15 Up and Coming Asian American Actors

by dancingqueen2880 | created - 30 Sep 2011 | updated - 30 Sep 2011 | Public

List of 15 Up and Coming Asian American Actors

1. Harry Shum Jr.

Actor | Crazy Rich Asians

Harry Shum Jr. was born on April 28, 1982 in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica. He is an actor, known for Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (2016) and Glee (2009). He has been married to Shelby Rabara since November 22, 2015.

2. Justin Chon

Actor | Twilight

Justin Chon was born in Garden Grove, Orange County, California, and was raised in Irvine, California. He is the son of Kyung, a pianist, and Sang Chon, a former child actor. Justin is of Korean descent.

His acting career started at 2005. He was in shows such as 'Jack & Bobby' and 'Taki & Luci'. He ...

3. Osric Chau

Actor | 2012

Osric Chau was born in Vancouver, Canada, to a father from Hong Kong and a mother from Malaysia. He had spent years training martial arts with aspirations to work in stunts when he landed his first leading role alongside the late David Carradine in Kung Fu Killer (2008) that was shot in Hengdian, ...

4. Fernando Chien

Actor | The Accountant

In 2010, Fernando turned his focus to his acting career, appearing as Fenroy in Gavin O'Connor's WARRIOR alongside Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, and Nick Nolte (who received an Academy Award nomination). The film has attained cult status and is currently #135 on IMDB's Top 250 films of all time.


5. Randall Park

Actor | Ant-Man and the Wasp

Randall Park is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. He was born in Los Angeles, California, to Korean parents, and graduated from the Humanities Magnet Program at Hamilton High School. Park went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing and a Master's degree ...

6. 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).

7. Jake Choi

Actor | Front Cover

Jake Choi is an American actor born and raised in Elmhurst, Queens, New York.

Choi received his training at The Lee Strasberg Institute, T. Schreiber Studio under Peter Miner, and Bob Krakower.

He has performed throughout New York on stage, film, TV and national commercials.

During his free time, Jake...

8. Jayson Li

Actor | Supergirl

Jayson Li is an actor, known for Supergirl (2015), The Romeo Section (2015) and Fatal Visit (2018).

9. Lanny Joon

Actor | Baby Driver

Lanny Joon is an actor, known for Baby Driver (2017), Takers (2010) and Hollywood Wasteland (2010).

10. James Chen

Actor | The Walking Dead

James Chen is an American actor who is known for his versatile work in TV, international film, and theater. He trained as an actor at the prestigious Yale School of Drama where upon graduation he led the School of Acting in commencement ceremonies and was awarded the Dexter Wood Luke Memorial Prize.


11. Simon Wong

Actor | The Incredible Hulk

Simon Wong was born in Hong Kong. The first role he booked was a recurring role on a Canadian Family Channel series called "The Adventures of Nilus the Sandman". He has been booking roles on various film and television productions ever since. Simon is fluent in English and Cantonese. Simon is ...

12. Raymond Lee

Actor | Here and Now

Raymond Lee is an actor and writer, known for Here and Now (2018), Top Gun: Maverick (2020) and Farah Goes Bang (2013).

13. Shane Yoon

Actor | Ktown Cowboys

Born and raised in Southern California, Shane Yoon is a Korean American actor, writer and host. His overall gregarious-yet-grounded nature soon landed him a gig hosting the first U.S. National tour of the South Korean Pop group JYJ. He also found early success appearing in commercials ranging from ...

14. Ivan Shaw

Actor | Insecure

Ivan Shaw is an actor and producer, known for Insecure (2016), Casual (2015) and Better Things (2016).

15. E-Kan Soong

Actor | Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

E-Kan Soong is an actor and producer, known for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015), New Girl (2011) and Born Losers (2017).

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