Taiwanese

Find out more about the greatest Taiwanese people, including Shu Qi, Tsai Ing-wen, Joe Chen, Jerry Yan and Ruby Lin.

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 1 Ang Lee

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Famous As: film director, screenwriter, writer
Birthdate: October 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chaojhou, Pingtung

 2 Shu Qi

Shu Qi.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Xindian, Taipei County, Taiwan

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.

 3 Jay Chou

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: January 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Linkou, Taipei County, Taiwan

 4 Amber Liu

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Taiwanese-American singer/rapper Amber Liu soared to fame as part of the South Korean girl group f(x) and then became the first member of the group to go solo. She is known for her signature tomboy looks. She has also been part of reality shows such as Invincible Youth 2.

 5 Tsai Ing-wen

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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Taiwan
Birthdate: August 31, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan

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.

 6 Lin Feng-Jiao

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 30, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

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 Darren Chen

Darren Chen
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: January 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taiwan
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 8 Godfrey Gao

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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: September 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
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 9 Hannah Quinlivan

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 10 Jensen Huang

Jensen Huang
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tainan, Taiwan

Jensen Huang is a Taiwanese-American electrical engineer and businessman. He is credited with co-founding an American multinational technology company named Nvidia Corporation where he currently serves as president and CEO. Jensen Huang is also known for his philanthropic efforts; he donated US$30 million to Stanford University and $2 million to Oneida Baptist Institute.

 11 Jerry Yan

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taoyuan, Taiwan

Jerry Yan is a Taiwanese actor and model best known for playing Dao Ming Si in the popular Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden and its sequel Meteor Garden II. Also renowned for his singing skills, Jerry is a former member of a boy band named F4. Over the years, Jerry Yan has won several awards, such as Mnet Asian Music Award.

 12 Justin Lin

Justin Lin
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: October 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 13 Aaron Yan

Aaron Yan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 14 Teresa Teng

Teresa Teng
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yunlin County
Died: May 8, 1995

 15 Mark Chao

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

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.

 16 Natalie Morales

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: June 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 17 Vanness Wu

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 18 Chou Tzu-yu

Chou Tzu-yu.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 14, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: East District

Chou Tzu-yu is a Taiwanese singer best known for her association with the popular South Korean girl group Twice, where she is currently the youngest member. In 2016, she was named among the most popular idols in South Korea. In 2019, she was adjudged the second-most popular female K-pop idol, according to a survey.

 19 Ruby Lin

Ruby Lin.
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Famous As: Taiwanese Actress
Birthdate: January 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

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. 

 20 Tai Tzu-ying

Tai Tzu-ying
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: June 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kaohsiung, Taiwan

 21 Joe Chen

Joe Chen.
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: April 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries

Taiwanese actor Joe Chen, also known as the Queen of Idol Dramas, soared to fame with her roles in series such as The Queen of SOP, Swordsman, and Cruel Romance. She met her Malaysian boyfriend, Alan Chen, on the Chinese dating reality show Meeting Mr Right II.

 22 Wallace Huo

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

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.

 23 Cheng Yen

Cheng Yen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Buddhist nun, Philanthropist
Birthdate: May 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Taichung City, Taiwan

 24 Hsieh Su-wei

Hsieh Su-wei
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: January 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hsinchu, Taiwan

 25 Jasper Liu

Jasper Liu
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: August 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 26 Darren Wang

Darren Wang
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 29, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 27 Kobe Tai

Kobe Tai
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 28 Eddie Peng

Eddie Peng
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Penghu, Taiwan

 29 Rainie Yang

Rainie Yang
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 30 Ma Ying-jeou

Ma Ying-jeou.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Taiwan
Birthdate: July 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kwong Wah Hospital

Ma Ying-jeou is a Taiwanese politician who served as the justice minister of Taiwan from 1993 to 1996. From 2008 to 2016, he served as the sixth president of Taiwan. Although he has been quite popular as a politician, Ma Ying-jeou has also attracted criticisms from several environmental groups for his construction of the Taipei Arena and the Maokong Gondola.

 31 Jolin Tsai

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hsinchuang, Taipei, Taiwan

 32 Lin Chi-ling

Lin Chi-ling
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 33 Winston Chao

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

 34 Ethan Juan

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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taichung City, Taiwan

Ethan Juan is a Taiwanese model and actor best known for his portrayal of Ji Cun Xi in the popular television series, Fated to Love You. He is also known for his performance in the 2010 gangster film Monga, for which he was honored at the 47th Golden Horse Awards with the Best Actor award.  

 35 Terry Gou

Terry Gou.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Founder of Foxconn
Birthdate: October 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Banqiao District, Taiwan

Terry Gou is a Taiwanese billionaire businessman. He is the founder, chairman, and general manager of Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics. Beginning his career by working odd jobs, he became an entrepreneur as a young man and opened his first factory in 1988. He is also the main owner of HMD Global, a Finnish mobile manufacturer. 

 36 Ouyang Nana

Ouyang Nana
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 15, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan, China

 37 Barbie Hsu

Barbie Hsu
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 38 Vic Chou

Vic Chou
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yilan, Taiwan

 39 Chang Chen

Chang Chen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 40 Ariel Lin

Ariel Lin
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yilan, Taiwan

 41 Michelle Chen

Michelle Chen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 31, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan alma_mater = University of Southern California

 42 Jiro Wang

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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: August 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Taipei

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.

 43 Janine Chang

Janine Chang
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

 44 Hebe Tien

Hebe Tien
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Actresses, Musicians
Birthdate: March 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hsinchu, Taiwan

 45 Brigitte Lin

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sanchong District Sanchong, Taipei County, Taiwan Province, Republic of China

 46 Joey Wong

Joey Wong
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 31, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 47 Collin Chou

Collin Chou
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

 48 Nicky Wu

Nicky Wu
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: October 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 49 Kai-Fu Lee

Kai-Fu Lee.
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Computer Scientist
Birthdate: December 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Taipei

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.

 50 Eric Chou

Eric Chou
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: June 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Taiwan