Famous Taiwanese Film & Theater Personalities

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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 
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
Birthplace: Xindian District, Taipei, 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
(Singer-Songwriter)
Jay Chou
3
Birthdate: January 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Linkou, Taipei County, Taiwan
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 4 
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
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.

 5 
Justin Lin
(Director)
Justin Lin
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Birthdate: October 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 6 
Darren Chen
(Actor, Model)
Darren Chen
3
Birthdate: January 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taiwan
 7 
Godfrey Gao
5
Birthdate: September 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 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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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.

 9 
Takeshi Kaneshiro
(Actor and Singer Known for His Films: ‘Lost and Found’, ‘Red Cliff’ and ‘School Days’)
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.

 10 
Hannah Quinlivan
4
Birthdate: August 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 11 
Teresa Teng
(Singer, Actress)
Teresa Teng
3
Birthdate: January 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baozhong, Taiwan
Died: May 8, 1995
 12 
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.

 13 
Vanness Wu
(Actor)
Vanness Wu
5
Birthdate: August 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
 14 
Mark Chao
(Actor and Model Best Known for His TV Series ‘Black & White’)
Mark Chao
4
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.

 15 
Aaron Yan
(Actor)
Aaron Yan
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Birthdate: November 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 16 
Ruby Lin
(Taiwanese Actress Known for Her Role in the Hit TV Series 'My Fair Princess')
Ruby Lin
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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. 

 17 
Joe Chen
(Taiwanese Actress, Singer and Television Host)
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.

 18 
Lai Kuan-lin
(Singer, Actor)
Lai Kuan-lin
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Birthdate: September 23, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 19 
Kobe Tai
(Actress)
Kobe Tai
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Birthdate: January 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 20 
Lin Chi-ling
(Actress)
Lin Chi-ling
3
Birthdate: November 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 21 
Rainie Yang
(Actress)
Rainie Yang
3
Birthdate: June 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 22 
Eddie Peng
(Actor)
Eddie Peng
2
Birthdate: March 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Penghu, Taiwan
 23 
Darren Wang
2
Birthdate: May 29, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 24 
Barbie Hsu
(Actress)
Barbie Hsu
3
Birthdate: October 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 25 
Jolin Tsai
(Singer-songwriter)
Jolin Tsai
2
Birthdate: September 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hsinchuang, Taipei, Taiwan
 26 
Jasper Liu
(Actor, Model)
Jasper Liu
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Birthdate: August 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 27 
Vic Chou
(Actor)
Vic Chou
3
Birthdate: June 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yilan, Taiwan
 28 
Winston Chao
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Birthdate: June 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Taiwan
 29 
Chang Chen
(Actor)
Chang Chen
2
Birthdate: October 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 30 
Janine Chang
(Actress)
Janine Chang
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Birthdate: September 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
 31 
Ethan Juan
(Taiwanese Actor Best Known for His Role in the Film 'Monga' and TV Series 'Fated to Love You')
Ethan Juan
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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.  

 32 
Ariel Lin
(Actress)
Ariel Lin
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Birthdate: October 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yilan, Taiwan
 33 
Ouyang Nana
(Musician)
Ouyang Nana
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Birthdate: June 15, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan, China
 34 
Michelle Chen
(Actress)
Michelle Chen
3
Birthdate: May 31, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan alma_mater = University of Southern California
 35 
Jiro Wang
(Actor and Member of the Taiwanese Mandopop Vocal Quartet Boy Band ‘Fahrenheit’)
Jiro Wang
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Birthdate: August 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: 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.

 36 
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
 37 
Tiffany Hsu
(Actress)
Tiffany Hsu
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Birthdate: August 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taiwan, Taiwan
 38 
Nicky Wu
(Actor, Singer)
Nicky Wu
2
Birthdate: October 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 39 
Collin Chou
2
Birthdate: August 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
 40 
Hebe Tien
(Actresses, Musicians)
Hebe Tien
3
Birthdate: March 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hsinchu, Taiwan
 41 
Joey Wong
(Actress)
Joey Wong
3
Birthdate: January 31, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 42 
Chen Bolin
(Actor)
Chen Bolin
2
Birthdate: August 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 43 
Mike He
(Actor, Model)
Mike He
2
Birthdate: December 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 44 
Vivian Sung
(Actress)
Vivian Sung
3
Birthdate: October 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 45 
Puff Kuo
(Actress)
Puff Kuo
2
Birthdate: June 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gongliao Township, Taipei County, Taiwan (now New Taipei City Gongliao District)
 46 
Ella Chen
(Actress)
Ella Chen
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Birthdate: June 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pingtung County Pingtung, Taiwan
 47 
Bii
(Singer, Songwriter)
Bii
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Birthdate: July 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seongnam-si, South Korea
 48 
Baron Chen
(Actor, Model)
Baron Chen
2
Birthdate: May 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Taiwan
 49 
Greg Hsu
(Actor, Model)
Greg Hsu
2
Birthdate: October 31, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taiwan
 50 
Jimmy Lin
(Singer)
Jimmy Lin
2
Birthdate: October 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan