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1. Jackie Chan Jackie Chan Actor, Rush Hour 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 Peak on April 7...
2. 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. Chow as born in 1955 on the quiet island of Lamma, part of the then-British colony of Hong Kong...
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. 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...
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. 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...
8. Richard Cawthorne Richard Cawthorne Actor, Razor Eaters Australian actor Richard Cawthorne was born in Hong Kong in 1976, the youngest of two, his mother Zelda was a journalist for the South China Morning Post, and his father Russell, a Marketing Executive for Hong Kong film company Golden Harvest Studios. After spending his final year of education boarding in the UK, Richard moved to Australia in the mid 90's...
9. 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.She had a bohemian upbringing with her 6 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...
10. Stephanie Jacobsen Stephanie Jacobsen Actress, Alex Cross
11. Karis Campbell Karis Campbell Actress, Skin Deep
12. 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...
13. Wai Ching Ho Wai Ching Ho Actress, The Sorcerer's Apprentice
14. Sammo Kam-Bo Hung Sammo Kam-Bo Hung Actor, Ip Man 2 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...
15. 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...
16. Andy Lau Andy Lau Actor, Infernal Affairs Andy Lau Tak-wah, (born 27 September 1961) is a Hong Kong actor, singer-songwriter, presenter, and film producer. Lau has been one of Hong Kong's most commercially successful film actors since the mid-1980s, performing in more than 160 films while maintaining a successful singing career at the same time...
17. Sally Phillips Sally Phillips Actress, Bridget Jones's Diary
18. 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")...
19. 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 California.
20. 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...
21. 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...
22. Dennis Chan Dennis Chan Actor, Kickboxer
23. 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...
24. 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.
25. Simon Yam Simon Yam Actor, Ip Man Simon Yam was born 19 March, 1955, also known as Yam Tat-wah, is a veteran Hong Kong-based actor and film producer. He started off as a supermodel before becoming an actor in the mid 1970s. He then signed with the Hong Kong television network TVB, starring and co-starring in a number of television series prior to "apply his trades" in the film industry in 1987...
26. Jason Tobin Jason Tobin Actor, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
27. Tony Ka Fai Leung Tony Ka Fai Leung Actor, Detective Dee: The Mystery of the Phantom Flame Tony Leung Ka-fai is a four-time Hong Kong Film Award-winning film actor. As he is often confused with actor Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Tony Leung Ka-fai is known as "Big Tony", while Tony Chiu Wai Leung is known as "Little Tony", nicknames which correspond to the actors' respective physical statures. Leung has been in the film industry for more than 30 years...
28. 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...
29. Anthony Chau-Sang Wong Anthony Chau-Sang Wong 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...
30. 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)...
31. Louis Koo Louis Koo Actor, Drug War
32. 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...
33. Aaron Kwok Aaron Kwok Actor, The Storm Riders Aaron Kwok Fu-shing (born 26 October 1965) is a Hong Kong singer, dancer, and actor. He has been active since the 1980s and to the present. He is considered one of the "Four Heavenly Kings" of Hong Kong. Kwok's onstage dancing and displays is influenced by Michael Jackson. While most of his songs are in the dance-pop genre...
34. 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)...
35. Stanley Tong Stanley Tong Director, Rumble in the Bronx Stanley Tong began his career in the film industry as a stunt man, but got his first crack at directing in 1983. About six years later he founded his own film company, Golden Gate. He wrote, directed, produced, and stunt-directed "Stone Age Warriors", which was so successful that Tong was given the job as director of "Supercop"...
36. Wah Yuen Wah Yuen Actor, Kung Fu Hustle
37. 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...
38. Wayne Wang Wayne Wang Director, Maid in Manhattan
39. Donald Li Donald Li Actor, The Avengers
40. Shannon Maree Walsh Shannon Maree Walsh Actress, Begin Again
41. Karen Mok Karen Mok Actress, Shaolin Soccer
42. 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 Kam-Bo Hung, and Jet Li even though he is the most critically acclaimed out of all of them and the most talented as well...
43. Eric Tsang Eric Tsang Actor, Infernal Affairs
44. Kwok-Kwan Chan Kwok-Kwan Chan Actor, Kung Fu Hustle
45. Corey Yuen Corey Yuen Miscellaneous Crew, The Transporter
46. Siu-Ho Chin Siu-Ho Chin Actor, Fist of Legend
47. 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...
48. 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...
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. 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...
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