20 celebrities you didn’t know were Asian

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Audrey Magazine (Ethel Navales):

Not all Asians look the same.  I repeat, not all Asians look the same. It seems no matter how many times we say it, people simply assume that all Asians share the same physical features. Some believe we all have the same body structure and others even think we all have the same kind of hair. Of course, we know this is absurd. We know that there are plenty of ethnicities which categorize under the umbrella term “Asian” and we know there are plenty of Asians who are of mixed race. So why do people think all Asians look the alike? Well it may have a thing or two to do with media’s portrayal of Asians. If audiences have only been exposed to a very particular type of Asian, how can they know we’re all different? This lack of exposure may be the very reason many celebs who are bi-racial or multiracial are often overlooked in the Asian community. Even if they don’t necessarily “look it,” all of the following celebrities are Asian.

Check out this list of 20 Asian celebs you probably didn’t know were Asian.

1)  Vanessa Hudgens from High School Musical is part Chinese and part Filipino.


2)  Tiger Woods is part Thai.

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3)  Chad Michael Murray of One Tree Hill  is a quarter Japanese.


4)  Dean Cain, superman of the TV series, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is a quarter Japanese.

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5)  Nicole Scherzinger of PussyCat Dolls is half Filipino.


6)  Keanu Reeves of The Matrix is a quarter Hawaiian and a quarter Chinese.

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7)  Darren Criss of the TV series Glee is half Filipino.

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8)   Ne-Yo is a quarter Chinese.


9)  Tyga, the rapper, is half Vietnamese.


10)  Maggie Q is half Vietnamese.


11) Enrique Iglesias is half Filipino.

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12)   Piper Curda of the Disney Channel show I Didn’t Do It is part Korean.


13)   Mark-Paul Gosselaar, aka Zack Morris of the 90’s hit TV show Saved By The Bell, is a quarter Indonesian.

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14) Kristin Kreuk of the TV series SmallVille and Beauty and the Beast is half Chinese.


15) Kelsey Asbille Chow of the MTV series Teen Wolf  and The Amazing Spiderman is part Chinese.


16)   Host of the TV show Lip Sync Battle and model, Chrissy Teigen is half Thai.


17)  Rob Schneider of Grown Ups and The Hot Chick is a quarter Filipino.

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18) Chanel Iman, the Victoria Secret Angel and model is half Korean.


19) Model Karrueche Tran is half Vietnamese.


20) Bérénice Marlohe from the famous Bond series, SkyFall is part Cambodian and Chinese.


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The Ultimate Throwback: Childhood photos of your favorite Asian celebs



Audrey Magazine:

Remember that awkward pre-teen stage? No matter how many times you try to forget that horrid chapter of your life, the mental images are probably burned into your memory. Well we have some good news. Everyone goes through strange childhood stage. Everyone. That includes some of your most favorite Asian celebrities!

So if you still feel like you’re going through an awkward phase, check out the photos below. Some of the most gorgeous Asian celebs had their facepalm moments too. There’s still hope for all of us!



1. Steven Yeun



2. Sandra Oh



3. Brenda Song 

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4. Vanessa Hudgens 
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5. Bruno Mars 
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6. Kristen Kreuk
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7. Mindy Kaling
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8. Jackie Chan
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9. Daniel Henney
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10. Jenna Ushkowitz


Harry Shum Jr. join “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” sequel

Angry Asian Man: 
Harry Shum Jr., whose moves (and abs) you know and love from Glee, has been cast as one of the leads in the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon which started production this week.Yes, there is Crouching Tiger sequel in the works. Directed by master action choreographer Yuen Wo-Ping, the movie is set twenty years after the events of Ang Lee‘s award-winning martial arts drama. The sequel’s cast includes Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh, reprising her role Yu Shu-lien.



Harry will play Tie-Fang, a kung fu hero who must fight to keep a legendary sword out of the wrong hands:

Written by John Fusco (The Forbidden Kingdom), the movie is set 20 years after the events of Crouching Tiger and revolves around four heroes of the martial arts world — Silent Wolf, Yu Shu-lien, Tie-Fang and Snow Vase — who must use their courage and skills to keep the legendary sword Green Destiny from the hands of the villainous Hades Dai.

Donnie Yen already is cast as Silent Wolf, and Michelle Yeoh is on board as Yu Shu-lien.

Shum will play Tie-Fang.

The sequel, reportedly titled Crouching Tiger 2: The Green Destiny, is being produced by The Weinstein Company and will shoot in New Zealand and China. Am I the only one who is concerned that script is written by the guy whose credits include that craptastic Jet Li/Jackie Chan movie The Forbidden Kingdom?


Glee’s Harry Shum, Jr. launches tech website


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Actor Harry Shum, Jr., best known for his role on Fox‘s Glee, is such a tech geek that Monday he launched a new website, Tenth & Fourth.

Shum, who told USA TODAY readers recently on Talking Tech that he was obsessed with tech, dove in even further this week, with a site that features app and gear reviews.The site is “basically an extension of myself in introducing cool things I find into the universe,” Shum told USA TODAY Monday.

The site features Shum and others talking about cool apps, 3-D printers, instant cameras and fashion. Shum says he hopes to post once a week and perhaps start attending tech conferences as well to cover for the site.

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Glee’s Harry Shum, Jr. launches tech website



Glee’s Harry Shum, Jr. to star in new superhero web series “Caper”

Actor Harry Shum, Jr. is best known for his role as Mike Chang on the hit TV series Glee. Shum danced and sang his way into the hearts of Glee fans all around the world ever since first joining the Glee club back in season one, and now he has signed on to appear in a brand web series slated to appear online coming up in 2014. The web series is called Caper and it will be released on the YouTube channel known as Geek & Sundry.

Caper is sure to become an instant hit with both superhero and comedy genre fans. The show follows four superhero characters portrayed by Shum, Abby Miller (Justified), Beth Riesgraf (Criminal Minds), and Hartley Sawyer (Young & the Restless). Where the comedy comes in, is that to give these modern day superheroes a chance to prove their superhero skills, these same characters will also double as their own villains.
Harry Shum, Jr. is no stranger to having a strong presence on the internet. Any search for his name will give fans a direct connection to him via such social networks as Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and of course YouTube, where his own personal video channel can be found. Shum fans should make sure to follow Shum’s future posts for updates about his new web series Caper.
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Harry Shum, Jr. is sure to put his heart and soul into this new project, and Glee fans are sure to follow him. Will Shum be dancing or singing on Caper? Glee fans everywhere can only hope that he will. Caper mixes both animation and live action on the screen, so that means anything is possible.
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Harry Shum Jr. (GLEE) & Jabbawockeez team up in music video to fight HIV


Glee” star Harry Shum, Jr. and Asian American hip-hop dance crew Jabbawockeez are teaming up with Coca-Cola and RED to create a music video to raise awareness and money with the goal of eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

We can have a great way to utilize dance as a way to raise awareness to hopefully eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV by 2015 so we can get that number down to zero,” said Shum Jr.

What we decided to do was create movement that’s not too difficult to do,” said Kevin Brewer of Jabbawockeez. “It allows the person to get into the pocket of the music like feel the vibe and the flow and really that creates a positive experience for dancing.

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Harry Shum Jr. (GLEE) & Jabbawockeez team up in music video to fight HIV


Actress Jolene Purdy On Her New Show, CBS’s Under the Dome

29-year-old half-Japanese and half-Caucasian actress Jolene Purdy  stars in Under the Dome, the hit sci-fi drama written by Stephen King and produced by Stephen Spielberg on CBS. As an Asian American actress, Purdy interestingly doesn’t get cast for the stereotypical shy or kung fu-kicking Asian female role…

Purdy’s past work includes Donnie Darko opposite Jake Gyllenhaal , and on Fox‘s Raising Hope and Glee.

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Actress Jolene Purdy On Her New Show, CBS’s Under the Dome

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