Even when you are born in another nation, it is possible to keep in sync with your ethnicity and roots in many ways. When people immigrate to another place, they take with them their old culture and heritage and pass it on to their children which gives them an opportunity to explore two sides of their origins. These children may also return back to their nation and roots and contribute to that place's system and industry, with several of them becoming great legends that go down in history. All this happened because they stayed true to their ethnicity and roots, and we can see some of these actors in this list of the Top 10 Chinese Actors Who Were Born Abroad.
1. Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh, better known earlier on as Michelle Khan, is a reputed Chinese actress who has starred in films like Tomorrow Never Dies, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Holy Weapon, and Shang-Chi and also Legend of The Ten Rings among others. Michelle was born in Malaysia.
2. Fann Wong
Fann Woon Fong, known to fans by her stage name Fann Wong, is a reputed Chinese actress who is currently best known for starring in Truth About Jane and Sam, Happy Go Lucky, If Thoughts Can Kill, Whoever, When Ghost Meets Zombie among others. Fann Wong was born in Singapore.
3. Jessica Henwick
Jessica Henwick is a Chinese actress who has starred in internationally known roles like in The Matrix Resurrections, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones, Iron Fist, The Defenders, Blade Runner: Black Lotus among others. Jessica Henwick was born in England.
4. Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee, whose real name is Lee Jun-fan, is a legendary Chinese actor and martial artist, who was dubbed the most influential martial artist of all time. Bruce Lee even founded a whole martial arts philosophy called Jeet Kune Do. Bruce was born in San Francisco, USA.
5. Lucy Liu
Lucy Alexis Liu is a popular Chinese actress who has starred in several films such as Play It To The Bone, City of Industry, Code Name: The Cleaner, The Man with the Iron Fists, The Year of Getting to Know Us, Kung Fu Panda among others. Lucy Liu was born in New York City, US.
6. Katie Leung
Katie Leung is a celebrated Chinese actress best known for playing Cho Chang in the Harry Potter film series. Katie has acted in several shows and films like Leading Lady Parts, T2 Trainspotting, Agatha Christie's Poirot, Father Brown among others. Katie was born in Scotland.
7. Heart Evangelista
Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco, better known as Heart Evangelista, is a Chinese actress who has starred in shows like Beautiful Strangers, Trophy Wife, Temptation Island, The Only Mother, My First Romance among others. Heart Evangelista was born in the Philippines.
8. Nadine Chandrawinata
Nadine Chandrawinata is a celebrated Chinese actress who is best known for starring in shows and films like My Trip My Adventure: The Lost Paradise, The Mirror Never Lies, Reality, Love, and Rock'n Roll among others. Nadine Chandrawinata was born in Indonesia.
9. Rosalind Chao
Rosalind Chao is a Chinese actress best known for starring in internationally known roles like in the Star Trek: The Next Generation also The Joy Luck Club, Mulan, Anna and the King, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Magic School Bus among others. Rosalind was born in California, US.
10. Takeshi Kaneshiro
Takeshi Kaneshiro is a reputed Taiwanese actor, best known for starring in multiple films like Chungking Express, Perhaps Love, Fallen Angels, The Wrath of Silence, The Odd One Dies, K-20: Legend of the Mask, Sons of the Neon Night among others. Takeshi is half Japanese half Taiwanese.