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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.
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Yu Darvish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Baseball player 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

Yu Yamada is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Model, Actor, Singer 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, 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
Model, Actor, Voice acting 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 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
Mangaka, Illustrator, Novelist Yu Watase is a female Japanese shōjo manga artist.

Yu Nan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Actor 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
Actor, Singer 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
Film Producer, Actor, Martial artist Yu Rongguang is an actor.

Yu Yeon Kim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Curator 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 Film Score Composer 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
Voice acting, Singer 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
Actor Xia Yu is a Chinese actor.

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

Yu Jing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Athlete, Speed Skater 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
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer 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
Video game development, Producer, Game designer 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
Actor Yoo Hae-jin is a South Korean actor.

Yu Oh-seong is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Actor 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
Model, Actor 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
Actor 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
Model, Voice acting, Singer 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
Singer-songwriter 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 Actor 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
Actor Yu Yung Yung is an actress.

Yu Dong-Geun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Handball Player 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
Tarento, Voice acting Yū Mizushima is a Japanese voice actor. He is the Japanese voice-over for Sammo Hung, and is the Japanese voice of Wakko.

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

Yu Yang is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Athlete 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 Film Producer, Film Editor, Film Director 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
Actor 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
Screenwriter, Actor, Martial artist 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
Essayist, Writer, Critic 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
Athlete, Speed Skater 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 Actor Yu Zhang is an Actress.

Yu Hasebe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Fashion Model, Model, Actor 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
Architect, Writer, Structural engineer 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
Novelist, Author, Essayist Yu Hua is an author.

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

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

Yu Lihua is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Novelist, Writer 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

Yū Hayami is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Yu
Yū Hayami Actor, Singer 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 Office Worker, Athlete 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 Figure Skater, Athlete 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 Footballer 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 Athlete 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 Actor 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 Sociologist 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