Birth Place Matching "Hong Kong" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Jackie Chan

Actor | Ngo si seoi

Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success after his start in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry.

Jackie was born Kong-sang Chan on April 7, 1954, on Hong Kong's famous ...

2. Romola Garai

Actress | Atonement

Romola Garai was born on 6th August 1982. She is an English actress-writer-director who has worked extensively on film, television and theatre. As an actress she is known for her performances in films such as Atonement (2007), Angel (2007), I Capture the Castle (2003) and (Suffragette). On ...

3. Tony Chiu-Wai Leung

Actor | Fa yeung nin wah

Tony Leung Chiu Wai was born in Hong Kong on 27 June 1962. He and his younger sister were raised by their mother after his father left them. In 1982, after passing the training courses of TVB, Tony became a TV actor and became famous for his comedy style in such TV shows as Tales of a Eunuch (1983)...

4. Stephen Chow

Actor | Kung fu

Stephen Chow was the only boy of his family, and has grown up as a Bruce Lee fan and a martial arts addict. His career started on TV, where he presented a children show ( "430 Space Shuttle" (1983)) and started becoming popular. He got some supporting roles, after that, and won the Taiwanese Golden...

5. Chow Yun-Fat

Actor | Wo hu cang long

Chow Yun Fat is a charismatic, athletically built and energetic Asian-born film star who first came to the attention of western audiences via his roles in the high-octane/blazing guns action films of maverick HK director John Woo.

Chow was born in 1955 on the quiet island of Lamma, part of the ...

6. Jimmy O. Yang

Actor | Patriots Day

Jimmy O. Yang's a stand-up comedian & actor. He was born on June 11, 1987 in Hong Kong as Man-Sing Au-Yeung. He stars as Jian-Yang on Silicon Valley (2014), Bernard Tai in Crazy Rich Asians (2018) & Dun Meng in Patriots Day (2016). As a stand-up, he performed on The Arsenio Hall Show (1989) where ...

7. Katrina Kaif

Actress | Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Katrina Kaif is one of eight siblings, 7 girls and 1 boy, from a mother who is a Caucasian of British Nationality, and a father who was formerly from Kashmir, India, but who has since acquired British citizenship. Her mother is now re-settled in Chennai (formerly known as Madras), the Capital of ...

8. Maggie Cheung

Actress | Fa yeung nin wah

Maggie Cheung was born on September 20, 1964, in Hong Kong, and moved at the age of eight with her family to England. After finishing secondary school, she returned to Hong Kong, where she began modeling and appearing in commercials. In 1983 she participated in the Ms. Hong Kong pageant, winning ...

9. Sally Phillips

Actress | Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Sally Phillips was born on May 10, 1970 in Hong Kong. She is an actress and writer, known for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) and Bridget Jones's Diary (2001). She has been married to Andrew Bermejo since January 17, 2003. They have three children.

10. Andy Lau

Actor | Mou gaan dou

Andy Lau Tak-wah, (born 27 September 1961) is a Hong Kong actor, singer-songwriter, presenter, and film producer. Lau has been one of Hong Kong's most commercially successful film actors since the mid-1980s, performing in more than 160 films while maintaining a successful singing career at the same...

11. Byron Mann

Actor | The Big Short

Byron Mann was born on January 7, 1967 in Hong Kong, British Crown Colony. He is an actor and producer, known for The Big Short (2015), Skyscraper (2018) and Altered Carbon (2018).

12. Natalie Mendoza

Actress | The Descent

Natalie Jackson Mendoza was born in Hong Kong of a Filipino/Spanish Jazz musician father and German/English mother. She had a bohemian upbringing with her six artist siblings living all over the world in Asia, Australia, England and NYC. She was raised as a child in Hong Kong and Australia. She ...

13. Tzi Ma

Actor | Rush Hour

For over four decades, Tzi Ma (pronounced "TIE MA") has blazed new trails for the representation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in Hollywood with a groundbreaking career that encompasses virtually every genre across film, television and theater.

From big budget blockbusters like ...

14. Nancy Kwan

Actress | The World of Suzie Wong

At just 18, Nancy Kwan was studying dance with England's Royal Ballet School, when she was spotted by producer Ray Stark, who tested her and gave her the starring role of a free-spirited Hong Kong prostitute who captivates artist William Holden in The World of Suzie Wong (1960). She followed it the...

15. Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Stunts | Ip Man

Born in Hong Kong, Sammo Hung's acting career began while he was training in acrobatics, martial arts and dance as a child at the China Drama Academy, and he received acclaim for his performance with a troupe called "The Seven Little Fortunes." He made his feature film debut as an actor at the age ...

16. Isabella Wei

Actress | 1899

Isabella Wei was born on May 1, 2004 in Hong Kong. Isabella is an actor, known for 1899 (2022) and The Crow.

17. Stephany Jacobsen

Actress | Alex Cross

Stephany Jacobsen was born on June 22, 1980 in Hong Kong. She is an actress, known for Alex Cross (2012), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008) and Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007).

18. Finn Elliot

Actor | The Last Kingdom

Finn Elliot is a British actor from Chichester in the UK. He was born in Hong Kong in 2002, before moving to Kuala Lumpur at the age of one. He spent most of his childhood living in Singapore with his brother Archie, mother Mini and his father Giles. Finn moved to England at the age of nine. He was...

19. John Lone

Actor | The Last Emperor

Born Leung Kwok Ng in Hong Kong October 13, 1952, John Lone was spartanly raised by a single mother until the age of 7 when he was sent off to be schooled with the Peking Opera. He never again saw his mother. The Peking Opera could be a brutal and grueling life for a child but he was a diligent and...

20. Robin Shou

Actor | Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Robin Shou is the fourth child of a Shanghai tailor and homemaker. His family moved to the US in 1971. Their first home in Los Angeles was a 2 bedroom apartment near Olympic and Vermont, today known as Koreatown.

Shou didn't start attending martial arts classes until he was 19. He took Kenpo (Karate...

21. Wai Ching Ho

Actress | Daredevil

Wai Ching Ho was born on November 16, 1943 in Hong Kong. She is an actress, known for Daredevil (2015), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) and Robot Stories (2003).

22. Tom Wu

Actor | Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes

Tom Wu was born on May 15, 1972 in Hong Kong, China. He is an actor, known for Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes (2015), The Gentlemen (2019) and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019).

23. Anita Mui

Actress | Yim ji kau

With a career that began in her early childhood, Anita Mui is the queen of Hong Kong's pop-music industry. After she won a singing contest in 1982, her life in the limelight began. In the early stages of her career her image was a little bit tomboy-ish and sexy (which was the reason she was called ...

24. Autumn T. Dang

Actress | Joe Pickett

Autumn T. Dang was born in Hong Kong. Autumn T. is an actor and director, known for Joe Pickett (2021), High School (2022) and The Last of Us (2023).

25. Celina Jade

Actress | The Man with the Iron Fists

Celina Horan, professionally known as Celina Jade, is a Chinese American actress, model, singer/songwriter and martial artist most known for her work as "Shado" in the CW series Arrow. Jade's acting career started in Hong Kong in 2007. She was cast as the leading lady in her first film, Legendary ...

26. Clara Blandick

Actress | The Wizard of Oz

Clara Blandick was an American actress born as Clara Dickey and born aboard an American ship off the coast of Hong Kong on June 4, 1880. Little is known about her early life until she became an actress. She grew up in Boston and first acted on stage in E.H. Sothern's 'Richard Lovelace'. Although ...

27. Tony Ka Fai Leung

Actor | Hak se wooi

Tony Leung Ka-fai is a four-time Hong Kong Film Award-winning film actor. As he is often confused with actor Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Tony Leung Ka-fai is known as "Big Tony", while Tony Chiu-Wai Leung is known as "Little Tony", nicknames which correspond to the actors' respective physical statures.

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28. Leslie Cheung

Actor | Chun gwong cha sit

Leslie Cheung was the youngest of 10 children. His father was tailor to the late William Holden. Leslie's parents divorced when he was young, and he claims this is one reason for his disinterest in marriage. Following graduation from secondary school, he studied at Leeds University in Great Britain...

29. George Cheung

Actor | Rush Hour

George Cheung was born on February 8, 1949 in Hong Kong. He is an actor, known for Rush Hour (1998), Starsky & Hutch (2004) and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999).

30. Louis Koo

Actor | Saat po long: Taam long

Louis Koo was born on October 21, 1970 in Hong Kong. He is an actor and producer, known for Paradox (2017), Protégé (2007) and Warriors of Future (2022).

31. JuJu Chan Szeto

Actress | Wu Assassins

JuJu Chan Szeto (aka JuJu Chan) is a Chinese American actress, best known for her fight action. She graduated with a Masters degree from the prestigious New York University-Tisch School of the Arts (Film/TV). An award winning actress, she's also a martial artist of several styles but is best known ...

32. Jason Tobin

Actor | Warrior

Jason Tobin was born in Hong Kong. He is known for Warrior (2019), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) and Jasmine (2015). He is married to Michelle Lau. They have three children.

33. Amy Yip

Actress | Wu hu si hai

Probably the most famous Hong Kong Category III actress in History even though she hasn't made a film since 1997 when she quit the industry to get married. Famed for her tiny, slim body and disproportionately large implanted breasts, and the lengths she goes to to hide her assets. Her film roles ...

34. Wah Yuen

Actor | Kung fu

Wah Yuen was born on September 2, 1950 in Hong Kong, China. He is an actor, known for Kung Fu Hustle (2004), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) and The Way of the Dragon (1972).

35. Nora Miao

Actress | Meng long guo jiang

Nora Miao was born on February 8, 1952 in Hong Kong, China. She is an actress and production manager, known for The Way of the Dragon (1972), The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972).

36. Chi-Wah Wong

Actor | Yi wen ji bao biao

Chi-Wah Wong was born on September 5, 1960 in Hong Kong. He is an actor and writer, known for Fighting to Survive (2002), The Grand Grandmaster (2020) and 24 Hours Ghost Story (1997).

37. Karis Campbell

Actress | The West Wing

Karis Campbell was born in Hong Kong. Karis is known for The West Wing (1999), Tomorrow (2019) and Boston Public (2000). Karis has been married to Matt Buckler since May 7, 2006. They have two children.

38. Johnnie To

Director | Hak se wooi

With over thirty directing and producing credits to his name, Johnnie To enjoyed international breakthroughs with Election (2005), Election 2 (2006) (aka "Triad Election") and Exiled (2006); those films enjoyed multiple international film festival appearances and were separately sold to more than ...

39. Biao Yuen

Actor | Baai ga jai

Yuen Biao is regarded as one of the most acrobatic martial artists ever. Unfortunately, he is still underrated and not as popular as other contemporaries such as Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, and Jet Li even though he is the most critically acclaimed out of all of them and the most talented as ...

40. Danny Kwok-Kwan Chan

Actor | Yip Man 4

Danny Kwok-Kwan Chan was born on August 1, 1975 in Hong Kong. He is an actor, known for Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019), Kung Fu Hustle (2004) and Ip Man 3 (2015).

41. Phoebe Miu

Actress | Riverdale

Phoebe Miu is a Canadian actress known for her work on The CW's "Riverdale" (2020) and Amazon's "Upload" (2019), as well as Amazon horror-thriller, "Broil" (2020). Born in colonial Hong Kong to actors, Michael Kiu-Wai Miu and Jaime Mei-Chun Chik, she spent a great amount of time on film sets ...

42. Rosamund Kwan

Actress | Lie tou

Rosamund Kwan was born on September 24, 1962 in Hong Kong. She is an actress, known for The Head Hunter (1982), This Thing Called Love (1991) and Millionaires' Express (1986). She was previously married to Pierre Chen and Guosheng Wang.

43. Qiu Yuen

Actress | Kung fu

Qiu Yuen apprenticed Chinese martial arts and Beijing-opera skills with Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung as well as Kam-Bo under the same master, Yu Jim-yuen, whilst at the Beijing Opera School (part of the Chinese Drama Academy).

Early in her career, Cheung Cheun Nam (aka Qiu Yuen) worked briefly as a ...

44. Shannon Walsh

Actress | Begin Again

Shannon Maree Walsh is an Australian-American actress, writer, and director who was born in Hong Kong. She graduated with honors from Georgetown University with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. Until age seventeen, Shannon trained as a competitive gymnast under Ukrainian national coaches. She won ...

45. Aimee Eccles

Actress | Little Big Man

Aimee Eccles was born on January 1, 1949 in Hong Kong. Aimee is an actor, known for Little Big Man (1970), Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971) and Paradise Alley (1978).

46. Cecilia Cheung

Actress | Mong bat liu

Cecilia Cheung (Cecilia Cheung Pak-Chi) was born in Hong Kong to a Cantonese father and a half Cantonese-half British mother. Her parents divorced when she was little after which she was sent to Australia for studies. She graduated from RMIT Holmes College.

Her career began in 1998, when she was ...

47. Anthony Chau-Sang Wong

Actor | Mou gaan dou

Anthony Wong Chau-Sang was born to a British father and a Chinese mother. He never knew his father, since the man left his family when Wong was four years old. He trained acting at ATV and later enrolled into the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

After working in several TV Series, he shot to ...

48. Charlie Yeung

Actress | Do lok tin si

Charlie Yeung was first cast to star in a jewelry commercial with pop idol Aaron Kwok in 1993, and thus began her versatile career. Within a year, she appeared in various movies including acclaimed director Kar-Wai Wong's Ashes of Time, and released her first album which won her The Most Promising ...

49. Nicholas Tse

Actor | San ging chaat goo si

Nicholas was born in Hong Kong, China. He attended school in Vancouver, Canada. He also attended school for a short time in Phoenix, Arizona before moving back to Hong Kong with his parents Patrick Yin Tse and Deborah Dik, and his sister, Jennifer (Ting Ting). Nicholas started his singing career ...

50. Wayne Wang

Director | Smoke

Wayne Wang is a key figure in the development of independent filmmaking, alternating major Hollywood studio films such as »The Joy Luck Club« with smaller, independent work like »Smoke«. Continuing to work in the two different worlds, Wang directed an independent digital film, »The Center of the ...


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