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Famous People Named Lin

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Ever thought about how many famous people named Lin are out there? This list of celebrities named Lin will show you the most prominent people with that name, along with pictures and additional information about them when available. The famous Lins below include actors named Lin and athletes named Lin, but this list also includes doctors, teachers, or politicians named Lin who are notable in their fields. Some of the notable Lins below include Lin Biao, Lin Shaye, and Lin Zexu.
  • Politician, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 63 (1907-1971)

    BirthplaceHuanggang, China


    Lin Biao (December 5, 1907 – September 13, 1971) was a Marshal of the People's Republic of China who was pivotal in the Communist victory in the Chinese Civil War, especially in Northeast China. Lin...  more
  • Age78

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Linda Shaye (born October 12, 1943) is an American theater, film, and television actress. In a career spanning over forty years, she has appeared in over ninety feature films and is regarded as a...  more
  • Politician

    AgeDec. at 65 (1785-1850)

    BirthplaceFuzhou, China

    Lin Zexu (30 August 1785 – 22 November 1850), courtesy name Yuanfu, was a Chinese scholar-official of the Qing dynasty best known for his role in the First Opium War of 1839–42. He was from Fuzhou,...  more
  • Lin Jiang is an Australian French Horn player. He was born in Shanghai in 1986 and moved to Australia at the age of five. He began playing French horn when he was ten. He has played with the...  more
  • Novelist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 80 (1895-1976)

    BirthplaceBanzai, China

    NationalityChina, Taiwan

    Lin Yutang (Chinese: 林語堂; pinyin: Lín Yǔtáng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: lîm gú-tông ; October 10, 1895 – March 26, 1976) was a renowned Hokkien Chinese writer, translator, linguist, philosopher and inventor. His...  more
  • Athlete


    BirthplaceLongyan, China


    Lin Dan (born October 14, 1983) is a Chinese professional badminton player. He is a two-time Olympic champion, five-time World champion, as well as a six-time All England champion. Widely regarded as...  more

    #237 of 1,316 The Best Athletes Of All Time#105 of 152 The Most Influential Athletes Of All Time#1 of 178 The Best Olympic Athletes from China

  • Track and field athlete


    BirthplaceTaichung, Taiwan


    Lin Chia-ying (Chinese: 林家瑩; pinyin: Lín Jiā-yíng; born 11 May 1982 in Taichung City) is a Taiwanese shot putter....  more
  • Stunt Double, Stunt Performer


    BirthplaceSacramento, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Lin Oeding is a stunt performer, stunt double, stunt coordinator and actor....  more
  • Editor, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 57 (1930-1988)

    BirthplaceSt. Petersburg, Florida

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Linwood Vrooman Carter (June 9, 1930 – February 7, 1988) was an American author of science fiction and fantasy, as well as an editor, poet and critic. He usually wrote as Lin Carter; known pseudonyms...  more
  • American football player

    AgeDec. at 74 (1921-1995)

    BirthplaceCarbondale, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Lindell Lee Houston (January 11, 1921 – September 9, 1995) was an American football guard who played eight seasons in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and in the National Football League...  more
  • Lin Daiyu (also spelled Lin Tai-yu, Chinese: 林黛玉; pinyin: Lín Dàiyù) is one of the principal characters of Cao Xueqin's classic Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber. She is portrayed as a...  more
  • Architect, Writer

    AgeDec. at 50 (1904-1955)

    BirthplaceHangzhou, China

    NationalityChina, Empire of the Great Qing

    Lin Huiyin was a noted 20th century Chinese architect and writer. She is known to be the first female architect in modern China and her husband the famed "Father of Modern Chinese Architecture" Liang...  more
  • Journalist, Television producer

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Linda Mary Buckfield is an Australian television producer, journalist and musician. Buckfield was lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for pop-rock group Electric Pandas from 1983 to 1987....  more
  • Journalist, TV Journalist

    BirthplaceTaipei, Taiwan

    NationalityUnited States of America

    KPNX, virtual and VHF digital channel 12, is an NBC-affiliated television station serving Phoenix, Arizona, United States that is licensed to Mesa. The station is owned by Tegna Inc. KPNX's studios...  more
  • Lin Li (Chinese: 林莉; pinyin: Lín Lì; born May 4, 1970) is an Olympic champion and former World Record holding swimmer from China. She swam for China at the: Olympics: 1988, 1992, 1996 World...  more
  • Weightlifter


    BirthplaceFujian, China


    Lin Qingfeng is a Chinese weightlifter. He is 167 cm tall and competed for China at the 2012 Summer Olympics where he won gold, lifting a total of 344 kg....  more
  • Screenwriter, Writer

    BirthplaceGreenock, United Kingdom


    Lin (Linda) Anderson (born in Greenock, Scotland) is a Tartan Noir crime novelist and screenwriter, best known as the creator of forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod. As of 2010 the Rhona MacLeod books...  more
  • Actor

    BirthplaceLijiang, China


    Lin Qiu is a actor....  more
  • Age22

    BirthplaceBeijing, China


    Lin Miaoke appeared to sing "Ode to the Motherland", the Chinese national anthem, at the 2008 Summer Olympics Opening Cermony, but it was later discovered that she had lip-synched to a recording made...  more
  • Athlete


    BirthplaceChaozhou, China


    Lin Yue (simplified Chinese: 林跃; traditional Chinese: 林躍; pinyin: Lín Yuè); born July 24, 1991 in Chaozhou, Guangdong) is a Chinese diver and a double Olympic gold medal winner. He competed for Team...  more
  • BirthplaceSingapore


    Lin Hsin Hsin (Chinese: 林欣欣; pinyin: Lín Xīn Xīn) is an IT inventor, artist, poet and composer from Singapore, deeply rooted in mathematics and information technology. She established the first...  more
  • Lin Chia-sheng (Chinese: 林家聖; pinyin: Lín Jiāshèng; born 12 July 1980 in Tainan) is a Taiwanese football player. He has played for Taipei City Bank F.C. in Taiwan....  more
  • Fashion designer, Film Producer


    NationalityUnited States of America

    Lin Milano is a fashion designer, a film producer and the mother of Alyssa Milano and Cory Milano....  more
  • Mathematician


    BirthplaceNingbo, China

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Fanghua Lin (Chinese: 林芳華; pinyin: Lín Fānghuá; born March 11, 1959), also written as Fang-Hua Lin, is a Chinese-born American mathematician. He is currently the Silver Professor at the Courant...  more
  • Actor

    AgeDec. at 29 (1934-1964)

    BirthplaceChina, Guilin

    Linda Lin Dai (Chinese: 林黛; 26 December 1934 – 17 July 1964), born Cheng Yueru (程月如), was a Chinese actress of Hong Kong films made in Mandarin during the 1950s–60s. She was a star actress of the...  more
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