Famous People Born In Taipei

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Shu Qi
(Hong Kong-Taiwanese Actress & Model Known for Her Films: ‘The Eye 2’, ‘Viva Erotica’ and ‘Three Times’)
Shu Qi
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Birthdate: April 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries

Shu Qi is a Taiwanese-Hong Kong model and actress best known for playing Nie Yinniang in the critically acclaimed 2015 film, The Assassin, for which she received the prestigious Asian Film Award. Starting from 2013, Shu Qi was named in three successive Forbes China Celebrity 100 lists. She is also one of the highest-paid Taiwanese-Hong Kong actresses.

 2 
Jerry Yang
(Co-Founder and Former CEO of ‘Yahoo! Inc.’)
Jerry Yang
9
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Jerry Yang is a Taiwanese-American billionaire internet entrepreneur, computer programmer, and venture capitalist. Yang is credited with co-founding Yahoo! Inc. where he also served as the CEO from 2007 to 2009. Jerry Yang is also credited with founding a venture capital firm named AME Cloud Ventures.

 3 
Tsai Ing-wen
(7th President of the Republic of China)
Tsai Ing-wen
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 31, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo

Taiwanese politician and academic, Tsai Ing-wen, is currently serving as the seventh president of the Republic of China (Taiwan). She has been in office since 2016. She is a member of the Democratic Progressive Party and the first female president of Taiwan. As the president, she has taken steps to fund green energy initiatives and supports LGBTQA+ rights.

 4 
Elaine Chao
(18th United States Secretary of Transportation (2017 - 2021))
Elaine Chao
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Elaine Chao has served as the U.S. secretary of transportation under Donald Trump and has also previously been the secretary of labor. A Harvard alumna and a recipient of 37 honorary doctorates, she became the first Asian-American female and the first Chinese/Taiwanese American to be part of the U.S. cabinet.
 5 
Steve Chen
(One of the Co-Founders of the Video-Sharing Website ‘YouTube’)
Steve Chen
36
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Internet entrepreneur Steve Chen is one of the co-founders of YouTube. He also co-founded AVOS Systems and developed the app MixBit. He later sold YouTube to Google and also joined the investment firm Google Ventures. He was named one of 2011’s "15 Asian Scientists To Watch" by Asian Scientist magazine.
 6 
Lin Feng-Jiao
(Taiwanese Former Actress and Wife of Actor Jackie Chan)
Lin Feng-Jiao
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Birthdate: June 30, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer

Former Taiwanese actor Joan Lin Feng-jiao is best known as the wife of Hong Kong martial artist Jackie Chan. She had to drop out of school at age 12 due to her family’s poor financial condition. She won a Golden Horse Award for The Story of a Small Town.

 7 
Godfrey Gao
(Model)
Godfrey Gao
7
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 27, 2019
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 8 
Takeshi Kaneshiro
(Actor and Singer Known for His Films: ‘Lost and Found’, ‘Red Cliff’ and ‘School Days’)
Takeshi Kaneshiro
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra

Taiwanese-Japanese actor Takeshi Kaneshiro was not seen in any major projects after his successful stint in the romantic comedy This Is Not What I Expected, till he announced he was part of the much-delayed Sons of the Neon Night. He is also popular as Samanosuke from the Onimusha video games.

 9 
Disguised Toast
(YouTuber and Internet Personality Known for Creating Videos About the Digital Card Game ‘Hearthstone’)
Disguised Toast
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: November 25, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Jeremy Wang, better known as Disguised Toast, is a Hearthstone gamer with a popular YouTube channel. He also streamed on Twitch but later signed an exclusive contract with Facebook Gaming. He is part of the content creators’ group OfflineTV and an honoree of the 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
 10 
Justin Lin
(Director)
Justin Lin
3
Birthdate: October 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 11 
Hannah Quinlivan
(Taiwanese Australian Model and Actress)
Hannah Quinlivan
9
Birthdate: August 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 12 
Mark Chao
(Actor and Model Best Known for His TV Series ‘Black & White’)
Mark Chao
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra

Mark Chao is a Taiwanese-Canadian actor and model. He catapulted to nationwide popularity with his TV debut in the series Black & White, for which he won the Golden Bell Award for Best Actor. He soon ventured into films as well and appeared in a string of hit films, clinching numerous awards for his performances.

 13 
Wallace Huo
(Actor, Singer and Producer)
Wallace Huo
3
Birthdate: December 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn

While he initially aspired to be a basketball player, Wallace Huo later deviated to singing and then acting. The Taiwanese entertainer is known for his performances in Chinese Paladin 3, Swordsman, and the hit fantasy drama The Journey of Flower. He has grabbed deals with brands such as Hugo Boss, too.

 14 
Ruby Lin
(Taiwanese Actress Known for Her Role in the Hit TV Series 'My Fair Princess')
Ruby Lin
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Ruby Lin is a Taiwanese actress, producer, and pop singer. She began her career in the glamour industry as a model when she was 17 and eventually started taking up acting assignments. After gaining popularity as an actress, she went a step further and opened her own studio for producing TV shows and films. She is also a singer. 

 15 
Aaron Yan
(Actor)
Aaron Yan
12
Birthdate: November 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 16 
Christina Chang
(Actress)
Christina Chang
2
Birthdate: June 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
 17 
Joseph Tsai
(Businessman, Philanthropist)
Joseph Tsai
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 18 
Lin Chi-ling
(Actress)
Lin Chi-ling
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 19 
Barbie Hsu
(Actress)
Barbie Hsu
5
Birthdate: October 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 20 
Rainie Yang
(Actress)
Rainie Yang
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 21 
Jolin Tsai
(Singer-songwriter)
Jolin Tsai
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 22 
Darren Wang
(Actor)
Darren Wang
3
Birthdate: May 29, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 23 
Michelle Chen
(Actress)
Michelle Chen
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Birthdate: May 31, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 24 
Jasper Liu
(Actor, Model)
Jasper Liu
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Birthdate: August 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 25 
Jiro Wang
(Actor and Member of the Taiwanese Mandopop Vocal Quartet Boy Band ‘Fahrenheit’)
Jiro Wang
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo

Jiro Wang is a Taiwanese actor and singer best known for his association with the popular Taiwanese boy band, Fahrenheit. Over the years, he has won several prestigious awards, such as China Entertainment Television Award, Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Award, China Mengniu Billboard Music Award, and LeTV Film Entertainment Award.

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Joey Wong
(Actress)
Joey Wong
3
Birthdate: January 31, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 27 
Maria Ho
(American Poker Player)
Maria Ho
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
 28 
Lai Kuan-lin
(Singer, Actor)
Lai Kuan-lin
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 23, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 29 
Kai-Fu Lee
(Computer Scientist)
Kai-Fu Lee
2
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Kai-Fu Lee is a computer scientist, writer, and businessman. One of the Chinese internet sector's most important figures, Lee is credited with creating a website called Wǒxuéwǎng, which aims at helping young people achieve in their respective careers. Also popular on social media, Lee is one of China's most-followed micro-bloggers; he has more than 50 million followers on Sina Weibo.

 30 
Chen Bolin
(Actor)
Chen Bolin
0
Birthdate: August 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Vivian Sung
(Actress)
Vivian Sung
2
Birthdate: October 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 32 
Nicky Wu
(Actor, Singer)
Nicky Wu
0
Birthdate: October 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 33 
Ray Chen
(Violinist)
Ray Chen
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
 34 
Dee Hsu
(Singer, Television presenter, Actor)
Dee Hsu
2
Birthdate: June 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 35 
Chang Chen
(Actor)
Chang Chen
4
Birthdate: October 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
 36 
Dan Lin
(Film producer)
Dan Lin
1
Birthdate: April 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
 37 
Roy Chiu
(Singer, Actor)
Roy Chiu
1
Birthdate: October 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 38 
Sally Yeh
(Singer)
Sally Yeh
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 39 
Eleanor Lee
(Actress)
Eleanor Lee
4
Birthdate: October 12, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 40 
Fei Yu-ching
(Singer)
Fei Yu-ching
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 41 
Ady An
(Actress)
Ady An
2
Birthdate: September 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 42 
Cherrie Ying
(Actress)
Cherrie Ying
0
Birthdate: June 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 43 
Chu Mei-feng
(Journalist)
Chu Mei-feng
1
Birthdate: August 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
 44 
Marcus Chang
(Actor, Singer)
Marcus Chang
0
Birthdate: May 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 45 
Mike He
(Actor, Model)
Mike He
1
Birthdate: December 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 46 
Ivy Chen
(Actress)
Ivy Chen
0
Birthdate: November 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 47 
Jason Wu
(Designing the dresses of Michelle Obama on several occasions)
Jason Wu
0
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
 48 
Isabelle Collin Dufresne
(Artist)
Isabelle Collin Dufresne
0
Birthdate: September 6, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 14, 2014
 49 
Chou Tien-chen
(Taiwanese Badminton Player)
Chou Tien-chen
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 50 
Cher Wang
(Entrepreneur)
Cher Wang
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo