Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Filipino actors, among others who managed to reach the big screen in Hollywood or other countries. What is your favorite?
Charlyne Yi (USA of Korean and Filipino descent)
Known for her role as Dr. Chi Park in the House MD series.
Rex Lee (USA with Korean descent)
Rex Lee is an American actor. He became known for his role in the HBO series, Entourage, in the role of Lloyd Lee. He now plays an institute advisor in the Suburgatory series.
François Chau (Cambodia)
Francois Chau is an American-Cambodian actor. He is known for his role as Dr. Pierre Chang in the ABC Lost series. Chau was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, of Chinese and Vietnamese origin.
Ken Leung (USA with Asian descent)
Ken Leung is an Asian-American actor. Leung's most memorable roles are probably in the films Rush Hour, Red Dragon, X-Men 3 and Saw, but mostly for playing Miles Straume in the Lost television series.
Chang Sung Kim (South Korea)
Chang Sung Kim (b. South Korea; January 3, 1960) is a Korean-born actor and theater director who has resided in Argentina since he was seven years old and is mostly known for his role in telecomedy. Graduates, where he plays Walter Mao. Before his famous character in Graduates he made brief participations in different television series, such as The Simulators
Jenna Ushkowitz (South Korea)
Jenna Noelle Ushkowitz is an actress and singer, known for her roles in Broadway musicals and in the television series Glee, where she plays Tina Cohen-Chang.
Yunjin Kim (South Korea)
Yunjin Kim is a television and theater actress, known globally for characterizing the Sun-Hwa Kwon character in the ABC series Lost series.
BD Wrong (USA with Chinese ancestry)
Bradley Darryl "BD" Wong (b. October 24, 1960) is an American actor, known for his roles as Dr. George Huang in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, such as Father Ray Mukada in Oz, Henry Wu in the Jurassic Park movie, and for his recurring role as Song Liling in M. Butterfly.
Aaron Yoo (USA with Korean descent)
Aaron Yoo is an American actor. I start in the 2007 films Disturbia and American Pastime, in the 2008 film 21 (with Jim Sturgess), Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, The Wackness, 4 and Labor Pains, and had a role in the 2009 reboot Friday the 13th.
Masi Oka (Japan)
Masayori Oka, known as Masi Oka is an actor and artist of digital effects. He lives in the United States since he was 6 years old. Known for his role in the Heroes series.
Harry Shum Jr. (Costa Rica with Chinese ancestry)
Harry Shum, Jr. is a dancer and actor of Costa Rican nationality. He is known for being part of the dance films Stomp the Yard, You Got Served and Step Up 2: The Streets. He is currently part of the cast of the television series Glee.
Ken Jeong (USA with Korean descent)
Ken Jeong is a film and television actor, and an American doctor, known for his interventions in films such as Knocked Up The Hangover and All About Steve, and for his role as "Lord" Chang in Community.
John Cho (South Korea)
John Cho is known for his role as Harold in the comic saga he performs with Kall Pen "Harold & Kumar". Also his secondary role in all American Pie and his character in the latest Star Trek movies. He was also one of the protagonists in the FlashForward series.
Sandra Oh (Canada with Korean descent)
Sandra Oh is a Korean-Canadian actress who has gained popularity by playing Dr. Cristina Yang in the American television series Grey's Anatomy, in addition to other film roles
Ignacio Huang (Taiwan)
Huang Sheng Huang (Taipei, January 1, 1980) better known as Ignacio Huang is an actor and graphic designer of Taiwanese nationality who has developed his artistic career in Argentina. He rose to fame with his character in the Argentine film "A Chinese tale" with Ricardo Darín.
Daniel Dae Kim (South Korea)
Daniel Dae Kim is an American actor of Korean origin. He is known for playing Jin-Soo Kwon in the television series Lost and Chin Ho Kelly in the Hawaii Five-O series.
Lucy Liu (USA with Chinese ancestry)
Lucy Alexis Liu Yu Ling, 劉玉玲 is an American actress born on December 2, 1968 in New York City. Known for her role in the films of Charlie's Angels, in the volumes of Kill Bill and her character in the Elementary series.
Pat Morita (USA with Japanese ancestry) (QEPD)
He was an American actor of Japanese descent, mainly known for his role as Mr. Miyagi in the film series Karate Kid. His real name was Noriyuki Morita.
Bruce Lee (China) (QEPD)
Bruce Lee - born Lee Jun-fan - San Francisco, November 27, 1940 - Hong Kong, July 20, 1973 was a prominent and charismatic Chinese martial artist, actor and philosopher, known as the greatest martial artist of the century XX.
Jet Li (China)
Li Lian Jie (b. Beijing, April 26, 1963), better known by his stage name Jet Li, is an actor, martial arts specialist, film producer, wushu champion and international movie star, of Chinese and nationalized origin Singaporean on June 16, 2009. After retiring from the wushu at the age of 17, he debuted as an actor in the movie "The Shaolin Temple (1982)". He starred in many critically acclaimed martial arts films, highlighting the "Once Upon A Time In China" series, in which he played the hero Wong Fei Hung. His first role in a Hollywood movie was as a villain in Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), but his first role as a protagonist in the United States and which gave him worldwide fame was in "Romeo must die" (2000).
Jackie Chan (Hong Kong)
Chan Kong Sang, better known as Jackie Chan, is a martial artist, comedian, singer, actor, acrobat, double action, coordinator of action doubles, director, screenwriter and Chinese film producer (Hong Kong).