Birth Place Matching "Shanghai, China" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Joan Chen

Actress | Judge Dredd

Born into a family of doctors and educated in China at the Shanghai Film Academy and the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Languages, Joan Chen was discovered by veteran Chinese director Jin Xie while observing a filming with a school group. Her performance in Xiao hua (1979) (A.K.A. "The Little Flower...

2. Vivian Wu

Actress | The Last Emperor

Vivian Wu (Chinese name : Wu JunMei) is a Chinese American actress and producer. Born in Shanghai, China, to Zhu ManFang, a famous Chinese actress and Wu ChengYe, a college professor, she was discovered by female director HuangShuQin during her visit to her mother's film set when she was 15 years ...

3. Angelababy

Actress | Hitman: Agent 47

Angela Yeung Wing, also known by her stage name Angelababy, has made a career in Hong Kong as an actress and a model. Born in Shanghai to her half-Chinese, half-German father and Chinese mother, she moved to Hong Kong at thirteen years old and took her stage name Angelababy as a composition of her ...

4. Jing Lusi

Actress | Crazy Rich Asians

Jing Lusi was born in Shanghai and moved to England with her parents at the age of five. After graduating law from University College London, Lusi went on to become one of the most prominent Asian actresses in the UK. She has appeared across TV (Lucky Man (2016), Scott & Bailey (2011)), film (...

5. Kar-Wai Wong

Writer | Yi dai zong shi

Wong Kar-wai (born 17 July 1956) is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylised, emotionally resonant work, including Ah fei zing zyun (1990), Dung che sai duk (1994), Chung Hing sam lam (1994), Do lok tin si (1995), Chun gwong ...

6. 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 ...

7. Yang Yang

Actor | Tornado Girl

Yang Yang was born on September 9, 1991 in Shanghai, China. He is an actor, known for The Whirlwind Girl (2015), The King's Avatar (2019) and Love O2O (2016).

8. Irene Tsu

Actress | Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Born in Shanghai, China to a banker father and a painter mother. The family left for Hong Kong where Irene attended parochial school and studied ballet. At 12 the family immigrated to New York City where Irene attended George Washington HS and Quintano's School for young professionals and studied ...

9. Edward Yang

Writer | Yi yi

Born on November 6, 1947 in Shanghai, China, Edward Yang has become one of the most talented international filmmakers of his generation. Along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming-Liang, Yang ranks among the leading artists of the Taiwanese New Wave, and one of the world's most brilliant auteurs. ...

10. Shengyi Huang

Actress | Kung fu

Huang Sheng Yi was born and raised in Shanghai. She graduated from Beijing film academy in 2001. Her father lived and studied in USA in the earlier 90s. Her mother is an editor who works for a famous newspaper office in Shanghai.

11. Pei-Pei Cheng

Actress | Wo hu cang long

Pei-Pei Cheng was born on December 4, 1946 in Shanghai, China. She is an actress and producer, known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Lilting (2014) and Mulan (2020). She was previously married to Wen-Tung Yuan.

12. Edward Judd

Actor | First Men in the Moon

The British character actor Edward Judd was born to British parents in 1932 in Shanghai, China, where he began acting on stage as a teenager. Before he was 16, he was in England making his film debut in The Hideout (1948), closely followed by Maniacs on Wheels (1949) and The Outsider (1948). During...

13. Roy Chiao

Actor | Bloodsport

Roy Chiao was born on March 16, 1927 in Shanghai, China. He is known for his work on Bloodsport (1988), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and Summer Snow (1995). He died on April 14, 1999 in Seattle, Washington, USA.

14. Terence Young

Director | Dr. No

Born in Shanghai and Cambridge-educated, Terence Young began in the industry as a scriptwriter. In the 1940s he worked on a variety of subjects, including the hugely popular wartime romance Suicide Squadron (1941), set to Richard Addinsell's rousing "Warsaw Concerto". His original story was devised...

15. Olga Georges-Picot

Actress | The Day of the Jackal

Olga Georges-Picot was born on January 6, 1940 in Shanghai, China. She was an actress, known for The Day of the Jackal (1973), Love and Death (1975) and Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968). She was married to Jean Sobieski. She died on June 19, 1997 in Paris, France.

16. Li Sun

Actress | Huo Yuan Jia

Li Sun was born on September 26, 1982 in Shanghai, China. She is an actress and talent agent, known for Fearless (2006), Shadow (2018) and Empresses in the Palace (2011). She has been married to Chao Deng since February 8, 2010. They have two children.

17. Kaiji Tang

Justice League

Kaiji Tang was born on January 25, 1984 in Shanghai, China. He is known for his work on Justice League (2017), Baywatch (2017) and Gantz: O (2016). He has been married to Marcy Edwards since June 24, 2017.

18. Mario Machado

Actor | RoboCop 2

Mario Machado has been a fixture of television, film, and radio for over thirty years, and as a news anchor, reporter, narrator, actor, commentator, and producer, he has worked in virtually all aspects of broadcasting. Born in Shanghai, China of both Chinese and Portuguese ancestry, Mario made ...

19. Dan Vadis

Actor | High Plains Drifter

Dan Vadis was born on January 3, 1938 in Shanghai, China as Constantine Daniel Vafiadis. He is known for his work on High Plains Drifter (1973), The Ten Gladiators (1963) and Rebel Gladiators (1962). He was married to Sharon Jessup. He died on June 11, 1987 in Lancaster, California, USA.

20. Ge Hu

Actor | Lang ya bang

Ge Hu (a.k.a. Hu Ge) is a native of Shanghai, China. He became a part-time TV host at age fourteen and appeared in dozens of TV commercials between primary and high school years. From 2001 to 2005, he majored in acting at the prestigious Shanghai Theatre Academy.

While attending college, Hu attained...

21. Nina Li Chi

Actress | Diao Chan

Nina Li was one of the most distinguished Chinese leading ladies in late 80s and early 90s, and was renowned for her ravishing sex appeal which earned her the reputation of being "Marilyn of the East". She was born as Li Chi (Li Zhi) on the last day of 1961 in Shanghai. During her childhood, she ...

22. Shaofeng Feng

Actor | Hong men yan chuan qi

Feng was born in an affluent family of Shanghai. He displayed his interests in acting and performance from a young age. Influenced by his mother, an art enthusiast, Feng entered the Shanghai Theater Academy and studied acting. After he graduated in 2001, Feng chose an acting career and worked as a ...

23. Man Cheung

Actress | To hok wai lung

Sharla Cheung Man is of Shanghainese origin. She was discovered by Jing Wong, who cast her in many of his productions in the early 1990s. After appearing in God of Gamblers (1989), Cheung was propelled to stardom for her role in the Stephen Chow smash hit All for the Winner (1990). She soon became a...

24. Ming Xi

Actress | Escape Plan 2: Hades

Ming Xi was born in Shanghai and studied acting and fashion design at Shanghai Donghua University graduating in 2007. Her modeling career took off after being nominated as one of the 15 finalists for Elite Model Look eventually launching her into stardom as one of the world's top supermodels. After...

25. Ai Wan

Actress | Rush Hour

Ai Wan is an international awards-winning bilingual actress, writer, and producer. She is fluent in English and Chinese. Ai was born in Shanghai, China, and moved to Los Angeles, California, at a young age. Her grandfather came from a wealthy banking family in China, and he had spent many years in ...

26. Pauline Chan

Actress | Fa gai kwong ban

Born in Shanghai, China, as Pinyin Chen Baolian, Pauline Chan emigrated to Hong Kong at age 12 with her mother when her parents divorced. A beautiful young girl, it didn't take long for photographers and agents to notice her and she began modeling at 15. In 1990 she entered the Miss Asia beauty ...

27. Xu Kai Cheng

Actor | Moon River

Xu Kai Cheng was born on August 8, 1990 in Shanghai, China. He is an actor, known for Moon River (2015), The Love Knot: His Excellency's First Love (2018) and Dance of the Phoenix (2020).

28. Ching-Ying Lam

Actor | Baai ga jai

Ching-Ying Lam was born on December 27, 1952 in Shanghai, China, the third of six children. He attended Shun Yi Association Elementary School in Hong Kong for 2 years. He later attended the Chun Chau Drama Society to learn Peking Opera, where he portrayed female roles and did stunt-doubling for ...

29. Kenneth Tsang

Actor | Die Another Day

Kenneth Tsang was born on September 2, 1935 in Shanghai, China. He is an actor and director, known for Die Another Day (2002), The Killer (1989) and The Replacement Killers (1998). He has been married to Chiao Chiao since 1995.

30. Ryan Zheng

Actor | The Great Wall

Ryan Zheng was born on April 17, 1986 in Shanghai, China as Zheng Kai. He is an actor and producer, known for The Great Wall (2016), Shadow (2018) and EX-Files (2014). He has been married to Miao Miao since May 21, 2020.

31. Shuying Jiang

Actress | Zhi wo men zhong jiang shi qu de qing chun

Shuying Jiang was born on September 1, 1986 in Shanghai, China. She is an actress, known for So Young (2013), Call of Heroes (2016) and The King's Avatar (2019).

32. Danny Lee

Actor | Gung buk

Danny Lee Sau-Yin, was born in 1952 in Shanghai. Lee did not do so well in school and sometimes dropped out to help support his family by working. While growing up, he held policemen in high regard and so, upon graduating high school, he tried entering the police academy, but could not complete the...

33. J.G. Ballard

Writer | Empire of the Sun

J.G. Ballard was born on November 15, 1930 in Shanghai, China as James Graham Ballard. He was a writer and actor, known for Empire of the Sun (1987), High-Rise (2015) and Crash (1996). He was married to Helen Mary Matthews. He died on April 19, 2009 in London, England.

34. Lei Wu

Actor | Lang ya bang

Lei Wu was born on December 26, 1999 in Shanghai, China. He is an actor, known for Nirvana in Fire (2015), Desert Sea (2018) and Shadow (2018).

35. Mike Medavoy

Producer | Black Swan

Sample some of the best American films over the past forty years and there's a good chance Mike Medavoy played a role in the success of many of them. From agent to studio chief to producer, he has been involved with over 300 feature films, of which 17 have been nominated and 7 have won Best Picture...

36. Xiaoshuai Wang

Director | Di jiu tianchang

Wang Xiaoshuai (Director, Writer, Producer)

Wang Xiaoshuai is one of very few masters who remains true to his art in spite of rampant commercialism in the Chinese film market. Evoking the trauma of ordinary Chinese people caught in extraordinary times, his works span different eras, yet consistently...

37. Judy Dan

Actress | Get Smart

Judy Dan was born on September 9, 1930 in Shanghai, China as Judy Duyu. She is an actress, known for Get Smart (1965), Kill a Dragon (1967) and Rescue 8 (1958).

38. Ye Lou

Director | Fu cheng mi shi

Ye Lou was born (in 1965) and grew up in Shanghai, a city he would film beautifully in his Suzhou River (2000) (Suzhou River). After studying cinema at the Beijing Film Academy, the gifted young man debuted in the film career as an assistant director, a producer and a short subjects director. His ...

39. Dawn Greenhalgh

Actress | The Virgin Suicides

Dawn Greenhalgh was born in 1934 in Shanghai, China as Hazel Dawn Greenhalgh. She is an actress, known for The Virgin Suicides (1999), Maps to the Stars (2014) and Anne of Green Gables (1985). She was previously married to Ted Follows.

40. Mary Hayley Bell

Writer | Scott of the Antarctic

Mary Hayley Bell was born on January 22, 1911 in Shanghai, China. She was a writer and actress, known for Scott of the Antarctic (1948), Gypsy Girl (1966) and The Winged Boy. She was married to John Mills. She died on December 1, 2005 in Denham, Buckinghamshire, England.

41. Zheng Xu

Actor | Ren zai jiong tu: Tai jiong

Zheng Xu was born on April 18, 1972 in Shanghai, China. He is an actor and producer, known for Lost in Thailand (2012), Dying to Survive (2018) and My People, My Country (2019). He has been married to Hong Tao since 2003. They have one child.

42. Yi Lu

Actor | San guo

Lu Yi (born January 6, 1976) is a Chinese actor and singer. He graduated from the Shanghai Theatre Academy in 1999. Lu Yi started his actor life when he was five years old. In year of 1999, he rose to fame because of the TV series, Never Dies Content. Over the next several years after his 1999 ...

43. Leni Lan Crazybarby

Actress | Taiping Gongzhu mi shi

Leni Lan Yan, also known by her stage name Crazybarby, has developed her career in Hong Kong as an actress,a pop singer and a model. Born in Shanghai, she moved to Hong Kong at age 18 and took her stage name Crazybarby as a composition of her legal given name Crazy and her family given nickname "...

44. Blake Ridder

Director | Help

Blake Ridder is an award-winning director, writer and actor. He is best known for writing, directing and starring in the multi award-winning drama short film The English Teacher (2020) and the first ever filmmaker to have made a film about COVID-19 titled Coronavirus (2020).

Blake was born in ...

45. Lyric Lan

Actress | Pacific Rim: Uprising

Lyric Lan was born on April 16, 1990 in Shanghai, China. She is an actress, known for Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), Shi Jian Dou Zhi Dao (2019) and Wai ke feng yun (2017).

46. Ying-Chieh Han

Actor | Tang shan da xiong

When Yin-Chieh Han was 3 years old, he moved to Beijing and from 9 to 18 years old joined a Pekin Opera group. In 1946, he went to Shanghai and debuted in the film industry at 19 years old as stuntman that same year. Next year he left the movies temporarily to do martial arts and circus exhibitions...

47. Ching Lee

Actress | Yu mei ren

Ching Lee was born on November 8, 1948 in Shanghai, China as Guo Ying Li. She was an actress and producer, known for The Mermaid (1965), Jing jing (1967) and San xiao (1969). She died in February 2018 in Hong Kong.

48. Michael L. Suan

Producer | The Pride

Michael is a Canadian filmmaker who was born in Shanghai, but spent the majority of his life in Canada, where he studied film and cultivated his desire to pursue a career in the arts. He is fluent in multiple Asian languages and likes to work on projects that help bridge both Eastern and Western ...

49. Jerry Fujio

Actor | Jirochô to kotengu: nagurikomi kôshûji

Jerry Fujio was born on June 26, 1940 in Shanghai, China. He is an actor, known for Jirochô to kotengu: nagurikomi kôshûji (1962), Dokuritsu gurentai (1959) and New Theater of Life (1961).

50. Ming Yao

Actor | Shen qi

Ming Yao was born on September 12, 1980 in Shanghai, China. He is an actor, known for Amazing (2013), Yao Ming and Children Affected b HIV/AIDS (2005) and The Magic Aster (2009). He has been married to Ye Li since August 6, 2007.

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