Half-Asian Actresses...aka Hapa Actresses...by blkguyazngirllove2012 | created - 06 Feb 2013 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
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.
1. 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 ...
Actress | Chicago P.D.
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 (2006) from producer Tyler Perry.
Denyce was born and raised in the New Jersey communities of Belmar and Neptune (familiar to viewers...
Actress | First Daughter
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.
Amerie was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, to Mi Suk, a Korean-born artist, and Charles Rogers, an African-American military man. As a ...
4. 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 ...
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 ...
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. Her mother, Gina Hudgens (née Guangco), an office worker, is from the Philippines. Her father, Greg ...
Actress | Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
Katherine Pemberton is an actress, known for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009).
Actress | Bata bata paano ka ginawa?
Actress | Rojak
10. Lindsay Price
Actress | Club Dread
Lindsay Price was born on December 6, 1976 in Arcadia, California, USA as Lindsay Jalyn Price. She is an actress, known for Club Dread (2004), NCIS (2003) and Purple People Eater (1988). She has been married to Curtis Stone since June 8, 2013. They have two children. She was previously married to ...
11. Sonja Sohn
Actress | The Wire
12. Crystal Kay
Soundtrack | He's Just Not That Into You
Half African-American and Korean, Crystal Kay became one of the youngest RIAJ Certified pop-artists in Japan at the age of 13. With over 3 Platinum Albums and 6 Gold Albums, Crystal Kay is one of the most successful non-group J-pop artists in Japan. Crystal Kay is a Universal Music Artist with ...
13. Christina Chong
Actress | Johnny English Reborn
14. Sophie Wu
Actress | Kick-Ass 2
15. Noë Sampy
Actress | Yuki & Nina
16. Chipo Chung
Actress | Sunshine
17. 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. She burst onto the scene playing the tone deaf Monica Moran in The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), opposite brothers Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges. She has been ...
18. 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 ...
19. Elodie Yung
Actress | The Hitman's Bodyguard
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 ...
20. 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 ...
21. Peta Sergeant
Actress | Iron Sky
22. 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.
23. 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 ...
24. Julia Nickson
Actress | China Cry: A True Story
Julia Nickson was born on 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 six. From the age of seven to ...
Half-white (English)/Half-Asian (Chinese)
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. 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...
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...
28. 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), The Joy Luck Club (1993) and South Pacific (1958). She was previously married to Robert Culp and Dr. Thomas Gaspar Morell.
Half-Asian (Cambodien)/Half-white (French)
29. 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 ...
30. Ann Curry
Actress | 30 Rock
Ann Curry was born on November 19, 1956 in Agana, Guam. She is an actress and producer, known for 30 Rock (2006), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and House of Cards (2013). She has been married to Brian Wilson Ross since October 21, 1989. They have two children.
31. 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 ...
Actress | Final Destination 3
Crystal Lowe was born on 20 January, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. At a young age, Crystal and her family moved to Hong Kong, where she spent a few years, becoming fluent in Cantonese. Because of her natural beauty, Crystal then entered such modeling competitions including "Miss Teen...
Half-Chinese (on her father's side)/Half-white (on her mother's side).
33. Maria Ozawa
Actress | Menculik miyabi
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 ...
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...
Half-white (French)/Half-Asian (Vietnamese)
Actress | Waist Deep
Kimora Lee Simmons was born on May 4, 1975 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Kimora Lee Perkins. She is a producer and actress, known for Waist Deep (2006), Rebound (2005) and For Love or Money (1993). She has been married to Tim Leissner since December 2013. They have one child. She was previously ...
Half-black/1-quarter Korean & 1-quarter Japanese
36. 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, ...
Half - Chinese (father)/Half-white (mother)
37. 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 (2012), alongside Daniel Craig which grossed over 1.11 billion dollars worldwide. Marlohe will continue to expand her presence in the ...
Half-Asian (Cambodian/Chinese, on her father's side)/Half-white (French, on her mother's side)
38. Jessica Henwick
Actress | Game of Thrones
Jessica Henwick is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Nymeria Sand in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011), 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 2: The Legend of Fritton's ...
Half-Asian (mother, who is Chinese-Singaporean)/Half-white (father, who is British)
39. Shannon Lee
Actress | Blade
Shannon Emery Lee (born April 19, 1969) is an American actress, martial artist and businesswoman. She is the daughter of late martial arts film star Bruce Lee and retired martial arts teacher Linda Lee Cadwell, the granddaughter of Cantonese opera singer Lee Hoi-Chuen, and the younger sister of ...
Daughter of Bruce Lee (Asian) and Linda Cadwell (white)
40. Sydney Park
Actress | Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists
Sydney Park is an American actress, comedian, singer, and writer. She is best known for her roles in Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (2019), Santa Clarita Diet (2019) The Walking Dead (2016-2018), Wish Upon (2017), Spirit Riding Free (2017-2019), Instant Mom (2013-2015)
Performed stand up ...
Half-Korean (father)/Half-black (mother)
Actress | Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Haji was a Cando-American actress renowned for starring in Russ Meyer's sexploitation classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965), 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 ...
Soundtrack | Moana
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 ...
Filipino on her father's side/Hawaiian and Ukrainian on her mother's side.
43. Megumi Smisson
Actress | Wives with Knives
Megumi was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, where she first found her love of performance as a nationally competitive figure skater. As a passionate shower singer, she also cultivated her love of music through piano, violin, and voice lessons, participating in school orchestras, choirs, a cappella ...
Actress | The Shannara Chronicles
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, ...
45. 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 ...
46. Aylya Marzolf
Actress | Only for One Night
Aylya Marzolf knew from the moment that she could walk that she wanted to be a performer. If there was a stage in sight, that is where you would find Aylya. Raised between Indonesia and Hawaii with an American father and Japanese mother, Aylya traveled the world before age 6. One of her great ...
47. Nichole Bloom
Actress | Until Dawn
Prior to booking her films "Model Minority" and "Project X," Nichole has done commercial work and modeled for American Apparel. Although she cannot pinpoint the exact moment she realized she wanted to start acting, Nichole recalls that she loved recreating characters and doing funny voices from a ...