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Proud Pinoy! 35 Hollywood artists with Filipino blood

  • 35 Filipinos that made it big on Hollywood
  • Artists that represent the Filipino Pride in international projects and the western industry

We all know that there’s a lot of Hollywood artists that have more than a bit of Filipino blood in them.

Here are 35 Filipinos that are currently marking their own spot at the center of the west’s entertainment industry:

Hailee Steinfield

This singer-actress’ great-grandfather is actually Boholano.

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens’ mother is Filipina.


This Step Up 2 star’s father is Filipino.

Anna Maria Perez de Tagle

Anna Maria’s parents are both Filipino.

Nicole Scherzinger

This singer’s father is Filipino.

Shay Mitchell

Actress Shay Mitchell’s mom is from Pampanga

Nicole Gale Anderson

Nicole’s mom was born in the Philippines.

Jessica Sanchez

This American Idol Season 11 runner-up’s mother is from Samal, Bataan.

Jasmine Villegas

Villegas is of Filipino, German, and Irish descent.

Sacheen Padilla

Sacheen Padilla was actually born in the Philippines.

Lalaine Vergara-Paras

Her parents are from Batangas and Pampanga

Shannyn Sossamon

Her maternal grandmother is of Hawaiian and Filipino descent.

Cheryl Burke

This Dancing with the Starts icon a mix of Filipino, Irish, and Russian blood.

Sharon Leal

Sharon’s mother is Filipino

Liza Lapira

She is of Filipino, Chinese, and of Spanish ancestry.

Vanessa Lachey

Vanessa’s mom is Filipina.

Rachel Grant

She was born in Parañaque with her Filipina mom.

Tamlyn Tomita

This Teen Wolf star’s mom has Filipino blood.

Tia Carrere

Tia is of s of Filipino, Chinese, and Spanish ancestry.

Darren Criss

This Glee star and singer is a proud Cebuano.

Steven McQueen

He is the grandson of actor Steve McQueen and actress Neile Adams, a Filipina.

Bruno Mars

This world-renowned singer is a Proud Filipino. In fact, he is a nephew of Filipino actress Ruffa Gutierrez as his grandfather is the cousin of Ruffa’s dad, Eddie Gutierrez.


Apl.De.Ap was born and raised in Pampanga.

Michael Copon

His father is from Cavite.

Enrique Iglesias

This famous singer’s mother is Kapampangan socialite Isabel Preysler.

Reggie Lee

This TV actor was born in Quezon City.

Billy Dec

This Emmy awardee is actually Filipino-American!

Dante Basco

This actor and voice actor has a Filipino-American blood.

Paolo Montalban

Paolo Montalban was born and raised in Manila.

Dave Bautista, Jr.

Know for his screen name ‘Batista’, this wrestling star turned actor is half-Filipino.

Jason Rogel

Jason Rogel is full Filipino.

Vincent Rodriguez III

This Crazy Ex-Girlfriend actor is Filipino-American.

Rob Schneider

This famous comedian is a proud Filipino.

Lou Diamond Phillips

His mom, Lucita Umayam Araña, was born in Candelaria, Zambales.

Jasmine Trias

American Idol Season 3 third runner-up, Jasmine Trias’ parents were from Cavite.

Written by J M

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