Asian American Actressesby donaldsgordon | created - 4 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public
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.
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. ...
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 ...
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
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.
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...
Actress | Alex Cross
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, ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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
Actress | Ocean's Eight
18. Jessalyn Wanlim
Actress | Orphan Black
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...