PINOYS IN INTERNATIONAL SCENEby gmallcinema | created - 11 Sep 2015 | updated - 10 Nov 2018 | Public
List of imdb-listed personalities with Filipino blood in the international scene. As long as they have made an international project even if they are based in the Philippines, they will be included here.
104. Genny Sermonia
Actress | Mirror Mirror
Canadian-Filipino Genny Sermonia was born Genevieve Grace Sermonia in Scarborough and raised in Mississauga, Ontario, to Maria Lita & Gene Sermonia. Genny started dancing at the age of 4 along side her two older brothers, Julius and Jason. They trained and competed all over North America winning ...
105. 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 ...
106. True O'Brien
Actress | Days of Our Lives
True O'Brien was born on February 28, 1994 in California. Her mother got her into commercials at a very young age when she was just 5 years old. When she turned 13, she got into modeling. She also did a perfume campaign with Justin Bieber and even appeared as an extra on one of his music videos. In...
107. Xavier de Guzman
Actor | Take Two
Xavier was born in Canada, of Jesusa & Fernando de Guzman of the Philippines. As a child he had a knack for sports which fueled an athleticism that lead him to boxing then later thai boxing. A decision which kept him off the path to gangs and drugs. Fighting out of Southside Muay Thai in Toronto, ...
108. Giovannie Espiritu
Actress | There Will Always Be Christmas
Giovannie Espiritu was nominated alongside Academy Award Nominees Alfre Woodard and Amy Irving for Best Supporting Actress at MethodFest for the Mynah Films feature film Fiona's Script. She has voiced characters in international video games and cartoons, directed several theater productions at the ...
112. Teo Briones
Actor | Wind River
Teo was born Mateo Justis Briones in Oxford, England while his parents were on tour. His father is the Filipino actor/singer Jon Jon Briones and his mother is an American actress/singer. His sister Isa Briones is also an actress/singer. He moved to Los Angeles at the age of 3 and began acting and ...
113. Chyna Layne
Actress | In Broad Daylight
Raised in Jamaica, Queens and East New York, Brooklyn the rising star is commonly referred to as a young Diahann Carroll. Born to a Jamaican father and Filipina mother, this JamaicanAsian sensation breaks all of the rules and pursues acting strictly for the love and art.
A professional actor since ...
115. Mark Schoonmaker
Writer | Gridlock
Mark was born in Manila, Philippines and raised in San Jose, California. At age 7, Leonardo DiCaprio and 1930s horror films got him into acting which led to a high interest in filmmaking. Mark's silent feature Pitch Black Heist (2020) was inspired by J.J. Abrams TED Talks speech: "The Mystery Box" ...
116. 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 ...
117. Jeff Reyes
Actor | Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy
Jeff is a film, television and stage actor. Born in Batangas, Philippines, he and his family moved to Winnipeg, Canada at the age of twelve. His passion for the arts started out as a young kid when his mom put him in dance groups. That passion continued on to his time in high school where he booked...
118. Tangelene Bolton
Music_department | Rise of the Tomb Raider
Tangelene Bolton was born on May 29, 1991 in Upland California. She grew up in Flemington, NJ in a musical household. Her mother is from the Philippines and her father is of Irish, English, and Scottish descent. Tangelene has two younger twin sisters, Nalani and Sarina Bolton, who are in the band, ...
119. Anjeli Jana
Actress | My Marina
Anjeli Jana is an American artist, model, performer, producer and writer living in Marina del Rey, California. She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to two immigrant physicians (her mother is originally from the Philippines, her father is originally from India). She was naturalized as a U.S....
Actor | The Originals
Charles Michael Davis is an American actor, director, model and photographer from Dayton, Ohio.. He was born on December 1st, 1984 to an African American father and Filipino mother. Charles got his start with the talent agency Actors, Models, and Talent for Christ (AMTC). As an actor, he is best ...
121. Zedrick Restauro
Actor | Hickey
Zedrick is an American actor of Filipino descent. He was born and raised in the Philippines, and is now a Los Angeles-based actor.
In 2018 he co-starred on ABC drama How To Get Away with Murder opposite Viola Davis, on FX drama The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story opposite ...
122. Cassandra Gava
Actress | Conan the Barbarian
Strikingly lovely, sultry and exotic Filipino-American brunette beauty Cassandra Gava was born as Cassandra Gaviola on April 28, 1959 in San Francisco, California. Cassandra had an especially memorable part as a seductive witch who makes love to Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan the Barbarian (1982). ...
123. Cassandra Hepburn
Actress | Hell Ride
Cassandra Hepburn was born to an English military official named Lewis and a Chinese/Philippine mother Nellie on a small island off the coast of the Phillipines called Leyte Island.At an early age Cassandra decided that acting was her life's calling. She was only 12 when she made her acting debut ...
125. Camille Mana
Actress | Norman
Camille Mana made her New York theatre debut in the title role of "Asuncion" written by and starring opposite Jesse Eisenberg at The Cherry Lane Theatre. The Orange County native made her film debut in the Miramax film "Smart People" working opposite Dennis Quaid. She returned to university again ...
128. Shelby Rabara
Actress | Goliath
Shelby Rabara was born on October 5, 1983 in Orange County, California, USA as Shelby Ann Rabara. She is known for her work on Goliath (2016), Steven Universe (2013) and 17 Again (2009). She has been married to Harry Shum Jr. since November 22, 2015. They have one child.
129. Annabelle Jones
Annabelle Bagayna Jones is a native Filipino, residing in Dallas, Texas. She speaks fluent English, Tagalog and Cebuano. Earned her degree in Bachelor in Business Administration. Started acting and modeling in her high school years. She is a good singer and dancer. She is smart, responsible, ...
130. 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 ...
133. Mariel Aragon
Actress | The Bionic Woman
Mariel Aragon was born in Puerto Rico. The only daughter of Mila Aragon, a former theatre and Las Vegas dancer of Filipina descent, and Chinese-American mortuary owner Morris Yick, Mariel has an IQ of 180 and first began taking courses at the University of Southern California as a pre-law, pre-med ...
134. Guia Peel
Actress | The Wave
Guia Peel is a Filipino-American actor. A certified Interior Designer who used to juggle jobs to make a living at a small architectural firm, and as a draftswoman for an entrepreneur Architect/Engineer, as well as a freelance artist. She also trained at a modeling school, occasionally finding work ...
135. 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.
136. Jemwel Danao
Actor | The Devil's 6 Commandments
Jemwel Danao was born in Quezon City, Philippines.
Jemwel and his family moved from Philippines to Sydney, Australia, when he was age four.
Trained at Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP). Alumni: Nicole Kidman, Baz Luhrmann, Toni Collette, Rebel Wilson, Abbie Cornish. He has performed theatre ...
137. Cynthia San Luis
Actress | The Newsroom
Cynthia was most recently seen in BET's crime drama series The Family Business (2018) and as action heroine Shima in XXENOS (2019), which won Best TV Pilot - Drama (2019) at the Omni Cultural TV Festival in Hollywood, CA. Up next opposite Kelli Berglund in Ghost in the Graveyard (2019), premiering ...
138. Mia Marcus
Producer | Frenchanista
Mia was born in Manila, Philippines and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii since she was 4 years old.
Family owns Successful Fast-food Restaurants on Oahu called Bautista's which serves Local, Filipino, Asian Foods since 1986.
She is a Active member of Screen Actors Guild since 1989.
Mia is married to ...
139. Charlyne Yi
Actress | This Is 40
Californian Charlyne Yi has many strings to her bow as an actress, comedian, writer, musician and artist. She grew up in the Inland Empire in California. After attending the University of California, Riverside, she left and began a career as a comedian. Her innovative routine includes jokes, music,...
141. 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...
142. 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 ...
147. 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 ...
148. Brandon Baker
Actor | One World
At 12 years old, Brandon landed his first big break with the starring role of "Mowgli" in Walt Disney's "Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story." It went straight to video and is still being shown domestically as well as foreign. That same year, 1997, he filmed the Disney Channel movie "P.U.N.K.S." where he ...
149. Joel de la Fuente
Actor | The Man in the High Castle
Joel de la Fuente received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the New York University Graduate Acting Program in 1994, having received his Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. He has appeared in films such as Personal Velocity (2002), Return to Paradise (1998), and Roommates (1995). On ...
150. Allen Evangelista
Actor | Project Almanac
With numerous commercials under his belt, including spots for American Online, MTV, Time Warner Cable and Domino's, Allen Evangelista is a promising up-and-comer. Evangelista was offered a holding agreement to possibly star in a Fox series. Since then he has co-starred on ABC's "Once and Again" and...
152. Edward Butron
Actor | Spiralmind
Edward Antonio Butron was born in Olongapo City, Philippines on November 13th 1983. His mother is Jessie (Butron) Bucad and father Antonio Butron. He has one younger brother. Due to the fact that his father was in the military Edward grew up in multiple locations to include Japan, Korea, California...
154. Jenell Diegor
Producer | Dear Dylan
Jenell Diegor was born in the Philippines and moved to Newfoundland, Canada with her family during her teenage years. She eventually found her way to Toronto where she began working on creative projects as a writer, producer, and director since 2012. She is the creator of the Become an Egyptologist...
155. Chad McQueen
Actor | The Karate Kid
Chad McQueen was born on December 28, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Chadwick Steven McQueen. He is an actor and producer, known for The Karate Kid (1984), The Karate Kid Part II (1986) and Yucatan. He has been married to Jeanie Galbraith since December 22, 1993. They have two children. He...
156. Kenneth Moraleda
Actor | Lucky Miles
Kenneth Moraleda is and actor, director and writer of Filipino descent. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and has lived in Seattle, Manila, Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia. He started training at Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) before being accepted into the National ...
157. Ernie Reyes Jr.
Ernie Reyes Jr. was born on January 15, 1972 in San Jose, California, USA as Ernest E. Reyes. He is an actor and producer, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991), The Rundown (2003) and Red Sonja (1985). He has been married to Lisa Reyes since November 11, 2009.
158. Katana Ren
Actress | The Traveling
Katana Ren is a Filipino-American performer. She was born and raised in the Philippines until she was nine years old and then immigrated to the United States. Her childhood was full of exposure to dance, music, fashion, theater arts and sports in which she actively participated and excelled. At age...
159. BarBara Luna
Actress | One Life to Live
Barbara Ann Luna was born on March 2, in Manhattan and virtually grew up on Broadway. Her Italian, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese and Filipino background has led her to portray a variety of roles. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II cast her in the Broadway hit musical "South Pacific", as ...
160. 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, ...
161. Rob Schneider
Actor | The Hot Chick
Robert Michael "Rob" Schneider (born October 31, 1963) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. A stand-up comic and veteran of the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (1975), Schneider has gone on to a successful career in feature films, including starring roles in the ...
163. Celine Alva
Actress | Evils of a Foster Child
Celine Alva is the epitome of a rising star. She began her acting career in theatre at the age of 9, and it wasn't long before people noticed that this quiet and humble young lady would eventually become an acting powerhouse. She is able to evoke a wide range of emotions, and as a result, has ...
164. Jason Asuncion
Actor | Supernatural
Born in the Philippines, Jason started his acting career in Manila, working on several TV Shows and commercials while running his event security company APS Bouncers, which is still one, if not the biggest, event security company in the country today.
After migrating to Canada in late 2009, Jason ...
165. Matthew Libatique
Cinematographer | Black Swan
Matthew Libatique is an American cinematographer. He is best known for his work with director Darren Aronofsky on the films Pi (1998), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Fountain (2006), Black Swan (2010), Noah (2014) and Mother! (2017). He also shot Bradley Cooper's directorial debut film, A Star Is ...
167. Jay Oliva
Art_department | Wonder Woman
Jay Oliva is an American storyboard artist and Director. He resides in Los Angles, California where he began his career in animation working on Fox's animated series "Spider-Man" in 1996.
He became a Director on the CGI series "Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles"in 1998 and worked on "...
169. Jo Koy
Actor | Wake.
As one of today's premiere stand-up comics Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. The comedian, who pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son, sells-out arenas and theaters across the world.
In 2017, Koy broke a record for the most...
170. Desiree Siahaan
Actress | Whispers of the Dead
Born in Singapore, and a child of the world, Desiree's lineage combines her father's Indonesian and Chinese heritage with her mother's unique descent of Dutch, Portuguese, Filipino, and Spanish. This combination creates Desiree's truly exotic essence and beauty.
As a child, Desiree was cast in ...
172. Jon De Leon
Actor | Downsizing
Hailing from Toronto, Canada, jon de Leon grew up in the inner-city neigbourhood of St. Jamestown, a densely populated multicultural area of Toronto. The son of a political activist, jon spent much of his youth attending Peace rallies, protests, and political rallies in opposition to the Marcos ...
173. Mig Macario
Actor | The Final Cut
Mig Macario was born in the Philippines, grew up in Canada and now divides his time between Los Angeles and Vancouver.
With over 30 years' experience in the entertainment industry as an actor, acting coach, casting associate, and filmmaker, Mig is known for his ability to play a diverse range of ...
174. Michael Manese
Writer | The Pleasure of Being Served
New York based filmmaker Michael Manese was born in Quezon City, Philippines. He and his family settled in in Passaic, NJ in 1979. He attended Rutgers University as a Communications major and was a staff photographer for school's daily newspaper. After college he read screenplays for film companies...
175. Erica Olina
Actress | Nightmare Alley
Erica Olina is an artist of a Japanese, Spanish and Filipino descent. She grew up speaking English with an American accent. Being born and brought up in Cebu, Philippines, she is fluent in two Filipino dialects Cebuano and Tagalog. As a unique individual, she is characterized as being sweet, ...
176. Charmane Star
Actress | Black Dynamite
Charmane Star was born Sheryn Lascano on May 5, 1980, in the Philippines. She moved to the US with her family at age two, and grew up around California--they lived in San Francisco and San Diego, among others, until her mother remarried and they settled down in Sacramento.
In high school she was in ...
177. Roshon Fegan
Actor | Greenleaf
Music man and entertainer Ro Shon Fegan began his claim to fame here in Los Angeles at the age of 18 months. His first creative moments of his career was actually a national soda commercial where he collaborated with the musical classic group Boyz II Men. And his momentum for the creative industry ...
178. Francis Mossman
Actor | Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Francis Anthony Mossman was born on April 14, 1988, in Auckland, New Zealand to Maria Abad and Reginald Mossman. Francis has two younger brothers, Jeremy and Laurence Mossman (who is also a successful performer).
Francis discovered his love of acting in high school productions. This led him to ...
180. Kristina Aponte
Kristina Aponte was born and raised in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is the oldest of four children. Kristina is of Filipino-American descent and born to parents who were raised in Manila, Philippines. Kristina has always enjoyed the performing arts and was a professional cheerleader/dancer ...
181. Victoria Mallory
Actress | The Young and the Restless
Victoria Mallory was born on September 20, 1948 in Richmond, Virginia, USA as Victoria Morales. She was an actress, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Santa Barbara (1984) and Everwood (2002). She was married to Mark Lambert. She died on August 30, 2014 in Pawling, New York, USA.
184. Michael Copon
Actor | Fearless
Michael Copon is an American actor known for a variety of film and television roles including that of Lucas Kendall in Power Rangers: Time Force and Felix Taggaro in One Tree Hill.
Kick starting his career in 2001, Copon was chosen by the Fox Kids Network to portray Lucas Kendall in Power Rangers: ...
189. Elizabeth Frances
Actress | Love
Acclaimed for her grace and charisma both on screen and off, actress Elizabeth Frances, is best known for her countless on camera roles such as troubled girlfriend Angela Maryboy in Drunktown's Finest, produced by Robert Redford which premiered at Sundance Film Festival, rock star Bad Penny in the ...
190. Germaine De Leon
Actor | Dexter
Germaine was born in San Francisco, CA. He moved to Los Angeles as a teenager, and with a friend's encouragement began studying with acting teacher Lorrie Hull. This quickly lead to him doing a string of art house films--a time Germaine considers one of the happiest and most exciting of his life. ...
191. Mae Flores
Actress | Atlantis Down
Mae Flores was born in the relatively poor city of Quezon City in the Philippines. Her mother Nellie believed in providing her two daughters with a strong education and worked three jobs to give her children serious training in the arts.
When she was just 3 years old, Mae's mother enrolled her at the...
192. Anna Valendez
Actress | The Last Sharknado: It's About Time
Anna Valendez is a charismatic TV Host who looks exotic and has a small town charm that gets people to over share and sing out during interviews. Her heritage consists of Filipino, Italian, and Puerto Rican. Born in the Philippines, Anna moved to the United States and was raised in Oklahoma. At the...
193. Cymphonique Miller
Actress | Phineas and Ferb
Cymphonique Miller, is an actress, singer, dancer and writer. This Los Angeles native, is one of Hollywood's biggest teen phenomena and the star of the hit TV show How To Rock. Cymphonique has made a name for herself and built a diverse R&B, Pop and Hip Hop fan base through the Internet before ...
194. Janeline Hayes
Actress | Girls Trip
Janeline Condez Hayes was born in Tacoma, Washington at the Fort Lewis military base. Her mother is a native of the Visanyan Islands of the Philippines, and her father is an African American Army Sergeant from Tallahassee, Florida. Janeline is the firstborn of her mother's five children and her ...
195. Traycee King
Actress | Terminator Salvation: TechCom
Traycee King was born on August 20, 1978 in Camarillo, California, USA as Tracy Louise King. She is a producer and writer, known for Terminator Salvation: TechCom (2009), Takosu Squad (2014) and 8.13 (2010). She was previously married to Beau Ryan.
196. Ronnie Del Carmen
Director | Inside Out
Ronnie del Carmen joined Pixar Animation Studios in the summer of 2000 during the production of "Finding Nemo" and became a story supervisor on the film. He did production design on the Academy Award®-nominated short film, "One Man Band" and story work on Oscar®-winning, "Ratatouille." Del Carmen ...
197. Kathy Corpus
Actress | Sanctioned to Die
Kathy Corpus is a Kung Fu Martial Artist and a Certified Tai Chi Instructor who was discovered when Truth & Spirit Films held a national casting at The Lohan School of Shaolin for the action film, "Blood Games", ("Sanctioned to Die"). She went to the audition to try out for a Martial Arts role only...
198. Robb White
Writer | House on Haunted Hill
Writer Robb White was partnered with "gimmick horror film" king William Castle during Castle's most popular and productive period. Born in the Philippines, White was a preacher's son who held a wide variety of jobs before landing in the Navy during World War II. He initially collaborated with ...