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List of famous film actors and actresses from China, listed by their popularity with photos when available. China has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Chinese screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of China and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

List features film actors like Cho-fan Ng, Rebecca Pan.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Chinese actors?" and "Which movies stars are from China?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of China in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Chinese film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Jackie Chan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Jackie Chan Kung Fu Panda, Rush Hour, Enter the Dragon Jackie Chan, SBS, MBE is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director, producer and singer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised ...more

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Sammo Hung is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Sammo Hung Enter the Dragon, Around the World in 80 Days, Ip Man 2 Sammo Hung, also known as Hung Kam-bo, is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film producer and director, known for his work in many martial arts films and Hong Kong action cinema. He has been a ...more

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Bai Ling is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Bai Ling Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, The Crow, Wild Wild West Bai Ling is a Chinese-American actress known for her work in films such as The Crow, Red Corner, Crank: High Voltage, Three... Extremes, Wild Wild West, and Anna and the King, and TV shows ...more

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Jet Li is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Jet Li The Expendables, The Expendables 2, Hero Li Lianjie, better known by his English stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and wushu champion who was born in Beijing. He is a naturalised Singaporean ...more

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Chow Yun-Fat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Chow Yun-Fat Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Donald Chow Yun-fat, SBS, commonly known as Chow Yun-fat, is a Hong Kong actor. He is best known in Asia for his collaborations with filmmaker John Woo in the heroic bloodshed genre films A ...more

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Lau Kar Wing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Lau Kar Wing Kickboxer, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Master of the Flying Guillotine Lau Kar Wing is a Hong Kong martial arts film director, action choreographer and actor.

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Donnie Yen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Donnie Yen Blade II, Hero, Ip Man Donnie Yen, also known as Yen Ji-dan, is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director and producer, action choreographer, and world wushu tournament medalist. Yen is credited by many for ...more

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Yuen Biao is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Yuen Biao Enter the Dragon, Shanghai Noon, Once Upon a Time in China Yuen Biao is a Hong Kong actor and martial artist. He specialises in acrobatics and Chinese martial arts and has worked on over 80 films as actor, stuntman and action choreographer. Along with ...more

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Phillip Ko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Phillip Ko Enter the Dragon, Opium and the Kung-Fu Master, Crash Masters: Mar's Villa Philip Ko-Fei is a multi-awarded Hong Kong & China film-maker. His most significant achievement in film is "Super Noypi", which he directed after winning a scripwriting contest ...more

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Simon Yam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Simon Yam Ip Man, Ip Man 2, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Simon Yam, also known as Yam Tat-wah, is a veteran Hong Kong-based actor and film producer. He received international acclaim for his performances in international film festival hits and box ...more

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Eric Tsang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Eric Tsang Infernal Affairs, Infernal Affairs II, 2 Young Tsang Chi-wai MH, also known as Eric Tsang is a Hong Kong actor, film director, producer, and television host best known for hosting the variety show Super Trio series on the Hong Kong ...more

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Burt Kwouk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Burt Kwouk Goldfinger, Empire of the Sun, You Only Live Twice Herbert "Burt" Kwouk, OBE is an English actor of Chinese descent, known for many television appearances and for his role as Cato in the Pink Panther films,. Also for his portrayal in ...more

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Zhang Ziyi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Zhang Ziyi Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero Zhang Ziyi, sometimes credited as Ziyi Zhang, is a Chinese actress and model. She is considered one of the Four Dan Actresses of China. Her first major role was in The Road Home. She achieved ...more

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Andy Lau is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Andy Lau Infernal Affairs, House of Flying Daggers, The Legend of Drunken Master Andy Lau Tak-wah MH, JP is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer-songwriter, actor, presenter, and film producer. Lau has been one of Hong Kong's most commercially successful film actors since the ...more

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Anthony Wong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Anthony Wong Infernal Affairs, Hard Boiled, The Painted Veil Anthony Perry, better known professionally as Wong Chau-Sang or Anthony Wong, is a Hong Kong Film Awards winning British-Hong Kong actor, screenwriter and film director.

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Ti Lung is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Ti Lung The Legend of Drunken Master, A Better Tomorrow, Opium and the Kung-Fu Master Tommy Tam Fu-Wing, better known by his stage name Ti Lung, is a Hong Kong actor, known for his numerous starring roles in a string of Shaw Brothers Studio's films, particularly The Sentimental ...more

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Hu Jun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Hu Jun Red Cliff, Red Cliff II, Infernal Affairs II Hu Jun is a Chinese actor best known for playing dramatic roles in various films and television series.

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Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Bruce Lee Enter the Dragon, Limitless, Fist of Fury Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese ...more

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Francis Ng is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Francis Ng Exiled, Infernal Affairs II, The Bride with White Hair Francis Ng Chun-yu is a Hong Kong actor and director. He is known for the TVB series Triumph in the Skies. He has a helicopter licence to be used in Mainland China.

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Mario Machado is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Mario Machado RoboCop, Scarface, Rocky III Mário Machado was an eight-time Emmy Award-winning television and radio broadcaster. He made television history when, in 1970, he became the first Chinese-American on-air television news ...more

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Gong Li is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Gong Li Memoirs of a Geisha, Miami Vice, Raise the Red Lantern Gong Li is a Chinese actress. Gong first came into international prominence through close collaboration with Chinese director Zhang Yimou and is credited with helping to bring Chinese cinema to ...more

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Joan Chen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Joan Chen The Last Emperor, Judge Dredd, Lust Joan Chen is a Chinese-American actress, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. She became famous in China for her performance in the 1979 film Little Flower and came to international ...more

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Maggie Cheung is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Maggie Cheung Inglourious Basterds, Hero, Police Story Maggie Cheung Man-yuk is a Hong Kong actress. Raised in England and Hong Kong, she has over 70 films to her credit since starting her career in 1983. Some of her most commercially successful ...more

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Alex Fong Chung-Sun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Alex Fong Chung-Sun The Storm Riders, If You Are the One, Don't Open Your Eyes Alex Fong is an actor in the Hong Kong TV and film industry. He married actress Ho Yan Mok after 12 years together. They now have a baby daughter.

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Jenny Tseng is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Jenny Tseng Boxer Rebellion, Chinatown Kid, Millennium Mambo Jenny Tseng, mostly known in Cantonese speaking regions as Yan Nei, is a Macau-born singer and actress, based in Hong Kong for much of her career. Her father is Austrian while her mother is ...more

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Tony Leung Ka-fai is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Tony Leung Ka-fai Three... Extremes, Ashes of Time, A Better Tomorrow 3 Tony Leung Ka-fai is a four-time Hong Kong Film Award-winning film actor. As he is often confused with actor Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Tony Leung Ka-fai is known as "Big Tony", while Tony ...more

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Huang Yi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Huang Yi The Legend Is Born – Ip Man, Drug War, New Crouching Tiger Betty Huang is an actress.

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Siu-Ming Lau is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Siu-Ming Lau Police Story 2, The Medallion, A Chinese Ghost Story Zhaoming Liu is an actor.

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Eric Kot is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Eric Kot Gorgeous, City Hunter, A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark Animation Eric Kot is an actor.

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Keye Luke is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Keye Luke Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Dead Heat Keye Luke was a Chinese-born American actor. He was known for playing Lee Chan, the "Number One Son" in the Charlie Chan films, the original Kato in the 1939-1941 Green Hornet film ...more

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Sammy Leung is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Sammy Leung Gorgeous, A Simple Life, Don't Open Your Eyes Sammuel Leung is an actor.

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Toshiro Mifune is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Toshiro Mifune Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Midway Toshiro Mifune was a Japanese actor who appeared in almost 170 feature films. He is best known for his 16-film collaboration with filmmaker Akira Kurosawa in such works as Rashomon, Seven ...more

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Kenneth Tsang is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Kenneth Tsang Die Another Day, Rush Hour 2, Memoirs of a Geisha Kenneth Tsang Kong is a Hong Kong actor. Tsang's career has spanned 50 years and included a variety of acting roles.

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Xu Fan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Xu Fan Aftershock, Cell Phone, A World Without Thieves Xu Fan is a Chinese actress who has won an Asian Film Awards. She married film director Feng Xiaogang in 1999 and has starred in a number of films and television series directed by her husband.

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Lam Ching-ying is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Lam Ching-ying The Big Boss, Hapkido, Crazy Safari Lam Ching Ying was a Hong Kong stuntman, actor, film producer, action director and director. A physically talented and graceful martial artist, Lam was best known for playing the stoic Taoist ...more

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Wong Jing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Wong Jing The New Legend Of Shaolin, God of Gamblers, A Chinese Ghost Story Ging Wong is a film producer.

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George Cheung is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
George Cheung Rush Hour, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, The Pursuit of Happyness George Kee Cheung is a Chinese actor, stunt man, and singer with an extensive career in American television and film dating back to the mid-1970s, often playing Chinese, Japanese, Korean, ...more

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Chia Hui Liu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Chia Hui Liu Kill Bill Volume 1, Kill Bill Volume 2, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin Gordon Liu is a Chinese martial arts film actor and martial artist. He became famous for playing the lead role of San Te in The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and its sequels. He also played kung fu ...more

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Miao Ching is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Miao Ching Crippled Avengers, Lady Assassin, The Duel of the Century Miao Ching was an actor.

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Ming-Na Wen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Ming-Na Wen Mulan, Prom Night, The Joy Luck Club Ming-Na Wen; born November 20, 1963 is a Macau-born American actress. She has been credited with and without her family name, but most credits since the late 1990s have been without it. She has ...more

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Wong Tin-Lam is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Wong Tin-Lam Enter the Dragon, Love on a Diet, My Left Eye Sees Ghosts Wong Tin-Lam was a Chinese screenwriter, producer, director, and actor, who has contributed to the Hong Kong cinema scene with a career spanning six decades. He has made films in Cantonese, ...more

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Tzi Ma is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Tzi Ma Rush Hour, RoboCop 2, The Ladykillers Tzi Ma is a Hong Kong born American actor who has made numerous appearances in American films and television series.

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Zhang Yimou is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Zhang Yimou Keep Cool, Fight and Love with a Terracotta Warrior, Old Well Zhang Yimou is a Chinese film director, producer, writer and actor, and former cinematographer. He is counted amongst the Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers, having made his directorial ...more

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Yang Fudong is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Yang Fudong Better Life Yang Fudong (born 1971) is a Chinese photographer, video artist, and filmmaker.

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Song Jia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Song Jia Red Cliff, Call for Love, Showtime Jia Song is an actress.

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Lam Suet is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Lam Suet Kung Fu Hustle, Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky, The Legend Is Born – Ip Man Lam Suet is a Hong Kong actor.

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Fan Bingbing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Fan Bingbing Iron Man 3, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Cell Phone Fan Bingbing is a Chinese actress, television producer and pop singer. She topped the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2013 and 2014, after ranking in the top 10 every year since 2006. Fan ...more

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Kuang-chao Yiu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Kuang-chao Yiu The Female Prince, The Crimson Palm Kuang-chao Yiu was an actor.

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Kwong Leung Wong is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Kwong Leung Wong City on Fire, Prison on Fire, Madam City Hunter Kwong Leung Wong is an actor.

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Lo Lieh is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Lo Lieh The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Executioners from Shaolin, Police Story 3: Super Cop Lo Lieh, was a Hong Kong film actor. Lo was perhaps best known as Chao Chih-Hao in the 1972 film King Boxer, Miyamoto in the 1977 film Fist of Fury II and General Tien Ta in the 1978 film The ...more