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Rae Dawn Chong

Rae Dawn Chong was born February 28, 1961 in Edmonton, Canada to Maxine Sneed and Tommy Chong. After a few film and television spots, Rae Dawn earned a Genie for her performance in Jean-Jacques Annaud's prehistoric-drama Quest for Fire (1981). She played the young, Ivaka prisoner, Ika. Other notables roles include Harpo's girlfriend "Squeek", aka,... See full bio »
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Commando Cindy
The Color Purple
Quest for Fire


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 2017 Five Minutes (Short) (completed)
 2016 Better Things (TV Series)
Patty Donner
- Period (2016) ... Patty Donner
 2015 Drizzle of Hope (Short)
Ms. Johnson
 2014 Knock 'em Dead
Jenny Logan
 2013 Mud Lotus (Short)
 2012 Pegasus Vs. Chimera (TV Movie)
 2012 Shiver
Detective Burdine
 2010 Etta, Kit, and Grace (Video short)
 2010/II Cyrus
 2007 That's So Raven (TV Series)
Lynn Thomas
- The Way They Were (2007) ... Lynn Thomas
 2006 Deadly Skies (TV Movie)
Madison Taylor
 2006 Max Havoc: Ring of Fire
Sister Caroline
 2005 Constellation
Jenita Boxer
 2003-2004 Wild Card (TV Series)
Sophie Mason
- Queen Bea (2004) ... Sophie Mason
- Candy Land (2004) ... Sophie Mason
- Block Party (2004) ... Sophie Mason
- Auntie Venom (2004) ... Sophie Mason
- Backstabbed (2003) ... Sophie Mason
 2002 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Atty. Westland
- A Pretty Good Day (2002) ... Atty. Westland
 2000-2002 Mysterious Ways (TV Series)
Dr. Peggy Fowler
- Something Fishy (2002) ... Dr. Peggy Fowler
- Listen (2002) ... Dr. Peggy Fowler
- MUTI (2002) ... Dr. Peggy Fowler
- A Man of God (2002) ... Dr. Peggy Fowler
- Friends in Need (2002) ... Dr. Peggy Fowler
 2000/I The Visit
 2000 Dangerous Attraction
Ann Rich
 1998 Protector (Video)
 1997 Goodbye America
Special Agent Danzig
 1997 Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)
Tanya Moreau / Tanya
- Spirit Thief (1997) ... Tanya Moreau
- Lights Out! (1997) ... Tanya
 1997 Alibi (TV Movie)
D.A. Linda Garcia
 1996 Starlight
 1996 For Hope (TV Movie)
Woman at Bar (uncredited)
 1996/I Small Time
The Woman
 1996 Mask of Death
Cassandra Turner
 1996 Highlander (TV Series)
Claudia Jardine
- Timeless (1996) ... Claudia Jardine
 1995 Crazy Love (TV Series)
Dr. Call
 1995 Crying Freeman
Detective Forge
 1995 The Break
Jennifer Hudson
 1995 Power of Attorney (Video)
Joan Armstrong
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Karen Heatherton
- The Second Soul (1995) ... Karen Heatherton
 1994 Amberwaves
 1994 Boca
 1994 Boulevard
 1994 Lonesome Dove: The Series (TV Series)
May Lawson
- Firebrand (1994) ... May Lawson
 1993 Father & Son: Dangerous Relations (TV Movie)
 1992-1993 Melrose Place (TV Series)
Carrie Fellows
- End Game (1993) ... Carrie Fellows
 1993 Time Runner
Karen Donaldson
 1993 When the Party's Over
 1992 Nitecap (TV Series)
 1991 Chaindance
Ilene Curtis
 1991 The Borrower
Diana Pierce
 1991 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
Leesa White
- New Blood (1991) ... Leesa White
 1991 Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (TV Movie)
 1990 Amazon
 1990 Curiosity Kills (TV Movie)
 1990 Denial
 1987 Running Out of Luck
Slave Girl
 1987 The Principal
Hilary Orozco
 1987 The Squeeze
Rachel Dobs
 1986 Soul Man
Sarah Walker
 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Circe Lafemme
- Casey at the Bat (1986) ... Circe Lafemme
 1985 Badge of the Assassin (TV Movie)
Christine Horn
 1985 Commando
 1985 American Flyers
 1985 Mick Jagger: Lucky in Love (Video short)
 1983-1985 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Billie Vaughn / Clerk Billie Vaughn / Hooker
- Whistle, Wyler Works (1985) ... Clerk Billie Vaughn
- A Pig Too Far (1984) ... Billie Vaughn
- AIDS & Comfort (1983) ... Billie Vaughn
- Monday, Tuesday, Sven's Day (1983) ... Hooker
 1985 Mick Jagger: Just Another Night (Video short)
 1984 City Limits
 1984 Choose Me
Pearl Antoine
 1984 Fear City
 1984 Beat Street
Tracy Carlson
 1980 Lou Grant (TV Series)
- Lou (1980) ... Adrienne
 1980 Top of the Hill (TV Movie)
 1978 Stony Island
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Rae's paternal grandfather, Stanley Chong, was Chinese, and Rae's paternal grandmother, Lorna Jean Gilchrist, was of Scots-Irish descent. Rae's maternal grandparents, Napoleon Sneed and Willa Carothers, were both the children of African-American immigrants to Canada (their families were from the American South). See more »

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