Famous Chinese Actors

Find out more about the greatest Chinese Actors, including Bruce Lee, Stephen Chow, Tank Man, Huang Xiaoming and Zhang Ziyi.

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 1 
Jackie Chan
(One of the Most Popular Action Film Stars of All Time Known for His 'Slapstick Acrobatic' Fighting Style)

Jackie Chan
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Birthdate: April 7, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

Jackie Chan is a martial artist, actor, film director, screenwriter and singer and is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing and innovative stunts in his films, which he performs himself. Rumble in the Bronx, Shanghai Noon and Rush Hour are some of his popular Hollywood films. He has a widespread following in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres.

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Jet Li
(Actor and Martial Artist Who was All-Around Youth Champion in the National Wushu Competition)

Jet Li
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Birthdate: April 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beijing, China

Jet Li is one of the most popular Asian actors to have made it big in the American film industry. A martial artist and former Wushu champion, he won a national championship before retiring from competitive Wushu to focus on his acting career. Also a well-known philanthropist, Jet Li is closely associated with the Red Cross Society of China.

 3 
Kris Wu
(Rapper)

Kris Wu
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Birthdate: November 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
Chinese-Canadian actor/singer Wu Yifan, better known as Kris Wu, previously performed as part of the South Korean-Chinese boy band EXO. He has also had a successful solo career, with hits such as Good Kid, and has starred in films such as Mr. Six and XXX: Return of Xander Cage.
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 4 
Dylan Wang
(Actor)

Dylan Wang
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Birthdate: December 20, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chengdu

Dylan Wang is a Chinese singer, rapper, model, and actor. He achieved international fame for his portrayal of Daoming Si in the popular TV series, Meteor Garden. Apart from being an entertainer, Dylan is also a basketball enthusiast. In 2019, he participated in a celebrity basketball game and helped his team secure a win at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center

 5 
Bolo Yeung
(Bodybuilder)

Bolo Yeung
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Birthdate: July 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China

Bolo Yeung is a Hong Kong retired competitive bodybuilder and martial arts film actor. He is best known for his performance in popular films like Enter the Dragon and Bloodsport. He has also played lead roles in films like Ironheart, which is regarded as a cult classic. As a bodybuilder, Yeung held the Mr. Hong Kong title for ten years.  

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Hu Yi Tian
(Actor)

Hu Yi Tian
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Birthdate: December 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hangzhou

After making waves with his TV debut in A Rush to Dead Summer, Chinese actor Hu Yitian gained accolades and awards for his role of Jiang Chen in the Tencent series A Love So Beautiful. He has also appeared on reality shows such as Twenty-Four Hours.

 7 
Ludi Lin
(Film actor)

Ludi Lin
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Birthdate: November 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fuzhou, China

Born in China, Ludi Lin spent most of his early years studying in Australia and then moved to Canada. Apart from studying acting, he also took up courses in dietetics and medicine. His martial arts and language skills have helped him grab roles in a lot of Chinese co-productions.

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 8 
Deng Lun
(Actor)

Deng Lun
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Birthdate: October 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province

Deng Lun soared to fame with the xianxia series Ashes of Love. The star of The Yin-Yang Master film franchise, Lun was named Esquire’s Most Commercially Valuable Artist of the Year. He has also appeared in the series Flowers in Fog and the reality show Go Fighting! 

 9 
Zhang Yimou
(Chinese Film Director Known for His Films That Explore Sexual Repression and Political Oppression)

Zhang Yimou
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Birthdate: November 14, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

Part of the Chinese Fifth Generation of filmmakers, Zhang Yimou is best known for his Academy Award-nominated films Ju Dou, Raise the Red Lantern, and Hero. His most expensive film, The Great Wall, was, however, a box-office failure. He also directed part of the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony.

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Tzi Ma
(Actor who has appeared in numerous international films such as Rush Hour and The Lady Killers)

Tzi Ma
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Birthdate: June 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: British Hong Kong

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Vin Zhang
(Actor)

Vin Zhang
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Birthdate: January 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wuxi, China

Chinese actor Vin Zhang soared to fame with series such as Chronicle of Life and The King's Woman. He made headlines when a netizen claiming to be his neighbor stated that Zhang was already married and had a child, though Zhang later denied the rumor, claiming he was single.

 12 
Hans Zhang
(Actor)

Hans Zhang
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Birthdate: October 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Qiqihar, China

Hans Zhang is a Chinese actor, host, and singer. He is known for playing important roles in TV series like Meteor Shower, The Queen of SOP, Boss & Me, and Heroes in Sui and Tang Dynasties. Over the years, Hans Zhang has won several prestigious awards, such as Asian Idol Awards, China TV Drama Award, and Seoul International Drama Award.

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Lin Gengxin
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Birthdate: February 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shenyang, China

Lin Gengxin is a Chinese actor best known for his portrayal of Yinti in the popular television series, Scarlet Heart. One of the most bankable actors in China, Gengxin has starred in many box office hits like My Old Classmate and Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon. He is often featured on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list.

 14 
Han Geng
(Singer)

Han Geng
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Birthdate: February 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mudanjiang, China

Mandopop and K-pop singer and actor Han Geng first gained fame with the band Super Junior. He is trained in 56 types of traditional Chinese dance forms, apart from martial arts and ballet. He has also succeeded as a solo singer and has appeared in movies such as Ex-Files.

 15 
Gordon Liu
(Played the lead role of San Te in The 36th Chamber of Shaolin)

Gordon Liu
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Birthdate: August 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guangdong, China

Gordon Liu is a Chinese martial artist and martial arts film actor best known for his portrayal of San Te in the 1978 Hong Kong kung fu film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. He then went on to appear in popular films like Kill Bill: Volume 1. Gordon made his Bollywood debut in the 2009 film Chandni Chowk to China.

 16 
Wang Leehom
(Singer-songwriter)

Wang Leehom
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Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, U.S.

 17 
Hawick Lau
(Actor)

Hawick Lau
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Birthdate: October 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: British Hong Kong

Chinese actor Hawick Lau Hoi-wai had been exposed to the world of films since childhood, owing to his legendary actor father Lau Dan. Best known for series such as A Kindred Spirit, he made headlines for after his split with his ex-wife, actor Yang Mi. 

 18 
Hu Ge
(Actor)

Hu Ge
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Birthdate: September 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Hu Ge began as a part-time host on TV shows at age 14 and then gained fame with the series Chinese Paladin. The Chinese actor was dragged into a controversy after stating that men are born to be playboys. An avid photographer, too, he often brings his cameras to sets.

 19 
Lee Hoi-chuen
(Opera Singer, Actor)

Lee Hoi-chuen
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Birthdate: February 4, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shunde District, China
Died: February 7, 1965

Better known as Bruce Lee’s father, Cantonese opera performer Lee Hoi-chuen married half-Chinese and half-German Grace Ho after moving to Hong Kong. Bruce Lee was born to them while they were touring U.S. for an opera. His death, just days after the birth of his grandson Brandon Lee, shocked many.

 20 
Yoson An
(Actor)

Yoson An
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Birthdate: June 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zhuhai, Guangdong, China

 21 
John Lone
(Actor)

John Lone
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Birthdate: October 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hong Kong

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Winston Chao
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Birthdate: June 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Taiwan

 23 
Deng Chao
(Actor, Singer)

Deng Chao
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Birthdate: February 2, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nanchang, China
Chinese actor Deng Chao has soared to fame with his blockbuster hits such as The Breakup Guru and critically acclaimed films such as The Dead End. The father of two has also won the Golden Rooster and the Shanghai International Film Festival awards. He is married to actor Sun Li.

 24 
Bosco Wong
(Actor)

Bosco Wong
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Birthdate: December 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hong Kong

 25 
Chen Xiao
(Actor)

Chen Xiao
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Birthdate: July 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hefei

Chinese actor-model Chen Xiao is best known for his roles in series such as The Romance of the Condor Heroes and Swordsman. Not known to many, he had made his debut at 10, with the series Our Class Song. The father of one is married to his co-star Michelle Chen.

 26 
Raymond Lam
(Actor and Singer)

Raymond Lam
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Birthdate: December 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Xiamen, Fujian, China

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Boran Jing
(Singer)

Boran Jing
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Birthdate: April 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shenyang

 28 
Sharla Cheung
(Actress and film producer)

Sharla Cheung
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Birthdate: February 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

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Jason Tobin
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Hong Kong

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Vincent Zhao
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Birthdate: April 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Harbin, China

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Wang Baoqiang
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Birthdate: May 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nanhe County

 32 
Shawn Dou
(Actor)

Shawn Dou
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Birthdate: December 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Xi'an, China

 33 
Lin Yanjun
(Singer, Rapper)

Lin Yanjun
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Birthdate: August 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haikou, Hainan, China

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Bai Jingting
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Birthdate: October 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Huairou District

 35 
Al Leong
(Stunt performer)

Al Leong
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Birthdate: September 30, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Yu Xing
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Birthdate: December 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zhangqiu

 37 
Alexander Lee
(Singer, Rapper, Actor)

Alexander Lee
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Birthdate: July 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: British Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 38 
Liu Ye
(actor, film actor)

Liu Ye
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Birthdate: March 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Changchun, China

 39 
Hou Hsiao-hsien
(Film director)

Hou Hsiao-hsien
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Birthdate: April 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Meixian District, Meizhou, China

 40 
Ng Man-tat
(Actor)

Ng Man-tat
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Birthdate: January 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Xiamen, Fujian, China
Died: February 27, 2021

 41 
Li Xiaolu
(Actress best known for her role in The Sent Down Girl (1998), Struggle (2007))

Li Xiaolu
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Birthdate: September 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Anqing, China

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Kenneth Tsang
(Actor who won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2015)

Kenneth Tsang
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Birthdate: September 2, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: April 27, 2022

 43 
Bruce Le
(Actor, Film director)

Bruce Le
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Birthdate: June 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Burma

Bruce Le is a Macao actor and martial artist who became popular by appearing in several martial arts films. Many of his films were made to take advantage of the martial arts phenomenon which was started by Bruce Lee. Since Lee's death left a huge box office void, many filmmakers turned to Bruce Le in the 1970s and 1980s.

 44 
Qi Yuwu
(Actor)

Qi Yuwu
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Birthdate: November 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China

 45 
Chen Xuedong
(Actor best known for his role as Zhou Chongguang in the film series Tiny Times (2013–2015))

Chen Xuedong
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Birthdate: June 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China

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Lau Kar-leung
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Birthdate: July 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
Died: June 25, 2013

 47 
Shih Kien
(Former antagonist and villain actor)

Shih Kien
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Birthdate: January 1, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
Died: June 3, 2009

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Zhang Fengyi
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Birthdate: September 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Changsha

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Lu Yi
(actor)

Lu Yi
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Birthdate: January 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shanghai

 50 
Michael Hui
(Film actor and scriptwriter)

Michael Hui
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Birthdate: September 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Panyu District, Guangzhou, China