Birth Place Matching "Hong Kong" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. 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 ...

2. 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 ...

3. Romola Garai

Actress | Atonement

Born in Hong Kong to father Adrian (banker) and mother Janet (journalist), Romola Garai's unusual name is the female version of Romolo, an Italian name for boys (from Latin Romulus, the founder of Rome). She grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong until she was eight when her family returned to lay ...

4. Katrina Kaif

Actress | Ek Tha Tiger

Katrina Kaif is one of eight siblings, 7 girls and 1 boy, from a mother who is a Caucasian of British Nationality, and a father who was formerly from Kashmir, India, but who has since acquired British citizenship. Her mother is now re-settled in Chennai (formerly known as Madras), the Capital of ...

5. Yun-Fat Chow

Actor | Wo hu cang long

Chow Yun Fat is a charismatic, athletically built and energetic Asian-born film star who first came to the attention of western audiences via his roles in the high-octane/blazing guns action films of maverick HK director John Woo.

Chow was born in 1955 on the quiet island of Lamma, part of the ...

6. Stephen Chow

Actor | Kung fu

Stephen Chow was the only boy of his family, and has grown up as a Bruce Lee fan and a martial arts addict. His career started on TV, where he presented a children show ( "430 Space Shuttle" (1983)) and started becoming popular. He got some supporting roles, after that, and won the Taiwanese Golden...

7. Maggie Cheung

Actress | Faa yeung nin wa

Maggie Cheung was born on September 20, 1964, in Hong Kong, and moved at the age of eight with her family to England. After finishing secondary school, she returned to Hong Kong, where she began modeling and appearing in commercials. In 1983 she participated in the Ms. Hong Kong pageant, winning ...

8. 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 ...

9. Robin Shou

Actor | Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Robin Shou is the fourth child of a Shanghai tailor and homemaker. His family moved to the US in 1971. Their first home in Los Angeles was a 2 bedroom apartment near Olympic and Vermont, today known as Koreatown.

Shou didn't start attending martial arts classes until he was 19. He took Kenpo (Karate...

10. Stephanie Jacobsen

Actress | Alex Cross

Stephanie Jacobsen was born on June 22, 1980 in Hong Kong. She is an actress, known for Alex Cross (2012) and Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007).

11. Richard Cawthorne

Actor | Wolf Creek

Australian actor Richard Cawthorne was born in 1976 in Hong Kong, the youngest of two. His mother, Zelda, was a journalist for the South China Morning Post, and his father, Russell, a Marketing Executive for Hong Kong film company Golden Harvest Studios.

In 2012 Richard won the Australian Academy of...

12. Tzi Ma

Actor | Arrival

Tzi Ma was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the United States at a young age. Together with his parents and four of his siblings, he worked in a family-owned restaurant on Staten Island, New York, where he still has his elementary school friends he's in touch with. One of the most prolific and ...

13. John Lone

Actor | The Last Emperor

Born Leung Kwok Ng in Hong Kong October 13, 1952, John Lone was spartanly raised by a single mother until the age of 7 when he was sent off to be schooled with the Peking Opera. He never again saw his mother. The Peking Opera could be a brutal and grueling life for a child but he was a diligent and...

14. 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 ...

15. Sally Phillips

Actress | Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Sally Phillips was born on May 10, 1970 in Hong Kong. She is an actress and writer, known for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) and Bridget Jones's Diary (2001). She has been married to Andrew Bermejo since January 17, 2003. They have three children.

16. Nancy Kwan

Actress | The World of Suzie Wong

At just 18, Nancy Kwan was studying dance with England's Royal Ballet School, when she was spotted by producer Ray Stark, who tested her and gave her the starring role of a free-spirited Hong Kong prostitute who captivates artist William Holden in The World of Suzie Wong (1960). She followed it the...

17. Tony Chiu-Wai Leung

Actor | Faa yeung nin wa

Tony Leung Chiu Wai was born in Hong Kong on 27 June 1962. He and his younger sister were raised by their mother after his father left them. In 1982, after passing the training courses of TVB, Tony became a TV actor and became famous for his comedy style in such TV shows as Lu ding ji (1983) or Jue...

18. Andy Lau

Actor | Mou gaan dou

Andy Lau Tak-wah, (born 27 September 1961) is a Hong Kong actor, singer-songwriter, presenter, and film producer. Lau has been one of Hong Kong's most commercially successful film actors since the mid-1980s, performing in more than 160 films while maintaining a successful singing career at the same...

19. Kwok-Kwan Chan

Actor | Kung fu

Kwok-Kwan Chan was born on August 1, 1975 in Hong Kong. He is an actor, known for Kung Fu Hustle (2004), Yip Man 3 (2015) and Shaolin Soccer (2001).

20. Finn Elliot

Actor | The Mercy

Finn Elliot is a British actor from Chichester in the UK. He was born in Hong Kong in 2002, before moving to Kuala Lumpur at the age of one. He spent most of his childhood living in Singapore with his brother Archie, mother Mini and his father Giles. Finn moved to England at the age of nine. He was...

21. Wai Ching Ho

Actress | Daredevil

Wai Ching Ho was born on November 16, 1943 in Hong Kong. She is an actress, known for Daredevil (2015), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) and Robot Stories (2003).

22. Anthony Chau-Sang Wong

Actor | Mou gaan dou

Anthony Wong Chau-Sang was born to a British father and a Chinese mother. He never knew his father, since the man left his family when Wong was four years old. He trained acting at ATV and later enrolled into the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

After working in several TV Series, he shot to ...

23. Shannon Walsh

Actress | Begin Again

Shannon Maree Walsh was born in Hong Kong to Australian parents Julie and Christian Walsh. She graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. Until age seventeen, Shannon trained as a competitive gymnast under Ukranian national coaches Vladimir and Valentina Kovalenko. ...

24. Tony Ka Fai Leung

Actor | Hak se wui

Tony Leung Ka-fai is a four-time Hong Kong Film Award-winning film actor. As he is often confused with actor Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Tony Leung Ka-fai is known as "Big Tony", while Tony Chiu-Wai Leung is known as "Little Tony", nicknames which correspond to the actors' respective physical statures.

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25. Gavin Stenhouse

Actor | Allegiance

Gavin is an Actor & Musician born in Hong Kong. When he was 9 he moved to Lewes, a small town in the South of England. He later moved to London to train at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he graduated in 2007. He currently lives in California.

26. Anita Mui

Actress | Yan zhi kou

With a career that began in her early childhood, Anita Mui is the queen of Hong Kong's pop-music industry. After she won a singing contest in 1982, her life in the limelight began. In the early stages of her career her image was a little bit tomboy-ish and sexy (which was the reason she was called ...

27. Clara Blandick

Actress | The Wizard of Oz

Clara Blandick was a character actress who was born aboard an American ship off the coast of Hong Kong on June 4, 1880. Little is known about her early life until she became an actress. Although she appeared in 118 films, she was primarily a stage actress. Clara actually began her film career at a ...

28. Juju Chan

Actress | Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

JuJu Chan is a Chinese American action star graduated with a Masters degree from the prestigious NYU-Tisch School of the Arts (Film/TV). She is an award winning international movie actress, martial artist, Taekwon-Do (ITF) Hong Kong National athlete and medalist, Thai Boxing Champion, and Hong Kong...

29. Wayne Wang

Director | Smoke

Wayne Wang was born on January 12, 1949 in Hong Kong. He is a director and producer, known for Smoke (1995), Maid in Manhattan (2002) and Chan Is Missing (1982). He is married to Cora Miao.

30. Leslie Cheung

Actor | Ah fei zing zyun

Leslie Cheung was the youngest of 10 children. His father was tailor to the late William Holden. Leslie's parents divorced when he was young, and he claims this is one reason for his disinterest in marriage. Following graduation from secondary school, he studied at Leeds University in Great Britain...

31. Johnnie To

Producer | Cheung foh

With over thirty directing and producing credits to his name, Johnnie To enjoyed international breakthroughs with Hak se wui (2005), Triad Election (2006) (aka "Triad Election") and Fong juk (2006); those films enjoyed multiple international film festival appearances and were separately sold to ...

32. 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 ...

33. Jason Tobin

Actor | The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Jason Tobin was born in Hong Kong. He is an actor and director, known for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Jasmine (2015) and Better Luck Tomorrow (2002).

34. George Cheung

Actor | Rush Hour

George Cheung was born on February 8, 1949 in Hong Kong. He is known for his work on Rush Hour (1998), Starsky & Hutch (2004) and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999).

35. Shawn Yue

Actor | Mou gaan dou

Branded as the next "Nicholas Tse", Shawn Yue was born and raised in Hong Kong. Spotted at an early age on the streets of Hong Kong by agents of the famous Hong Kong modelling agency "Starz People". He has modelled for Giordano, Sony, Timberland, Gillette, Meko, and is currently a spokesmodel for ...

36. Louis Koo

Actor | Moon to

Louis Koo was born on October 21, 1970 in Hong Kong as Louis Tin Lok Koo. He is an actor and producer, known for Moon to (2007), Sao du (2013) and Sit ting fung wan (2009).

37. Simon Yam

Actor | PTU

Simon Yam was born 19 March, 1955, also known as Yam Tat-wah, is a veteran Hong Kong-based actor and film producer. He started off as a supermodel before becoming an actor in the mid 1970s. He then signed with the Hong Kong television network TVB, starring and co-starring in a number of television ...

38. Aaron Kwok

Actor | Fu zi

Aaron Kwok Fu-shing (born 26 October 1965) is a Hong Kong singer, dancer, and actor. He has been active since the 1980s and to the present. He is considered one of the "Four Heavenly Kings" of Hong Kong. Kwok's onstage dancing and displays is influenced by Michael Jackson. While most of his songs ...

39. Nicholas Tse

Actor | Shi yue wei cheng

Nicholas was born in Hong Kong, China. He attended school in Vancouver, Canada. He also attended school for a short time in Phoenix, Arizona before moving back to Hong Kong with his parents Patrick Yin Tse and Deborah Dik, and his sister, Jennifer (Ting Ting). Nicholas started his singing career ...

40. Nora Miao

Actress | Meng long guo jiang

Nora Miao was born on February 8, 1952 in Hong Kong, China. She is an actress and production manager, known for The Way of the Dragon (1972), Dong feng po (2010) and The Big Boss (1971).

41. 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 ...

42. Rosamund Kwan

Actress | Wong Fei Hung

Rosamund Kwan was born on September 24, 1962 in Hong Kong as Guan Ga Wei. She is an actress, known for Wong Fei Hung (1991), Lie tou (1982) and Jing gu jyun ga (1991). She was previously married to Pierre Chen and Guosheng Wang.

43. Ronny Yu

Director | Bai fa mo nu zhuan

Born in Hong Kong, Ronny Yan-Tai Yu dreamed of making films since he was a child. At only 9 months of age, Yu contracted polio, resulting in a long recovery that prevented him from developing an active childhood and had to spend much time in isolation. To cope with the loneliness, Yu created ...

44. Stephen Fung

Director | Xia dao lian meng

Stephen Fung was born in Hong Kong. Stephen made his acting debut in Forbidden Nights(1990), playing the childhood version of the male lead. By 1998, Stephen was voted by the Hong Kong press as "Upcoming Actor of the Year." In 2004, Stephen wrote/directed/starred in his feature film directorial ...

45. 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...

46. Karen Mok

Actress | Do lok tin si

Karen Mok was born on June 2, 1970 in Hong Kong as Karen Joy Morris. She is an actress, known for Fallen Angels (1995), Around the World in 80 Days (2004) and Hak hap (1996). She has been married to 'Johannes' since October 1, 2011.

47. Charlie Yeung

Actress | Do lok tin si

Charlie Yeung was first cast to star in a jewelry commercial with pop idol Aaron Kwok in 1993, and thus began her versatile career. Within a year, she appeared in various movies including acclaimed director Kar-Wai Wong's Ashes of Time, and released her first album which won her The Most Promising ...

48. Elizabeth Sung

Actress | Tango & Cash

Raised in Hong Kong, Elizabeth Sung is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. She holds a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School and was a member of The Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Elizabeth studied acting with Sanford Meisner and Milton Katselas. She was in the Directing Workshop for Women at the ...

49. Aimee Eccles

Actress | Little Big Man

Aimee Eccles was born on January 1, 1949 in Hong Kong as Amy Eckles. She is an actress, known for Little Big Man (1970), Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971) and Paradise Alley (1978).

50. Karis Campbell

Actress | Battle Creek

Karis Campbell was born in Hong Kong as Karis Alexandra Campbell. She is an actress and director, known for Battle Creek (2015), Rizzoli & Isles (2010) and The West Wing (1999). She has been married to Matt Buckler since May 2006. They have two children.


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