Asian American actors/actresses

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1. Christina Chang

Actress | Live Free or Die Hard

Christina Chang was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, by her Chinese-Filipino father and American mother. At 17 she moved to the United States to study Theatre & Film in her mother's home state of Kansas and later studied acting in Seattle, USA. Chang went on to gain a Masters of Fine Arts from ...

2. Will Yun Lee

Actor | Altered Carbon

Will Yun Lee was born in Arlington, Virginia, to Jung Ja Lee and Soo Won Lee, who had recently emigrated from Korea. He was raised by both immediate and extended family and moved often, exposed to life on the tough Bronx streets and idyllic Hawaiian beaches. By his teens he was living in the San ...

3. Tamlyn Tomita

Actress | The Day After Tomorrow

Tamlyn Tomita was born on January 27, 1966 in Okinawa, Japan as Tamlyn Naomi Tomita. She is an actress, known for The Day After Tomorrow (2004), The Eye (2008) and The Karate Kid Part II (1986).

4. Constance Wu

Actress | Crazy Rich Asians

Constance Wu was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother is a computer programmer and her father is a college professor. Both are Taiwanese immigrants. Constance grew up in Richmond performing in the local community theatre scene. At sixteen, she moved to New York to study at the famed ...

5. Henry Golding

Actor | Crazy Rich Asians

Malaysian television host, actor and model Henry Ewan Golding was born in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, to Margaret Likan and Clive Golding. His father is English and his mother is Malaysian. His mother is from the Iban people, an Indigenous group in Sarawak, and Henry completed the bejalai, an Iban ...

6. 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, ...

7. 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"...

8. Awkwafina

Actress | Ocean's Eight

Awkwafina was born in New York City, New York, USA as Nora Lum. She is an actress and writer, known for Ocean's Eight (2018), Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and The Farewell (2019).

9. 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 (2016) and Glee (2009). He has been married to Shelby Rabara since November 22, 2015. They have one child.

10. Ken Jeong

Actor | The Hangover

Ken Jeong is an American actor, comedian, and physician. He is known for his roles as Ben Chang on the critically acclaimed NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community (2009) and gangster Leslie Chow in The Hangover (2009) Trilogy. He appeared in Michael Bay's Pain & Gain (2013), as Johnny Wu, a motivational ...

11. Jimmy O. Yang

Actor | Patriots Day

Jimmy O. Yang is a stand-up comedian and actor. He stars as Jian-Yang on HBO's Silicon Valley (2014), Bernard Tai in the film Crazy Rich Asians and as real-life hero Dun Meng in the film Patriots Day (2016). As a stand-up, he performed on The Arsenio Hall Show and received a rare standing ovation. ...

12. Nico Santos

Actor | Crazy Rich Asians

Santos was born in Manila, Philippines and moved with his family to the United States when he was sixteen, residing in Gresham, Oregon and attending Gresham's Centennial High School. Santos studied acting at Southern Oregon University. He worked for several years in the costume department of the ...

13. Ali Wong

Writer | Ali Wong: Baby Cobra

Ali Wong was born on April 19, 1982 in San Francisco, California, USA as Alexandra Dawn Wong. She is an actress and writer, known for Ali Wong: Baby Cobra (2016), Always Be My Maybe (2019) and American Housewife (2016). She has been married to Justin Hakuta since November 27, 2014. They have two ...

14. 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 ...

15. Daniel Dae Kim

Actor | Lost

Daniel Dae Kim has made a career of creating multifaceted and stereotype-breaking roles as an actor, director and now, producer. Prior to his seven-season portrayal of Chin Ho Kelly on "Hawaii Five-0," Kim was best known for his role as Jin Soo Kwon on the hit TV series "Lost," for which he shared ...

16. Emerson Min

Actor | Black-ish

Emerson Min is an actor, known for Black-ish (2014), Always Be My Maybe (2019) and Speechless (2016).

17. Hudson Yang

Actor | Fresh Off the Boat

Hudson Yang was born as Hudson David Yang. He is an actor, known for Fresh Off the Boat (2015), The Sisterhood of Night (2014) and Hum (2017).

18. Forrest Wheeler

Actor | Fresh Off the Boat

Forrest Wheeler knows that if you want to live the dream, it takes commitment and hard work. Forrest has always strived for excellence in his many ventures and activities: Acting, IMPROV, Xtreme Martial Arts, Action Stunts, Hip Hop and Tennis to name a few.

Forrest's first acting class was at the ...

19. Ian Chen

Actor | Shazam!

Ian Chen was born on September 7, 2006 in Los Angeles. At age 5, Ian booked his first national commercial and has since then, steadily worked in commercials, print, and television shows. In March 2014, he landed his big break when he booked the comedic role of Evan Huang in ABC's "Fresh Off the ...

20. Albert Tsai

Actor | Abominable

Albert Tsai is an American actor. He started his professional career at the age of 9. Albert won rave reviews and multiple awards recognition for his breakout role as Bert on the ABC comedy series Trophy Wife, including a "Best Supporting Actor" nomination from 2014 Critics' Choice Television ...

21. C.S. Lee

Actor | Dexter

C.S. Lee got the acting bug his junior year of High School while playing football. Film became his passion. He attended Cornish College of the Arts on an acting scholarship and graduated with his BFA. He continued his acting training at the Yale School of Drama graduating with an MFA. He then spent...

22. Rex Lee

Actor | Entourage

Rex Lee was born on January 7, 1969 in Warren, Ohio, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Entourage (2004), Entourage (2015) and Suburgatory (2011).

23. Grace Park

Actress | Battlestar Galactica

Grace Park (born March 14, 1974) is an American-Canadian actress. She gained recognition as Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii and Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon on Battlestar Galactica (2004), as well as Shannon Ng in the Canadian television series teen soap Edgemont (2000). From 2010 to 2017, Park starred ...

24. Masi Oka

Actor | Heroes

Masayori "Masi" Oka is a Japanese American actor, producer and digital effects artist. He became widely known for his role on NBC's Heroes as Hiro Nakamura and in CBS' Hawaii Five-0 as Doctor Max Bergman. Oka was born in Tokyo, Japan, to Setsuko Oka. His parents divorced when he was one month old; ...

25. Ian Anthony Dale

Actor | The Hangover

Ian Anthony Dale was born on July 3, 1978 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. He is an actor, known for The Hangover (2009), Hawaii Five-0 (2010) and Salvation (2017). He has been married to Nicole Garippo since October 8, 2016. They have one child.

26. Priyanka Chopra

Actress | Baywatch

Priyanka Chopra Jonas (née Chopra) was born on July 18, 1982 in Jamshedpur, India, to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra, both Indian Army physicians. She had a very varied upbringing. She started her education at La Martinière Girls College in Lucknow as a resident student; ...

27. Parveen Kaur

Actress | Manifest

Parveen Kaur is an actress, known for Manifest (2018), The Strain (2014) and Through Black Spruce (2018).

28. 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 The Real World (1992) there, she tried out, and was successful, ...

29. Chrissy Teigen

Actress | Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Chrissy Teigen was born on November 30, 1985 in Delta, Utah, USA as Christine Diane Teigen. She is an actress and producer, known for Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018), Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) and Double Dutchess: Seeing Double (2017). She has been married to John Legend ...



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