Birth Name: Janel Meilani Parrish
Place of Birth: Oahu, Hawaii
Date of Birth: October 30, 1988
Janel Parrish is an American actress, dancer, singer, and songwriter. She co-starred in the 2007 movie Bratz and on the series Heroes. Her father is of European descent. Her mother is of Chinese descent.
Being a “Hapa”, it has been difficult matching her with families in films roles. Her father stated:
I think that’s just the reality of the way that it is, the Asian or hapa culture is never going to be mainstream Hollywood… I think you just have to be that much more ready when the opportunity presents itself, because there’s not going to be as much opportunities for Asian or hapa or as many parts as it would be for Caucasians.
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