Asian American Actresses

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1. Kimiko Glenn

Actress | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Kimiko Glenn was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, where she grew up with her sister Amanda, and parents Mark and Sumiko. She started doing theater when she was ten years old at Valley Youth Theatre and there, began developing her love for performing.

Halfway through her freshman year of college at ...

Orange is the New Black

2. Camille Chen

Actress | Game Night

Camille Chen was born on September 1, 1979 in Taipei, Taiwan. She is an actress and director, known for Game Night (2018), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) and The New Guy (2002). She has been married to Christian Anderson since March 4, 2017.

Californication

3. Phoebe Cates

Actress | Drop Dead Fred

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. ...

Paradise

4. Shay Mitchell

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Shay Mitchell (born Shannon Ashley Mitchell; April 10, 1987) is a Canadian actress, model, entrepreneur and author. She rose to prominence starring as Emily Fields in the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars (2010) (2010-2017).

She was born in Mississauga, Ontario, the daughter of Precious Garcia and...

Canadian, Pretty Little Liars

5. 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 ...

6. 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 Secondary School. Although she did some stage work in school, she ...

Canadian, Beauty and the Beast, Smallville

7. 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 two children.

Day Break

8. 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 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013).

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...

9. 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) and Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007).

Born in Hong Kong, emigrated to Australia

10. Jamie Chung

Actress | Big Hero 6

Jamie Chung was born and raised in California, the daughter of Korean parents. She studied Economics at the University of California, Riverside. Chung's break came in 2004, when she was working in a sports bar. MTV held auditions for The Real World (1992) there, she tried out, and was successful, ...

11. Brittany Ishibashi

Actress | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Brittany Ishibashi was born on November 2, 1980 in Orange, California, USA as Brittany Mariko Ishibashi. She is an actress, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016), Eagle Eye (2008) and Runaways (2017). She has been married to Jeff Horowitz since May 29, 2011. They have ...

Journeyman

12. Linda Park

Actress | Jurassic Park III

Linda Park was born on July 9, 1978 in South Korea. She is an actress and producer, known for Jurassic Park III (2001), Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) and Infestation (2009). She has been married to Daniel Bess since October 11, 2014.

Star Trek Enterprise

13. Lucy Liu

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. ...

14. Eriko Tamura

Actress | Dragonball Evolution

Eriko made her acting debut at age 14 in the highly acclaimed Asian feature film, "Flowerly Afternoon," which was directed by Kazuki Omori, best known in the U.S. for his work with the famous "Godzilla" television series. Eriko rose to fame when she joined the popular TV show "Go with the Wild!" as...

Reaper

15. 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 ...

Nikita

16. Grace Park

Actress | Battlestar Galactica

Grace Park (born March 14, 1974) is an American-Canadian actress. She gained recognition as Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii and Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon on Battlestar Galactica (2004), as well as Shannon Ng in the Canadian television series teen soap Edgemont (2000). From 2010 to 2017, Park starred ...

Canadian born in U.S., Battlestar Galactica

17. Awkwafina

Actress | Ocean's Eight

Awkwafina was born in New York City, New York, USA as Nora Lum. She is an actress and writer, known for Ocean's Eight (2018), Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and The Farewell (2019).

Born 1988

18. Jessalyn Wanlim

Actress | Orphan Black

Jessalyn Wanlim was born as Jessalyn Corsino Wanlim. She is an actress, known for Orphan Black (2013), Scoundrels (2010) and Workin' Moms (2017).

born 1982

19. Constance Wu

Actress | Crazy Rich Asians

Constance Wu was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother is a computer programmer and her father is a college professor. Both are Taiwanese immigrants. Constance grew up in Richmond performing in the local community theatre scene. At sixteen, she moved to New York to study at the famed ...

20. Hiromi Oshima

Actress | Race to Witch Mountain

Deliciously lithe, busty, and enticing brunette knockout Hiromi Oshima was born on January 6, 1980 in Tokyo, Japan. Oshima has a B.A. in communications and speaks fluent English, Spanish, and Japanese. She eventually moved to Miami Beach, Florida and first tried out for "Playboy" magazine scouts ...

21. Miyoko Fujimori

Actress | Private Call

Miyoko Fujimori was born on September 21, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Miyoko Angela Fujimori. She is known for her work on Private Call (2001) and Andromina: The Pleasure Planet (1999). She is married to Jeff Rifkin. They have two children.

22. Lisa Marie Scott

Actress | Ringer

Lisa Marie Scott was born on February 1, 1974, in Pensacola, Florida, the daughter of a Naval dentist from Chicago and a Japanese mother who met while her father was stationed in Okinawa. Born into a military family meant that Lisa moved around quite a bit as a child, living in such places as Guam,...

23. Tia Carrere

Actress | Wayne's World

Tia Carrere was born Althea Rae Janairo in Honolulu, Hawaii. While attending Sacred Hearts Academy, Tia was discovered in a Waikiki grocery store and landed the female lead in the film Aloha Summer. Although her passion has always been singing (grandmother Rae took Tia to her first singing lesson ...

24. Diane Mizota

Actress | Austin Powers in Goldmember

Diane Mizota was born on September 9, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Diane Kiyomi Mizota. She is an actress, known for Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), Cyrus (2010) and The Green Hornet (2011).

25. Cristy Thom

Actress | Best of the Best II

Lovely, busty, and shapely brunette stunner Cristy Thom was born Li-Wah Thom on September 8, 1971 in Los Angeles, California. Thom was raised by her mother after her parents divorced when she was four years old. At age fifteen Cristy dropped out of high school and moved in with her boyfriend who ...

26. Denise Kellogg

Stunts | Big Trouble in Little China

Slim and sexy brunette beauty Denise Kellogg was born Denise Michele Tom on June 12, 1953 in San Francisco, California. Her family moved from California to Hawaii when Kellogg was eight years old. Denise graduated from Kailua High School in Kailua, Hawaii in 1971. She was the Playmate of the Month ...

27. Sung Hi Lee

Actress | The Girl Next Door

Sung Hi Lee was born on April 1, 1970 in Eunpyong-Gu (Gija-Chon), a borough of Seoul, South Korea. She moved to the United States in 1978 and spent a large part of her childhood moving around from city to city. Sung Lee was a studious child and teenager spending more time at the library than at ...

28. Carrie Ann Inaba

Self | Dancing with the Stars

Carrie Ann Inaba was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. She is of Japanese, Chinese, and Irish ancestry, and is the youngest of two children. Carrie Ann grew up dancing the hula (native Hawaiian dance) and other dance forms. She also played the piano and violin and sang in the choir. She ...

29. Patti Yasutake

Actress | Star Trek: First Contact

Patti Yasutake was born on September 6, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Patricia Sue Yasutake. She is an actress, known for Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek Generations (1994) and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992).

30. Sook-Yin Lee

Actress | Shortbus

Sook-Yin Lee was born in 1966 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress and writer, known for Shortbus (2006), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) and Octavio Is Dead! (2018).

31. Ming-Na Wen

Actress | Mulan

Ming-Na ("enlightenment") was born on the island of Macau, forty miles from Hong Kong. Her mother, Lin Chan Wen, divorced her father when Ming-Na was only a toddler. She has an older brother named Jonathan. After the divorce, they moved to Hong Kong where her mother became a nurse. There her mother...

32. Tamlyn Tomita

Actress | The Day After Tomorrow

Tamlyn Tomita was born on January 27, 1966 in Okinawa, Japan as Tamlyn Naomi Tomita. She is an actress, known for The Day After Tomorrow (2004), The Eye (2008) and The Karate Kid Part II (1986).



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