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The Best Asian Characters In Movies & TV

Updated October 1, 2021 4.1k votes 622 voters 25.7k views50 items

We're ranking the greatest Asian characters in film and TV. This list includes a diverse range of actors and actresses - and even a few cartoon characters. While proper Asian representation in Hollywood has been lacking for quite some time, newer shows and movies have started featured more diverse cast members than ever before. Characters from The Big Bang Theory, The Walking Dead, and The Office feature pivotal Asian characters. In recent shows, like Fresh Off the Boat, the entire main cast is Asian.

Not to be outdone, blockbuster films, such as Harold and Kumar, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Crazy Rich Asians, feature iconic Asian characters as well as strong Asian female characters, like Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) and Astrid Leong-Teo (Gemma Chan). Of course, there's also a generous helping of Asian inclusion in animated films, like Disney's Mulan, and television cartoons as well. Which of these famous Asian characters is your favorite?

Vote up your favorite Asian characters from film and TV history.

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