Top 6 Hottest Asian Actors In Hollywood

This great list I found on picks the hottest 6 Asian actors in Hollywood, and it doesn’t disappoint! These actors are breaking barriers where it counts and reinventing the stereotypical Asian male image in America.

Ken Leung

Age: 41

Height: 5′ 7″

Date of Birth: January 21, 1970

Location: New York City, NY

Ancestry: Unknown

Family: Unknown

Filmography: Rush Hour (1998), The Family Man (2000), Artificial Intelligence: A.I. (2001), Vanilla Sky (2001), Red Dragon (2002), Saw (2004), Inside Man (2006), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Shanghai Kiss (2007), Saw V (2009).

TVography: Law & Order (1995, 2000, 2002), Oz (2001), The Sopranos (2007), Lost (2008-2010).

Previous lady friends: Unknown

Current love interest: Unknown

Why I love him? For Lost – He played Miles Straume, introduced early in the fourth season as a hotheaded and sarcastic medium who can talk to the dead. He came on the Island as a crew member from the freighter.

Fun Fact: The writers created the role of Miles specifically for Leung after seeing him guest star on The Sopranos. Leung was the only actor to read for the part. His name was chosen because it resembles the word “maelstrom”, another word for a powerful whirlpool.

Will Yun Lee

Age: 39

Height: 5′ 9″

Date of Birth: May 22, 1971

Location: Arlington, Virginia

Ancestry: Korean

Family: His mother’s name is Jing Ja Lee and his father Soo Wong Lee is a Taekwondo grandmaster.

Filmography: Die Another Day (2002), Torque (2004), Elektra (2005), The Seed (2008).

TVography: Witchblade (2000-2002), Law & Order (2004), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2006), Fallen (2007), Bionic Woman (2007), Hawaii Five-O (2010).

Previous lady friends: Natassia Malthe

Current love interest: Married to Jennifer Birmingham (Soap Opera actress)

Why I love him? For Bionic WomanHe played Jae Kim, a specialized operations leader with the Berkut Group in charge of training and guiding the Bionic Woman. He was also romantically involved with Sarah Corvus, the previous Bionic Woman who had gone rogue after discovering she was dying.

Fun Fact: Majored in Political Science and minored in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley.

John Cho

Age: 38

Height: 5′ 10″

Date of Birth: June 16, 1972

Location: Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Los Angeles, California

Ancestry: Korean

Family: His father was a minister in the Church of Christ.

Filmography: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), American Beauty (1999), Bowfinger (1999), American Pie (1999), The Flinstones In Viva Rock Vegas (2000), American Pie 2 (2001), Solaris (2002), American Wedding (2003), Harold & Kumar Got To White Castle (2004), Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008), Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (2008), Star Trek (2009).

TVography: Charmed (1998), House, M.D. (2005), Grey’s Anatomy (2006), How I Met Your Mother (2007), Ugly Betty (2007), FlashForward (2009).

Current love interest: Married to Kerri Higuchi since 2006

Why I love him? Harold & Kumar Got To White Castle – He played Harold Lee, a young guy working in investment banking who got a late night craving for White Castle burgers. They go on a crazy adventures all the while high on marijuana.

Fun Facts – Lead singer of the Los Angeles-based band Left of Zed, which was recently renamed Viva La Union.


Daniel Dae Kim

Age: 42

Height: 5′ 9″

Date of Birth: August 4, 1968

Location: Born in Busan, South Korea and grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania

Ancestry: Korean

Family: Unknown

Filmography: The Jackal (1997), For Love of the Game (1999), Cradle 2 the Grave (2003), Momentum (2003), Hulk (2003), Spider Man 2 (2004), Crash (2004), The Cave (2005).

TVography: Law & Order (1994), All My Children (1995), Beverly Hills 90210 (1997), NYPD Blue (1997), Seinfeld (1998), Ally McBeal (1998), The Practice (1998), Party of Five (1998), Walker Texas Ranger (1999), Star Trek: Voyager (2000), Murder She Wrote (2000), Charmed (2001), CSI (2001), Angel (2001-2003), Without a Trace (2004), Star trek: Enterprise (2003-2004), ER (2003-2004), 24 (2003-2004), The Shield (2004), The Andromeda Strain (2008), Lost (2004-2010), Hawaii Five-O (2010-2011).

Current love interest:Married to Mia Kim and has two children with her.

Why I love him? For Hawaii Five O – He plays Chin Ho Kelly, a former Honolulu Police officer forced to resign after being falsely accused of corruption. Together with his cousin and his two buddies, he joined the Five-O task force, an elite state police unit set up by the governor of Hawaii to fight crime.

Fun Facts: While getting small parts in plays and writing and performing in an Improv comedy group, he seriously considered a career in investment banking.

Russell Wong

Age: 47

Height: 6’0″

Date of Birth: March 1, 1963

Location: Troy, New York

Ancestry: Chinese, French, Dutch

Family: His father, William Wong is a Chinese American restaurateur and mother is an American artist.

Filmography: The Joy Luck Club (1993), Hawaii Five-O (1997), Romeo Must Die (2000), Twisted (2004), The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008).

TVography: 21 Jump Street (1989), Touched by an Angel (1998), CSI (2004), Just Legal (2005), Numb3rs (2006), Nikita (2010).

Previous lady friends: Has a daughter by an African American dancer.

Current love interest: Married to former ballerina/ Hong Kong based designer Flora Cheong-Leen and has one daughter, Eja Robinson-Wong.

Why I love him? For The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – He played General Ming Guo, the right hand man of the emperor of China who falls in love with the witch who knows the secret of immortality.

Fun Fact: While in college, Wong supported himself as a photographer and as a dancer, appearing in rock videos with David Bowie, Donna Summer and Janet Jackson.

Ian Anthony Dale

Age: 32

Height: 6’0″

Date of Birth: July 3, 1978

Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Ancestry: Japanese, French and English

Family: He has three brothers and a sister.

Filmography: Mr. 3000 (2004), The Bucket List (2007), The Hangover (2009).

TVography: Angel (2003), JAG (2003), Las Vegas (2004), Charmed (2004-2005), Day Break (2006-2007), Without a Trace (2007), Bones (2007), 24 (2007), Cold Case (2007), CSI: NY (2009), Dollhouse (2009), Criminal Minds (2006-2009), CSI: Miami (2009), CSI (2010), The Event (2010-2011).

Previous lady friends: Unknown

Current love interest: Unknown

Why I love him? For The Event – He plays Simon Lee – An alien who landed on earth near the end of World War II who is disguised as a CIA operative.

27 thoughts on “Top 6 Hottest Asian Actors In Hollywood

  1. Love Russell Wong!! But no Ken Wantanabe and Rick Yune on the list. I guess no one likes older Asian men but me 🙂

  2. That Asian and French mixture is the way to go because Russell Wong and Ian Dale are super fine!!! And I wonder What Russell Wongs’ daughter from the African American Dancer looks like?? ( that would be interesting to see)…

  3. Ah, you got my man Russell Wong up there..oh my! I loved him In New Jack City. I didn’t know that he starred in 21 Jump Street. How did I miss out on him like that? I guess I was too busy eyeballing Dustin Nguyen.

    • I agree. But him kissing that girl I don’t remember her name now but before I searched her and she was on Wendy William’s show and seemed uncomfortable but was fine when she was around whites, it doesn’t seem like she even considers herself black maybe I’m look too into it. And yeah I’ve seen Ashley before people are always bothering her, it makes me sad for her. Even people following her keep saying over and over like damn! she’s huge. Even people questioning her gender because of her height, it’s pathetic.

      • Oh I know. I do feel bad for her sometimes. And people calling her Amazon Ashley is rude. But their are times where I think she likes the attention. I mean she doesn’t exactly dress like someone who doesn’t want to be noticed. Her boobies are always hanging out for the world to see…. but I like her courage and look at me additude.

      • After googleing it I found her name is Dania Ramirez and she’s Hispanic from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. So maybe she doesn’t claim it, or she is really full blood Hispanic. Who knows. She’s not that great of an actress in my opinion but, whatever.

  4. Um….Where is Sung Kang!!! OMG he is so foxxy and hella cool. He even posted my pic on his facebook fan page, because I was his 60k fan. But then he also gave me then nick name Provactive Farticus……hmmm.
    I love how he actually talks to his fans and posts pics up. And Fast Five, he was so FINE!

    • Oh and not to sound like a total perv but Russell Wong was smoking hott in Phrophecy 2. The sex scene in that movie, wow! Russell is…..talented. 😀

  5. @Jodie,
    Dania claims “Domincan” (and not African-American,black or anything close to it) In every interview I have ever seen her do, she says it over,and over, and over to the point where you want to say B**** we get it!!!!!! 😦

    Russell was in Phopechy 2??? Well, I reason to run to Blockbuster today

    • Ok I don’t know much about Dominicans or their culture. But I always thought they were decendants of African slaves that lived and grew up in Spanish culture. But I could be completely wrong. I have no clue. Someone educate me on the difference between black/African and Dominican.

      And yes, Russell Wong is foxxy in Prophecy 2, rent it quick!

      • Thanks Jodie for the heads up. I enjoyed seeing Russell in Prophecy 2. I don’t know how I missed that one. I also watched China Cry.

    • Well Jodie, according to the Wikipedia someone who is of Dominican descent is a person with origins in the Dominican Republic. According to Census reports, some Dominicans list themselves as White, some list themselves as Black. Some Dominicans are of African/European ancestry and some of African/European/Taino Indian ancestry.

      I don’t know about Dominican people either, my thoughts were the same as yours. I thought they were of Black/Hispanic ancestry as well.

      If someone is of Dominican descent reading this post, please enlighten us.

      • “I don’t know about Dominican people either, my thoughts were the same as yours. I thought they were of Black/Hispanic ancestry as well.” Yes, they are, but there seems to be some hostility among some (those of color) that does not want to be referred to as black from what I have seen and experienced. If you make comments about people like Zoe Saldana, etc, you will get corrected rather quickly….

        I would love to hear insight (as to why,) as well.

        Perhaps, when actors claim/say they have certain biological backgrounds, it will increase their chances of getting roles in Hollywood, I don’t know.

      • You know LadyOrchid, my opinion is that many celebs of color (namely with Black origins) don’t want to identify solely with being Black for the usual reasons. It’s tough being Black, on so many levels, yet the WORLD is influenced by Black people in many ways and in diverse areas of expertise. We are emulated often times (as we see in K-Pop and in other fields). People recognize the “thing” that is our PRESENCE and Want to be “all up in that”, but to “live” in our shoes knowing it can be tough….That they Don’t want. So hey, if they are the ones of us who can “reside” in the category listed as Other, then why not do it….and many do.

  6. No Justin Chon :(. He’s hilarious, and I think he has potential to break into the market, even if that means taking some mainstream roles first.

    Heh, in regards to the last reply, sometimes it works in the reverse or the opposite way, being quicker to identify yourself as Black to be included/ accepted into the community.

    • @MeeisLee,

      Welcome to BWLB! You responded to my statement regarding celebs with Black origins. There was a earlier posted comment that mentioned Dania Ramirez, who is a popular actress in Hollywood right now, who happens to be of Dominican descent. The poster of the comment stated that she was quickly corrected when she referred to Ms. Ramirez as Black. A few of us were under the impression that those of Dominican descent were of Black/Hispanic origins, but we are not totally sure. Even so, we believe that some entertainers may have opted to “play down” the Black part of their heritage in order to go further in Hollywood. For some actors/actresses to be racially ambigiuous makes them “exotic.” This was the general consensus I believe. We were referring mainly to those in Hollywood.

      • I understood that, just pointing out otherwise :).

        And now, looking at the article again, Daniel Henney isn’t on the list either :(.

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