Hollywood has a special love for Chinese Actors ever since Bruce Lee came to the Tinsel town. Although most of the roles played by the Chinese actors are stereotypical, they bring in a unique flavour to the formulaic Hollywood magic. Over the last few decades, several Chinese actors have successfully jumped from Hong Kong production houses to the entertainment capital of America.
Here is a list of the biggest Chinese Actors in Hollywood
The man who introduced us to Kung Fu was the first Chinese actor to make it big in the Tinseltown. He is probably the most famous action star in the whole world. Till this date, Fists Of Fury and Enter The Dragon are considered to be the best martial arts movie in the world.
Bruce Lee’s entry to Hollywood inspired Jackie Chan to take the big leap from Hong Kong to Hollywood. Jackie uses a unique combination of martial arts and physical comedy to entertain his audience. Rumble in the Bronx was his first movie in America. He made several other movies in the USA and continues to work in the Chinese productions.
Jet Li is considered to be the true successor to Bruce Lee’s fame in the martial arts world. Li is an accomplished martial artist and can be seen in movies like Romeo Must Die, Kiss of the Dragon and others. Apart from his Hollywood venture, Jet Li is famous world over for starring in Hong Kong movie productions on Wong Fei Hung.
Chow Yun-Fat became famous for his role in the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. He started his career in Hollywood with The Replacement Killers and he was also seen in The Corruptor.
Zhang Ziyi is another Chinese actor that became famous because of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. She was nominated for three awards for the movie. She was also seen in Rush Hour 2, Memoirs of a Geisha and a few other movies and TV shows.
Michelle Yeoh is a Malaysian Chinese actress famous for her numerous roles in Hollywood. She can be seen in Tomorrow Never Dies, Mechanic: Resurrection, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, TV series Strike Back, and many others.
Lucy Alexis Liu
Lucy Liu has been a part of Hollywood since her childhood. She is famous for her role in Kill Bill, Charlie’s Angels and Payback to name a few. She was also a voice artist in Kung Fu Panda.