Famous People

Bruce Lee
Born Lee Jun Fan, on November 27, 1940, in San Francisco, California. His father, a Hong Kong opera singer, moved with his wife and three children to the United States in 1939; his fourth child, a son, was born while he was on tour in San Francisco. Lee’s mother called him “Bruce,” which means “strong one” in Gaelic. [Read more…]

Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan (birth name Kong-sang Chan) was born on April 7, 1954 in Hong Kong. He is a very famous actor and besides that a singer, screenwriter, film director and producer, stunt performer and martial artist. [Read More…]

Walter Kwok Ping-Sheung
Walter Kwok Ping-Sheung, 1950-, born in Hong Kong with family roots in Zhongshan, Guangdong), one of three Kwok brothers (the other two are Thomas, Raymond) that inherited Hong Kong’s giant real estate developer Sun Hung Kai Properties, is the chairman and CEO of that organization. Kwok, along with his brothers, inherited the firm in 1990 following their father Kwok Tak Seng’s death. [Read more…]

Jet Li
World-renowned martial arts master and Asian film sensation Jet Li is currently starring in acclaimed director Yimou Zhang’s Hero, nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film (China). [Read more…]

Andy Lau
A star of over 100 films and one of Asia’s most popular singers, Andy Lau Tak-Wah was born on September 27, 1961 in Hong Kong. He grew up in a very poor area where there was not even running water — the young Tak-Wah had to make up to eight trips a day to collect water for his family. [Read more…]