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List of famous people from Hong Kong, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Hong Kong, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Hong Kong you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Hong Kong, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

A factual list, featuring people like Pang Fat and Athena Chu.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Hong Kong?" or "Which celebrities were born in Hong Kong?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Chow Yun-Fat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Chow Yun-Fat age 61 - Donald Chow Yun-fat, SBS, commonly known as Chow Yun-fat, is a Hong Kong actor. He is best known in Asia for his collaborations with filmmaker John Woo in the heroic bloodshed genre films A ...more

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William Anders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
William Anders age 82 - William Alison "Bill" Anders, is a former United States Air Force officer, nuclear engineer, NASA astronaut, and businessman. He is, along with Apollo 8 crewmates Frank Borman and Jim ...more

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Romola Garai is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Romola Garai age 34 - Romola Sadie Garai is an English actress. She is known for appearing in the films Amazing Grace, Atonement, and Glorious 39, and in BBC series such as Emma, The Hour, and The Crimson Petal and ...more

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Sammo Hung is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Sammo Hung age 65 - Sammo Hung, also known as Hung Kam-bo, is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film producer and director, known for his work in many martial arts films and Hong Kong action cinema. He has been a ...more

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Andy Lau is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Andy Lau age 55 - Andy Lau Tak-wah MH, JP is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer-songwriter, actor, presenter, and film producer. Lau has been one of Hong Kong's most commercially successful film actors since the ...more

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Stephen Chow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Stephen Chow age 54 - Stephen Chow is a Hong Kong actor, screenwriter, film director, producer and political adviser of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

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Nicholas Tse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Nicholas Tse age 35 - Nicholas Tse a.k.a. Tse Ting-fung, Chinese: 謝霆鋒, is a Hong Kong actor, singer, songwriter, musician and entrepreneur. Tse is a member of the Emperor Entertainment Group. Tse initially entered ...more

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Peter Chan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Peter Chan age 54 - Peter Ho-sun Chan is a film director and producer.

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Albert Leung is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Albert Leung age 55 - Lin Xi is a lyricist.

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Aaron Kwok is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Aaron Kwok age 51 - Aaron Kwok Fu-shing is a Hong Kong singer, dancer, and actor. He has been active since the 1980s and to the present. He is considered one of the "Four Heavenly Kings" of Hong Kong. ...more

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Pang Fat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Pang Fat age 50 - Danny Pang Phat is one of the Pang brothers. The twin brothers Oxide and Danny Pang started their career in Hong Kong, where Oxide worked as colourist and Danny as editor. After moving to ...more

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Frankie Chan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Frankie Chan age 60 - Frankie Chan Fan-kei is a Chinese martial arts actor, film director, producer, action director, and composer. Chan is best known to Hong Kong action cinema fans as the main antagonist in Sammo ...more

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William Hung is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
William Hung age 34 - William James Hung, also known as Hung Hing Cheong, is a Hong Kong-born American singer who gained fame in early 2004 as a result of his off-key audition performance of Ricky Martin's hit song ...more

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Gigi Leung is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Gigi Leung age 39 - Gigi Leung Wing-kei is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress.

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Felix Chong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Felix Chong age 49 - Felix Chong Man-Keung is a Hong Kong screenwriter, film director and actor. He is one of the most celebrated screenwriters in Hong Kong and has won several prestigious awards at the Hong Kong ...more

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Henry Fok is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Henry Fok Died at 83 (1923-2006) - Henry Fok Ying Tung was a Hong Kong businessman. He has ancestral roots in Nansha, Panyu, now part of Guangzhou, Guangdong. Fok was the vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese ...more

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Marguerite Higgins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Marguerite Higgins Died at 46 (1920-1966) - Marguerite Higgins Hall was an American reporter and war correspondent. Higgins covered World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, and in the process advanced the cause of equal access ...more

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Power Chan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Power Chan age 47 - Kwok-Pong Chan is an actor.

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Sung Pong Choo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Sung Pong Choo age 49 - James Choo is a film production designer.

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Gloria Yip is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Gloria Yip age 44 - Gloria Yip Wan-Yee is a Hong Kong actress and singer, best known for her four films with director Lam Ngai Kai, and to Western audiences, her "special appearance" in Lam's Riki-Oh: The ...more

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William So is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
William So age 48 - William So is a Hong Kong actor and a cantopop singer. He began his musical career by participating the New Talent Singing Awards in 1985 and won the competition as the first runner up to Alex ...more

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Anthony Yu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Anthony Yu age 77 - Anthony C. Yu is a literature and religion scholar. He is currently the Carl Darling Buck Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago. Best known for his four-volume ...more

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Agnes Chan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Agnes Chan age 61 - Agnes Chan or Agnes Meiling Kaneko Chan is a pop singer, a "foreign television personality", a Doctor of Education, a professor at Japanese universities, an essayist, and a novelist. ...more

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Vanya Seager is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Vanya Seager age 60 - Vanya Seager is a glamour model who has appeared in the British tabloid, The Sun as a Page 3 girl.

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Deborah Chung is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Deborah Chung age 65 - Deborah Duen Ling Chung is an American scientist and author.

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Joan Lorring is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Joan Lorring Died at 88 (1926-2014) - Joan Lorring was an actress and singer known for her work in film and theatre. For her role as Bessy Watty in The Corn is Green, Lorring was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting ...more

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Rory Stewart is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Rory Stewart age 44 - Roderick 'Rory' James Nugent Stewart, OBE, MP, FRSL is a British academic, author, diplomat, documentary maker and Conservative politician and chair of the Defence Select Committee. Since May ...more

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Lam Ching-ying is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Lam Ching-ying Died at 45 (1952-1997) - Lam Ching Ying was a Hong Kong stuntman, actor, film producer, action director and director. A physically talented and graceful martial artist, Lam was best known for playing the stoic Taoist ...more

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Timmy Yip is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Timmy Yip age 49 - Timmy Yip Kam-tim Chinese: 葉錦添; born 1967) has worked as an art director and designer for fiction films. He is best known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which won an Academy Award in art ...more

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Arthur Wong is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Arthur Wong Arthur Wong is an actor.

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Daniel Chan Hiu Tung is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Daniel Chan Hiu Tung age 41 - Daniel Chan Hiu-tung, born on 3 September 1975 in Hong Kong, is a popular Hong Kong singer, songwriter, and actor. He is most notable as one of the young talents in the 1990s music scene.

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Johnnie To is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Johnnie To age 60 - Johnnie To, also known as To Kei-Fung, is a Hong Kong film director and producer. Popular in his native Hong Kong, To has also found acclaim overseas. Intensely prolific, To has made films in a ...more

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Athena Chu is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Athena Chu age 45 - Athena Chu is a Hong Kong actress and singer.

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Corey Yuen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Corey Yuen age 64 - Corey Yuen is a Hong Kong action director, film director, producer and action choreographer. He was a member of the Peking Opera Schools and one of the Seven Little Fortunes. As an actor, Yuen ...more

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Derek Yee is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Derek Yee age 59 - Derek Yee Tung-sing, born in 1957, is a former Shaw Brothers actor from Hong Kong, currently a film director and screenwriter, who has achieved fame and respect in Hong Kong and international ...more

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Philip Chan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Philip Chan age 70 - Philip Chan Yan-Kin is a Hong Kong actor, film director, producer, screenwriter and music composer of Taishan area origin. He worked as a Royal Hong Kong Police Force police inspector before ...more

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Benny Chan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Benny Chan age 47 - Benny Chan Muk-Sing simplified Chinese: 陈木胜; traditional Chinese: 陳木勝; pinyin: Chén Mùshèng; born on October 7, 1969, is a Hong Kong film director, producer and ...more

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Anita Mui is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Anita Mui Died at 40 (1963-2003) - Anita Mui Yim-fong was a Hong Kong singer and actress. During her prime years, Mui made major contributions to the Cantopop music scene while receiving numerous awards and honours. She remained ...more

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Yuen Biao is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Yuen Biao age 58 - Yuen Biao is a Hong Kong actor and martial artist. He specialises in acrobatics and Chinese martial arts and has worked on over 80 films as actor, stuntman and action choreographer. Along with ...more

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Bryan Leung is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Bryan Leung age 66 - Bryan Leung is an actor.

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Alan Mak is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Alan Mak age 50 - Alan Mak Siu-fai, born on 1 January 1968 in Hong Kong, is a writer, director, actor and producer.

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Louis Koo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Louis Koo age 46 - Louis Koo is a Hong Kong film actor. He began his professional career as an actor in local television series, winning TVB's Best Actor award in 1999 and 2001. For the past decade, he has focused ...more

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Heiward Mak is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Heiward Mak age 32 - Heiward Mak is a film director, screenwriter and a film editor.

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Charmaine Sheh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Charmaine Sheh age 41 - Sheh Sze-man is a Hong Kong actress and a contracted artiste under TVB best known for acting in many television series produced by TVB since 1998.

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Melissa Hui is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Melissa Hui age 50 - Melissa Hui is a Canadian composer. Raised in Vancouver, Canada, Hui studied at the University of British Columbia, the California Institute of the Arts and Yale University. Among her musical ...more

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Manfred Wong is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Manfred Wong age 58 - Manfred Wong is a Hong Kong radio personality, film producer, screenwriter, director and actor. He is best known for his involvement as a writer for the Young and Dangerous film series.

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Sammi Cheng is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Sammi Cheng age 44 - Sammi Hui Cheng Sau-man is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress. Sammi is known as one of the most prominent female singers in Hong Kong, with album sales of over 25 million copies throughout ...more

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Terence Yin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Terence Yin age 41 - Terence Yin Chi-wai is a Chinese film actor, singer, producer and media relations. Yin has starred in over 30 movies, released one solo album and resides in Hong Kong.

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Raman Hui is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Raman Hui age 54 - Raman Hui Shing-Ngai is a Chinese animator and film director best known for co-directing Shrek the Third, and directing several short films, including Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five, ...more

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Dennis Law is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Dennis Law age 54 - Dennis Law Sau-yiu is a Hong Kong film producer, screenwriter and director. He is the former chairman and executive director of Milkyway Image, and a founder of its subsidiary company Point of ...more