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), Stand and Deliver (1988) and The Big Hit (1998). He has been married to Yvonne Boismier Phillips...

2. Mark Dacascos

Actor | Le pacte des loups

Mark Dacascos was born on February 26, 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Mark Alan Dacascos. He is known for his work on Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001), Only the Strong (1993) and Drive (1997). He has been married to Julie Condra since January 5, 1998. They have three children.

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 | The Hot Chick

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. Their mother, Gina Hudgens (Guangco), an office worker, is from the Philippines. Her father, Greg Hudgens...

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 was born on November 13, 1982 in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA as Michael Sowell Copon. He is an actor and producer, known for One Tree Hill (2003), The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior (2008) and Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007).

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 Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2014).

16. Phoebe Cates

Actress | Gremlins

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 | Marley & Me

Alec Mapa was born on July 10, 1965 in San Francisco, California, USA as Alejandro Mapa. He is an actor, known for Marley & Me (2008), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) and Playing by Heart (1998). He has been married to Jamison Hebert since 2008. They have one child.

18. 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 ...

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 was born Shannon Mitchell in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to a Filipino mother and a father of Irish and Scottish descent. Even as a young child, she was interested in the performing arts, declaring to her parents that she would pursue such a career. Shay began dance lessons at the age ...

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, who credits her striking looks to a mix of English, French, Hawaiian, Dutch, Irish, Filipino, and German ancestry, was born Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon in Honolulu, Hawaii. At the age of one, Shannyn and her family moved to a new locale: Reno, Nevada. Her youth was spent at ...

23. Maureen Mendoza

Never Been Kissed

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 Filipines. She was a national gymnast when ...

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, as well as an Emmy Award Winning Entertainment TV/Radio Personality with regular appearances on nationally broadcast programs (ABC, Good Morning America, Today Show, Windy City Live) as an Entertainment and Food Contributor, in addition to hosting a variety of other segments.

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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 and Cody (2005).

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 was born on August 29, 1975 in Pittsburg, California, USA as Danté Roman Titus Basco. He is an actor and producer, known for Hook (1991), Hang Loose (2012) and But I'm a Cheerleader (1999).

32. Paolo Montalban

Actor | The Great Raid

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 as Jessica Elizabeth Sanchez.

35. Jake Zyrus

Soundtrack | 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 was born on July 19, 1968 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Matthew J. Libatique. He is known for his work on Black Swan (2010), Requiem for a Dream (2000) and Pi (1998).

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, known for 21 (2008), Crazy Stupid Love (2011) and Fast & Furious (2009).

39. Chuti Tiu

Actress | Nashville

Chuti Tiu was born on May 16, 1970 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Nashville (2012), Pretty Rosebud (2014) and Rizzoli & Isles (2010). 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 | Easy A

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). Currently residing in Los Angeles, Lalaine is about to release a music album.

42. Eileen April Boylan

Actress | Dakota Skye

Eileen April Boylan was born on May 10, 1987 in Acton, California, USA. 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 | Hi-5

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 a producer, known for Patch Adams (1998), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and Dead Poets Society (1989).

52. Cristeta Comerford

Self | My Life in Food

White House executive chef.



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