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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
Donald Chow Yun-fat, SBS, commonly known as Chow Yun-fat, is a Hong Kong actor. He is best known in Asia for his collaborations with filmmaker John Woo in the heroic bloodshed genre films A ...more
William Anders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
age 85
William Alison "Bill" Anders, is a former United States Air Force officer, nuclear engineer, NASA astronaut, and businessman. He is, along with Apollo 8 crewmates Frank Borman and Jim ...more
Romola Garai is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
age 36
Romola Sadie Garai is an English actress. She is known for appearing in the films Amazing Grace, Atonement, and Glorious 39, and in BBC series such as Emma, The Hour, and The Crimson Petal and ...more
Sammo Hung is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
age 63
Sammo Hung, also known as Hung Kam-bo, is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film producer and director, known for his work in many martial arts films and Hong Kong action cinema. He has been a ...more
Andy Lau is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
age 57
Andy Lau Tak-wah MH, JP is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer-songwriter, actor, presenter, and film producer. Lau has been one of Hong Kong's most commercially successful film actors since the ...more
Stephen Chow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
age 56
Stephen Chow is a Hong Kong actor, screenwriter, film director, producer and political adviser of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
Nicholas Tse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
age 38
Nicholas Tse a.k.a. Tse Ting-fung, Chinese: 謝霆鋒, is a Hong Kong actor, singer, songwriter, musician and entrepreneur. Tse is a member of the Emperor Entertainment Group. Tse initially entered ...more
Peter Chan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
age 56
Peter Ho-sun Chan is a film director and producer.
Albert Leung is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
age 57
Lin Xi is a lyricist.
Aaron Kwok is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
age 53
Aaron Kwok Fu-shing is a Hong Kong singer, dancer, and actor. He has been active since the 1980s and to the present. He is considered one of the "Four Heavenly Kings" of Hong Kong. ...more
Pang Fat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
age 54
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
Frankie Chan Fan-kei 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 antagonist in Sammo ...more
William Hung is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
age 36
William James Hung, also known as Hung Hing Cheong, is a Hong Kong-born American singer who gained fame in early 2004 as a result of his off-key audition performance of Ricky Martin's hit song ...more
Gigi Leung is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
age 42
Gigi Leung Wing-kei is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress.
Felix Chong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
age 51
Felix Chong Man-Keung is a Hong Kong screenwriter, film director and actor. He is one of the most celebrated screenwriters in Hong Kong and has won several prestigious awards at the Hong Kong ...more
Henry Fok is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Dec. at 83 (1923-2006)
Henry Fok Ying Tung was a Hong Kong businessman. He has ancestral roots in Nansha, Panyu, now part of Guangzhou, Guangdong. Fok was the vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese ...more
Marguerite Higgins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
Dec. at 46 (1920-1966)
Marguerite Higgins Hall was an American reporter and war correspondent. Higgins covered World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, and in the process advanced the cause of equal access ...more
Power Chan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
age 51
Kwok-Pong Chan is an actor.
Sung Pong Choo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
age 53
James Choo is a film production designer.
Gloria Yip is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
age 46
Gloria Yip Wan-Yee is a Hong Kong actress and singer, best known for her four films with director Lam Ngai Kai, and to Western audiences, her "special appearance" in Lam's Riki-Oh: The ...more
William So is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
William So age 51
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
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
Agnes Chan or Agnes Meiling Kaneko Chan is a pop singer, a "foreign television personality", a Doctor of Education, a professor at Japanese universities, an essayist, and a novelist. ...more
Vanya Seager is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
age 64
Vanya Seager is a glamour model who has appeared in the British tabloid, The Sun as a Page 3 girl.
Deborah Chung is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Hong Kong
age 67
Deborah Duen Ling Chung is an American scientist and author.