The Best Asian Actors & Actresses Under 40

Voting Rules
Vote up the young Asian actors who are already household names.

It can be difficult to build a notable career as a young celebrity, especially if you're an Asian actor or actress. We've put together a list of Asian actors and actresses under 40 who are making waves with audiences and winning acclaim for their work in television and film.

We aren't only listing the best East Asian actors like Claudia Kim and Charles Melton, but famous Asian actors and actresses from the United States and Britan, like Constance Wu and Henry Golding. We've also included Filipino actors like Manny Jacinto and Vanessa Hudgens and South Asian actresses and actors such as Priyanka Chopra. All of these young Asian actors are at different points in their careers, but all of them are owning their space in Hollywood and we can't wait to see where their future takes them!

Who's your pick for the best Asian actors under 40 in Hollywood right now? Check out the list of famous young Asian actors below and vote up the ones you think are nailing their roles and taking the industry by storm.

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  • Constance Wu

    Constance Wu

    Age: 35
    183 votes
    • Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
    • Credits: Fresh Off the Boat, Crazy Rich Asians
    • Characters: Michelle, Kimi Hu, Christine, Jenn
    • Fresh Off The Boat
    • Crazy Rich Asians
    • The Feels
  • Priyanka Chopra
    319 votes
    • Birthplace: Jamshedpur, India
    • Characters: Kiara, Mrs. Rathod, Shaheen Zakaria, Alisha, Sonia
    • Quantico
    • Baywatch
  • Gemma Chan
    Age: 40
    158 votes
    • Birthplace: London, England, UK
    • Credits: Sherlock, Humans,
    • Characters: Kim-Lin, Chinese Girl
    • Sherlock
    • Humans
    • Captain Marvel
  • Awkwafina
    Age: 29
    153 votes
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
    • Credits: Crazy Rich Asians, Oceans 8
    • Crazy Rich Asians
    • Ocean's 8
    • Dude
  • Dev Patel
    Age: 32
    145 votes
    • Birthplace: Harrow, London, London, United Kingdom
    • Credits: Slumdog Millionaire, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    • Characters: Anwar Kharral, Neelamani Sampat, Hotel Waiter
    • Lion
    • Slumdog Millionaire
    • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Auli'i Cravalho
    163 votes
    • Moana
    • Ralph Breaks the Internet
    • Rise