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The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now

Updated September 13, 2020 19.2k votes 3.1k voters 99.5k views91 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
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    Chase Tang

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    Jackie Chan
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    Jackie Chan

    Rush Hour series, Jackie Chan Adventures

    Age61

    BirthplaceVictoria Peak, Hong Kong

    NationalityHong Kong

    CharactersGeneral Meng Yi , Benny Black, Monkey, Chan Foh To, Jackie Lung

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

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    Ken Jeong
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    Ken Jeong

    Hangover trilogy, Community

    Age46

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersKen, Dr. Park, Owner, Passenger, Male Nurse

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

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    John Cho
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    John Cho

    Harold & Kumar series, Searching

    Age43

    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    NationalitySouth Korea, United States of America

    CharactersMark Chao, Neil, Raymond, Harvey Park, Thomas Kim

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

    The Interview, Veep

    Age41

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersBarry, Sam, Josh, Carlton, Henderson

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

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    Lucy Liu
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    Lucy Liu

    Kill Bill, Ally McBeal

    Age47

    BirthplaceJackson Heights, New York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersKim

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

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    Michelle Yeoh
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    Michelle Yeoh

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Age53

    BirthplaceIpoh, Malaysia

    NationalityMalaysia

    CharactersCheerleader 4

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

    Crazy Rich Asians, Oceans 8

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Nora Lum is an American rapper known by the stage name Awkwafina. She originates from the... more on Wikipedia

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    Daniel Dae Kim
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    Daniel Dae Kim

    Lost, Hawaii Five-0

    Age47

    BirthplaceBusan, South Korea

    NationalitySouth Korea, United States of America

    CharactersJin-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,... more on Wikipedia

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    Gemma Chan
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    Gemma Chan

    Sherlock, Humans

    Age33

    BirthplaceLondon, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    CharactersKim-Lin, Chinese Girl

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

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    Constance Wu
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    Constance Wu

    Fresh Off the Boat, Crazy Rich Asians

    Age27

    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersMichelle, Kimi Hu, Christine, Jenn

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

    Ip Man series, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Age52

    BirthplaceTaishan, China

    NationalityChina, Hong Kong, United States of America

    CharactersDan, Chen Zhen, Tse Kwok Tung, Cheng Ho Nam, Hung Hei Kwan

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

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    Henry Golding
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    Henry Golding

    Crazy Rich Asians, The Travel Show
    Henry Ewan Golding (born 5 February 1987) is a British actor, model, and television host who... more on Wikipedia

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    Ki Hong Lee
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    Ki Hong Lee

    Maze Runner series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Age29

    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    CharactersJeremy

    Ki Hong Lee is a Korean-American actor. He is best known for playing the role of Minho in The... more on Wikipedia
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    Lana Condor
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    Lana Condor

    Alita: Battle Angel, X-Men: Apocalypse
    Lana Therese Condor (born May 11, 1997) is a Vietnamese-born American actress and dancer. She... more on Wikipedia
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    Ken Watanabe
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    Ken Watanabe

    Godzilla, The Last Samurai

    Age56

    BirthplaceKoide, Japan

    NationalityJapan

    CharactersHideaki Komatsubara, Detective Sako Akio, Shunichiro Yamaguchi, Fujiwara no Nobutaka, Tanaka

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

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    Harry Shum, Jr.
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    Harry Shum, Jr.

    Glee, Stomp the Yard

    Age33

    BirthplacePuerto Limón, Costa Rica

    NationalityCosta Rica, United States of America

    CharactersMike Chang

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

    The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Social Network

    Ageage 27

    BirthplaceCarmichael, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersSariffa Chung, Cheerleader Tracey, London Tipton, Tia, Jenny

    Brenda Song (born March 27, 1988) is an American actress. Song started in show business as a... more on Wikipedia
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    Benedict Wong
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    Benedict Wong

    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Age45

    BirthplaceManchester, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    CharactersEd, Todd Ambro, Trey, Karma Phuntsho, Wiliam Kwan

    Benedict Wong (born 3 July 1971) is an English actor who has appeared on film, television, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Sung Kang
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    Sung Kang

    Better Luck Tomorrow, Fast and the Furious series

    Age43

    BirthplaceGainesville, Georgia, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersIan Chang, Han Soon, Jordan, First Disciple, Jang

    Sung Kang (Korean name: Kang Sung-Ho; 강성호; born April 8, 1972) is an American actor. He is... more on Wikipedia
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    Ali Wong
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    Ali Wong

    Always Be My Maybe, American Housewife

    Age33

    BirthplaceSan Francisco, California, USA

    CharactersClaire

    Alexandra Dawn "Ali" Wong (born April 19, 1982) is an American comedienne, actress and writer.... more on Wikipedia
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    James Hong
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    James Hong

    Big Trouble In Little China, Kung Fu Panda Series

    Age86

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersThe Hard Faced Man

    James Hong (traditional Chinese: 吳漢章; simplified Chinese: 吴汉章; pinyin: Wú Hànzhāng; Jyutping:... more on Wikipedia
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    Dev Patel
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    Dev Patel

    Slumdog Millionaire, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    Age25

    BirthplaceHarrow, London, London, England

    NationalityIndia, United Kingdom

    CharactersAnwar Kharral, Neelamani Sampat, Hotel Waiter

    Dev Patel (born April 23, 1990) is an English actor. Born and raised in London to Gujarati... more on Wikipedia

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    Mindy Kaling
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    Mindy Kaling

    The Office, The Mindy Project

    Age36

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersMindy Lahiri, Kelly Kapoor

    Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, 1979), known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an... more on Wikipedia

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

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