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The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now 

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Updated May 2, 2020 11.6k votes 2.4k voters 86.8k views 92 items

As the film and TV industry grow in diversity, who do you think are the biggest Asians in Hollywood right now? While plenty of the best Asian-American actors have been starring in movies for years, famous Asian actors from all over the world are finally starring in Hollywood movies and TV shows. In short, the best Asian actors continue to rise and land serious roles on the big screen.

With movies like the 2018 hit Crazy Rich Asians and the hilarious sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, Asian roles are becoming increasingly popular. Whether you're talking veteran actors John Cho and Ken Watanabe or rising Asian actresses, like Constance Wu and Awkwafina, these are the top Asian actors in Hollywood. 

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

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Chase Tang is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
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Age: 31

Birthplace: Taiwan

Nationality: Canadian

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Jackie Chan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Rush Hour series, Jackie Chan Adventures, Rumble in the Bronx

Age: 64

Birthplace: Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

Nationality: Hong Kong

Characters: General Meng Yi , Benny Black, Monkey, Chan Foh To, Jackie Lung, + more

Chan Kong-sang (born 7 April 1954), known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Konger martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer. He is known for his acrobatic ...more

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Ken Jeong is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Hangover trilogy, Community

Age: 46

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Ken, Dr. Park, Owner, Passenger, Male Nurse, + more

Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong, M.D. (born July 13, 1969) is an American comedian, actor and physician. He is best known for playing Ben Chang on the sitcom Community and the drug lord Leslie Chow in ...more

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Lucy Liu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Kill Bill, Ally McBeal, Charlies Angels

Age: 47

Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York City, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Kim

Lucy Liu (born December 2, 1968) is an American actress, voice actress, director, and artist who is known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television series ...more

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John Cho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Harold & Kumar series, Searching, Star Trek series

Age: 46

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Nationality: South Korea, United States of America

Characters: Mark Chao, Neil, Raymond, Harvey Park, Thomas Kim, + more

John Cho (born Cho Yo Han; June 16, 1972) is a Korean American actor known for his roles as Harold Lee in the Harold & Kumar films; Jin in Kogonada's feature directorial debut Columbus; and ...more

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Randall Park is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
The Interview, Veep, Fresh

Age: 44

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Barry, Sam, Josh, Carlton, Henderson, + more

Randall Park (born March 23, 1974) is an American actor, comedian and writer. He is best known for portraying Kim Jong-un in the 2014 film The Interview and Eddie Huang's father, American ...more

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Constance Wu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Constance Wu Fresh Off the Boat, Crazy Rich Asians

Age: 27

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Michelle, Kimi Hu, Christine, Jenn

Constance Tianming Wu (born March 22, 1982) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Kathy on the web series EastSiders (2012–present) and as Jessica Huang in the ABC comedy ...more

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Michelle Yeoh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Star Trek: Discovery

Age: 56

Birthplace: Ipoh, Malaysia

Nationality: Malaysia

Characters: Cheerleader 4

Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dato' Seri Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng, PSM, SPMP (; born 6 August 1962) is a Malaysian actress who rose to fame with frequent roles in 1990s Hong Kong action films and is ...more

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Awkwafina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Crazy Rich Asians, Oceans 8

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Nora Lum is an American rapper known by the stage name Awkwafina. She originates from the Forest Hills, Queens area located in New York City. She is self-noted for her extensive satire and ...more

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Gemma Chan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Sherlock, Humans

Age: 33

Birthplace: London, England

Nationality: United Kingdom

Characters: Kim-Lin, Chinese Girl

Gemma Chan (born 29 November 1982) is an English actress. She is known for her role as Astrid in the 2018 film Crazy Rich Asians, in which she received widespread recognition, and as Anita/Mia ...more

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Lana Condor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Alita: Battle Angel, X-Men: Apocalypse
Lana Therese Condor (born May 11, 1997) is a Vietnamese-born American actress and dancer. She made her debut as Jubilation Lee / Jubilee in the 2016 superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse. Lana Condor ...more

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Henry Golding is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Crazy Rich Asians, The Travel Show

Birthplace: Sarawak, Malaysia

Henry Golding is a British–Malaysian actor, model and television host. He has been a presenter on BBC's The Travel Show since 2014.

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Ki Hong Lee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Maze Runner series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Age: 29

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Characters: Jeremy

Ki Hong Lee is a Korean-American actor. He is best known for playing the role of Minho in The Maze Runner and Dong Nguyen in the Netflix's series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
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Daniel Dae Kim is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Lost, Hawaii Five-0, The Divergent Series

Age: 50

Birthplace: Busan, South Korea

Nationality: South Korea, United States of America

Characters: Jin-Soo Kwon, Hiroshi Sato, Chin Ho Kelly

Daniel Dae Kim (Korean: 김대현; born Kim Dae-hyun on August 4, 1968) is a Korean-American actor, voice actor, and producer. He is known for his roles as Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost, Chin Ho Kelly in ...more

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Donnie Yen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Ip Man series, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Age: 55

Birthplace: Guangzhou, China

Nationality: China, Hong Kong, United States of America

Characters: Dan, Chen Zhen, Tse Kwok Tung, Cheng Ho Nam, Hung Hei Kwan, + more

Donnie Yen Ji-dan (Chinese: 甄子丹; born 27 July 1963) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director, producer, action choreographer, stuntman and multiple-time world wushu tournament ...more

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Ken Watanabe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Godzilla, The Last Samurai, Inception

Age: 56

Birthplace: Koide, Japan

Nationality: Japan

Characters: Hideaki Komatsubara, Detective Sako Akio, Shunichiro Yamaguchi, Fujiwara no Nobutaka, Tanaka, + more

Ken Watanabe (渡辺 謙, Watanabe Ken, born October 21, 1959) is a Japanese actor. To English-speaking audiences, he is known for playing tragic hero characters, such as General Tadamichi Kuribayashi ...more

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Harry Shum, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Glee, Stomp the Yard

Age: 36

Birthplace: Limón, Costa Rica

Nationality: Costa Rica, United States of America

Characters: Mike Chang

Harry Shum Jr. (born April 28, 1982) is a Costa Rican-American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer. He is best known for his roles as Mike Chang on the Fox television series Glee ...more

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Sung Kang is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Better Luck Tomorrow, Fast and the Furious series

Age: 46

Birthplace: Gainesville, Georgia

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Ian Chang, Han Soon, Jordan, First Disciple, Jang, + more

Sung Kang (Korean name: Kang Sung-Ho; 강성호; born April 8, 1972) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Han Lue in The Fast and the Furious film franchise.
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Brenda Song is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Social Network

Age: age 27

Birthplace: Carmichael, California, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Sariffa Chung, Cheerleader Tracey, London Tipton, Tia, Jenny

Brenda Song (born March 27, 1988) is an American actress. Song started in show business as a child fashion model. Her early television work included roles in the television shows Fudge (1995) ...more

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Benedict Wong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Marvel Cinematic Universe

Age: 45

Birthplace: Manchester, England

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Characters: Ed, Todd Ambro, Trey, Karma Phuntsho, Wiliam Kwan, + more

Benedict Wong (born 3 July 1971) is an English actor who has appeared on film, television, and stage. Wong is known for portraying Kublai Khan in Netflix's Marco Polo (2014–2016) and Bruce Ng in ...more

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Mindy Kaling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
The Office, The Mindy Project, Oceans 8

Age: 36

Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Mindy Lahiri, Kelly Kapoor

Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, 1979), known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an American comedian, actress and writer. From 2005 to 2012, she played Kelly Kapoor in the NBC sitcom The ...more

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Dev Patel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Slumdog Millionaire, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Age: 28

Birthplace: London, England

Nationality: United Kingdom

Characters: Anwar Kharral, Neelamani Sampat, Hotel Waiter

Dev Patel (born April 23, 1990) is an English actor. Born and raised in London to Gujarati Indian Hindu parents, Patel made his screen debut as Anwar Kharral in the first two seasons of the ...more

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Maggie Q is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Divergent, Mission Impossible: III, Designated Survivor

Age: 36

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Nikita

Margaret Denise Quigley (born May 22, 1979), professionally known as Maggie Q, is an Hawaiian-American actress, model and animal rights activist. She is known for starring as the title role on ...more

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Arden Cho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Arden Cho Teen Wolf

Age: 30

Characters: Gia

Arden Cho (born August 16, 1985) is an American actress, singer and model, best known for her role as Kira Yukimura on Teen Wolf. She starred in the 2011 feature Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.
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Ali Wong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Always Be My Maybe, American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat

Age: 36

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Claire

Ali Wong is an actor.

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