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Famous people from Hong Kong

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Tony Leung Chiu Wai

Actor

Tony Leung Chiu-Wai is a Hong Kong actor and C-pop singer. He was the winner of Cannes Film Festival for Best Actor for his role in Wong Kar-wai's film In the Mood for Love. Leung is also a nine-time winner of Hong Kong Film Award and three-time winner of Golden Horse Film Awards. Tony Leung collaborated with Wong Kar Wai for 7 films, and three of them had been officially selected as competition film in Cannes Film Festival, including Happy Together, In the Mood for Love and 2046. Leung also stars in three Venice Film Festival Golden Lion winning films, including A City of Sadness, Cyclo and Lust, Caution, which was directed by Oscar winning director Ang Lee. Leung also stars in Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominated film Hero.

Anita Mui

Actor

Anita Mui Yim-fong was a Hong Kong singer and actress. During her prime years, Mui made major contributions to the Cantopop music scene while receiving numerous awards and honours. She remained an idol throughout most of her career, and was generally regarded as a Cantopop diva. Mui once held a sold-out concert in Hammersmith, London, England, where she was dubbed the "Madonna of Asia" and brought her to further international fame. That title has stayed with her throughout her career, and has been used as a comparison for both Eastern and Western media. In the 1980s, the gangtai style of music was revolutionised by Mui's wild dancing and on-stage femininity. She was famed for her outrageous costumes and high-power performances in combination with contralto vocals, which are rare in female artists. Her fan base reached far beyond Hong Kong into many parts of Asia, including Taiwan, mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia, and other countries as well. In the Hong Kong entertainment industry, where stars often rise to fall quickly, Mui remained in the spotlight for 21 years. Her career came to a halt in 2003 when she announced that she had cervical cancer, and she died later that year at the age of 40. Mui's continuing commemoration by the Hong Kong entertainment industry was due not only to her music and film legacies, but also her involvement in charity and humanitarian work.

Maggie Cheung

Actor

Maggie Cheung Man yuk is a Hong Kong actress. Raised in England and Hong Kong, she has over 70 films to her credit since starting her career in 1983. Some of her most commercially successful work was in the action genre, but Cheung once said in an interview that of all the work she has done, the films that really meant something to her are Song of Exile, Center Stage, Comrades: Almost a Love Story and In the Mood for Love. As Emily Wang in Clean, her last starring role to date, she became the first Asian actress to win a prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Cheung's native language is Cantonese, but she is multilingual, having learned to speak English, Mandarin and French.

Aaron Kwok

Actor

Aaron Kwok Fu-shing is a Hong Kong singer, dancer, and actor. He has been active since the 1980s and to the present. The media refer to him, Jacky Cheung, Andy Lau and Leon Lai as the Cantopop Four Heavenly Kings. Kwok's onstage dancing and displays is influenced by Michael Jackson. While most of his songs are in the dance-pop genre, he has experimented numerous times with rock and roll, ballad, rock, R&B, soul, electronica and traditional Chinese music.

Tony Leung Ka-fai

Actor

Tony Leung Ka-fai is a four-time Hong Kong Film Award-winning film actor. Because he is often confused with actor Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Tony Leung Ka-fai is known as "Big Tony", while Tony Leung Chiu-Wai is known as "Little Tony", nicknames which correspond to the actors' respective physical statures.

Romola Garai

Actor

Romola Sadie Garai is an English actress. She is known for appearing in the films Amazing Grace, Atonement, Glorious 39, and in BBC series such as Emma, The Hour and The Crimson Petal and the White.

Eric Tsang

Actor

Eric Tsang MH, also known as Tsang Chi-wai, is a Hong Kong actor, film director, producer, and television host best known for hosting the variety show Super Trio series on the Hong Kong television network TVB over the course of 10 years.

Kelly Chen

Actor

Kelly Chen Wai-lam is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress. She has been referred to as a "diva of Asia". Chen has great success in the Asia entertainment industry with nearly 20 million record sales of 38 albums. She has won over 300 awards and is involved in many philanthropic activities. She was rewarded as one of the "The Outstanding Young Persons of the World" in 2004 by the Junior Chamber International and "Young Global Leaders" by World Economic Forum in 2009. Chen is a lyric mezzo-soprano.

Johnnie To

Film Director

Johnnie To Kei-Fung is a Hong Kong film director and producer. Popular in his native Hong Kong, To has also found acclaim overseas. Intensely prolific, To has made films in a variety of genres, though in the West he is best known for his action and crime movies, which have earned him critical respect and a cult following. To's biggest international successes include Breaking News, Election, Election 2, Exiled, Mad Detective and Drug War; these films have multiple international film festival appearances, been distributed theatrically in France and the United States, and been widely sold to foreign countries. His films, often made in collaboration with the same group of actors, screenwriters and cinematographers, frequently explore themes of friendship, fate and the changing face of Hong Kong society. Sometimes described as "multifaceted and chameleonic" due to his ability to switch tones and genres between movies, To is nonetheless seen as having a consistent style, which involves mixing subdued realism and social observation with highly stylized visual and acting elements.

George Lam

Singer

George Lam Chi Cheung, also known professionally by his surname Lam, is a Hong Kong-based veteran Cantopop singer and actor of Xinhui area origin. Lam studied at the Diocesan Boys' School in Kowloon, Hong Kong. He lived in England, where he studied at Dover College, and the United States for many years before returning to Hong Kong. Lam was the lead singer for a band called "Jade" until he went solo with his first English album "Lam" in 1976. His first Cantonese album, having the same name, was also released in the same year. He also recorded two versions of the Billy Joel song "Uptown Girl" in Cantonese. Lam has remained popular in Hong Kong for three decades. He writes a number of his own songs; some of them have also been recorded by other singers including Teresa Carpio, with whom he recorded an album and has given joint concerts, most recently in 2007. In addition to his singing career, Lam has also acted in many films, making his film debut in Luckies Trio in 1978. Possibly his most memorable role was as a Japanese journalist in Boat People, directed by Ann Hui. Lam first married in 1980 and has a son and a daughter; they divorced in 1994. In 1996, he married singer and actress Sally Yeh, before they dated for many years, while Lam was still in his first marriage.

Tavia Yeung

Actor

Tavia Yeung Yi is a Hong Kong actress under Hong Kong's Television Broadcast Limited or TVB. She has starred in numerous popular Hong Kong television series such as Vigilante Force, Twin of Brothers, Dicey Business, Heart of Greed, Moonlight Resonance, Beyond the Realm of Conscience, The Mysteries of Love, The Other Truth, The Hippocratic Crush, and Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles.

Anthony Wong

Actor

Anthony Perry, better known professionally as Wong Chau-Sang or Anthony Wong, is a Hong Kong Film Awards winning British-Hongkong actor, screenwriter and film director.

Julian Cheung

Actor

Julian Cheung Chi-lam, better known as Chilam, is an award-winning Hong Kong singer and actor. Cheung is popularly known for his role as Guo Jing in the 1994 TV series adaptation of the Wuxia novel, The Legend of the Condor Heroes, and also as Chi-Kin from the TVB drama Cold Blood Warm Heart. Cheung hit instant fame in 1991 with the release of his first single, "A Modern Love Story" with Maple Hui and has since been the only artist that has sold the most copies for a debut album under IFPI. In 1992, Cheung received a TVB Jade Solid Gold award as Best Newcoming Singer for his first album. In 2000, Cheung reap 2 notable awards from TVB for the drama, Return of the Cuckoo.

David Tao

Singer-songwriter

David Tao, born Tao Xuzhong, was born on 11 July 1969. He is a Taiwanese Golden Melody Award-winning singer-songwriter. He is well known for creating a crossover genre of R&B and hard rock tunes which has now become his signature style and for having popularized R&B in the Mandopop industry.

Ekin Cheng

Actor

Ekin Cheng is a Hong Kong actor and Cantopop singer. Early in his career, he used the name Dior as a first name. He has also been referred to as Noodle Cheng, after a popular noodle product with a similar name. Currently Ekin is the name used.

Marco Fu

Man

Marco Fu Ka-chun, MH, commonly known as Marco Fu, is a professional snooker player from Hong Kong. He is best known for winning the 2007 Grand Prix, beating Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final, and for being runner-up in the 2008 UK Championship and the 2011 Masters. He also reached the semi-finals of the 2006 World Championship. He currently resides in Happy Valley.

Anita Yuen

Actor

Anita Yuen Wing-yi is a Hong Kong film and television actress. She was the winner of the 1990 Miss Hong Kong Pageant.

Jordan Chan

Actor

Jordan Chan Siu-chun is a Hong Kong actor and singer.

William Hung

Pop Artist

William James Hung Hing Cheong, commonly known as William Hung, is an American singer who gained fame in early 2004 as a result of his off-key audition performance of Ricky Martin's hit song "She Bangs" on the third season of the television series American Idol. At the time of his audition, Hung was a civil engineering student. After his spirited audition to be the next American Idol inadvertently won the support of many fans, Hung voluntarily left college to pursue a music career. He became popular enough to perform on many popular shows, and even secured a record contract with Koch Entertainment in 2004, releasing three albums on the label. His recording career was marked by constant negative critical reaction, and his fame became the subject of much controversy as both he and his fans were accused of promoting and endorsing racial stereotypes against Asians, as he was perceived to lack musical talent and be celebrated only for embodying these stereotypes. In spite of the criticism, he did not seem to notice or even care about the possible implications of his popularity, believing he was living his dream.

Sam Hui

Singer-songwriter

Samuel Hui Koon-kit, usually known as Sam Hui, is a Hong Kong Cantopop musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He is credited with popularizing Cantopop both with the infusion of Western-style music and using popular, street Cantonese jargon in his lyrics writing. Hui is considered by some to be the first major superstar of Cantopop.

Kenneth Ma

Actor

Kenneth Ma Kwok-ming, with family roots in Xinhui, Guangdong, is a Hong Kong-born Canadian actor. He is currently based in Hong Kong. He graduated from University of British Columbia majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Although he initially intended to pursue a career in engineering, he decided the industry did not suit his personality and enrolled in acting classes at TVB instead despite the better pay and more stable prospects of the former. Initially in his career Kenneth often played supporting roles, however in recent years TVB has started to promote him. He won the 'Most improved actor award' at the 39th TVB Awards in 2006. He was handed his first leading role in the drama serial Survivor's Law II opposite Hong Kong singer Ella Koon. The drama aired in 2008 and achieved credible ratings of 31 points in the second half of its broadcast as well as a favourable reception. But it is in 2012 onwards that he rises to stardom from his performance in The Hippocratic Crush, which earned him numerous praises, fans and awards both from Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Lam Ching-ying

Actor

Lam Ching Ying was a Hong Kong stuntman, actor, film producer, action director and director. A physically talented and graceful martial artist, Lam was best known for playing the stoic Taoist priest in Mr. Vampire. He had a reputation for being disciplined, headstrong, restrained, and self-willed. As an actor, action choreographer, martial artist, and teacher he touched many people with his candor and uncompromising professionalism. He left behind a lasting cinematic legacy, which can be enjoyed and respected by generations all over the world. Lam died in 1997 of liver cancer.

Fiona Sit

Singer

Fiona Sit is an ethnic Chinese Cantopop singer and actress from Hong Kong.

Denise Ho

Singer

Denise Ho Wan-Si, also known as HOCC, is a Hong Kong-based Cantopop singer.

Niki Chow

Actor

Niki Chow is a Hong Kong actress and Cantopop singer. She terminated her contract with management company BMA and label BMA Records in January 2011 and currently has an artist contract with TVB. Niki was born and raised in Hong Kong. She is fluent in Mandarin. However, netizens have pointed that her Cantonese pronunciation is less than perfect. This is because she grew up speaking Shanghaiese in her family. She is the younger sister of the Hong Kong model Kathy Chow Man Kei. Niki's school life ended when she was spotted by an agent who offered her a modeling opportunity. This was the beginning of her life as an artist. She was just about 17 years old at that time. Several years later, she began her acting career in movies and television series, working mostly with TVB. Cast by Amy Wong, her first TVB series was Hard Fate. She is well known for her role and performance in Producer Lau Ka Ho's 2005 series The Gentle Crackdown, which stars Moses Chan and her. She won the Most Improved Actress award at the TVB Anniversary Awards for her performance in The Gentle Crackdown. Amy Wong's Under the Canopy of Love, starring Kevin Cheng, Bosco Wong and her, in the February of the following year also helped establish her popularity. An indirect sequel with the same cast and crew, The Seventh Day, came out February 2008. Her on-screen partnership with Kevin Cheng was well received by the audience in the years 2004-2008, along with rumours of the two dating in real life. Niki's most recent series The King of Snooker of 2009, with Adam Cheng and Patrick Tang, did not do well, resulting in low ratings and negative reviews.

Nick Cheung

Actor

Nick Cheung Ka-fai is a Hong Kong actor. He was a Royal Hong Kong Police officer for four years, he quit the job after his request of transfer to criminal investigation department was turned down. He then worked in Danny Lee's film production company. His film debut is "Thank you, Sir!", as a student in Royal Hongkong Cadet School. Later, he worked in the television station ATV World. A few years later, he left ATV and joined another station TVB. He left TVB in 2001, and worked mainly on films. His fame built on Wong Jing's comedy at first, but he transformed his acting style into more serious type. Cheung met Hong Kong actress Esther Kwan while he was still working in ATV. They married on 8 December 2003 in Australia. Their daughter, Brittany Cheung, was born on 24 January 2006.

Yuen Biao

Actor

Yuen Biao is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist. He specialises in acrobatics and Chinese martial arts and has worked on over 80 films as actor, stuntman and action choreographer. Along with Peking Opera School "brothers" at the China Drama Academy, Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan, he was one of the Seven Little Fortunes.

Kate Tsui

Actor

Kate Tsui Tsz-shan is the 2004 Miss Hong Kong pageant winner and currently a TVB actress.

Gigi Leung

Singer

Gigi Leung Wing-kei is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress.

Gillian Chung

Actor

Gillian Chung is a Hong Kong singer and actress. She is a member of Cantopop group Twins, along with Charlene Choi.

Nancy Kwan

Actor

Nancy "Ka Shen" Kwan is a Hong Kong-born Eurasian-American actress, who played a pivotal role in the acceptance of actors of Asian ancestry in major Hollywood film roles. Widely praised for her beauty, Kwan was considered a sex symbol in the 1960s.

Dicky Cheung

Actor

Dicky Cheung Wai-kin is a Hong Kong actor and singer.

Leo Ku Kui Kei

Singer

Leo Ku Kui-Kei is a Hong Kong Cantopop and Mandopop singer, actor, TV host, model, cartoonist, MV director, and producer and designer, a major figure in popular music culture. Ku was selected the "Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong" in 2005 by the Government of Hong Kong. He is one of the few Cantopop artists who employ the use of falsetto - Because of this, many people, including David Tao, have praised this unique talent.

Michael Tse

Actor

Michael Tse Tin-wah is a Hong Kong TVB actor.

Priscilla Chan

Singer

Priscilla Chan Wai-han is a Cantopop singer in Hong Kong.

Ron Ng

Actor

Ron Ng Cheuk-hei is a Hong Kong TVB actor, singer, professional dancer,and model.

Alan Tam

Singer

Alan Tam Wing-lun MH is a Hong Kong Cantopop, English pop singer and actor. During the early 1980s, he played a major role in developing the Cantopop scene as he was known for singing romantic ballads with modern arrangements. As of 2008, he is still active in the music industry, releasing new albums on a regular basis. Since the late 1980s, he has served as a mentor for the cantopop music industry, earning the nickname the "Principal" or "Principal Tam". Today he is regularly seen across the media in Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, and various parts of East Asia participating in all types of entertainment related events and charity activities.

Wayne Lai

Actor

Wayne Lai Yiu-cheung is a Hong Kong TVB actor.

Adam Cheng

Actor

Adam Cheng Siu-chow is a Hong Kong TVB actor and Cantopop singer.

Danny Chan

Singer

Danny Chan Bak-keung was a Hong Kong 1980s cantopop musician, singer, songwriter, and actor in Hong Kong with origins in Taishan, Guangdong. Chan was of the first generation of pop idols in Hong Kong. He was already an electronic organ player, a songwriter, an actor and a promising singer at the beginning of his career. He made a name for himself with his debut release, Tears For You, which established him as a teen idol. Ripple, Just Loving You and Yat sang ho kau are just some of the golden hits written and sung by Chan. He is mostly remembered for his Cantonese romance ballads and high quality compositions. Chan died in 1993 after being in a coma for 17 months.

Miriam Yeung

Singer

Miriam Yeung, RN, is a Hong Kong actress and Cantopop singer. Before entering the entertainment business, she was a registered nurse at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong. She studied at the Holy Family Canossian College Kowloon. She entered the entertainment industry after coming third in the TVB 14th annual New Talent Singing Awards competition in 1995, and has steadily gained popularity ever since.

Rosamund Kwan

Actor

Rosamund Kwan Chi-lam is a Chinese actress born in Hong Kong with ancestry in Shenyang on her father's side and from Shanghai on her mother's side. She is the daughter of Shaw Brothers star Kwan Shan and actress Cheung Bing Sai. Her father is a Manchu while her mother is Han Chinese. She attended Maryknoll Convent School in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong. Although her last film role was in 2005, she officially announced her retirement from acting in 2007.

Peter Chan

Film Director

Peter Chan Ho-sun is a film director and producer.

Neelam Kothari

Actor

Neelam Kothari is a former Indian actress and a jewellery designer. She was one of the leading and popular actresses of late 80s and 90s.

Sally Phillips

Actor

Sally Elizabeth Phillips is a British actress.

Stanley Ho

Businessperson

Stanley Ho GBM GLM GBS GML OBE, also known as Ho Hung Sun, Stanley Ho Hung Sun, is a Hong Kong and Macanese business magnate. Ho has been nicknamed "The King of Gambling", reflecting the government-granted monopoly he held on the Macau gambling industry for 40 years. In 2011 he was the 13th richest man in Hong Kong with a net worth of US$2 billion. He is also Macau's wealthiest person and amongst the wealthiest in Asia. He owns many properties in both Hong Kong and Macau and has taken part in many kinds of business including entertainment, tourism, shipping, real estate, banking, and air transport. It is also estimated that his enterprises employ almost one fourth of the workforce of Macau. Apart from Hong Kong and Macau, he has also invested in mainland China, Portugal, North Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines, Mozambique and East Timor. Ho is also an industrialist and entrepreneur in Asia and has held a number of important positions in many firms in Hong Kong and Macau. His opinions and statements on Hong Kong's real estate and commercial development have considerable sway on the market. In the past few years he has been involved in litigation with his own sister, Winnie Ho, concerning the ownership of the Macau casino. Having suffered a stroke in July 2009, followed by a long period of recovery, Ho began steps in late 2010, subsequently hotly disputed and in confusing circumstances, to devolve his grip on his financial empire to his various wives and children.

Roger Kwok

Actor

Roger Kwok Chun-on is Hong Kong television actor who works on the TV station TVB. Kwok was born in Hong Kong and his native family roots are in Zhongshan, Guangdong. Kwok used to be a singer before becoming an actor.

James Wong

Film Director

James "Jim" Wong is a Hong Kong-born American television producer, writer, and film director notable for his screen works of The X-Files, Space: Above and Beyond, Millennium, Dragonball Evolution, Final Destination 1 & 3, The One, and the remakes of Willard and Black Christmas along with writing partner Glen Morgan.

Gu Long

TV Program Creator

Xiong Yaohua, better known by his pen name Gu Long, is one of the three greatest Wuxia writers in China, as famous as Jin Yong and Liang Yusheng. He was not only a novelist but also a screenwriter, film producer and director. Xiong is best known for writing wuxia novels and serials, which include Juedai Shuangjiao, Xiaoli Feidao Series, Chu Liuxiang Series, Lu Xiaofeng Series and Xiao Shiyilang. Some of these works have been adapted into films and television series for numerous times. In the 1980s Xiong started his own film studio, Bao Sian, to focus on adaptations of his works. He graduated from Cheng Kung Senior High School in Taipei and from the Foreign Language Department of Tamkang University.

Adrienne Clarkson

Politician

Adrienne Louise Clarkson PC CC CMM COM CD FRSC FRAIC FRCPSC is a Canadian journalist and stateswoman who served as Governor General of Canada, the 26th since Canadian Confederation. Clarkson arrived in Canada with her family in 1941 as a refugee from Hong Kong and was raised in Ottawa, Ontario. After receiving a number of university degrees, Clarkson worked as a producer and broadcaster for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and a journalist for various magazines. Her first diplomatic posting came in the early 1980s, when she promoted Ontario culture in France and other European countries. She was in 1999 appointed as governor general by Queen Elizabeth II, on the recommendation of Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien, to replace Roméo LeBlanc as viceroy, and she occupied the post until succeeded by Michaëlle Jean in 2005. While Clarkson's appointment as the Canadian vicereine was generally welcomed at first, she caused some controversy during her time serving as the Queen's representative, mostly due to costs incurred in the operation of her office, as well as a somewhat anti-monarchist attitude toward the position.

Vivian Chow

Actor

Vivian Chow is a Hong Kong based Cantopop singer and actress. She is well known for her ladylike stage image as well as her charity works for animal rights and breast cancer awareness.

Sean Lau

Actor

Sean Lau Ching-wan is a Hong Kong actor who has acted in both films and television series. He won Best Actor in the 2007 Hong Kong Film Awards and in the 2000 and 2007 Golden Bauhinia Awards. Lau was born in Hong Kong in 1964. He joined the TVB acting classes in 1983 and made his first appearance on television in the following year in the drama Draw Out the Rainbow. Dark-skinned with no matinee-idol look, he struggled to be cast until in the immensely popular stock market drama The Greed of Man, when he acted opposite Adam Cheng. His wife, Amy Kwok, who won the Miss Hong Kong Pageant in 1991, is also a well-known former television actress and co-starred with him on The Greed of Man. Lau starred in two series with ATV in 1991 and again 2000. Lau is one of a handful of Hong Kong actors who has made the successful transition from television to film; he is now exclusively a film actor.

Gigi Lai

Actor

Gigi Lai Zi is a Hong Kong actress and Cantopop singer. Lai was under a contract with the television station TVB and she retired in October 2008. She is popularly nicknamed by the Hong Kong media as the "Goddess of Beauty".

Nancy Wu

Actor

Nancy Wu is a Chinese actress contracted to TVB.

Hacken Lee

Singer

Hacken Lee Hak Kan is a Hong Kong based Cantopop singer and lyricist, actor, Master of Ceremonies, and Association football sportscaster.

CY Leung

Politician

Leung Chun-ying GBM, GBS, JP, commonly known as CY Leung, is the third and incumbent Chief Executive and President of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, assuming office on 1 July 2012. A politician of the pro-establishment bloc, Leung has held various political offices including Convenor of the Executive Council and Member of the Provisional Legislative Council before his victory in the 2012 Hong Kong Chief Executive Election.

Sammul Chan

Actor

Sammul Chan Kin-fung is a Hong Kong actor, singer, and presenter.

Chapman To

Radio personality

Chapman To Man-chak is a Hong Kong actor, best known for specializing in comedic roles in films such as Infernal Affairs and Initial D.

Jessica Hsuan

Actor

Jessica Hester Hsuan, or Suen Huen Chinese: 宣萱; pinyin: Xuān Xuān; [IPA: syn hyn]; born 18 August 1970, is currently one of the most popular television actresses of Hong Kong.

Athena Chu

Actor

Athena Chu is a Hong Kong actress and singer.

Shawn Yue

Actor

Shawn Yue Man-lok is a Hong Kong actor and singer. A former model, he has starred in many films such as Jiang Hu and Infernal Affairs II and has established himself as a recognisable face in Hong Kong cinema.

Sonija Kwok

Actor

Sonija Kwok is a Hong Kong actress, currently working for TVB. She was born in Hong Kong and is of mixed 3/4 Cantonese and 1/4 English parentage. Kwok immigrated to Vancouver, Canada from Hong Kong. She initially attended the University of British Columbia, but she transferred to Simon Fraser University and completed her BBA with a major in Psychology. After graduating from university, she became a Cathay Pacific flight attendant.

Gallen Lo

Actor

Gallen Lo Ka-leung is a Hong Kong actor and singer who primarily acts in television series. He is sometimes credited as King Gallen or Law Ka-leung.

Joey Meng Yee Man

Actor

Joey Meng Yee-man is a Hong Kong actress. She participated in the 1989 Miss Asia Pageant and emerged as first runner-up. She joined Hong Kong television station ATV on a contract that year. Meng is best known for her role as "Ma Siu-ling" in the My Date with a Vampire television series trilogy. In August 2000, she married Chan Sap-sam in the United States after dating for about four months. Recently, after over twenty years working with ATV, Joey didn't renew her contract and moved over to TVB during 2012. Her first television drama was Inbound Troubles, which is 2013's highest-rated television drama for the first half of the year.

Loletta Lee

Actor

Rachel Lee is a Hong Kong actress born on 8 January 1966 in Hong Kong. She started playing small roles in Hong Kong movies in the 1980s. Her first role as main actress is in Devoted to You. She continued to play as young teenager in the 1980s until 1990. Her performance in Ordinary Heroes earned her a Golden Horse Award in 1999 for Best Actress. She can be found today working in mainstream Hong Kong cinema. In an interview with FHM, Lee revealed that her parents were Indonesian Chinese of Meixian ancestry.

Alex Fong Lik-Sun

Actor

Alex Fong is a Hong Kong actor, singer and swimmer. He was nicknamed "Little Flying Fish" for his swimming achievements. As of 2005, Fong holds several Hong Kong swimming records. He first represented Hong Kong at the age of 11. Fong has also represented Hong Kong at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, but failed to reach the finals. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Hong Kong. Fong caught the attention of record executives with his popularity amongst teenage girls and became a singer in 2001. He had been assigned to work with Stephy Tang of former pop-group Cookies/Mini Cookies for the past few years. They now have six duets: 好心好報, 好好戀愛, 十・分愛, 我的最愛, 重爱 and 七年. Aside from releasing albums and filming movies, Fong is also one of the hosts of TVB's hit cooking comedy show, Beautiful Cooking, along with Ronald Cheng and Edmond Leung. On 24 April 2009, Fong and Kary Ng appeared at the Melbourne Arts Center for their 2009 Melbourne show. In 2011, Fong left his previous record company Gold Typhoon and signed to Huayi Brothers as his new record label.

Sheren Tang

Actor

Not to be confused with Shermon Tang. Sheren Tang Shui-man is a famous Hong Kong television actress who is known for not signing a long-term contract with TVB, preferring to work on a per-drama contract with the TV station. She is most famous for her roles in the mega-hit TVB drama series like War and Beauty, La Femme Desperado, The Family Link, Rosy Business and No Regrets. She moved over to rival station ATV in 1996 and returned to TVB in 2000.

Stephy Tang

Singer

Stephy Tang is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress. She was formerly the lead singer of the pop group Cookies.

Felix Wong

Actor

Felix Wong Yat-wah is a Hong Kong actor best known for his performances in many wuxia television series produced by TVB, such as The Legend of the Condor Heroes, in which he played the protagonist Kwok Ching. He is considered to be one of the most popular teen idols of the 1980s.

Steven Ma

Actor

Steven Ma Chun-wai is a Hong Kong actor and singer. In 1993, Ma won a record deal after winning first place at an annual singing contest in Hong Kong, later releasing his debut album, Lucky for Meeting You, that December. Not long after his singing debut, Ma joined TVB and began filming television dramas, later achieving fame through his supporting role in 1995's legal drama File of Justice IV. Many of Ma's television works are critically acclaimed and are popular successes in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Southeast Asia, notably Healing Hands, Return of the Cuckoo, and Where the Legend Begins. Ma currently holds the record for holding the most "Favourite Character" awards with a total of four recognitions. Ma's best known for his portrayals of historical characters in many period television dramas.

Maggie Shiu

Actor

Maggie Shiu Mei-kei, sometimes credited as Maggie Siu or Maggie Shaw, is a prominent Hong Kong actress.

Wong Ka Kui

Singer-songwriter

Wong Ka Kui was a Hong Kong singer-songwriter. He was the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and the founder member of the Hong Kong rock band Beyond. He composed more than ninety percent of the songs for Beyond and wrote a few award-winning lyrics. While filming a gameshow for Fuji Television in Tokyo, Japan on June 24, 1993, Wong Ka Kui fell off a three-meter platform head first, and died three days later from head injuries.

Robin Shou

Martial Artist

Shou Wan Por, known professionally as Robin Shou, is a Hong Kong martial artist and actor. In 1971, he and his family moved to southern California, where he attended Palm Springs High School. Shou is best known for his role as Liu Kang in the Mortal Kombat film series, as well as the role of Gobei in Beverly Hills Ninja with the late Chris Farley. More recently he has known for his role as 14K in the Death Race series.

Sandra Ng

Actor

Sandra Ng Kwan-yu is a Hong Kong film and television actress.

Chingmy Yau

Actor

Chingmy Yau Suk-zing is a Hong Kong actress who no longer takes part in films although she is not formally retired. Yau entered the Hong Kong film industry after competing in the 1987 Miss Hong Kong Beauty Pageant. She was one of the leading actresses in the late 1980s and early 1990s, next to Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin and Cheung Man. She was cast in a series of Category III films, though she never appeared nude in any of them. The most notable of these was Naked Killer. During the height of her success, she regularly starred alongside superstars like Jet Li, Stephen Chow, and Ekin Cheng. In 1999 she married Hong Kong fashion designer Shen Jiawei, founder of Hong Kong-based fashion company I.T. They have three children together.

Selena Li

Actor

Selena Li Sze-wan is a Hong Kong-born Canadian actress and former Miss Hong Kong 2003 contestant. That year, as a contestant from Toronto, Selena was the winner of Miss Talent and Miss Photogenic. Prior to entering the Miss Hong Kong pageant, Selena attended the University of Toronto studying for a Bachelor of Business Commerce degree. She is now an actress with TVB in Hong Kong. She can speak Cantonese, English, French, and a bit of Mandarin. After her character in the TVB series To Grow With Love was well-received, she has gained attention in Hong Kong with many commercial ads. In May 2007, with much controversy over the battle of TVB and ATV, Virginia Lok has selected 10 potential “fa dans” of the future, including Natalie Tong, Vivien Yeo, Yoyo Chen, Tracy Ip, Aimee Chan, Leanne Li, Angel Sung and Sharon Luk. Selena Li was regarded as the most successful actress of the 10 selected, as she had the most leading roles.

Joe Ma

Actor

Joe Ma Tak-chung is a Hong Kong TVB actor. He was a policeman before he joined the Hong Kong entertainment industry in 1993. He was a member of the elite G4. Ma is one of a few Hong Kong actors who are former members of Hong Kong discipline or colonial services.

Bobby Au-yeung

Actor

Bobby Au-yeung Tsan-wah is a Hong Kong actor best known for his comedic roles in many TVB television dramas. He gained wide public attention in the 1990s for his portrayal of Ben Yu in the 1991 legal drama File of Justice, appearing in all five seasons. Au-yeung is also known for his lead roles in several of TVB's most successful television series franchises, including Armed Reaction, Witness to a Prosecution, and Forensic Heroes. He is most recognised by TV audiences for his shaved head. Au-yeung graduated from TVB's Artiste Training Academy in 1982 and began appearing in many television dramas as background extras, to roles with minor speaking parts, and later to major supporting roles. He landed his first lead role in the legal drama File of Justice, which premiered in 1991. File of Justice was a major success and spawned five seasons, turning Au-yeung into a major breakout star. Au-yeung won Best Actor at the 2000 TVB Anniversary Awards for his portrayal as Sung Chee in Witness to a Prosecution. He is the first Hong Kong actor to receive a nomination at the 2007 International Emmy Awards.

Ronald Cheng

Actor

Ronald Cheng Chung-Kei is a Hong Kong cantopop singer and movie actor.