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1. Jackie Chan Jackie Chan Actor, Rush Hour Apprenticed to the China Drama Academy (or "opera school") by his parents at the age of 6, Jackie Chan was rigorously trained in music, dance, and traditional martial arts. A visiting filmmaker offered Chan his first (tiny) role as a stunt player. Chan took the part, and soon left the Opera to pursue the world of film...
2. Romola Garai Romola Garai Actress, Amazing Grace Born in Hong Kong to father Adrian (banker) and mother Janet (journalist), Romola Garai's unusual name is the female version of Romolo, an Italian name for boys (from Latin Romulus, the founder of Rome). She grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong until she was eight when her family returned to lay roots in Wiltshire...
3. Celina Jade Celina Jade Actress, Legendary Assassin Celina Jade is a quadruple threat: an actress, singer/songwriter, model and martial artist. Born in Hong Kong to American Kung Fu star, Roy Horan (who shared the big screen with the legendary Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan), action fighting has been in Celina's blood from an early age and her passion shows in her lead role in Legendary Assassin...
4. Stephanie Jacobsen Stephanie Jacobsen Actress, Alex Cross
5. Yun-Fat Chow Yun-Fat Chow Actor, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 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. Born in 1955 on the quiet island of Lamma, part of the then British colony of Hong Kong near its famous Victoria Harbour...
6. Katrina Kaif Katrina Kaif Actress, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Katrina Kaif is one of eight siblings, all girls, from a mother who is a Caucasian of British Nationality, and a father who was formerly from Kashmir, India, but who has since acquired British citizenship. Her mother is now re-settled in Chennai (formerly known as Madras), the Capital of the state of Tamil Nadu in India...
7. Robin Shou Robin Shou Actor, Mortal Kombat 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...
8. Tony Chiu Wai Leung Tony Chiu Wai Leung Actor, Hero Tony Leung Chiu Wai was born in Hong Kong on 27 June 1962. He and his younger sister were raised by their mother after his father left them. In 1982, after passing the training courses of TVB, Tony became a TV actor and became famous for his comedy style in such TV shows as Lu ding ji or Jue dai shuang jiao...
9. Stephen Chow Stephen Chow Actor, Kung Fu Hustle Born Chow Sing-Chi in Hong Kong on June twenty-second, 1962, Stephen Chow spent his youth days with three sisters in Shanghai, China. He developed an interest in the martial arts after witnessing the talent of Bruce Lee, where he began training in the style of Wing Chun, which was one of Bruce Lee's specialties...
10. Maggie Cheung Maggie Cheung Actress, In the Mood for Love Maggie Cheung was born on September 20, 1964, in Hong Kong, and moved at the age of eight with her family to England. After finishing secondary school, she returned to Hong Kong, where she began modeling and appearing in commercials. In 1983 she participated in the Ms. Hong Kong pageant, winning first runner-up...
11. Andy Lau Andy Lau Actor, Infernal Affairs
12. Sammo Hung Kam-Bo Sammo Hung Kam-Bo Actor, Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster 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 of 12...
13. Natalie Mendoza Natalie Mendoza Actress, The Descent Natalie Jackson Mendoza was born in Hong Kong of a Filipina/Spanish Jazz musician father and German/English mother (Batenburg/Mount Batten family).She had a bohemian upbringing with her 6 artist siblings living all over the world in South East Asia, Australia , England and NYC. She was raised as a child in Hong Kong and Australia...
14. Tony Leung Ka Fai Tony Leung Ka Fai Actor, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
15. Sally Phillips Sally Phillips Actress, Bridget Jones's Diary
16. John Lone 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...
17. Tzi Ma Tzi Ma Actor, Rush Hour 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...
18. Anthony Wong Chau-Sang Anthony Wong Chau-Sang Actor, Infernal Affairs Anthony Wong Chau-Sang was born to a British father and a Chinese mother. He never knew his father, since the man left his family when Wong was four years old. He trained acting at ATV and later enrolled into the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. After working in several TV Series, he shot to...
19. Nicholas Tse Nicholas Tse Actor, New Police Story Nicholas was born in Hong Kong, China. He attended school in Vancouver, Canada. He also attended school for a short time in Phoenix, Arizona before moving back to Hong Kong with his parents Patrick Yin Tse and Deborah Dik, and his sister, Jennifer (Ting Ting). Nicholas started his singing career around 1997.
20. Johnnie To Johnnie To Producer, Election With over thirty directing and producing credits to his name, Johnnie To enjoyed international breakthroughs with Election, Triad Election (aka "Triad Election") and Exiled; those films enjoyed multiple international film festival appearances and were separately sold to more than 21 foreign territories (including theatrical distributions in France and USA)...
21. Shannon Maree Walsh Shannon Maree Walsh Actress, My Soul to Take
22. Simon Yam Simon Yam Actor, Ip Man
23. Karen Mok Karen Mok Actress, Shaolin Soccer
24. Biao Yuen Biao Yuen Actor, Once Upon a Time in China Yuen Biao is regarded as one of the most acrobatic martial artists ever. Unfortunately, he is still underrated and not as popular as other contemporaries such as Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, and Jet Li even though he is the most critically acclaimed out of all of them and the most talented as well...
25. Siu-Wong Fan Siu-Wong Fan Actor, Ip Man Siu-Wong Fan was born in Hong Kong in 1973, the son of 1970s kung fu film actor Mei-Sheng Fan. At the age of 14, Siu-Wong traveled to Xushou on the request of his father to take up martial arts because he was virtually a toothpick. There, Siu-Wong studied gymnastics, kung fu, and taekwondo. Fan made his film debut as a teen in Zhi fa xian feng (1986)...
26. Anita Mui Anita Mui Actress, Rumble in the Bronx With a career that began in her early childhood, Anita Mui is the queen of Hong Kong's pop-music industry. After she won a singing contest in 1982, her life in the limelight began. In the early stages of her career her image was a little bit tomboy-ish and sexy (which was the reason she was called the "Madonna of Hong Kong")...
27. Nancy Kwan Nancy Kwan Actress, Flower Drum Song At just 18, Nancy Kwan was studying dance with England's Royal Ballet School, when she was spotted by producer Ray Stark, who tested her and gave her the starring role of a free-spirited Hong Kong prostitute who captivates artist William Holden in The World of Suzie Wong. She followed it the next year with the hit musical...
28. Louis Koo Louis Koo Actor, Drug War
29. Karis Campbell Karis Campbell Actress, Joe Killionaire
30. Wayne Wang Wayne Wang Director, Maid in Manhattan
31. Leslie Cheung Leslie Cheung Actor, Farewell My Concubine Leslie Cheung was the youngest of 10 children. His father was tailor to the late William Holden. Leslie's parents divorced when he was young, and he claims this is one reason for his disinterest in marriage. Following graduation from secondary school, he studied at Leeds University in Great Britain...
32. Donald Li Donald Li Actor, The Avengers
33. Ronny Yu Ronny Yu Director, Fearless Born in Hong Kong, Ronny Yan-Tai Yu dreamed of making films since he was a child. At only 9 months of age, Yu contracted polio, resulting in a long recovery that prevented him from developing an active childhood and had to spend much time in isolation. To cope with the loneliness, Yu created fantasy worlds of his own...
34. Wah Yuen Wah Yuen Actor, Kung Fu Hustle
35. Clara Blandick Clara Blandick Actress, The Wizard of Oz Clara Blandick was a character actress who was born aboard an American ship off the coast of Hong Kong on June 4, 1880. Little is known about her early life until she became an actress. Although she appeared in 118 films, she was primarily a stage actress. Clara actually began her film career at a late age...
36. Gavin Stenhouse Gavin Stenhouse Actor, The Malay Chronicles: Bloodlines Gavin is an Actor & Musician born in Hong Kong. When he was 9 he moved to Lewes, a small town in the South of England. He later moved to London to train at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he graduated in 2007. He currently lives in Venice, California.
37. Kwok-Kwan Chan Kwok-Kwan Chan Actor, Kung Fu Hustle
38. Richard Cawthorne Richard Cawthorne Actor, Razor Eaters Born and raised in Hong Kong to Australian parents, Richard grew up in the region during the last years of British rule. His father Russell Cawthorne was an executive for Golden Harvest Studios, and his mother Zelda, a journalist and Arts and Features editor for Hong Kong's South China Morning Post. Since arriving in Australia in the mid 90s...
39. Corey Yuen Corey Yuen Miscellaneous Crew, The Transporter
40. George Cheung George Cheung Actor, The Pursuit of Happyness
41. Wai-keung Lau Wai-keung Lau Cinematographer, Infernal Affairs Andrew Lau Wai-Keung was born in Hong Kong in 1960, and has been fond of photography as a child. He joined Shaw Brothers (HK) Ltd. after secondary school graduation. The first film he participated in as a semi-skilled worker in cinematography was Legendary Weapons of China directed by Chia-Liang Liu...
42. Charlie Yeung Charlie Yeung Actress, Bangkok Dangerous Charlie Yeung was first cast to star in a jewelry commercial with pop idol Aaron Kwok in 1993, and thus began her versatile career. Within a year, she appeared in various movies including acclaimed director Kar Wai Wong's Ashes of Time, and released her first album which won her The Most Promising Newcomer award...
43. Eric Tsang Eric Tsang Actor, Infernal Affairs
44. Ekin Cheng Ekin Cheng Actor, Zu Warriors Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin is a Hong Kong actor and Cantopop singer. Earlier in his career he was known as Noodle Cheng, though he has now reverted to a more conventional-sounding first name. Sometimes he uses Dior (because that was what it sounded like when his younger sister tried to call him) as a first name but usually Ekin is the name used...
45. Stephen Fung Stephen Fung Actor, Tai Chi Zero Stephen Fung Tak-Lun was born in Hong Kong. Stephen made his acting debut in Forbidden Nights(1990), playing the childhood version of the male lead. By 1998, Stephen was voted by the Hong Kong press as "Upcoming Actor of the Year." In 2004, Stephen wrote/directed/starred in his feature film directorial...
46. Sammi Cheng Sammi Cheng Actress, Infernal Affairs
47. Siu-Lung Leung Siu-Lung Leung Actor, Kung Fu Hustle Born in Hong Kong in 1948, 'Bruce' Leung Siu-Lung was the eldest of twelve brothers (which included stuntman/martial arts actor/action choreographer 'Tony' Leung Siu-Hung) and he obtained his martial arts training from his father at the Cantonese Opera. He also learned different forms of Karate and Kung Fu from different masters...
48. Cecilia Cheung Cecilia Cheung Actress, Shaolin Soccer Cecilia Cheung (Cecilia Cheung Pak-Chi) was born in Hong Kong to a Cantonese father and a half Cantonese-half British mother. Her parents divorced when she was little after which she was sent to Australia for studies. She graduated from RMIT Holmes College. Her career began in 1998, when she was offered to appear in a TV commercial advertising lemon tea...
49. Elizabeth Sung Elizabeth Sung Actress, Memoirs of a Geisha 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...
50. Godfrey Ho Godfrey Ho Director, Ninja Terminator
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