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Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng (born 6 August 1962) is a Hong Kong-based Malaysian actress and dancer, well known for performing her own stunts in the action films that brought her to fame in the early 1990s. Born in Ipoh, Malaysia, she is based in Hong Kong and was chosen by People magazine as one of the …

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Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan, SBS, MBE (born Chan Kong-sang, 陳港生; 7 April 1954) is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, filmmaker, comedian, director, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. Jackie Chan has been acting since …

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Billy Blanks

Billy Blanks (born September 1, 1955) is a fitness guru, martial artist, actor, and the inventor of Tae Bo. Born the fourth of fifteen children to a hard-working but poor African-American couple, Isaac and Mabeline Blanks, Billy had few opportunities on the mean streets of Erie, Pennsylvania. Complicating his young life, he was afflicted with …

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Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-fan; 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Chinese American and Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement. He is widely considered by many commentators and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist …

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Bolo Yeung

Yang Sze (Chinese: 楊斯; pinyin: Yáng Sī), better known as Bolo Yeung (born in Guangzhou, China, on July 3, 1938) is a former competitive bodybuilder and a martial arts film actor. Primarily cast as the villain in the movies he stars in, he is best known for his performances as Bolo in Enter the Dragon …

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Donnie Yen

Donnie Yen

Born in the Chinese province of Canton, Yen came to Hong Kong at age two. He lived there until he was eleven, then moved to Boston, MA. He spent his early teenage years there, where his mother, Bow Sim-Mark, a world famous Wushu and Tai Chi master, ran the internationally known Chinese Wushu Research Institute, …

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Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee

Brandon Bruce Lee (李國豪 Cantonese: Léi Gwokhòu Pinyin: Lǐ Guóháo; February 1, 1965 – March 31, 1993) was an American actor of Chinese, English and Swedish descent. He was the son of the late legendary martial arts film star Bruce Lee and his wife Linda Lee Emery. Blackbelt Magazine’s 1993 Man of the Year Brandon Lee was …

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