by Robert_Teel | created - 30 Oct 2013 | updated - 01 Nov 2013 | Public

Penzai Casting

1. Tsai Chin

Actress | You Only Live Twice

Tsai Chin, pinyin Zhou Caiqin is an actor, director, teacher and author, best known in America for her film role as Auntie Lindo in The Joy Luck Club. The third daughter of Zhou Xinfang, China's great actor in the last century, she was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art London (first ...

2. Deannie Ip

Actress | Tou ze

Deannie Ip was born on December 25, 1947. She is an actress and producer, known for A Simple Life (2011), Crying Heart (1999) and Fight Back to School II (1992).

3. Lan Law

Actress | Bao lie xing jing

Helena Law Lan had never married, and her actual name is "LO Yin Ying", but her stage name is "Law Lan", after the Cantonese pronunciation of Sophia Loren's last name. Her family used to be fairly well-off, because her father was a soap merchant who supplied to major hotels in Hong Kong, and the ...

4. Hye-ja Kim

Actress | Madeo

Hye-ja Kim is an actress, known for Mother (2009), How to Steal a Dog (2014) and Late Autumn (1982).

5. Lisa Lu

Actress | 2012

Lisa Lu is a Chinese-American actress, born in Beijing. She started her career as a teenager, performing in Kunqu theatrical productions, a traditional style of Chinese opera.

The Chinese Civil War (1927-1949) ended with a Communist victory. While the new regime financially subsidized China's ...

6. Kaori Momoi

Actress | Memoirs of a Geisha

This unique actress was born in 1952 in Tokyo. She is the daughter of a professor of international politics and a jewel designer. She began studying ballet at young age and attended the British Royal Academy of Dance for 3 years from the age of 12. Since her movie debut in 1971, she has won many ...

7. Kieu Chinh

Actress | The Joy Luck Club

Veteran Vietnamese born actress Kieu Chinh is best known to moviegoers for her role as Suyuan Woo in the 1991 film "The Joy Luck Club". She also made a notable guest appearance on the hit CBS-TV series "M*A*S*H" as Kyung Soon, an aristocratic South Korean socialite whom Hawkeye begins to fall in ...

8. Li Gong

Actress | Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia

Born in Shenyang, grew up in Jinan, the daughter of an economics professor. Loved music from childhood, and dreamed of a singing career. After failing to gain entrance to China's top music school in 1985, applied for and was admitted to the Central Drama Academy in Beijing, from which she graduated...

9. Xiaoqing Liu

Actress | Fu rong zhen

Xiaoqing Liu was born on October 30, 1955 in Fuling, Sichuan, China. She is an actress, known for Hibiscus Town (1987), The Savage Land (1981) and Chui lian ting zheng (1983).

10. Nancy Kwan

Actress | Wonder Women

At just 18, Nancy Kwan was studying dance with England's Royal Ballet School, when she was spotted by producer Ray Stark, who tested her and gave her the starring role of a free-spirited Hong Kong prostitute who captivates artist William Holden in The World of Suzie Wong (1960). She followed it the...

11. Hong Tao

Actress | Hei yanjing

Hong Tao was born on January 15, 1972 in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. She is an actress, known for Colors of the Blind (1997), Mo sheng (2013) and The Empty Mirror (2001). She has been married to Zheng Xu since 2003. They have one child.

12. Höng Tao

Actress | Sheng huo xiu

Höng Tao was born on May 10, 1970 in Chongqing, China. She is an actress, known for Sheng huo xiu (2002), Death Dowry (2009) and 38 Degrees (2003).

13. Qing-xiang Li

Actor | San guo yan yi

Qing-xiang Li is an actor, known for The Romance of Three Kingdoms (1995), Reign of Assassins (2010) and Generation Pendragon (1999).

14. Maggie Cheung

Actress | Faa yeung nin wa

Maggie Cheung was born on September 20, 1964, in Hong Kong, and moved at the age of eight with her family to England. After finishing secondary school, she returned to Hong Kong, where she began modeling and appearing in commercials. In 1983 she participated in the Ms. Hong Kong pageant, winning ...

15. Maggie Siu

Actress | Hak se wui

Maggie Siu was born on February 27, 1965 in Hong Kong, China as Mei-Kei Siu. She is an actress, known for Election (2005), PTU (2003) and Eye in the Sky (2007).

16. Rosamund Kwan

Actress | Lie tou

Rosamund Kwan was born on September 24, 1962 in Hong Kong as Guan Ga Wei. She is an actress, known for The Head Hunter (1982), The Millionaires' Express (1986) and This Thing Called Love (1991). She was previously married to Pierre Chen and Guosheng Wang.

17. Carina Lau

Actress | Ah fei zing zyun

Carina Lau moved to Hong Kong with her family at the age of 14 and at the the time could not speak the local Cantonese and was often teased by other people the "Mainland Girl". She would eventually gave her best effort to learn the language and then was re-accepted at the TVB actors training ...

18. Sandra Kwan Yue Ng

Actress | Goo waak zai: Hung Hing Sap Saam Mooi

Sandra Kwan Yue Ng is widely considered as the most bankable actress in Hong Kong. With over a hundred films to her credit, including several collaborations with the "King of Hong Kong Comedy" Stephen Chow, Ng is crowned "Queen of Comedy" by many.

Ng entered show business in the 1980s, the golden ...

19. Feng Hsu

Producer | Ba wang bie ji

Feng Hsu was born on August 17, 1950 in Taipei, Taiwan. She is an actress and producer, known for Farewell My Concubine (1993), Assassin (1976) and Red Dust (1990). She is married to David Tong. They have two children.

20. Pei Hua Chang

Actor | Xian shen

Pei Hua Chang is an actor, known for Xian shen (1985), Ye xing de qing chun (1982) and Ju jue lian kao de xiao zi (1979).

21. Chin Hu

Actress | Hong hai er

Chin Hu was born in 1947 in Jiangxi, China. She is an actress and producer, known for Hong hai er (1975), Nu tao fan (1975) and Jin sha dao (1969). She is married to An-sheng Ku. They have one child. She was previously married to Paul Chang Chung.

22. Helen Ma

Actress | Long ya jian

Helen Ma was born on October 28, 1947 in Hong Kong as Hoi-Lun Ma. She is an actress, known for Deaf Mute Heroine (1971), The Invincible (1972) and The Fate of Lee Khan (1973).

23. Almen Pui-Ha Wong

Actress | Ngoh oi nei

Born in mainland China and moved to Hong Kong at the age of 9. She became a model for Elle magazine in HK in 1990. Her first big acting break was playing an assassin in _Shanghai Grand(1996)_. She has one daughter named Camelot born in August of 2000.

24. Grace Ning Ting

Actress | Wu Ze Tian

Grace Ning Ting is known for her work on Empress Wu (1963), The Love Eterne (1963) and The Pistol (1961).

25. Pei-Pei Cheng

Actress | Wo hu cang long

Pei-Pei Cheng was born on December 4, 1946 in Shanghai, China. She is an actress and producer, known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Lilting (2014) and Come Drink with Me (1966).

26. Ping Ha

Actress | Lie huo zhan che

Ping Ha was born on October 6, 1937 in Hong Kong, China. She is an actress, known for Full Throttle (1995), The Accidental Spy (2001) and Flash Point (2007).

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