Ann Curry – former Today Show host (Japanese, Cherokee, French, German, Scottish, Irish)
Berenice Marlohe – starred in James Bond film Skyfall (French, Cambodian, Chinese)
Betty Nguyen – CBS news anchor (Vietnamese, Scottish)
Booboo Stewart – appeared in The Twilight Saga (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Native American, Russian, Scottish)
Charlyne Yi – cast member of House (Filipino, Spanish, Korean, Mexican, Irish, German, French, Native American)
Cheryl Burke – Dancing with the Stars winner (Filipino, Irish, Russian)
Daniel Henney – starred in Shanghai Calling (Korean, Irish)
Darren Criss – Glee cast member (Chinese, Spanish, Filipino, Irish)
Dean Cain – portrayed Superman on Lois & Clark (Japanese, White)
Ella and Jaden Hiller – former baby Lily on Modern Family (Filipino, American)
France Nguyen – actress who was featured on the 1958 cover of Life magazine (French, Vietnamese)
Fred Armisen – former SNL cast member and co-creator of Portlandia (Venezuelan, Japanese, German)
Johnny Yong Bosch – former Mighty Morphin Power Ranger (Korean, German, Irish)
Keanu Reeves – starred in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and The Matrix trilogy (English, Irish, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, Chinese)
Kelly Hu – first Asian American winner of Miss Teen USA (Hawaiian, Chinese, English)
Kristin Kreuk – played a lead role in Smallville (Dutch, Chinese)
Lindsay Price – appeared in Beverly Hills, 90210 and Lipstick Jungle (Korean, German, Irish)
Lou Diamond Phillips – starred in La Bamba and Stand and Deliver (Scottish, Irish, Cherokee, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian)
Maggie Q – lead character on Nikita (Irish, Polish, Vietnamese)
Mark-Paul Gosselaar – played Zach Morris on Saved by the Bell (Dutch, Indonesian)
Michael Yo – TV host and stand-up comedian (Korean, African American)
Moon Bloodgood – appeared in Terminator Salvation and Falling Skies (Dutch, Irish, Korean)
Nancy Kwan – played a pivotal role in the acceptance of Asian actors in major Hollywood film roles (Chinese, English, Scottish)
Olivia Munn – former Attack of the Show! cohost and correspondent on The Daily Show (Chinese, German, Irish)
Rob Schneider – former SNL cast member (Jewish, Filipino)
Sir Ben Kingsley – starred in Gandhi and Schindler’s List (Indian, British, Jewish)
Steve Byrne – stand-up comedian and star of Sullivan & Son (Irish, Korean)
Tura Satana – starred in in the 1965 film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (Japanese, Filipino, Cheyenne, Scottish)
Vanessa Hudgens – starred in High School Musical and Gimmie Shelter (Irish, Native American, Filipino, Chinese, Spanish)
Vanessa Minnillo – former host of MTV’s Total Request Live (Italian, Irish, Filipino)
Allan Lindo – member of the Black Eyed Peas (Filipino, African American)
Amerie – Grammy nominated singer-songwriter (Korean, African American)
Brendan Buckley – Shakira’s drummer (Korean, Irish)
Bruno Mars – Grammy winning singer-songwriter and producer (Puerto Rican, Filipino)
Cassie – recording artist, model, and dancer (Filipino, African American, West Indian, Mexican)
Doug Robb – Hoobastank frontman (Japanese, Scottish)
Eddie Van Halen – lead guitarist of Van Halen (Dutch, Indonesian)
Enrique Iglesias – one of the best-selling Spanish language artists of all time (Spanish, Filipino)
Jero – the first black enka singer in Japan (African American, Japanese)
Karen O – vocalist for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Korean, Polish)
Kelis – Grammy nominated singer-songwriter (African American, Chinese)
Kirk Hammett – lead guitarist of Metallica (Filipino, Irish)
KT Tunstall – Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Chinese, Scottish)
Lovefoxxx – lead singer of Brazilian rock band Cansei de Ser Sexy (German, Portuguese, Japanese)
Marié Digby – artist who gained popularity on YouTube (Japanese, Irish)
Michelle Branch – Grammy winning singer-songwriter and guitarist (Irish, Dutch, Indonesian, French)
Mike Shinoda – Linkin Park vocalist (Japanese, White)
Ne-Yo – Grammy winning R&B singer-songwriter and producer (African American, Chinese)
Nicole Scherzinger – lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls (Filipino, Hawaiian, Russian)
Norah Jones – one of the best-selling artists of all time (Indian, White)
Sean Lennon – the only child of John Lennon and Yoko Ono (Japanese, Irish, Welsh)
Sean Paul – Jamaican Grammy winner (Jewish, Afro-Caribbean, English, Chinese, Jamaican)
Tyga – American rapper (Vietnamese, African American)
Apolo Anton Ohno – the most decorated American Winter Olympic athlete of all time (Japanese, White)
Bryan Clay – Olympic champion for the decathlon (Japanese, African American)
Daniel Sandrin – Korean Basketball League player (Korean, White)
David Batista – professional wrestler and mixed martial artist (Greek, Filipino)
Devin Setoguchi – Canadian hockey player (Japanese, White)
Don Wakamatsu – former MLB catcher and manager (Japanese, Irish)
Hines Ward – former Pittsburgh Steeler and advocate for the acceptance of mixed-race youth (Korean, African American)
J.R. Celski – speed skater and Olympic medalist (Polish, Filipino)
Kyla Ross – gymnast and Olympic medalist (Japanese, African American, Puerto Rican, Filipino
Leilani Mitchell – WNBA player for the New York Liberty (Filipino, Malaysian, Singaporean, Indian, White)
Marcel Nguyen – German gymnast and Olympic medalist (German, Vietnamese)
Nathan Adrian – swimmer and Olympic gold (Chinese, White)
Phil Younghusband – English soccer player (Filipino, English)
Tiger Woods – one of the most successful golfers of all time (African American, American Indian, Thai, Chinese, White)
Tim Lincecum – pitcher for the San Francisco Giants (White, Filipino)
Travis Ishikawa – first baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers (Japanese, White)
Yu Darvish – Japanese pitcher for the Texas Rangers (Iranian, Japanese)
Chanel Iman – Victoria’s Secret Angel and runway model (Korean, African American)
Devon Aoki – runway model (despite being only 5’5”) and actor (Japanese, German, English)
Jessica Gomes – model and reality TV star (Portuguese, Chinese)
Kimora Lee – model and former president of Phat Fashions (Japanese, African American)
Leah Dizon – American model and singer in Japan (French, Filipino, Chinese)
Monique Lhuillier – fashion designer (Filipino, French)
Naomi Campbell – British supermodel (Jamaican, Chinese)
Nigel Barker – fashion photographer and former model (English, Sri Lankan)
Tyson Beckford – model and actor (Jamaican, Panamanian, Chinese)
Kay One- German Rapper, half phillipine :)
Phoebe Cates (actress/model) is a hapa also.. She is half Filipino, and half Jewish. She starred and co starred in a string of hit movies like gremlins, drop dead Fred, and who could forget Fast Times at Ridgemont High?
Believe it or not but you missed the most famous Hapa: Bruce Lee, his mother was half-chinese and half caucasian (no further info which ethnicity though).
There would also be model and actor Mario Maurer (Chinese/German),
Benjamin Brian Castro (stage name Sebastian Castro, Peruvian/Japanese), actor, singer, visual artist, and YouTube sensation.
Benjamin Tang, model
Thomas Price (Chinese/English), actor
And I don’t know from what level of popularity on you collect but there would also be the following Germans:
Simone Hauswald (German/Korean), biathlete
Jenny-May Nguyen (German/Vietnamese), fantasy author
Ken Miyao (German/Japanese), singer
Thanh Schäfer (German/Vietnamese), youtbe celebrity
There is also singer and dancer Marq Porciuncula who is of fillipino descent and therefore could be a hapa, but I have no proof.
David Alaba – Austrian soccer player (half Nigerian, half Filipino)
The Rock – American Wrestler / Actor (half black nova scotian, half samoan)
wilfredo lam – Cuban painter (afro cuban, chinese and spanish)
Booboo Stewart’s father is of Native American, Scottish, and Russian extraction, while his mother is of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean ancestry. He is co-starring in the next X-Men installment.
James Duval’s father is of Native American, French, and Irish extraction, while his French-Vietnamese mother is a native of Saigon. He is the muse of Gregg Araki and co-starred in the cult film, Donnie Darko.
Janel Parrish from Pretty Little Liars —Hapa..Asian+Caucasion
Shay Mitchell from Pretty Little Liars—Hapa..Fillipina+Canadian
Shay Mitchell- filipino/irish
Hailee Steinfeld- filipino/caucasian
Catherine Guidici- filipino/italian
Natalie Coughlin- Irish/filipino
Cassie Steele- filipino /english
Alexa Steele- filipino/ english
Nicole Gale Anderson- filipino/swedish
Sharon Leal- filipino/african-american
Jessica Sanchez- filipino-mexican american
Roshon Fegan- filipino/african american
Lou Diamond Phillips – His father was an American of Scots-Irish and one-quarter Cherokee descent, and his mother, a native of Candelaria, is of Filipino Chinese descent. http://bit.ly/3zOdTA
Chad McQueen – Actor (Karate Kid), martial artist, race car driver, son of Steve McQueen and Neile Adams (Caucasian, Filipino, Chinese)
New England Patriots Safety. chinese /jamaican
Geoffrey Arend – Actor (Pakistani, German, English)
Johnny Damon, MLB baseball player, winner of World Series with Red Sox, is half Thai (and in fact plays for the Thai national baseball team in international competitions)
Viktor Tsoi http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_tsoi
Legend Soviet singer ,He was half Koryo-saram(Korean Dad),half Russian(Russian Mom).
Perhaps,He is most famous singer who is of Korean descent.
Meiko, the singer-songwriter. I think she is a quarter Japanese.
Brian Lee O’ Maley, creator of Scott Pilgrim,Korean-Canadian mother, French-Canadian father
How about Aline Nakashima (beautiful model) & Cory Lee. Check out “Half Asian” on youtube & you’ll find tons of hapas there!!!!!!!!!!!
Dennis O’ Neil
Johnny Yong Bosch-former Power Ranger and anime voice actor
Cindy Joo- (Half Korean, German, Swedish, Irish and Scottish) Phoebe in Wonderland- Actress/Dancer
Brendon Urie, the lead singer of Panic! at the Disco, is hapa :)
Todd Park Mohr (Half korean / other half, not-to sure of, but of European origin), platinum-selling recording artist, guitarist / singer-songwriter extraodinaire out of Colorado, USA, heads the band Big head Todd & the Monsters. Please add him, he should be on that list.
Just watched NBA, and I remembered that Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra is also Filipino-American.
Tommy Chong (Chinese, Scotch-Irish) comedian, actor
Kirk Hammett (Filipino, Irish) musician
Ricky Steamboat (Japanese, Caucasian) pro wrestling
Heidi Lucas (Chinese, Czech) actress “Salute Your Shorts”
James Yun “Jimmy Wang Yang” (Korean, Caucasian) pro wrestling
Jon Gosselin (Korean, French, Irish, Welsh) “Jon & Kate plus 8”
To the Models/Fashion Entrepeneurs list, you need to add Chanel Iman (half Korean, half African American) and Sen Mitsuji (half Japanese, half Caucasian).
Dichen Lachman – Dollhouse (Australian & Tibetan Mix)
Charlyne Yi of “Paper Heart”, and now on “House”
erm..Steve Jobs was a Hapa. Unfortunately this caught my attention after his sad demise :( He had an American mother and a Syrian father.
Edna Mode is a Hapa
Judith Hill, the former back-up singer for Michael Jackson, is half Japanese and half African-American :]
Brandon Lee, actor and martial artist (Bruce Lee’s son)
Chinese/Swedish and English
Michael Yo, E!News Correspondent, African American/Korean
I’ll post more if I find them! ;)
Ann Curry, co-host of ‘Today’ (half-Japanese)
Crystal Kay (Korean and African American) Singer
Yoon Mi rae – Natasha Reid (Korean African American) Singer/Rapper
Chanel Iman (Korean African American) Model
Ai Uemura (Japanese Italian) Singer/ Rapper
Thelma Aoyama (Japanese Trinidad) Singer
Emi Maria (Japanese Trinidad) Singer
Rachel Stevens ( Filipino Dad , British Mum )
what about Kelsey Chow and Malese Jow. They are both half Chinese actress? Meg Tilly and Jennifer Tilly are Half Chinese from their dad side
Don’t forget Yvonne Elliman who starred as Mary Magdelene in the Broadway and film version of Jesus Christ Superstar, she is also a singer/songwriter. Japanese/Chinese mother and Irish dad. http://yvonneelliman.com
Michaela Meinecke (Half German/Half Pinay)
Helga Krapf (Half German / Half Pinay)
Isabel Blaesi(Half Swiss / Half Pinay)
all are Model in the Philippines
Jade Villalon! she is the singer sweetbox :3 she is Philipino, German and Irish. and a good singer^^
Carmit Bachar, formerly of The Pussycat Dolls
Here’s a pretty cool segment on Kirk Hammet’s Filipino mom. Kirk is half Filipino, half Irish.
Just wanted to share.
“Isn’t Olivia Munn (formerly of G4′s Attack of the Show) a hapa too?”
Yup – half-Chinese, half Irish-German according to Wikipedia.
Check out Andy Suzuki and the Method! Their lead singer is a half-Japanese, half-Jewish singer-songwriter.
Two more names that come to mind, without bothering to do any research:
Alan Gilbert, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic.
Brandon League, pitcher (Seattle Mariners, IIRC)
BJ Penn, UFC fighter
Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist of Metallica
Phoebe Cates, actress in ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’
Cris Judd, choreographer and ex-boyfriend of Jennifer Lopez
Hailee Steinfeld, actress in ‘True Grit’
Shannyn Sossamon, actress in ’40 Days and 40 Nights’
Joyce Luther Kennard (born May 6, 1941) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California. She was born in a Japanese concentration camp in the province of West Java in Indonesia, to a Dutch-Indonesian father and a Chinese-Indonesian mother. English is not her native language; she speaks it with a slight Dutch accent. Appointed by Governor George Deukmejian in 1989 she is the longest-serving justice sitting on the Court, having been retained by California’s voters three times—first to fill the unexpired term in 1990, followed by second and third consecutive twelve-year terms in 1994 and 2006.
How about Devin Setoguchi of the San Jose Sharks? He’s half Japanese. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Setoguchi
Also, on the SF Giants, besides Lincecum, is Travis Ishikawa. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travis_Ishikawa
Finally, former Seattle Mariners manager, Don Wakamatsu, is hapa. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Wakamatsu
Actor Lou Diamond Phillips, birth name: Lou Diamond Upchurch (Young Guns 1&2, La Bamba) Scottish, Irish, Hawaiian, Cherokee, Filipino, Japanese, Spanish and Chinese
Actress Kelly Hu (The Scorpion King, X-Men 2, various TV shows) Chinese, English, Hawaiian.
Music artist Norah Jones, Real Name: Geetali Norah Jones Shankar, Bengali (Indian)/Anglo-American
Actor Sir Ben Kingsley, real name: Krishna Pandit Bhanji, Gujarati Indian/English
Oliva Munn is most definitely a Hapa, her Father is German and Irish and her mother is Chinese.
Also music artist Kate Earl who sings “Melody”, Dutch/Welsh Father and Filipina mother.
As well, comedian/actor Steve Byrne, his father is Irish his mother is Korean.
Edward and Alex Van Halen.
Isn’t Olivia Munn (formerly of G4’s Attack of the Show) a hapa too?
Cheryl Burke from Dancing with the Stars – Filipino, Irish, Russian
Carrie Ann Inaba from Dancing with the Stars – She is part Chinese, Japanese, Irish and African-American
How about Lindsay Price ?
Oh my goodness, and how can I forget Mr. Hotness himself, Daniel Henney?
Pretty comprehensive list! The only addition I can think of is Masuimi Max, pin-up/tattoo model (I believe she’s half Korean, half German).
Nela Panghy-Lee ( Half Korean /Half Hungarian) ( Taff,Nickelodeon TV Germany,Wetten Dass with Thomas Gottschalk)
Ankie Beilke ( Half German / Half Chinese ) Actress ( Wickie )
Phil Younghusband ( Half British / Half Filipino ) Former Chelsea FC Player
David Alaba (Half Nigerian / Half Filipino)… Bayern Munich
Our new White House Chief of Staff Pete Rouse is 1/2 Japanese