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The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now

Updated May 4, 2021 22.5k votes 3.6k voters 121.3k views100 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.

  • 1

    Jackie Chan

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    Chan Kong-sang (born 7 April 1954), known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Konger...  more

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  • 2

    Chase Tang

  • 3

    Ken Jeong

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    Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong, M.D. (born July 13, 1969) is an American comedian, actor and...  more

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  • 4

    Randall Park

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    Randall Park (born March 23, 1974) is an American actor, comedian and writer. He is best known...  more

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  • 5

    Lucy Liu

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    Lucy Liu (born December 2, 1968) is an American actress, voice actress, director, and artist...  more

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  • 6

    John Cho

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    John Cho (born Cho Yo Han; June 16, 1972) is a Korean American actor known for his roles as...  more
  • 7

    Michelle Yeoh

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    Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dato' Seri Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng, PSM, SPMP (; born 6 August 1962)...  more

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  • 8


    Crazy Rich Asians, Oceans 8
    Nora Lum is an American rapper known by the stage name Awkwafina. She originates from the...  more

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  • 9

    Constance Wu

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    Constance Tianming Wu (born March 22, 1982) is an American actress. She is best known for her...  more


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  • 10

    Daniel Dae Kim

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    Daniel Dae Kim (Korean: 김대현; born Kim Dae-hyun on August 4, 1968) is a Korean-American actor,...  more

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  • 11

    Gemma Chan

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    Gemma Chan (born 29 November 1982) is an English actress. She is known for her role as Astrid...  more

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  • 12

    Henry Golding

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    Henry Ewan Golding (born 5 February 1987) is a British actor, model, and television host who...  more

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  • 13
    Sandra Miju Oh (born July 20, 1971) is a Canadian-American actress. She is best known for her...  more

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  • 14

    Donnie Yen

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    Donnie Yen Ji-dan (Chinese: 甄子丹; born 27 July 1963) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film...  more

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  • 15

    Ken Watanabe

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    Ken Watanabe (渡辺 謙, Watanabe Ken, born October 21, 1959) is a Japanese actor. To...  more

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  • 16

    Harry Shum, Jr.

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    Harry Shum Jr. (born April 28, 1982) is a Costa Rican-American actor, singer, dancer, and...  more

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  • 17

    Benedict Wong

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  • 18

    Ki Hong Lee

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    Ki Hong Lee is a Korean-American actor. He is best known for playing the role of Minho in The...  more
  • 19

    Lana Condor

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    Lana Therese Condor (born May 11, 1997) is a Vietnamese-born American actress and dancer. She...  more
  • 20

    Brenda Song

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  • 21

    Sung Kang

    Better Luck Tomorrow, Fast and the Furious series
    Sung Kang (Korean name: Kang Sung-Ho; 강성호; born April 8, 1972) is an American actor. He is...  more
  • 22

    James Hong

    Big Trouble In Little China, Kung Fu Panda Series
    James Hong (traditional Chinese: 吳漢章; simplified Chinese: 吴汉章; pinyin: Wú Hànzhāng; Jyutping:...  more
  • 23

    Ali Wong

    Always Be My Maybe, American Housewife
    Alexandra Dawn "Ali" Wong (born April 19, 1982) is an American comedienne, actress and writer....  more

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  • 24

    Dev Patel

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  • 25

    Mindy Kaling

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