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ONTD Original: 10 Mixed White/Asian Actors Working Today

  1. Ryan Potter

  2. Currently working on Big Hero 6: The Series, reprising his role as Hiro Hamada. This actor Japanese through his father's side and White through his mother's side, though he uses his mother's last name instead. His first big break was starring as a lead character on the Nickelodeon show Supah Ninjas, but he is now more known for voicing the lead character of the Big Hero 6 franchise. Among the differences between the comics and the movie franchise adaptation, Hiro Hamada (based on Hiro Takachiho) was even changed to be half-White.

  3. Olivia Munn

  4. You will soon be able to hear her potato-loving voice as Koko in the upcoming LEGO NINJAGO Movie, but you may already know her from The Newsroom as Sloan Sabbith or from her stints on the Daily Show and Attack of the Show. She was also in X-Men: Apocalypse as Psylocke. Her father is a White American whereas her mother was a Vietnamese refugee of Chinese descent.

  5. Booboo Stewart

  6. You know him from ONTD's favorite new Disney Channel franchise, the Descendants, and you'll probably still know him when the sequel to the movie comes out this July as Jay, the thieving son of Jafar that loves stealing, accessorizing, and, as of the end of the first movie, sports. His main claim to fame prior to that was for his portrayal of the werewolf Seth Clearwater in the Twilight franchise. Through his father's side, he claims White and Blackfoot ancestry, while on his mother's, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean ancestry.

  7. Chloe Bennet

  8. After she sang "Uh Oh" in China, Chloe Bennet (formerly going by Chloe Wang) said "Hell-Oh" to America with her acting roles, the most notable of which is as Daisy "Skye" Johnson on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Her father is ethnic Chinese while her mother is a White American.

  9. Lewis Tan

  10. You know him from the countless ONTD articles about Iron Fist. He's Zhou Cheng from that one ep! Usually brought up in arguments about the choice to make Iron Fist's lead that ugly White guy who can't do stunts, he does his own stunts as a trained martial artist. His father is a Singaporean martial artist and stunt coordinator, and his mom is a retired White English model.

  11. Jessica Henwick

  12. Henwick was the first East Asian actress to play lead on British television as Bo on Spirit Warriors. Now she plays the descendant of samurai and owner of Chikara Dojo Colleen Wing on Iron Fist and the Defenders and Nymeria Sand on Game of Thrones. Henwick herself has a Zambian-English father and a Singaporean-Chinese mother.

  13. Remy Hii

  14. Just cast as Alistair Cheng in Crazy Rich Asians, you may know this Australian actor as Van Nguyen from the SBS miniseries Better Man or as Chinese prince Jingim from the recently deceased Netflix original Marco Polo. His father Chinese-Malaysian while his mother is a White English woman.

  15. Jennifer Tilly

  16. Tilly's been in movies such as Bullets over Broadway and Bride of Chucky. Currently, you can enjoy her as the voice of Bonnie Swanson on Family Guy, the wife of disabled police officer Joe Swanson. Born as Jennifer Chan, she took her mother's name after her parents' divorce. Her biological father is of Chinese descent, and her mother is of First Nations and White descent. She also plays poker if you're into that!

  17. Daniel Henney

  18. He's made waves on both sides of the Pacific with roles in Korean dramas such as Spring Waltz and My Lovely Sam Soon as well as a current starring role in the American television show Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders as Matthew Simmons. ONTD might be more familiar with him as the voice of Tadashi Hamada, Hiro's older brother, in the Big Hero 6 movie. His mother is Korean American while his father is a White American.

  19. Kimiko Glenn

  20. Glenn currently plays the controversial character Brook Soso on Netflix's Orange is the New Black, returning this year for its 5th season. Her dad is White, and her mom is Japanese.

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Tags: actor / actress, asian celebrities, disney, film, list, marvel, netflix, olivia munn, ontd original, television, television - abc, twilight, x-men

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