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Famous People Named Yu

Updated October 13, 2018 1.5k views99 items
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.
  • Baseball player


    BirthplaceOsaka, Japan

    Farid Yu Darvishsefat (Darubisshu Sefatto Farīdo Yū, born 16 August 1986), popularly known as Yu Darvish, is a Japanese professional baseball starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League...  more
  • Model, Actor


    BirthplaceOkinawa, Japan

    Yu Yamada (山田 優, Yamada Yū, born July 5, 1984, Okinawa) is a Japanese model, actress and singer best known from her modeling work with CanCam magazine....  more
  • Yu Qian (1398–1457), courtesy name Tingyi, art name Jie'an, was a Chinese official who served under the Ming dynasty....  more
  • Model, Actor


    BirthplaceKasuga, Japan

    Yu Aoi (蒼井 優, Aoi Yū, born August 17, 1985 in Kasuga, Fukuoka) 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...  more
  • Yu the Great (c. 2123 – 2025 BC), was a legendary ruler in ancient China who was famed for his introduction of flood control, his establishment of the Xia dynasty which inaugurated dynastic rule in...  more
  • Mangaka, Illustrator


    BirthplaceOsaka, Japan

    Yuu Watase (渡瀬 悠宇, Watase Yuu, born March 5, 1970, in Kishiwada, Osaka) is a Japanese shōjo manga artist. Watase received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo for Ceres, Celestial Legend in 1997....  more
  • Actor


    BirthplaceDalian, China

    Yu Nan (Chinese: 余男; born 5 September 1976) is a Chinese actress. Born in Dalian, Yu Nan studied at the Beijing Film Academy, where she graduated in 1999....  more
  • Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceJapan, Tokyo

    Yu Shirota Fernández (城田 優, Shirota Yū, 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...  more
  • Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceBeijing, China

    Yu Rongguang is an actor....  more
  • BirthplaceKorea

    Kim Yu-yeon (Korean: 김유연) may refer to: Kim Yu-yeon (curator) (born 1956), South Korean curator Kim Yoo-yeon (born 1982), South Korean sport shooter Kim Yu-yeon (swimmer) (born 1991), South Korean...  more
  • Film Score Composer
    Yu Imai was a member of the musical group Sadistic Mika Band....
  • Voice acting, Singer


    BirthplaceJapan, Tokyo

    Yū Asakawa (Japanese: 浅川 悠, Hepburn: Asakawa Yū, born March 20, 1975 in Tokyo) is a Japanese voice actress. She also provides the voice samples for the Crypton Future Media's most recent Vocaloid,...  more
  • Yū Kikumura (菊村 憂, Kikumura Yū, born 1947) was allegedly a member of the Japanese Red Army, an armed militant organization....  more
  • Actor


    BirthplaceChina, Qingdao

    Xia Yu may refer to: Yu the Great, also known as Xia Yu, legendary founder of the Xia dynasty Xia Yu (actor) (born 1978), Chinese actor Ha Yu (actor) (born 1946), or Xia Yu, Hong Kong actor...  more
  • Actor, Monk


    BirthplaceZhangqiu, China

    Yu Xing is an actor....  more
  • Athlete, Speed Skater



    Yu Jing (Chinese: 于静; pinyin: Yú Jìng; Mandarin pronunciation: [y̌ tɕîŋ]; born 29 May 1985) is a Chinese long-track speed-skater who specializes in the sprint distances. She became the World Sprint...  more
  • Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceChina, Hong Kong, Eurasia, Asia

    Yu Lik-wai (simplified Chinese: 余力为; traditional Chinese: 余力爲; pinyin: Yú Lìwéi; Jyutping: Yu4 Lik6 Wai4; born 12 August 1966), sometimes credited as Nelson Yu, is a Hong Kong cinematographer, film...  more
  • Video game development, Producer


    BirthplaceEast Asia, Honshu, Kamaishi, Asia, Japan

    Yu Suzuki (鈴木 裕, Suzuki Yū, born June 10, 1958) is a Japanese game designer, producer, programmer, and engineer, who headed Sega's AM2 team for 18 years. He has been responsible for several of Sega's...  more
  • Age51

    BirthplaceCheongju, South Korea

    Yoo Hae-jin is a South Korean actor....  more
  • Age55

    BirthplaceYeongwol County

    Yu Oh-seong (born September 11, 1968) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his roles in The Spy (1999), Attack the Gas Station (1999), and Friend (2001)....  more
  • Model, Actor


    BirthplaceAyase, Kanagawa, Japan

    Yūko Odagiri (小田切 悠子, Odagiri Yūko, born February 16, 1987 in Kanagawa, Japan), known by her stage name Yuu Kashii (香椎 由宇, Kashii Yuu), is a Japanese actress and model. She studied at Mejiro...  more
  • Age62

    BirthplaceJapan, Osaka

    Yu Tokui is a Japanese actor. He has appeared in more than ninety films since 1987....  more
  • Model, Voice acting


    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    Yū Kobayashi (小林 ゆう, Kobayashi Yū, born February 5, 1982) is a Japanese voice actress and singer affiliated with Holy Peak. Some of her most prominent roles include that of Tadamichi Aoba in Dan...  more
  • Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceYokote, Japan

    Yu Takahashi (高橋 優, Takahashi Yū, born December 26, 1983) is a Japanese singer-songwriter. He debuted on a major label in 2010, with his singles "Subarashiki Nichijō" and "Honto no Kimochi". ...  more
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