Eurasian actors

by Krautenamese | created - 11 Feb 2011 | updated - 07 Nov 2013 | Public

Performers of mixed East Asian/European ancestry.

1. Keanu Reeves

Actor | The Matrix

Keanu Charles Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the son of Patricia Taylor, a showgirl and costume designer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, ...

2. Jennifer Tilly

Actress | Bound

An actress who always attracts audiences' attention, Jennifer Tilly is by turns funny, sexy, compassionate, compelling and often all at once. Her breakthrough movie role tapped into all of those qualities failing singer Blanche "Monica" Moran in Steve Kloves' The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) opposite...

3. Hailee Steinfeld

Actress | True Grit

Hailee Steinfeld was born on December 11, 1996 in Tarzana, California, to Cheri (Domasin), an interior designer, and Peter Steinfeld, a personal fitness trainer. She has a brother, Griffin. Her uncle is Jake Steinfeld, a fitness trainer, and her great-uncle is actor Larry Domasin. Her father is of ...

4. Bruce Lee

Actor | Meng long guo jiang

Bruce Lee remains the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular media. Had it not been for Bruce Lee and his movies in the early 1970s, it's arguable whether or not the martial arts film genre would have ever penetrated and influenced mainstream North American and ...

1/4 German.

5. Maggie Q

Actress | Divergent

Margaret Denise Quigley was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a father of Polish and Irish descent (originally based in New York) and a Vietnamese mother. Her parents met during the Vietnam War. Maggie has two older half-siblings from her mother's previous marriage, and two older sisters. The family ...

One of the few that has actually dated Asian guys.

6. Phoebe Cates

Actress | Gremlins

Phoebe Belle Cates was born on July 16, 1963 in New York City, New York, and raised there. She is the daughter of Lily and Joseph Cates, who was a Broadway producer and television pioneer. Her uncle was director/producer Gilbert Cates. Phoebe is of Russian Jewish, and one quarter Chinese, descent. ...

7. Kelly Hu

Actress | The Scorpion King

On February 13th, 1968, a girl of Chinese, English, and Hawaiian ancestry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father, Herbert, was a salesman and her mother, Juanita, worked many odd jobs to help support the family. She has one older brother, Glenn. She is a former Miss Teen USA, and modeled in Japan...

8. Kristin Kreuk

Actress | EuroTrip

Kristin Kreuk was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Deanna Che, who is of Chinese ancestry, and Peter Kreuk, who is of Dutch descent. Her parents are landscape architects. She attended and graduated from Eric Hamber High School. Although she did some stage work in school, she focused ...

9. Shannyn Sossamon

Actress | A Knight's Tale

Shannyn Sossamon, who credits her striking looks to a mix of English, French, Hawaiian, Dutch, Irish, Filipino, and German ancestry, was born Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon in Honolulu, Hawaii. At the age of one, Shannyn and her family moved to a new locale: Reno, Nevada. Her youth was spent at ...

Much like Keanu, she's 1/4 Asian and 1/4 Hawaiian.

10. Vanessa Hudgens

Actress | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born in Salinas, California. Her family moved to San Diego, California, while she was still a toddler. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress. Their mother, Gina Hudgens (Guangco), an office worker, is from the Philippines. Her father, Greg Hudgens...

11. Kate Beckinsale

Actress | Underworld: Evolution

Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her father was Richard ...

She doesn't look too Asian but she's actually 1/8 Burmese.

12. Meg Tilly

Actress | The Big Chill

Meg Tilly was set on being a dancer, and at 17 connected to the Connecticut Ballet Company and later Throne Dance Theatre. It was in this capacity that she had her screen debut in Alan Parker's Fame (1980). Unfortunately, an injury to her back cut short her plans for a dance career, and a small ...

13. Brandon Lee

Actor | The Crow

Born on February 1, 1965 to Bruce Lee (Martial Arts idol) and Linda Lee Cadwell. Brother to Shannon Lee. In 1970-71, they moved to Hong Kong where Brandon became fluent in Cantonese by the age of 8. He attended Boston's Art-Oriented Emerson College in Massachusetts. He studied Martial Arts and ...

14. Devon Aoki

Actress | 2 Fast 2 Furious

Born in New York but raised in California, Devon Aoki is no stranger to the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Her father is former Olympic wrestler and Benihana restaurant magnate Rocky Aoki and her mother is Pamela Hilburger, a jewelry designer. Devon is of Japanese (from her father) and German ...

15. China Chow

Actress | The Big Hit

China Chow, born in London, is known to divide her time between New York City and Los Angeles. She is the child of late model/designer Tina Chow (who died of AIDS in 1992) and restaurateur Michael Chow (whose Mr. Chow restaurants are the talk of the town in London, Manhattan and Beverly Hills), and...

16. Vanessa Lachey

Actress | Disaster Movie

Vanessa Joy Minnillo was born on November 9, 1980, at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. She is the daughter of Helen Ramos Bercero and Vincent Charles Minnillo, a crew member on an Air Force aircraft (he has since retired). Her father is American, from Ohio, and is of half Italian, one ...

17. Olivia Munn

Actress | The Newsroom

Lisa Olivia Munn was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her mother, Kimberly Schmid, lived in Vietnam, and is of Chinese ancestry, while her father, Winston Barrett Munn, is from a family with deep roots in the American South. Olivia's parents divorced when she was two years old, and she was raised ...

18. Dean Cain

Actor | Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Dean Cain was born Dean George Tanaka in Mount Clemens, Michigan, to actress Sharon Thomas Cain and Roger Tanaka. His mother married his adoptive father, director Christopher Cain, when Dean was three. Though he grew up in Malibu and attended Santa Monica High School, his career plans favored ...

His birth name is Dean Tanaka.

19. Russell Wong

Actor | Romeo Must Die

Russell Wong has earned a reputation as a sexy, charismatic leading man whose good looks are matched by his skills as an actor. The sixth of seven children, Russell Wong was born in Troy, New York; the son of restaurateur William Wong and Dutch-American artist Connie Van Yserloo. When Russell was ...

20. Christina Chang

Actress | Live Free or Die Hard

Christina Chang was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, by her Chinese-Filipino father and American mother. At 17 she moved to the United States to study Theatre & Film in her mother's home state of Kansas and later studied acting in Seattle, USA. Chang went on to gain a Masters of Fine Arts from ...

21. Mylène Dinh-Robic

Actress | The Smurfs 2

Mylène was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. The first time she ever set foot on a stage was at age 13 in a high school production of Shaw's 'Pygmalion'. She survived, and fell in love with acting. She trained in Montreal with actor and mentor Gilles Plouffe and later in Vancouver with Nancy ...

22. Shay Mitchell

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Shay Mitchell was born Shannon Mitchell in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to a Filipino mother and a father of Irish and Scottish descent. Even as a young child, she was interested in the performing arts, declaring to her parents that she would pursue such a career. Shay began dance lessons at the age ...

23. Malese Jow

Actress | The Flash

Malese Jow, originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has developed into an actress, songstress, and entertainer.

Malese began her acting career in 1999 with McDonald's commercials when the head of advertising heard her sing and booked her in several spots and jingles. Then in 2002, at the ripe age of 11, ...

24. Julia Nickson

Actress | Ready Player One

Julia Nickson was born in the beautiful island city of Singapore. Her early years were spent in the vales of Wiltshire, England followed by the red rock canyons of the Zambezi river in Africa, but she returned to Singapore after her father's death when she was only six. From the age of seven to ...

25. Sandrine Holt

Actress | House of Cards

Sandrine Holt made her feature film debut in Bruce Beresford's epic Black Robe (1991), which earned her a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She has starred in such films as Rapa Nui (1994), Dance Me Outside (1994) and Pocahontas: The Legend (1995). In addition, she co-starred with ...

26. Tura Satana

Actress | Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Tura Satana started exotic dancing when she was only 13 years old. She integrated acrobatics, humor, and sensual beauty to her dancing art form. As a dancer, she started doing guest appearances in films such as Our Man Flint (1966) and Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963) and made several films ...

I never try anything, I just do it. Wanna try me?

27. Nancy Kwan

Actress | The World of Suzie Wong

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...

May she forever live in infamy for her role in The World of Suzie Wong, the original Asian ho.

28. Natassia Malthe

Actress | Elektra

Natassia Malthe was born on January 19, 1974 in Oslo, Norway as Linn Natassia Malthe. She is an actress and producer, known for Elektra (2005), DOA: Dead or Alive (2006) and Chaos (2005).

29. Lexa Doig

Actress | Andromeda

Toronto native Alexandra Doig was born on June 8th, 1973, to Filipina mother Gloria and Irish-Scottish father David. Her parents held season tickets to their local theater, and Lexa was inspired to begin acting after seeing a production of "Porgy and Bess" at the age of nine. She dropped out of ...

30. Celeste Thorson

Actress | How I Met Your Mother

Celeste Thorson was born in Orange County, California. and raised throughout New Mexico, Texas & California by her mother, a fine artist and father, a US Marine. Ethnically she is of Korean, Scottish Irish, Lebanese, Apache American Indian, and Spanish descent. She began acting as a child in live ...

31. Jon Foo

Actor | Tekken

Jon Foo Born Jonathan Patrick (Griffin) Foo is of Irish and Chinese Heritage From London England. As a natural athlete Jon was able to find work performing acrobatic feats and demonstrating Martial arts weaponry at events, Festivals (Glastonbury) Commercials, National Idents (BBC) and Film (Shadow ...

32. Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Actor | NYPD Blue

Mark-Paul Gosselaar was born March 1, 1974 in Panorama City, California. His father, Hans Gosselaar, who is from the Netherlands, is of Dutch Jewish and German descent, and was a plant supervisor at Anheuser-Busch. His mother, Paula (van den Brink), was born in Indonesia, of Dutch and Indonesian ...

The most unlikely Eurasian ever!

33. Dichen Lachman

Actress | Lust for Love

Dichen Lachman was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, to a Tibetan mother and Australian father. Until the age of seven, she lived in Kathmandu with her parents and extended family. Following that, she moved to Adelaide, Australia, with her parents. After dropping out of university, Dichen took up acting ...

34. Kelsey Asbille

Actress | The Amazing Spider-Man

Kelsey Asbille Chow is the oldest of three siblings, a younger brother and younger sister. At a young age she studied dance, and grew to love performing. School plays led to community theater, then she was member of the Hammond Select Ensemble, which she has performed with in Italy and other places...

35. Elodie Yung

Actress | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Elodie Yung was born in Paris, France, of Cambodian and French descent. She grew up in Seine-saint-Denis, in Le Bourget, where she practiced karate and obtained her black belt. She graduated from University of La Sorbonne in Paris and has a law degree. She then decided to study acting at London ...

36. Michael Wong

Actor | Transformers: Age of Extinction

Michael Wong has managed to become a star of Asian cinema in Hong Kong despite not even speaking a word of Chinese Cantonese, and he had no training in martial arts; in Asia, the actor known for his starring role in action film Fei hu xiong xin (1994) and Fei hu (1996) where he plays a cop; for ...

37. Chloe Bennet

Actress | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Chloe Bennet is an American actress and singer. She is best know for the ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Bennet was born Chloe Wang in Chicago, Illinois. Her father is Han Chinese and her mother is Caucasian American.

At 15, she moved to China to pursue a singing career under her birth name, ...

38. Sonia Couling

Actress | A Stranger in Paradise

Born in Thailand, half-Thai, half English Sonia, or Pim, as warmly known amongst friends and family, has been working as a professional model since being discovered at age 13. She attended boarding school and University in the UK and worked with Storm Agency landing ads for L'Oreal UK and many ...

39. Moon Bloodgood

Actress | Terminator Salvation

Moon Bloodgood was born on September 20, 1975 in Alliance, Nebraska, USA as Korinna Moon Bloodgood. She is known for her work on Terminator Salvation (2009), Faster (2010) and The Sessions (2012). She has been married to Grady Hall since August 2011. They have one child.

40. Lindsay Price

Actress | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Lindsay Price was born on December 6, 1976 in Arcadia, California, USA as Lindsay Jalyn Price. She is an actress, known for NCIS (2003), Club Dread (2004) and How I Met Your Mother (2005). She has been married to Curtis Stone since June 8, 2013. They have two children. She was previously married to ...

41. Françoise Yip

Actress | AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem

Françoise Yip was born on September 4, 1972 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), Blade: Trinity (2004) and Rumble in the Bronx (1995).

42. Janel Parrish

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Janel Parrish is an American actress and singer who portrayed Mona Vanderwaal in Pretty Little Liars (2010).

She was born Janel Meilani Parrish on October 30, 1988 in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, to parents Joanne (Mew) and Mark Phillip Parrish. Her mother is of Chinese descent and her father is ...

43. Stephany Jacobsen

Actress | Alex Cross

Stephany Jacobsen was born on June 22, 1980 in Hong Kong. She is an actress, known for Alex Cross (2012), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008) and Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007).

44. Darling Narita

Actress | Slam Bam

Darling Narita is an actress and director, known for Slam Bam (2008), Tweeked (2001) and Bang (1995).

45. Kelly Vitz

Actress | Sky High

Kelly Vitz was born on June 10, 1988 in Hollywood, California, USA as Kelly Chen Vitzthum. She is an actress, known for Sky High (2005), Nancy Drew (2007) and The Temerity of Zim (2008).

46. Cheryl Burke

Self | Dancing with the Stars

Cheryl Burke was born on May 3, 1984 in San Francisco, California, USA as Cheryl Stephanie Burke. She is known for her work on Dancing with the Stars (2005), The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005) and Jane the Virgin (2014).

47. Reiko Aylesworth

Actress | AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem

Reiko was born in Chicago, IL.. She and her younger brother were raised by their mother who worked in a methadone clinic and later ran a jail. When Reiko was 13 yrs. old, they met the man who would become her stepfather and would introduce her to acting and theater. The family soon moved to ...

48. Tommy Chong

Actor | Up in Smoke

Tommy Chong was born on May 24, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as Thomas B. Kin Chong. He is an actor, known for Up in Smoke (1978), Zootopia (2016) and Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980). He has been married to Shelby Chong since 1975. They have four children. He was previously married to ...

49. Ian Anthony Dale

Actor | Tekken

Ian Anthony Dale was born on July 3, 1978 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. He is an actor, known for Tekken (2010), The Hangover (2009) and Day Break (2006).

50. Michaela Conlin

Actress | Bones

Michaela Conlin was born on June 9, 1978 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for Bones (2005), Baby, Baby, Baby (2015) and The Lincoln Lawyer (2011).

51. Mandy Amano

Actress | The Sun Devil and the Princess

Mandy Amano was born as Mandy Fujiko Amano. She is an actress and producer, known for The Sun Devil and the Princess (2014), My Girlfriend's Back (2010) and Stefano Formaggio (2014).

Best known as "That Pepsi Girl" for starring in a Superbowl ad for Pepsi.

52. Colin Kim

Actor | The Longest Yard

Colin Kim is an actor and producer, known for The Longest Yard (2005), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) and Day Break (2006).

53. Rob Schneider

Actor | The Hot Chick

Robert Michael "Rob" Schneider (born October 31, 1963) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. A stand-up comic and veteran of the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (1975), Schneider has gone on to a successful career in feature films, including starring roles in the ...

54. Sophie Wu

Actress | Kick-Ass 2

Sophie Wu was born in 1983 in the UK. She is an actress, known for Kick-Ass 2 (2013), Kick-Ass (2010) and Wild Child (2008).

55. Darren Criss

Actor | Glee

Darren Criss was born on February 5, 1987 in San Francisco, California, USA as Darren Everett Criss. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009), Little White Lie (2009) and Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2014).

56. Ann Curry

Actress | 30 Rock

Ann Curry was born on November 19, 1956 in Agana, Guam. She is an actress, known for 30 Rock (2006), Dateline NBC (1992) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). She has been married to Brian Wilson Ross since October 21, 1989. They have two children.

Matt Lauer got her fired.

57. Alexa Chung

Actress | Frock Me

Alexa Chung was born on November 5, 1983 in Hampshire, England. She is an actress, known for Frock Me (2008), Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) and Psychobitches (2013).

The whitest looking Eurasian ever.

58. George Young

Actor | Containment

George Young was born on February 29, 1980 in London, England as George Ng. He is an actor and writer, known for Containment (2016), Grace (2014) and Final Recipe (2013). He has been married to Janet Hsieh since January 26, 2015. They have one child.

59. Jaymee Ong

Actress | Pearl Harbor

Jaymee Ong was born on September 21, 1979 in Australia. She is an actress, known for Pearl Harbor (2001), Gen-X Cops (1999) and The Offering (2016).

60. France Nuyen

Actress | Battle for the Planet of the Apes

France Nuyen was born on July 31, 1939 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France as France Nguyen Vannga. She is an actress, known for Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), South Pacific (1958) and The Joy Luck Club (1993). She was previously married to Robert Culp and Dr. Thomas Gaspar Morell.

61. Steve Byrne

Actor | Sullivan & Son

Steve Byrne was born on July 21, 1974 in Freehold, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Sullivan & Son (2012), Four Christmases (2008) and Couples Retreat (2009).

62. Angela Harry

Actress | Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II

Angela Harry was born in Fukuoka, Japan. She is an actress, known for Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II (1997), V.I.P. (1998) and Strange Luck (1995).