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Meg Tilly

Her father is Chinese and her mother is White. She grew up in British Columbia and started dancing lessons at 12. Her goal was to become a professional dancer but a back injury forced her to find another career. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting. Although best known for her performance in movie classic "The Big Chill", her additional film credits include "Psycho II", " Impulse", "The Two Jakes", "Leaving Normal", " The Body Snatchers" and "Agnes of God".


Brandon Baker

He is English, German, Spanish and Filipino according to his bio on NBC.com. He plays Cray on NBC's "One World". In addition to "One World," he is best known for his leading role in the Disney film "Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story." Baker's other leading roles include the Disney Channel films "Johnny Tsunami" and "Punks." As well as the lead role in Nickelodeon's "Hard Hat Harry." He went on to appear in "Songs Like Us," "Cousin Skeeter," "Sparks" and the TNBC series "City Guys."


Lexa Doig

From her website, "My mom is Filipina and my dad is, well, a WASP with Scottish ancestry." Lexa currently plays the title role in "Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda". She has had several movie and television roles, including Rowan in the upcoming release of "Jason X".


Tia Carrere

She is a mix of Hawaiian, Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino ancestry. She is best known for her role as Cassandra in Wayne's World, but has also played prominent roles in several other blockbusters including Rising Sun, True Lies, and High School High. She also starred in the television series Relic Hunter.


Kristin Kreuk

According to her website she is half-Chinese and half-Dutch. She plays Laurel on the TV series Edgemont. Recently, Kreuk starred in the title role for ABC's television movie Snow White. She also plays Lana Lang on the show Smallville on the WB.


Samantha Marie Becker

In an interview with A. Magazine she says, "I'm not only Asian Pacific (Pilipino) but I'm also American Indian, Spanish and mix of other races..." She starred as Maria Lopez in the NBC Saturday morning show, "Saved By The Bell: The New Class". Samantha started her career in television commercials after finishing modeling school at the age of 10. She also co-starred in the feature film "A Pig's Tail", and guest starred on the "Sunset Beach" and "Moesha".


Mark-Paul Gosselaar

His mother is Indonesian and his father is White (Dutch). He is best known for playing "Zack Morris" on the series Saved By the Bell. He also appeared on Hyperion Bay and D.C. Beginning in January 2002, Gosselaar joined the cast of N.Y.P.D. Blue. Gosselaar has also been seen in numerous telefilms including NBC's Princess and the Marine, Dying to Belong, Born in Exile, and Necessary Parties. Other telefilms credits include For the Love of Nancy, Wedding in Las Vegas, and She Cried No. Gosselaar's feature film credits include Dead Man on Campus and the independent film Sticks and Stones. Other film credits include Three Blind Mice, Specimen, Under a Killing Moon, and White Wolves.


Catherine Bell

Her mother is Iranian her father is White (British). She began as a model then set out to become an actress. She soon found herself cast in guest spots on shows like Hercules, Dream On, and Friends. Then landed a major role on the show JAG.


Shannon Elizabeth

According to E! Online her father is Lebanese of Syrian descent and her mother is of French, English, and Native American descent. She appeared in the television series Hang Time, Pacific Blue, My Generation, Step By Step, Blade Squad, USA High and My Generation. Then broke into the movies and made a name for herself in American Pie. After that she went on to star in Scary Movie, Tomcats, 13 Ghosts, American Pie 2 and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.


Shannyn Sossamon

According to Askmen.com she is the daughter of an Anglo-German father and a Filipino-Hawaiian mother. Between DJing and other odd jobs in Los Angeles, Shannyn managed to land the part of Lady Jocelyn; the love interest in 2001's quasi-medieval hit, A Knight's Tale. Since then, she's had notable roles in movies like 40 Days and 40 Nights and The Rules of Attraction.


Keith Cooke Hirabayashi

His mother is Japanese, his father Caucasian with Scottish ancestry. In 1987 this Martial Artist was crowned World champion at the WAKO competition held in Munich, Germany. From 1984 to 1988 he held the top title at the prestigious Bermuda International Grand Championships. Tournament success led to a career in Hollywood, including National Security (2002), Lost Time (2001), Mortal Kombat (1995), Mortal Kombat 2 (1997), Beverly Hills Ninja (1997), and King of the Kickboxers (1991). Today he teaches at Champions Martial Arts in Los Angeles.
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