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


Ruthie Ann Miles

by stlucas on May 28, 2017

Birth Name: Ruth Ann Wong Miles

Place of Birth: Arizona, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 21, 1983

*Korean (mother)
*possibly English (father)

Ruthie Ann Miles is an American actress.

Ruthie is the daughter of Esther Wong and Michael David Miles. Ruthie’s mother is Korean. Ruthie was raised by her mother in South Korea and Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.

Ruthie has stated:

I’m actually fifty percent Asian. My dad has blond hair, my grandmother has blue eyes. My daughter has blue eyes and blond hair. So it is pretty funny to me that I’m so heavily identified as an Asian person… Really, the other half of me should be able to play Anna Leonowens.

Source: http://asiasociety.org

Photo by Debby Wong/Bigstock.com


Moon Jae-in

by Manila on May 9, 2017

Place of Birth: Geoje, South Gyeongsang, South Korea

Date of Birth: January 24, 1953

Ethnicity: Korean

Moon Jae-in is a South Korean politician. He has served as the President of South Korea, since May 10, 2017.

President Moon’s father, Moon Yong-hyung, fled from his native city of Hamhung (now part of North Korea) during the Korean War, and eventually settled in Geoje. President Moon’s mother was named Kang Han-ok. President Moon is married to Kim Jeong-suk.