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1. Jet Li

Actor | The One

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,...

2. Donnie Yen

Actor | Yip Man

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, Master Bow-sim ...

3. Bruce Lee

Actor | Meng long guo jiang

Bruce Lee remains the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular media. Had it not been for Bruce Lee and his movies in the early 1970s, it's arguable whether or not the martial arts film genre would have ever penetrated and influenced mainstream North American and ...

4. 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 after his start in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry.

Jackie was born Kong-sang Chan on April 7, 1954, on Hong Kong's famous ...

5. 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 ...

6. Biao Yuen

Actor | Bai ga jai

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 ...

7. Ching-Ying Lam

Actor | Bai ga jai

Ching-Ying Lam was born on December 27, 1952 in Shanghai, China, the third of six children. He attended Shun Yi Association Elementary School in Hong Kong for 2 years. He later attended the Chun Chau Drama Society to learn Peking Opera, where he portrayed female roles and did stunt-doubling for ...

8. Wah Yuen

Actor | Kung fu

Wah Yuen was born on September 2, 1950 in Hong Kong, China as Kai Chi Yung. He is known for his work on Kung Fu Hustle (2004), The Iceman Cometh (1989) and The Way of the Dragon (1972).

9. Jing Wu

Actor | Zhan lang

Born in Beijing China in 1974, he was sent to train at Beijing Wushu Academy when he was 6 years old as both his Father and Grandfather were also Martial artists. In 1995 he was spotted by Yuen Woo-Ping who had come to the academy to look for a martial artist for the film Tai Chi 2 (aka Tai Chi ...

10. Jin Zhang

Actor | Yi dai zong shi

Jin Zhang was born on May 19, 1974 in Chongqing, China. He is known for his work on The Grandmaster (2013), Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). He has been married to Ada Choi since January 12, 2008. They have two children.

11. Tiger Hu Chen

Stunts | The Matrix Reloaded

Tiger Hu Chen was born on March 3, 1975 in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. He is known for his work on The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Man of Tai Chi (2013) and The Matrix (1999).

12. Baoqiang Wang

Actor | Hello! Shu xian sheng

Baoqiang Wang was born on April 29, 1984 in Hebei, China. He is an actor and director, known for Mr. Tree (2011), Lost in Thailand (2012) and Kung Fu Jungle (2014).

13. 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.

14. Siu-Lung Leung

Actor | Kung fu

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...

15. Yu-Hang To

Actor | Yip Man chin chyun

To Yu-hang probably has his close resemblance to Donnie Yen to thank for winning the titular role in The Legend Is Born: Ip Man. After all, it was Yen's portrayal of the late Wing Chun master in Ip Man and its sequel that turned the character into a cinematic canon.

At first glance, Hong Kong star ...

16. Siu-Wong Fan

Actor | Lik wong

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 ...

17. Philip Ng

Actor | Birth of the Dragon

Philip Ng is a Hong Kong actor who is also a master in the martial arts. Trained in Ving Tsun Kung Fu under the late Sifu Wong Shun-Leung. Philip is also a 6th generation disciple of Choy Li Fut Kung Fu, training from his father, Sam Ng. Philip is also a trained expert in Hung Gar Kung Fu, Tae Kwon...

18. Eddie Peng

Actor | Huang feihong zhi yingxiong you meng

Eddie Yuyan Peng almost meteoric rise from virtual unknown to in-demand heartthrob is the stuff of all wannabe actors' dreams.

Peng migrated to Canada with his family when he was 13 and spent the next 10 years there. In 2002, the Economics major at the University of British Columbia returned to ...

19. Ashton Chen

Actor | Yip Man 2

Sik Siu-Lung was a former student at the Shaolin Temple in China who gained fame in Hong Kong as a child actor in martial arts films. He made his debut at the age of 6 with Shao Lin xiao zi (1994) opposite Jimmy Lin and Hilary Tsui. He returned for the sequel and made a series of action films and ...

20. Ken Lo

Actor | Rush Hour

Ken Lo was born on March 19, 1957 in Laos as Kenneth Lo Wai-Kwong. He is known for his work on Rush Hour (1998), Police Story 4: First Strike (1996) and Shinjuku Incident (2009). He was previously married to Suk Yin Lai.

21. Meng Lo

Actor | Yip Man 3

Meng Lo was born on August 4, 1952 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong as Kwan-Lam Law. He is known for his work on Ip Man 3 (2015), Ip Man 2 (2010) and Hard Boiled (1992).

22. Kuan Tai Chen

Actor | The Man with the Iron Fists

Kuan Tai Chen was born on September 24, 1945 in Guangdong, China. He is an actor and producer, known for The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), Bloody Monkey Master (1977) and Sing gei cha low (1974).

23. King Hu

Director | Xia nü

He was educated in art school in Beijing, left China for Hong Kong in 1949 and entered the film industry in 1951 in the art department. In the 1950s he began acting and in 1958 joined Shaw Brothers as an actor and writer, and later a director. In 1967 he left to start his own studio in Taiwan, ...

24. Yuen Chor

Writer | for Xing xing yue liang tai yang: shang

His father was a famed Cantonese film actor. After studying in the Department of Chemistry in Zhongsha University for 3 years, Chor joined the movie industry as a writer in 1956. His film debut was "The Soul Stealer" directed by Ng Wui. Soon he began working as an assistant director and finally ...

25. Cheh Chang

Director | Bao chou

Chang Cheh was the leading Martial Arts director in Hong Kong in the 1970s, now with close to 100 films to his name. His has influenced other directors such as John Woo and Liu Chiau Liang, and made famous such Hong Kong stars as Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok, Fu Sheng and Lung Ti. Chang has declared ...

26. Siu Tin Yuen

Actor | Zui quan

Already a veteran of the Peking Opera, he starred in countless black and white costume dramas before son Woo-Ping Yuen cast him in _Snake in Eagle's Shadow_ , the film which launched Jackie Chan's career. He then went on to feature alongside Chan and Jung-Lee Hwang(_Snake in Eagle's Shadow_'s main ...

27. Woo-Ping Yuen

Wo hu cang long

Woo-Ping Yuen was born on January 1, 1945 in Guangzhou, China as Yuen Woo Ping. He is known for his work on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Kung Fu Hustle (2004) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004).

28. Cheung-Yan Yuen

Actor | Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Cheung-Yan Yuen is known for his work on Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Tai-Chi Master (1993) and The Matrix Reloaded (2003).

29. Yat Chor Yuen

Writer | Jiang shi pa pa

Yat Chor Yuen is known for his work on The Close Encounters of Vampire (1986), Tiger Cage (1988) and Qian wang dou qian ba (1981).

30. Chia-Liang Liu

Actor | Jui kuen II

Chia-Liang Liu was born on August 1, 1936 in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. He is known for his work on Drunken Master II (1994), My Young Auntie (1981) and Legendary Weapons of China (1982). He was married to Jing-Jing Yung and Hsiu-Hsia Ho. He died on June 25, 2013 in Hong Kong, China.

31. Chia Yung Liu

Stunts | Wong Fei Hung

Chia Yung Liu was born in 1944 in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. He is known for his work on Once Upon a Time in China (1991), Armour of God (1986) and Long zhi jia zu (1988).

32. Chia-Hui Liu

Actor | Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Chia-Hui Liu was born on August 22, 1951 in Guangdong, China as Jin-Hsi Shin. He is known for his work on Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978).

33. Corey Yuen

Actor | Zhi fa xian feng

Corey Yuen was born in 1951 in Hong Kong, China as Ying Gang-Ming. He is known for his work on Righting Wrongs (1986), Red Cliff (2008) and So Close (2002).

34. Wei Tung

Actor | Lat sau san taam

Wei Tung is known for his work on Hard Boiled (1992), The Accidental Spy (2001) and Operation Mekong (2016).

35. Siu-Tung Ching

Stunts | Ying xiong

Siu-Tung Ching was born in 1953 as Xiaodong Cheng. He is known for his work on Hero (2002), Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) and The Warlords (2007).

36. Jung-Lee Hwang

Actor | Ying zhao tie bu shan

Hwang Jang-Lee is the ultimate bootmaster. Known for his powerful and deadly kicks on screen as well as off, Hwang has a reputation as the Lord of the Superkickers. Born in Japan, Hwang's family moved back to their native Korea, where at the age of 14, Hwang began taking the national martial art of...

37. Wu Ma

Actor | Sien lui yau wan

Wu Ma was born on August 18, 1942 in Tianjin, China as Hung-Yuan Feng. He was an actor and director, known for A Chinese Ghost Story (1987), Righting Wrongs (1986) and The Dead and the Deadly (1982). He was married to Ma Yan. He died on February 4, 2014 in China.

38. Ka-Yan Leung

Actor | The Man with the Iron Fists

Ka-Yan Leung was born on January 20, 1949 in Guangdong, China. He is an actor and director, known for The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), Profile in Anger (1984) and Zou lao wei long (1993).

39. Eddy Ko

Actor | The Martian

Although he remains one of Hong Kong's most bankable and well-regarded actors, Eddy Ko Hung's career - which began in 1967 at the Shaw Brothers studio - had already slowed and he was being cast in more secondary roles.

He starred in a string of epics in the 1970s and became a household name after ...

40. Fat Chung

Actor | Foo gwai lit che

Fat Chung is an actor and producer, known for The Millionaires' Express (1986), Sworn Revenge (2000) and The Return of Pom Pom (1984).

41. Tak-Hing Kwan

Actor | Huang Fei Hong hu zhao hui qan ying

When he was 13 years old, he joined an entertainment troupe on tour of Singapore. During these years he began to study performing. In 1932 he debuted in the film "Gor Nui Ching Chiu" ("Sentimental Song of Companions' Tide") playing a bit part, shot in San Francisco (USA). Soon he came back to Hong ...

42. Kien Shih

Actor | Enter the Dragon

Kien Shih was born on January 1, 1913 in Shígang Village, Panyu, Guangdong, China as Wing-Cheung Shek. He is known for his work on Enter the Dragon (1973), Huang Fei Hong yi qu Ding Cai Pao (1974) and The Whirlwind Knight (1969). He died on June 3, 2009 in Hong Kong, China.

43. Kara Wai

Actress | Wu xia

Born Kara Hui Ying-Hung on in Shandong, China. Her Family moved to Hong Kong in 1966 and she started working at night clubs at fourteen. Her family lost their savings from her father's business acquaintances. Being left penniless, Hui's mother, herself and her siblings were forced to peddle goods ...

44. Moon Lee

Actress | Tian shi xing dong

Moon Lee was born on February 14, 1965 in Hong Kong as Lee Choi Fong. She is known for her work on Fighting Madam (1987), Mission of Justice (1992) and Fatal Termination (1990).

45. Linda Lin

Actress | Zui quan

Linda Lin was born on December 26, 1934 in Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. She is an actress, known for Drunken Master (1978), Pink Trap (1983) and Dance of the Drunken Mantis (1979).

46. 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, ...

47. 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 ...

48. JuJu Chan

Actress | Wu Assassins

JuJu Chan is a Chinese American actress, best known for her fight action. She graduated with a Masters degree from the prestigious New York University-Tisch School of the Arts (Film/TV). An award winning actress, she's also a martial artist of several styles but is best known for her Taekwon-Do (...

49. Lisa Cheng

Actress | Lady Bloodfight

Lisa Cheng is an actress, known for Lady Bloodfight (2016), Lost in Wrestling (2015) and The Constable (2013).



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