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Famous People From Hong Kong

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List of famous people from Hong Kong, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Hong Kong, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Hong Kong you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Hong Kong, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

A factual list, featuring people like Pang Fat and Athena Chu.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Hong Kong?" or "Which celebrities were born in Hong Kong?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Chow Yun-Fat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Age: 63

Birthplace: Hong Kong, Lamma Island

Chow Yun-fat SBS (born 18 May 1955), previously known as Donald Chow, is a Hong Kong actor known in Asia for his collaborations with filmmaker John Woo in the action heroic bloodshed-genre films ...more

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William Anders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Age: 85

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

William Alison Anders (born October 17, 1933), is a retired United States Air Force Major general, former electrical engineer, nuclear engineer, NASA astronaut, and businessman. In December ...more

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Romola Garai is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Age: 36

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Romola Sadie Garai (; born 6 August 1982) is a British film and television actress. She appeared in Amazing Grace, Atonement, and Glorious 39, and in the BBC series Emma, The Hour and The ...more
Sammo Hung is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Age: 67

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Sammo Hung (born 7 January 1952), also known as Hung Kam-bo (洪金寶), is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film producer and director, known for his work in many martial arts films and Hong Kong ...more
Andy Lau is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Age: 57

Birthplace: Hong Kong, Tai Po

Andy Lau Tak-wah (traditional Chinese: 劉德華; simplified Chinese: 刘德华, born 27 September 1961), is a Hong Kong actor, singer, lyricist and film producer. He has been one of Hong Kong's most ...more
Stephen Chow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Stephen Chow Age: 56

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Stephen Chow Sing Chi (Chinese: 周星馳, born June 22, 1962) is a Hong Kong film director, actor, producer, political adviser of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and martial ...more

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Nicholas Tse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Age: 38

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Nicholas Tse Ting-fung (Chinese: 謝霆鋒; born 29 August 1980) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and chef. A multi talented celebrity, he became a TV chef and ...more
Peter Chan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Age: 56

Birthplace: China, Hong Kong, Eurasia, Asia

Peter Ho-sun Chan (born 28 November 1962) is a film director and producer.
Albert Leung is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Age: 57

Birthplace: China, Hong Kong, Eurasia, Asia

Albert Leung (born 7 December 1961), whose pen name is Lin Xi (林夕), is a prolific and award-winning lyricist based in Hong Kong.
Aaron Kwok is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Age: 53

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Aaron Kwok Fu-shing (born 26 October 1965) is a Hong Kong singer, dancer and actor. Active since the 1980s, Kwok is considered one of the "Four Heavenly Kings" of Hong Kong. Kwok's ...more
Pang Fat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Age: 54

Birthplace: China, Hong Kong, Eurasia, Asia

Danny Pang Phat is one of the Pang brothers. The twin brothers Oxide and Danny Pang started their career in Hong Kong, where Oxide worked as colourist and Danny as editor. After moving to ...more
Frankie Chan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Age: 63

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Frankie Chan Fan-kei (born 1951) is a Chinese martial arts actor, film director, producer, action director, and composer. Chan is best known to Hong Kong action cinema fans as the main ...more
William Hung is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Age: 36

Birthplace: Hong Kong

William Hung, also known as Hung Hing Cheong, is a Hong Kong-born American former singer who gained fame in early 2004 as a result of his unsuccessful audition performance of Ricky Martin's hit ...more
Gigi Leung is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Age: 42

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Gigi Leung Wing-kei (born 25 March 1976) is a Hong Kong singer and actress.
Felix Chong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Age: 51

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Felix Chong Man-Keung (simplified Chinese: 庄文强; traditional Chinese: 莊文強; pinyin: Zhuāng Wénqiáng) (born January 1, 1968, in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong screenwriter, film director ...more
Henry Fok is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Dec. at 83 (1923-2006)

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Henry Fok Ying Tung (10 May 1923 – 28 October 2006) was a Hong Kong businessman. He has ancestral roots in Lianxi Village, Panyu, now part of Guangzhou, Guangdong. Fok was the vice-chairman of ...more
Marguerite Higgins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Dec. at 46 (1920-1966)

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Marguerite Higgins Hall (September 3, 1920 – January 3, 1966) was an American reporter and war correspondent. Higgins covered World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, and in the ...more
Power Chan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Age: 51

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Power Chan Kwok-pong is an actor in Hong Kong. He has appeared in numerous TVB drama series as well as films. He dated cantopop singer and actress Mimi Lo for 7 years before marrying her on ...more
Sung Pong Choo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Age: 53

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

James Choo is a film production designer.
Gloria Yip is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Age: 46

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Gloria Yip Wan-Yee (Chinese: 葉蘊儀, born January 13, 1973 in Hong Kong, the elder of two sisters and daughter of prominent businessman Yip Shao) is a Hong Kong actress and singer, best known for ...more
William So is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
William So Age: 51

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

William So is a Hong Kong actor and a cantopop singer. He began his musical career by participating the New Talent Singing Awards in 1985 and won the competition as the first runner up to Alex ...more
Anthony Yu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Anthony Yu Age: 81

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Anthony C. Yu is a literature and religion scholar. He is currently the Carl Darling Buck Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago. Best known for his four-volume ...more
Agnes Chan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Agnes Chan Age: 63

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Agnes Meiling Kaneko Chan (traditional Chinese: 陳美齡; simplified Chinese: 陈美龄; pinyin: Chén Měilíng; Cantonese Yale: Chan Mei ling; Japanese: アグネス・チャン) is a pop singer, a ...more
Deborah Chung is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Age: 67

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Deborah Duen Ling Chung (professionally known as D.D.L. Chung, Chinese: 鍾端玲 or 黛博拉 • D • L • 钟; born 1952) is an American scientist and university professor.
Joan Lorring is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Dec. at 88 (1926-2014)

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Joan Lorring (April 17, 1926 – May 30, 2014) was an American actress and singer known for her work in film and theatre. For her role as Bessy Watty in The Corn Is Green (1945), Lorring was ...more