Harry Shum, Jr.

Shum in 2011; photo by DFree / Shutterstock.com

Place of Birth: San José, Costa Rica

Date of Birth: April 28, 1982

Ethnicity: Chinese

Harry Shum, Jr. is an American actor, dancer, singer, and choreographer. He was born in Limón, Costa Rica, to Chinese parents. His father is from Guangzhou and his mother is from Hong Kong. Harry’s family moved to San Francisco, California, when he was six.

Harry speaks English, Cantonese, and Spanish.

Harry is married to actress and dancer Shelby Rabara, with whom he has a daughter. Shelby is of Filipino descent.


Curious about ethnicity

6 Responses

  1. Reno says:

    It’s too bad they couldn’t make his character ‘Latino’ like he is. I think Americans need to be shown that Latin America is made up of various races, most people here that I come to contact with think that only brown/mestizo people are representative of Latin America.

  2. Nathalie says:

    I think it’s nice that he knows not only english and chinese, but spanish as well. wow. it’d be so nice to be trilingual.

  3. daniel says:

    Costa Rica received a lot of immigrants during the XVIII, XIX and XX century, from Spaniards, Italians, Jamaicans to Chinese, the last three groups migrated to build the atlantic cost train, in Limon where Harry were born ;)

  4. GleeLovr says:

    WOW! He’s Chinese but was born in Costa Rica.that’s awesome!Go asians!

  5. myspace celebrity says:

    Ah, I love Mike Change on Glee :)
    I used to think he was Chinese with some indigenous tocuhes in his bloodline.Either way,he’s very cute.

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