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Reggie Lee

by stlucas on August 13, 2017

Reggie Lee – “Drag Me To Hell” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Grauman’s Chinese Theater – Hollywood, CA. USA – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Reginald Telmo Valdez

Place of Birth: Quezon City, the Philippines

Date of Birth: October 4, 1975

Ethnicity:
*75% Filipino
*25% Chinese

Reggie Lee is a Filipino-born American actor.

Reggie is the son of Zenaida “Zeny” (Telmo) and Jesus Espiritu Valdez. Reggie moved to Akron, Ohio, with his family at the age of five. Reggie was raised in Stow and Strongsville, Ohio.

Reggie has stated:

I’m a quarter Chinese and three-quarter Filipino. I don’t look Filipino; I look more Chinese or Korean. It actually works in my favor, in terms of roles, it gives me a broader canvas. Valdez was the family name, and when I started out and was doing theater, I went by Reggie Valdez. But I got sent home so many times (from auditions) for not looking Hispanic. My agent said, why don’t you change your name? I thought, well, I could use ‘Lee,’ my grandparents’ name on the Chinese side. It had a certain ring to it.

Reggie speaks fluent English and Tagalog, as well as some Mandarin and Cantonese.

Sources: http://web.archive.org
http://www.cleveland.com

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Kris Wu

by follers on August 3, 2017

Kris Wu – “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” Los Angeles Premiere –  Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Li Jiahéng

Place of Birth: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Date of Birth: November 6, 1990

Ethnicity: Chinese

Kris Wu is a Chinese-born Canadian actor, singer, and model. He was born in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. When he was ten, he moved with his mother to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and spent his teen years both there and in Guangzhou. He was born Li Jiahéng, and later changed his legal Chinese name to Wu Yifan.

He is known mainly for starring in Chinese films, as well as some American productions. He was a member of South Korean-Chinese boy band EXO, and its subgroup EXO-M, under S.M. Entertainment.

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Liu Xiaobo RIP

by Manila on July 15, 2017

Date of Birth: December 28, 1955

Place of Birth: Changchun, Jilin, China

Date of Death: July 13, 2017

Place of Death: Shenyang, Liaoning, China

Ethnicity: Han Chinese

Liu Xiaobo was a Chinese literary critic, writer, human rights activist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2010.

His father, Liu Ling, was a professor, who taught Chinese literature at Northeast Normal University, and was born in Hauide, Gongzhuling, Jilin. His mother, Zhang Suqin, worked at a kindergarten affiliated with the university.

He was married to poet Liu Xia, until his death. He was previously married to Tao Li.

Source: Biography of Liu Xiaobo – Steel Gate to Freedom: The Life of Liu Xiaobo (2015), by Yu Jie

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Ai Weiwei

by Manila on July 9, 2017

Place of Birth: Beijing, China

Date of Birth: August 28, 1957

Ethnicity: Han Chinese

Ai Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist and activist.

He is the son of poet Ai Qing and Gao Ying. He is married to Lu Qing.

He has a son.

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Sergio Osmeña

by Manila on June 25, 2017

Date of Birth: September 9, 1878

Place of Birth: Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Date of Death: October 19, 1961

Place of Death: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Ethnicity: Filipino (Cebuano), Han Chinese

Sergio Osmeña was a Filipino politician. He had served as the 4th President of the Philippines, from August 1, 1944 to May 28, 1946. He had also served as the 1st Vice President of the Philippines, from November 15, 1935 to August 1, 1944.

Sergio’s mother, Juana Osmeña y Suico (or Juana Suico Osmeña in Filipino), a Chinese mestiza who was reportedly only 14 years of age at the time. Owing to the circumstances of his birth, the identity of his father had been a closely guarded family secret. Although carrying the stigma of being an illegitimate child, Juana never married his father, he did not allow this aspect to affect his standing in society. Sergio’s biological father was Go Bon Tia (or Wu Wenzhao in Mandarin, baptized Pedro Singson Gotiaoco), who was a Chinese merchant, from Amoy (now Xiamen), Fujian.

Sergio was married to Estefanía Chiong Veloso y Rosales (or Estefanía Rosales Chiong Veloso in Filipino) and Esperanza Limjap y Escolar (or Esperanza Escolar Limjap in Filipino).

Sergio’s biological paternal grandfather was Go It Ha (or Wu Yixia in Mandarin).

Sergio’s maternal grandparents were Severino Agatón (later Osmeña) and Paula Suico. Severino adopted the family name “Osmeña” due to a decree issued by Governor-General of the Philippines Narciso Clavería concerning the family names of the Filipino natives. The surname “Suico” is of Chinese origin.

Source: Genealogy of Sergio Osmeña – https://www.geni.com

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