Article: Top 10 Chinese Celebrities In Hollywood

Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan are two of the most well-known Chinese performers in Hollywood, having introduced Kung Fu films into the mainstream of the American film business. Meet the Chinese celebrities who have swept Hollywood, supporting diversity on and off the screen in their distinctive ways. Here are ten of Hollywood's most well-known Chinese stars, in my opinion. Through their many movie roles in Hollywood, they have all demonstrated their flexibility.

1. Bruce Lee 

Bruce Lee is still regarded as the greatest martial arts film icon and a significant influence in contemporary popular culture. He is the most well-known Chinese actor in both Hollywood and the rest of the globe. Fists of Fury (1971), The Chinese Connection (1972), Enter The Dragon (1973), Return Of The Dragon (1973), and Game Of Death (1973) are some of Bruce Lee's Hollywood films (1978).


2. Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan, Hong Kong's cheeky, charming, and best-known film star, put in many years of hard labor and many injuries to achieve international fame following his beginnings in Hong Kong's frantic martial arts film business. He created his own martial arts system that incorporated screwball physical humor. Rumble in the Bronx (1996), Rush Hour (1998), Shanghai Noon (2000), and The Tuxedo (2001) are some of his most well-known Hollywood films (2002).


3. Liu Yifei

Crystal Liu is a Chinese-American actress, singer, and model who goes by the stage name Liu Yifei. She has been on Forbes' China Celebrity 100 list several times, and in 2009, she was designated one of China's New Four Dan actresses. In China, she is known as "Fairy Sister." As Lingju and Diaochan in the historical picture The Assassins, Liu earned the Best Actress award at the 5th Macau International Film Festival (2012).


4. Awkwafina

Awkwafina also known as Nora Lum Ying, an American rapper and actor. Awkwafina won Best Lead Actress at the Golden Globes for her portrayal as Billi in the film The Farewell, making history as the first woman of Asian heritage to do so. She has appeared in “Ocean's 8” and “Crazy Rich Asians” as a supporting character (2018).


5. Chen Chong

Gong Li (born 1965) is a well-known Chinese actress who rose to popularity after appearing in a series of films produced by globally-acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yimou. Gong Li was one of the first Chinese women to achieve stardom in Hollywood. Gong is most recognized for her roles in Red Sorghum, Raise the Red Lantern, and To Live, among others. In 1988, she featured in Zhang Yimou's film Red Sorghum, which was a worldwide success. In 2006, TIME magazine published 60 Years of Asian Heroes, which included Gong Li.


6. Mindy Kaling

The Massachusetts-born actress started her career as a writer and performer in the TV series The Office in her early 20s, subsequently starring in her program, The Mindy Project. Comedienne, comedian, actress, producer, director, and author Mindy Kaling is no newcomer to Hollywood. Despite facing prejudice and discrimination as a South Asian woman in Hollywood, featured in blockbuster films such as Oceans 8 and Disney's A Wrinkle In Time.


7. Fala Chen 

Fala Chen is a Chinese-American actress who has acted in films, television shows, and theatre productions. Her most notable performances include Steps, a Hong Kong TVB drama series. Chen, who spent part of her youth in the United States and subsequently studied at the famous Julliard School during the height of her Hong Kong TVB career, will star as Jiang Lee in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings this year.


8. Vivian Wu 

Vivian Wu was born in Shanghai in 1966. She made her movie debut as Wenxiu in The Last Emperor in 1987, paving the way for her worldwide acting career. Vivian Wu is best known for her performance as Wen Hsiu in the Academy Award-winning film The Last Emperor.


9. Michelle Yeoh 

Michelle Yeoh is a Malaysian Chinese actress residing in Hong Kong. She began her acting career in Hong Kong. Her performance as Wai Lin in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies established her as a well-known actress. The film critic website Rotten Tomatoes named Michelle Yeoh the most incredible action heroine of all time. In 1997, she is one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by People magazine.


10. Gong Li 

Gong Li is a Chinese-born Singaporean actress who is widely considered as one of China's best. Gong grew up in Jinan, Shandong, after being born in Shenyang, Liaoning. For her work in The Story of Qiu Ju, she was voted Best Actress at the 49th Venice International Film Festival (1992)