Asian Actresses

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Ming-Na Wen
Actress, Mulan
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...
 
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Yunjin Kim
Actress, Lost
 
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Li Gong
Actress, 2046
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...
 
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Grace Huang
Actress, Infini
With eight feature films and four television series to her name, Grace Huang represents the best of East meets West. Trilingual in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, Grace has worked in award winning films and blockbusters in the Asia Pacific region and was honored with the Best Actress Award at the 2011...
 
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Wei Zhao
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...
 
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Arden Cho
Actress, Teen Wolf
 
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Ji-hyun Jun
Actress, My Sassy Girl
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 movie debut came in White Valentine (1999)...
 
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Chiaki Kuriyama
Chiaki Kuriyama she was born in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki. Kuriyama was a popular model during Japan's child model boom in the mid-1990s. In 1997, she appeared in the photobooks Shinwa-Shojo (Girl of Myth) and Shojokan (Girl's Residence), photographed by Kishin Shinoyama. Shinwa-Shojo became a best-seller but...
 
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Qi Shu
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 ("Gorgeous")...
 
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Gemma Chan
Actress, Humans
 
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Hana Mae Lee
Actress, Pitch Perfect
Hana Mae Lee began her career modeling and doing commercials from the age of 16. Booking over four dozen national campaigns, she modeled for campaigns such as Jeep, Honda, Verizon, Apple, Sebastian, American Express, Nokia, Midori, and has shot with some of the worlds top photographers such as Ellen Von Unwerth...
 
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Qing Xu
Actress, Looper
Summer Qing is a native of Beijing, and graduated from Beijing Film Academy's renowned performing division. She made an attention-grabbing film debut as the female lead in Kaige Chen's 1990 Cannes Film Festival-competing Life on a String (Life on a String), about a pair of blind musicians in a rural village...
 
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Ko Shibasaki
Actress, 47 Ronin
Kou Shibasaki was born on the 5th august 1981 in Tokyo, her real name is Yukie Yamamura (Shibasaki Kou it's a main character of her favorite manga). She started her career at 14 when her talent was discovered by a star agent. She has worked in many TV shows and commercials. She's beginning to be more...
 
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Yifei Liu
Liu Yifei Born in Wuhan, Hubei province of China 1987 August 25th, She began modeling at the age of 8 and was trained in singing, dancing and the piano. Moving to the United States at 10 with her mother, Liu lived there for four years. She returned to China in June 2002 to pursue a modeling and acting career...
 
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Kelly Hu
Actress, X2
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...
 
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Aya Ueto
Actress, Azumi
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...
 
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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 there, she tried out, and was successful, appearing in the San Diego based fourteenth season...
 
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Julia Ling
Actress, Chuck
Most notably known for her work on prime time television on shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, House (FOX), ER, Grey's Anatomy, The OC, 8 Simple Rules (Disney), The Deep End (ABC), and the critically acclaimed Aaron Sorkin series, Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip (NBC), Julia Ling starred as the popular "nerd-herder" Anna Wu on Chuck...
 
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Krystal Vee
Krystal Vee is known for her performance in "Scorpion King 3," which played the role of Princess Silda, directed by Roel Reine. Born in Bangkok, Thailand as the second daughter of a Thai father and a British mother. As a result of her father's Diplomatic work she spent a total of six years living in Russia where she attended an Anglo-American School...
 
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Elodie Yung
Elodie Yung was born in Paris, France, of Cambodian and French descent. She grew up in Seine-saint-Denis, in Le Bourget, where she practiced karate and obtained her black belt. She graduated from University of La Sorbonne in Paris and has a law degree. She then decided to study acting at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in London.
 
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Shay Mitchell
Shay Mitchell was born Shannon Mitchell in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to a Filipino mother and a father of Irish and Scottish descent. Even as a young child, she was interested in the performing arts, declaring to her parents that she would pursue such a career. Shay began dance lessons at the age of five...
 
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Sara Malakul Lane
Sara Malakul Lane is a successful Thai model and actress. She began modeling at the age of 14, and has also been in a number of big screen movies including Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Sara is a model of Thai-English descent. Her father is an English businessman named Alistair Lane. Her mother is named Madam Tuptim Malakul Na Ayuthaya.
 
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Sarah Lian
Actress, Jasmine
Sarah was born in Taiping, Perak, Malaysia. She lived in California, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur before her family settled in Vancouver, where she mainly grew up. After completing high school in Vancouver, she went on to Toronto's Ryerson University for her Fashion Communications degree. In 2008, while revisiting her roots in Malaysia...
 
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Wulan Guritno
Wulan Lorraine Guritno was born in London, England. She is an Indonesian actress. She began her career as a presenter in the Italian League Highlights on RCTI television station, which later became the Lega Calcio. A year later, during World Cup 2002, she hosted World Cup-Tainment on RCTI television station in Indonesia. She became the presenter of Euro 2004 on the same television station...
 
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Devon Diep
Actress, The Heat
 
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Kristin Kimiya
Actress, Open the Door
Kristin Kimiya is an Asian American actress, producer and writer. She began her training at Playhouse West, founded by Robert Carnegie and Jeff Goldblum, and continued under the instruction of Bobbie Shaw Chance and Billy Hufsey. She has also studied comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Los Angeles and Actors Comedy Studio.
 
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Ming Zhao
Ming Zhao was born in Hunan, China. When she was 11 her family emigrated to the US and settled in New York City. She attended the High School of Fashion Industries and then the Fashion Institute of Technology, receiving a BA in Fashion Design. She began modeling after graduation, although she had entered some modeling and design contests while in high school...
 
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Chantal Thuy
A native-born Montreal Canadian, Chantal Thuy trained at the prestigious Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. New York City Stage credits include Pan Asian Repertory Theater's Vietnamese play "We Are", the international Galli Theatre, "Cinderella", Harold Clurman Lab Theatre's "The Seagull" (Nina) and "Winter's Tale" (Perdita)...
 
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Hedy Wong
Actress, Coming Up
 
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Ellen Wong
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...
 
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Rachel Huxtable
Actress, Hunters
Rachel Jessica Huxtable is best known for her work on the Syfy Channel's Hunters (2016) and prime time series Neighbours, Offspring, Thank God You're Here, Wilfred, The Beautiful Lie and more. She was born and raised in Melbourne Australia and made her screen debut in Australian feature film Hating Alison Ashley.
 
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Sei Ashina
Actress, Silk
 
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Narisa Suzuki
Narisa Suzuki is an award-winning actress who works in motion pictures, television, commercials, and modeling. Narisa's interest in the performing arts began as a child in Japan, where she spent several years studying both musical theater and opera. She moved to the United States to further her professional training and pursue opportunities in the American entertainment industry.
 
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Ellen Ho
Actress, Taken 3
 
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Wen Liu
Wen Liu is an international fashion supermodel best known for her work as a Victoria's Secret lingerie model, Estée Lauder among other high profile brands. She appeared in four Victoria's Secret Fashion shows from 2009 through 2012. Wen had been a face of Estée Lauder since 2010. Liu has appeared on the cover or has been featured in many international fashion magazines including Vogue...
 
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Eva Mah
Actress, Don Jon
 
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Miho Ando
Actress, Neon Daze
 
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Kelsey Wang
Actress, Daredevil
Kelsey Wang has just finished playing Liuli in the U.S. Premiere of Chimerica (2014 Olivier and Evening Standard Award for Best Play), which is now Helen Hayes recommended. She will be next seen as the lead of Pan Asian Repertory Theatre's world premiere of A Dream of Red Pavilions. She will also appear as Yi-Tian in Journey to the East...
 
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Sayo
Actress, City of Scars
 
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Sara Malakul Lane
Sara Malakul Lane is a successful Thai model and actress. She began modeling at the age of 14, and has also been in a number of big screen movies including Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Sara is a model of Thai-English descent. Her father is an English businessman named Alistair Lane. Her mother is named Madam Tuptim Malakul Na Ayuthaya.
 
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Natalie Mendoza
Actress, The Descent
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...
 
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Michelle Ang
Michelle is already well known around the world from her work as a regular cast member on the Australian show "Neighbours", "Outrageous Fortune" and the hit teen show "The Tribe". She won "Best Actress in A Feature Film" at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards 2011 for "My Wedding and Other Secrets", and was nominated for a Logie for her role in "Neighbours"...
 
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Julisita Salcedo
Julisita Salcedo was born in Vietnam. She was raised in Washington, D.C. and went to school there as well as Maryland, where she graduated with a B.S. in Information System. After appearing in "Pain and Gain", directed by Michael Bay, she made her Hollywood debut in "Drop Dead Diva" for 4 episodes.
 
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Steph Song
Actress, War
Voted as the "#1 Sexiest Woman in the World 2006" by FHM readers in Asia, and one of the "10 People in Entertainment to Look Out For" in Canada 2006 by Playback, Steph Song also has degrees in Nursing and Journalism. She started as a television host for National Geographic's EarthPulse and her Asian sitcom Achar! made her a star in Asia...
 
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Sonia Couling
Born in Thailand, half-Thai, half English Sonia, or Pim, as warmly known amongst friends and family, has been working as a professional model since being discovered at age 13. She attended boarding school and University in the UK and worked with Storm Agency landing ads for L'Oreal UK and many fashion spreads...
 
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Krystal Vee
Krystal Vee is known for her performance in "Scorpion King 3," which played the role of Princess Silda, directed by Roel Reine. Born in Bangkok, Thailand as the second daughter of a Thai father and a British mother. As a result of her father's Diplomatic work she spent a total of six years living in Russia where she attended an Anglo-American School...
 
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Ase Wang
Actress, Suay Laak Sai
Ase, one of the most successful young models in Thailand, comes from a background of mixed heritage with Chinese and Swedish parentage. She is fluent in English, Swedish and semi-fluent in Mandarin and Thai. Having grown up in Singapore, but based in Bangkok, Thailand, she has worked in various countries across the globe and starred in over twenty commercials which have aired worldwide...
 
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Jessika Van
Actress, Paper Lotus
Jessika Van started in music as a classically-trained pianist and singer. As a child, she won dance competition titles and music awards that led to her performing for local Philharmonic Society events and the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson. As an actress, Jessika broke onto the Hollywood scene in MTV's critically-acclaimed comedy...
 
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Vienna Hehir
Actress, Darc
Canadian actress, Vienna Hehir, has worked throughout the country as well as Malaysia, Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Recently appearing in multiple series and film projects, Hehir's unique look and charismatic flair transforms her from a sweet secretary, to a sexy undercover CSIS agent, to a desperate teenage mother...