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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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