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 ...

Half-Filipino/Half-black

2. Denyce Lawton

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...

Half-Korean/Half-black

3. Amerie

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 ...

Half-Korean/Half-black

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 ...

Half-Vietnamese/Half-Caucasian

5. Janel Parrish

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 ...

Half-Asian (Chinese)/Half-Caucasian

6. Vanessa Hudgens

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 ...

Half-Asian(Filipino)/Half-Caucasian

7. Katherine Pemberton

Actress | Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Katherine Pemberton is an actress, known for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009).

Half-Asian/Half-Caucasian

8. Serena Dalrymple

Actress | Bata bata paano ka ginawa?

Serena Dalrymple is an actress, known for Lea's Story (1998), Ang tanging Ina (2003) and Ang tanging ina mo: Last na 'to! (2010).

Half-Filipino/Half-Scottish

9. Carla Dunareanu

Actress | Rojak

Carla Dunareanu was born on January 23, 1989 in Essen, Germany. She is an actress, known for Rojak (2016), The Kitchen Musical (2011) and Equals (2015).

Half-Asian/Half-Caucasian

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 ...

Half-Korean/Half-Caucasian

11. Sonja Sohn

Actress | The Wire

Sonja Sohn was born as Sonja Williams. She is an actress and director, known for The Wire (2002), Slam (1998) and Baltimore Rising (2017). She was previously married to Adam Plack.

Half-Korean/Half-black

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 ...

Half-Korean/Half-black

13. Christina Chong

Actress | Johnny English Reborn

Christina Chong was born in Enfield, North London, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Johnny English Reborn (2011), Line of Duty (2012) and Doctor Who (2005).

Half-Asian/Half-white

14. Sophie Wu

Actress | Kick-Ass 2

Sophie Wu was born in 1983 in the UK. She is an actress and writer, known for Kick-Ass 2 (2013), Kick-Ass (2010) and Wild Child (2008).

Half-Chinese/Half-Scottish

15. Noë Sampy

Actress | Yuki & Nina

Noë Sampy is an actress, known for Yuki & Nina (2009), The Lion Sleeps Tonight (2017) and Nights with Théodore (2012).

Half-Asian/Half-white

16. Chipo Chung

Actress | Sunshine

Chipo Chung was born in 1977 in Tanzania. She is an actress, known for Sunshine (2007), Proof (2005) and In the Loop (2009).

Half-Chinese/Half-African

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 ...

Half-Chinese/Half-white

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 ...

Half-Chinese/Half-white

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 ...

Half-Cambodian/Half-French

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 ...

Half-Japanese/Half-white

21. Peta Sergeant

Actress | Iron Sky

Peta Sergeant is an actress and director, known for Iron Sky (2012), Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013) and Satisfaction (2007). She has been married to Rohan Nichol since 2008.

Half-white/Half-Asian

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.

Half-white/Half-Asian (Korean)

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 ...

Half-white/Half-Asian (Chinese)

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 ...

Half-white/Half-Asian

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...

Half-white/Half-Asian

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...

Half-Asian (Chinese)/Half-white

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 ...

Half-Asian (Chinese)/Half-white

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.

Half-white/Half-Asian (Japanese)

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 ...

Half-Japanese/Half-white

32. Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe

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 ...

Half-white/Half-Asian

34. 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...

Half-white (French)/Half-Asian (Vietnamese)

35. Kimora Lee Simmons

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)

41. Haji

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 ...

Half-Asian (Filipina)/Half-white

42. Nicole Scherzinger

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 ...

44. Melise

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 ...

48. Amanda Westlake

Actress | Lethal Weapon

Amanda Westlake was born on April 20, 1990 in Hong Kong as Amanda Katherine Westlake. She is an actress, known for Lethal Weapon (2016), Jane the Virgin (2014) and Stitchers (2015).



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