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
(Best Director for his work on the American films Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi)

Ang Lee
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Birthdate: October 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chaozhou, Pingtung, Taiwan

 2 
Jeremy Lin
(Actor)

Jeremy Lin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States

Taiwanese-American professional basketball player Jeremy Lin is famous for being the first Asian American to win an NBA championship. He has played for numerous teams in his career, the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) being the latest. He loves music and has collaborated with the rapper MC Jin on the single "The First Opponent."

 3 
Tsai Ing-wen
(President of Taiwan (Since 2016))

Tsai Ing-wen
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 31, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: 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.

 4 
Steve Chen
(Co-founder of YouTube)

Steve Chen
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taipei City, Taipei, Taiwan
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.

 5 
Lin Feng-Jiao
(Actress, Wife of Jackie Chan)

Lin Feng-Jiao
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Birthdate: June 30, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Taipei City, 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.

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Godfrey Gao
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 7 
Jerry Yang
(Co-founder of Yahoo! Inc.)

Jerry Yang
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taipei City, Taipei, Taiwan

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.

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 8 
Jerry Yan
(Known for His Lead Role as 'Daoming Si' in the Taiwanese Dramas 'Meteor Garden' and 'Meteor Garden II')

Jerry Yan
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taoyuan City, 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.

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 9 
Jay Chou
(Singer-Songwriter)

Jay Chou
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Linkou, Taipei County, Taiwan

 10 

Hannah Quinlivan
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Birthdate: August 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

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Takeshi Kaneshiro
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Birthdate: October 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Taipei City, Taipei, Taiwan

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.

 12 
Teresa Teng
(Singer, Actress)

Teresa Teng
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baozhong, Taiwan
Died: May 8, 1995

 13 
Chou Tzu-yu
(Singer)

Chou Tzu-yu
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 14, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: East District, Taiwan

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.

 14 
Cheng Yen
(Buddhist nun, Philanthropist)

Cheng Yen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Taichung City, Taiwan

 15 
Wallace Huo
(Actor, Singer and Producer)

Wallace Huo
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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.

 16 
Tai Tzu-ying
(Badminton player)

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

 17 
Mark Chao
(Actor)

Mark Chao
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Taipei City, 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.

 18 
Darren Chen
(Actor, Model)

Darren Chen
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taiwan

 19 
Natalie Morales
(Journalist)

Natalie Morales
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Birthdate: June 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 20 
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
Birthplace: Taipei City, 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. 

 21 
Aaron Yan
(Actor)

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

 22 
Joe Chen
(Actress, Singer)

Joe Chen
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Birthdate: April 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hsinchu County, Taiwan

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.

 23 
Vanness Wu
(Actor)

Vanness Wu
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 24 
Justin Lin
(Director)

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

 25 
Lin Chi-ling
(Actress)

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

 26 
Hsieh Su-wei
(Tennis player)

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

 27 
Rainie Yang
(Actress)

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

 28 
Ma Ying-jeou
(President of Taiwan)

Ma Ying-jeou
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Listed In: Leaders
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.

 29 
Barbie Hsu
(Actress)

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

 30 
Lisa Su
(Entrepreneur)

Lisa Su
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tainan, Taiwan

Born in Taiwan, Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, moved to the US at age 3. Lisa eventually earned a PhD in electrical engineering from MIT. Named to the Forbes America’s Self-Made Women 2020 list, she is also the first woman recipient of the IEEE Robert Noyce Medal.

 31 
Jasper Liu
(Actor, Model)

Jasper Liu
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Birthdate: August 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

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

 33 
Ethan Juan
(Actor)

Ethan Juan
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Listed In: Fashion
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.  

 34 
Ariel Lin
(Actress)

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

 35 
Ouyang Nana
(Musician)

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

 36 
Jolin Tsai
(Singer-songwriter)

Jolin Tsai
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hsinchuang, Taipei, Taiwan

 37 
Janine Chang
(Actress)

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

 38 
Terry Gou
(Founder of Foxconn)

Terry Gou
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Listed In: Business People
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. 

 39 
Lai Kuan-lin
(Singer, Actor)

Lai Kuan-lin
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 23, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 40 
Vic Chou
(Actor)

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

 41 
Chang Chen
(Actor)

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

 42 
Jiro Wang
(Singer, Actor)

Jiro Wang
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Taipei City, Taipei, Taiwan

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 
Eddie Peng
(Actor)

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

 44 
Brigitte Lin
(Actress)

Brigitte Lin
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Birthdate: November 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sanchong District Sanchong, Taipei County, Taiwan Province, Republic of China

 45 
Michelle Chen
(Actress)

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

 46 
Joey Wong
(Actress)

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

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

 48 
Hebe Tien
(Actresses, Musicians)

Hebe Tien
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hsinchu, Taiwan

 49 
Kai-Fu Lee
(Computer Scientist)

Kai-Fu Lee
1
Listed In: Engineers
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.

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Tiffany Hsu
(Actress)

Tiffany Hsu
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Birthdate: August 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taiwan, Taiwan