Even though Asia is the home of almost half of world’s population, but still various Asian celebrities try to make a distinctive place in Hollywood. The competition among the celebrities is too tough. But still some Asian stars are lucky enough to have gotten too much success at international level. Can you name a few? If, you don’t know, then this list will be of great help. It is top 10 most famous Asian celebrities in America.
10. Zhang Ziyi
Zhang was born in Beijing, China. She is considered to be one of the most successful Chinese film actresses of modern times. She has well managed to make her prominent place in America. Her performance in Crouching Tiger, and Hidden Dragon has been fantastic. Zhang also gave outstanding performance in movies like Rush Hour 2, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, and Memoirs of a Geisha. All of these films received serious accolades, and Zhang was nominated for BAFTA and Golden Globe awards.
9. Jay Chou
Jay was born in New Taipei, Taiwan. He is one of the most recognized stars of Western world. Thanks to his role as Kato in the 2011 remake of The Green Hornet for making Chou a famous celebrity in America. He has been an outstanding actor and musician, particularly popular in Taiwan, Singapore, and mainland China.
8. Huang Xiaoming
Huang was born in Qingdao, China. As an actor, singer, and model, he has demonstrated high marketability at international level. He has done great roles in television series such as Shanghai Bund. He was featured in three films in 2013. In 2012, he played a good role in the movie, Inaccurate Memoir. He is a star with international fame.
7. Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan was born in Hong Kong. He has been the only Asian actor who got fame in America as an outstanding martial artist. He is a classically trained opera singer, and super-hero, who performed in the farewell song of 2008 Summer Olympics. Also, Jackie wrote and produced films in recent times such as CZ12.
6. Fan Bingbing
Fan Bingbing was born in Qingdao, China. She has played a major role in movie X-Men: Days of Future Past. Bingbing has made her distinctive place in Hollywood. As a fashion model, she has performed in various international fashion shows. And as a spokesperson, she has been the ambassador for Louis Vuitton, and Moet & Chandon. She is one of the hottest celebrities of the era.
5. Yang Mi
Yang Mi was born in Beijing, China. She started her film and television career as a child star. So far, she has done dozens of movies and television shows. She took a start with the show Tang Ming Huang in 1993, and earned accolades for her role. She also released an album in 2012, winning the Beijing Pop Music Awards “Most Popular Newcomer” for her performance.
4. Jolin Tsai
Jolin was born in Taiwan. She is another Taiwanese star to have made herself recognized in America. She is a pop star and has over 12 albums under her belt. She is one of the richest pop celebrities of the era, and has over $24 million annual income. Her latest album, Muse, earned the ‘Best Song of the Year’ at the Golden Melody Awards. Also, she was the nominee of Best Asian Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
3. Eason Chan
Eason Chan was born in Hong Kong, China. He is one of the most prolific Cantonese pop stars, and male singer of all time. He has won over 10 awards. In 2013, he released his 42nd album, The Key, and kept on moving towards the heights of success. Eason has also several movies up through 2011.
2. Andy Lau
Andy Lau was born in Tai Po, Hong Kong. He is known as an internationally recognized star. He was the top Box Office Actor for over a decade, having around 108 films between 1985 and 2005. Some of his best films are Infernal Affairs, and The Departed.
1. Lin Chi-Ling
Lin was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She is an outstanding Taiwanese model and actress. She started her modeling career at the age of 28. She has been the ambassador and spokesperson of various international brands. Her role in the film, Say Yes, has been highly appreciated.