Birth Place Matching "Malaysia" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. 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, ...

2. James Wan

Producer | The Conjuring 2

James Wan (born 26 February 1977) is an Australian film producer, screenwriter and film director of Malaysian Chinese descent. He is widely known for directing the horror film Saw (2004) and creating Billy the puppet. Wan has also directed Dead Silence (2007), Death Sentence (2007), Insidious (2010)...

3. Claudia Wells

Actress | Back to the Future

Claudia Wells was born on July 5, 1966 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as Claudia Grace Wells. She is an actress and producer, known for Back to the Future (1985), Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 4, Double Visions (2011) and Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 3, Citizen Brown (2011).

4. Michael Gough

Actor | Batman

Tony Award-winning English actor Michael Gough, best known for playing the butler Alfred Pennyworth in the first four Batman (1989, 1992, 1995 & 1997) movies and for playing the arch-criminal Dr. Clement Armstrong in The Avengers (1961) episode "The Cybernauts", was an accomplished performer on ...

5. Shauna Macdonald

Actress | The Descent

Shauna Macdonald was born in 1981 in Malaysia. She is an actress, known for The Descent (2005), The Descent: Part 2 (2009) and Filth (2013). She is married to Cal MacAninch. They have three children.

6. Simon Russell Beale

Actor | The Death of Stalin

Simon Russell Beale is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed talents in British theatre.

He spent his early years abroad as his father was Surgeon General to the British Army (his mother is also a doctor), but aged 8 was relocated to England and became a pupil at St Paul's Cathedral ...

7. Jenny Seagrove

Actress | Nate and Hayes

Genteel-looking British actress Jenny Seagrove distinguished herself as a sensitive heroine during the 1980s in plush TV romances such as The Woman in White (1982), Diana (1984) and, in particular, the adaptations of Barbara Taylor Bradford's A Woman of Substance (1984) wherein she played Emma ...

8. Ming-liang Tsai

Director | Dong

Born in Kuching, Malaysia, he graduated from the Drama and Cinema Department of the Chinese Cultural University of Taiwan and worked as a theatrical producer and TV director. His second feature film, Vive L'Amour (1994), won the Golden Lion (best picture) at the 1994 Venice Film Festival. His ...

9. Adele Lim

Writer | Crazy Rich Asians

Adele Lim was born in Malaysia. She is known for her work on Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Life on Mars (2008) and Missing (2012).

10. Jill Bennett

Actress | The Nanny

Jill Bennett was born on December 24, 1931 in Penang, Malaysia as Nora Noel Jill Bennett. She was an actress and writer, known for The Nanny (1965), For Your Eyes Only (1981) and Moulin Rouge (1952). She was married to John Osborne and Willis Hall. She died on October 4, 1990 in Kensington, London,...

11. Angelica Lee

Actress | Gin gwai

Angelica Lee was born on January 23, 1976 in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia as Lee Sin Je. She is an actress, known for The Eye (2002), Re-cycle (2006) and Missing (2008). She has been married to Oxide Chun Pang since February 6, 2010. They have two children.

12. Glynn Edwards

Actor | Zulu

Avuncular character actor Glynn Edwards became best known to TV audiences as the gullible bartender Dave who presided over Arthur Daley's favourite watering hole in Minder (1979). He was born in Malaya the son of a rubber planter and brought up by his grandparents in Portsmouth. He started acting ...

13. Wendy Hoopes

Actress | Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Wendy Hoopes was born on November 4, 1972 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is an actress and director, known for Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003) and Daria in 'Is It College Yet?' (2002).

14. Justina Vail

Actress | Seven Days

Born in Malaysia to British parents, her family moved to Hong Kong when she was 9 years old, and eventually moved to England where she finished her formal education at Canterbury College of Art.

Justina was visiting her sister in Hong Kong when she talked her way into an audition for a role in ...

15. Steph Song

Actress | War

Voted as the "#1 Sexiest Woman in the World 2006" by FHM readers in Asia, and one of the "10 People in Entertainment to Look Out For" in Canada 2006 by Playback, Steph Song also has degrees in Nursing and Journalism.

She started as a television host for National Geographic's EarthPulse (2001) and ...

16. Dulcie Gray

Actress | The Franchise Affair

Sweet-faced, gentle-voiced veteran British actress Dulcie Gray's demure career is often linked with that of her late actor/husband Michael Denison, with whom she appeared frequently on stage, TV and in films in over a hundred projects for nearly four decades.

She was born Dulcie Winifred Catherine ...

17. Pik Sen Lim

Actress | Mind Your Language

Pik-Sen Lim was born to Chinese parents in Penang, Malaysia. She came to London at the age of sixteen to learn drama. Her big break came in 1964 when she appeared in the long-running hospital drama series Emergency-Ward 10 (1957) where she was cast as the first Chinese nurse on British television. ...

18. Peter Arne

Actor | Straw Dogs

Peter Arne was for a short time the perfect villain in British film. After a couple of roles in war movies (The Purple Plain (1954) and The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)) and a Tarzan movie (Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957)) he became a villain in Strangers' Meeting (1957). From than on he continued ...

19. Natalie Ogle

Actress | Theatre Night

At the age of 16, Natalie Ogle, a pupil at the Redroofs Theatre School, was selected by Tony Richardson on account of her youth and freshness to play Fanny, the sweetheart of Peter Firth in the costume film 'Joseph Andrews'. Indeed the majority of her roles thereafter tended to be in period pieces,...

20. Peter Madden

Actor | The Message

Peter Madden was born on August 9, 1904 in Ipoh, Malaysia as Dudley Frederick Peter Butler-Madden. He was an actor, known for The Message (1976), The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) and From Russia with Love (1963). He was married to Mary Jordan. He died on February 24, 1976 in Bognor Regis,...

21. Pyan Habib

Actor | Tsu-Feh Sofiah

Pyan Habib was born on May 27, 1958 in Malaysia as Mohd Supyan bin Abdul Rahman. He is an actor, known for Tsu-Feh Sofiah (1986), Kembara Seniman Jalanan (1986) and Tak kisahlah beb (1989).

22. Koreyoshi Kurahara

Director | Nankyoku monogatari

Koreyoshi Kurahara was born on May 31, 1927 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. He was a director and writer, known for Antarctica (1983), Eight Below (2006) and Kaitei kara kita onna (1959). He was married to Yumiko Miyagino. He died on December 28, 2002 in Yokohama, Japan.

23. Natasha Beaumont

Actress | Inception

Natasha Beaumont was born on June 21, 1974 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as Natasha Elisabeth Beaumont. She is an actress, known for Inception (2010), My Spy Family (2007) and EastEnders (1985).

24. Yann Yann Yeo

Actress | Ilo Ilo

Yann Yann Yeo was born on February 20, 1977 in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. She is an actress, known for Ilo Ilo (2013), Wet Season (2019) and Rise of the Legend (2018). She has been married to Yuk-Sing Ma since March 4, 2012. They have one child.

25. K.K. Moggie

Actress | Anna and the King

K.K. Moggie was born on May 26, 1977 in Sarawak, Malaysia. She is an actress, known for Anna and the King (1999), Mercy (2009) and The Sleeping Dictionary (2003).

26. Irene Ng

Actress | The Joy Luck Club

Irene Ng was born on July 30, 1974 in Penang, Malaysia as Sze Ng. She is an actress, known for The Joy Luck Club (1993), The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo (1996) and All My Children (1970). She has been married to David John Rosa since July 26, 2008.

27. Min Chen Lin

Actress | Gau geung ching dou foo

Min Chen Lin was born on June 1, 1990 in Penang, Malaysia. She is an actress, known for Vampire Cleanup Department (2017), The Fatal Raid (2019) and A Journey of Happiness (2019).

28. Karen Robson

Actress | Picnic at Hanging Rock

Karen Robson,a Partner of the US Law firm of Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn,has worked primarily in the Film Finance and Production Group of the Entertainment Department since 1986. She represents a variety of financiers, banks, equity investors,high-profile independent producers and production ...

29. C. Kim Miles

Cinematographer | Welcome to Marwen

In 1988, at fifteen years of age, C. Kim Miles began a lifelong journey in the motion picture business. Seizing the opportunity to become a grip at a commercial production house in his hometown of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he discovered a curiosity and love of the craft and soon found himself working...

30. Julian Garner

Actor | Muriel's Wedding

Julian Garner was born on October 1, 1970 in Penang, Malaysia. He is known for his work on Muriel's Wedding (1994), Farscape (1999) and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995).

31. Adrian Teh

Producer | Paskal: The Movie

Adrian is a renowned director/producer in Malaysia. He founded the Chinese Film Association of Malaysia in 2012 and organized Malaysia's first ever Chinese movies awards ceremony - the Golden Wau Awards - in 2013. He is highly recognized as one of the Top-10 Outstanding Youths of Malaysia in 2016, ...

32. Guy Sebastian

Soundtrack | Australian Idol

Guy Sebastian was born on October 26, 1981 in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia as Guy Theodore Sebastian. He has been married to Jules Egan since May 17, 2008. They have two children.

33. Ong Soo Han

Stunts | Street Fighter

Actor, stuntman and martial arts expert, Han Soo Ong was born in Batu Pahat, Malaysia; he starred in several action films and martial arts often as an antagonist between the late 80s and 90s years among which we can remember Kickboxer (1989) with Jean-Claude Van Damme, then appears in the following...

34. Alex McDowell

Production Designer | Fight Club

Alex McDowell is an award-winning narrative designer working at the intersection of Design, Technology and Storytelling. He is founder and creative director at Experimental Design, where he and his team design the future for industries and institutions, building worlds across media. He is a ...

35. Lily Chung

Actress | You sha cuo mao ai cuo

Lily Chung was born on February 4, 1964 in Malaysia. She is known for her work on You sha cuo mao ai cuo (1999), Huo xian sheng si lian (2002) and The Woman Behind (1995). She has been married to Hugo Ng since 1995. They have one child.

36. Christopher Ming-Shun Lee

Actor | Shen diao xia lv

Christopher Ming-Shun Lee was born on July 23, 1971 in Malaysia as Meng Soon Lee. He is an actor, known for The Return of the Condor Heroes (1998), Nie Xiaoqian (2016) and Qin ai de, wo ai shang bie ren le (2013). He has been married to Fann Wong since May 16, 2009. They have one child.

37. Nicholas Gecks

Actor | Mutant Chronicles

Nicholas Gecks was born on January 9, 1952 in Penang, Malaysia. He is an actor and writer, known for Mutant Chronicles (2008), The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982) and Parting Shots (1998).

38. Namewee

Actor | Nasi Lemak 2.0

Namewee was born on May 6, 1983 in Muar, Johor, Malaysia as Wee Meng Chee. He is an actor, known for Nasi Lemak 2.0 (2011), Babi (2020) and Hantu Gangster (2012).

39. Lawrence Wong

Actor | Yan xi gong lüe

Lawrence Wong was born on August 5, 1988 in Malaysia. He is an actor, known for Story of Yanxi Palace (2018), AI is coming (2018) and One Last Dance (2006).

40. Sarah Tan

Actress | Wo lai zi Niu Yue

Sarah Tan was born in 2004 in Malaysia as Tan Qin Lin. She is an actress, known for The Kid from the Big Apple (2016), The Kid from the Big Apple: Before We Forget (2017) and Come Play with Us.

41. Yen Tan

Director | 1985

Yen Tan was born in 1975 in Malaysia.

43. Jason Chan

Actor | Candy

Jason Chan was born on December 1, 1971 in Malaysia as Jason Keng-Kwin Chan. He is an actor and director, known for Candy (2006), Stealth (2005) and Jimami Tofu (2017).

44. Jerry Killick

Actor | Nicole and O.J.

Jerry Killick was born in 1966 in Malacca, Malaysia. He is an actor, known for Nicole and O.J., Monkey Sandwich (2011) and Second Spring.

45. Sandra Yap

Actress | The Perfect Weapon

Sandra Yap was born on September 13, 1990 in Malaysia as Sandra Yap Sze Hwui. She is an actress and producer, known for The Perfect Weapon (2016), One Child (2014) and Savage Dog (2017).

47. Angie Cheung

Actress | Sai yau gei

Angie Cheung was born on November 4, 1973 in Ipoh, Malaysia. She is an actress, known for Sai yau gei (1996), An Eyes for an Eyes (2000) and Ngo wo geun see yau gor yue wui II (2000).

48. Yusry Abd Halim

Visual Effects | The Malay Chronicles: Bloodlines

Yusry was born in Kuala Lumpur on 15th June 1973, Malaysia to Abdul Halim Kamal and Zarina Abdul Wahab Fenner. He their second child. Yusry went to Sri Petaling Primary School and later on went to Setapak Secondary School. He did his 'O' Levels in the UK and also his 'A' Levels in a UK college (...

49. Yasmin Ahmad

Director | Sepet

Yasmin Ahmad was born on January 7, 1958 in Bukit Treh, Muar, Johor, Malaysia. She was a director and writer, known for Chinese Eye (2004), Talentime (2009) and The Convert (2008). She died on July 25, 2009 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

50. P. Ramlee

Actor | Madu tiga

Malaysia's most beloved and versatile entertainer received his early education in Sekolah Melayu Kampung Jawa and then the Francis Light School. During the Japanese Occupation he worked in a tin factory and attended a school set up by the Japanese navy, where he learned Japanese songs. In 1945 he ...


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