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Famous Filipino-American

This is a list of famous Filipino Americans.

Amapola - author of Fiction novels: "Coming Home" (Winner of 3 Book Awards), "Promising Skies" among others.
Lynda Barry - mestiza cartoonist, most known for Ernie Pook's Comeek and Marlys, published in Salon.com and other independent papers; she created the prototype for what would become the cartoon hit series, The Simpsons
Eugene F. Castillo - conductor, born in Hollywood, CA, is now the Music Director of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Cultural Center of the Philippines
Tony DeZuniga - co-creator of Jonah Hex
Howard Chua-Eoan - Time Magazine Senior Editor
Drew Gill - Production Artist, Image Comics
Jessica Hagedorn - playwright/author (Mango Tango, "Dream Jungle", "The Gangster of Love", Dogeaters)
Lloyd LaCuesta - South Bay Bureau Chief of KTVU
Cecile Licad - classical pianist
Nick Manabat - creator of Cybernary, comic book artist for Wildstorm Productions
Aimee Nezhukumatathil - award-winning poet and professor
Han Ong - playwright and author; recipient of MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant
Whilce Portacio - created Bishop of the X-Men, co-founder of Image Comics
Romeo Tanghal - comic book artist
Alex Tizon - Pulitzer Prize Winner
Jose Garcia Villa - poet, writer, generationalist; pre-Beat Generation influence
Evita Yumul - photographer, installation artist
Business
Diosdado Banatao - Silicon Valley engineer and businessman
Loida Nicolas-Lewis - chairman and CEO of TLC Beatrice International Holdings, Inc.
Entertainment
Actors
Ruthie Alcaide - MTV Real World Hawaii cast
Alley Baggett - model, actress (half-Filipino)
Dante Basco - actor, director, producer
Darion Basco - actor, director, producer
Anthony Begonia - producer, actor
Gil Rivera Blas - actor
Q Allan Brocka - director, producer, actor, best known for directing the Film Eating Out
Cher Calvin - actress, news anchor, KTLA Morning News
Daniel Campos - (aka Cloud), dancer, actor
Tia Carrere - actress
Phoebe Cates - actress (Filipino maternal grandfather, 1/4 Filipino)
Emy Coligado - actress, (Piama, Francis' wife, Malcolm in the Middle)
Michael Copon - actor, (Blue Ranger in Power Rangers Time Force)
Mark Dacascos - actor, martial artist, Iron Chef America host (1/8 Filipino)
Ava Fabian - actress, model
Trey Farley - actor
Von Flores - actor
Sumi Haru - actress, activist, First National Vice-President of the Screen Actors Guild. National Vice President of the AFL-CIO
Melissa Howard - actress-comedienne(half filipino)
Stella Hudgens - actress
Vanessa Anne Hudgens - (1988) TV star ("High School Musical")/teen idol[1]
Radmar Agana Jao - actor
Cris Judd - actor, choreographer
Lalaine - (1987) TV star ("Lizzie McGuire")[2]
Sharon Leal - actress who played Marylin Sudor on Boston Public
Brandon Lee (porn star) - gay porn actor
Tiffany Limos - actress
Alec Mapa - gay actor and comedian (currently Adam Benet on Half & Half)
Sabrine Maui - adult film star
Meiling Melancon - actress, Rush Hour 2, X-Men 3
Madison Michele - actress and television host, host of Animal Planet's King of the Jungle
Vanessa Minnillo - model, host MTV's TRL (Total Request Live)
Mimi Miyagi (née Melody Damayo) - adult film star, candidate for Governor of Nevada
Paolo Montalban - actor, model, starred as Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat
Troy Montero (né Troy Miller) - actor, model, born in Washington and brother of KC Montero
Nia Peeples - actress
Lou Diamond Phillips - actor, La Bamba
Victoria Principal - actress
Victoria Reca?o - correspondent The Insider, actress CSI- Miami
Ernie Reyes Jr. - actor, martial artist
Rob Schneider - Saturday Night Live performer, actor, comedian (Jewish father, half-Filipina mother); "Mom's family had the better food; Dad's family had the better jokes."
Shannyn Sossamon - actress, 40 Days and 40 Nights, A Knight's Tale
Charmane Star - adult film star
Chuti Tiu - actress, Desire, 24, Dragnet, Beautiful,The Specials (half-Chinese, quarter-Filipino, quarter-Spanish)
Tamlyn Tomita - actress, The Joy Luck Club and Karate Kid 2 (half-Japanese and half-Filipino)
Hervé Villechaize - actor (Tatoo from Fantasy Island)
Singers
Amapola - singer, author, cruise ship headliner
Mig Ayesa - Finalist, Rockstar: INXS reality show; accomplished musical/theatre actor in Australia and England
Joe Bataan - Latin soul legend
Death Angel - Thrash Metal band
Cassie (Cassandra Ventura) - Half-Filipino and half African-American R&B, pop and hiphop singer, and former fashion model. She is best known by her stage name Cassie and for the hit song "Me & U".
Chris Tha Franchize - Rapper
Billy Crawford - recording artist, singer
Kate Earl - singer-songwriter
Jocelyn Enriquez - singer
Enrique Iglesias - singer, international pop star (part Filipino mother)
Rachael Lampa - Christian singer[3]
Allen "apl.de.ap" Pineda Lindo - singer, member of The Black Eyed Peas (Filipino mother)
Melinda Lira - American Idol contestant (season 4)
Jose Penala - American Idol contestant (season 5)
Neal McCoy - country music singer
Josephine “Banig” Roberto - singer, Star Search Winner
Lea Salonga - singer
Nicole Scherzinger - lead singer for the Pussycat Dolls (Filipino father)
Jordan Segundo - singer, American Idol semi-finalist
Jasmine Trias - American Idol contestant (2005 edition)
Camile Velasco - American Idol contestant (2005 edition) [4]
Wrestlers
David Bautista - World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) performer on the WWE Friday Night SmackDown! brand, former World Heavyweight Champion (Filipino father)
Benny Cuntapay - also known by his ring aliases B-Boy. Performer in CZW or Combat Zone Wrestling
Scott Epperson - also known by his ring aliases Scott Lost. Performer in PWG, or Pro Wrestling Guerilla
T.J. Perkins - also known by his ring aliases Pinoy Boy and Puma.
Misc.
Gerald Anderson - Pinoy Big Brother teen housemate.
Cheryl Burke (1984) - professional dancer, partnered with Drew Lachey in Dancing with the Stars[5]
Francine Dee - glamour model
Ronnie del Carmen - story supervisor, Finding Nemo; storyboard artist, Batman: The Animated Series
Dean Devlin - Screenwriter and producer of many films including Independence Day, Godzilla and Stargate, also occasional actor.
DJ Q-Bert - pioneering turntablist
Jerome Fontamillas - guitarist for the Christian rock bands Switchfoot and Fold Zandura (former member of Mortal)
Raquel Gibson (1985) - swimsuit model who was offered Playboy's Playmate of the Month pictorial for November 2005[6]
Kat Gutierrez - model
Kirk Hammett - lead guitarist for Metallica (Filipina mother)
Chad Hugo - music producer and musician; one-half of The Neptunes
Melody Lacayanga - contestant on So You Think You Can Dance
Christine Mendoza - model
Sam Milby - a Pinoy Big Brother housemate, singer, figure skater, actor and commercial model
Vanessa Minnillo - Miss Teen USA 1998, MTV personality
KC Montero (né Casey Miller) - MTV-Asia VJ, TV host, born in Washington and brother of Troy Montero
Rex Navarrete - comedian
Braxton Olita - guitarist, ashlee simpson band(half filipino/puerto rican)
Van Partible - creator/director/writer of cartoon series Johnny Bravo
Joey Santiago - guitarist for the Pixies
Chuti Tiu - America's Junior Miss (first non-Caucasian winner)
Leeann Tweeden - model, television personality
Ryan Conferido - contestant on So You Think You Can Dance
Military
Jose Calugas - Medal of Honor Recipient, WWII
Rudolph Davila - Medal of Honor Recipient, WWII
Edward Soriano - Lieutenant General (3*) of U.S. Army
Antonio Taguba - Major General (2*) of U.S. Army, author of the Taguba Report which uncovered major prisoner abuses in Iraq
Politics
Mariano Laya Armington (1908-1994) - Filipino community and labor leader
Carlos Bulosan - Filipino American author and labor activist
Robert Bunda - first Filipino American legislative president
Romeo Munoz Cachola - Honolulu City Council member
Benjamin J. Cayetano - first Filipino American governor in U.S.
Jose Esteves - mayor of Milpitas, California since 2002; served as a member of the City Council from 1998 to 2002.
Juventino “Ben” Fajardo - Former Mayor, Glendale Heights, Illinois
Mike Guingona - Filipino mayor of Daly City
Michelle Malkin - strongly conservative syndicated columnist
Pablo Manlapit - Filipino labor leader in Hawaii
Ron Menor - Hawaii State Representative
Bobby Scott - U.S. Representative from Virginia (D)
Philip Vera Cruz - Filipino labor leader in California, co-founded the United Farm Workers Union with Cesar Chavez
Sports
Benny Agbayani - New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals baseball player
Chris Aguila - Florida Marlins baseball player (Filipino father)
Eugene Amano - NFL offensive guard/center, Tennessee Titans
Tai Babilonia - Olympic figure skater (African-American mother; Filipino and Hopi-Indian father)
Bobby Balcena - Cincinnati Reds baseball player
Tedy Lacap Bruschi - NFL All-Pro linebacker, New England Patriots
Bobby Chouinard - Baltimore Orioles baseball player
Natalie Coughlin - Olympic swimmer, gold medalist
Victoria Manalo Draves - diver who was first woman to win two gold medals in springboard diving at the 1948 Olympics in London.
Roman Gabriel - former NFL quarterback, Los Angeles Rams
Sunny Garcia - surfing world champion, surfing legend
Malia Jones - surfing model, People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People
Jose Parica - Pool Master
Brandon Vera - UFC Fighter (nicknamed Brandon "the Truth" Vera)
Brian Viloria - US Olympic boxer, former WBC light-flyweight champion
Other
Angela Perez Baraquio - Miss America 2001
Cristeta Comerford - first woman executive chef at the White House. She worked as an assistant chef for 10 years. After a ten-month search, she was appointed by First Lady Laura Bush on August 14, 2005.
Andrew Cunanan - serial killer, murdered Gianni Versace in 1997 before killing himself
Pedro Flores - father of the yo-yo (Donald Duncan purchased the company and renamed it Duncan Yo-Yo Co.)
Andrew Gonzales - Famous Bass Player
Fritz Friedman - Senior Vice President, Worldwide Publicity Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Andrea Jumapao - first Filipino American to participate (on a national level in the United States) in the Miss USA-World 1976 competition held in Boston, MA as Miss Oregon.
Monique Lhuillier - Hollywood Fashion Designer
Loida_Nicolas-Lewis - chairman and CEO of TLC Beatrice International Holdings, Inc., a two-billion-dollar corporation of 64 companies based in 31 countries. TLC is a marketer of ice cream in Spain and the Canary Islands, the leading manufacturer of potato chips in Ireland, and a prime distributor of beverage in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Thailand. As a businesswoman, Nicolas-Lewis was ranked number 1 among the "Top 50 Women Business Owners in America" by the Working Woman magazine (1994)
Hazel Sanchez - correspondent, reporter/anchor for WCBS-TV New York
Michele J. Sison - US ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
Robyn Watkins - Miss Oklahoma USA 2006
Mamangun Triplets- first triplets to attend Virginia Commonwealth University

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