Once we start watching the Hollywood movies, it is interesting to know if there are some Asian stars. This especially is a nice phenomenon for those with Asian descent. It won’t be wrong to say that there are hundreds of Asian stars who got worldwide fame due to their awesome performance in movies, dramas, and reality shows. Let us check the top 10 most popular Asian celebrities in Hollywood.
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Rain has won the hearts of his fans not only in Korea, but also in America. His Korean show Full House gave hims a chance to appear in Hollywood as well. The big Hollywood hits of this star are Speed Racer (2008), and Ninja Assassin (2009). He was the first Korean actor to win an MTV Movie Award for “Biggest Badass Star” in Ninja Assassin.
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9. Steven Yeun
Steven Yeun is another Korean star to have gotten fame in Hollywood. His zombie movies are especially famous, for example his performance in The Walking Dead has been great. For many years, he lived in America, and did several Korean-American dramas and shows.
8. Miyoshi Umeki
Miyoshi is a famous actress of Japan. She has dedicated herself to the entertainment industry. Her captivating beauty and personality could be recognized in Hollywood as well. She has done several American movies and television shows.
7. Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor is the actor of The Killing Fields. He was a native of Cambodia, and was a physician by profession. Thanks to his talent and interest in Hollywood. To get much more appreciations as an actor, he lived in USA for many years.
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6. Pat Morita
Pat Morita is a handsome actor of Asia-America. He got the chance to become an onscreen star in his childhood. In those days, he was titled as Mr. Miyagi due to The Karate Kid. This sparkling star also performed in several martial arts movies.
5. Ken Watanabe
Ken Watanabe was born on October 21, 1959 in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. In 1978, he moved to Tokyo for starting his career as an actor. When Yukio Ninagawa, a famous Japanese director, selected Ken for the lead role of one of his movies. Moving on, he made himself recognized in Hollywood as well.
4. Shohreh Aghdashloo
The actress of X-Men: The Last Stand, Shohreh Aghdashloo was born in Tehran, Iran, on May 11, 1952. At the age of 20, she was starred in The Report (The Report) directed by the renowned Abbas Kiarostami. She got fame in Hollywood as well, and is now an internationally recognized female.
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3. Sandra Oh
This Korean star was seen in Sideways. Sandra Oh was born in Ontario, Canada to Korean parents. Her father, Oh Junsu, was a famous businessman, while her mom, Oh Young-nam, was a biochemist. The two married in South Korea and then moved to Canada. Sandra started her career as a dancer, but eventually she got success as an actor and television celebrity.
2. Archie Panjabi
This actress started her career from a British movie, East Is East. Since then, she continued giving big hits. Her blockbuster movies are Bend It Like Beckham, The Constant Gardener, and A Mighty Heart (starring opposite Angelina Jolie) and Yasmin (written by Simon Beaufoy).
1. Toshirô Mifune
Toshirô Mifune is a Japanese actor to have gotten fame in Hollywood. He was born in Tsingtao, China, to Japanese parents and grew up in Dalian. Due to his interest in movies, he chose film industry and television as his career. He started doing commercials for some small brands, initially.
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