Karl Yune

by stlucas on August 25, 2017

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: April 16, 1975

Ethnicity: Korean

Karl Yune is an American actor. Karl’s brother is actor Rick Yune.

Karl is the son of Wonhui Park and Tom Taeho Yune. Karl’s parents are of Korean descent.

Source: http://books.google.com

Photo by s_bukley/www.bigstockphoto.com


Charlyne Yi

by stlucas on August 15, 2017

Charlyne Yi – “House M.D.” Series Finale Wrap Party – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Charlyne Amanda Yi

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 4, 1986

*Korean, Mexican, Irish, German, French, possibly Yuki Native American (father)
*Filipino, possibly some Spanish (mother)

Charlyne Yi is an American actress, comedian, musician, and writer.

Charlyne is the daughter of Lydia (Manianglung) and Luciano C. Yi. Her mother is from the Philippines.

Charlyne has stated (here and here) that she is mainly of Korean, Filipino, Mexican, Yuki Native American, Irish, and French, descent. In the book Roger Ebert’s Movie Yearbook 2011, edited by Roger Ebert, it is written:
“Yi is a performance artist who makes stand-up comedy only one facet of her act. She’s short, cute, likes sweat clothes, wears horn-rim glasses, isn’t assertive, is a poster child for the melting pot: Filipino, Spanish, Korean, Irish, German, French, and Native American.”

Sources: Birth record of Charlyne Yi – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Charlyne’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org


Joe Hahn

by Manila on July 21, 2017

Joe Hahn – “Ninja Assassin” Los Angeles Premiere – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Birth Name: Joseph Hahn

Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 15, 1977

Ethnicity: Korean

Joe Hahn is an American musician, director, visual artist, and DJ. He is known as the DJ and sampler for the rock band Linkin Park. Other members of the band were/are Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda.

Joe parents, Han Young-dal and Im Hyun-kyung, are Korean immigrants.

Joe is married to Heidi Woan. He was previously married to Karen Benedit.

Source: Birth record of Joe Hahn – https://familysearch.org


Anderson Paak

by bablah on July 5, 2017

Birth Name: Brandon Paak Anderson

Place of Birth: Oxnard, Ventura, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 8, 1986

Ethnicity: African-American, 1/4 Korean

Anderson Paak is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer. His mother was born in Korea, to an African-American father and Korean mother as No Soo Park.

Anderson’s maternal grandfather was Andrew Allen Bills (the son of George Gray Bills and Mary Ellen Johnson). George was the son of George Bills and Julia Young

Sources: Anderson’s maternal grandfather, Andrew Allan Bills, on the 1930 U.S. census – familysearch.org

Death record of Anderson’s great-grandfather, George Gray Bills – familysearch.org


Bryan Lee O’Malley

by stlucas on June 17, 2017

Bryan Lee O’Malley – “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” UK Premiere –  Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Place of Birth: London, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: February 21, 1979

*Irish, French-Canadian (father)
*Korean (mother)

Bryan Lee O’Malley is a Canadian cartoonist and writer. Bryan was previously married to American cartoonist Hope Larson (who is of German and Swedish descent).

Bryan’s father has French-Canadian and Irish roots. Brian’s mother is Korean, and holds the surname “Lee”.

Bryan has said:

I am mixed (white and Korean) and grew up being told that race didn’t matter – that race was kinda over… As with many things you’re told as a kid, it took me many years to realise that it wasn’t really true… It was kinda wishful thinking on the part of my parents, who were in a mixed relationship. I mean, I wish it was true, we all wish it was true, but it’s not true.

Sources: http://www.nbcnews.com