Article: 10 Thai Stars Who Debuted In Hollywood


Being in Hollywood means the Walk of Fame. In this era where the public is overpowered by K-pop icons like BTS and Blackpink, numerous Thai celebrities blow up into Hollywood with their killer appearance and experience. Here we have listed the top 10 Thai actors who have achieved immense fame and recognition through roles in films.

1. Lisa Manoban

With a tyrannous look and hip hop loot in Blackpink, Lisa has secured her first solo hits in American charts. Born on 27 March 1997, in Satuek District, Thailand, the 25 years old Thai rapper, has been slaying internationally. She alongside her teammates Jasso, Rose, and Jennie, produced her English debut in coordination with Selena Gomez from The Album song Ice Cream. The single was released on August 28, 2020, through Interscope Records and YG Entertainment. The single passed number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100.


2. Weir Sukollawat

Sukollawat Kanaros is a Thai actor, model, and singer known by his nickname Weir. Sukollawat is ready to debut in Hollywood alongside other Thai actors in the movie Thirteen Lives. The film is about a rescue mission in Thailand where a group of boys and their coach are trapped in underground caves that are flooding. The film is expected to be released globally on Amazon Prime Video.


3. Tatchakorn Yeerum

Tatchakorn Yeerum, famous as Tony Jaa and in Thailand as Jaa Phanom, is a well-known Actor, stuntman, tracer, and martial artist. Tony Jaa is best known for starring in movies like Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Ong Bak 2: The Beginning, and SPL II: A Time for Consequences. Tony Jaa made his debut in Hollywood with Fast And Furious 7, an action thriller movie released in 2015. Working alongside Vin Diesel and The Rock helped Tony Jaa achieve massive popularity in America and other western countries.


4. Chantavit Dhanasevi

Chantavit Dhanasevi is a famous Thai actor and screenwriter. Born on 18 September 1983 in Bangkok, the 38-year-old actor is a decorated and colorful sensation globally. His movie Hello Stranger in 2010 and one day in 2016 have earned him immense popularity in America.


5. Poo Praya Lundberg

Nataya Lundberg, also known as Poo Praya Lundberg or Pu, is a Thai model and actress. Born on 28 March 1989, the 33 years old actress is all set to make her debut in Hollywood with her upcoming project, Paradise City. It stars Praya Lundberg alongside John Travolta and Bruce Willis. The crime thriller movie revolves around Ryan Swan, who must carve his way through the Hawaiian crime world to wreak vengeance on the kingpin who murdered his father.


6. Mike D. Angelo 

Mike D. Angelo or Mike Pirath Nitipaisankul is a famous Thai model, actor, and singer. Mike has worked in movies and TV shows like Mr swimmer, my little princess, full house. The handsome actor made his Hollywood debut with an action thriller movie The Misfits on June 11, 2021. The story revolves around a group called the Misfits, who believe themselves to be modern-day Robin Hoods.


7. James Theeradon

Teeradon Supapunpinyo, also known as James Theeradon, is a famous young Thai model, actor, and singer. Born on 27 April 1997, the 25 years old young celebrity is a part of Thai boy groups Nine by Nine and Trinity. The actor is all ready to put his feet in the Hollywood movie Thirteen Lives. The film is about a rescue mission in Thailand where a group of boys and their coach are trapped in underground caves that are flooding.


8. Vithaya Pansringarm

Vithaya Pansringarm is a Thai actor best known for appearing in Only God Forgives. The 62 years old actor made his Hollywood debut in Hangover II. The movie is about four young bachelors, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug head to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Anyways things went down when Stu's soon-to-be brother-in-law went missing.


9. Two Popetorn

Popetorn Soonthornyanakij, popular as Two Popetorn is a hot, young famous Thai actor, singer, and songwriter. After working in numerous series like Season 8: True Love or Sympathy, Season 10: Kwarm Lub and Tian Mimi Rak Tur Chun Ni Ran, the actor is all set to make his Hollywood debut in 2022 film Thirteen Lives.


10. Brenda Song

Brenda Song is a known American actress with Thai background. Brenda began her Hollywood career working as a child model. She made her debut as a guest appearance on Thunder Alley, a sitcom. Brenda has been part of many well-known movies like Fudge, 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd, The Ultimate Christmas Present, Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior, and many more.