This is just East Asia. The list is from most to not-so-most. *Note* This isn't my full list, but imdb doesn't have everyone and I try to keep it with people who have pictures...
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
Natalie Jackson Mendoza was born in Hong Kong of a Filipina/Spanish Jazz musician father and German/English mother. She had a bohemian upbringing with her six artist siblings living all over the world in Asia, Australia, England and NYC. She was raised as a child in Hong Kong and Australia. She studied Classical Acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School UK and Playhouse West LA...
Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1985, Aya Ueto received her first break in August 1997 when, at the age of 11, she won the Special Jury Prize at the 7th All-Japan Bishoujo Contest. After this initial success, she tried her hand at both acting and singing, appearing in various minor TV drama roles, as well as a low budget action movie...
On February 13th, 1968, a girl of Chinese, English, and Hawaiian ancestry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father, Herbert, was a salesman and her mother, Juanita, worked many odd jobs to help support the family. She has one older brother, Glenn. She is a former Miss Teen USA, and modeled in Japan and Italy for several months before deciding to relocate to L.A...
Brenda Song was born in Carmichael, California. Her father is Hmong and her mother is Thai-American. Brenda, her parents, and her younger brothers Timmy and Nathan now live in a suburb of Los Angeles. Brenda was named an All-American Scholar in ninth grade and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She stars as London Tipton...
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
there, she tried out, and was successful, appearing in the San Diego based fourteenth season...
Singapore-born, Houston-raised Tila "Tequila" Nguyen has become a pop culture sensation. She is one of the most popular personalities in cyberspace, breaking records on MySpace, with a record breaking 1.4 million friends, as well as Facebook. Raised in a Buddhist temple, the Vietnamese teenager soon rebelled against her strict upbringing...
Ellen Wong was born in Ontario, Canada. The first film she watched in a movie theatre was "Titanic". Her favourite actress is Kate Winslet. Her first role was on the award winning television series "This is Wonderland". She is best known for her role as Knives Chau in "Scott Pilgrim VS The World", starring alongside Michael Cera...
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...
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...
Born in Taiwan, Qi Shu has won the prestigious Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan (regarded as the East Asian Oscars) for Best Supporting Actress. She has also received a nomination for Best Actress from the Golden Horse Awards. She appeared with Jackie Chan
in the romantic comedy Gorgeous
Born in New York but raised in California, Devon Aoki is no stranger to the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Her father is former Olympic wrestler and Benihana restaurant magnate Rocky Aoki
and her mother is Pamela Hilburger, a jewelry designer. Devon is of Japanese (from her father) and German and English (from her mother) ancestry...
Born in the city of Cheng Du in southern China, Bai Ling began her career at age of 14. She enlisted In the Chinese People's Liberation Army, where she spent three years in a performance troupe entertaining soldiers stationed in Tibet. She first gained the attention of audiences and critics alike when she won the coveted lead role opposite Richard Gere
in Jon Avnet
's Red Corner
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...