Promising UK East Asian Actors (of Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese)

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UK East Asian actors under 40 who were originally born in East Asia.

1. Haruka Abe

Actress | Cyberbully

Haruka Abe is an Anglo-Japanese actress based in London, United Kingdom.

Born in Tokyo, Haruka spent her childhood split between New York, London and Tokyo, moving between the three cities with her family. Aged 8 she decided to try acting and at age 9 she played Bilbo Baggins in her school play ...

2. 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).

3. Yennis Cheung

Actress | Skyfall

Yennis Cheung is an actress and writer, known for Skyfall (2012), Death Race 4: Beyond Anarchy (2018) and Ransom (2017).

4. Crystal Yu

Actress | Casualty

Crystal Yu is known for her work on Casualty (1986), A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019) and Industry (2020).

5. Ken Yamamura

Actor | The Wolverine

Ken Yamamura was born as Kennosuke Yamamura. He is an actor, known for The Wolverine (2013), Godzilla (2014) and Black Mirror (2011).

6. Teresa Daley

Actress | Transformers: Age of Extinction

Teresa Daley was born on June 1, 1989 in the USA. She is an actress, known for Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), Days We Stared at the Sun (2010) and Sweet Relationship (2007).

7. Yôsuke Kubozuka

Actor | Silence

Yôsuke Kubozuka was born on May 7, 1979 in Yokosuka, Japan. He is an actor, known for Silence (2016), Go (2001) and Samurai Resurrection (2003). He has been married to Pinky since December 16, 2015. He was previously married to Non Chan.

8. Aoi Okuyama

Actress | Giri/Haji

Aoi Okuyama is an actress, known for Giri/Haji (2019).

9. Sandra Yi Sencindiver

Actress | Bäckström

Sandra Yi Sencindiver is an American-Danish-Korean actress. She was born in Pusan, Korea. She is an American citizen living in Denmark. Fluid in English and Danish. She trained at the Danish National School of Performing Arts (department at Aarhus theatre). She is known from The Bridge IIII (2018),...

11. Dash You

Actor | Big Match

Dash You was born under the name of Dae-sik You, and he also uses a stage name of Nam Yoon Ho in Korea. He was born in Seoul, South Korea. He moved to England at the age of 14. He graduated his High school and Undergraduate in England. After spending almost 8 years in England, he moved back to ...

12. Jay Yu

Actor | Bo & Mei

Jay Yu is a UK based actor from Taiwan. He attended the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama for his master degree in 2014, and has been working as an actor since in the UK for TV, films and theatre. He first appeared in Channel 4's series, Foreign Skies, as Young Zhang Lin.

13. Nicole Miners

Actress | They're Outside

Nicole Miners (born 18 October 1995) is a British East Asian actress.

Nicole Miners was born and raised in Hong Kong, the daughter of a Chinese mother and an English father. Being a Eurasian growing up in Hong Kong, she learned to speak Cantonese and Mandarin fluently. She trained at 3AMI in Hong ...

14. Rina Takasaki

Actress | The Forest

Rina Takasaki is an actress, known for The Forest (2016), Level Up (2016) and Breaking the Band (2018).

15. Yoshiki Minato

Actor | Giri/Haji

Yoshiki Minato is an actor.

16. Julianna Kurokawa

Actress | Twisted Sobriety

Julianna Kurokawa is an actress, known for Twisted Sobriety (2017), Paste (2017) and Minus 365 (2018).

17. Tomoko Komura

Actress | 47 Ronin

Tomoko Komura is an English-speaking Japanese actress based in London UK, trained in Lecoq-based Physical Theatre (Master of Fine Arts from London International School of Performing Arts). Since finishing her training in 2006, she has been working as a devising theatre performer for companies such ...

18. Masaya Mimura

Actor | Giri/Haji

Masaya Mimura is a Japanese actor based in London.

Masaya was born in Nagoya, Japan. After moving to the UK with his family he spent 8years in Manchester before returning to Japan.

He began his career as a Model when he was 19 years old, appearing in many commercials, advertisements and fashion ...

19. Gana Bayarsaikhan

Actress | Wonder Woman

Gana Bayarsaikhan is an actress, known for Wonder Woman (2017), Ex Machina (2014) and Sweet Lies (2018).

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