List of Taiwanese Americans
This is a list of notable Taiwanese Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.
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To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Taiwanese American or must have references showing they are Taiwanese American and are notable. Whether Taiwanese Americans should also be called Chinese Americans is a subject of controversy.
Art and design
- Malan Breton, fashion designer
- Wenlan Chia, fashion designer
- Doug Chiang, movie designer and artist
- Oliver Green, fashion designer and Project Runway contestant
- Martin Hsu, artist
- Anna Hu, award-winning jewelry designer
- Jen Kao, fashion designer
- Christine Wang, architect, curator, artist, founder of Wang Museum of Technology
- Alexander Wang, fashion designer
- Samuel Wang, designer and founder of Akufuncture
- Jason Wu, fashion designer
- Fred Chang, founder of Newegg
- Sam Chang, New York hotel developer
- Allen Chao, founder of Watson Pharmaceuticals
- Pehong Chen, founder of Gain Technology and Broadvision
- Steve Chen, founder and CEO of Galactic Computing
- Steve Chen, co-founder of YouTube
- Andrew Cherng, founder of Chinese fast food restaurant chain Panda Express
- Jimmy Chiang, founder of Way Basics
- Ben Chiu, founder of KillerApp.com acquired by CNET
- David Chu, co-founder of Nautica, clothing company
- James Chu, founder, CEO and chairman of ViewSonic
- John Chuang, co-founder and CEO of Aquent
- Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, online shoe store
- Jameson Hsu, co-founder and CEO of Mochi Media
- Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and CEO of NVIDIA, computer graphics card company
- Robert T. Huang, founder of SYNNEX
- Min H. Kao, co-founder of Garmin, billionaire
- Kai-Fu Lee, President of Google China
- Alfred Lin, venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital
- Dan Lin, Hollywood film producer and former Senior Vice President at Warner Bros. Pictures
- Danny Pang, private equity manager, accused of running a Ponzi scheme
- Greg Tseng, co-founder and CEO of Tagged
- John Tu, co-founder Kingston Technologies, billionaire
- Stanley Wang, founder and CEO of Pantronix Corporation
- William Wang, co-founder and CEO of Vizio
- Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo!, billionaire
- Bing Yeh, founder of Silicon Storage Technology and Greenliant Systems
- Louis Ozawa Changchien, actor; he is 1/2 Taiwanese
- Jon M. Chu, film director
- Roger Fan, actor
- Ted Fu, founding member of Wong Fu Productions
- Christie Hsiao, film producer and founder of Serenity Media Group
- Janet Hsieh, model and travel host of Fun Taiwan
- George Hu, actor based in Taiwan
- Eddie Huang, the host of “Fresh Off the Boat” for VICE TV
- Frank Hwang, YouTube celebrity
- Michelle Krusiec, actress
- James Hiroyuki Liao, actor
- Ching He Huang - cooking show host
- Katrina Law, actress; she is 1/2 Taiwanese
- Ang Lee, award-winning director of Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
- Annie Lin, musician and attorney
- Justin Lin, film director
- Vincent Lin, Award-winning filmmaker and founder of Valiant Pictures
- Amber Liu, singer and rapper of the South Korean group f(x)
- Lucy Liu, actress
- Dyana Liu, actress
- Ivan Shaw, actor
- David Shih, actor
- Fang-Yi Sheu, principal dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company
- Will Tiao, actor and producer
- Leehom Wang, singer, actor, and songwriter
- Kevin Wu, YouTube celebrity, contestant of the 17th season of The Amazing Race and finish 7th place with his father, Micheal Wu.
- Raymond Wu, well-known professional poker player
- Welly Yang, actor, playwright, and singer
- Jeff Chang, journalist, hip-hop historian
- Laura Chang, science editor, The New York Times
- Christine Chen, journalist and anchor
- Stephanie Chuang, anchor-reporter at KNTV station
- Connie Chung, journalist and anchor, the second woman ever to anchor a national news program
- Laura Ling, journalist (Mother was Taiwanese; sister of Lisa Ling)
- Lisa Ling, journalist (Mother was Taiwanese; sister of Laura Ling)
- Patty Hou, former news and fashion anchor, current entertainment anchor in Taiwan
- Chiang Nan, newspaper editor
- Chi-cheng Huang, author of When Invisible Children Sing
- Tao Lin, writer
- Eric Liu, writer, a speechwriter of Bill Clinton
- Lan Samantha Chang, writer; director of the Iowa Writer's Workshop
- Jason Chen, singer
- Robert Chen, violinist, Concertmaster of Chicago Symphony Orchestra
- Andrew Chou, member of hip-hop group Machi based in Taiwan
- Evonne Hsu, pop singer based in Taiwan
- Jack Hsu, frontman of The Hsu-nami
- Stanley Huang, singer based in Taiwan
- Chihchun Chi-sun Lee, composer
- Kevin Lien, musician
- Cho-Liang Lin, violinist
- Joseph Lin, first violinist for Juilliard String Quartet
- Victor Lin, pianist
- Amber Liu, singer and rapper from South Korean girl group f(x).
- Jerry Lo, singer-songwriter based in Taiwan
- Wilber Pan, pop singer based in Taiwan
- Fan-Wei Qi, pop singer based in Taiwan
- Vienna Teng, singer-songwriter
- Lara Veronin, vocalist of Taiwanese group Nan Quan Ma Ma
- Leehom Wang, singer-songwriter based in Taiwan
- Vanness Wu, member of boyband F4 based in Taiwan
- Sophia Yan, pianist
- Jason Yang, electric violinist
Politics, law and government
- Ling-Ling Chang, California State Assemblywoman
- Elaine Chao, United States Secretary of Labor in the George W. Bush Administration, wife of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
- Jay Chen, Hacienda-La Puente School Board
- Carol K. Chen, mayor of Cerritos, California
- Lanhee Chen, Policy Director and Chief Policy Adviser to the Romney-Ryan 2012 Presidential Campaign and Hoover Institution Fellow
- John Chiang, California State Controller in 2012
- Shing-Fu Hsueh, mayor of West Windsor Township
- Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California
- John Liu, first Asian American City Councilman of New York City, and currently serving as New York City Comptroller
- Mary Su, mayor of Walnut, California
- David Wu, first Taiwanese American U.S. Representative (D-OR)
- Sherman Wu, civil rights activist and scientist
- Yiaway Yeh, mayor of Palo Alto, California
- Grace Meng U.S. Representative (D-NY)
- Michelle Wu Boston City Councillor At Large 
Science and education
- Steve Chen, computer scientist, supercomputer designer, Cray
- Paul C. W. Chu, physicist, superconductivity
- Steven Chu, 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics, first Asian-American to run one of the 16 national laboratories operated by the Department of Energy (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), current Secretary of Energy of the United States
- Yuan Chang, co-discovered Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) and Merkel cell polyomavirus
- Fan Chung, mathematician
- David Ho, AIDS researcher, Time's Person of the Year
- Feng-hsiung Hsu, the principal designer of the IBM Deep Blue chess machine.
- Henry C. Lee, forensic scientist
- Yuan Tseh Lee, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Professor Emeritus University of California at Berkeley (He was Taiwanese American until 1994 when he renounced his American citizenship to become the President of Academia Sinica)
- Chang-Lin Tien, former Chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley
- Samuel Ting, Nobel Prize in Physics in 1976 
- Sam Wang (neuroscientist), neuroscientist and author
- Pei-Yuan Wei, creator of ViolaWWW
- Henry T. Yang, chancellor, UC Santa Barbara
- Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, a winner of the Turing Award, a prominent computer scientist and computational theorist.
- Nai-Chang Yeh, a world class physicist specialized in condensed matter physics. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Fellow, American Physical Society.
- Chi-Huey Wong, biochemist who was the 2014 Wolf Prize in Chemistry winner for his expertise is bioorganic and synthetic chemistry, especially in carbohydrate chemistry and chemical biology.
- Jeremy Lin, first Taiwanese-American player in the NBA
- Michael Chang, International Tennis Hall of Fame member; youngest male tennis player to win a Grand Slam tournament
- Tora Harris, high jumper; also of African-American descent
- Ariel Hsing, youngest U.S. table tennis national champion
- Vania King, tennis player on WTA Tour
- Kevin Tan, 2008 Olympic Games Men's Gymnastics bronze medalist
- Richard Chen, celebrity chef
- Cindy Chiang, winner of the 19th season of The Amazing Race
- Hank Chien, world champion of Donkey Kong
- Arthur Chu, Jeopardy! contestant
- Tammy and Victor Jih, winners of the 14th season of The Amazing Race
- David Kwang, youngest person to be elected to the President of Taiwan Benevolent Association of New York
- Crystal Lee - beauty queen who was Miss California 2013, the first runner-up in the Miss America 2014 pageant, Miss Chinatown USA 2010, and Miss California Outstanding Teen 2008.
- Wen Ho Lee, nuclear physicist, wrongly accused for espionage and then acquitted
- Wayne Lo, American school shooter
- "Oliver Green."
- "Martin Hsu."
- "Anna Hu."
- "Sam Wang."
- "Fred Chang."
- "Andrew Cherng."
- "James Chu."
- "John Chuang."
- "Stanley Wang."
- "Jerry Yang". Forbes. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
- "Ted Fu." http://taiwaneseamerican.org/census2010/photo.php
- "Frank Hwang".
- "Vincent Lin".
- David Shih's channel on YouTube
- "Stephanie Chuang".
- "Chi-Cheng Huang".
- "Jason Chen".
- "Jack Hsu."
- "Kevin Lien".
- "Victor Lin."
- "Jason Yang."
- "Chang-Lin Tien 1925-2002: a chancellor's extraordinary legacy." UC Berkeley 2003 http://www.coe.berkeley.edu/forefront/images/sp2003.pdf
- "Samuel Ting" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Ting
- "Ariel Hsing."
- Cindy Chiang on YouTube