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Who knew there were so many famous people named Yu in the world? Our list of celebrities named Yu includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Yus below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Yu, actors named Yu, and much more. Yu Darvish, Yu Yamada, and Yu Qian are only a few of the well-known people named Yu on this list.

Yu Darvish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Darvish Yu Darvish is a Japanese starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball. Darvish pitched in the 2008 Beijing Olympics as well as the 2009 World Baseball Classic as a member of ...more

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Yu Yamada is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Yamada Yu Yamada is a Japanese model, actress, and singer best known from her modeling work with CanCam magazine. Shintaro Yamada is her brother.

Yu Qian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Qian Yu Qian, a native of Qiantang, was a Chinese Defence Minister during the Ming dynasty.

Yû Aoi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yû Aoi Yu Aoi is a Japanese actress and model. She made her film debut as Shiori Tsuda in Shunji Iwai's 2001 film All About Lily Chou-Chou. She subsequently portrayed Tetsuko Arisugawa in Hana and ...more

Yu the Great is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu the Great Yu the Great was a legendary ruler in ancient China famed for his introduction of flood control, inaugurating dynastic rule in China by founding the Xia Dynasty, and for his upright moral ...more

Yu Watase is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Watase Yu Watase is a female Japanese shōjo manga artist.

Yu Nan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Nan Yu Nan is a Chinese actress. Born in Dalian, Yu Nan studied at the Beijing Film Academy, where she graduated in 1999.

Yu Shirota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Shirota Yu Shirota, born December 26, 1985, is a Japanese-Spanish actor and singer, most known for his role as Kagurazaka Makoto in the Japanese television drama live-action adaption of Hana-Kimi, ...more

Yu Rongguang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Rongguang Yu Rongguang is an actor.

Yu Yeon Kim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Yeon Kim Yu Yeon Kim is an independent curator based in New York City, USA and Seoul, Korea. Kim has curated and been a commissioner of many distinguished international exhibitions of contemporary art.

Yu Imai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Imai Yu Imai was a member of the musical group Sadistic Mika Band.

Yū Asakawa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yū Asakawa Yu Asakawa is a voice actress.

Yū Kikumura is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yū Kikumura Yū Kikumura was allegedly a member of the Japanese Red Army, an armed militant organization. Police arrested Kikumura in Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam in 1986 when they found him carrying a bomb ...more

Yu Wenxia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Yu

Yu Xia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Xia Xia Yu is a Chinese actor.

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Yu Xing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Xing Yu Xing is an actor.

Yu Jing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Jing Yu Jing is a long-track speed-skater from China who specializes in the sprint distances. She became the World Sprint Champion in 2012, setting world records in both the sprint combination and ...more

Yu Lik-wai is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Lik-wai Yu Lik-wai is a Hong Kong cinematographer, film director, and occasional film producer. Born in Hong Kong, Yu Lik-wai was educated at Belgium's INSAS where he graduated with a degree in ...more

Yu Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Suzuki Yu Suzuki is a Japanese game designer and producer who has spent his entire career with Sega Enterprises. Often referred to as Sega's answer to Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, he has been ...more

Yu Hae-jin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Hae-jin Yoo Hae-jin is a South Korean actor.

Yu Oh-seong is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Oh-seong Yu Oh-seong is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his roles in The Spy, Attack the Gas Station, and Friend.

Yū Kashii is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yū Kashii Yūko Odagiri, known by her stage name Yuu Kashii, is a Japanese actress and model. She studied at Mejiro University, where she majored in English. She married actor Joe Odagiri, who is exactly ...more

Yu Tokui is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Tokui Yu Tokui is a Japanese actor. He has appeared in more than ninety films since 1987.

Yū Kobayashi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yū Kobayashi Yū Kobayashi is a Japanese voice actress, actress and singer affiliated with HolyPeak. She always uses honorifics in conversation due to strict family education.

Yu Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Takahashi Yu Takahashi is a Japanese singer-songwriter. He debuted on a major label in 2010, with his singles "Subarashiki Nichijō" and "Honto no Kimochi".

Yu In-chon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu In-chon Yu In-chon is a South Korean actor and the current Minister of Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Yu In-chon was born in the city of Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, South Korea in 1951. He ...more

Yu Yung Yung is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Yung Yung Yu Yung Yung is an actress.

Yu Dong-Geun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Dong-Geun Yu Dong-geun is a South Korean handball player. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed with the South Korea national handball team in the men's tournament.

Yū Mizushima is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yū Mizushima Yū Mizushima is a Japanese voice actor. He is the Japanese voice-over for Sammo Hung, and is the Japanese voice of Wakko.

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Yu Fujiki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Fujiki Yu Fujiki was an actor.

Yu Yang is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Yang Yu Yang is a female badminton player from the People's Republic of China. She won at the 2013 World Championships in women's doubles with her partner Wang Xiaoli.

Yu Hyun-mok is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Hyun-mok Yu Hyun-mok was a South Korean film director. Born in Sariwon, North Hwanghae, Korea, he made his film debut in 1956 with Gyocharo. According to the website koreanfilm.org, his 1961 film Obaltan ...more

Yu Ji-in is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Ji-in Yu Ji-in is a South Korean actress active since 1974. She was born Lee Yun-hui in Seoul, South Korea in 1956 and received a bachelor and master degree in Theater and Film from Chung-Ang ...more

Yu Chenghui is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Chenghui Yu Chenghui, sometimes credited as Yue Sing-wai, is a Chinese actor, action director and martial artist.

Yu Jie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Jie Yu Jie, is a Chinese writer and democracy activist. The bestselling author of more than 30 books, Yu was described by the New York Review of Books in 2012 as "one of China's most prominent ...more

Yu Fengtong is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Fengtong Yu Fengtong is a speed skater who has participated in the Olympics for the nation of China. He is the national recordholder of China on the 500 and 1,000 meters.

Yu Zhang is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Zhang Yu Zhang is an Actress.

Yu Hasebe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Hasebe Yu Hasebe is a Japanese actress and model. She was one of the original three members of the J-Pop group "Dream". She debuted as a gravure idol in 2004. She has also starred in a number ...more

Yu Hao is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Hao Yu Hao was an eminent Chinese structural engineer and architect during the Song Dynasty period.

Yu Hua is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Hua Yu Hua is an author.

Yu Chenggang is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Chenggang Yu Chenggang is a Chinese rower.

Yu Minobe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Minobe Yu Minobe is a gymnast.

Yu Lihua is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Lihua Yu Lihua is a Taiwanese-American woman writer. Yu Lihua was born in Shanghai and went to university in Taiwan, taking history at National Taiwan University. Then she went to the United States to ...more

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Yū Hayami is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yū Hayami Yū Hayami is a J-pop singer and TV actress in Japan.

Yu Ishizu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Ishizu Yu Ishizu is an athlete. He represented Japan in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Yu Xiaoyu is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Xiaoyu Yu Xiaoyu is a Chinese female pair skater. With partner Jin Yang, she is a two-time World Junior champion, the 2012 Junior World silver medalist, the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics champion and the ...more

Yu Jong Im is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Jong Im Yu Jong Im is a women's soccer player.

Yu Peng Kean is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Peng Kean Yu Peng Kean is a Malaysian fencer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's sabre, but was defeated in the second round by Áron Szilágyi who went on to win gold medal

Yu Da-in is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Da-in Yoo Da-in is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her nuanced performance in the critically acclaimed indie film Re-encounter, her first leading role.

Yu Xie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yu Xie Yu Xie is a leading American sociologist and an instrumental figure in the development of empirical sociology in China. Beginning in the late 1980s and continuing to the present day, Xie has ...more