TOP 100 ASIAN ACTORS AND ACTRESS

by panerai | created - 19 Mar 2012 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

FB - Arti Shreder .......Poland

I'm living in East Europe (POLAND) where almost all people like Asian culture , specially the Japanese where our composer F.Chopin is very famous and of course because of the SHOGUN miniseries :) Sadly European people know almost nothing about history Asian region and what worst or natural (not 4 me) European people don't like Asian movies as they love hits from Hollywood . I decided start this list and list of 121 TOP ASIAN MOVIES (link on the right) because of hundreds good movies i saw from 1995 till now (2012)

My favorite movies :

Okuribito Kikujiro Oasis Harakiri 1962 Tôkyô sonata Bad Guy I saw the evil The road home My way Da hong deng long gao gao gua...and many, many others HINDI movies like UDAN , BARFI! and more I'm sure that my knowledge is still not enough but i'm hardly working to change it , if U know some actors i'm missing just leave your comment .

thx . and sorry 4 my english

thx 4 first four comments :) greetings from Poland . btw. 500 vist in last 3 days (11.07.2013) 347 in 1.09.2013 (17.01.2015 ) Views: 148,151 | last 3 days: 418 ---------------------------------------------------------

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1. Takeshi Kitano

Actor | Zatôichi

Takeshi Kitano originally studied to become an engineer, but was thrown out of school for rebellious behavior. He learned comedy, singing and dancing from famed comedian Senzaburô Fukami. Working as a lift boy on a nightclub with such features as comic sketches and striptease dancing, Kitano saw ...

1. Kikujiro 2. Akiresu to kame 3. Hana-bi __________________________

(7.80) - Hana-bi (1997) (7.80) - Kikujirô no natsu (1999) (7.80) - Batoru rowaiaru (2000) (7.60) - Zatôichi (2003) (7.52) - "Musashi" (2003) (7.50) - Sonatine (1993) (7.40) - Akiresu to kame (2008) (7.20) - Brother (2000/I) (7.14) - Kyôso tanjô (1993) (7.11) - Chi to hone (2004)

For Kikujiro & Akiresu to kame & Hana-bi ****************************************** ****************************************** ******************************************

2. Toshirô Mifune

Actor | Yôjinbô

Toshiro Mifune achieved more worldwide fame than any other Japanese actor of his century. He was born in Tsingtao, China, to Japanese parents and grew up in Dalian. He did not set foot in Japan until he was 21. His father was an importer and a commercial photographer, and young Toshiro worked in ...

(8.80) - Shichinin no samurai (1954) (8.40) - Rashômon (1950) (8.40) - Yôjinbô (1961) (8.29) - Tengoku to jigoku (1963) (8.20) - Kumonosu-jô (1957) (8.19) - Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu (1967) (8.10) - Tsubaki Sanjûrô (1962) (8.09) - Akahige (1965) (8.09) - "Shogun" (1980) (8.08) - Saikaku ichidai onna (1952)

and many many ! more ! ....65 movies

3. Min-sik Choi

Actor | Oldeuboi

Choi Min-shik first made a name for himself in theater before breaking into the film world with a role in Park Chong-won's acclaimed film 'Our Twisted Hero' (1992). In the mid-nineties he continued to act in theater productions as well as in several TV dramas, including Moon Over Seoul with Han ...

(8.40) - Oldeuboi (2003) !!!!!!!!!!!!!! (8.10) - Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo (2004) !! (7.80) - Akmareul boatda (2010) (7.79) - Failan (2001) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (7.70) - Chinjeolhan geumjassi (2005) (7.39) - Jumeogi unda (2005) (7.38) - Bumchoiwaui junjaeng (2012) (7.20) - Chihwaseon (2002) (7.19) - Ggotpineun bomi omyeon (2004) (7.10) - Choyonghan kajok (1998)

For Oldeuboi (2003) & Failan (2001) ****************************************** ****************************************** ******************************************

4. Byung-hun Lee

Actor | Dalkomhan insaeng

Byung-hun Lee was born in 1970 in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in a wealthy family, thanks to his father, who was a successful businessman. He never dreamed of pursuing acting until a friend of his mother's suggested it. He auditioned for the KBS television network in 1991 and was accepted. His ...

(7.80) - Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA (2000) !! (7.80) - Dalkomhan insaeng (2005) !!!! (7.80) - Akmareul boatda (2010) (7.40) - Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom (2008) (7.18) - Beonjijeompeureul hada (2001) (7.17) - Jungdok (2002) !!!! (7.16) - Nae maeumui punggeum (1999) (7.10) - Saam gaang yi (2004) (7.07) - Geuhae yeoreum (2006) (6.95) - "All In" (2003)

For Dalkomhan insaeng (2005) & Jungdok (2002) ****************************************** ****************************************** ******************************************

5. Aamir Khan

Actor | Taare Zameen Par

Aamir was first introduced as a child artiste in the 1970's hit Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973) - he was the youngest child in the trio.

His performance in Earth (1998) as the Ice-Candy man has received rave reviews from Indian and international critics. Using classic "method acting" and an adopted ...

HINDI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



For PK & 3 Idiots ****************************************** ****************************************** ******************************************

6. Ziyi Zhang

Actress | Wo hu cang long

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...

(7.90) - Wo hu cang long (2000) (7.90) - Ying xiong (2002) (7.69) - Wo de fu qin mu qin (1999) (7.60) - Shi mian mai fu (2004) (7.40) - 2046 (2004) (7.29) - Musa (2001) (7.10) - Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) (6.88) - Mei Lanfang (2008) (6.77) - Mo li hua kai (2004) (6.68) - Operetta tanuki goten (2005)

For Wo de fu qin mu qin (1999) ****************************************** ****************************************** ******************************************

7. Ranbir Kapoor

Actor | Rockstar

Son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh; nephew of actors Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor. Grandnephew of actors Shashi Kapoor, Jennifer Kendal, Shammi Kapoor, Geeta Bali; cousin of actresses Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor.

Belongs to the fourth generation of highly prestigious and considered ...

For Barfi ****************************************** ****************************************** ******************************************

8. Masahiro Motoki

Actor | Okuribito

Masahiro Motoki was born on December 21, 1965 in Okegawa, Saitama, Japan as Masahiro Uchida. He is an actor, known for Departures (2008), Chûgoku no chôjin (1998) and Shiko funjatta (1992). He has been married to Yayako Uchida since July 1995. They have three children.

(8.10) - Okuribito (2008) !!!!!!!!!!!!!! (7.70) - Shall we dansu? (1996) (7.59) - Chûgoku no chôjin (1998) (7.49) - Tekkon kinkurîto (2006) (6.99) - Kagerô (1991) (6.94) - 226 (1989) (6.91) - Yoru no shanghai (2007) (6.90) - Gonin (1995) (6.82) - Rampo (1994) (6.81) - Sôseiji (1999)

For Okuribito (2008) ****************************************** ****************************************** ******************************************

9. Kang-ho Song

Actor | Salinui chueok

Song Kang-ho never professionally trained as an actor, beginning his career in social theater groups after graduating from Kimhae High School. Later, he joined Kee Kuk-seo's influential theater company with its emphasis on instinctive acting and improvisation, which proved to be Song's training ...

(8.10) - Salinui chueok (2003) (7.80) - Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA (2000) (7.80) - Boksuneun naui geot (2002) (7.70) - Chinjeolhan geumjassi (2005) (7.40) - Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom (2008) (7.39) - Milyang (2007) (7.19) - Ui-hyeong-je (2010) (7.18) - Uahan segye (2007) (7.10) - Choyonghan kajok (1998) (7.10) - Gwoemul (2006) (7.10) - Bakjwi (2009)

10. Shidô Nakamura

Actor | Huo yuanjia

Shidô Nakamura was born on September 14, 1972 in Tokyo, Japan as Mikihiko Ogawa. He is an actor and director, known for Fearless (2006), Death Note (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006). He was previously married to Yûko Takeuchi.

FEARLESS

(8.00) - Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) (7.79) - Ima, ai ni yukimasu (2004) (7.60) - Huo Yuan Jia (2006) (7.50) - Chi bi xia: Jue zhan tian xia (2009) (7.40) - Chi bi (2008) (7.40) - Desu nôto: The last name (2006) (7.11) - Arashi no yoru ni (2005) (7.10) - Pingu-Pongu (2002) (7.08) - Iden & Tity (2003) (7.02) - Ashura no gotoku (2003) (6.95) - Beck (2010)

11. Jet Li

Actor | Huo yuanjia

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,...

(7.90) - Ying xiong (2002) (7.61) - Rise to Honor (2003) (VG) (7.60) - Huo Yuan Jia (2006) (7.50) - Jing wu ying xiong (1994) (7.50) - The Expendables 2 (2012) (7.39) - Wong Fei Hung II - Nam yi dong ji keung (1992) (7.30) - Wong Fei Hung (1991) (7.26) - Haiyang tiantang (2010) (7.09) - Shao Lin Si (1982) (7.09) - Xiao ao jiang hu zhi: Dong Fang Bu Bai (1992) (7.09) - Fong Sai Yuk (1993) (7.09) - Tai ji: Zhang San Feng (1993) (7.00) - Danny the Dog (2005)

+ many more ...

12. Donnie Yen

Actor | Yip Man

Biography

Early Life

Donnie Yen was born in Guangzhou, China. His mother, Bow-sim Mark, was a kung fu master and his father, Kylster Yen, a newspaper editor and amateur musician. When Donnie was just two years old, the family moved to Hong Kong and then, when he was 11, to Boston, Massachusetts.

There...

(8.10) - Yip Man (2008) !!!!!!!!!!!!!! (7.90) - Ying xiong (2002) (7.50) - Yip Man 2 (2010) (7.49) - Siu nin Wong Fei Hung ji: Tit Ma Lau (1993) (7.39) - Wong Fei Hung II - Nam yi dong ji keung (1992) (7.17) - Sun lung moon hak chan (1992) (7.09) - Saat po long (2005) (6.99) - Wu xia (2011) (6.98) - Wing Chun (1994) (6.80) - Dou fo sin (2007)

For Yip Man (2008) ****************************************** ****************************************** ******************************************

13. Rajesh Khanna

Actor | Anand

Rajesh Khanna, the first superstar of Indian and Hindi Cinema with 74 Golden Jubilee Hits - (which includes 48 Platinum Jubilee hits and 26 Golden Jubilee Hits) & in addition had 22 Silver Jubilee Hits and 9 average hits, was born on 29 December 1942 in Amritsar, Punjab, India.Rajesh entered Hindi ...

14. Amitabh Bachchan

Actor | Black

Son of well known poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. He has a brother named Ajitabh. He completed his education from Uttar Pradesh and moved to Bombay to find work as a film star, in vain though, as film-makers preferred someone with a fairer skin, and he was not quite fair enough. But ...

For Black ****************************************** ****************************************** ******************************************

15. Jackie Chan

Actor | Ngo si seoi

Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success via his early beginnings in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry.

Jackie was born Kong-sang Chan on Hong Kong's famous Victoria ...

(7.84) - A Touch of Beijing (2008) (7.28) - Traces of a Dragon: Jackie Chan & His Lost Family (2003) (7.20) - "Yi shu ren sheng" (2001)

16. Andy Lau

Actor | Mou gaan dou

Andy Lau Tak-wah, (born 27 September 1961) is a Hong Kong actor, singer-songwriter, presenter, and film producer. Lau has been one of Hong Kong's most commercially successful film actors since the mid-1980s, performing in more than 160 films while maintaining a successful singing career at the same...

(8.10) - Mou gaan dou (2002) (7.64) - Tao jie (2011) (7.60) - Jui kuen II (1994) (7.60) - Shi mian mai fu (2004) (7.59) - A Fei jingjyuhn (1990) (7.58) - "Sun diu hap lui" (1983) (7.28) - Am zin (1999) (7.24) - Tau ban no hoi (1982) (7.18) - Tian xia wu zei (2004) (7.18) - Moon to (2007)

17. Hiroyuki Sanada

Actor | Tasogare Seibei

Hiroyuki Sanada was born on the 12th of October, 1960 in Tokyo. He made his film debut when he was 5 in Rokyoku komori-uta (1965) (Shin'ichi Chiba played the lead role.) Sanada's father died when he was 11. Sanada joined Japan Action Club, organized and run by Sonny Chiba, when he was 12. Sanada ...

(8.65) - "Lost: LA X (#6.1)" (2010) (8.09) - Tasogare Seibei (2002) (7.70) - The Last Samurai (2003) (7.30) - Ringu (1998) (7.30) - Sunshine (2007) (7.27) - Long zhi ren zhe (1982) (7.05) - Chokugeki! Jigoku-ken (1974) (7.04) - Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku (1979) (7.03) - Hatsukoi (2000)

18. Bruce Lee

Actor | Meng long guo jiang

Bruce Lee remains the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular media. Had it not been for Bruce Lee and his movies in the early 1970s, it's arguable whether or not the martial arts film genre would have ever penetrated and influenced mainstream North American and ...

19. Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Actor | Yip Man

Hiroyuki Ikeuchi was born on November 24, 1976 in Ibaraki, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Yip Man (2008), Space Battleship Yamato (2010) and GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (1998).

(8.10) - Yip Man (2008) (8.06) - Suzuran - Shoujo Moe no monogatari (2000) (7.64) - "Beautiful Life" (2000) (7.26) - Bakamono (2010) (7.20) - Blues Harp (1998)

20. Russell Wong

Actor | Romeo Must Die

Russell Wong has earned a reputation as a sexy, charismatic leading man whose good looks are matched by his skills as an actor. The sixth of seven children, Russell Wong was born in Troy, New York; the son of restaurateur William Wong and Dutch-American artist Connie Van Yserloo. When Russell was ...

21. Teruyuki Kagawa

Actor | Out

Teruyuki Kagawa was born on December 7, 1965 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Out (2002), Yureru (2006) and Dokuritsu shônen gasshô-dan (2000).

(8.52) - Rurôni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan (2012) (8.08) - Guizi lai le (2000) (7.68) - Kiraware Matsuko no isshô (2006) (7.49) - Tôkyô sonata (2008) (7.22) - Dear Doctor (2009) (7.17) - Za majikku awâ (2008) (7.16) - Yureru (2006) (7.16) - Kisaragi (2007) (7.16) - Gôruden suranbâ (2010) (7.10) - John Rabe (2009)

22. Ken Watanabe

Actor | The Last Samurai

Ken Watanabe was born on October 21, 1959 in Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Both of his parents were teachers: his mother taught general education and his dad taught calligraphy. He became interested in acting at the age of 24, when a director of England's National Theatre Company, where he was...

23. Tatsuya Nakadai

Actor | Kagemusha

Japanese leading man, an important star and one of the handful of Japanese actors well known outside Japan. Nakadai was a tall handsome clerk in a Tokyo shop when director Masaki Kobayashi encountered him and cast him in The Thick-Walled Room (1956). Nakadai was subsequently cast in the lead role in...

(8.80) - Shichinin no samurai (1954) (8.65) - Ningen no jôken (1961) (8.49) - Seppuku (1962) (8.47) - Ningen no jôken (1959/I) (8.46) - Ningen no jôken (1959/II) (8.40) - Yôjinbô (1961) (8.30) - Ran (1985)

24. Woo-sung Jung

Actor | Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom

Born as the youngest of three in Seoul, South Korea. He made his debut with a TV commercial in 1994 and applied for an open audition for a leading role in Gumiho (1994) opposite 'So-Young Ko'. This role launched his career as one of the most promising actors in Korea. He dropped out of high school ...

(8.19) - Nae meorisokui jiwoogae (2004) (7.40) - Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom (2008) (7.30) - Musa (2001) (7.29) - Daisy (2006) (7.28) - Saedeu mubi (2005) (7.07) - Taeyangeun eobda (1999) (6.89) - San Seung Hoi taan (1996) (6.80) - Beat (1997)

25. Yeo-jin Kim

Actress | A-i-deul...

Yeo-jin Kim was born on June 24, 1972 in South Korea. She is an actress, known for A-i-deul... (2011), Painted Fire (2002) and The Great Jang-Geum (2003).

(8.31) - "Dae Jang-geum" (2003) (7.68) - Bakha satang (1999) (7.33) - A-i-deul... (2011) (7.18) - Chihwaseon (2002) (7.00) - Seom (2000) (6.78) - Baramnan gajok (2003)

26. Li Gong

Actress | Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia

Born in Shenyang, grew up in Jinan, the daughter of an economics professor. Loved music from childhood, and dreamed of a singing career. After failing to gain entrance to China's top music school in 1985, applied for and was admitted to the Central Drama Academy in Beijing, from which she graduated...

(8.10) - Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991) (7.99) - Huozhe (1994) (7.80) - Ba wang bie ji (1993) (7.68) - The Hand (2004/II) (7.59) - Ju Dou (1990) (7.49) - Hong gao liang (1987) (7.40) - 2046 (2004) (7.39) - Qiu Ju da guan si (1992) (7.38) - Tang Bohu dian Qiuxiang (1993) (7.20) - Jing Ke ci Qin Wang (1998)

27. Richa Chadha

Actress | Gangs of Wasseypur

Richa began her career as a model and then she moved to theater. She has performed plays touring in India and Pakistan. Later, she also received her training under Barry John

Richa acted in the critically acclaimed movie Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! as the character of Dolly, both the movie and her role ...

MASAAM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

28. Jung-min Hwang

Actor | Dalkomhan insaeng

Jung-min Hwang was born on September 1, 1970 in Masan, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. He is an actor, known for A Bittersweet Life (2005), The Wailing (2016) and Sinsegye (2013).

(7.79) - Dalkomhan insaeng (2005) (7.15) - Superman ieotdeon sanai (2008) (7.11) - Neoneun nae unmyeong (2005) (7.02) - Yeoja, Jeong-hye (2004)

29. Eihi Shiina

Actress | Ôdishon

Eihi Shiina was born on February 3, 1976 in Fukuoka, Japan. She is an actress, known for Audition (1999), Tokyo Gore Police (2008) and Autoreiji (2010).

(7.67) - Eureka (2000) (7.30) - Ôdishon (1999) (7.12) - Gaichû (2001) (6.89) - Kyô no dekigoto (2004) (6.80) - Autoreiji (2010) (6.72) - Hôrudo appu daun (2005)

30. Woo-seong Kam

Actor | Wang-ui namja

Woo-seong Kam was born on October 1, 1970 in Okcheon County, North Chungcheong, South Korea. He is an actor, known for Wang-ui namja (2005), Geomi sup (2004) and R-Point (2004).

(7.95) - "Yeonae sidae" (2006) (7.49) - Wang-ui namja (2005) (7.18) - Gyeolhoneun michinjishida (2002) (7.06) - Ssonda (2007) (6.92) - Nae sarang (2007) (6.81) - Geomi sup (2004) (6.75) - Gan-keun gajok (2005)

31. Shah Rukh Khan

Actor | Chennai Express

Sharukh Khan was born on 2 November 1965 in New Delhi, India. He married Gauri Khan on 25 October 1991. They have three children, son Aryan Khan (b. 1997), son AbRam (b.2013) and daughter Suhana (b. 2000). Khan started out his career by appearing in several television serials during 1988-1990. He ...

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32. Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Actor | Dabba

Nawazuddin Siddiqui (born 1974) also known as Nowaz is an Indian film actor who has appeared in some of Bollywood's major films including, Black Friday (2004), New York (2009), Peepli Live (2010), Kahani (2012), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 (2012).

Early life and ...

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33. Jae-hyeon Jo

Actor | Jeong Do-jeon

Jae-hyeon Jo was born on June 30, 1965 in Seoul, Korea. He is an actor and director, known for Jeong Do-jeon (2014), Suchwiin bulmyeong (2001) and A Break Alone (2015).

BAD GAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LA ISLA !!!!!!!!!!!!

34. Dev Patel

Actor | Slumdog Millionaire

Dev Patel was born in Harrow, London, to Anita, a caregiver, and Raj Patel, who works in IT. His parents, originally from Nairobi, Kenya, are both of Gujarati Indian descent. His first role was in the UK TV series Skins (2007). His breakout role was in the Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire (...

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35. Manjot Singh

Actor | Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

Manjot Singh is an Indian born actor whose portrayal of young Lucky in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008) made him accepted as dynamic sardar actor in Bollywood. Manjot had never acted before getting this first break. Manjot comes from a well educated Sikh family.

HINDI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

36. Sanjay Gandhi

Actor | Udaan

Sanjay Gandhi is an actor, known for Udaan (2010), No Smoking (2007) and Black Friday (2004).

HINDI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

37. Ryo Ishibashi

Actor | Ôdishon

Ishibashi Ryo (Ryo Ishibashi) was born on July 20, 1956, in Fukuoka City, Kyushu, Japan. Being a multi-talented star, and an international celebrity, Ryo Ishibashi has starred in many TV programs, and movies both within his native Japan, and abroad. He began his celebrity career when he started his...

38. Yeong-ae Lee

Actress | Chinjeolhan geumjassi

Yeong-ae Lee was born on January 31, 1971 in Seoul, South Korea as Lee Young-Ae. She is an actress, known for Lady Vengeance (2005), Bomnaleun ganda (2001) and The Great Jang-Geum (2003). She has been married to Jeong Ho-young since August 24, 2009. They have two children.

39. Jacky Heung

Actor | Push

Jacky Heung is an actor, known for Push (2009), Fearless (2006) and The Warlords (2007).

40. David Lee McInnis

Actor | Ailiseu

David Lee McInnis was born in 1973 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Ailiseu (2009), Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011) and Fallen Nest (2010).

41. Seung-hyun Choi

Actor | Pohwasogeuro

Choi Seung Hyun is most popularly known as one of the rappers in the Korean group Big Bang. Their group has been together for going on ten years, not counting side projects he has been a part of with other artists, one including an album with band-mate G-Dragon (Kwon Ji Yong).

It wasn't until 2010 ...

Pohwasogeuro

42. Yeo-reum Han

Actress | Hwal

Yeo-reum Han was born on October 25, 1983 in South Korea as Min-Jeong Seo. She is an actress, known for Hwal (2005), Samaritan Girl (2004) and Fantastic Ja-sal-so-dong (2007).

43. Kôji Yakusho

Actor | Jûsan-nin no shikaku

Yakusho Koji is an acclaimed and famed Japanese actors who has appeared in many notable films, including Tampopo, Unagi and Babel, but may be best known internationally for his role in Shall We Dance, which at the time of its release was Asia's biggest film export. He was born in the southern city ...

44. Togo Igawa

Actor | Eyes Wide Shut

Togo Igawa is an actor/director living in England. He trained in Japan at The Haiyuza Theatre Company Acting School and Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music. In 1986, he became the first Japanese actor to become a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His work spans stage, film, anime, games ...

45. Mako

Actor | Conan the Barbarian

Born in Japan, Mako was living there with his grandparents while his parents studied art in the United States, when Japan and the U.S. went to war in 1941. His parents remained in the U.S., working for the Office of War Information, and, at the cessation of the conflict, were granted U.S. residency...

46. Jung-jae Lee

Actor | Gwansang

Apart from being a top star in film and TV, Jung-Jae Lee also works as a highly successful fashion model. One year after his debut on television in 1993, Lee was cast in his first film, a feature by Bae Chang-ho. His breakthrough came in late 1998 in the award-winning film An Affair by E-J Yong. ...

47. Rain

Actor | Ssa-i-bo-geu-ji-man-gwen-chan-a

Rain was born in Seoul, South Korea, on June 25, 1982 with the birth name Jung Jihoon. He was extremely shy in elementary school, stating in interviews that he barely spoke a word. He caught the desire to become a dancer when, at a school talent show in sixth grade, no one from his school stepped ...

48. Yûko Daike

Actress | Zatôichi

Yûko Daike was born on August 9, 1971 in Kôchi, Japan. She is an actress, known for The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003), Ju-on 2 (2000) and Fireworks (1997).

49. Daniel Dae Kim

Actor | Lost

Through the diversity of his roles on stage and screen, Daniel Dae Kim continues to expand our perceptions of the Asian-American man. In characters ranging from the King of Siam, a Shakespearean hero, a social worker for the Chicago needy, to a counter-terrorist agent, his work has consistently ...

50. Kamal Haasan

Actor | Vishwaroopam

Kamal Haasan was born November 7, 1954 in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu. He debuted as a child artiste in the film "Kalathoor Kannamma" (1960), which was released in the year 1960. Since then, he has starred in nearly 200 films in the major Indian languages - Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. ...

51. Ji-hyun Jun

Actress | Yeopgijeogin geunyeo

Jeon Ji-hyun (born 30 October 1981) is a South Korean actress and model famous for her role in My Sassy Girl. Jeon was born in Seoul, and studied in the Department of Theater and Film at Dongguk University. She began her career as a model in 1997, and after appearing in a number of TV sitcoms, her ...

52. Ho-jeong Yu

Actress | Sseo-ni

Ho-jeong Yu is an actress, known for Sseo-ni (2011), I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006) and Painted Fire (2002).

53. Maggie Cheung

Actress | Faa yeung nin wa

Maggie Cheung was born on September 20, 1964, in Hong Kong, and moved at the age of eight with her family to England. After finishing secondary school, she returned to Hong Kong, where she began modeling and appearing in commercials. In 1983 she participated in the Ms. Hong Kong pageant, winning ...

54. Soo-jung Lim

Actress | Janghwa, Hongryeon

Soo-jung Lim was born on July 11, 1980 in South Korea. She is an actress, known for A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006) and Hængbok (2007).

55. Ryo Kase

Actor | Restless

Ryo Kase was born on November 9, 1974 in Yokohama, Japan. He is an actor, known for Restless (2011), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) and Beyond Outrage (2012).

56. Tadanobu Asano

Actor | Mongol

Asano Tadanobu is a Japanese film actor. His father, an actors' agent, suggested he take on what became his first role, in the TV show "Kimpachi Sensei," at the age of 16. His film debut was in the 1990 Swimming Upstream (Bataashi kingyo (1990)), though his first major critical success was in ...

57. Tony Chiu-Wai Leung

Actor | Faa yeung nin wa

Tony Leung Chiu Wai was born in Hong Kong on 27 June 1962. He and his younger sister were raised by their mother after his father left them. In 1982, after passing the training courses of TVB, Tony became a TV actor and became famous for his comedy style in such TV shows as Lu ding ji (1983) or Jue...

58. Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Stunts | Yip Man

Born in Hong Kong, Sammo Hung's acting career began while he was training in acrobatics, martial arts and dance as a child at the China Drama Academy, and he received acclaim for his performance with a troupe called "The Seven Little Fortunes." He made his feature film debut as an actor at the age ...

59. Bin Won

Actor | Ajeossi

Bin Won was born on November 10, 1977 in Gangwon-do, South Korea as Kim Do Jin. He is an actor, known for The Man from Nowhere (2010), Mother (2009) and Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004). He has been married to Na-Young Lee since May 30, 2015.

60. Rentarô Mikuni

Actor | Fukushû suru wa ware ni ari

Rentarô Mikuni was born on January 20, 1923 in Gunma, Japan as Masao Sato. He was an actor and director, known for Vengeance Is Mine (1979), Harakiri (1962) and Tsuribaka nisshi (1988). He died on April 14, 2013 in Inagi, Tokyo, Japan.

61. Yuki Matsuzaki

Actor | Letters from Iwo Jima

Hollywood-based actor Yuki Matsuzaki, born in Miyazaki, Japan began acting at the age of 7 in a small theatrical group that performed for children. He performed over 50 shows in local theaters until he was 18. Upon graduating high school, he decided to dedicate his life to acting and moved to New ...

62. Takeshi Kaneshiro

Actor | Shi mian mai fu

The 1/2 Taiwanese and 1/2 Japanese Takeshi Kaneshiro may have started out as a puerile teen idol in the Chinese entertainment scene, but he's since become a proper film star in his own right. Whether by his own design or not, the boyishness that marked his first steps into showbiz has evolved into ...

63. Tsuyoshi Ihara

Actor | Letters from Iwo Jima

Ihara Tsuyoshi was born on November 6, 1963, in Kokura, Kyushu. He grew up in Osaka, and after graduating high school, he joined JAC (Japan Action Club) which is headed by Shin'ichi Chiba (aka Chiba Shinichi), which is a company of stunt and action actors. He made his debut in 1983 in a stage drama...

64. Masanobu Andô

Actor | Kizzu ritân

Masanobu Andô was born on May 19, 1975 in Kanagawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for Kizzu ritân (1996), Battle Royale (2000) and Monday (2000). He has been married to unknown since 2014. They have one child.

65. Sang-kyung Kim

Actor | Salinui chueok

Sang-kyung Kim was born on June 1, 1972 in South Korea. He is an actor, known for Memories of Murder (2003), Jang Yeong-Sil (2016) and Mong-ta-joo (2013).

66. Shun Oguri

Actor | Kurôzu zero

Shun Oguri was born on December 26, 1982 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Kurôzu zero (2007), Harlock: Space Pirate (2013) and Gintama (2017). He has been married to Yû Yamada since March 14, 2012.

67. Tony Ka Fai Leung

Actor | Hak se wui

Tony Leung Ka-fai is a four-time Hong Kong Film Award-winning film actor. As he is often confused with actor Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Tony Leung Ka-fai is known as "Big Tony", while Tony Chiu-Wai Leung is known as "Little Tony", nicknames which correspond to the actors' respective physical statures.

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68. Leslie Cheung

Actor | Ah fei zing zyun

Leslie Cheung was the youngest of 10 children. His father was tailor to the late William Holden. Leslie's parents divorced when he was young, and he claims this is one reason for his disinterest in marriage. Following graduation from secondary school, he studied at Leeds University in Great Britain...

69. Takashi Shimura

Actor | Shichinin no samurai

Japanese character actor Takashi Shimura was one of the finest film actors of the 20th century and a leading member of the "stock company" of master director Akira Kurosawa. A native of southern Japan, Shimura was a descendant of the samurai warrior class. Following university training, he founded ...

70. George Takei

Actor | Star Trek

Although primarily known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek (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 Takei was born Hosato...

71. Shôta Matsuda

Actor | Hana yori dango: Fainaru

Shôta Matsuda was born on September 10, 1985 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Hana yori dango: Fainaru (2008), Ikigami (2008) and Waruboro (2007).

72. Yun-Fat Chow

Actor | Wo hu cang long

Chow Yun Fat is a charismatic, athletically built and energetic Asian-born film star who first came to the attention of western audiences via his roles in the high-octane/blazing guns action films of maverick HK director John Woo.

Chow was born in 1955 on the quiet island of Lamma, part of the ...

73. Chen Chang

Actor | Wo hu cang long

Chen Chang was born on October 14, 1976 in Taipei, Taiwan. He is an actor, known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Red Cliff (2008) and Chi bi: Jue zhan tian xia (2009). He has been married to Wen-ju Chuang since November 18, 2013.

74. 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. ...

75. 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, ...

76. James Shigeta

Actor | Die Hard

Hawaiian-born James Shigeta was, for a time, the biggest East Asian U.S. star the country had known for decades. His up-and-down career reflected the country's changing interest in films with East Asian themes, but, when called upon, he filled both A-movie starring roles and minor T.V. guest ...

77. Sandra Oh

Actress | Grey's Anatomy

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, South Korea. They both attended graduate school at the University of Toronto. Sandra began her career as a ...

78. Ho-Sung Pak

Stunts | Red Dawn

Korean-American born Ho Sung-Pak is best known for two accomplishments in martial arts. A wushu champion, Ho was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame in 1991. His first accomplishment was that he played both Liu Kang and Shang Tsung in the video game that started a fad and 2 movies, Mortal ...

79. Ken Jeong

Actor | The Hangover

Ken Jeong is a Korean-American actor, comedian, and physician. He is best known for his roles as Ben Chang on the critically acclaimed NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community (2009) and gangster Leslie Chow in The Hangover (2009) Trilogy.

He appeared in Michael Bay's Pain & Gain (2013), as Johnny Wu, a ...

80. Jamie Chung

Actress | Big Hero 6

Jamie Chung was born and raised in California, the daughter of Korean parents. She studied Economics at the University of California, Riverside. Chung's break came in 2004, when she was working in a sports bar. MTV held auditions for Real World (1992) there, she tried out, and was successful, ...

81. Yunjin Kim

Actress | Lost

Yunjin Kim was born on November 7, 1973 in Seoul, South Korea. She is an actress, known for Lost (2004), Swiri (1999) and Sebeun deijeu (2007). She has been married to Jeong-Hyeok Park since March 28, 2010.

82. Cliff Curtis

Actor | The Dark Horse

Cliff Curtis was born in Rotorua, New Zealand, on July 27, 1968.

He is of New Zealand Maori descent (with Ngati Hauiti and Te Arawa tribal affiliations). He enrolled at the New Zealand Drama School, and then the Teatro Dmitri Scoula in Switzerland.

After returning to New Zealand from Europe, he was ...

83. Shannyn Sossamon

Actress | A Knight's Tale

Shannyn Sossamon, who credits her striking looks to a mix of English, French, Hawaiian, Dutch, Irish, Filipino, and German ancestry, was born Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon in Honolulu, Hawaii. At the age of one, Shannyn and her family moved to a new locale: Reno, Nevada. Her youth was spent at ...

84. Randall Duk Kim

Actor | The Matrix Reloaded

Randall Duk Kim was born on September 24, 1943. He is an actor, known for The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Kung Fu Panda (2008) and Dragonball: Evolution (2009).

85. Jason Scott Lee

Actor | Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

Of Hawaiian and Chinese descent, Jason Scott Lee was born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Hawaii from the age of two. His interest in acting began while studying in high school. It blossomed further when he enrolled in Fullerton College, where he studied under acting coach Sal Romeo. His ...

86. Will Yun Lee

Actor | The Wolverine

Will Yun Lee was born in Arlington, Virginia, to Jung Ja Lee and Soo Won Lee, who had recently emigrated from Korea. He was raised by both immediate and extended family and moved often, exposed to life on the tough Bronx streets and idyllic Hawaiian beaches. By his teens he was living in the San ...

87. Soon-Tek Oh

Actor | Mulan

Born in Mokpo, Korea (at the time under Imperial Japanese rule), actor Soon-Teck Oh (or Soon-Tek Oh or Soon-Taik Oh) came to the United States as a teenager in 1959, studied at UCLA and trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Long associated with the versatile Los Angeles' East-West Players theatre ...

88. Aaron Yoo

Actor | 21

Aaron Yoo was born on May 12, 1979 in New Jersey, USA. He is an actor and cinematographer, known for 21 (2008), Disturbia (2007) and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008).

89. Miiko Taka

Actress | Sayonara

Miiko Taka was born on July 24, 1925 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Betty Miiko Shikata. She is an actress, known for Sayonara (1957), Lost Horizon (1973) and Walk Don't Run (1966).

90. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Actor | Mortal Kombat

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa got his first big break as an actor when he was cast in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor (1987). A US Army brat, he was born in Tokyo and lived in various cities while growing up. His father was in the army, stationed at Ft. Bragg (NC), Ft. Polk (LA) and Ft. Hood (TX). His...

91. Yuki Shimoda

Actor | Auntie Mame

Yuki Shimoda was born on August 10, 1921 in Sacramento, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Auntie Mame (1958), Black Sheep Squadron (1976) and The Octagon (1980). He died on May 21, 1981 in Los Angeles, California.

92. Yuji Okumoto

Actor | The Karate Kid Part II

Yuji Okumoto was born on April 20, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Yuji Don Okumoto. He is an actor and producer, known for The Karate Kid Part II (1986), Inception (2010) and Johnny Tsunami (1999). He has been married to Angie since 2001. They have three children.

93. Mohanlal

Actor | Dasharatham

Mohan Lal was born to father Viswanathan Nair and Mother Santhakumari in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, in the Southern part of India on 21st May 1960. Starting his career with a classic villain role, he has now become an outstanding actor of Malayalam Cinema in Kerala. Without no doubt, Mohan ...

94. Kumiko Asô

Actress | Kairo

Born Hiramaru Kumiko in Chiba Prefecture's Sanbu-gun (now separated into Sanmushi and rural Sanbu-gun), which is next door to Narita, Japan on the 17th of June 1978, Kumiko Aso began her film career with 1995's Bad Guy Beach despite a lack of interest in acting at the time. It was 1998's Dr. Akagi,...

95. Kyoung-gu Sul

Actor | Oasiseu

Kyoung-gu Sul was born on May 1, 1968 in South Korea. He is an actor, known for Oasis (2002), Gonggongui jeog (2002) and So-won (2013).

96. Hye-ja Kim

Actress | Madeo

Hye-ja Kim is an actress, known for Mother (2009), Gae-leul hoom-chi-neun wan-byeok-han bang-beob (2014) and Man chu (1982).

97. Dawei Tong

Actor | Zhong Guo he huo ren

Dawei Tong was born on February 3, 1979 in Fushun, Liaoning Province, China. He is an actor and producer, known for Zhong Guo he huo ren (2013), Red Cliff (2008) and Jin ling shi san chai (2011).

98. Jung-woo Ha

Actor | Shi gan

Jung-woo Ha was born on March 11, 1978 as Sung-hoon Kim. He is an actor and writer, known for Shi gan (2006), Ah-ga-ssi (2016) and The Chaser (2008).

99. Naoto Takenaka

Actor | Muno no hito

Naoto Takenaka was born on March 20, 1956 in Yokohama, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Muno no hito (1991), 119 (1994) and Rendan (2001).

100. Sung Kang

Actor | Furious 6

Sung Kang was born on April 8, 1972 in Gainesville, Georgia, USA. He is an actor, known for Furious 6 (2013), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) and Bullet to the Head (2012).