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Hollywood Stars With Filipino Blood

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Vanessa Hudgens

“High School Musical” actress Vanessa Ann Hudgens is of Chinese-Spanish-Filipino-Irish-Native-American decent. She comes from a multi- racial family, her father Greg of Irish and Native American descent, her mother Gina of Chinese and Filipino origin. She started acting in local theaters at the age of eight. She got famous when she was tapped to play a brainy good girl Gabriella Montez, in the Disney Channel movie High School Musical and reprised the role again in High School Musical 2. Vanessa becomes a Hollywood Celebrity upon the released of the Walt Disney Picture produced film HSM 3: Senior Year where she was paid $2 million.

Source : (Allan Pineda Lindo), a member of the Black Eyed Peas, is of Filipino and African-American decent. Allan was born in Pampanga, Philippines, to a Filipina mother and an American father. His father was a US serviceman at Clark Air Base, who abandoned him and his Filipina mother as soon as he was born. It was a hard life from thereon.

Amid life’s uncertainties, music provided Allan a refuge and, eventually, salvation. His early music heroes include Stevie Wonder, Eagles, the Beatles and the home-grown folk music of Asin. He soon discovered hip-hop music, which led to his fascination with break dancing. Forming a break-dancing group, Allan went to the States where he became a familiar fixture in Los Angeles’ hip-hop and break-dancing scene. The group he formed soon morphed into the Black Eyed Peas. They adapted a more palatable kind of hip-hop combined with funk music, a big departure from the prevalent gangsta rap of their Los Angeles peers. Despite all the success achieved by the Black Eyed Peas, Allan is lauded for incorporating Filipino themes into the group’s music, as we hear in songs like The Apl Song, where he talks about his roots and even borrows the song’s refrain from Balita, an Asin original.

He also wrote a song entitled Bebot, a Filipino street word for “woman”. The video of the said single was shot around LA featuring Filipinos, Filipino-Americans, and other Asian ethnic groups around the bay area.

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Hailee Steinfeld is best known in the entertainment industry as the actress behind the character of Mattie Ross in the film True Grit, for which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the Academy Awards and Best Actress in a Leading Role in the BAFTA Awards, among others. Hailee’s maternal grandfather is Filipino and her mother is Filipino interior designer Cheri Domasin-Steinfeld.

Hailee Steinfeld (born December 11, 1996)is an American actress. She rose to fame for her portrayal of Mattie Ross in the 2010 film True Grit for which she was nominated for an Academy award for Best supporting actress. She is also known for her portrayal of Petra Arkanian in the 2013 sci-fi film, Ender’s game. She played Juliet Capulet in the 2013 film adaptation of William Shakespear’s romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, opposite Douglas Booth, Zoey in the 2014 crime film Three Days to Kill, and starred opposite Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley in Begin Again as Ruffalo’s character’s daughter Violet. She recently finished filming on the sequel to Pitch Perfect.

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Nicole Scherzinger

Pussyycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger is Filipino, Hawaiian, and Russian. Nicole’s dad was Filipino, but her parents split when she was a baby. She changed her surname from Valiente to Scherzinger when her stepfather adopted her. Nicole Scherzinger, born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valient on June 29, 1978 is an American recording artist, actress and television personality. After reaching one-hit-wonder success with girl group Eden’s Crush, she signed with Interscope Records in 2003 as a member of the Pussycat Dolls, a burlesque troupe turned-recording act.

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Bruno Mars

Bruno was born Peter Gene Hernandez to a Filipino mom and a Puerto Rican-Jewish dad and grew up in Hawaii. An American singer-songwriter, record producer, voice actor, and choreographer. Mars began making music at a young age and performed in various musical venues in his hometown throughout his childhood. He graduated from high school and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a musical career. Mars produced songs for other artists co-founding the production team The Smeezingtons.

Mars has received many awards and nominations, including two Grammy Awards and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, in 2011. In 2014, he was named “Artist of the Year” by Billboard and ranked number one on the Forbes 30 under 30 list.

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