Follow Asia.com


10 Awesome Asian Celebrities

This entry was posted in Entertainment. Bookmark the permalink.

Here are 10 Awesome Asian Celebrities that we found.

Having an Asian descent or being multiracial has always been a challenge for aspiring actors/performers who want to enter the world of entertainment. But because a lot of big celebrity names have actually succeeded in their pursuit of happiness,countless people today are influenced by their pride and commitment.Here are some notable Asian-American female and male celebrities who have shown their great talent. Some would make the Asians look good  like Steven Yeun who got a hot chick in Walking Dead  while others make Asians look bad like the really funny Bobby Lee in MadTV and SNL. Who cares?!

They’ve made it!That is all that matters.


Vanessa Hudgens

Many people will remember her from the famous Disney High School Musical. This lovely lass  is born in Salinas, California, United States. Hudgens started performing in musical theaters as a singer.Two years after her career in stage plays,she begun auditioning in commercials and TV shows.Dedicated to pursue acting, her family decided to move to Los Angeles when she was chosen to have a role in a television commercial.

Ethnicity:Irish, Native American from her dad’s side. Her mother is a Filipino, Spanish and Chinese descent.


Bruno Mars

His real name is Peter Gene Hernandez.He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.Mars began making music at a very young age. He moved to California to pursue his dreams to become an artist.At 25, he is already famous and an influential artist, a singer-songwriter, model and a dancer.He had three singles in the top ten, including first place with “Just The Way You Are,” which sold 12.5 million copies.

Ethnicity-Puerto Rican, American and Filipino


Dean Cain

Plays the desired role of Clark Kent a.k.a. Superman in the television series “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” with Teri Hatcher.His birth name is Dean George Tanaka.Dean was really an athlete before he became an actor. In fact, he played on the baseball team. Charlie Sheen and Chad and Rob Lowe were among his schoolmates.Cain immediately signed in Buffalo Bills-an NFL football team after he graduated.Unfortunately, he had a knee injury where he requires to stop his career in NFL. So he diverted his attention on screenwriting and acting, shooting a dozen of commercials.It was in the year 1993 where Dean took the biggest role as the Superman.

Ethnicity-a mix of French-Canadian, Welsh, Irish and Japanese.


Jackie Chan/Jet Li

These two are good together for a reason. They are the top action martial arts stars in Hollywood.Although both are actually portrayed to be stereotypical Asian martial arts experts, they have  a few differences.  Jackie Chan was born in Hong Kong, China while Jet Li was born in Beijing,China.You can see Chan in a light funny/comedy films. He is genius in incorporating his hand to hand combat into a physical comedy scene.Li is almost in very serious hardcore fight to death films. Jet Li is a champion in Wushu and has been famous in the movie Shaolin Temple and Once upon a Time in China.People started noticing Jackie Chan’s leading roles in Armour of God, Drunken Master, and a lot more. I love them both! Not only because of their achievements but they continue to influence and inspire thousands  of people  to follow their footsteps.


Maggie Q

 Her real name is Margaret Denise Quigley. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Maggie is known for her unique Asian beauty. Was a fashion model and television personality before she became a movie actress.She began modelling in Tokyo at the age of 17 and moved to Taipei. It was in Hong Kong that Jackie Chan discovered her. Chan saw her as a potential action star. Maggie was shocked with his statement, knowing that she had never done any martial arts in her entire life.She even made a statement ” I can’t even touch my toes”. But Chan is still committed to make her a new Asian icon in Hollywood. she started her acting career in the TV drama House of the Dragon, which was a huge hit in Asia.Her appearance in Gen-Y cops impressed Chan that she was already a cast in Manhattan Midnight and Rush Hour 2. And a lot of movies shaped her character in different roles. It was in 2010 that she became the lead character NIKITA as an assassin gone rogue.

Ethnicity- Irish-Polish descent and Vietnamese


Tiger Woods

Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods is an American professional golfer. Formerly the World No. 1 highest-paid professional athletes along with boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. He grew up in Orange County, California.His athletic father Earl,  introduced golf to Tiger by the age of two.Tiger Woods become professional in 1996 where he became a dominant force in the world of golf. Additionally, Woods is only the second golfer, after Jack Nicklaus, to have achieved a career Grand Slam three times.The major question is?What is “Cablinasian”?Is that even included as an ethnic background?Men, you’ll probably have a hard time defining your ethnicity to people if you are in his place.You’ll be surprised that Cablinasian is short for Caucasian, black, Indian and Asian.His father is African-American, Chinese and Native American while his mother is a mix of Thai, Chinese and Dutch ancestry.

Ethnicity-Cablinasian


Kristin Kreuk

Kristin Laura Kreuk was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.She is famous for her roles as Lana Lang in Smallville and as the leading character in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li .Kreuk did some stage plays in school but is more focused in her studies. It was in Edgemont-a teenage soap opera that she had her first professional work. As her acting skills developed, she landed a role of Snow White: The Fairest of Them All. In 2001, her career was set to take off when she landed on the highly acclaimed television series, “Smallville”. It follows the story of  ”Clark Kent” before he became “Superman”.

Ethnicity-Dutch and Chinese


Allan Pineda Lindo, Jr.

Better known as apl.de.ap in  the Grammy Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas. He indeed has a story to tell.  He came from  a poor family in Angeles City, Pampanga.He helped his family subsist potatoes, corn, sugar cane and would make long hour jeepney trip to and from school.His father is an African-American that was stationed at Clark Air Base left his family after his birth. How did he went to the US?The Pearl S. Buck Foundation is an organization that finds a healthier environments for the abandoned or orphaned American children.He then went to the Los Angeles at the age of 11 and attended John Marshall High School where he became friends with William Adams(will.i.am) who is also his roommate. He and will.i.am formed a break dancing crew called Tribal Nation and began performing regularly in Southern California parties.People started to notice their incredible talent in rapping and dancing.The success continues as they formed  ATBAN: A Tribe Beyond a Nation where Jaimes Gomez(Taboo)  and Kim Hill became  background singer.Then fergie came along in 2003.

Ethnicity- Filipino and American


Rob Schneider

Robert Michael Schneider is his real name.Born in San Francisco, California, USA.before he got the role in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and The Hot Girl, he started as a stand-up comedian during his High School days and become a regular comedian in Bay Area nightclubs. He also tried radio programs where Schneider won a slot in HBO’s 13th Annual Comedians. No one can stop him from rising to the top. Rob was hired at Saturday Night Live in 1998, he was a writer and a full cast member. After retiring in SNL, he played supporting roles in movies such as Judge Dredd, Demolition and a lot more. Until now, he is still regarded as one of the funniest actor ever in Hollywood.

Ethnicity- Jewish Russian, German and Filipino

So these are the 10 most famous asian celebrities that Rock!

About Martie Martillano-Yap

Martie's job is to make everyone happy in the office. She likes to finish her tasks fast. She is grateful to be a part of a team that really understands and appreciates her for what she is because "normal" life and people can be challenging! She is grateful to be surrounded by intelligent and talented co-workers, family and friends who push her to grow and learn. She always strives to keep her standards, and her heels, high. She frequently bursts out in song even in the midst of crisis (especially in a crisis, actually). She is totally devoted to her only daughter, Margaux. She loves to be a mom. She is also a frustrated chef wanna-be. She wishes to have superpowers like super "slow-mo". Martie also manages and controls the content as well the optimization and promotion of Asia.com





All original content on these pages is fingerprinted and certified by Digiprove