Asian Actresses

by jerrykoedding | created - 12 Jun 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Rinko Kikuchi

Actress | Babel

Rinko was born Kikuchi Yuriko in Hadano just south of Tokyo. The town is known mainly for its green tea and public baths. She is the youngest of three siblings. After being scouted on the street, she began modeling in her hometown and subsequently began acting under her birth name before switching ...

2. Jaymee Ong

Actress | Pearl Harbor

Jaymee Ong was born on September 21, 1979 in Australia. She is an actress, known for Pearl Harbor (2001), Gen-X Cops (1999) and The Offering (2016).

3. Ming-Na Wen

Actress | Mulan

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...

4. Yunjin Kim

Actress | Lost

Yunjin Kim was born on November 7, 1973 in Seoul, South Korea. She is an actress, known for Lost (2004), Swiri (1999) and Sebeun deijeu (2007). She has been married to Jeong-Hyeok Park since March 28, 2010.

5. Li Gong

Actress | Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia

Born in Shenyang, grew up in Jinan, the daughter of an economics professor. Loved music from childhood, and dreamed of a singing career. After failing to gain entrance to China's top music school in 1985, applied for and was admitted to the Central Drama Academy in Beijing, from which she graduated...

6. Grace Huang

Actress | The Man with the Iron Fists

With eight feature films and four television series to her name, Grace Huang represents the best of East meets West. Trilingual in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, Grace has worked in award winning films and blockbusters in the Asia Pacific region and was honored with the Best Actress Award at the ...

7. Wei Zhao

Actress | Chi bi

Wei Zhao was born in Wuhu, Anhui province. She is the second child of her family. Because she is the only girl, Zhao's father named her Wei, literally "Rose". Her father was a senior engineer, her mother was a music teacher.

After filming A Soul Haunted By Painting (1994) as a figurant, Wei Zhao was...

8. Arden Cho

Actress | Teen Wolf

Arden Cho was born on August 16, 1985 in Amarillo, Texas, USA as Arden Lim Cho. She is an actress and producer, known for Teen Wolf (2011), Chicago Med (2015) and The Honor List (2018).

9. Ji-hyun Jun

Actress | Yeopgijeogin geunyeo

Jeon Ji-hyun (born 30 October 1981) is a South Korean actress and model famous for her role in My Sassy Girl. Jeon was born in Seoul, and studied in the Department of Theater and Film at Dongguk University. She began her career as a model in 1997, and after appearing in a number of TV sitcoms, her ...

10. Chiaki Kuriyama

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Chiaki Kuriyama was born in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki. Kuriyama was a popular model during Japan's child model boom in the mid-1990s. In 1997, she appeared in the photobooks Shinwa-Shojo (Girl of Myth) and Shojokan (Girl's Residence), photographed by Kishin Shinoyama. Shinwa-Shojo became a best-seller but...

11. Qi Shu

Actress | The Transporter

Born in Taiwan, Qi Shu has won the prestigious Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan (regarded as the East Asian Oscars) for Best Supporting Actress. She has also received a nomination for Best Actress from the Golden Horse Awards. She appeared with Jackie Chan in the romantic comedy Boh lei chun (1999) ("...

12. Gemma Chan

Actress | Humans

Gemma Chan (born 29 November 1982) is a British film, television, and theatre actress and former fashion model. She portrays Charlotte in season four of the Showtime and ITV2 series Secret Diary of a Call Girl; Ruth in Channel 4's Fresh Meat; Mia Bennett in the BBC's Doctor Who "The Waters of Mars"...

13. Hana Mae Lee

Actress | Pitch Perfect

Hana Mae Lee began her career modeling and doing commercials from the age of 16. Booking over four dozen national campaigns, she modeled for Jeep, Honda, Verizon, Apple, Sebastian, American Express, Nokia, Midori, and has shot with some of the worlds top photographers such as Ellen Von Unwerth.

Hana...

14. Natthaweeranuch Thongmee

Actress | Shutter

Natthaweeranuch Thongmee was born on October 28, 1979 in Thailand. She is an actress, known for Shutter (2004), Saep sanit sid saai naa (2006) and Hod na hiaw 966 (2009).

15. Misaki Itô

Actress | Ju-on

Misaki Itô was born on May 26, 1977 in Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan as Tomoko Anzai. She is an actress, known for Ju-on: The Grudge (2002), Umineko (2004) and James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (2003).

16. Lauren Shiohama

Actress | Little Miss Sunshine

Lauren Shiohama was born on March 27, 1982 in Newport Beach, California, USA as Lauren Tommi Shiohama. She is an actress, known for Little Miss Sunshine (2006), How I Met Your Mother (2005) and NCIS (2003).

17. Qing Xu

Actress | Looper

Summer Qing is a native of Beijing, and graduated from Beijing Film Academy's renowned performing division. She made an attention-grabbing film debut as the female lead in Kaige Chen's 1990 Cannes Film Festival-competing Life on a String (1991) (Life on a String), about a pair of blind musicians in...

18. Ko Shibasaki

Actress | Batoru rowaiaru

Ko Shibasaki was born on August 5, 1981 in Tokyo. Her real name is Yukie Yamamura (Ko Shibasaki is a main character of her favorite manga). She started her career at 14 when her talent was discovered by a star agent. She has worked in many TV shows and commercials, starting to become more famous ...

19. Yifei Liu

Actress | The Forbidden Kingdom

Liu Yifei Born in Wuhan, Hubei province of China 1987 August 25th, She began modeling at the age of 8 and was trained in singing, dancing and the piano. Moving to the United States at 10 with her mother, Liu lived there for four years. She returned to China in June 2002 to pursue a modeling and ...

20. Kelly Hu

Actress | The Scorpion King

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...

21. Aya Ueto

Actress | Azumi

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1985, Aya Ueto received her first break in August 1997 when, at the age of 11, she won the Special Jury Prize at the 7th All-Japan Bishoujo Contest. After this initial success, she tried her hand at both acting and singing, appearing in various minor TV drama roles, as well ...

22. Sammi Cheng

Actress | Mou gaan dou

Sammi Cheng was born on August 19, 1972 in Hong Kong as Cheng Sau Man. She is an actress, known for Infernal Affairs (2002), Sau sun nam nui (2001) and Ngo joh ngan gin do gwai (2002). She is married to Andy Chi-On Hui.

23. Atiqah Hasiholan

Actress | Java Heat

Atiqah Hasiholan is an actress, known for Java Heat (2013), Mafia insyaf (2010) and Pintu Terlarang (2009).

24. Rahayu Saraswati

Actress | Java Heat

Rahayu Saraswati is an actress and producer, known for Java Heat (2013), Hati Merdeka (2011) and Darah garuda - Merah putih II (2010).

25. Jamie Chung

Actress | Big Hero 6

Jamie Chung was born and raised in California, the daughter of Korean parents. She studied Economics at the University of California, Riverside. Chung's break came in 2004, when she was working in a sports bar. MTV held auditions for Real World (1992) there, she tried out, and was successful, ...

26. Julia Ling

Actress | Tactical Girl

Most widely known for her work on prime time television on shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, House (FOX), ER, Grey's Anatomy, The OC, 8 Simple Rules (Disney), The Deep End (ABC), the critically acclaimed Aaron Sorkin series, Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip (NBC), Julia Ling starred as the popular "...

27. Selina Lo

Actress | Boss Level

Selina Lo is known for her work on Boss Level (2019), The Debt Collector (2018) and One Child (2014).

28. Krystal Vee

Actress | Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Krystal Vee is known for her performance in "Scorpion King 3," which played the role of Princess Silda, directed by Roel Reine. Born in Bangkok, Thailand as the second daughter of a Thai father and a British mother. As a result of her father's Diplomatic work she spent a total of six years living ...

29. Elodie Yung

Actress | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Elodie Yung was born in Paris, France, of Cambodian and French descent. She grew up in Seine-saint-Denis, in Le Bourget, where she practiced karate and obtained her black belt. She graduated from University of La Sorbonne in Paris and has a law degree. She then decided to study acting at London ...

30. Shay Mitchell

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Shay Mitchell was born Shannon Mitchell in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to a Filipino mother and a father of Irish and Scottish descent. Even as a young child, she was interested in the performing arts, declaring to her parents that she would pursue such a career. Shay began dance lessons at the age ...

31. Sara Malakul Lane

Actress | Who's Watching Oliver

Sara Malakul Lane is a successful Thai model and actress. She began modeling at the age of 14, and has also been in a number of big screen movies including Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015). Sara is a model of Thai-English descent. Her father is an English businessman named Alistair Lane...

32. Sarah Lian

Actress | Jasmine

Sarah was born in Taiping, Perak, Malaysia. She lived in California, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur before her family settled in Vancouver, where she mainly grew up. After completing high school in Vancouver, she went on to Toronto's Ryerson University for her Fashion Communications degree.

In 2008, ...

33. Wulan Guritno

Actress | Dilema

Wulan Lorraine Guritno was born in London, England. She is an Indonesian actress.

She began her career as a presenter in the Italian League Highlights on RCTI television station, which later became the Lega Calcio. A year later, during World Cup 2002, she hosted World Cup-Tainment on RCTI television...

34. Lulu Antariksa

Actress | What Still Remains

Lulu Antariksa was born on August 22, 1995 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Lauren Marie-Elizabeth Antariksa. She is an actress, known for What Still Remains (2018), T@gged (2016) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015).

35. Chasty Ballesteros

Actress | The Internship

Chasty Ballesteros was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Chasty Rose Ballesteros. She is an actress, known for The Internship (2013) and Final Destination 5 (2011).

36. Devon Diep

Actress | The Heat

Devon Diep is known for her work on The Heat (2013), Snakehead (2018) and Devon Diep: Do You Believe (2015).

37. Melissa Paulo

Actress | Sex Tape

Melissa Paulo was born on November 25, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Melissa Leilani Paulo. She is an actress, known for Sex Tape (2014), Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) and A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018).

38. Kristin Kimiya

Actress | 1000 Ways to Die

Kristin Kimiya is an Asian American actress, producer and writer. She was scouted by a talent agent at a mall as a young girl, but her mother worried a career in the spotlight would interfere with her academic, dance and martial arts studies. She competed as a dancer while attending UCLA, then ...

39. Ming Zhao

Actress | Keeping Up with the Joneses

Ming Zhao was born in Hunan, China. When she was 11 her family emigrated to the US and settled in New York City. She attended the High School of Fashion Industries and then the Fashion Institute of Technology, receiving a BA in Fashion Design. She began modeling after graduation, although she had ...

40. Aoni Ma

Actress | The Favor

Aoni Ma is known for her work on The Favor (2009), Aleta: Vampire Mistress (2012) and Pleasure or Pain (2013).

41. Chantal Thuy

Actress | Pawnbrokers

Chantal Thuy is a Canadian actress born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. She is fluent in English, French and Vietnamese. Thuy has appeared on television series like "Madam Secretary", "Pretty Little Liars" and "Matador", and will next be recurring as DC Comics' character Grace Choi on the upcoming ...

42. Hedy Wong

Actress | The Hidden Ones

Hedy Wong is an actress, known for The Hidden Ones, The Enforcer (2015) and Watcher (2011).

44. Ellen Wong

Actress | Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Ellen Wong was born in Ontario, Canada. Her first role was on the award winning television series "This is Wonderland". She is best known for her role as Knives Chau in "Scott Pilgrim VS The World", starring alongside Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jason Schwartzman. She auditioned ...

45. Rachel Huxtable

Actress | The Whistleblower

Rachel Huxtable is an actor, known for The Whistleblower, Syfy's series Hunters and prime time Australian series Neighbours. Huxtable made her screen debut in Australian feature film Hating Alison Ashley. Other roles on prime time series' followed on Offspring, Thank God You're Here, Wilfred, The ...

46. Emi Ikehata

Actress | The Grudge 3

Emi Ikehata was born on March 28, 1978 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for The Grudge 3 (2009), The Winter Butterfly and Namida o fuite (2000).

47. Sei Ashina

Actress | Silk

Sei Ashina was born on November 22, 1983 in Fukushima, Japan as Aya Igarashi. She is an actress, known for Silk (2007), Nanase futatabi (2010) and Kamen Raidâ Hibiki (2005).

48. Miyavi Matsunoi

Actress | Venus in Eros

Miyavi Matsunoi was born on January 1, 1988 in Hiroshima, Japan as Mai Kato. She is an actress, known for Venus in Eros (2012), Shinkaijû Reigô (2008) and 3D Rou pu tuan: Ji le bao jian (2011).

49. Narisa Suzuki

Actress | The Myth of the American Sleepover

Narisa Suzuki is an award-winning actress who works in motion pictures, television, commercials, and modeling. Narisa's interest in the performing arts began as a child in Japan, where she spent several years studying both musical theater and opera. She moved to the United States to further her ...

50. Ellen Ho

Actress | Taken 3

Ellen Ho was born on July 10, 1988 in San Francisco, California, USA as Ellen Jianmin Ho. She is an actress and producer, known for Taken 3 (2014), Gangster Squad (2013) and Pleasures (2010).

51. Wen Liu

Self | The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Wen Liu is an international fashion supermodel best known for her work as a Victoria's Secret lingerie model, Estée Lauder among other high profile brands. She appeared in four Victoria's Secret Fashion shows from 2009 through 2012. Wen had been a face of Estée Lauder since 2010. Liu has appeared ...

52. Reena Tolentino

Actress | Sol 1

Born and raised in Los Angeles by her single mother, Reena learned at a very young age the value of hard work, persistence and having your own vision could help one rise above the challenges. She's played various roles appearing on hit television shows, but is known for her roles in Lovers and ...

53. Eva Mah

Actress | Don Jon

Eva Mah is an actress and producer, known for Don Jon (2013), Jedi Gym (2008) and Tumbling After (2007).

54. Adelyne Liu

Actress | Swelter

Adelyne Liu was born in Guangdong Province, China. She is known for her work on Swelter (2014), Die Fighting (2014) and Fear Lives Here (2012).

55. Jen Kwok

Actress | Eat Pray Love

Jen Kwok is known for her work on Eat Pray Love (2010), American Bomber (2013) and Quantico (2015).

56. Mayu Gamou

Actress | Tokusou sentai Dekarenjâ

Mayu Gamou is an actress, known for Tokusou sentai Dekarenjâ (2004), Kamen Raidâ Hibiki (2005) and Hatachi no koibito (2007).

57. Miho Ando

Actress | Neon Daze

Miho Ando is an actress and writer, known for Neon Daze (2018), Heart of the Home (2018) and Repent (2017).

58. Kelsey Wang

Actress | Daredevil

Kelsey Wang is an American actress. Born in Beijing, she has lived in Singapore, Texas, Indiana, North Carolina, and New York. She played Liuli in the U.S. Premiere of Chimerica (2014 Olivier and Evening Standard Award for Best Play), which became Helen Hayes recommended. Her Off-Broadway credits ...

59. Cat Navarro Lee

Actress | She Wants Me

Cat Navarro Lee is an actress and writer, known for She Wants Me (2012), The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010) and Millennial Interview (2018).

60. Sayo

Actress | The Forest

Sayo is an actress, known for The Forest (2011), Misfire (2012) and City of Scars (2010).

61. Tao Okamoto

Actress | The Wolverine

Tao Okamoto born in Chiba, Japan on May 22, 1985, known professionally as Tao, is a Japanese actress and model. In 2009, she was one of the faces of Ralph Lauren. She made her film debut in 2013 as Mariko Yashida, the female lead, in The Wolverine (2013). She also had recurring roles in the ...

62. Rila Fukushima

Actress | 1,000,000 yen no Onnatachi

Rila Fukushima is an actress, known for 1,000,000 yen no Onnatachi (2017).

63. Hye-Kyo Song

Actress | Yi dai zong shi

Hye-Kyo Song was born on November 22, 1981 in South Korea. She is an actress, known for The Grandmaster (2013), Hwang Jin-yi (2007) and Parang-juuibo (2005). She has been married to Joong-Ki Song since October 31, 2017.

64. Jessalyn Wanlim

Actress | Orphan Black

Jessalyn Wanlim is an actress, known for Orphan Black (2013), Scoundrels (2010) and Workin' Moms (2017).

65. Sara Malakul Lane

Actress | Who's Watching Oliver

Sara Malakul Lane is a successful Thai model and actress. She began modeling at the age of 14, and has also been in a number of big screen movies including Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015). Sara is a model of Thai-English descent. Her father is an English businessman named Alistair Lane...

66. 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 six 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 ...

67. Michelle Ang

Actress | Fear the Walking Dead

Michelle is already well known around the world from her work as a regular cast member on the Australian show "Neighbours", "Outrageous Fortune" and the hit teen show "The Tribe".

She won "Best Actress in A Feature Film" at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards 2011 for "My Wedding and Other ...

68. Julisita Salcedo

Actress | Being Mary Jane

Julisita Salcedo was born in Vietnam. She was raised in Washington, D.C. and went to school there as well as Maryland, where she graduated with a B.S. in Information System. After appearing in "Pain and Gain", directed by Michael Bay, she made her Hollywood debut in "Drop Dead Diva" for 4 episodes.

69. Steph Song

Actress | War

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 (2001) and ...

70. Sonia Couling

Actress | A Stranger in Paradise

Born in Thailand, half-Thai, half English Sonia, or Pim, as warmly known amongst friends and family, has been working as a professional model since being discovered at age 13. She attended boarding school and University in the UK and worked with Storm Agency landing ads for L'Oreal UK and many ...

71. Krystal Vee

Actress | Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Krystal Vee is known for her performance in "Scorpion King 3," which played the role of Princess Silda, directed by Roel Reine. Born in Bangkok, Thailand as the second daughter of a Thai father and a British mother. As a result of her father's Diplomatic work she spent a total of six years living ...

72. Ase Wang

Actress | The Prince & Me: The Elephant Adventure

Ase, one of the most successful young models in Thailand, comes from a background of mixed heritage with Chinese and Swedish parentage. She is fluent in English, Swedish and semi-fluent in Mandarin and Thai. Having grown up in Singapore, but based in Bangkok, Thailand, she has worked in various ...

73. Amanda Westlake

Actress | Lethal Weapon

Amanda Westlake was born on April 20, 1990 in Hong Kong as Amanda Katherine Westlake. She is an actress, known for Lethal Weapon (2016), Jane the Virgin (2014) and Stitchers (2015).

74. Jessika Van

Actress | Battlefield 4

Jessika Van started in music as a classically-trained pianist and singer. As a child, she won dance competition titles and music awards that led to her performing for local Philharmonic Society events and the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson.

As an actress, Jessika broke onto the Hollywood scene in ...

75. Candice Zhao

Actress | Transformers: Age of Extinction

Candice Zhao is an actress, known for Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), Monster Trucks (2016) and Siji: Driver (2018).

76. Vienna Hehir

Actress | Darc

Canadian actress and model, Vienna Hehir, has worked throughout the country as well as Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Recently appearing in multiple series and film projects, Hehir's unique look and charismatic flair transforms her from a sweet secretary, to a sexy undercover ...

77. Lana Condor

Actress | X-Men: Apocalypse

Lana Therese Condor is a Vietnamese-born American actress. She made her film debut in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), portraying Jubilation Lee / Jubilee. Condor was born on May 11, 1997 in Can Tho, Vietnam and was adopted by her American parents, Mary Carol (Haubold) and journalist Robert Condor, as an ...

78. Fiona Xie

Actress | Crazy Rich Asians

Fiona Xie was born on January 24, 1982 in Singapore as Fiona Xie Wan Yu. She is an actress, known for Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Dai yat gaai (2008) and Fist of Dragon (2011).

79. Sonoya Mizuno

Actress | Ex Machina

Sonoya Mizuno was born on July 1, 1986 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Ex Machina (2014), La La Land (2016) and Maniac (2018).



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