Asian Celebrities

by gleekout29 | created - 4 months ago | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Harry Shum Jr.

Actor | Crazy Rich Asians

Harry Shum Jr. was born on April 28, 1982 in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica. He is an actor, known for Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Shadowhunters (2016) and Glee (2009). He has been married to Shelby Rabara since November 22, 2015. They have one child.

2. Henry Golding

Actor | Crazy Rich Asians

Malaysian television host, actor and model Henry Ewan Golding was born in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, to Margaret Likan and Clive Golding. His father is English and his mother is Malaysian. His mother is from the Iban people, an Indigenous group in Sarawak, and Henry completed the bejalai, an Iban ...

3. Alex Landi

Actor | Grey's Anatomy

Alex is a half Korean, half Italian actor born in New York City. From a young age, he was focused on sports with a career goal as a professional tennis player. His parents took him to his first Broadway show, The Lion King, which sparked his interest in acting. After high school, he decided to ...

4. Jet Li

Actor | The One

Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens,...

5. Ming-Na Wen

Actress | Mulan

Ming-Na ("enlightenment") was born on the island of Macau, forty miles from Hong Kong. Her mother, Lin Chan Wen, divorced her father when Ming-Na was only a toddler. She has an older brother named Jonathan. After the divorce, they moved to Hong Kong where her mother became a nurse. There her mother...

6. Ross Butler

Actor | Shazam!

Ross Fleming Butler was born in Singapore, and was raised in the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area. He attended Ohio State University studying Biomolecular and Chemical Engineering, but decided to drop out after one year after discovering he had no passion or interest in that field of study. ...

7. Avan Jogia

Actor | Zombieland: Double Tap

Vancouver native, Avan Jogia landed his first acting role as Danny Araujo on the award-winning TV movie drama A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006), directed by Oscar nominee Agnieszka Holland. Jogia followed up with a recurring role on the SyFy Channel hit series Caprica (2009) as well as ...

8. Jason Momoa

Actor | Aquaman

Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa was born on August 1, 1979, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the son of Coni (Lemke), a photographer, and Joseph Momoa, a painter. His father is of Hawaiian descent and his mother, who is from Iowa, is of mostly German ancestry. Jason was raised in Norwalk, Iowa, by his ...

9. Lucy Liu

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. ...

10. Charles Melton

Actor | Riverdale

Charles Melton was born in Juneau, Alaska, USA. He is an actor, known for Riverdale (2017), American Horror Story (2011) and The Sun Is Also a Star (2019).

11. Lewis Tan

Actor | Wu Assassins

Lewis Tan is a half Chinese half English, film, television and theatre actor. He plays as the series regular Gaius Chau on season three of AMC's "Into The Badlands" ; Lu Xin Lee on Netflix's first Asian American original series "Wu Assassins" and many films including the record breaking Marvel film...

12. Daniel Henney

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Daniel Henney was born on November 28, 1979 in Carson City, Michigan, USA as Daniel Phillip Henney. He is an actor, known for X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Big Hero 6 (2014) and The Last Stand (2013).

13. Chris Pang

Actor | Crazy Rich Asians

Chris Pang is an actor and producer, known for Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016) and Marco Polo (2014).

14. BD Wong

Actor | Jurassic Park

BD Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in "M. Butterfly." He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance. He starred in the ...

15. Steven Yeun

Actor | Okja

Steven Yeun was born in Seoul, South Korea, to June and Je Yeun. His family first immigrated to Canada and stayed there for one year, and then moved to the U.S. He has a brother named Brian. He began acting while at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI, where he studied Psychology as a major (BS in ...

16. Ryan Potter

Actor | Big Hero 6

Ryan Potter is an actor, director, martial artist, and photographer. Ryan, though born in the United States, was raised in Tokyo until the age of seven.

Ryan got his start as the lead, "Mike Fukanaga" in Nickelodeon's "Supah Ninjas," (2011-2013) working with the legendary, George Takei, who played ...

17. Jake Choi

Actor | Single Parents

Jake Choi is an American actor born and raised in Elmhurst, Queens, New York.

Choi received his training at The Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. He also took classes at T. Schreiber Studio, and studied with Bob Krakower and Ted Sluberski.

He has performed throughout New York on stage, film, TV ...

18. John Cho

Actor | Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

John Yohan Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea, but moved to Los Angeles, California as a child, where his father was a Christian minister. Cho was educated at Herbert Hoover High School at Glendale before moving on to the University of California at Berkeley where he studied English Literature. ...

19. Hayden Szeto

Actor | The Edge of Seventeen

Hayden Szeto was born on September 11, 1985 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Hayden Chun Hay Szeto. He is known for his work on The Edge of Seventeen (2016), Truth or Dare (2018) and Lodge 49 (2018).

20. Lisa Lu

Actress | 2012

Lisa Lu is a Chinese-American actress, born in Beijing. She started her career as a teenager, performing in Kunqu theatrical productions, a traditional style of Chinese opera.

The Chinese Civil War (1927-1949) ended with a Communist victory. While the new regime financially subsidized China's ...

21. Ziyi Zhang

Actress | Yi dai zong shi

Ziyi Zhang is a Chinese actress and model. She is best known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Rush Hour 2 (2001), Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004), and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005).

She made her feature film debut in The Road Home (1999).

For her work in Memoirs of a Geisha she was...

22. Michelle Yeoh

Actress | Wo hu cang long

Born as Yang Zi Qiong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik, a lawyer and politician. She is of Han Chinese (Hokkien) descent, and spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, ...

23. Gemma Chan

Actress | Humans

Gemma Chan (born 29 November 1982) is a British film, television, and theatre actress and former fashion model. She portrays Charlotte in season four of the Showtime and ITV2 series Secret Diary of a Call Girl; Ruth in Channel 4's Fresh Meat; Mia Bennett in the BBC's Doctor Who "The Waters of Mars"...

24. Awkwafina

Actress | Ocean's Eight

Awkwafina was born in New York City, New York, USA as Nora Lum. She is an actress and writer, known for Ocean's Eight (2018), Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and The Farewell (2019).

25. Nico Santos

Actor | Crazy Rich Asians

Santos was born in Manila, Philippines and moved with his family to the United States when he was sixteen, residing in Gresham, Oregon and attending Gresham's Centennial High School. Santos studied acting at Southern Oregon University. He worked for several years in the costume department of the ...

26. Rex Lee

Actor | Entourage

Rex Lee was born on January 7, 1969 in Warren, Ohio, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Entourage (2004), Entourage (2015) and Suburgatory (2011).

27. Pierre Png

Actor | Gin gwai

Pierre Png was born on October 29, 1973 in Singapore as Pierre Theodore Png Tiang Huat. He is an actor, known for The Eye (2002), Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and Phua Chu Kang (1996). He has been married to Andrea De Cruz since October 18, 2003.

28. Selena Tan

Actress | Crazy Rich Asians

Selena Tan is an actress, known for Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Rogue Trader (1999) and Under One Roof (1997).

29. May Hong

Actress | Tales of the City

May Hong is an actress, known for Tales of the City (2019), Adam (2019) and New Amsterdam (2018).

30. Christopher Larkin

Actor | The 100

Born in Taegu, South Korea. Adopted by parents of Irish and French-Canadian descent. Raised in Hebron, Connecticut.

In 2001, Larkin was discovered by director Martha Coolidge and cast in the lead role of the young son in Hallmark Entertainment's "The Flamingo Rising." He then went on to train at the...

31. Ashley Park

Actress | Nightcap

Ashley Jini Park is a Grammy and Tony nominated actress born in Glendale, California and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she graduated from the famed Musical Theatre program at The University of Michigan.

After making her Broadway debut in Broadway's "Mamma Mia!", Ashley starred as 'Tuptim' ...

32. Jenna Ushkowitz

Actress | Glee

Jenna Ushkowitz was born on April 28, 1986 in Seoul, South Korea as Jenna Noelle Ushkowitz. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), Yellow Fever (2017) and Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (2009).

33. Thia Megia

Actress | Totally Funny

Thia Megia was born as Thialorei Lising Megia. She is an actress, known for Totally Funny (2017), Tails of the Blue (2017) and Days of Our Lives (1965).

34. Yoshi Sudarso

Actor | Buffalo Boys

Actor/Model/Stuntman Yoshua "Yoshi" Sudarso was born in Indonesia and moved to Los Angeles at the age of nine. He and his brother, Actor/Model Peter Adrian Sudarso, developed a fanbase through social media by creating YouTube videos, doing fashion blogging, and cosplay. He has done commercial work ...

35. John Harlan Kim

Actor | The Librarians

John Kim was born and raised in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. His early years in grade school were spent focusing on extra-curricular athletics including basketball, tennis and Australian rules football. It was not until High School that John became interested in the arts.

At age 15, he attended a...

36. Tsai Chin

Actress | You Only Live Twice

Tsai Chin, pinyin Zhou Caiqin is an actor, director, teacher and author, best known in America for her film role as Auntie Lindo in The Joy Luck Club. The third daughter of Zhou Xinfang, China's great actor in the last century, she was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art London (first ...

37. Tamlyn Tomita

Actress | The Day After Tomorrow

Tamlyn Tomita was born on January 27, 1966 in Okinawa, Japan as Tamlyn Naomi Tomita. She is an actress, known for The Day After Tomorrow (2004), The Eye (2008) and The Karate Kid Part II (1986).

38. Sandra Oh

Actress | Sideways

Sandra Oh was born to Korean parents in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean, Ontario, Canada. Her father, Oh Junsu, a businessman, and her mother, Oh Young-Nam, a biochemist, were married in Seoul, Korea. They both attended graduate school at the University of Toronto. Sandra began her career as a ballet ...

39. Manish Dayal

Actor | The Hundred-Foot Journey

Manish Dayal was born on June 17, 1983 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA as Manish Sudhir Patel. He is an actor and producer, known for The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), Viceroy's House (2017) and Halt and Catch Fire (2014).

40. Parry Shen

Actor | General Hospital

Parry Shen was born on June 26, 1973 in Queens, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for General Hospital (1963), Victor Crowley (2017) and Mortal Kombat X (2015). He has been married to Kim Hollands since August 2, 2002. They have two children.

41. Ludi Lin

Actor | Power Rangers

Ludi Lin is a unique actor striding Hollywood and China and one of the most outspoken voices in Asian Representation in Hollywood. Being born in China, he received his education and enculturation in many different countries around the world. Rather than deciding to be an actor, he feels he simply ...

42. Jennie Kwan

Actress | .hack//G.U. Last Recode

Jennie Kwan was born on September 9, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jennifer Trinidad Fernando. She is an actress, known for .hack//G.U. Last Recode (2017), Entourage (2015) and California Dreams (1992). She has been married to Andrew Verona since June 10, 2012. She was previously married ...

43. George Takei

Actor | Star Trek

Although primarily known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and the first six features, George Takei has had a varied career acting in television, feature films, live theater and radio. He also is a successful writer and community activist.

George ...

44. James Tam

Actor | Anon

James Tam is an actor, known for Anon (2018), Gotham (2014) and Iron Fist (2017).

45. Abraham Lim

Actor | The Catch

Abraham Lim is known for his work on The Catch (2016), Grandfathered (2015) and The Crazy Ones (2013).

46. Rosalind Chao

Actress | The Laundromat

Rosalind Chao is best known for The Joy Luck Club (1993), Star Trek, What Dreams May Come, and most recently The Laundromat (2019), and Plus One (2019). She was born and raised in Orange County, California where her parents ran a Chinese restaurant and pancake house. Rosalind first began appearing ...

47. Amy Tan

Writer | Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat

Amy Tan was born in Oakland, California, USA; and attended San Jose State University, where she received a master's degree in linguistics. She has written essays for numerous magazines; a few books (including "The Joy Luck Club"; and fiction for such forums as Atlantic as McCall's. She currently ...

48. Christopher Sean

Actor | Star Wars: Resistance

Japanese American Actor. Very proud son to a Navy veteran and Mother born and raised in Japan. Known for Star Wars Resistance, Hawaii Five-0, Days of Our Lives and Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Cultured through in many countries but Southern California is considered home. Studied martial arts, tae kwon do...



Recently Viewed