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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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Jackie Chan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Rush Hour series, Jackie Chan Adventures, Rumble in the Bronx Jackie Chan, SBS, MBE is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director, producer and singer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised ...more

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Constance Wu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Fresh Off the Boat, Crazy Rich Asians 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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John Cho is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Harold & Kumar series, Searching, Star Trek series John Yohan Cho is a South Korean born American actor and musician. He starred as Harold Lee in the Harold & Kumar films and played the character John, MILF Guy No. 2 who popularized the term ...more

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Ken Jeong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Hangover trilogy, Community Kendrick Kang-Joh "Ken" Jeong, M.D. is an American actor, comedian and physician. He is best known for his roles as Ben Chang on the critically acclaimed NBC comedy series Community ...more

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Michelle Yeoh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Star Trek: Discovery Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng is a Malaysian actress, best known for performing her own stunts in the Hong Kong action films that brought her to fame in the early 1990s. Born in Ipoh, ...more

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Lucy Liu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Kill Bill, Ally McBeal, Charlies Angels Lucy Alexis Liu is an American actress, model, artist, and occasional producer and director. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television ...more

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Donnie Yen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Ip Man series, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Donnie Yen, also known as Yen Ji-dan, is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director and producer, action choreographer, and world wushu tournament medalist. Yen is credited by many for ...more

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Henry Golding is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Crazy Rich Asians, The Travel Show 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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Sung Kang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Better Luck Tomorrow, Fast and the Furious series Sung Kang is an American actor, best known for his role Han in the film Better Luck Tomorrow and Han Seoul-Oh in The Fast and the Furious franchise.

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Awkwafina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Crazy Rich Asians, Oceans 8 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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Randall Park is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
The Interview, Veep, Fresh Randall Park is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. Park played Kim Jong-Un in the 2014 film The Interview, Minnesota governor Danny Chung in Veep, and is Eddie Huang's father, ...more

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Lana Condor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Alita: Battle Angel, X-Men: Apocalypse Lana Therese Condor is a Vietnamese-born American actress and dancer. She made her debut as Jubilation Lee / Jubilee in the 2016 superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse. Condor is set to star as Lara ...more

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Ken Watanabe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Godzilla, The Last Samurai, Inception Ken Watanabe is an actor.

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Mindy Kaling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
The Office, The Mindy Project, Oceans 8 Mindy Kaling is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer.

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Pom Klementieff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Marvel Cinematic Universe, Oldboy Pom Klementieff is an actress.

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Gemma Chan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Sherlock, Humans Gemma Chan is a British film, television and theatre actress and former fashion model. She played Charlotte in season four of the Showtime and ITV2 series Secret Diary of a Call Girl; Ruth in ...more

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Daniel Dae Kim is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Lost, Hawaii Five-0, The Divergent Series Daniel Dae Kim is an American actor, producer, and director. Kim is best known for his roles as Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost, Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii Five-0, and Johnny Gat in the Saints Row series of ...more

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Benedict Wong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Marvel Cinematic Universe Benedict Wong is a British actor.

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Aziz Ansari is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Parks and Recreation, Master of None Aziz Ishmael Ansari is an American actor and comedian. He starred as Tom Haverford on the NBC show Parks and Recreation. Ansari began his career performing standup comedy in New York City during ...more

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Ki Hong Lee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Maze Runner series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 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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Maggie Q is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Divergent, Mission Impossible: III, Designated Survivor Margaret Denise Quigley, professionally known as Maggie Q, is an American actress and model. She achieved international fame starring as the title role on The CW's action-thriller series Nikita ...more

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Jamie Chung is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
The Hangover Part II, Sucker Punch, The Real World: San Diego Jamie Jilynn Chung is an American actress and former reality television personality. She first gained fame in 2004 as a cast member on the MTV reality series, The Real World: San Diego and ...more

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BD Wong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Jurassic Park series, Mr. Robot, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Bradley Darryl "B. D." Wong is an American actor. He won a Tony Award for his performance as Song Liling in M. Butterfly. He has also played Dr. George Huang on Law & Order: ...more

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Kumail Nanjiani is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Silicon Valley, Adventure Time, The Big Sick Kumail Nanjiani (born February 21, 1978) is a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and podcast host. Nanjiani is best known for being a main cast member on HBO's Emmy ...more

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James Hong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Big Trouble In Little China, Kung Fu Panda Series James Hong is an American actor and director. A prolific acting veteran, Hong's career spans more than 61 years and includes more than 350 roles in film, television, and video games. He is a ...more

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Kal Penn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Harold & Kumar, House Kal Penn is an American actor, producer, and civil servant. As an actor, he is known for his role portraying Dr. Lawrence Kutner on the television program House, as well as the character Kumar ...more

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Harry Shum, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Glee, Stomp the Yard Harry Shum, Jr. is an American dancer, actor, choreographer and singer. He is best known for his role as Mike Chang on the Fox television show Glee. He has appeared in dance films such as Stomp ...more

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Brenda Song is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Social Network Brenda Song is an American actress, singer, film producer, and model. Song started in show business as a child fashion model. Her early television work included roles in the television shows ...more

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Arden Cho is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Teen Wolf Arden Cho is a Korean 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. As a model she worked ...more

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Jimmy O. Yang is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Crazy Rich Asians Jimmy O. Yang (born June 11, 1987) is a Hong Kong-American actor, stand-up comedian, and writer. He is best known for starring as Jian-Yang in the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley.O. Yang made ...more

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Kelly Hu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
X2, Arrow, The Scorpion King Kelly Ann Hu is an American actress, voice artist and former fashion model. She was Miss Teen USA 1985 and Miss Hawaii USA 1993. Hu starred as Dr. Rae Chang on the American television soap opera ...more

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Dev Patel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Slumdog Millionaire, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Dev Patel is an English actor, best known for playing Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, for which he won a number of awards, including a Critics' Choice Award and a Screen Actors ...more

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Russell Wong is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Romeo Must Die, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Russell Girard Wong is an American actor as well as the brother of actor/model Michael Wong.

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Joan Chen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Twin Peaks, Marco Polo Joan Chen is a Chinese-American actress, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. She became famous in China for her performance in the 1979 film Little Flower and came to international ...more

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Claudia Kim is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Marvel Cinematic Universe Kim Soo-hyun, also known as Claudia Kim, is a South Korean actress. She made her entertainment debut when she won a modeling contest in 2005, and went on to appear in supporting roles in medical ...more

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Jason Scott Lee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Mulan Jason Scott Lee is an American actor and martial artist. Lee is well known for portraying Bruce Lee in the 1993 martial arts film Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, and for portraying Mowgli in the ...more

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Nico Santos is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Crazy Rich Asians, Superstore Nico Santos is a Filipino-American actor known for portraying sales associate Mateo Liwanag in the NBC series Superstore.

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Leonardo Nam is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Westworld, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Leonardo Nam is an Argentine Australian actor of Korean descent.

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Lou Diamond Phillips is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Stand and Deliver, The King and I, Love takes Wing Lou Diamond Phillips is an American actor and director. His breakthrough came when he starred in the film La Bamba as Ritchie Valens. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting ...more

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Kimiko Glenn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Orange Is The New Black, Nerve Kimiko Glenn is an actress.

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Justin Chon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Twilight Series Justin Jitae Chon is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Eric Yorkie in The Twilight Saga film series.

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Kelly Marie Tran is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ladies Like Us Kelly Marie Tran (born January 17, 1989) is an American film actress. She has had a number of roles in short films and television episodes, and came to wider attention for her role as Rose Tico ...more

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Will Yun Lee is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Witchblade, Die Another Day Will Yun Lee is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in the TNT supernatural drama series Witchblade as Danny Woo and as Jae Kim on the NBC science fiction television drama Bionic ...more

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Lisa Lu is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
The Joy Luck Club, Dangerous Liasons, Crazy Rich Asians Lisa Lu is a Chinese-born American actress and singer. She won the Golden Horse Awards three times in the 1970s.

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Margaret Cho is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
All-American Girl, Drop Dead Diva Margaret Moran Cho is an American comedian, fashion designer, actress, author, and singer-songwriter. Cho is best known for her stand-up routines, through which she critiques social and ...more

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Ronny Chieng is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
The Daily Show Ronny Xin Yi Chieng is a Malaysia-born comedian and actor. Chieng is currently a senior correspondent on The Daily Show on Comedy Central and creator and star of the sitcom Ronny Chieng: ...more

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Angelababy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
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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Daniel Henney is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
X-Men: Origins, Big Hero 6 Daniel Phillip Henney is an American actor and model of Korean and Irish descent, known for starring in films such as Seducing Mr. Perfect, My Father, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Shanghai Calling, ...more

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Keiko Agena is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Gilmore Girls, Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon Christine Keiko Agena is an American actress known professionally as Keiko Agena.

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Hong Chau is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Downsizing, Inherent Vice Hong Chau (born 1979) is an American actress known for her role as Ngoc Lan Tran in the 2017 film Downsizing. She also appeared in the US television series Treme (2010–2013) and the US film ...more