Filipina-Pinay Beauties

by Singsongqueen | created - 26 Sep 2014 | updated - 02 Oct 2014 | Public

list of Actresses with Filipino Background (Philippines)

1. Maureen Mendoza

Producer | Bakers Club

Maureen Mendoza was born in 1975 as Maureen Cecilia Mendoza, better known as Maui.

She's a Filipino American Actress born to a Former Filipino International Singer Ofrecila Cecilia Mendoza with her twin sister Ofelia Nuestro in Asia, and Maui's Father is a Chemical Engineer, Mr. Domingo Mendoza. Her...

2. Cassie Steele

Actress | Degrassi: The Next Generation

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 ...

3. 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 ...

4. T.V. Carpio

Actress | Across the Universe

T.V. Carpio was born in 1981 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA as Teresa Victoria Carpio. She is an actress, known for Across the Universe (2007), Limitless (2011) and The Client List (2012).

5. Edelyn Okano

Actress | Designated Survivor

Edelyn Okano was born on January 7, 1978 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress and writer, known for Designated Survivor (2016), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013) and Grey's Anatomy (2005).

6. Phoebe Cates

Actress | Drop Dead Fred

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. ...

7. Tia Carrere

Actress | Wayne's World

Tia Carrere was born Althea Rae Janairo in Honolulu, Hawaii. While attending Sacred Hearts Academy, Tia was discovered in a Waikiki grocery store and landed the female lead in the film Aloha Summer. Although her passion has always been singing (grandmother Rae took Tia to her first singing lesson ...

8. Shaila Dúrcal

Actress | En plena forma

Shaila Dúrcal was born on August 28, 1979 in Madrid, Spain as Shaila Morales de las Heras. She is an actress, known for En plena forma (1997), The Prettiest Ugly Girl (2006) and Lluvia de estrellas (1995). She has been married to Dorio Ferreira since April 12, 2008.

9. 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 ...

10. Nicole Scherzinger

Soundtrack | Moana

Nicole Scherzinger was born on June 29 in Honolulu, and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. While attending a performing arts high school, she won the Coca-Cola Classic Talent Contest and performed in many plays at The Actors Theatre of Louisville. She then furthered her studies majoring in theater ...

11. Vanessa Lachey

Actress | Disaster Movie

Vanessa Joy Minnillo was born on November 9, 1980, at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. She is the daughter of Helen Ramos Bercero and Vincent Charles Minnillo, a crew member on an Air Force aircraft (he has since retired). Her father is American, from Ohio, and is of half Italian, one ...

12. Vanessa Hudgens

Actress | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

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. Her mother, Gina Hudgens (née Guangco), an office worker, is from the Philippines. Her father, Greg ...

13. Nia Peeples

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

FYI: I've written my own BIO. To be honest it felt more sincere than pretending like I hired some journalist to do a ton of research and come up with a non biased presentation. So here it goes.

Nia Peeples- What others have said: is an American actress, singer, dancer. For more than 30 years Nia has...

14. Shay Mitchell

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Shay Mitchell (born Shannon Ashley Mitchell; April 10, 1987) is a Canadian actress, model, entrepreneur and author. She rose to prominence starring as Emily Fields in the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars (2010) (2010-2017).

She was born in Mississauga, Ontario, the daughter of Precious Garcia and...

15. Steffiana De La Cruz

Actress | Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Steffiana De La Cruz was born on August 28, 1974 in the USA as Stephanie Anna Marie Zantua. She is an actress, known for Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009), Zookeeper (2011) and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015). She has been married to Kevin James since June 19, 2004. They have four children.

16. Malaya Rivera Drew

Actress | Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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 ...

17. Chasty Ballesteros

Actress | The Internship

Chasty Ballesteros was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Chasty Rose Ballesteros. She is an actress, known for The Internship (2013) and Final Destination 5 (2011).

18. Ginger Gonzaga

Actress | Ted

Ginger is an improviser, actor, writer, and director.

In television, Ginger is best known for her role as "Christy" on the Duplass Brothers' critical darling Togetherness (2015) on HBO, "Maggie" on Showtime's Dramedy I'm Dying Up Here (2017), Peggy of FX's Legit (2013), and "Lorena" on Hulu's drama ...

19. Anna Enger Ritch

Actress | The Haunting of Hill House

Recognized for her role of "Joey" on the Netflix hit series, The Haunting of Hill House, created by Mike Flanagan.

Last fall, Anna joined the cast of NBC's critically acclaimed dramatic series, Chicago Med, recurring as "Agent Ingrid Lee." Additional recent credits include CBS's Hawaii 5-0 and CW's ...

20. Sacheen Padilla

Actress | The Lost Archives of Quincy Taylor

Sacheen Padilla was born on March 12, 1976 in the Philippines as Sacheen Silver Padilla. She is an actress, known for The Lost Archives of Quincy Taylor (2009), The Young and the Restless (1973) and Revenge (2011).

21. Sandra McCoy

Actress | Cry Wolf

Sandra McCoy was born and raised in San Jose, California. Her mother, Madeline McCoy, was a high school P.E. teacher, tennis coach, and aerobics instructor. Her father, Gary McCoy, was the director of database management at the county Sherrif's Department and a private pilot. Her brother, who was ...

22. Mallory Low

Ad Astra

Mallory is a multi-ethnic (Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and Hawaiian- American) singer, songwriter, actress, director and performer. She began her acting career with a lead role in the Nickelodeon series, Just For Kicks, a recurring on Lincoln Heights and The Secret Life of an American Teenager just...

23. Nicole Gale Anderson

Actress | Beauty and the Beast

Filipino-American actress Nicole Gale Anderson who is popular for her role in Beauty and the Beast (2012) was born in Rochester, Indiana, U.S. on August 29, 1990. Her father is an American born Commander in the United States Navy while her mother is from Filipines. She was a national gymnast when ...

24. Shannyn Sossamon

Actress | Wayward Pines

Shannyn Sossamon is an American actress. She was raised in Reno, Nevada. Her ancestry is Irish, French, Dutch, Hawaiian-Filipino, German and English. Her first love was dance and she spent most of her youth at a local dance studio. At age 17, she decided to move to Los Angeles, California to pursue...

25. Mei Melançon

Actress | X-Men: The Last Stand

Meiling Melançon was born to a Chinese/Japanese father and French mother, but was raised by her step-father who is American. Her childhood was spent in countries in Asia and Europe. At the age of five she learned to play guitar and was in a Summer children's band called The Blossoms that toured ...

26. Cheryl Burke

Self | Dancing with the Stars

Cheryl Burke was born on May 3, 1984 in San Francisco, California, USA as Cheryl Stephanie Burke. She is known for her work on Dancing with the Stars (2005), Toy Story 3 (2010) and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005). She has been married to Matthew Lawrence since May 23, 2019.

27. Rachel Grant

Actress | Die Another Day

Actress Rachel Louise Grant De Longueuil was born on the Island of Luzon in the Philippines. Her mother is Filipino and her father, British. Rachel is the middle of three sisters and grew up in the English town of Nottingham where she and her sisters performed on stage for many years. She attended ...

28. Ashanti

Actress | Coach Carter

Ashanti was born on October 13, 1980 in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, USA as Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas. She is an actress, known for Coach Carter (2005), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) and John Tucker Must Die (2006).

29. Ashley Argota

Actress | Lab Rats

Ashley Argota is best known for her role as Lulu in Nickelodeon's hit show, True Jackson, VP (2008), and also as Kelly in Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures (2011). 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 ...

30. Kimee Balmilero

Actress | Hawaii Five-0

Hawaii born actor Kimee Balmilero has been performing professionally since 1994 thanks to her first paying gig as "Woody Woodpecker" at an Earth Day Fair. Other professional credits include: The 3X Emmy Nominated series "Hi-5," the Original Broadway Cast of "Mamma Mia," "Miss Saigon," and most ...

31. Jasmine Villegas

Actress | Threat Matrix

Her youthful ambition and undeniable talent have taken Jasmine into other creative arenas. She has been featured in print advertisements for Target National, Mary Kate and Ashley, American Girl, Levi's, Hilary Duff, Robinsons May, Macys, Mervyns, Girl Scouts, Sparklets Drinking Water, Kohls as well...

32. Joanna Bacalso

Actress | Dude, Where's My Car?

Joanna Bacalso was born on August 10, 1976 in Cebu, Philippines. She is an actress, known for Dude, Where's My Car? (2000), Bedazzled (2000) and Snow Dogs (2002). She has been married to Matthew Garel since 1998. They have one child.

33. Joy Bisco

Actress | Not Another Teen Movie

Joy made her feature film debut in a movie called, what else, The Debut. The film is one of the first Filipino American stories to be told on the big screen and was filmed in 1997. In the movie she plays Annabelle Manalo, the love interest to Dante Basco's Ben. Joy enjoyed working opposite Dante, ...

34. Christina Chang

Actress | Live Free or Die Hard

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 ...

35. Drea Castro

Actress | Act of Valor

Drea Castro was born on July 29, 1984 in the Philippines. She is an actress and producer, known for Act of Valor (2012), Paulina (2012) and I Think I Love My Wife (2007).

36. Liza Del Mundo

Actress | W.I.T.C.H.

Liza Del Mundo was born on March 8, 1975 in San Diego, California, USA. She is an actress, known for W.I.T.C.H. (2004), People Like Us (2012) and ER (1994). She has been married to Mark Vencer since February 10, 2001. They have three children.

37. Diana Lee Inosanto

Spy

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...

38. Thia Megia

Actress | Totally Funny

Thia Megia was born as Thialorei Lising Megia. She is an actress, known for Totally Funny (2017), Tails of the Blue (2017) and Days of Our Lives (1965).

39. Natalie Mendoza

Actress | The Descent

Natalie Jackson Mendoza was born in Hong Kong of a Filipino/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 ...

40. Jessica Rey

Actress | Power Rangers Wild Force

Daughter of an Army vet, Jessica was born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. She is the middle child to an older brother, David, and a younger sister, Jackie. When she was 3, her family relocated to San Francisco, California until she was 12 years old. They moved to Anaheim, California where Jessica ...

41. Tura Satana

Actress | Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Tura Satana started exotic dancing when she was only 13 years old. She integrated acrobatics, humor, and sensual beauty to her dancing art form. As a dancer, she started doing guest appearances in films such as Our Man Flint (1966) and Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963) and made several films ...

42. Lea Salonga

Actress | Mulan

Lea Salonga began her singing career at the age of ten, when she recorded her first album, Small Voice. She also hosted her own musical TV show, "Love, Lea". She starred in "Miss Saigon" and was then offered the role of the singing voice of Jasmine in the Disney film Aladdin (1992). She has ...

43. Camile Velasco

Actress | The Big V

Camile Velasco was born on September 1, 1985 in Makati City, Philippines as Ciara-Camile Roque Valesco.

44. Liza Lapira

Actress | 21

Liza Lapira was born in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for 21 (2008), Fast & Furious (2009) and Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011).

45. Anna Maria Perez de Tagle

Actress | Fame

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 ...

46. Jessica Sanchez

Soundtrack | American Idol: The Search for a Superstar

Jessica Sanchez was born as Jessica Elizabeth Sanchez.

47. Lalaine

Actress | Easy A

Lalaine Vergara-Paras, or simply Lalaine, is best known for her role as Miranda Sanchez, Lizzie's (Hilary Duff's) best friend, in the hit TV series Lizzie McGuire (2001). Currently residing in Los Angeles, Lalaine is about to release a music album.

48. Vanessa White

Soundtrack | Get Santa

Vanessa White was born on October 30, 1989 in Yeovil, Somerset, England. She is an actress, known for Get Santa (2014), Myths (2009) and Sounds Random (2016).

49. Fivel Stewart

Actress | Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft

Fivel Stewart was born on November 4, 1996 in Beverly Hills, California, USA as Trent Heaven Stewart. She is an actress, known for Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft (2013), Freeze (2013) and Pit Fighter (2005).

50. Eileen Seton

Actress | Dakota Skye

Eileen Seton was born on May 10, 1987 in Acton, California, USA as Eileen April Boylan. She is an actress and production designer, known for Dakota Skye (2008), Sleepover (2004) and South of Nowhere (2005). She has been married to Ben Seton since June 7, 2013.

51. Cassie Ventura

Actress | Step Up 2: The Streets

Cassie is a singer, actress, model, songwriter, and dancer. Albums: Me&U, Long Way 2 Go Official Girl ft. Lil'Wayne Is it you

Cassandra is a 5 time National Grand Champion Twirler, because of twirling is how her modeling career started. Cassandra models for Abercrombie, Target, Jcpennys, Walmart, ...

52. Kylie Erica Mar

Actress | The Parent 'Hood

Kylie Erica Mar is now in her eighth season as segment reporter for Made in Hollywood (2005), and host of Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition (2006).

As a reporter for "Made In Hollywood", Mar has interviewed many of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, ...

53. Chalet Lizette Brannan

Actress | Tinker'

Chalet Lizette Brannan is a child actress that beat Leukemia at age 10. Chalet is an Official Ambassador for Beads Of Courage which is a worldwide charity for children suffering cancer and other major illnesses. She had started out with modeling and from there has went on to feature films and ...

54. Kristine Crown

Actress | Criminal Minds

Kristine Crown was born on November 8, 1982 in Manila, Philippines. She is an actress and producer, known for Criminal Minds (2005), Shortland Street (1992) and The Eric Andre Show (2012).

55. Charito Mertz

Actress | Exhausted

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...

56. Joanna Bacalso

Actress | Dude, Where's My Car?

Joanna Bacalso was born on August 10, 1976 in Cebu, Philippines. She is an actress, known for Dude, Where's My Car? (2000), Bedazzled (2000) and Snow Dogs (2002). She has been married to Matthew Garel since 1998. They have one child.

57. Malaya Rivera Drew

Actress | Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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 ...

58. Myleene Klass

Actress | Igor

Myleene Klass was born on April 6, 1978 in Norfolk, England as Myleene Angela Klaas. She is an actress, known for Igor (2008), My Family (2000) and Lemon La Vida Loca (2012). She was previously married to Graham Quinn.

59. Jennie Kwan

Actress | .hack//G.U. Last Recode

Jennie Kwan was born on September 9, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jennifer Trinidad Fernando. She is an actress, known for .hack//G.U. Last Recode (2017), Entourage (2015) and California Dreams (1992). She has been married to Andrew Verona since June 10, 2012. She was previously married ...

60. 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 ...

61. Ramiele Malubay

Soundtrack | American Idol: The Search for a Superstar

Ramiele Malubay was born on September 6, 1987 in Dammam, Saudi Arabia as Ramiele Macrohon Malubay.

62. Marmee Regine Cosico

Too Big to Fail

Marmee Cabildo Cosico was born on November 10, 1969, at around 12 pm in San Pablo City, province of Laguna in the Philippines. The late Atty. Regino S. Cosico and Marina C. Cosico raised her in the small town of Alaminos in the region of Laguna which in Luzon. She studied elementary and high school...

63. Maureen Sebastian

Actress | Revolution

Maureen Sebastian is an actress and producer, known for Revolution (2012), Thanks for Sharing (2012) and American Gothic (2016).

64. Jake Zyrus

Actor | Here Comes the Boom

Jake Zyrus (known as Charice Pempengco prior to his gender transition) was born in Cabuyao, Philippines. When he was three years old, he witnessed his abusive father point a gun at his mom during an episode of domestic violence. Along with his mother and younger brother Carl, they left their father...

65. Jasmine Trias

Soundtrack | American Idol: The Search for a Superstar

Jasmine Soriano Trias (born 3 November 1986), the Filipino-American 3rd place finalist on last year's "American Idol," will have her self titled debut album in stores July 12, 2005. Her new CD introduces an edgier, rhythm and blues-based sound. From the single, "Excuses" (already #1 in the ...



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