The Most Influential Entertainers from Taiwan (in progress)by jtwulink | created - 03 Feb 2017 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
There are some influential Taiwanese entertainers who don't have their IMDb pages, e.g., 張惠妹, 蘇芮, 江蕙, 童安格, 劉文正, 楊麗花, 黃俊雄, 葉青, 敖幼祥, 余天, 歐陽菲菲, 葉啟田, 齊豫, 潘越雲, 鄭怡, 青山, 謝雷, 尤雅, 趙傳, F4, 小虎隊, S.H.E., 蘇打綠, 陶喆, 羅時豐, 黃乙玲, 崔苔菁, 閃靈, A-Lin, 田鵬, 張玲, 湯蘭花, 呂琇菱, 小野, 林懷民, 張宇, 胡德夫, 朱德庸, 陳偉殷, 林書豪, 陳金鋒, 陽岱鋼, 王建民, etc.
1. Ang Lee
Director | Wo hu cang long
Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today's greatest contemporary filmmakers. Ang graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then came to the U.S. to receive a B.F.A. Degree in Theatre/Theater Direction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ...
Career started in Taiwan, then based in USA.
2. Teresa Teng
Soundtrack | Gomorra
Teresa Teng, sometimes spelled or written as Teresa Tang or Teresa Deng, was a popular and influential Chinese pop singer.
She recorded many memorable songs, including "When Will You Return?". In addition to her Mandarin repertoire, she also recorded songs in Taiwanese, Cantonese, Japanese, English ...
Director | Ci ke Nie Yin Niang
Of the ten films that Hsiao-Hsien Hou directed between 1980 and 1989, seven received best film or best director awards from prestigious international films festivals in Venice, Berlin, Hawaii, and the Festival of the Three Continents in Nantes. In a 1988 worldwide critics' poll, Hou was championed ...
Career based in Taiwan.
Soundtrack | Zui ai
Tsung-Sheng Lee was born on July 19, 1958 in Taipei, Taiwan. He was previously married to Sandy Lam and Rosita Chu.
7. Lung Ku
Writer | Chu Liu Xiang yu Wu Tie Hua
When in Taipei he studied in the English Department of Tamkang English Junior College, but he would not finish his studies because he decided to be a novelist. In 1960 he wrote his first novel, "Cangqiong Shen Jian" ("Divine Sky Sword"). Soon he was considered as one of the best "wuxia" writers of ...
古龍 Born in Hong Kong, career based mostly in Taiwan.
8. Edward Yang
Writer | Yi yi
Born on November 6, 1947 in Shanghai, China, Edward Yang has become one of the most talented international filmmakers of his generation. Along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming-Liang, Yang ranks among the leading artists of the Taiwanese New Wave, and one of the world's most brilliant auteurs. ...
Career based in Taiwan.
9. 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, ...
胡金銓 Career based in Taiwan & Hong Kong during his prime.
10. Hsing Lee
Director | Xiao cheng de gu shi
李行 Career based in Taiwan.
11. Jay Chou
Soundtrack | The Green Hornet
Jay Chou is a Taiwanese musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor and director. He was born in Taipei to schoolteachers, Yeh Hui-Mei, who taught fine arts, and Chou Yao-Chung, a biomedical researcher. In 2000, Chou released his first album, titled Jay (2000), under the record ...
12. Justin Lin
Producer | Furious 6
Justin Lin is a Taiwanese-American film director whose films have grossed $2 billion worldwide. He is best known for his work on Better Luck Tomorrow, The Fast and the Furious 3-6 and Star Trek Beyond. He is also known for his work on television shows like Community and the second season of True ...
Born in Taiwan, career based in USA.
14. Ming-liang Tsai
Director | Dong
Born in Kuching, Malaysia, he graduated from the Drama and Cinema Department of the Chinese Cultural University of Taiwan and worked as a theatrical producer and TV director. His second feature film, Vive L'Amour (1994), won the Golden Lion (best picture) at the 1994 Venice Film Festival. His ...
Born in Malaysia, career based in Taiwan.
15. Chia Chang Liu
Composer | Ai de tian di
Chia Chang Liu was born on April 13, 1941 in Harbin, Manchuria, China. He is a composer and director, known for Love Begins Here (1973), Mei hua (1976) and Chuan chuan feng ling xiang (1973). He was previously married to Zhen Zhen and Ching Chiang.
劉家昌 Career based in Taiwan.
16. Hsiao Yen Chang
Actress | Qi xian nu wan jie pian
Career based in Taiwan.
18. Fei Fei Feng
Music_department | Chun han
Fei Fei Feng was born on August 20, 1953 in Daxi, Taiwan as Chiu-luan Lin. She is known for her work on Love in Chilly Spring (1979), Qiu lian (1979) and Taibei liu shi liu (1977). She died on January 3, 2012 in Hong Kong.
19. Brigitte Lin
Actress | Ging chaat goo si
Brigitte Lin was born on November 3, 1954 in Taipei, Taiwan as Ching-Hsia Lin. She is an actress, known for Police Story (1985), Chungking Express (1994) and Ashes of Time (1994). She has been married to Michael Ying since June 29, 1994. They have two children.
20. Feng Hsu
Producer | Ba wang bie ji
Feng Hsu was born on August 17, 1950 in Taipei, Taiwan. She is an actress and producer, known for Farewell My Concubine (1993), Assassin (1976) and Red Dust (1990). She is married to David Tong. They have two children.
21. Dave Wang
Actor | San ging chaat goo si
王傑 Career based mostly in Taiwan during his prime.
22. Emil Chau
Actor | Hung fan kui
Emil Chau was born on December 22, 1960 in Hong Kong, British Crown Colony as Wakin Chau. He is known for his work on Rumble in the Bronx (1995), Tin lung bak bo (1997) and Wicked City (1992). He has been married to Constance Woods since 1986. They have two children.
周華健 Born in Hong Kong, career based in Taiwan.
23. Harlem Yu
Soundtrack | Deng yi ge ren ka fei
Harlem Yu was born on July 28, 1961 in Taipei, Taiwan as Cheng-Ching Yu. He is an actor, known for Café. Waiting. Love (2014), Sophie's Revenge (2009) and The Ex-Man (2018). He has been married to Chia-Hsin Chang since July 2016. He was previously married to Annie Shizuka Inoh.
25. Chin Tsai
Actress | Dei ha ching
Chin Tsai was born on December 22, 1957 in Taipei, Taiwan. She is known for her work on Love Unto Waste (1986), Taipei Story (1985) and A Confucian Confusion (1994). She was previously married to Edward Yang.
26. Yi-Feng Hung
Actor | Jiu qing mian mian
Yi-Feng Hung was born on October 30, 1927 in Tainan, Taiwan as Hung Wen-Lu. He is known for his work on Jiu qing mian mian (1962), A ma de meng zhong qing ren (2013) and Jin long yi hao (1970). He died on February 24, 2010 in Taipei, Taiwan.
27. Leehom Wang
Actor | Wu wen xi dong
Leehom Wang was born on May 17, 1976 in Rochester, New York, USA as Alexander Lee Hom Wang. He is known for his work on Forever Young (2018), Blackhat (2015) and Lust, Caution (2007). He has been married to Jinglei Wang since November 27, 2013. They have two children.
Born in USA, career based in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
28. Yu-Sheng Chang
Music_department | Ban zhi yan
Yu-Sheng Chang was born on June 7, 1966 in Magong, Penghu, Taiwan. He died on November 12, 1997 in Tamsui, Taipei, Taiwan.
Actor | Shi mian mai fu
The 1/2 Taiwanese and 1/2 Japanese Takeshi Kaneshiro may have started out as a puerile teen idol in the Chinese entertainment scene, but he's since become a proper film star in his own right. Whether by his own design or not, the boyishness that marked his first steps into showbiz has evolved into ...
30. Shu-Hua Chen
Actress | Sha ren mei gui
31. Yu-Ching Fei
Music_department | Tao hua lian
32. Jolin Tsai
Soundtrack | Tian di ying xiong
Jolin Tsai was born on September 15, 1980 in Hsinchuang, Taiwan, and she is a Taiwanese singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and businesswoman. She began her singing career by winning the champion in an MTV singing competition in 1998, and in the next year she released her debut album. The Queen of...
33. Chin Chyi
Music_department | Xin A Li Ba Ba
36. Judy Ongg
Actress | Zhen jia qian jin
翁倩玉 Born in Taiwan, career based mostly in Japan.
37. Stefanie Sun
Soundtrack | Hua Mulan
Stefanie Sun was born on July 23, 1978 in Singapore as Sng Ee Tze. She has been married to Nadim Van Der Ros since March 31, 2011. They have one child.
Born in Singapore, career based in Taiwan and Singapore.
38. Jenny Tseng
Actress | Di san lei da dou
Born in the former Portuguese colony of Macau to an expatriate Austrian civil engineer father and Chinese mother from Hong Kong, Jenny Tseng was a child of a divorced marriage who was put under parental custody of her estranged father with her Chinese stepmother and step-siblings. Feeling alienated...
甄妮 Born in Macau, career started in Taiwan, then based in Hong Kong.
39. Qi Shu
Actress | The Transporter
Born in Taiwan, Qi Shu has won the prestigious Golden Horse Award in Taiwan (regarded as the East Asian Oscar) for Best Supporting Actress in 1998. She has also received a Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress in 2005. She appeared with Jackie Chan in the romantic comedy Gorgeous (1999) ("...
40. Joey Wang
Actress | Sien lui yau wan
Joey Wang grew up in her native Taiwan, where she was spotted by a talent scout for a modeling agency. Her height and delicate beauty made her one of the most popular Taiwanese models, and Wang went on to have a successful film career. Her ethereal elegance was used to great effect by director ...
41. Nien-Jen Wu
Writer | Duo sang
Wu Nien-Jen was born in a coal miner's family in 1952. He started writing short stories for newspapers in 1975, when he was still an accounting majored college student. After writing his first screenplay in 1978, Wu entered Central Motion Picture Corporation as a creative supervisor and worked with...
44. Tung Wang
Art_director | Ce ma ru lin
王童 Career based in Taiwan.
45. Jen Wan
Director | Chao ji da guo min
Jen Wan was born in 1950 in Taiwan. He is a director and writer, known for Super Citizen Ko (1995), Connection by Fate (1998) and It Takes Two to Tango (2014). He is married to Ming-Ming Su. They have one child.
47. Sally Yeh
Actress | Dip huet seung hung
Sally Yeh was born on September 30, 1961 in Taipei, Taiwan as Chien-Wen Yeh. She is known for her work on The Killer (1989), The Man with the Iron Fists (2012) and Peking Opera Blues (1986). She has been married to George Lam since July 17, 1996.
Born in Taiwan, career based in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
48. Feng-Jiao Lin
Actress | Xiao cheng de gu shi
Feng-Jiao Lin was born on June 30, 1953 in Taiwan. She is an actress, known for The Story of a Small Town (1979), Wang yang zhong de yi tiao chuan (1979) and Shaolin Long Arm (1974). She has been married to Jackie Chan since December 1, 1982. They have one child.
49. Zhen Zhen
Actress | Ti Ying
Zhen Zhen was born in 1948 in Beijing, China as Chia-Chen Chang. She is known for her work on Ti Ying (1971), Yan shui han (1977) and Qun xing hui (1970). She was previously married to Chia Chang Liu and Yin Tse.
甄珍 Career based in Taiwan.
51. Te-Sheng Wei
Producer | Sai de ke · ba lai: Tai yang qi
Born in 1969, Te-Sheng's film career began when he got a job in a small production house. Then he became an assistant in Edward Yang's film studio in 1995. When Yang was filming "Mahjong" (1996), he was promoted to assistant director from a grip assistant. From 1995 to 1998, he had shot shorts ...
52. Sheng Chen
Soundtrack | 5 yue yi hao
Sheng Chen was born on October 29, 1958 in Changhua, Taiwan as Chih-Sheng Chen.
53. Jimmy Liao
Writer | Di xia tie
54. Te-Chien Hou
Composer | Jia zi xuan ji
56. Giong Lim
Composer | Ci ke Nie Yin Niang
Lim Giong also known as Lin Chiang, born 7 June 1964 in Changhua, Taiwan) is a musician, artist, DJ, composer, songwriter, music producer, music director and also an actor. He is a leading figure in the Taiwanese experimental electronic music scene.
His musical career began with the release of his ...
Actress | Ping qiong gui gong zi
Stella Ching-Fang Chang is an actress, known for Poor Prince (2001).
58. Ching Chun Hsu
Composer | Piao lang qing chun
60. Kuo-Fu Chen
Producer | Feng sheng
61. Yen-Ping Chu
Director | Ci ling
63. Chun-Hsiung Ko
Actor | Huang Bu jun hun
Chun-Hsiung Ko was born on January 15, 1945 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He was an actor and producer, known for Huang Bu jun hun (1978), Ai you ming tian (1977) and Wu hu si hai (1992). He was married to Ching-Hua Tsai and Mei-Yao Chang. He died on December 6, 2015 in Tri-Service General Hospital, Neihu,...
64. Han Chin
Actor | Wang yang zhong de yi tiao chuan
Career based in Taiwan.
65. Hsing-Kuo Wu
Actor | You Seng
Hsing-Kuo Wu was born on April 12, 1953 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan as Kuo-chiu Wu. He is an actor, known for Temptation of a Monk (1993), Green Snake (1993) and The Soong Sisters (1997). He has been married to Hsiu-Wei Lin since 1980.
66. Nicky Wu
Actor | Scarlet Heart
Nicky Wu was born on October 31, 1970 in Taipei, Taiwan as Chi-Lung Wu. He is an actor, known for Startling by Each Step (2011), Thunder Cop (1996) and Treasure Venture (2000). He has been married to Shi Shi Liu since January 20, 2015. They have one child. He was previously married to Yashu Ma.
68. Kun-Hou Chen
Cinematographer | Jie hun
69. Shaudi Wang
Writer | Fei tian
71. Wu Bai
Composer | Shao nian ye, an la!
Wu Bai "King of Chinese Rock"-- Singapore Strait Times "King of Rock"-- San Jose Mercury News, USA Wu Bai is one of the majors if not the biggest Rock Star at the Mandarin Music territory, which includes Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. He also has fans in Japan, USA, and Canada. ...
72. Yueh Sun
Actor | Lung foo fung wan
Yueh Sun was born on October 26, 1930 in Yuyao, Zhejiang, China. He is known for his work on City on Fire (1987), Storm Over the Yangtse River (1969) and Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing? (1983). He was married to You Jingying. He died on May 1, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan.
孫越 Career based in Taiwan.
74. CoCo Lee
Soundtrack | Wo hu cang long
CoCo Lee was born on January 17, 1976 in Hong Kong as Ferren Lee. She has been married to Bruce Philip Rockowitz since October 27, 2011.
李玟 Born in Hong Kong, career based mostly in Taiwan during her prime.
75. Delphine Chin
Music_department | Tai ji: Zhang San Feng
76. Ah-Lei Gua
Actress | Yan yu meng meng
Career based in Taiwan.
79. Chen Chang
Chang Chen, an international renowned actor, first earned his attention at the age of 14 when he took the lead role in A Brighter Summer Day. Since then, he was nominated three times at the Golden Horse Awards, and several times for best actor at the Berlinale and the Cannes Film Festival. He won ...
80. Fei Chang
Director | Zong Yi Da Ge Da
81. Charlie Chin
Actor | Ren zai tian ya
Charlie Chin was born on May 19, 1948 in Nanjing, China as Qin Xianglin Chin Hsiang Lin. He is an actor, known for Far Away from Home (1977), Chang qian wan lu (1975) and Winners & Sinners (1983). He was previously married to Josephine Siao.
秦祥林 Career based mostly in Taiwan during his prime.
82. Chien-Lien Wu
Actress | Yin shi nan nu
Wu Chien-Lien was born on July 3, 1968 in Taipei. Inspired by Fame (USA 1980) she entered the Taipei National University of Art after finishing high school she earned tuition money during the summer by singing commercial jingles and back-up vocals. Famous actress Sylvia Chang happened to come ...
83. Sihung Lung
Actor | Wo hu cang long
Sihung Lung was born on January 1, 1930 in Suqian, China as Hsiung Lang. He was an actor, known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) and The Wedding Banquet (1993). He was married to Pao Chia. He died on May 2, 2002 in Taipei, Taiwan.
郎雄 Career based in Taiwan.
87. Jimmy Lin
Actor | Jue dai shuang jiao
Jimmy Lin was born on October 15, 1974 in Taipei, Taiwan as Lin Chi-Ying. He is known for his work on The Legendary Siblings (1999), Tai Bei shen hua (1985) and Chai tin dai sing suen ng hung (2002). He has been married to Ruo-Yi Chen since 2010. They have three children.
89. Hsiao-Fen Lu
Actress | Kan hai de ri zi
Actress | Ma lu xiao ying xiong
Polly Ling-Feng Shang-Kuan was born on October 10, 1949 in Pin-Tong, Taiwan as Hui Tai-Mei. She is an actress, known for Back Alley Princess (1973), From Hong Kong with Love (1975) and Dragon Inn (1967).
上官靈鳳 Career based in Taiwan & Hong Kong during her prime.
Actor | You and Me
Jeff Shin-Che Chang was born on March 26, 1967 in Hsiluo, Yunlin, Taiwan as Chang Shin-Che.
92. Ruby Lin
Actress | Lei ting zhan jing
Ruby Lin (born January 27, 1976 ) is a Taiwanese actress, pop singer and producer. Lin Born in Taipei, Taiwan. She was moving to United States when she was young, and lived there for 2 years. She returned to Taiwan at the age of 8 and was entered elementary school.
Originally she planned on going UK...
93. Alec Su
Director | Zuo er
Alec Su (born on September 11, 1973 in Taipei, Taiwan) is a versatile Chinese singer and actor. His career started in 1988, at the age of 15, when he joined the Little Tigers (Xiao Hu Dui), which became the first idol singing group in the Taiwanese music industry. The trio's popularity was ...
94. Hui-Shan Yang
Actress | Wo zhe yang guo le yi sheng
96. Yueh-Hsun Tsai
Director | Pi zi ying xiong
Yueh-Hsun Tsai was born on September 27, 1968 in Taiwan. He is a director and producer, known for Black & White (2009), Black & White Episode 1: The Dawn of Assault (2012) and Meteor Garden (2001). He has been married to Hsiao-Hui Yu since 2000. They have four children.
97. Johnny Chen
Composer | Ruan Lingyu
98. Shu-Jun Huang
Composer | Qing shao nian nuo zha