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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
age 47
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
age 45
Takeshi Kaneshiro is a Taiwanese-Japanese actor and singer.
Jay Chou is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
age 40
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 37
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
age 65
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
age 57
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
age 40
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
Dec. 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
age 31
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
age 82
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
age 45
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
Charlie Young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
age 44
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
age 39
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 34
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
age 54
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
age 43
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) 18 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
age 72
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
age 63
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
age 74
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
age 59
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
age 48
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
Joe Chen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
age 36
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
age 58
Dave Wong appeared in the 2012 film Skyfall.
Wang Shu-hui is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Taiwan
age 63
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