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


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1. Leah Lewis

Actress | The Half of It

Adopted from a Chinese orphanage as an infant, American actress Leah Lewis is poised to emigrate into living rooms everywhere with her triple talent as an actress, singer, and dancer.

Leah acknowledges that her life would have been quite different had a Florida couple not come to Shanghai and ...

2. 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 ...

3. Joan Chen

Actress | The Last Emperor

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...

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. Li Jun Li

Actress | The Exorcist

Li Jun Li was born in Shanghai and spent a number of years learning Spanish in Bogotá, Colombia before eventually settling in New York City. She attended Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts as a Dance major and then discovered her true passion when she switched to ...

6. 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 ...

7. 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 ...

8. Yang Yang

Actor | The King's Avatar

Yang Yang was born on September 9, 1991 in Shanghai, China. He is an actor, known for The King's Avatar (2019), Vanguard (2020) and The Whirlwind Girl (2015).

9. Tsai Chin

Actress | Memoirs of a Geisha

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 ...

10. Dan Vadis

Actor | High Plains Drifter

Dan Vadis was born on January 3, 1938 in Shanghai, China. He was an actor, known for High Plains Drifter (1973), Every Which Way but Loose (1978) and The Ten Gladiators (1963). He was previously married to Sharon Jessup. He died on June 11, 1987 in Lancaster, California, USA.

11. Sherry Cola

Actress | Good Trouble

Comedian, actress, and writer are all ways multi-hyphenate talent Sherry Cola could be described as she has emerged over the last year as one to watch in the entertainment industry. Named a "Fresh Face" at the world-renowned Laugh Factory, Cola has proved that from drama to comedy in the scripted ...

12. 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. ...

13. 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...

14. Kaiji Tang

Justice League

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

15. Irene Tsu

Actress | How to Stuff a Wild Bikini

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 ...

16. 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.

17. 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 I Love You, I Love You (1968). She was previously married to Jean Sobieski. She died on June 19, 1997 in Paris, France.

18. Lei Wu

Actor | Lang ya bang

Lei Wu was born on December 26, 1999 in Shanghai, China. He is an actor, known for Lang ya bang (2015), Desert Sea (2018) and Love Like the Galaxy (2022).

19. Roy Chiao

Actor | Bloodsport

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

20. 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...

21. 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...

22. 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.

23. Jimmy Wang Yu

Actor | Du bi quan wang da po xue di zi

Jimmy Wang Yu was born on March 28, 1943 in Shanghai, China. He was an actor and producer, known for Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976), Dragon (2011) and Soul (2013). He was previously married to Jeanette Lin Tsui. He died on April 5, 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan.

24. Pauline Chan

Actress | Fa gai kwong ban

Born in Shanghai, China, as 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 pageant. ...

25. 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 ...

26. Kenneth Tsang

Actor | The Replacement Killers

Kenneth Tsang was born on October 5, 1934 in Shanghai, China. He was an actor and director, known for The Replacement Killers (1998), Die Another Day (2002) and The Killer (1989). He was previously married to Chiao Chiao, Barbara Tang and Lan Di. He died on April 27, 2022 in Hong Kong.

27. 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 ...

28. Man Cheung

Actress | Do san

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...

29. 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 Whistle Down the Wind (1961). She was previously married to John Mills. She died on December 1, 2005 in Denham, Buckinghamshire, England, UK.

30. Mario Machado

Actor | RoboCop

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 ...

31. 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 ...

32. Kaicheng Xu

Actor | Qing Ya Ji

Kaicheng Xu started his career as an actor in 2012, famous for well intended love (2019) as Yizhou Ling, Novoland: Pearl Eclipse (2021) as Emperor Xu and A Female Student Arrives at the Imperial College (2021) as Yunzhi Yan. His mother tongue is Chinese and speak English fluently as well.

33. 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.

34. 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 ...

35. 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 "...

36. Ryan Zheng

Actor | Zack Snyder's Justice League

Ryan Zheng was born on April 17, 1986 in Shanghai, China. He is an actor and producer, known for Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021), The Great Wall (2016) and Shadow (2018). He has been married to Miao Miao since May 21, 2020.

37. 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 ...

38. Dawn Greenhalgh

Actress | The Virgin Suicides

Dawn Greenhalgh was born in 1933 in Shanghai, China. 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.

39. 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...

40. Xiaoting Guo

Actress | Cong qian you zuo ling jian shan

Xiaoting Guo was born on January 2, 1993 in Shanghai, China. She is an actress, known for Cong qian you zuo ling jian shan (2019), Forward Forever (2020) and Hands in the Hair (2006).

41. J.G. Ballard

Writer | Empire of the Sun

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

42. 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...

43. Blake Ridder

Director | The Manor

Blake Ridder is an award winning British director, writer and actor. He is best known for writing and directing in the multi-award winning directorial debut feature film Help (2021). During the early part of Ridder's filmmaking career, he wrote, directed and starred in various short films, ...

44. 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), My People, My Country (2019) and Dying to Survive (2018). He has been married to Hong Tao since 2003. They have one child.

45. Serge Lazareff

Actor | A Country Practice

Serge Lazareff was born on August 7, 1944 in Shanghai, China. He was an actor and writer, known for A Country Practice (1981), 1915 (1982) and Dynasty (1969). He died on August 20, 2021.

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. Josephine Siao

Actress | Fong Sai Yuk

One of the best-loved and respected members of the Hong Kong film community, for her long acting career, her stable family life and her devotion to charities, Siao successfully managed successive transitions from child star (she made her film debut at age 7) to leading lady, and then to ...

48. 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...

49. Xiaoshuai Wang

Director | Rizhao Chongqing

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...

50. 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), The King's Avatar (2019) and Call of Heroes (2016).


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