PINOY-BLOODED ARTISTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE

List of imdb-listed personalities with Filipino blood in the international scene. As long as they have made an international project even if they are based in the Philippines, they will be included here.
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Dave Bautista
David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista. 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 to achieve his dream of being a Superstar...
 
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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 Ashkenazi Jewish descent and her mother's ancestry is Filipino...
 
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Phoebe Cates
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...
 
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Nia Peeples
Nia Peeples was born in Hollywood, California, on December 10, 1961. Her family moved to West Covina, California, where she and her two sisters, Paula and Cynthia, grew up. At eight years old she began performing with her family, giving concerts for community groups and conventions and doing dances of different cultures...
 
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Shay Mitchell
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 of five...
 
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Paris Berelc
Paris was born & raised in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Paris started in dance at the age of 4 then competed in gymnastics for 9 years. She started a modeling career when she was 9 with Ford Models Chicago then begun an acting career a few years later. Paris moved to LA at the age of 14 to pursue her acting career...
 
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Shannyn Sossamon
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 a dance studio...
 
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Abe Pagtama
Actor, Lolo Pepe
Abe Pagtama, started taking acting classes, in the early 1970's after he serve in the US Air Force, using his GI Bill, he Attented Theater Of Arts, and Strassberg Acting Academy in LA. After that, he started doing Small Theater, in LA, during that time, he also start doing atmosphere work, during the Black Explotation Movies...
 
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John Butiu
He was born in Davao City, Philippines in March 15, 1972 and moved to the United States at the age of five. He grew up in New York City, Seattle, and Los Angeles where he attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena studying Transportation/Car Design. He is self taught in 3D animation and graphics early in his career...
 
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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 Filipino...
 
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Eden Estrella
Eden Estrella is an American actress born on March 30, 2004 and lives in the Los Angeles area with her parents and two siblings. Her breakout role in Furious 7 as the sassy, young daughter of Agent Luke Hobbs, played by Dwayne Johnson shows that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree as she confronts the charismatic...
 
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Jake Zyrus
Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, better known as Charice, was born in San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines. When she was three years old, she witnessed her abusive father point a gun at her mom during an episode of domestic violence. Along with her mother and younger brother Carl, they left their father in search of a better life...
 
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Enrique Iglesias
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...
 
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Yam Laranas
Cinematographer, The Road
 
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Alexandra Phillips
Actress, Messages
Alexandra Phillips is a passionate and versatile actress from Sydney, Australia. Most recently Alexandra has been announced the winner of the Hollywood Immersive Competition 2015. The competition received over 6,000 applicants and Alexandra's self written monologue scored her a place in the prestigious program. She was flown to Los Angeles to work with esteemed industry heads...
 
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Siena Agudong
Siena received her first big break when she booked the recurring role of "Lulu Parker" on ABC's Texas Ranger drama, "Killer Women", which aired in early 2014. She has since been seen in the recurring role of Tiffany on TVLand's "Teachers", and for the last three years, Siena has been a steady recurring Guest Star known as Natlee on Nickelodeon's "Nicky...
 
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Krischelle Delgado
Actress, To The Beat!
Krischelle Delgado is an American child actress from Southern California. She is an ethnically mixed beauty of Spanish, Filipino, and Caucasian. She first appeared on YouTube's most popular children series, Kids React. Nickelodeon aired the popular television show, now named "React to That" in 2014...
 
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Christine Mascolo
Actress, Serene Valley
Christine Mascolo started to pursue a career in acting at age 9. Within a week of her decision, she was able to get agency representation in her hometown of Denver. A couple of months later, after attending an intensive acting class, she was able to get a talent manager and across-the-board representation with a top agency in Los Angeles...
 
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Klariza Clayton
Klariza Clayton is an English actress best known for her roles in Dani's House as "Sam" and in the highly acclaimed teen drama series Skins as "Karen Mclair" She also appears in the Belgian / American / British teen drama House of Anubis as Joy Mercer. Klariza was born in Hong Kong, China...
 
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Josette Jorge
Actress, Salvation
Josette was born and raised in Vancouver, BC Canada and earned her Theatre Degree from Simon Fraser University. Her parents are originally from the Philippines. Josette is a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nominee and was the first recipient of Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre's Walk of Fame award...
 
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Michelle Maylene
Lovely and petite 5'2" brunette stunner Michelle Maylene was born Michelle Paula Beique on January 20, 1987 in Edwards, California. Her father is French and her exotic dancer mother is Hawaiian and Filipino. Michelle attended Desert High School, where she was the valedictorian of her graduating class...
 
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Carmyn Xoluv
Actress, Like
Carmyn Xoluv is a Los Angeles Native and a graduate of the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. She entered LACHSA as a Dance Major, half way through her freshman year. Through her courses she ventured out into other art forms. She is well trained in dance, voice, and acting for theater as well as television and film...
 
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Christine Corpuz
Christine Corpuz is a Filipino-American actress. She received her MFA in Graduate Acting from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She made her professional acting debut onstage in The Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park Festival in New York's Central Park. Her television debut was a recurring role on the TV show...
 
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Leslie-Anne Huff
Leslie-Anne Delfin Huff was born at the Panorama City Kaiser Permanente Hospital, in Los Angeles, California. She is the youngest child of Larry and Herminia Huff. Her father is from Fort Smith, Arkansas and a courier of Fed-Ex. Her mother is a registered nurse from Manila, Philippines. Leslie-Anne was introduced to the joys of acting and the industry at age 5...
 
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Christina Chang
Christina Chang was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, by her Chinese-Filipino father and American mother. At 17 she moved to the United States to study Theatre & Film in her mother's home state of Kansas and later studied acting in Seattle, USA. Chang went on to gain a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Washington in Seattle...
 
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Kirk Hammett
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 suit against Napster...
 
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Paolo Montalban
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 played the piano...
 
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Diana Lee Inosanto
Diana Lee Inosanto is the daughter of legendary martial artist, Dan Inosanto and Sue Ann Reveal. She is also the goddaughter of global icon, the late Bruce Lee. Dan was such close friends to the late Bruce Lee, that in honor of his friend, he named his daughter, and first child, "Diana Lee". Born in Torrance...
 
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Leeann Tweeden
Born to parents of Spanish, Filipino, and Norwegian ancestry, Miss Tweeden grew up in Virginia as a self-proclaimed "tomboy". After graduating from Osbourn Park Senior High in 1991, she pursued a career in modeling. Upon moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado, she worked briefly as a Hooters waitress before winning her modeling job...
 
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Isa Briones
Actress, Takers
Isa Briones was born Isabella Camille Briones in London, England. Her parents, Jon Jon Briones and Megan Johnson Briones are both actors and singers, and her younger brother, Teo Briones is also an actor. She began modeling in New York at the age of 3, and started acting when her family moved to Los Angeles in 2006. She is best known for her role in the film Takers, playing Matt Dillon's daughter.
 
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Melissa Jane Rodriguez
Actress, Journeyman
Melissa Jane Rodriguez grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area majoring in theatre at San Diego State University and studying drama and physical theatre in Canterbury, England. Her acting career started in 2009 and has included credits in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), the multiple award winning film Lil Tokyo Reporter (2012)...
 
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Rachel Grant
Actress Rachel Louise Grant De Longueuil was born on the Island of Luzon in the Philippines. She is related to British royalty through her grandfather, the late Baron Raymond De Longueuil (second cousin to Queen Elizabeth II of England) whose mother was Ernestine Maude Bowes-Lyon. Rachel is the middle of three sisters and spent much of her childhood in the English town of Nottingham...
 
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Tiffany Panhilason
Actress, Mercenaries
Tiffany Panhilason was born in Bacolod City, Philippines and moved to Elk Grove Village, Illinois when she was 10 years old. As a child she idolized performing in the American cinema, and believed that one day her dreams would indeed be realized. Tiffany first began as a professional dancer, working with huge names like the Black Eyed Peas...
 
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Nikki McKenzie
Actress, Fameless
Nikki Mckenzie was born in the Philippines and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Nikki is most known for her roles as Allison on season three of "The Joe Schmo Show, The Full Bounty" on Spike, The Stalker in "Scare PewDiePie" On YouTubeRed and as an improviser on David Spades "Fameless" on TruTV.
 
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Tara Macken
Born in a car in Kuwait, Tara is a byproduct of her Filipina mother and her Irish father. The Mackens lived in the Middle East until the eruption of the Gulf War, where they then moved to Brunei in Borneo. It was in Borneo where Tara became an outdoor junkie, hashing, flipping and climbing through the jungles of Brunei and Sarawak following toilet paper trails in hopes of a clean car ride home...
 
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Abigail Kintanar
Abigail Kintanar's humble beginnings can be traced back to April 2005 when PAX-TV cast her to star in her own episode for their reality series "Xtreme Fakeovers." This not only marked Abigail "Gail" Kintanar's debut on cable television, but the network featured her to play the lead role in her own reality episode titled "Star Discovery." By June 2005...
 
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Patrick Michael Strange
Actor, model, writer, producer, publisher, photographer, teacher... the list goes on for Patrick Michael Strange... most just call him, The Golden Child... and he is the personification of the multi-hyphenate. He is a creative genius who is able reach deep inside his soul to bare the imagination that lies within us but few of us are able to tap into...
 
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Asia Vitale
Asia Vitale is a Filipina-American actress, singer, entertainer in Los Angeles, CA. As an actress she was cast in The Vagina Monologues all-transgender cast and was featured in the accompanying documentary, "Beautiful Daughters". She was a lead subject in the documentary "Gender Blender", created by the Emmy award-winning producers of HBO's Taxicab Confessions...
 
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Lana Asanin
Actress and TV Personality, Lana Asanin, was born on September 29 in Frankfurt, Germany. She started her career by participating and winning the Miss Montenegro beauty pageant at the age of 17. Shortly after, she was swept up in a career of modeling that took her all over the world to places such as Spain...
 
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Sibyl Santiago
Actress, Sam
For over 30 years, Sibyl has been involved in film, television and stage production both in the US and Asia. Born in San Francisco, lived in Manila and raised in New York City, Sibyl has been an actress since the age of 2 with her first walk on role with mom, veteran actress Lorli Villanueva in Lino Brocka's "Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag"...
 
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Syren
Actress, Sinful Deeds
Gorgeous and voluptuous brunette stunner Syren was born Corina Millado on May 21, 1971 in the Philippines. She was raised by her father in Asia. Syren did some magazine work in Asia, traveled the world, and studied acting and theater at the University of Hawaii. She made her hardcore video debut in her mid 20s in November...
 
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MiG Ayesa
Actor, The Ferals
Being in the Final Three for Rockstar:Inxs is really not where the road started for MiG, but just the continuation of a career that started in Sydney, Australia. Having been in many bands throughout high school, MiG (aka Miguel Ayesa) started his professional performing career as an actor in a pilot for the TV series Mission:Top Secret. His next job was to play 'Ritchie Valens' in Buddy...
 
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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 The King and I as Lun Tha opposite Lou Diamond Phillips and Donna Murphy...
 
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Theadina Von Seyfried
Theadina Von Seyfried, acclaimed actress and model, is best known for her mastery of character portrayal and elegance of stature that illuminates a rare and distinguished screen presence that is awe-striking, electric and profound. Intuitively absorbing the essence of her character, she reflects with...
 
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Nicole Bonifacio
Nicole Bonifacio was born in the East Bay Area, California to Araceli Bonifacio (Mendoza) and Noel Bonifacio, both from Pampanga, Philippines. Bonifacio is of Filipino, Polynesian and Indian descent, and grew up with two brothers, Collen and Nealen. As a kid, Bonifacio loved music and pursued her act as a singer...
 
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Clifford Bañagale
Actor, Brüno
Clifford Bañagale was born in Manila, Philippines and as a young boy his family immigrated to United States. He began singing opera at a very young age and got in involved with musical theater. His passion for live performance led him to his love for acting on screen. He pursued Hollywood while attending The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles...
 
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Lexa Doig
Actress, Andromeda
Toronto native Alexandra Doig was born on June 8th, 1973, to Filipina mother Gloria and Irish-Scottish father David. Her parents held season tickets to their local theater, and Lexa was inspired to begin acting after seeing a production of "Porgy and Bess" at the age of nine. She dropped out of high school in grade 13...
 
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Elle King
Soundtrack, Ghostbusters
Elle was born in 1989. Her mother, London King, was then married to Rob Schneider. Elle grew up back and forth in Ohio and L.A. Elle now resides in Brooklyn, NY and is working on her music career by playing shows and recording in Brooklyn and Harlem. She also works for a tattoo shop called East Side Ink in the lower east side.
 
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Vanessa Hudgens
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, a firefighter, has Irish and Native American ancestry...
 
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Cassie Steele
Toronto native Cassie Steele joins the cast of THE L.A. COMPLEX as Abby. The aspiring Canadian actress is best known for her role as Manny Santos on 10 seasons of the internationally acclaimed drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Cassie was a 2003 nominee and the 2002 winner of a Young Artist Award for Best Ensemble Actor in a TV Series for her portrayal of Manny Santos...
 
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Joy Haven
Joy Haven was born in the Philippines and grew up in Southern California. At a very early age, her passion was entertaining people. She'd belt out songs like Tomorrow from "Annie" for the neighborhood kids. Her love for acting grew when she starred in an elementary school production of Rip Van Winkle in which she played a female version of Rip Van Winkle...
 
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Arielle Jacobs
A California native, Arielle Jacobs, is an actress and vocalist based in NYC. She is starring on Broadway in the musical WICKED, playing "Nessarose" (March 2015-present). She also starred on Broadway as "Nina Rosario" in the four-time Tony & Grammy award winning Broadway musical "In The Heights," opposite composer/creator Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator the new musical HAMILTON)...
 
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Anna Maria Perez de Tagle
Actress, Camp Rock
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 classic from Stephen Schwartz alongside Hunter Parrish and Corbin Bleu...
 
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Natalie Mendoza
Actress, The Descent
Natalie Jackson Mendoza was born in Hong Kong of a Filipina/Spanish Jazz musician father and German/English mother. She had a bohemian upbringing with her six artist siblings living all over the world in Asia, Australia, England and NYC. She was raised as a child in Hong Kong and Australia. She studied Classical Acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School UK and Playhouse West LA...
 
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Edelyn Okano
Actress, Castle
 
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Ashley Argota
Ashley Argota is best known for her role as Lulu in Nickelodeon's hit show, True Jackson, VP, and also as Kelly in Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures. She starred in Disney's hit Broadway musical, "The Lion King", as Young Nala, at only 11 years old. She has appeared on TV shows including iCarly, The Troop...
 
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Jelynn Sophia
Self, The Drop
Jelynn Sophia (also credited as Jelynn Rodriguez) is a TV/Film actress, TV host, dancer and singer. Born and raised in San Diego, California, Jelynn knew she wanted to pursue an entertainment career after singing to a large audience on her very first stage in a local cultural festival at the age of three...
 
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True O'Brien
True O'Brien was born on February 28, 1994 in California. Her mother got her into commercials at a very young age when she was just 5 years old. When she turned 13, she got into modeling. She also did a perfume campaign with Justin Bieber and even appeared as an extra on one of his music videos. In 2012, she guest starred in an episode of Jessie...
 
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Minerva Vier
Actress, New Girl
Minerva Vier is a Eurasian actor, comedienne, voice-over artist and playwright. She was born and raised in the island of Cebu in The Philippines. She received her BFA in Film Studies from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and an MFA in Theater Arts at The Actors Studio Drama School in New York.
 
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Nadine Nicole
Actress, Casual
Nadine Nicole moved the hearts of many in her award-winning role as Julia, in Alex Burunova's award-winning indie film, Lonely Planet, shot in Barcelona. Nadine's performance as the commitment-phobe travel writer earned her Best Actress from the LIFF Awards (Laughlin International Film Festival), alongside Best Film Awards and honorable mentions from Soho...
 
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Jennifer Blair-Bianco
Jennifer Blair-Bianco, a Filipino-American actress and a Chicago native, is stage-trained with a BA degree in Theatre from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Her professional work on stage includes regional theatre companies in the United States such as the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Company, the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival...
 
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Malaya Rivera Drew
Malaya Rivera Drew was born and raised in a very urban neighborhood in Washington D.C. Her parents, both activist lawyers, sent her to public schools with her two brothers. She then attended Middlebury College, where she studied English Literature and Theater. After graduating college, she moved to...
 
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Mallory Low
Mallory Low was born on August 30th 1989. She is a California native. She is Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian and Filipino. She booked several commercials and guest spots on ER and was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno four times. She got her first television series, Just For Kicks on Nickelodeon. Which didn't get picked up for a second season...
 
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Charito Mertz
Charito Mertz was born in Cebu, Philippines to father, Nolito Jarina, a civil engineer and mother, Marcela Jarina, a bank teller. She became a world traveler before entering the first grade, living in locations like Australia and Nauru before heading to the United States. Charito then hopped around places like Chicago...
 
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Annette Eberly
Actress, #SaveHouston
Annette Eberly is a Filipino/American actress, print and commercial model. She became a born again Christian in 2013 and is now a gospel song writer and a guitarist. She loves writing poems and children's books. She is the author of a children's book called, "The Adventure of Cate R. Pillar". She started her acting career on July 2011...
 
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Asia Monet Ray
At only eleven years old, Asia Monet Ray has taken the dance world by storm. Born in Yorba Linda, California, she first took interest in gymnastics when she was just a toddler. Quickly realizing she had a natural athleticism and a love for movement, Asia's parents enrolled her in figure skating lessons...
 
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Asia Jackson
Actress, Modern Family
Asia Jackson is an actress based in Los Angeles, CA. She is of African-American and Filipino descent. An Air Force brat, Asia moved from California to Mississippi when she was just two weeks old. Since then, she'd moved nine times around the world by the time she was thirteen. She spent two years of her elementary studies in Tokyo...
 
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Myrasol Martinez
Actress, Rush
Myrasol Martinez is a Canadian actress born to an East African father and Filipino mother. She enrolled in dance classes at age 3 quickly fell in love and began taking it seriously traveling and competing. This led into modeling and a desire to journey into theater, she began taking classes and performing on small stages...
 
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Uriel Baldesco
Actress, I am Frankie
Uriel Baldesco is known for her portrayal as Lucia Baxter on Nickelodeon's "I Am Frankie." Uriel was born in Tacloban, Philippines and moved to South Florida at a young age. A native-born Filipino, Uriel has been serious about acting since she was 13 years old. When she's not pursuing acting, she enjoys playing guitar, singing, and reading.
 
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Gabrielle Elyse
Over the last few years actress Gabrielle Elyse has quickly become known for her natural talent, charm, beauty, and passion for her craft, positioning her as "one to watch" in the entertainment business. In 2017 she can be seen starring as Hayley Chamberlain (lead) in the horror-comedy series "Snatchers," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the Midnight Episodic Showcase in January...
 
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Anna Valendez
Producer, The Nerd Posse
Anna Valendez is a charismatic TV Host who looks exotic and has a small town charm that gets people to over share and sing out during interviews. Her heritage consists of Filipino, Italian, and Puerto Rican. Born in the Philippines, Anna moved to the United States and was raised in Oklahoma. At the age of six...
 
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Erica Olina
Erica Olina is an artist of a Japanese, Spanish and Filipino descent. She grew up speaking English with an American accent. Being born and brought up in Cebu, Philippines, she is fluent in two Filipino dialects Cebuano and Tagalog. As a unique individual, she is characterized as being sweet, vulnerable...
 
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Kristina Aponte
Actress, Creed
Kristina Aponte was born and raised in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is the oldest of four children. Kristina is of Filipino-American descent and born to parents who were raised in Manila, Philippines. Kristina has always enjoyed the performing arts and was a professional cheerleader/dancer for several Philadelphia sports teams...