In 2014, Hsu released an EP entitled Elephant Dee.[10] The following year, she held her first concert.[11]

In 2016, Hsu began hosting S-style Show, a food talk show.[12] Later that year, she performed the song "I Am Not Madame Bovary" (我不是潘金莲) for the movie of the same name.[13] Hsu starred in Kevin Tsai's comedy film, Didi's Dream in 2017.[14] She had a supporting role as Dao Ming Zhuang in the 2018 remake of Meteor Garden, which originally starred her sister Barbie.[15]

Personal life[]

Dee Hsu married Xu Ya Jun (许雅钧), who also goes by "Mike", on September 9, 2005.[16] Their first daughter, Xu Xi Wen (許曦文) "Elly" was born in January 2006. Hsu and her husband held a wedding banquet the following month.[17] She gave birth to a second daughter, named Xu Shao En (許韶恩) "Lily" in November 2007.[18] Her third daughter, Xu Xi En (許曦恩) "Alice" was born on April 5, 2012.[19] In late 2020, she appeared on the cover of Marie Claire with her three daughters.[20]


Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Six Friends Hua Zi
2004 Say Yes Enterprise Xu Xiao Hong Episodes 4-8
2013 PMAM Xiao S Guest
2018 Meteor Garden Dao Ming Zhuang


Year Title Role Notes
2008 What on Earth Have I Done Wrong?! Herself Cameo
2017 Didi's Dream Shangguan Didi/Xu Chunmei
S-style Show: The Movie Herself Cameo


  • Her sister Barbie turned down the lead role in Meteor Garden (2001) at first. After speaking to Dee, who was a fan of comics, Barbie decided to take the role after all.[21]
  • Hsu was a good friend of Tony Fish, whom attended the same school as her and her sister.[22] When Fish passed away in 2012, both sisters gave a speech at his memorial service.[23]
  • Despite playing mother and daughter, Wang Lin and Hsu are eight years apart in age.

  • She is nicknamed "Small S" since she is the younger sister of Barbie Hsu, nicknamed "Big S." Despite their nicknames, the sisters actually have an older sister who is not in show business.
  • Hsu voiced Mirage in the Taiwanese dub of The Incredibles and her sister Barbie voiced Helen Parr (Elastigirl).

  • Hsu appeared in Say Yes Enterprise (2004) with older sister Barbie, Blue Lan, Vanness Wu, Winnie Chien, and Edward Ou, albeit in different segments.

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