My favourite actors/actresses, singers, artists and other celebrities from countries like China, Japan, Korea, Philipines, Vietnam, Taiwan and the like. They only need to have Asian blood, they could be from eg. USA or Germany.
I will add more people as I watch more films/tv-shows and listen to more music. This is also in random order. Feel free to give me ideas for people to check out, and I might add them to the list as well.
Wei Zhao was born in Wuhu, Anhui province. She is the second child of her family. Because she is the only girl, Zhao's father named her Wei, literally "Rose". Her father was a senior engineer, her mother was a music teacher. After filming A Soul Haunted By Painting (1994) as a figurant, Wei Zhao was inspired by Li Gong's performance and deter-minded to be an actor...
“ One of my favourite Chinese singers. She I have yet to watch her films, but she looks promising. ” - amanda_mauno
“ I just love her with Ami in PUFFY! they are great. I have yet to watch her film. ” - amanda_mauno
“ I have only seen some of her, but I do think she is amazing. ” - amanda_mauno
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 Peak on April 7...
“ He is so funny and great at almost anything! I have yet to see a lot more from him, though. ” - amanda_mauno
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 met Soo Lim Yee...
“ I think she is great as Mulan, but i have yet took for more from her. ” - amanda_mauno
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 in 1989...
“ I have only seen her in Memoirs of a Geisha, but she was so amazing and I really want to see more of her. ” - amanda_mauno
Ken Watanabe was born on October 21, 1959 in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. In 1978, he moved to Tokyo to pursue his career as an actor. He drew the attention of the critics when Yukio Ninagawa
, a famous Japanese director, chose him for the lead role in one of his plays even though Ken was still an acting student...
“ He is an amazing actor. I just love the way he acts and he himself as a person. ” - amanda_mauno
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 then-British colony of Hong Kong...
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 ballet dancer and eventually studied drama at the National Theatre School in Montreal...
“ I just think she was amazing as Sayuri and I definetley want to see more of her! ” - amanda_mauno
“ She has an amazing voice and together with Yumi, she is even better! ” - amanda_mauno
“ She has one of the most beautiful voices ever! She's so talented! ” - amanda_mauno
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 Geik. She spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, she moved to London, England to study at the Royal Academy as a teenager...
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. Once relegated to "ethnic" parts...
This unique actress was born in 1952 in Tokyo. She is the daughter of a professor of international politics and a jewel designer. She began studying ballet at young age and attended the British Royal Academy of Dance for 3 years from the age of 12. Since her movie debut in 1971, she has won many awards...
Born in Japan but raised in Korea, actor Soon-Teck Oh (or Soon-Tek Oh or Soon-Taik Oh) is of Korean heritage. He 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 company...
Lea Salonga began her singing career at the age of ten, when she recorded her first album, Small Voice. She also hosted her own musical TV show, "Love, Lea". She starred in "Miss Saigon" and was then offered the role of the singing voice of Jasmine in the Disney film Aladdin
. She has continued to record albums. Lea has performed for Queen Elizabeth II
, George Bush
, and Bill Clinton