Everyone knows Jackie Chan, but he’s far from the only top Asian celebrity in Hollywood. Great Asian-American actors have been on the silver screen for years, but now, Hollywood movies and TV shows are starting to welcome talented Asian actors from all over the world. Check out our top picks.
Constance Wu is best known for her role in the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians (all-Asian cast). She is also famous as Kathy on the web series EastSiders, which has been running since 2012.
Lucy Liu starred in Kill Bill, Ally McBeal, and Charlie’s Angels. She is also an artist, producer, and director. Nobody can forget the feisty Ling Woo in Ally McBeal!
John Cho is an actor and musician, who was born in South Korea. He is known for the Harold & Kumar series and the Star Trek series.
Ki Hong Lee (Maze Runner series, Unbreakable) is a Korean-American actor. He is most famous for playing the role of Dong Nguyen in the Netflix series Unbreakable and Minho in The Maze Runner.
Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) hails from Malaysia. She became famous over 20 years ago, not least for doing her own stunts in Hong Kong action films.
Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians, The Travel Show) is a British-Malaysian actor, TV host, and model. He is currently a presenter on BBC’s The Travel Show.
Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) is this rapper’s stage name. She was born in Queens, New York City. She is noted for her activism and extensive satire apart from her great, versatile talent. She also appeared in the film Ocean’s 8. She has self-released two studio albums, Yellow Ranger and In Fina We Trust.
Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, The Divergent Series, Hawaii Five-0) is an Asian-American producer, actor, and director. He is most famous for his roles as Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii Five-0, Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost, and Johnny Gat in the Saints Row series.
Asian roles are getting more and more popular after last year’s hit, Crazy Rich Asians. We’ll be seeing even hotter Asian celebs in the years to come.