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Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Yang. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Yang on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Yang as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Yang along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Yang, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Yangs include Jerry Yang, Rainie Yang, and Edward Yang, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

If you want to know more about each celebrity Yang, click their corresponding row and more information will appear. In some cases you can click the person's name and see what other lists of ours they are ranked on.

Jerry Yang is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Jerry Yang age 48 - Jerry Yang is a Taiwanese-born American internet entrepreneur, engineer, the co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo! Inc.

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Rainie Yang is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Rainie Yang age 31 - Rainie Yang is a Taiwanese singer, Golden Bell Awards actress and TV host.

Edward Yang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Edward Yang Died at 60 (1947-2007) - Edward Yang, along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming Liang, was one of the leading film-makers of the Taiwanese New Wave and Taiwanese Cinema. He won the Best Director Award at Cannes for his ...more

Chen-Ning Yang is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Chen-Ning Yang age 95 - Chen-Ning Franklin Yang, also known as Yang Zhenning, is a Chinese-born American physicist who works on statistical mechanics and particle physics. He and Tsung-dao Lee received the 1957 Nobel ...more

Sun Yang is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Sun Yang age 24 - Sun Yang is a Chinese Olympic and world-record-holding distance swimmer. He swam for China at the 2008 Olympics. At the 2010 Asian Games, he won the men's 1500m freestyle in an Asian Record; ...more

Shang Yang is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Shang Yang Shang Yang was an important statesman of the State of Qin during the Warring States period of Chinese history. Born Wei Yang in the State of Wei, with the support of Duke Xiao of Qin Yang ...more

Peter Yang is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Peter Yang age 80 - Peter Yang Kwan or Peter Yang is a retired Hong Kong martial artist film actor, film producer and director, best known for his appearances in Hong Kong action cinema of the 1970s and 1980s. He ...more

Jerry Yang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Jerry Yang age 49 - Xao "Jerry" Yang is an ethnic Hmong poker player from Temecula, California and the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event champion. Yang started playing poker in 2005. An amateur player ...more

Ruby Yang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Ruby Yang Ruby Yang, is a Chinese American filmmaker.

Geoff Yang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Geoff Yang Geoff Yang is a founding partner of Redpoint Ventures. Prior to founding Redpoint, Geoff was a general partner with IVP, a firm he joined in 1987.Geoff emphasizes investments in consumer media ...more

Yang Yang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Yang Yang age 40 - Yang Yang is a former Chinese short track speed skater and current IOC member. She is a two-time Olympic Champion from 2002 Winter Olympics and a six-time Overall World Champion for 1997-2002. ...more

Hae Jun Yang is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Hae Jun Yang age 27

Zhang Yang is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Zhang Yang age 50 - Zhang Yang is a Chinese film director, screenwriter, and occasional actor. He is the son of Zhang Huaxun, who is also a Chinese film director. Zhang grew up in Beijing, studied until 1988 at Sun ...more

Zhou Yang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Zhou Yang age 24 - Zhou Yang is a female Chinese short track speed skater. She won the gold medal in the 1500 m event at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She also won the Gold Medal in 1500m event at 2014 Sochi Olympics. ...more

Joseph Steven Yang is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Joseph Steven Yang age 48 - Joseph Steven Yang is an actor.

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John Yang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
John Yang age 57 - John Yang is an American Peabody Award-winning television news correspondent, commentator, and journalist. He currently works for NBC as a correspondent and commentator, covering issues for all ...more

Mi-kyeong Yang is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Mi-kyeong Yang age 54 - Mi-kyeong Yang is an actress.

Eun Yang is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Eun Yang age 42 - Eun Yang is a Korean American morning news anchor for NBC4/WRC-TV, the local NBC television affiliate in Washington, DC. Prior to her position at News 4, she was one of the first reporters hired ...more

Youxin Yang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Youxin Yang Youxin Yang, M.D., Ph.D., is an award-winning scientist, screenwriter, director, songwriter, and painter.

Kristy Yang is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Kristy Yang age 43 - Kristy Yang, also known as Kristy Yeung, is a Hong Kong-based Chinese Canadian actress. Yang was born in Shanghai, China, to a Chinese father and a British Chinese mother. She immigrated to ...more

Faith Yang is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Faith Yang age 41 - Faith Yang is a rock musician and fashion model. She grew up in Sydney, Australia and studied biology and genetics at Sydney University. In 2000 Faith won the Taiwan Golden Music awards for Best ...more

Jwing-Ming Yang is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Jwing-Ming Yang age 69

Yang Yang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Yang Yang age 39 - Yang Yang is a Chinese Olympic speed skater. Yang Yang competed as a short track speed skater for the Chinese national team at the 1994 Winter Olympics, the 1998 Winter Olympics, and the 2002 ...more

Tao Yang is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Tao Yang age 47 - Tao Yang is an American computer scientist. Yang is the Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President of Ask.com for web search. He is also a tenured full professor in Computer Science at University ...more

Chih-Ching Yang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Chih-Ching Yang Died at 65 (1919-1984) - Chih-Ching Yang was an actor.

George P. Yang is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
George P. Yang George P Yang is Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System at Stanford University.

Joyce Yang is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Joyce Yang age 31 - Joyce Yang is a classical pianist. She began playing piano at age four as her aunt's first piano student. At age nine, Yang went to New York with her mother and aunt to play for Yoheved ...more

Bo Yang is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Bo Yang Died at 88 (1920-2008) - Boyang, sometimes also erroneously called Bai Yang, was a Chinese poet, essayist and historian based in Taiwan. He is also regarded as a social critic. His pen name is found in most sources as ...more

Niki Yang is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Niki Yang Niki Hyun Yang is a South Korean American animator and voice actress. After graduating from Hongik University and then CalArts, she became one of the storyboard artists of Family Guy before ...more

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Lucy Yang is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Lucy Yang age 52

Tony Yang is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Tony Yang age 34 - Tony Yang is a Taiwanese film actor famous for his work in Hong Kong.

Yu Yang is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Yu Yang age 29 - 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.

Cheryl Yang is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Cheryl Yang age 39 - Chin Hua Yang is an actress.

Lee Boon Yang is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Lee Boon Yang age 69 - Dr. Lee Boon Yang is a former Singaporean politician. A member of the governing People's Action Party, he served in the Cabinet from July 1991 to April 2009 in various portfolios, including ...more

Gene Yang is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Gene Yang age 42 - Gene Luen Yang is a Chinese American writer of graphic novels and comics. Until recently, he was the Director of Information Services and taught computer science at Bishop O'Dowd High School in ...more

Henry T. Yang is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Henry T. Yang Henry Tzu-Yow Yang is an engineer and educator currently serving as the fifth chancellor of the University of California, Santa Barbara, a post he's held since 1994.

Li Yang is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Li Yang age 58 - Li Yang is a Chinese writer-director. Though often grouped with the so-called Sixth Generation of Chinese filmmakers, he is in fact closer in age to the Fifth Generation and in interviews has ...more

Ng Chee Yang is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Ng Chee Yang age 26 - Cheeyang Ng, also known as Zhiyang, is a singer, actor and dancer currently based in New York City. Born and raised in Singapore, he graduated from Berklee College of Music and is pursuing ...more

Hyunmin Yang is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Hyunmin Yang age 37 - Hyunmin Yang is a luger.

Shang Fa Yang is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Shang Fa Yang Died at 75 (1932-2007) - Shang Fa Yang was an acclaimed plant scientist and a professor at the University of California, Davis.

Debra Wong Yang is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Debra Wong Yang age 56 - Debra Wong Yang was the United States Attorney for the Central District of California. She was appointed in May 2002 by President George W. Bush, who made her the first Asian American woman to ...more

Mi Yang is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Mi Yang age 26 - Mi Yang is a Chinese volleyball player. She represented her nation at the London 2012 Olympics.

John Yang is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
John Yang

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Zaibao Yang is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Zaibao Yang age 81 - Yang Zaibao is an actor.

Ginny Yang is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Ginny Yang age 63 - Ginny Yang is an actress.

Jack Yang is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Jack Yang Jack J. Yang is an American-Canadian actor.

Yang Yang is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Yang Yang Yang Yang is The Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas Jr. Endowed Chair in Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles. He is a materials physicist with expertise in the fields of organic ...more

Jamison Yang is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Jamison Yang age 39 - Jamison Yang is an actor.

Alan Yang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Alan Yang Alan Yang is an American screenwriter for the NBC sitcom, Parks and Recreation.

Janet Yang is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Janet Yang age 59 - Janet Yang is a film and television producer.