Top Filipino American Celebrities

by MiaPeters501 | created - 30 Mar 2014 | updated - 06 Apr 2015 | Public

Top 50 Filipino American Artists

1. Lou Diamond Phillips

Actor | Courage Under Fire

Lou Diamond Phillips was born on February 17, 1962 in Subic Bay Naval Base, Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines as Lou Diamond Upchurch. He is an actor and director, known for Courage Under Fire (1996), The Big Hit (1998) and La Bamba (1987). He has been married to Yvonne Boismier Phillips since ...

2. Mark Dacascos

Actor | Le pacte des loups

Mark Dacascos is an actor, director, martial artist, and television personality. Whether seen on the big screen or small, playing the good guy or the bad, Mark has been making audience stand up and take notice for many years.

This May, Mark will be seen in highly anticipated film John Wick: Chapter ...

3. 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 ...

4. Rob Schneider

Actor | Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

Robert Michael "Rob" Schneider (born October 31, 1963) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. A stand-up comic and veteran of the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (1975), Schneider has gone on to a successful career in feature films, including starring roles in the ...

5. Vanessa Lachey

Actress | Disaster Movie

Vanessa Joy Minnillo was born on November 9, 1980, at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. She is the daughter of Helen Ramos Bercero and Vincent Charles Minnillo, a crew member on an Air Force aircraft (he has since retired). Her father is American, from Ohio, and is of half Italian, one ...

6. 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 ...

7. 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 ...

8. Dave Bautista

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista, a hairdresser. His father is Filipino, and his mother has Greek ancestry.

When WCW officials told him he'd never make it in sports entertainment, Bautista pushed himself ...

9. Bruno Mars

Soundtrack | Rio 2

Bruno Mars was born on October 8, 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez.

10. Apl.de.Ap

Soundtrack | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Apl.de.Ap was born on November 28, 1974 in the Philippines as Allan Pineda Lindo.

11. Rachel Bilson

Actress | Jumper

Rachel Bilson was born in Los Angeles, to Janice (Stango), a sex therapist, and Danny Bilson. Her father is Ashkenazi Jewish and her mother is of Italian descent. She began acting while still at Notre Dame High School. She graduated high school in 1999 and went to Grossmont College but dropped out ...

12. Enrique Iglesias

Soundtrack | Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler was born in Madrid, Spain, to Spanish singer Julio Iglesias and Spanish-Filipino socialite Isabel Preysler. In 1979, his parents' marriage was annulled. He was eight years old when he moved to the U.S., and at the age of 15, secretly began writing music. He studied ...

13. Lea Salonga

Actress | Mulan

Lea Salonga began her singing career at the age of ten, when she recorded her first album, Small Voice. She also hosted her own musical TV show, "Love, Lea". She starred in "Miss Saigon" and was then offered the role of the singing voice of Jasmine in the Disney film Aladdin (1992). She has ...

14. Michael Copon

Actor | One Tree Hill

Michael Copon is an American actor known for a variety of film and television roles including that of Lucas Kendall in Power Rangers: Time Force and Felix Taggaro in One Tree Hill.

Kick starting his career in 2001, Copon was chosen by the Fox Kids Network to portray Lucas Kendall in Power Rangers: ...

15. Darren Criss

Actor | Little White Lie

Darren Criss was born on February 5, 1987 in San Francisco, California, USA as Darren Everett Criss. He is an actor, known for Little White Lie (2009), Glee (2009) and American Crime Story (2016). He has been married to Mia Swier since February 16, 2019.

16. 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. ...

17. Alec Mapa

Actor | You Don't Mess with the Zohan

Alejandro Mapa, a Filipino-American, got his professional break as "Alec Mapa" when he was cast to understudy, and then succeed BD Wong in the Broadway production of 'M. Butterfly'. Mapa later played the role on the national tour. Mapa would return to Broadway in an adaptation of 'L'Hôtel du libre ...

18. Sharon Leal

Actress | Dreamgirls

Sharon Leal is a military brat. She was born in Tucson, 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 ...

19. Hailee Steinfeld

Actress | True Grit

Hailee Steinfeld was born on December 11, 1996 in Tarzana, California, to Cheri (Domasin), an interior designer, and Peter Steinfeld, a personal fitness trainer. She has a brother, Griffin. Her uncle is Jake Steinfeld, a fitness trainer, and her great-uncle is actor Larry Domasin. Her father is of ...

20. 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...

21. Nia Peeples

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

FYI: I've written my own BIO. To be honest it felt more sincere than pretending like I hired some journalist to do a ton of research and come up with a non biased presentation. So here it goes.

Nia Peeples- What others have said: is an American actress, singer, dancer. For more than 30 years Nia has...

22. Shannyn Sossamon

Actress | Wayward Pines

Shannyn Sossamon is an American actress and director. She is of Irish, French, Dutch, Hawaiian-Filipino, German and English ancestry. Growing up in Reno, Nevada, Sossamon spent most of her youth at a local dance studio. After graduating high school, at age 17, she decided to move to Los Angeles, ...

23. Maureen Mendoza

Actress | The Pink Sneakers Club

Maureen Mendoza was born in 1975 as Maureen Cecilia Mendoza, better known as Maui.

She's a Filipino American Actress born to a Former Filipino International Singer Ofrecila Cecilia Mendoza with her twin sister Ofelia Nuestro in Asia, and Maui's Father is a Chemical Engineer, Mr. Domingo Mendoza. Her...

24. Nicole Gale Anderson

Actress | Beauty and the Beast

Filipino-American actress Nicole Gale Anderson who is popular for her role in Beauty and the Beast (2012) was born in Rochester, Indiana, U.S. on August 29, 1990. Her father is an American born Commander in the United States Navy while her mother is from the Philippines. She was a national gymnast ...

25. Cassie Ventura

Actress | Step Up 2: The Streets

Cassie is a singer, actress, model, songwriter, and dancer. Albums: Me&U, Long Way 2 Go Official Girl ft. Lil'Wayne Is it you

Cassandra is a 5 time National Grand Champion Twirler, because of twirling is how her modeling career started. Cassandra models for Abercrombie, Target, Jcpennys, Walmart, ...

26. Billy Dec

Actor | Entourage

Billy Dec is an Actor, Producer, and Emmy Award Winner with regular appearances on nationally broadcast programs (NBC's Today Show, NBC's Today in Nashville). Founder of Elston Films and the Junior Board for the Lookingglass Theater, Dec is currently producing/starring in a documentary for PBS (to ...

27. Charlyne Yi

Actress | This Is 40

Californian Charlyne Yi has many strings to her bow as an actress, comedian, writer, musician and artist. She grew up in the Inland Empire in California. After attending the University of California, Riverside, she left and began a career as a comedian. Her innovative routine includes jokes, music,...

28. Jose Llana

Actor | Hitch

Jose Llana was born in Manila, Philippines and raised near Washington, D.C. He moved to New York City after high school to attend The Manhattan School of Music Conservatory as a classical voice major. At the age of nineteen, during his freshman year, he landed his first starring role on Broadway in...

29. Cheryl Burke

Self | Dancing with the Stars

Cheryl Burke was born on May 3, 1984 in San Francisco, California, USA as Cheryl Stephanie Burke. She is known for her work on Dancing with the Stars (2005), Toy Story 3 (2010) and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005). She has been married to Matthew Lawrence since May 23, 2019.

30. Ernie Reyes Jr.

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

Ernie Reyes Jr. was born on January 15, 1972 in San Jose, California, USA as Ernest E. Reyes. He is an actor and producer, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991), The Rundown (2003) and Red Sonja (1985). He has been married to Lisa Reyes since November 11, 2009.

31. Dante Basco

Actor | Hook

Dante Basco, born 29th of August 1975 in Pittsburg, California, is an actor and producer, perhaps best known as the voice-actor for Prince Zuko in the beloved animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Also known for his roles in the live-action films Hook (1991), But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) and ...

32. Paolo Montalban

Actor | Cinderella

Born in the Philippines, Paolo is one of two children. The Montalban family moved to America when Paolo was just one year old. He lived in an apartment in Manhattan, and then in New Jersey, where he grew up in a neighborhood surrounded by mostly Filipinos. He grew up in a musical family: his father...

33. Steven R. McQueen

Actor | Piranha 3D

Steven R. McQueen (born Steven Chadwick McQueen; July 13, 1988) is an American actor who plays Jeremy Gilbert on The Vampire Diaries. He is best known for his role on the TV series Everwood. Steven has also starred in a film called Piranha 3-D as Jake Forester along with stars Elizabeth Shue and ...

34. Jessica Sanchez

Soundtrack | American Idol: The Search for a Superstar

Jessica Sanchez was born on August 4, 1995 in Chula Vista, California, USA as Jessica Elizabeth Sanchez.

35. Jake Zyrus

Actor | Here Comes the Boom

Jake Zyrus (known as Charice Pempengco prior to his gender transition) was born in Cabuyao, Philippines. When he was three years old, he witnessed his abusive father point a gun at his mom during an episode of domestic violence. Along with his mother and younger brother Carl, they left their father...

36. Matthew Libatique

Cinematographer | Black Swan

Matthew Libatique is an American cinematographer. He is best known for his work with director Darren Aronofsky on the films Pi (1998), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Fountain (2006), Black Swan (2010), Noah (2014) and Mother! (2017). He also shot Bradley Cooper's directorial debut film, A Star Is ...

37. Reggie Lee

Actor | Grimm

Reggie Lee was born in Quezon City, Philippines as Reggie Valdez. He is known for his work on Grimm (2011), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007).

38. Liza Lapira

Actress | 21

Liza Lapira was born in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for 21 (2008), Fast & Furious (2009) and Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011).

39. Chuti Tiu

Actress | How to Get Away with Murder

Chuti Tiu was born on May 16, 1970 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for How to Get Away with Murder (2014), Nashville (2012) and The Internship (2013). She is married to Oscar Torre.

40. Anna Maria Perez de Tagle

Actress | Fame

Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, is one of today's hottest triple threats with an extensive list of accomplishments including acting, singing, and dancing. The talented rising star opened for the Jonas Brothers Asia 2012 tour. She also concluded her starring role in Godspell on Broadway, the beloved ...

41. Lalaine

Actress | Lizzie McGuire

Lalaine Vergara-Paras, or simply Lalaine, is best known for her role as Miranda Sanchez, Lizzie's (Hilary Duff's) best friend, in the hit TV series Lizzie McGuire (2001) and confirmed to appear in the 2020 restart. Lalaine released her music album "Inside Story" in the year 2003. She currently ...

42. Eileen Boylan

Actress | Dakota Skye

Eileen Boylan was born on May 10, 1987 in Acton, California, USA as Eileen April Boylan. She is an actress and production designer, known for Dakota Skye (2008), Sleepover (2004) and South of Nowhere (2005). She has been married to Ben Seton since June 7, 2013.

43. Brandon Baker

Actor | One World

At 12 years old, Brandon landed his first big break with the starring role of "Mowgli" in Walt Disney's "Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story." It went straight to video and is still being shown domestically as well as foreign. That same year, 1997, he filmed the Disney Channel movie "P.U.N.K.S." where he ...

44. Dean Devlin

Writer | Independence Day

Dean Devlin was born on August 27, 1962 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Independence Day (1996), Godzilla (1998) and Independence Day: Resurgence (2016). He has been married to Lisa Brenner since July 4, 2003.

45. Kimee Balmilero

Actress | Hawaii Five-0

Hawaii born actor Kimee Balmilero has been performing professionally since 1994 thanks to her first paying gig as "Woody Woodpecker" at an Earth Day Fair. Other professional credits include: The 3X Emmy Nominated series "Hi-5," the Original Broadway Cast of "Mamma Mia," "Miss Saigon," and most ...

46. Sean Michael Afable

Actor | Akeelah and the Bee

Sean Michael Afable was born in Southern California on November 20th, 1988, raised in a Filipino and European family. Growing up with 1 brother, his 18 first cousins, and his cat Winston; he enjoyed the life of a big family. Sean graduated Parkridge private high school on November 20, 2005... what ...

47. Jasmine Villegas

Actress | Threat Matrix

Her youthful ambition and undeniable talent have taken Jasmine into other creative arenas. She has been featured in print advertisements for Target National, Mary Kate and Ashley, American Girl, Levi's, Hilary Duff, Robinsons May, Macys, Mervyns, Girl Scouts, Sparklets Drinking Water, Kohls as well...

48. Roshon Fegan

Actor | Greenleaf

Music man and entertainer Ro Shon Fegan began his claim to fame here in Los Angeles at the age of 18 months. His first creative moments of his career was actually a national soda commercial where he collaborated with the musical classic group Boyz II Men. And his momentum for the creative industry ...

49. Rachel Grant

Actress | Die Another Day

Actress Rachel Louise Grant De Longueuil was born on the Island of Luzon in the Philippines. Her mother is Filipino and her father, British. Rachel is the middle of three sisters and grew up in the English town of Nottingham where she and her sisters performed on stage for many years. She attended ...

50. Kirk Hammett

Soundtrack | Spawn

Hammett was born in San Francisco, California on November 18, 1962, to Teofila (Oyao) and Dennis L. Hammett, a merchant seaman. He learned guitar at age 15 and joined Metallica to replace Dave Mustaine in 1982. He has won several Grammys with Metallica and participated in their class action law ...

51. Marsha Garces Williams

Producer | Patch Adams

Marsha Garces Williams was born on June 18, 1956 in Shorewood, Wisconsin, USA as Marsha Lynn Garces. She is known for her work on Patch Adams (1998), Dead Poets Society (1989) and Mrs. Doubtfire (1993).

52. Cristeta Comerford

Self | My Life in Food

Cristeta Comerford is married to John Comerford.



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