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The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now  

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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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Ken Jeong is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Lucy Liu is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Randall Park is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Daniel Dae Kim is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Constance Wu is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Lana Condor is listed (or ranked) 7 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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John Cho is listed (or ranked) 8 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. He has also starred in the critically ...more
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Michelle Yeoh is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Donnie Yen is listed (or ranked) 10 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) 11 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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Ken Watanabe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Godzilla, The Last Samurai, Inception
Ken Watanabe (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 in Letters from Iwo ...more
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Awkwafina is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Ki Hong Lee is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Gemma Chan is listed (or ranked) 15 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
16
Sung Kang is listed (or ranked) 16 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.
17
Benedict Wong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Benedict Wong is a British actor.
18
Harry Shum, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 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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James Hong is listed (or ranked) 20 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
21
Pom Klementieff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
Marvel Cinematic Universe, Oldboy
Pom Klementieff is an actress.
22
Mindy Kaling is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now
The Office, The Mindy Project, Oceans 8
Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, 1979), known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. From 2005 to 2013, she played Kelly Kapoor in the NBC ...more
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Will Yun Lee is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Jamie Chung is listed (or ranked) 24 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
25
Maggie Q is listed (or ranked) 25 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