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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Shanghai, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Shanghai, as in some cases Shanghai may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Shanghai then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Shanghai, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

List is made up of many different items, including Yao Ming and Joan Chen.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Shanghai?" and "Which famous actors were born in Shanghai?"

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Ai Wan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Ai Wan age 40 - Ai Wan is an actress.

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Alice Chan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Alice Chan age 44 - Alice Chan Wai is a Hong Kong film and television actress. She was born in Shanghai, with ancestry in the county-level city of Puning in Guangdong. She settled in Hong Kong with her parents when ...more

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Angelababy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Angelababy age 28 - Angela Yeung, better known by her stage name Angelababy, is a Chinese model, actress, and singer, a quarter of German descent, based in Hong Kong. Her stage name came from the combination of her ...more

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Ban Lu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Ban Lu Died at 61 (1907-1968) - Ban Lu was a film director and an actor.

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Ben Lin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Ben Lin age 83 - Ben Lin is an actor.

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Beryl Measor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Beryl Measor Died at 57 (1908-1965) - Beryl Measor was an actress.

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Betty Loh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Betty Loh Died at 31 (1937-1968) - Hsi Chung-yi, known by her stage name Betty Loh Ti, was a Hong Kong actress originally from Shanghai, China. Often described as a 'Classic Beauty', she was very popular with moviegoers in the

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Betty Sun is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Betty Sun age 35 - Sun Li is a Chinese actress. She's been hailed by critics and netizens as China's queen of television.

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Chan Hung Lit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Chan Hung Lit Died at 66 (1943-2009) - Chan Hung-Lieh, also known as Chen Hung-Lit and Golden Chan, was a Shaw Brothers actor famous for portraying villains from the 1960s to 1980s. In his acting hiatus, Chan was involved in the ...more

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Cheng Pei-pei is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Cheng Pei-pei age 71 - Cheng Pei-pei is a Mainland China-born Hong Kong actress best known for her performance in the seminal 1966 King Hu wuxia film Come Drink with Me.

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Ching Lee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Ching Lee age 69 - Ching Lee is an actress.

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Ching Tien is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Ching Tien Died at 58 (1935-1993) - Ching Tien was an actor.

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Chuang Chiao is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Chuang Chiao age 79 - Chuang Chiao is an actor.

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Chung Wang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Chung Wang age 70 - Chung Wang is an actor and film director.

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Cora Miao is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Cora Miao age 59 - Cora Miao is a Chinese actress who worked predominantly in Hong Kong films. During her career she was nominated for four Hong Kong Film Awards and four Golden Horse Film Festival awards, winning ...more

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Dai Xiangyu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Dai Xiangyu age 33 - Dai Xiangyu, previously known as Dai Yangtian, is a Chinese actor and model based in Singapore.

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Dan Vadis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Dan Vadis Died at 49 (1938-1987) - Dan Vadis was famous for his lead roles in many Italian films made in the 1960s.

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Danny Lee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Danny Lee age 65 - Danny Lee is a Hong Kong actor, film producer, screenwriter, director, action director and presenter. He is known for frequently portraying Hong Kong police officers in films such as Law With ...more

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Mary Hayley Bell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Mary Hayley Bell Died at 94 (1911-2005) - Mary Hayley Bell, Lady Mills was an English actress and writer, married for 64 years to actor Sir John Mills. Her novel Whistle Down the Wind was adapted as a film, starring her teenage ...more

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Dawn Greenhalgh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Dawn Greenhalgh age 83 - Dawn Greenhalgh is an actress.

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Mian Mian is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Mian Mian age 47 - Mian Mian is a Chinese Post 70s Generation writer. She writes on China's once-taboo topics and she is a promoter of Shanghai's local music. Her publications have earned her the reputation as ...more

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Nina Li is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Nina Li age 56 - Nina Li, also known by her Chinese name Li Chi or Li Zhi, is a retired Hong Kong actress. She is married to Chinese action superstar Jet Li. They have two daughters together, Jane and Jada.

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Ding Zilin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Ding Zilin age 81 - Professor Ding Zilin is currently the leader of the political pressure group Tiananmen Mothers.

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director_test is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai

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Olga Georges-Picot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Olga Georges-Picot Died at 57 (1940-1997) - Olga Georges-Picot was a French actress.

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Ruan Lingyu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Ruan Lingyu Died at 25 (1910-1935) - Ruan Lingyu was a Chinese silent film actress. One of the most prominent Chinese film stars of the 1930s, her suicide at the age of 24 led her to become an icon of Chinese cinema.

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Dolly Soo Fung is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Dolly Soo Fung age 78 - Dolly Soo Fung is an actress.

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Du Jiayi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Du Jiayi age 40 - Du Jiayi is a film producer and actor.

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Shannon Lucid is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Shannon Lucid age 74 - Shannon Matilda Wells Lucid is an American biochemist and a retired NASA astronaut. At one time, she held the record for the longest duration stay in space by an American, as well as by a woman. ...more

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Edward Judd is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Edward Judd Died at 77 (1932-2009) - Edward Judd was a British actor. Born in Shanghai, China, he and his English father and Russian mother fled when the Japanese attacked China five years later. His career was at its peak in the ...more

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Terence Young is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Terence Young Died at 79 (1915-1994) - Shaun Terence Young was a British film director and screenwriter best known for directing three James Bond films, Dr. No, From Russia with Love, and Thunderball.

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Vivian Wu is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Vivian Wu age 51 - Vivian Wu, is a Chinese actress, known for her roles in The Last Emperor, Heaven & Earth, The Joy Luck Club, and The Pillow Book and as the historical figure of Soong May-ling, commonly ...more

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Edward Yang is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Edward Yang Died at 60 (1947-2007) - Edward Yang, along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming Liang, was one of the leading film-makers of the Taiwanese New Wave and Taiwanese Cinema. He won the Best Director Award at Cannes for his ...more

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Wang Xiaoshuai is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Wang Xiaoshuai age 51 - Wang Xiaoshuai is a Chinese film director, screenwriter and occasional actor. He is commonly grouped under the loose association of filmmakers known as the "Sixth Generation" of the ...more

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Elizabeth J. Perry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Elizabeth J. Perry age 69 - Elizabeth J. Perry is a prominent United States scholar of Chinese politics and history in the Department of Government, Harvard University where she is Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government ...more

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Elliot Ngok is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Elliot Ngok age 75 - Elliot Ngok Wah, better known as Yueh Hua, is a former Shaw Brothers actor and veteran TVB actor.

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Wang Zhiwen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Wang Zhiwen age 51 - Wang Zhiwen is a Chinese actor born in Shanghai, China. He was selected by for his acting abilities at an early age and began to pursue a career in acting that has flourished in recent years, ...more

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Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Yao Ming age 37 - Yao Ming is a retired Chinese professional basketball player who played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. He was selected to start for the Western Conference in the ...more

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Emi Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Emi Suzuki age 32 - Emi Suzuki, also called Emichee, is a Chinese-born Japanese model and retired occasional actress. She debuted in 2005 with Seventeen and remains a prominent figure in the fashion and modelling ...more

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Fan Ho is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Fan Ho age 80 - Fan Ho is a film director and an actor.

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Yōko Yaguchi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Yōko Yaguchi Died at 64 (1921-1985) - Yōko Yaguchi was a Japanese actress, and the wife of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa for 39 years. She had two children with Kurosawa: a son named Hisao and a daughter named Kazuko. Upon her ...more

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Feng Shaofeng is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Feng Shaofeng age 39 - Feng Shaofeng, born Feng Wei, also known as William Feng, is a Chinese actor. He is currently an artist under the management of Huayi Brothers.

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Yumiko Cheng is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Yumiko Cheng age 36 - Yumiko Cheng is a Hong Kong-based Cantopop singer. Cheng was given the Japanese nickname "Yumiko" by her friends in secondary school, and upon signing with EEG, adopted it as her

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G.E.M. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
G.E.M. age 26 - Gloria Tang Tsz-kei, better known by her stage name G.E.M., is a Hongkongese singer-songwriter, and musician. The stage name is an acronym for Get Everybody Moving. Her debut music release, the ...more

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Zheng Junli is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Zheng Junli Died at 58 (1911-1969) - Zheng Junli was an actor and director born in Shanghai and who rose to prominence in the golden age of Chinese Cinema. His films The Spring River Flows East and Crows and Sparrows are widely ...more

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Gilda Dahlberg is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Gilda Dahlberg Gilda Dahlberg is an actress.

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Grace Chang is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Grace Chang age 84 - Grace Chang, aka Gě Lán, is a Chinese actress and singer. Born in Shanghai, Chang moved with her family to Hong Kong in 1948. She was an actress from the with many successes from "It ...more

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Han Chin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Han Chin age 71 - Han Chin is an actor.

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Yue-Ting Wang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Yue-Ting Wang Died at 56 (1918-1974) - Yueting Wang was an actor and a screenwriter.

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Han Ying Chieh is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Actors From Shanghai
Han Ying Chieh Died at 64 (1927-1991) - Han Ying Chieh is an actor.