Matthew Yang King
Matt Yang King is the winner of the CAPE/Hollywood Foreign Press Young Screenwriters Award and the creator, writer and director of The World of Steam; a Twilight Zone-like web series set in a Steampunk universe. Born in New York City, King began playing violin at the age of 5 and started studying Aikido at age 8...
“ As Illidan Stormrage (Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, The Frozen Throne) and Shredder (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows) ” - olesvovchenco
Ron Yuan becomes new series regular on the hit Netflix/ The Weinstein Company's "Marco Polo" created by John Fusco. Yuan Will play Prince Nayan, a fiery eyed descendant of Genghis Khan. Nayan is a converted Christian that rules all of Manchuria and whose closely watched actions will affect Kublai's control of Asia...
“ As all his characters in Fallout New Vegas, Liu Shen Tong, Ponytail and Sam "Dog Eyes" Lee (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
Greg is a Los Angeles-based voice actor best known for his video game work. As a music producer, he has created music for numerous national advertising campaigns, hundreds of mobile games, and his long-standing collaboration with The Lonely Island has allowed his music to be featured on Saturday Night Live...
“ As Emperor Shaohao (World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Malthael (Diabo III: The Reaper of Souls) ” - olesvovchenco
Brian Tee was born in Okinawa, Japan, to a Japanese father and a Korean mother. His family moved to Hacienda Heights, California, when he was two years old. Tee was a star football captain at his Glen A. High School. During high school, he worked at Blackjack Pizza, where fellow Hacienda resident Fergie
“ As Jyunichi (Saints Row 2) ” - olesvovchenco
BD Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in "M. Butterfly." He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent
Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance. He starred in the television series All-American Girl
“ As Captain Li Shang (Kingdom Hearts 2) ” - olesvovchenco
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...
“ As Lisa Wu/Jade (Spawn TV series) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As The Emperor (Kingdom Hearts 2) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Tong Si Hung (Deus Ex: Human Revolution) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Berial (Devil May Cry 4) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Zhao Yun Ru (Deus Ex Human Revolution) ” - olesvovchenco
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...
“ As Jane Teng (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Billie Lurk (Dishohoured) ” - olesvovchenco
With her full lips, accented features and smooth cheekbones you could ski off, Gwendoline Yeo's sultry looks are equal to those of current Asian American 'It' girl, Lucy Liu. A talented Singapore girl on the fast track to stardom, Gwendoline Yeo moved from Singapore to San Francisco with her family...
“ As Domino (Wolverine & The X-Men) ” - olesvovchenco
Raised in Hong Kong, Elizabeth Sung is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. She holds a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School and was a member of The Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Elizabeth studied acting with Sanford Meisner
and Milton Katselas
. She was in the Directing Workshop for Women at the American Film Institute where she made her first award winning film...
“ As Broken Nose Jiang (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
Born and raised in Oregon. Bruce Locke was originally not a martial artist and yet is known for some of the action characters he has portrayed. He played tennis in college and was nationally ranked. He is a single digit handicap golfer and active on the charitable celebrity golf circuit in between roles...
“ As Morikawa (Lollipop Chainsaw) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Splinter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2013) (VG)), Tran (Sleping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Kasumi Goto (Mass Effect 2; 3) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Jackie Chan and Shendu (Jackie Chan Adventures) ” - olesvovchenco
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...
“ As Sandra (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Kyrie (Devil May Cry 4), Catwoman ” - olesvovchenco
Daniel Dae Kim
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 proven to transcend the historical barriers of race and stereotype...
“ As Johnny Gat (Saints Row 2, 4), Hiroshi Sato (Avatar The Legend of Korra) and Fong (Avatar The Legend of Aang) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As General Zhao (Call of Duty: Black Ops II), Raymond Mak and Pockmark Cheuk (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
“ Two Chin Tsao (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
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
to his hilarious...
“ As Henry "Big Smile" Lee (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Mr. Cheng (GTA V) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Ricky Wong (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
Vic grew up in the Chicago area where he excelled in gymnastics, martial arts, and academics. After graduating from Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering, Vic developed medical devices, but later quit to pursue his passion for acting. Vic's talent and hard work have helped him succeed in Hollywood...
“ Johnny Ratface (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Tao Cheng (GTA V) ” - olesvovchenco
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, she moved to London...
“ As Kung Lao (Mortal Kombat 2011) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Nero (Devil May Cry 4) ” - olesvovchenco
Tom Choi was born in Taegu, South Korea and moved to Des Moines, Iowa when he was four years old. After graduating high school, Tom moved to Seattle, Washington where he graduated from The University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in Drama. Moving to Los Angeles, he has continued to act in film...
“ As Liu Kang (Mortal Kombat 2011) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Peggy Li (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Devianti (Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix) ” - olesvovchenco
Will Yun Lee
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 Francisco area with his father...
“ As Wei Shen (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
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...
“ As Viper (Kung Fu Panda movies), Adult Jade (Jackie Chan Adventures) and Vivienne Lu (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
“ Dirty Ming (Sleepng Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
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 Angeles...
“ As Uncle David Wa-Lin Po (Sleping Dogs) and Premier Chen (Call of Duty: Black Ops II) ” - olesvovchenco
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 by Congress...
“ As Iroh (Avatar: The Legend of Aang ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Uncle Chan (Jackie Chan's Adventures), Monk Gyatso and Master Yu (Avatar The Legend of Aang) ” - olesvovchenco
Although primarily known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek
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 Takei on April 20...
“ As The Warden (Avatar The Legend of Aang) and High Mystic (Jackie Chan Adventures) ” - olesvovchenco
“ Wang Ziyang (Beyond Two Souls) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Jackie Ma (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Winston Chu (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
Robin Shou is the fourth child of a Shanghai tailor and homemaker. His family moved to the US in 1971. Their first home in Los Angeles was a 2 bedroom apartment near Olympic and Vermont, today known as Koreatown. Shou didn't start attending martial arts classes until he was 19. He took Kenpo (Karate) classes while attending California State University...
“ As Conroy Wu and Roland Ho (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
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 film projects...
“ As Sonny Wo (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
Raised in South Central Los Angeles, James Lew's destiny was to answer a cattle call in Hollywood for the hugely popular Kung Fu
television series. He went on to star in the now collectible Hong Kong film, Young Dragon
. He made the move to big budget studio films in 1984. John Carpenter
handpicked him as the Martial Arts Choreographer for 20th Century Fox's now cult film...
“ As Sifu Kwok (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
Johnson Phan was born in a refugee camp located in Malaysia (KL) August 6th 1980. His parents and older brother had successfully escaped from communism in Vietnam. Soon after Johnson's birth the Canadian government helped the Phan family safely transition to Canada, and they would eventually settle down in Vancouver calling it home...
“ As Hotshot (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
“ Tiffany (Sleepind Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
Renowned actress Irene Tsu was born April 5, 1943, in Shanghai, China. Her father was a banker and her mother a painter. When the Communists took over China the family left for Taiwan, then Formosa. They later emigrated to New York City, where Irene attended Mamoroneck Elementary and studied ballet...
“ Mrs. Chu (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Suki (Avatar The Legend of Aang) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Triad (Grand Theft Auto: ballad of Gay Tony) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Tao's Translator (GTA V) ” - olesvovchenco
Son of a Japanese father and American mother, James was born in Yokohama and raised in Yamagata, Japan. He was educated in the Japanese system for the nation's compulsory education and moved to the U.S. after high school. He received an MFA in acting and directing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City...
“ As Wu Zi Mu (GTA: San Andreas) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Su Xi Mu (GTA: San Andreas) ” - olesvovchenco
Lauren Tom is an Obie Award-winning actress, known for her roles as a dutiful daughter in the film The Joy Luck Club
, and a recurring role as Ross's girlfriend on NBC's Friends
. Lauren plays the role of "Mai Washington" on the new ABC series Men in Trees
. She recently appeared in a recurring role on the Showtime series Barbershop
“ As Joo Dee (Avatar The Legend of Aang) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Yalia Sagewhisper (World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (2012) (VG)); Lady Deathstrike (Marvel Heroes (2013) (VG)); Rosa (uncredited) ( Sleeping Dogs (2012) (VG)) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Jeong Jeong (Avatar The Legend of Aang) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Ling (Kingdom Hearts 2) ” - olesvovchenco
Jerry Tondo discovered acting while attending high school in San Francisco, CA, USA. He was offered scholarships to play football, but decided to study sociology. He then enrolled in a theater course. He served on the board of directors while participating as a company member of the Asian American Theater Co...
“ As Thien Po (Kingdom Hearts 2) ” - olesvovchenco
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 University; a Master of Arts in American Politics from Johns Hopkins University...
“ As Female Pedestrian 10 (L.A. Noire) Pandaren Female Character (WoW: Mists of Pandaria) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Asuka Kasen (GTA III) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Kenji Kasen (GTA III) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Kang Bramblestaff/Xiao Tu (WoW: Mists of Pandaria) ” - olesvovchenco