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Famous People From Taiwan

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List of famous people from Taiwan, 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 Taiwan, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Taiwan 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 Taiwan, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List includes Kevin Tsai, Yuan-chun Wu and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Taiwan?" or "Which celebrities were born in Taiwan?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Shii Ann Huang is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 45

Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

Takeshi Kaneshiro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 45

Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

Takeshi Kaneshiro (金城武; born October 11, 1973) is a Taiwanese-Japanese actor and singer. Kaneshiro has worked with some of the most renowned directors in Asia, namely, Wong Kar Wai (Chungking ...more
Jay Chou is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 40

Birthplace: Linkou District, Taiwan

Jay Chou (traditional Chinese: 周杰倫; simplified Chinese: 周杰伦; pinyin: Zhōu Jiélún; Wade–Giles: Chou Chieh-lun; born 18 January 1979) is a Taiwanese musician, singer, songwriter, ...more

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James Wen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
James Wen Age: 41

Birthplace: Kaohsiung, Taiwan

James Wen is a Taiwanese actor, model and former reporter. He is known for his supporting performance in Taiwanese drama My Queen, for which he received one of his four Golden Bell Awards ...more
Sylvia Chang is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 62

Birthplace: Chiayi City, Taiwan

Sylvia Chang or Chang Ai-chia (Chinese: 張艾嘉; pinyin: Zhāng Àijiā; born 21 July 1953) is a Taiwanese actress, writer, singer, producer and director. In 1992, she was a member of the jury ...more
Kai-Fu Lee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 57

Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

Kai-Fu Lee (traditional Chinese: 李開復; simplified Chinese: 李开复; pinyin: Lǐ Kāifù; born December 3, 1961) is a Taiwanese-born American computer scientist, businessman, and writer. He is ...more
Ching He Huang is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 40

Birthplace: Tainan, Taiwan

Ching-He Huang (Chinese: 黃瀞億; pinyin: Huáng Jìngyì; Wade–Giles: Huang2 Ching4-i4; born 8 April 1978), often known in English-language media simply as Ching, is a British ...more
Yang Chuan-Kwang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Dec. at 74 (1933-2007)

Birthplace: Taitung City, Taiwan

Yang Chuan-kwang, or C.K. Yang (Amis: Maysang Kalimud, Chinese: 楊傳廣; pinyin: Yáng Chuánguǎng) (July 10, 1933 – January 27, 2007), was an Olympic decathlete from Taiwan. Yang ...more
Mark Chao is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 34

Birthplace: Taiwan, Taipei

Mark Chao (Chinese: 趙又廷; Wade–Giles: Chao Yu-t'ing, born 25 September 1984) is a Taiwan-Canadian actor and model. He made his television debut in the television series Black & White (2009), ...more
Yuan T. Lee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 82

Birthplace: Hsinchu, Taiwan

Yuan Tseh Lee (Chinese: 李遠哲; pinyin: Lǐ Yuǎnzhé; Wade–Giles: Li³ Yüan³-che²; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lí Oán-tiat; born 19 November 1936) is a Taiwanese chemist and a ...more
Alec Su is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 45

Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

Alec Su You-peng (born 11 September 1973) is a Taiwanese actor, singer, television producer, and film director. Su became a popular teen idol in the 1980s as a member of the boyband Xiao Hu Dui. ...more
Charlie Young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 41

Birthplace: Sanchong District, Taiwan

Charlie Yeung Choi-Nei (born May 23, 1974), sometimes spelled Charlie Young, is a Hong Kong actress, singer and film director. She was first noticed after appearing in a jewellery commercial ...more
Show Luo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 39

Birthplace: Keelung, Taiwan

Show Lo (simplified Chinese: 罗志祥; traditional Chinese: 羅志祥; pinyin: Luó Zhìxiáng; born July 30, 1979) is a Taiwanese singer, actor and host. He is commonly known by his ...more
Jiro Wang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Jiro Wang Age: 37

Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

Jiro Wang (traditional Chinese: 汪東城; simplified Chinese: 汪东城; pinyin: Wāng Dōngchéng; Wade–Giles: Wang Tung-Ch'eng; born August 24, 1981) is a Taiwanese singer and actor, who started his ...more
Lim Giong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 54

Birthplace: Changhua City, Taiwan

Lim Giong (Chinese: 林強; pinyin: Lín Qiáng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lîm Kiông; born June 7, 1964) is a Taiwanese musician, DJ, actor, and an active figure in the Taiwanese
Nikita Wu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 43

Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

Nikita Wu is a Taiwanese writer and arts manager. She was the curator of the Future Pavilion in the Taiwan Design Expo 2005 and a project manager in the Taiwan Pavilion of the Venice Biennale ...more
Peter Chen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 72

Birthplace: Taichung, Taiwan

Peter Pin-Shan Chen (Chinese: 陳品山, born in 1947) is a Taiwanese American computer scientist. He is a Distinguished Career Scientist and faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University, who is known ...more
David Wu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 63

Birthplace: Hsinchu, Taiwan

David Wu (traditional Chinese: 吳振偉; simplified Chinese: 吴振伟; pinyin: Wú Zhènwěi; born April 8, 1955) is an American politician who served as the U.S. representative for Oregon's ...more
Annette Lu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 74

Birthplace: Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Annette Lu Hsiu-lien (Chinese: 呂秀蓮; pinyin: Lǚ Xiùlián; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lū Siù-liân; born 7 June 1944) is a Taiwanese politician. A feminist active in the tangwai ...more
Cho-Liang Lin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 59

Birthplace: Hsinchu, Taiwan

Cho-Liang Lin (Lin Cho-liang, Chinese: 林昭亮, born January 29, 1960), born in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is an American violinist who is renowned for his appearances as a soloist with major orchestras. ...more
Barney Cheng is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 48

Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

Barney Cheng (born February 1, 1971) is a Taiwanese-American actor, director, writer and producer. Cheng was born in Taipei, Taiwan. His family emigrated to the United States when he was 12 ...more
Joe Chen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 39

Birthplace: Hsinchu, Taiwan

Joe Chen or Chen Chiao-en (Chinese: 陳喬恩; pinyin: Chén Qiáo'ēn; born 4 April 1979) is a Taiwanese actress, singer and television host.Known as the "Queen of Idol Dramas", ...more
Dave Wong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 58

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Dave Wang (traditional Chinese: 王傑; simplified Chinese: 王杰; pinyin: Wáng Jié; Wade–Giles: Wang Chieh; born 20 October 1962) is a Hong Kong-Taiwanese singer and songwriter. His ...more
Wang Shu-hui is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 63

Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

Wang Shu-hui (Chinese: 王淑慧; pinyin: Wáng Shúhùi; born 2 December 1955) is a former legislator for the Democratic Progressive Party in Taiwan. Wang Shu-hui has on occasion ...more
Ariel Lin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Age: 36

Birthplace: Yilan City, Taiwan

Ariel Lin (Chinese: 林依晨; born 1982) is a Taiwanese actress and singer. She rose to fame for her role as Yuan Xiangqin in the Taiwanese drama It Started with a Kiss (2005) and the Chinese fantasy ...more