MSN Entertainment lists Hollywood’s 15 hottest Asians
MSN Entertainment released a list on April 23rd listing Hollywood’s current and soon to be hottest Hollywood Asians. The list consists of the top 15 Asians that are currently active in Hollywood or are already known to the public.
In no particular order, MSN Entertainment has listed the Wonder Girls and Gianna Jun (Jun Jihyun) as part of their top 15, in addition to Gong Li, Jamie Chung, Fan Bingbing, Michelle Yeoh, Kelly Hu, Maggie Q, Lucy Liu, Devon Aoki, Brenda Song, Kristin Kreuk, Chrissie Chau, Grace Park, and Moon Bloodgood.
The Wonder Girls are listed as the first South Korean group to have made it on the top 100 on the Billboard with their U.S. debut song, “Nobody,” in 2009. The group also accompanied the Jonas Brothers on 45 concert dates as the opening act. In April 2010, the girls kicked off their first North American tour called the “Wonder World Tour” and held approximately 28 concerts (both part 1 and part 2 of the tour).
Gianna Jun is known as Jun Jihyun in Korea. She had her first breakthrough as an actress through the Korean comedy movie, “My Sassy Girl.” Gianna Jun released in her first English-film in her debut movie in 2009, “Blood: The Last Vampire,” as Saya. The movie was based on and a remake of the anime of the same name.
Gong Li is known for her appearances in “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Miami Vice,” and “Hannibal Rising.” Jamie Chung started out in the MTV reality show “The Real World: San Diego” and has appeared in “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.” In addition, she played Rob Schneider’s daughter Amber on “Grown Ups” and Goku’s wife, Chichi, in “Dragon Ball Evolution.”
Fan Bingbing is a singer and actress, but has yet to act a major role in a Hollywood movie. She has, however, starred in many Chinese movies including “Shinjuku Incident,” starring Jackie Chan, “Flashpoint,” featuring Donnie Yen, and “The Twins Effect II.”
Michelle Yeoh is known for performing her own stunts and has starred in well known movies such as, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “Tai Chi Master” with Jet Li, “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” and “Police Story 3: Super Cop.” She was also a “Bond Girl,” playing Wai Lin in “Tomorrow Never Dies.”
Kelly Hu is an American actress who won Miss Teen USA in 1985 and Miss Hawaii USA in 1993. Her movie appearances include “The Scorpion King,” “Cradle 2 the Grave,” and “X-Men 2” (as Lady Deathstrike).
Maggie Q is currently the lead for the action-thriller television series, “Nikita.” She is of Vietnamese-Irish-Polish descent. Other than “Nikita,” she has been seen in the movie “Gen-Y Cops,” “Rush Hour 2,” “Mission Impossible III,” “Live Free or Die Hard,” “Balls of Fury,” and etc.
Lucy Liu is one of the frontrunners of hottest Hollywood Asians. She became popular with her appearance on the television show, “Ally McBeal,” and has had hit movies such as “Charlie’s Angels,” “Kill Bill,” and “Kungfu Panda.”
Devon Aoki is an actress and model. She is mostly known for her roles in “2 Fast 2 Furious,” “Sin City,” and “Mutant Chronicles.” In 2006, she starred as the female ninja Kasumi for the movie “Dead or Alive” based on the Tecmo fighting game series of the same name.
Brenda Song is a Disney star who appeared in the movie “The Social Network.” Kristin Kreuk is mostly known for her role in “Smallville” as Lana Lang, but has starred in movies such as “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-li” and has had a cameo appearance in “Eurotrip.”
Chrissie Chau is a Hong Kong model and actress. She has participated in many movies, but none are well-known. Grace Park rose in popularity with her role in the sci-fi television series, “Battlestar Galactica.” She has yet to release a movie, but she has had many television appearances on series such as “Stargate SG-1,” “Dark Angel,” and “CSI.”
Moon Bloodgood is an Korean-American actress and model and a Dutch and Irish descent. She had a role in “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-li” and “Terminator Salvation.”
What do you think about their list? Who else would you add?
Source: MSN Entertainment via Koreaboo