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Tom Cross

by stlucas on January 5, 2018

Tom Cross – 65th Annual ACE Eddie Awards – Arrivals – The Beverly Hilton Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Kazuki Hirata / HollywoodNewsWire.net / PRPhotos.com 

Birth Name: Thomas O. Cross

Place of Birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 19, 1969

Ethnicity:
*Irish, possibly other (father)
*Vietnamese (mother)

Tom Cross is an American television and film editor.

Tom is the son of Loc Vo (Hong) and James O’Keefe “Jim” Cross. His mother was born in Hue, Vietnam. Tom was raised in Brighton, Rochester, New York.

Tom is married to Holly Ramos, with whom he has two children.

Sources: Naturalization record of Tom’s mother – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Tom’s mother – http://www.democratandchronicle.com

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Michael Dougherty

by stlucas on January 1, 2018

Michael Dougherty – 2008 Screamfest Horror Film Festival Opening Night Party – Arrivals – Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel – Hollywood, CA. USA – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Birth Name: Michael Patrick Long Dougherty

Place of Birth: Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 28, 1974

Ethnicity:
*Irish, possibly other (father)
*Vietnamese (mother)

Michael Dougherty is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is known for his horror films Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus.

Michael is the son of Thien Thi/Minh Marie Nguyen and Michael Patrick Dougherty. Michael has a sister, Lisa Linh.

His father is from Ohio, and has Irish ancestry. His mother is Vietnamese.

Sources: Birth record of Michael Dougherty – http://birth-records.mooseroots.com

Naturalization Index of Michael’s mother – http://www.familysearch.org

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Kelly Marie Tran

by madman on November 26, 2017

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 17, 1989

Ethnicity: Vietnamese

Kelly Marie Tran is an American actress. She is known for playing Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017).

Her parents left Vietnam after the Vietnam War as refugees.

Photo by DFree/www.bigstockphoto.com/

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Ali Wong

by stlucas on September 22, 2017

Birth Name: Alexandra Dawn Wong

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 19, 1982

Ethnicity:
*Chinese (father)
*Vietnamese (mother)

Ali Wong is an American actress, stand-up comedian, and writer. Ali is married to Justin Hakuta, the son of inventor/television personality Ken Hakuta.

Ali is the daughter of Tam “Tammy” T. (Nguyen) and Adolphus Alexander Wong. Ali’s father was an American anesthesiologist, of Chinese descent. Ali’s mother was born and raised in Huế, Vietnam.

Ali has stated:

Even though I am half-Vietnamese, I never grew up with any Vietnamese culture. Our house was always filled with Chinese art, Chinese food, Chinese people, Chinese music, and the idea that the Lunar New Year equaled Chinese New Year’s. My father was and still is a Chinese superiorist.

Ali’s paternal grandparents were Chow Kee Wong and Buu Chi. Chow and Buu were Chinese.

Ali’s maternal grandfather was Thi Nguyen. Thi was Vietnamese.

Sources: Birth record of Ali Wong – http://www.familysearch.org

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

Obituary of Ali’s father – http://www.legacy.com

Photo by kathclick/www.bigstockphoto.com

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Hong Chau

by follers on September 4, 2017

Hong Chau – HBO’s “Big Little Lies” TV Series Season 1 Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theater, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Vertical, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Blossom Films, Pacific Standard, Red Carpet Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Thailand

Date of Birth: c. 1979

Ethnicity: Vietnamese

Hong Chau is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the series Treme and the films Inherent Vice and Downsizing.

She was born in Thailand, to Vietnamese parents, and was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her parents were among the Vietnamese boat people who left the country in the late 1970s.

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