Beautiful & Talented Asian Actorsby saintseiya1986 | created - 17 Dec 2015 | updated - 07 Feb 2016 | Public
Actor | Tasogare Seibei
Hiroyuki Sanada was born on the 12th of October, 1960 in Tokyo. He made his film debut when he was 5 in Game of Chance (1965) (Shin'ichi Chiba played the lead role.) Sanada's father died when he was 11. Sanada joined Japan Action Club, organized and run by Sonny Chiba, when he was 12. Sanada first ...
Actor | Okuribito
Masahiro Motoki was born on December 21, 1965 in Okegawa, Saitama, Japan as Masahiro Uchida. He is an actor, known for Departures (2008), The Bird People in China (1998) and Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (1992). He has been married to Yayako Uchida since July 1995. They have three children.
Actor | Moon Child
Gackt was born Gakuto Oshiro in Okinawa, Japan. His father was a music teacher, and his mother also a teacher. He is the second of three children, with an older sister and younger brother.
His musical education began early, and he started learning classical music theory and piano from the age of ...
6. Yû Aoi
Actress | Hura gâru
Aoi Yu, born Natsui Yu in Kasuga, Fukuoka, which is a de facto suburb of Fukuoka City, is a Japanese actress, voice actress, model and TV personality who has become a beloved tour de force in Japan and beyond. In 1999, at the age of 14, she made her stage debut as Polly in the musical production of...
7. Wei Zhao
Actress | Chi bi
Wei Zhao was born in Wuhu, Anhui province. She is the second child of her family. Because she is the only girl, Zhao's father named her Wei, literally "Rose". Her father was a senior engineer, her mother was a music teacher.
After filming A Soul Haunted By Painting (1994) as a figurant, Wei Zhao was...
Actor | Shi mian mai fu
The 1/2 Taiwanese and 1/2 Japanese Takeshi Kaneshiro may have started out as a puerile teen idol in the Chinese entertainment scene, but he's since become a proper film star in his own right. Whether by his own design or not, the boyishness that marked his first steps into showbiz has evolved into ...
Actor | Death Note
Kenichi Matsuyama was born in Mutsu, Aomori Prefecture. In 2001, Matsuyama started his career modeling and the following year made his debut as an actor landing a small role in the NTV drama Gokusen (2002). In 2003, Matsuyama made his film debut in a supporting role in Bright Future (2002). His ...
11. Ken Watanabe
Actor | The Last Samurai
Ken Watanabe was born on October 21, 1959 in Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Both of his parents were teachers: his mother taught general education and his dad taught calligraphy. He became interested in acting at the age of 24, when a director of England's National Theatre Company, where he was...
12. Byung-Hun Lee
Actor | Dalkomhan insaeng
Byung-hun Lee was born in 1970 in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in a wealthy family, thanks to his father, who was a successful businessman. He never dreamed of pursuing acting until a friend of his mother's suggested it. He auditioned for the KBS television network in 1991 and was accepted. His ...
13. Dong-Gun Jang
Actor | Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo
South Korean actor Jang Dong-Gun starred in two record-breaking box office hits; one of which was 'Friend,' the highest grossing Korean film at the time. He gained widespread critical acclaim for his portrayal of a troubled high school student who chooses the life of organized crime, paving the way...
Actor | Soshite chichi ni naru
Fukuyama Masaharu is a musician, singer-songwriter, music producer, actor, radio personality and photographer from Japan. In 1987 at the age of 18, he left his hometown Nagasaki for Tokyo. The next year, artist management and entertainment company Amuse Inc. celebrated their 10th anniversary with ...
17. Ge Hu
Actor | Lang ya bang
Ge Hu (a.k.a. Hu Ge) is a native of Shanghai, China. He became a part-time TV host at age fourteen and appeared in dozens of TV commercials between primary and high school years. From 2001 to 2005, he majored in acting at the prestigious Shanghai Theatre Academy.
While attending college, Hu attained...
18. Brigitte Lin
Actress | Ging chaat goo si
Brigitte Lin was born on November 3, 1954 in Taipei, Taiwan as Ching-Hsia Lin. She is an actress, known for Police Story (1985), Chungking Express (1994) and Ashes of Time (1994). She has been married to Michael Ying since June 29, 1994. They have two children.
19. Cherie Chung
Actress | Nam yi nui
Cherie Chung was born on February 16, 1960 in Hong Kong. She was third runner-up in the 1979 Miss Hong Kong Pageant and entered the film industry afterward, becoming one of Hong Kong's most popular and beautiful actresses.
Chung would go on to appear in dozens of comedy and drama movies, most ...
21. Aya Ueto
Actress | Azumi
Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1985, Aya Ueto received her first break in August 1997 when, at the age of 11, she won the Special Jury Prize at the 7th All-Japan Bishoujo Contest. After this initial success, she tried her hand at both acting and singing, appearing in various minor TV drama roles, as well ...
22. Aoi Miyazaki
Actress | Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki
Miyazaki Aoi is a former child actor whose professional career started at age four in advertisements, commercials and as an extra. She was born in Tokyo in 1985. Her serial and feature film debuts came in 1999 when she was fourteen. In that year she starred in her film debut Ano Natsu No Hi and ...
23. Maggie Cheung
Actress | Faa yeung nin wa
Maggie Cheung was born on September 20, 1964, in Hong Kong, and moved at the age of eight with her family to England. After finishing secondary school, she returned to Hong Kong, where she began modeling and appearing in commercials. In 1983 she participated in the Ms. Hong Kong pageant, winning ...
24. Takako Matsu
Actress | Kokuhaku
Born Fujima Takako in Tokyo in 1977, she found herself in a family of actors and actresses including her kabuki artist father, uncle and brother, a sister who would act in movies and would eventually marry a man from the entertainment industry. Her mother Norika is a businesswoman. Her niece is a ...
25. Toshirô Mifune
Actor | Yôjinbô
Toshiro Mifune achieved more worldwide fame than any other Japanese actor of his century. He was born in Tsingtao, China, to Japanese parents and grew up in Dalian. He did not set foot in Japan until he was 21. His father was an importer and a commercial photographer, and young Toshiro worked in ...
26. Li Gong
Actress | Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia
Born in Shenyang, grew up in Jinan, the daughter of an economics professor. Loved music from childhood, and dreamed of a singing career. After failing to gain entrance to China's top music school in 1985, applied for and was admitted to the Central Drama Academy in Beijing, from which she graduated...
27. Yeong-ae Lee
Actress | Chinjeolhan geumjassi
Yeong-ae Lee was born on January 31, 1971 in Seoul, South Korea as Lee Young-Ae. She is an actress, known for Lady Vengeance (2005), One Fine Spring Day (2001) and The Great Jang-Geum (2003). She has been married to Jeong Ho-young since August 24, 2009. They have two children.
28. Ji-hyun Jun
Actress | Yeopgijeogin geunyeo
Jeon Ji-hyun (born 30 October 1981) is a South Korean actress and model famous for her role in My Sassy Girl. Jeon was born in Seoul, and studied in the Department of Theater and Film at Dongguk University. She began her career as a model in 1997, and after appearing in a number of TV sitcoms, her ...
Actor | Hak se wui
Tony Leung Ka-fai is a four-time Hong Kong Film Award-winning film actor. As he is often confused with actor Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Tony Leung Ka-fai is known as "Big Tony", while Tony Chiu-Wai Leung is known as "Little Tony", nicknames which correspond to the actors' respective physical statures.
31. Leslie Cheung
Actor | Ah fei zing zyun
Leslie Cheung was the youngest of 10 children. His father was tailor to the late William Holden. Leslie's parents divorced when he was young, and he claims this is one reason for his disinterest in marriage. Following graduation from secondary school, he studied at Leeds University in Great Britain...
32. Michelle Yeoh
Actress | Wo hu cang long
Born as Yang Zi Qiong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik, a lawyer and politician. She is of Han Chinese (Hokkien) descent, and spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, ...
33. Lucy Liu
Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. ...
35. Yoo Gong
Actor | Busanhaeng
Gong Ji-Chul (better known as Gong Yoo) was born in Busan, Korea on July 10, 1979. The actor is known for the movies Train to Busan (2016), Silenced (2011) and The Age of Shadows (2016).
Gong Yoo graduated with a Bachelor's degree in theater at Kyung Hee University and worked as a model before ...
36. Joan Chen
Actress | Judge Dredd
Born into a family of doctors and educated in China at the Shanghai Film Academy and the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Languages, Joan Chen was discovered by veteran Chinese director Jin Xie while observing a filming with a school group. Her performance in Xiao hua (1979) (A.K.A. "The Little Flower...
39. Chishû Ryû
Actor | Tôkyô monogatari
What an amazing career! Few can boast a longer one (64 years of activity). Few have been able to have to relate to three generations. And it is pretty sure that no one can compare with him in terms of faithfulness to a director: Chishu Ryu indeed appeared in no fewer than fifty-two out of ...
40. Ken Takakura
Actor | Black Rain
Ken Takakura was a Japanese actor best known for his brooding style and the stoic, honorable presence he brought to his roles.
Known as the "Clint Eastwood" of Japan, Takakura gained his streetwise swagger and tough guy persona watching yakuza turf battles over the lucrative black market and ...