Asian Actors & Actresses

by Catsfury | created - 14 Aug 2013 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

1. Tzi Ma

Actor | Arrival

An endlessly imaginative and compelling actor, Tzi Ma has created a score of memorable film, television and stage characters. From his recent roles as Hinh, a deadly efficient assassin and nationalist spy masquerading as Michael Caine's ever-invaluable assistant in The Quiet American (2002) to his ...

2. 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 ...

3. 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,...

4. John Lone

Actor | The Last Emperor

Born Leung Kwok Ng in Hong Kong October 13, 1952, John Lone was spartanly raised by a single mother until the age of 7 when he was sent off to be schooled with the Peking Opera. He never again saw his mother. The Peking Opera could be a brutal and grueling life for a child but he was a diligent and...

5. Allen Keng

Actor | Bulletproof Monk

Allen Keng began his journey into the world of martial arts at the early age of seven. Unfortunately for Allen, his Karate instructor was mean and made him cry, and he vowed never to go back. Years passed and Allen rediscovered martial arts through the legendary Bruce Lee, who portrayed a Chinese ...

6. 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 ...

7. 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 ...

8. Kelly Hu

Actress | The Scorpion King

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...

9. Brittany Ishibashi

Actress | Runaways

Brittany Ishibashi was born on November 2, 1980 in Orange, California, USA as Brittany Mariko Ishibashi. She is an actress, known for Runaways (2017), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) and This Is Us (2016). She has been married to Jeff Horowitz since May 29, 2011. They have ...

10. 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 (2001) and ...

11. Stephany Jacobsen

Actress | Alex Cross

Stephany Jacobsen was born on June 22, 1980 in Hong Kong. She is an actress, known for Alex Cross (2012), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008) and Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007).

12. Smith Cho

Actress | Norbit

Smith Cho is an actress, known for Norbit (2007), Meet Dave (2008) and Fired Up! (2009).

13. Jennifer Del Rosario

Actress | The Last Ship

Jennifer Del Rosario is an actress and producer, known for The Last Ship (2014), Hollywood Wasteland (2010) and Lost Tapes (2008).

14. Lindsay Price

Actress | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Lindsay Price was born on December 6, 1976 in Arcadia, California, USA as Lindsay Jalyn Price. She is an actress, known for NCIS (2003), Club Dread (2004) and How I Met Your Mother (2005). She has been married to Curtis Stone since June 8, 2013. They have two children. She was previously married to ...

15. Reiko Aylesworth

Actress | AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem

Reiko was born in Chicago, IL.. She and her younger brother were raised by their mother who worked in a methadone clinic and later ran a jail. When Reiko was 13 yrs. old, they met the man who would become her stepfather and would introduce her to acting and theater. The family soon moved to ...

16. Katrina Law

Actress | Arrow

Ever since she was a child growing up in South Jersey, Katrina Law had more energy than she knew what to do with. Her mother (being the brilliant mother that she is) recognized this at an early age and enrolled Katrina in a variety of activities ranging from dance and gym classes to karate lessons,...

17. Malese Jow

Actress | The Flash

Malese Jow, originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has developed into an actress, songstress, and entertainer.

Malese began her acting career in 1999 with McDonald's commercials when the head of advertising heard her sing and booked her in several spots and jingles. Then in 2002, at the ripe age of 11, ...

18. Susane Lee

Actress | Rizzoli & Isles

Susane Lee is an actress and producer, known for Rizzoli & Isles (2010), Grey's Anatomy (2005) and The Soloist (2009).

19. Maggie Q

Actress | Divergent

Margaret Denise Quigley was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a father of Polish and Irish descent (originally based in New York) and a Vietnamese mother. Her parents met during the Vietnam War. Maggie has two older half-siblings from her mother's previous marriage, and two older sisters. The family ...

20. Katie Leung

Actress | Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Katie Leung was born in Motherwell, Scotland and began acting at the age of 16 in her first role as Cho Chang in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She is currently studying a BA acting course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2014) and is represented by the literary and talent agency ...

21. Sophie Wu

Actress | Kick-Ass 2

Sophie Wu was born in 1983 in the UK. She is an actress, known for Kick-Ass 2 (2013), Kick-Ass (2010) and Wild Child (2008).

22. Ellen Wong

Actress | Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Ellen Wong was born in Ontario, Canada. 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, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jason Schwartzman. She auditioned ...

23. Madison McLaughlin

Actress | Arrow

Madison Blaine McLaughlin is an American actress best known for her roles in television as Michelle Sovana, the juvenile delinquent turned young boxing protégé in the NBC series Chicago P.D. (2014), and as young hunter Krissy Chambers on CW's hit show Supernatural (2005). Most recently, viewers can...

25. Booboo Stewart

Actor | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Booboo Stewart was thrust into the spotlight with his winning the coveted role of Seth Clearwater in the The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) and reprising the role in both The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012). At age 10 Booboo began his...

26. Byron Mann

Actor | Skyscraper

Byron Mann was born as Byron Chan. He is an actor, known for Skyscraper (2018), The Big Short (2015) and Hell on Wheels (2011).

27. 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 ...

28. James Kyson

Actor | Preacher

One of today's most exciting & versatile actors, voted by Buzzfeed as a Top 10 Asian-American Leading Man, and by TV Guide as "Hollywood's 25 Hottest Body", James recently guest starred in AMC's Preacher, CBS' Elementary and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, and FOX's Sleepy Hollow. He also recently ...

29. Eric Steinberg

Actor | Star Trek: First Contact

Eric Steinberg was born in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is an actor, known for Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Day Break (2006) and Supergirl (2015).

30. Ian Anthony Dale

Actor | Tekken

Ian Anthony Dale was born on July 3, 1978 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. He is an actor, known for Tekken (2010), The Hangover (2009) and Day Break (2006).

31. Françoise Yip

Actress | AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem

Françoise Yip was born on September 4, 1972 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), Blade: Trinity (2004) and Rumble in the Bronx (1995).

32. 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. ...

33. Harry Shum Jr.

Actor | Glee

Harry Shum Jr. was born on April 28, 1982 in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009), Step Up 2: The Streets (2008) and Step Up 3D (2010). He has been married to Shelby Rabara since November 22, 2015.

34. Nicole Gale Anderson

Actress | Beauty and the Beast

Nicole Gale Anderson was born on August 29, 1990 in Rochester, Indiana, USA. She is an actress, known for Beauty and the Beast (2012), Pretty Little Liars (2010) and Red Line (2013).

35. 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...

36. Mark Dacascos

Actor | Le pacte des loups

Mark Dacascos was born on February 26, 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Mark Alan Dacascos. He is known for his work on Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001), Drive (1997) and Only the Strong (1993). He has been married to Julie Condra since January 5, 1998. They have three children.

37. Simon Rhee

Stunts | Inception

Simon Rhee is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a 4th Degree Black Belt in Hap Ki Do. He is a World-Class Martial Artist known for his beautiful kicks and incredible forms, and is a many-time Grand Champion of the tournament circuit. Karate Illustrated noted that, "Simon Rhee has the ...

38. Jason Yee

Actor | The Girl from the Naked Eye

Jason Yee is an actor, director and producer who transitioned from an acclaimed career as a professional martial artist. He was born and raised in Boston's inner city by his single mom and grandparents. In his early 20s Jason won numerous martial arts championships and became the first American to ...

39. Brenda Song

Actress | The Social Network

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 ...

40. 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).

41. 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, ...

42. Tamlyn Tomita

Actress | The Day After Tomorrow

Tamlyn Tomita was born on January 27, 1966 in Okinawa, Japan as Tamlyn Naomi Tomita. She is an actress, known for The Day After Tomorrow (2004), The Eye (2008) and The Karate Kid Part II (1986).

43. Liza Lapira

Actress | 21

Liza Lapira was born in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for 21 (2008), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) and Fast & Furious (2009).

44. Lexa Doig

Actress | Andromeda

Toronto native Alexandra Doig was born on June 8th, 1973, to Filipina mother Gloria and Irish-Scottish father David. Her parents held season tickets to their local theater, and Lexa was inspired to begin acting after seeing a production of "Porgy and Bess" at the age of nine. She dropped out of ...

45. Julia Ling

Actress | Bonds of Brotherhood

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 ...

46. Michelle Krusiec

Actress | The Invitation

At the age of 12, a talent agent scouted Michelle Krusiec in her hometown of Virginia Beach. She began formal training at the Virginia Governor's Magnet School for the Arts and graduated with a Theatre and English Degree from Virginia Tech in 1995. She completed additional studies on scholarship at...

47. Grace Park

Actress | Battlestar Galactica

Grace Park (born March 14, 1974) is an American-Canadian actress. She gained recognition as Sharon "Boomer" Valerii and Sharon "Athena" Agathon on Battlestar Galactica, as well as Shannon Ng in the Canadian television series teen soap Edgemont. Park stars as Officer Kono Kalakaua in the CBS ...

48. Kristin Kreuk

Actress | EuroTrip

Kristin Kreuk was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Deanna Che, who is of Chinese ancestry, and Peter Kreuk, who is of Dutch descent. Her parents are landscape architects. She attended and graduated from Eric Hamber High School. Although she did some stage work in school, she focused ...

49. 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...

50. Linda Park

Actress | Bosch

Linda Park was born on July 9, 1978 in South Korea. She is an actress and producer, known for Bosch (2014), Claws (2017) and Castle (2009). She has been married to Daniel Bess since October 11, 2014.

51. Jeananne Goossen

Actress | Falcon Beach

Jeananne Goossen is a dual citizen of the US and Canada, raised in Toronto, New York and various cities in Japan.

Her mother, Tam Goossen, is from Hong Kong and became an activist and municipally elected official in education after immigrating to Toronto. Her father, Ted Goossen, from Manhattan, NY,...

52. Gemma Chan

Actress | Humans

Gemma Chan was born on November 29, 1982 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Humans (2015), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) and Submarine (2010).

53. Tia Carrere

Actress | True Lies

Tia Carrere was born Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo on January 2, 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii. While attending Sacred Hearts Academy, Tia was discovered in a Waikiki grocery store and landed the female lead in the indie movie Aloha Summer (1988). Although her passion has always been singing (grandmother ...

54. Clyde Kusatsu

Actor | Paradise Road

Clyde Kusatsu was born on September 13, 1948 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. He is an actor, known for Paradise Road (1997), The Interpreter (2005) and Midway (1976). He has been married to Gayle Shuffler since August 29, 1976. They have two children.

55. Masi Oka

Actor | Heroes

Masayori "Masi" Oka is a Japanese American actor, producer and digital effects artist. He became widely known for his role on NBC's Heroes as Hiro Nakamura and in CBS' Hawaii Five-0 as Doctor Max Bergman. Oka was born in Tokyo, Japan, to Setsuko Oka. His parents divorced when he was one month old; ...

56. 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...

57. 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 ...

58. 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, ...

59. Peter Shinkoda

Actor | I, Robot

Peter Shinkoda was born and raised in Montreal. After having studied Civil Engineering at the University of Western Ontario and Post Production for Film and Television at UCLA in the 90's, Peter decided to focus on his acting and put his then job as an assistant film editor on hold. Since then ...

60. Daniel Henney

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Daniel Henney was born on November 28, 1979 in Carson City, Michigan, USA as Daniel Phillip Henney. He is an actor, known for X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Big Hero 6 (2014) and The Last Stand (2013).

61. James Adam Lim

Actor | CSI: Cyber

James was born in Dallas, Texas to parents of Korean heritage. He has an older brother in New York City. James grew up in Plano, Texas where he excelled in Tae Kwon Do and football. After his junior year of nursing school at Baylor University, he caught the acting bug through community theater. He ...

62. Brian Yang

Actor | The Man with the Iron Fists

Brian Yang, whom was born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in the bay area. Brian Yang (nickname-Wei) is a second generation Chinese American that began his acting career after he had attended the University of California (Berkeley) where he studied biology and dramatic arts. Most recently, he was the ...

63. Steven Yeun

Actor | Okja

Steven Yeun was born in Seoul, South Korea and his family first immigrated to Canada and stayed there for one year and moved to United States. He began acting when studying at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI. When he realized his love for acting he went to study theatre in college instead of med...

64. 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...

65. 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 ...

66. Jon Foo

Actor | Tekken

Jon Foo Born Jonathan Patrick (Griffin) Foo is of Irish and Chinese Heritage From London England. As a natural athlete Jon was able to find work performing acrobatic feats and demonstrating Martial arts weaponry at events, Festivals (Glastonbury) Commercials, National Idents (BBC) and Film (Shadow ...

67. Michael Copon

Actor | Fearless

Michael Copon was born on November 13, 1982 in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA as Michael Sowell Copon. He is an actor and producer, known for Fearless (2015), 247°F (2011) and Power Rangers Time Force (2001).

68. Terry Chen

Actor | House of Cards

Terry Chen was born in Edmonton, Alberta, to a Taiwanese father and Chinese mother. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in order to pursue his dream of being an actor, after two years traveling throughout Cuba and the Cayman Islands. He made his debut in a supporting role as 'Ben Fong Torres' ...

69. Sab Shimono

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Sab Shimono was born on July 31, 1937 in Sacramento, California, USA as Saburo Shimono. He is an actor, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993), Southland Tales (2006) and Waterworld (1995). He has been married to Steve Alden Nelson since 2008.

70. Reggie Lee

Actor | Grimm

Reggie Lee was born in Quezon City, Philippines as Reggie Valdez. He is known for his work on Grimm (2011), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007).

71. Chin Han

Actor | The Dark Knight

Named one of Asia's 25 greatest actors of all time by CNNGo (a division of CNN) alongside stars like Japan's Toshiro Mifune and India's Amitabh Bachchan and nominated for Variety's Asian Star of the Year Award in 2013, Chin Han's 20 year career has spanned many international theater, television and...

72. 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 ...

73. James Hong

Actor | Big Trouble in Little China

James Hong was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He studied civil engineering at the University of Minnesota, but at some point along the way became interested in acting. He graduated from the University of Southern California and practiced for 1½ years as a road engineer with the County of Los ...

74. Celina Jade

Actress | The Man with the Iron Fists

Celina Horan, professionally known as Celina Jade, is a Chinese American actress, model, singer/songwriter and martial artist most known for her work as "Shado" in the CW series Arrow. Jade's acting career started in Hong Kong in 2007. She was cast as the leading lady in her first film, Legendary ...

75. Michael Shen

Actor | Law & Order

Michael Shen was born on March 31, 1978 in New York City, New York, USA as Michael Edward Shen. He is an actor, known for Law & Order (1990), The Orville (2017) and The Hurricane Fist (2009).

76. 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).

77. Eriko Tamura

Actress | Dragonball Evolution

Eriko made her acting debut at age 14 in the highly acclaimed Asian feature film, "Flowerly Afternoon," which was directed by Kazuki Omori, best known in the U.S. for his work with the famous "Godzilla" television series. Eriko rose to fame when she joined the popular TV show "Go with the Wild!" as...

78. Hoon Lee

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Hoon Lee was born on July 18, 1973 in Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA as Tong Hoon Lee. He is an actor, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), Premium Rush (2012) and Banshee (2013). He has been married to Sekiya Billman since October 26, 2008.

79. Hailee Steinfeld

Actress | True Grit

Hailee Steinfeld was born on December 11, 1996 in Tarzana, California, to Cheri (Domasin), an interior designer, and Peter Steinfeld, a personal fitness trainer. She has a brother, Griffin. Her uncle is Jake Steinfeld, a fitness trainer, and her great-uncle is actor Larry Domasin. Her father is of ...

80. Kea Wong

Actress | X-Men: The Last Stand

Kea Wong is an actress, known for X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X2 (2003) and Snow Day (2000).

81. Lynn Chen

Actress | Saving Face

Lynn Chen began performing on the Lincoln Center Stage at the age of 5. She made her movie debut in Sony Pictures Classic's Saving Face, a role that won her the title of "Outstanding Newcomer" at the 2006 AXAwards. Since then, she has become a fixture on the film festival circuit - including ...

82. China Chow

Actress | The Big Hit

China Chow, born in London, is known to divide her time between New York City and Los Angeles. She is the child of late model/designer Tina Chow (who died of AIDS in 1992) and restaurateur Michael Chow (whose Mr. Chow restaurants are the talk of the town in London, Manhattan and Beverly Hills), and...

83. Olivia Munn

Actress | The Newsroom

Lisa Olivia Munn was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her mother, Kimberly Schmid, lived in Vietnam, and is of Chinese ancestry, while her father, Winston Barrett Munn, is from a family with deep roots in the American South. Olivia's parents divorced when she was two years old, and she was raised ...

84. Sandrine Holt

Actress | House of Cards

Sandrine Holt made her feature film debut in Bruce Beresford's epic Black Robe (1991), which earned her a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She has starred in such films as Rapa Nui (1994), Dance Me Outside (1994) and Pocahontas: The Legend (1995). In addition, she co-starred with ...

85. Emily Chang

Actress | The Vampire Diaries

Emily Chang was born as Emily Chi-Hua Chang. She is an actress and writer, known for The Vampire Diaries (2009), Total Recall (2012) and The Bold Type (2017). She has been married to Alex Rubens since September 22, 2012.

86. John Cho

Actor | Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

John Yohan Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea, but moved to Los Angeles, California as a child, where his father was a Christian minister. Cho was educated at Herbert Hoover High School at Glendale before moving on to the University of California at Berkeley where he studied English Literature. ...

87. Hira Ambrosino

Actress | Chance

Hira Ambrosino was born & raised in Japan. She grew up in different cities in Japan, including Nagoya, Tokyo, Yokohama, and Shizuoka. Studied music composition and classical piano performance at the Oberlin College Conservatory of music. She has a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Towson ...

88. Tim Kang

Actor | Rambo

Tim Kang was born on March 16, 1973 in San Francisco, California, USA as Yila Timothy Kang. He is an actor and producer, known for Rambo (2008), Two Weeks Notice (2002) and The Forgotten (2004).

89. 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 ...

90. Deborah S. Craig

Actress | Ghost Town

Deborah S. Craig is best known for originating the role of Marcy Park on Broadway in William Finn's Tony award winning musical, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee", dir. by James Lapine. Based on her own over achieving childhood, it earned her critical acclaim, a Drama Desk Award and the ...

91. Dichen Lachman

Actress | Lust for Love

Dichen Lachman was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, to a Tibetan mother and Australian father. Until the age of seven, she lived in Kathmandu with her parents and extended family. Following that, she moved to Adelaide, Australia, with her parents. After dropping out of university, Dichen took up acting ...

92. Dora Madison

Actress | Friday Night Lights

Dora Madison was born and raised in Hutto Texas, the youngest of seven kids.

Dora stars as new paramedic "Chili" on NBC's "Chicago Fire." She will next be seen in the "Unt. Terrence Malick Project" and Paramount's "That's What I'm Talking About" from director Richard Linklater. Earlier this year ...

93. C.S. Lee

Actor | Dexter

C.S. Lee got the acting bug his junior year of High School while playing football. Film became his passion. He attended Cornish College of the Arts on an acting scholarship and graduated with his BFA. He continued his acting training at the Yale School of Drama graduating with an MFA. He then spent...

94. 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...

95. Michael Paul Chan

Actor | Falling Down

Michael Paul Chan was born on June 26, 1950 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Falling Down (1993), The Goonies (1985) and Spy Game (2001). He has been married to Christina Ann Chan since January 11, 1975. They have one child.

96. 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 ...

97. Collin Chou

Actor | The Matrix Reloaded

Collin Chou was born on August 11, 1967 in Taiwan as Hsiao-Lung Chou. He is known for his work on The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003) and The Forbidden Kingdom (2008). He has been married to Wanda Yung since December 10, 1997. They have two children.

98. Jason Chong

Actor | Marco Polo

Jason Chong was born on October 29, 1969 in Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is an actor, known for Marco Polo (2014), Little Fish (2005) and Janet King (2014).

99. Kelvin Han Yee

Actor | Scorpion

Kelvin Han Yee is an American actor of Asian decent who's career spans over 30 years of film, television and theater. He was discovered by the American Conservatory Theatre working as a bouncer but then went on to act at regional theaters like Oregon Shakespeare Festival at Ashland, Berkeley ...

100. Brandon Soo Hoo

Actor | Tropic Thunder

Brandon Soo Hoo was born on November 2, 1995 in Pasadena, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Tropic Thunder (2008), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and Ender's Game (2013).