The Best Asian Actors Of 2022

Inclusion and diversity in Hollywood is more important than ever, so it's nice to see great Asian actors get the recognition they deserve. Stephen Yeun is launching into 2022 with Jordan Peele's Nope after participating in two drama with The Humans and Minari. We're also excited to see Kumail Nanjiani and Sung Kang in Obi-Wan Kenobi. But watch out for Manny Jacinto who is sure to be awesome in Top Gun: Maverick and we can't wait for it to come out later this year. With so many great Asian actors working today it's hard to determine the best, but that's where your vote can help.

Vote up all your favorite Asian actors that are having their moment in the spotlight this year. Then check back to see if one of them made it to the top of the list. Who knows, you might be able to use this list to predict an Oscar winner in 2023.

  • John Cho
    1
    Age: 50

      Recent Credits: Cowboy Bebop, Wish Dragon, Over the Moon

      • Recent Credits: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Where the Wind Blows, Once Upon a Time in Hong Kong

      • Daniel Dae Kim
        3

          Recent Credits: The Premise, Stowaway, Raya and the Last Dragon

        • Recent Credits: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Expanse, Women is Losers

        • Recent Credits: 13 Reasons Why, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Raya and the Last Dragon

        • Manny Jacinto
          6

          Manny Jacinto

          Recent Credits: Top Gun: Maverick, I Want You Back, Belle

        • Steven Yeun
          7

            Recent Credits: Nope, The Humans, Minari

          • Randall Park
            8

              Recent Credits: Doogie Kameāloha, M.D., Strays, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

            • Recent Credits: The Tiger's Apprentice, Persuasion, Snake Eyes

            • Recent Credits: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Godzilla vs. Kong, Trust

            • Harry Shum, Jr.
              11

                Recent Credits: Everything Everywhere All at Once, Love Hard, Broadcast Signal Intrusion

              • Hiroyuki Sanada
                12

                  Recent Credits: Bullet Train, Army of the Dead, Mortal Kombat

                • Recent Credits: As We See It, The Portable Door, Palm Springs

                • Lewis Tan
                  14
                  Age: 35

                    Recent Credits: Shadow and Bone, Fistful of Vengeance, Mortal Kombat

                  • Daniel Henney
                    15

                      Recent Credits: The Wheel of Time, Searching 2, Confidential Assignment 2

                    • Recent Credits: American Horror Stories, Riverdale, Heart of Champions

                    • Osric Chau
                      17
                      Age: 36

                        Recent Credits: Star Trek: Discovery, Morning Show Mysteries, Legends of Tomorrow

                      • Russell Wong
                        18

                          Recent Credits: Westworld, The Oath, Clifford the Big Red Dog

                        • Ken Jeong
                          19
                          Age: 53

                            Recent Credits: Murderville, Boss Level, Tom & Jerry

                          • Dev Patel
                            20
                            Age: 32

                              Recent Credits: The Green Knight, Monkey Man, The Personal History of David Copperfield

                            • Sung Kang
                              21
                              Age: 50

                                Reent Credits: Obi-Wan Kenobi, F9: The Fast Saga, Lisey's Story

                              • Donnie Yen
                                22
                                Age: 59

                                  Recent Credits: Mulan, Raging Fire, New Kung Fu Cult Master 1

                                • Brian Tee
                                  23
                                  Age: 45

                                    Recent Credits: Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire, Lucifer

                                  • Ken Watanabe
                                    24

                                      Recent Credits: Tokyo Vice, The Fugitive, Fukushima 50

                                    • Riz Ahmed
                                      25
                                      Age: 39

                                        Recent Credits: Encounter, Flee, The Long Goodbye