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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.

Kobe Tai is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Kobe Tai age 46 Kobe Tai is a Taiwanese-born American former pornographic actress and adult model. She entered the adult film industry at the age of 24, and appeared in over 70 films between 1996 and 2003. She ...more

Shii Ann Huang is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Taiwan

Takeshi Kaneshiro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Takeshi Kaneshiro age 44 Takeshi Kaneshiro is a Taiwanese-Japanese actor and singer.

Jay Chou is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Jay Chou age 39 Jay Chou is a Taiwanese singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. In 2000, Chou released his debut album, titled Jay, under the record company Alfa Music. Since then his music has gained ...more

James Wen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
James Wen age 40 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) 6 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Sylvia Chang age 64 Sylvia Chang is a Taiwanese actress, writer, singer, producer and director. In 1992, she was a member of the jury at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival.

Kai-Fu Lee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Kai-Fu Lee age 56 Kai-Fu Lee is a Taiwanese IT venture capitalist, executive, writer, micro-blogger, and computer scientist. He is currently based in Beijing, China. Lee developed the world's first ...more

Ching He Huang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Ching He Huang age 39 Ching-He Huang is a British Chinese food writer and TV chef who has appeared in a variety of television cooking shows. Huang has starred in eight popular TV series and is the author of five ...more

Yang Chuan-Kwang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Yang Chuan-Kwang Died at 74 (1933-2007) Yang Chuan-kwang, or C.K. Yang, was an Olympic decathlete from the Republic of China. Yang attended college at UCLA where he trained and competed with team mate and Olympian Rafer Johnson.

Mark Chao is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Mark Chao age 33 Mark Chao is a Taiwanese-Canadian actor, singer and model. He is the son of Allen Chao. He graduated from the University of Victoria, Canada. He achieved a double major of Sociology and economic ...more

Yuan T. Lee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Yuan T. Lee age 81 Yuan Tseh Lee is a Taiwanese chemist. He was the first Taiwanese Nobel Prize laureate, who, along with the Hungarian-Canadian John C. Polanyi and American Dudley R. Herschbach won the Nobel ...more

Alec Su is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Alec Su age 44 Su You-peng, also known as Alec Su, is a Taiwanese actor, pop singer, television producer, and film director. Su became a huge teen idol in 1988 as a member of the boy band Xiao Hu Dui. He was ...more

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Charlie Young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Charlie Young age 43 Charlie Young, sometimes spelled Charlie Yeung, is a film actress and singer. She was first noticed after appearing in a jewellery commercial with Aaron Kwok. Since then she has participated in ...more

Show Luo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Show Luo age 38 Show Luo is a Taiwanese actor, singer, and host. He is commonly known by his Chinese nickname Xiao Zhu.

Jiro Wang is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Jiro Wang age 36 Jiro Wang is a Taiwanese actor and singer, who started his career as a model. Wang is a member of Taiwanese Mandopop vocal quartet boy band Fahrenheit.

Lim Giong is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Lim Giong age 53 Lim Giong is a musician, artist, DJ, composer, songwriter, music producer, music director and also an actor. Now, he is a leading figure on the Taiwanese experimental electronic music scene. His ...more

Nikita Wu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Nikita Wu age 42 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

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Peter Chen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Peter Chen age 71 Peter Pin-Shan Chen is an American computer scientist. He is a Distinguished Career Scientist and faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University, who is known for the development of the ...more

David Wu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
David Wu age 62 David Wu is an American politician who served as the U.S. representative for Oregon's 1st congressional district from 1999 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. As a child of ...more

Annette Lu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Annette Lu age 73 Annette Lu Hsiu-lien was the Vice President of the Republic of China from 2000 to 2008, under President Chen Shui-bian. She announced her intentions to run for President of Taiwan on March 6, ...more

Cho-Liang Lin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Cho-Liang Lin age 58 Cho-Liang Lin, born in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is a Taiwanese American violinist who is renowned for his appearances as a soloist with major orchestras. "Musical America" named him its ...more

Barney Cheng is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Barney Cheng age 47 Barney Cheng is a Taiwanese-American actor, director, writer and producer. Cheng was born in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. His family emigrated to the United States when he was 12-years-old ...more

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Joe Chen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Joe Chen age 38 Joe Chen Chiau-En is a Taiwanese actress, singer and model. Her interest lies mainly in acting and writing and she does well in both fields. In 2008, Chen was nominated for Best Leading Actress ...more

Dave Wong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Dave Wong age 57 Dave Wong appeared in the 2012 film Skyfall.

Wang Shu-hui is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Wang Shu-hui age 62 Wang Shu-hui is a former legislator for the Democratic Progressive Party in Taiwan. Wand Shu-hui has on occasion participated in physical confrontations during her time as a Taiwanese ...more

Ariel Lin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Ariel Lin age 35 Ariel Lin was born 29 October 1982. She is a Taiwanese actress and singer, who won Best Leading Actress in a Television Series at the 43rd and 47th Golden Bell Awards. She majored in Korean and ...more

Ted Lieu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Ted Lieu age 49 Ted W. Lieu is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing California's 33rd congressional district since 2015. He was a California State Senator, who ...more

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Emily Zheng is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Emily Zheng age 25 Candy Chen is a dancer, actress, host, singer, and a model. She is featured on the Taiwanese variety shows: Blackie's Teenage Club and Blackie Lollipop. Candy was a member of the Taiwanese girl ...more

Kaila Yu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Kaila Yu age 38 Kaila Yu is the stage name of Elaine Yang, a Taiwanese American singer, songwriter, and former model. She currently is the lead singer and vocalist for the all-Asian-American, female rock band ...more

Cheng Wan-jung is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Cheng Wan-jung age 30 Cheng Wan-jung is a Taiwanese swimmer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the Women's 200 metre butterfly, finishing in 28th place overall in the heats, failing to qualify for the ...more

Wallace Huo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Wallace Huo age 38 Wallace Huo Chien-hwa is a Taiwanese actor and singer.

Steve Wang is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Steve Wang Steve Wang is an award-winning make-up artist and filmmaker.

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Calvin Chen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Calvin Chen age 37 Calvin Chen is a Taiwanese singer and actor. He is a member of the boy band Fahrenheit. His stage name is a homophone of his birth name.

Faith Yang is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Faith Yang age 44 Faith Yang is a rock musician and fashion model. She grew up in Sydney, Australia and studied biology and genetics at Sydney University. In 2000 Faith won the Taiwan Golden Music awards for Best ...more

Barbie Hsu is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Barbie Hsu age 41 Barbie Hsu is a presenter, singer and actress.

Lee Teng-hui is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Lee Teng-hui age 95 Lee Teng-hui, sometimes called the "father of Taiwan's democracy", is a Taiwanese politician. He was the President of the Republic of China and Chairman of the Kuomintang from 1988 to ...more

Jason Wu is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Jason Wu age 35 Jason Wu is a Taiwanese Canadian fashion designer based in New York City. He is most famous for designing the dresses of Michelle Obama on several occasions, including during first and second ...more

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Chi-Huey Wong is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Chi-Huey Wong age 69 Chi-Huey Wong is a Taiwanese-born American biochemist. He is a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. His expertise is bioorganic ...more

Bill Buell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Bill Buell age 65 Bill Buell is an actor and a voice actor.

Annie Yi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Annie Yi age 49 Annie Yi, also known as Annie Shizuka Inoh, is a Taiwanese singer, actress, and writer. Born Wu Jingyi in Taipei, Taiwan, she changed her name to Inō Shizuka after her mother remarried a ...more

Su Tseng-chang is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Su Tseng-chang age 70 Su Tseng-chang is a Taiwanese politician and the former chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party in 2012-2014. Su served as Premier of the Republic of China from 2006 to 2007 and was Chief ...more

Landy Wen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Landy Wen age 38 Landy Wen is a Taiwanese singer. In 2010, she was proposed to star in a TV drama based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel Less Than Zero, to be set in Taipei.

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Annie Wu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Annie Wu age 39 Annie Wu is a Taiwanese actress and model. She has mainly acted in mainland Chinese TV series, and was featured in Jackie Chan's Police Story 4: First Strike. Though not fluent in Cantonese, she ...more

Valen Hsu is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Valen Hsu age 43 Valen Hsu, also known as Xiu Xiu, was born on 20 September 1974 in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. She is a Taiwanese Mandopop singer-songwriter. Hsu is widely known for her sad love ballads ...more

Wei Te-Sheng is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Wei Te-Sheng age 48 Wei Te-Sheng is the director of Cape No. 7, the second highest grossing film in Taiwanese history.

Kelly Lin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Kelly Lin age 42 Kelly Lin Hsi-Lei is a Taiwanese actress and model who has appeared mainly in Hong Kong films.

Lene Lai is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Lene Lai age 28 Lene Lai is an actress, model and pageant winner in the Republic of China. She is most well known for garnering 2nd Runner up at the Miss Asia Pageant 2008.

Chen Kuo-Fu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Chen Kuo-Fu age 59 Chen Kuo-Fu is a Taiwanese film director, screenwriter and producer. His film The Personals was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. Born in 1958 Chen ...more

Harlem Yu is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Harlem Yu age 56 Harlem Yu is a Chinese-Taiwanese Golden Melody Award-winning singer-songwriter. He was the first artist to experiment with the style of R&B and rap in Chinese music. He has released 15 ...more

Momofuku Ando is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
Momofuku Ando Died at 97 (1910-2007) Momofuku Ando, ORS, was a Taiwanese-Japanese businessman who founded Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd. He is known as one of the inventors of instant noodles, instant ramen, and Cup Noodles.