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Famous People From Hong Kong

Updated June 8, 2017 20.3k views995 items

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.
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  • Chow Yun-Fat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong

    BirthplaceHong Kong, Lamma Island

    Chow Yun-fat SBS (born 18 May 1955), previously known as Donald Chow, is a Hong Kong actor... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    William Alison Anders (born October 17, 1933), is a retired United States Air Force Major... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceBritish Hong Kong

    Romola Sadie Garai (; born 6 August 1982) is a British film and television actress. She... more on Wikipedia
  • Sammo Hung is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong

    Sammo Hung

    Age: 68

    BirthplaceChina, Hong Kong, Eurasia, Asia

    Sammo Hung (born 7 January 1952), also known as Hung Kam-bo (洪金寶), is a Hong Kong actor,... more on Wikipedia
  • Andy Lau is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong

    Andy Lau

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceHong Kong, Tai Po

    Andy Lau Tak-wah (traditional Chinese: 劉德華; simplified Chinese: 刘德华, born 27 September 1961),... more on Wikipedia
  • Stephen Chow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong

    Stephen Chow

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceChina, Hong Kong, Eurasia, Asia

    Stephen Chow Sing Chi (Chinese: 周星馳, born June 22, 1962) is a Hong Kong film director, actor,... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Nicholas Tse Ting-fung (Chinese: 謝霆鋒; born 29 August 1980) is a Hong Kong actor, martial... more on Wikipedia
  • Peter Chan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong

    Peter Chan

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceChina, 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

    BirthplaceChina, Hong Kong, Eurasia, Asia

    Albert Leung (born 7 December 1961), whose pen name is Lin Xi (林夕), is a prolific and... more on Wikipedia
  • Aaron Kwok is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong

    Aaron Kwok

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Aaron Kwok Fu-shing (born 26 October 1965) is a Hong Kong singer, dancer and actor. Active... more on Wikipedia
  • Pang Fat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong

    Pang Fat

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceChina, Hong Kong, Eurasia, Asia

    Danny Pang Phat is one of the Pang brothers. The twin brothers Oxide and Danny Pang started... more on Wikipedia
  • Frankie Chan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Frankie Chan Fan-kei (born 1951) is a Chinese martial arts actor, film director, producer,... more on Wikipedia
  • William Hung is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong

    BirthplaceHong Kong

    William Hung, also known as Hung Hing Cheong, is a Hong Kong-born American former singer who... more on Wikipedia
  • Gigi Leung is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong

    Gigi Leung

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceHong 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

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Felix Chong Man-Keung (simplified Chinese: 庄文强; traditional Chinese: 莊文強; pinyin: Zhuāng... more on Wikipedia
  • Henry Fok is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong

    Henry Fok

    Dec. at 83 (1923-2006)

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Henry Fok Ying Tung (10 May 1923 – 28 October 2006) was a Hong Kong businessman. He has... more on Wikipedia
  • Marguerite Higgins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong

    Marguerite Higgins

    Dec. at 46 (1920-1966)

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Marguerite Higgins Hall (September 3, 1920 – January 3, 1966) was an American reporter and war... more on Wikipedia
  • Power Chan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong

    Power Chan

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Power Chan Kwok-pong is an actor in Hong Kong. He has appeared in numerous TVB drama series as... more on Wikipedia
  • Sung Pong Choo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

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

    Gloria Yip

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Gloria Yip Wan-Yee (Chinese: 葉蘊儀, born January 13, 1973 in Hong Kong, the elder of two sisters... more on Wikipedia
  • William So is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong

    William So

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    William So is a Hong Kong actor and a cantopop singer. He began his musical career by... more on Wikipedia
  • Anthony Yu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong

    Anthony Yu

    Age: 82

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Anthony C. Yu is a literature and religion scholar. He is currently the Carl Darling Buck... more on Wikipedia
  • Agnes Chan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong

    Agnes Chan

    Age: 65

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Agnes Meiling Kaneko Chan (traditional Chinese: 陳美齡; simplified Chinese: 陈美龄; pinyin: Chén... more on Wikipedia
  • Deborah Chung is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Deborah Duen Ling Chung (professionally known as D.D.L. Chung, Chinese: 鍾端玲 or 黛博拉 • D • L •... more on Wikipedia
  • Joan Lorring is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong

    Joan Lorring

    Dec. at 88 (1926-2014)

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Joan Lorring (April 17, 1926 – May 30, 2014) was an American actress and singer known for her... more on Wikipedia
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