Half-Asian Actresses...aka Hapa Actresses...

Note: "Hapa" is a Hawaiian term for those who are mixed with an Asian ethnicity and a non-Asian ethnicity. In regards to this list, this is for actresses with one Asian parent and one non-Asian parent.
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Sharon Leal
Actress, Dreamgirls
Sharon Leal is a military brat. She was born in Tuscon, Arizona. Sharon then moved with her parents to the Philippines, till she was 6 years old. She went to prayer-school there. Then, her parents packed up to move back to the US and settled in Fresno, California. Her mother, Angelita, who is Filipino...
“ Half-Filipino/Half-black ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Denyce Lawton
Actress, Castle
Multiethnic (African-American / Korean) actress Denyce Lawton is best known for her four seasons on the six-time NAACP Best Comedy Series Winner series House of Payne from producer Tyler Perry. Denyce was born and raised in the New Jersey communities of Belmar and Neptune (familiar to viewers of the series Jersey Shore and later moved to Washington...
“ Half-Korean/Half-black ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Soundtrack, Hitch
Introduced to most of the world in 2005 with the smash single "1 Thing," triple-threat actress / dancer / singer-songwriter-producer Ameriie continues to evolve. As a young girl she lived in a variety of places, including South Korea, Germany, Texas and Alaska due to her father's US military career...
“ Half-Korean/Half-black ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Maggie Q
Actress, Nikita
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 moved to Hawaii and settled in Mililani...
“ Half-Vietnamese/Half-Caucasian ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Janel Parrish
Janel Parrish is an American actress and singer who portrayed Mona Vanderwaal in Pretty Little Liars. 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 Caucasian. Her sister...
“ Half-Asian (Chinese)/Half-Caucasian ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Vanessa Hudgens
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, a firefighter, has Irish and Native American ancestry...
“ Half-Asian(Filipino)/Half-Caucasian ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
“ Half-Asian/Half-Caucasian ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
“ Half-Filipino/Half-Scottish ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
“ Half-Asian/Half-Caucasian ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
“ Half-Korean/Half-Caucasian ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Sonja Sohn
Actress, The Wire
“ Half-Korean/Half-black ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
“ Half-Korean/Half-black ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
“ Half-Asian/Half-white ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Sophie Wu
Actress, Kick-Ass
“ Half-Chinese/Half-Scottish ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
“ Half-Asian/Half-white ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
“ Half-Chinese/Half-African ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Jennifer Tilly
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 opposite brothers Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges...
“ Half-Chinese/Half-white ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
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. Unfortunately, an injury to her back cut short her plans for a dance career, and a small...
“ Half-Chinese/Half-white ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Elodie Yung
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 Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in London.
“ Half-Cambodian/Half-French ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Devon Aoki
Actress, Sin City
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 and English (from her mother) ancestry...
“ Half-Japanese/Half-white ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
“ Half-white/Half-Asian ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
“ Half-white/Half-Asian (Korean) ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Kristin Kreuk
Actress, Smallville
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 more on her studies. She described herself as shy and boring...
“ Half-white/Half-Asian (Chinese) ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Julia Nickson
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 seventeen,she...
“ Half-white (English)/Half-Asian (Chinese) ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Sandrine Holt
Sandrine Holt made her feature film debut in Bruce Beresford's epic Black Robe, which earned her a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She has starred in such films as Rapa Nui, Dance Me Outside and Pocahontas: The Legend. In addition, she co-starred with Jennifer Garner, Buck Henry and Amanda Peet in 1999...
“ Half-white/Half-Asian ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Shay Mitchell
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 of five...
“ Half-white/Half-Asian ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Nancy Kwan
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. She followed it the next year with the hit musical...
“ Half-Asian (Chinese)/Half-white ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
“ Half-Asian (Cambodien)/Half-white (French) ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
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 by her mother and stepfather...
“ Half-Asian (Chinese)/Half-white ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
“ Half-white/Half-Asian (Japanese) ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Tura Satana
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 and Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? and made several films with low-budget auteur Ted V. Mikels...
“ Half-Japanese/Half-white ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Crystal Lowe
Actress, Insomnia
Crystal Lowe was born on 20th January 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. At a young age, Crystal and her family moved to Hong Kong where she grew up a few years of her life and is now fluent in Cantonese. Because of her natural beauty, Crystal then entered such modeling competitions including "Miss Teen Oriental." She has also been a sunshine calendar girl...
“ Half-Chinese (on her father's side)/Half-white (on her mother's side). ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Maria Ozawa
Actress, Nilalang
Maria Ozawa is a Japanese adult video actress. In Japan, she is referred to as an AV Idol. Her father is French-Canadian and her mother is Japanese but she was raised in Japan and speaks both English and Japanese. She began her career in adult videos in 2005 at the age of 19 and her exotic beauty has made her one of the most popular AV actresses in Japan and abroad...
“ Half-white/Half-Asian ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Anne-Solenne Hatte
Actress, Lockout
Eurasian with dual french and Vietnamese origins, Anne-Solenne Hatte was first discovered by French photographer Jean Baptiste Huynh, whose photos of her attracted her first agent. She appears in advertising for Cartier, Biotherm, Levis, and enrolled in Paris V and the Sorbonne University while she still worked as an actress and model...
“ Half-white (French)/Half-Asian (Vietnamese) ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
“ Half-black/1-quarter Korean & 1-quarter Japanese ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Chloe Bennet
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, Chloe Wang...
“ Half - Chinese (father)/Half-white (mother) ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Bérénice Marlohe
Actress, Skyfall
French actress Bérénice Marlohe first came to international attention when she was cast as the glamorous and enigmatic Severin in the twenty-third Bond film Skyfall, alongside Daniel Craig which grossed over 1.11 billion dollars worldwide. Marlohe will continue to expand her presence in the states on the silver screen...
“ Half-Asian (Cambodian/Chinese, on her father's side)/Half-white (French, on her mother's side) ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Jessica Henwick
Jessica Henwick is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Nymeria Sand in the HBO series Game of Thrones, and Colleen Wing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, making her debut in the Netflix television series Iron Fist. Her film debut was St Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009).
“ Half-Asian (mother, who is Chinese-Singaporean)/Half-white (father, who is British) ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
“ Daughter of Bruce Lee (Asian) and Linda Cadwell (white) ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Sydney Park
Actress, Wish Upon
Sydney Park was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to an Korean American father and African American mother. At the tender age of six, Sydney became the youngest comedian to grace the stage of the world famous Hollywood Improv. Her impeccable timing and her "out of the ordinary" point of view, has made her one of today's funniest females...
“ Half-Korean (father)/Half-black (mother) ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
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, Malese...
“ Half-Asian (father)/Half-white (mother) ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Haji was a Cando-American actress renowned for starring in Russ Meyer's sexploitation classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, in which she made her theatrical film debut. Barbarella Catton was born in Quebec City, Quebec on January 24, 1946, and at the age of 14, began dancing topless. The renamed Haji caught the eye of cinema's "King Leer" while performing as an exotic dancer...
“ Half-Asian (Filipina)/Half-white ” - blkguyazngirllove2012
Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger was born on June 29 in Honolulu, and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. While attending a performing arts high school, she won the Coca-Cola Classic Talent Contest and performed in many plays at The Actors Theatre of Louisville. She then furthered her studies majoring in theater arts at Wright State University before entering the premiere season of the WB's television show...
“ Filipino on her father's side/Hawaiian and Ukrainian on her mother's side. ” - blkguyazngirllove2012