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 Jet Li

Jet Li
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Famous As: Actor, Martial artist
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.

 2 Dylan Wang

Dylan Wang
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Famous As: Actor
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

 3 Bolo Yeung

Bolo Yeung
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Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: July 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
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 4 Hu Yi Tian

Hu Yi Tian
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 5 Jimmy O. Yang

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: British Hong Kong

Born in Hong Kong, Jimmy O. Yang moved to the U.S. with his parents at 13. Although equipped with an economics degree, he found his calling in comedy and established himself as a talented stand-up comedian. He is now known for his roles in Silicon Valley and Crazy Rich Asians.

 6 Deng Lun

Deng Lun
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Famous As: Actor
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! 

 7 Leslie Cheung

Leslie Cheung
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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Film director, Actor, Songwriter
Birthdate: September 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kowloon
Died: April 1, 2003

Cantopop pioneer Leslie Cheung was born to a tailor who worked for celebrities such as Alfred Hitchcock. Educated in the U.K., he later began a singing career in Hong Kong and then moved to Canada. After an illustrious 26-year career, he committed suicide by jumping from the Mandarin Oriental hotel.

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 8 Lu Han

Lu Han
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Haidian District, Beijing, China

Lu Han is a Chinese actor and singer who was part of the popular South Korean-Chinese boy band Exo. In 2014, he was ranked sixth in the most popular entertainment star list published by China National Radio. Over the years, Lu Han has been honored at several important film festivals like Beijing International Film Festival and Fresh Asia Chart Festival.

 9 Hans Zhang

Hans Zhang
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 10 Zhang Yimou

Zhang Yimou
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: April 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
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.

 11 Han Geng

Han Geng
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Famous As: Singer
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.

 12 Vin Zhang

Vin Zhang
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wuxi

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.

 13 Hawick Lau

Hawick Lau
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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: October 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: 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. 

 14 Lin Gengxin

Lin Gengxin
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 15 Lee Hoi-chuen

Lee Hoi-chuen
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Famous As: Opera Singer, Actor
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.

 16 Hu Ge

Hu Ge
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 17 Wang Leehom

Wang Leehom
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, U.S.

 18 John Lone

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

 19 Deng Chao

Deng Chao
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
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.

 20 Winston Chao

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

 21 Bosco Wong

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

 22 Chen Xiao

Chen Xiao
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 23 Boran Jing

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

 24 Raymond Lam

Raymond Lam
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Famous As: Actor and Singer
Birthdate: December 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Xiamen, Fujian, China

 25 Sharla Cheung

Sharla Cheung
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Famous As: Actress and film producer
Birthdate: February 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

 26 Wang Baoqiang

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

 27 Al Leong

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

 28 Yu Xing

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

 29 Shih Kien

Shih Kien
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Famous As: Former antagonist and villain actor
Birthdate: January 1, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
Died: June 3, 2009

 30 Hou Hsiao-hsien

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

 31 Qi Yuwu

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

 32 Roy Chiao

Roy Chiao
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shanghai
Died: April 14, 1999

 33 David Chiang

David Chiang
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Suzhou

 34 Chen Xuedong

Chen Xuedong
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wenzhou

 35 Bruce Le

Bruce Le
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hong Kong

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.

 36 Kenneth Tsang

Kenneth Tsang
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Famous As: actor, film actor
Birthdate: January 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hong Kong

 37 Lin Yanjun

Lin Yanjun
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Famous As: Singer, Rapper
Birthdate: August 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haikou, Hainan, China

 38 Bai Jingting

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

 39 Lau Kar-leung

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

 40 Liu Ye

Liu Ye
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Famous As: actor, film actor
Birthdate: March 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Changchun, China

 41 Lu Yi

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

 42 Zhang Fengyi

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

 43 Michael Hui

Michael Hui
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Famous As: Film actor and scriptwriter
Birthdate: September 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Panyu District, Guangzhou, China

 44 Alex Fong

Alex Fong
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Famous As: actor, racecar driver
Birthdate: March 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Macau

 45 Fei Xiang

Fei Xiang
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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: December 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taipei County, Taiwan

 46 Ian Fang

Ian Fang
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

 47 Shi Yan Ming

Shi Yan Ming
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Famous As: actor, film actor
Birthdate: February 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zhumadian

 48 Ge You

Ge You
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beijing, China

 49 Allan Wu

Allan Wu
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 11, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 50 Ba Sen

Ba Sen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1954 AD
Birthplace: Bortala Mongol Autonomous Prefecture