Henry Golding, Angelina Jolie, Donnie Yen: 10 celebrities born in the Year of the Rabbit


(From left) Henry Golding, Angelina Jolie and Donnie Yen are among the celebrities born in the Year of the Rabbit. Photos: AP

Coming in fourth in the Chinese zodiac sign, the rabbit is historically recognised as the gentlest and luckiest of the 12 zodiacs.

Those born under this sign are believed to be compassionate, artistic, elegant and merciful. They are also said to be peaceful people who despise arguing with others.

If you’re born in the Year of the Rabbit (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011), here are 10 celebrities who may share similar traits with you.

Henry Golding (1987)

Henry Golding was born in Betong, Sarawak. He made his first major film debut in 2018 with the rom-com flick, 'Crazy Rich Asians'. Photos: HandoutHenry Golding was born in Betong, Sarawak. He made his first major film debut in 2018 with the rom-com flick, 'Crazy Rich Asians'. Photos: Handout

Golding certainly made hearts race in 2018 after portraying the hunky Nick Young in Crazy Rich Asians.

The Malaysian-born had a fantastic run last year after being cast in Netflix’s film adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel, Persuasion.

He will be leading the action-packed film, Assassin’s Club, set for release this year.

Outside his acting gig, Golding is known to be thoughtful – a trait commonly associated with those born in the Year of the Rabbit.

During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the actor used his Instagram account to raise awareness on the alarming suicide rates and advised his fans to check up on loved ones.

Donnie Yen (1963)

As one of Hong Kong's top action stars, Donnie Yen is skilled in tai chi, hapkido, taekwondo, kickboxing, judo and Wing Chun.As one of Hong Kong's top action stars, Donnie Yen is skilled in tai chi, hapkido, taekwondo, kickboxing, judo and Wing Chun.

The beloved Hong Kong action star has been booked and busy in recent years.

Since 2019, Yen has starred in multiple projects including Ip Man 4: The Finale, Mulan and most recently, Sakra.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the 59-year-old actor has an estimated net worth of US$40mil (RM176mil). He is touted to be one of the highest paid actors in Asia.

Aside from being a skilled martial artist, Yen is a great dancer too.

According to South China Morning Post, the actor once enrolled for 10 Latin dance classes to help woo his now-wife, Cissy Wang.

Yen is set to star in the highly anticipated John Wick: Chapter 4, slated for a cinema release in March.

Angelina Jolie (1975)

Angelina Jolie is the recipient of multiple accolades including an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards.Angelina Jolie is the recipient of multiple accolades including an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards.

Four decades into her career, Jolie has appeared in over 30 films, and she doesn’t seem to be leaving the spotlight anytime soon.

In 2021, Jolie earned her biggest pay cheque yet after starring as Thena, a warrior with post-traumatic stress disorder, in Marvel’s Eternals.

According to Forbes, the Hollywood star was paid US$35.5mil (RM156.3mil) for her role.

She will be returning as Tigress in Kung Fu Panda 4 set for a March release next year.

Outside of acting, Jolie is an active philanthropist. She has fronted campaigns against sexual violence, is a patron of the Harnas Wildlife Foundation and was a United Nations special envoy for refugees.

Johnny Depp (1963)

Prior to his acting career, Johnny Depp was a guitarist who has featured in songs by Oasis, Aerosmith, Iggy Pop and Marilyn Manson.Prior to his acting career, Johnny Depp was a guitarist who has featured in songs by Oasis, Aerosmith, Iggy Pop and Marilyn Manson.

The past year has indeed been a rollercoaster ride for Depp.

After a nearly two-month trial that pitted the actor against his ex-wife Amber Heard, the court eventually ruled in favour of Depp.

Life for the Pirates Of The Caribbean star seems to be heading for calmer seas now.

Earlier in November, Depp was featured in Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty fashion showcase.

He will portray King Louis XV of France in the upcoming French film Jeanne Du Barry.

Brad Pitt (1963)

Outside of acting, Brad Pitt is interested in art. He has created several sculptures, nine of which are currently being exhibited at the Sara Hilden Art Museum in Tampere, Finland. Photo: AFPOutside of acting, Brad Pitt is interested in art. He has created several sculptures, nine of which are currently being exhibited at the Sara Hilden Art Museum in Tampere, Finland. Photo: AFP

Like his former wife Angelina Jolie, Pitt has an illustrious acting career spanning over 35 years.

Since marking his first major debut in the 1989 slasher film Cutting Class, the actor gained recognition for his versatile performance in films like Mr And Mrs Smith, Once Upon A Time and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button.

Aside from being an accomplished actor, did you know Pitt is also a pilot?

He acquired a private pilot’s license after becoming fascinated with vintage planes.

According to The Daily Mail, the actor owns a World War II-era aircraft for which he earned a special certificate to fly.

Pitt will star opposite Margot Robbie in the comedy-drama film, Babylon, set for release in Malaysia on Feb 2.

Joey King (1999)

Joey King is best known for her performance in Netflix's 'The Kissing Booth'.Joey King is best known for her performance in Netflix's 'The Kissing Booth'.

From starring in her first commercial for Life Cereal at the age of four to becoming the breakout star of 2018 with Netflix’s The Kissing Booth, King has come a long way in her acting career.

According to reports, the actress has been involved in more than 100 commercials by the age of six.

Last year, King worked on four projects including The In Between, The Princess, Bullet Train and Disney’s Hamster & Gretel.

She will take the starring role in Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi movie, The Uglies, set for release this year.

Lee Seung-gi (1987)

Lee Seung-gi gained recognition as an actor after nabbing the leading roles in popular shows like 'Brilliant Legacy', 'Gu Family Book' and 'A Korean Odyssey'. Photo: Lee Seung-gi/InstagramLee Seung-gi gained recognition as an actor after nabbing the leading roles in popular shows like 'Brilliant Legacy', 'Gu Family Book' and 'A Korean Odyssey'. Photo: Lee Seung-gi/Instagram

Last year hasn’t been the best for Lee when a recording leaked by media outlet Dispatch alleged that Kwon Jin-young, the CEO of Hook Entertainment (Lee’s former agency), threatened to kill him.

In a statement last month, Lee’s legal representative confirmed that Hook Entertainment defrauded the artiste of 18 years’ worth of profits.

Despite the unfortunate event, the singer-actor kicked off this year with a bang. On Jan 2, Lee earned a Daesang (Grand Prize) award for his drama The Law Cafe. He’s set to begin filming his big-screen project, Big Family, this year.

Lee Min-ho (1987)

Lee Min-ho Lee is regarded as a top Hallyu star. He was the first Korean celebrity to have a wax figure made in his image at Madame Tussauds in 2013. Photo: Lee Min-ho/InstagramLee Min-ho Lee is regarded as a top Hallyu star. He was the first Korean celebrity to have a wax figure made in his image at Madame Tussauds in 2013. Photo: Lee Min-ho/Instagram

Lee made waves last year after bagging two Golden Derby Awards – Best Drama Actor and Breakthrough Performer Of The Year – for his performance in the critically acclaimed drama, Pachinko.

Aside from his acting skills, the 35-year-old has charmed fans with his kindness, humour and quirky traits. In an interview with Esquire Korea, Lee revealed his strange fear of ... cucumbers!

“I’m really scared of them. I try to avoid places where cucumbers are or I try to get rid of them,” he shared.

Last March, household appliances company Cuckoo Malaysia tapped the actor to be the brand’s ambassador.

He’s set to lead the new rom-com K-drama, Ask The Stars, this year.

Evan Peters (1987)

Evan Peters won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role In A Miniseries/Television Film for his performance in 'Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story'.Evan Peters won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role In A Miniseries/Television Film for his performance in 'Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story'.

Peters made headlines last year after starring in the controversial Netflix series, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which follows the story of the infamous serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer.

Despite being an experienced actor in the horror genre (he’s been leading the American Horror Story series since 2011), Peters shared that playing Dahmer was one of the hardest things he’s had to do in his life.

“I was very scared about all the things he did and diving into that,” he told Netflix.

Peters said he plans to do a rom-com after starring in such an intense role. He will reprise his role as Quicksilver in Marvel’s 2024 superhero flick, Deadpool 3.

Kate Winslet (1975)

Kate Winslet is best known for her role as Rose in the 1997 film, 'Titanic' – the 3rd highest grossing film of all time.Kate Winslet is best known for her role as Rose in the 1997 film, 'Titanic' – the 3rd highest grossing film of all time.

After taking a year off work in 2021 to spend time with her family, Winslet didn’t hold back when gearing up for James Cameron’s blockbuster film, Avatar: The Way Of Water.

The English actress made headlines after holding her breath underwater for over seven minutes while filming a scene, breaking the six-minute record held by Tom Cruise.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Winslet is now worth an impressive US$65mil (RM284.3mil). This makes her the richest among Avatar’s cast, South China Morning Post reported.

With another Avatar movie underway in 2024, Winslet’s worth is certain to reach new heights.

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