This is a list of
who have made significant contributions to the Filipino Americans American culture, politics, or society. It also includes those with notable mentions in the American media.
Arts and letters [ edit ]
Education [ edit ]
Luis Ma. R. Calingo, Ph.D. – President, Woodbury University; author, Strategic Management in the Asian Context: A Casebook in Business Policy and Strategy [2 ]
Jose B. Cruz, Jr., Ph.D. – Distinguished Professor of Engineering, The Ohio State University
Ruth Elynia S. Mabanglo, Ph.D. – Professor of Philippine Literature, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching, 1996 [3 ]
Kevin Nadal, Ph.D. – Associate Professor of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; author, Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice [4 ]
Baldomero Olivera, Ph.D. – Distinguished Professor of Biology, University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah; first Fil-Am member of the United States National Academy of Sciences; 2007 Harvard University Scientist of the Year. [5 ]
Rhacel Parrenas, Ph.D. – Professor of American Studies and Sociology at Brown University. World-renowned academic, has delivered lectures at over 100 colleges and universities in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
E. San Juan, Jr., Ph.D. - Fellow, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University
Graphic arts [ edit ]
Visual Art [ edit ]
History [ edit ]
Dorothy Cordova – Activist, professor, Co-founder of the Filipino American National Historical Society.
Fred Cordova – Author, Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans; co-founder, Filipino American National Historical Society.
Alex S. Fabros, Jr. – Historian, professor, retired U.S. Army officer; Documentaries: “Filipino Americans: Discovering their Past for the Future”, "Unsung Heroes"; historian, "Filipinas Magazine"; [10 ] Historian and Guest Curator, National Steinbeck Center's "Filipino Voices: Past and Present."; [11 ] [12 ] [13 ] and winner of New American Media's "Ethnic Pulitzer Prize". [14 ] [15 ] [16 ]
Journalism [ edit ]
Byron Acohido – 1997 Pulitzer Prize awardee; [17 ] prose novelist. [18 ]
Dani Dumuk Aguila – First non-white member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) to receive "Ink Bottle Pin Award", 1992 [19 ]
Natasha Brown - Anchor, KYW in Philadelphia
Cher Calvin - Anchor, KTLA Channel 5 Los Angeles
Howard G. Chua-Eoan – News Director, Time Magazine
Delfin F. Cruz – Publisher, Philippines Mail, 1931-1995 [20 ]
Veronica De La Cruz – MSNBC news anchor
George Estrada – Professor of Journalism, Humboldt State University; author, I Have Tasted the Sweet Mangoes of Cebu; former reporter and columnist
Emil Guillermo – award winning journalist, writer, and broadcaster. First Filipino American to anchor a regularly scheduled national news program, NPR "All Things Considered," May 1989. Winner of American Book Award, 2000.
Kristine Johnson – Anchor, WCBS-TV New York
Lloyd LaCuesta, television journalist, KTVU South Bay bureau chief
Claire Leka – Former CNN business reporter
Michelle Malkin – Commentator on FOX News, author
Jean Martirez – Anchor for KTTV Fox 11 in Los Angeles
Cheryl Diaz Meyer – 2004 Pulitzer Prize Winner [21 ] [22 ]
Libertito Pelayo – Publisher and editor-in-chief, Filipino Reporter newspaper.
Maria Quiban – Meteorologist & news anchor, KTTV/KCOP-TV in Los Angeles
Victoria Recaño – Correspondent on such programs as The Insider and Inside Edition.
Frances Rivera – Journalist and television news anchor for Boston's NBC affiliate WHDH.
Corky Trinidad – Honolulu Star Bulletin editorial cartoonist, 1939 - 2009
Jose Antonio Vargas – 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Journalism for his work with the Washington Post; DREAM Act advocate; "illegal alien" [23 ] [24 ]
Mona Lisa Yuchengco – founder, Filipinas magazine.
Literature [ edit ]
Peter Bacho – Author of the American Book Award winning novel Cebu
Evangeline Canonizado Buell – Author, 25 Chickens and a Pig for a Bride: Growing Up in a Filipino Immigrant Family [26 ]
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard – Author of , When the Rainbow Goddess Wept Magdalena
Carlos Bulosan – Author, . America Is in the Heart [27 ]
Regie Cabico – Slam poet and performer. [28 ]
Gilbert Luis R. Centina III - Novelist and award-winning poet.
Melissa de la Cruz – Author of teen lit series The Au Pairs, The Ashleys, and Blue Bloods
Vince Gotera – Poet and editor of the North American Review
Jessica Hagedorn – Playwright and author, , Dogeaters , The Gangster of Love Dream Jungle
Tess Uriza Holthe – Author of When the Elephants Dance
Ma. Luisa Aguilar Igloria – Award-winning poet
R. Zamora Linmark – Author of Rolling the R's
Aimee Nezhukumatathil – Award-winning poet and professor
Barbara Jane Reyes – Poet
Al Robles – Activist and Poet, author of Rappin' With Ten Thousand Carabaos in the Dark
Randy Romero – Writer
Eileen Tabios – Poet.
Alex Tizon – Pulitzer Prize Winner.
Jose Garcia Villa – poet, writer, generationalist; pre-Beat Generation influence.
Theater [ edit ]
Business [ edit ]
Culinary arts [ edit ]
Engineering and technology [ edit ]
Fashion and pageantry [ edit ]
Fashion [ edit ]
Health science [ edit ]
Military [ edit ]
Jesse Aliganga – Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Killed in action during 1998 embassy bombing in Nairobi, Kenya
Raquel C. Bono – Rear Admiral (Lower Half), U.S. Navy. Command Surgeon, United States Pacific Command [51 ] [52 ] [53 ]
Jose Calugas – Captain, U.S. Army. Medal of Honor recipient, World War II
Anatolio B. Cruz – Rear Admiral (Lower Half), U.S. Navy. Deputy Commander, United States Fourth Fleet [51 ] [54 ]
John R. D’Araujo Jr. – Major General, U.S. Army, retired. First Filipino American to be promoted to Major General; former Director of the Army National Guard Bureau. Former Director of the Recovery Division for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) [55 ] [56 ] [57 ]
Rudolph Davila – First Lieutenant, U.S. Army. Medal of Honor recipient, World War II
Oscar Hilman – Brigadier General, U.S. Army, retired. [58 ] [59 ] [60 ] [61 ]
Ron J. Maclaren – Rear Admiral (Lower Half), U.S. Navy. Director, Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Office [62 ] [63 ]
Eleanor Mariano – Rear Admiral (Lower Half), U.S. Navy, retired. First Filipino American to be promoted to a flag officer rank; former White House physician
José B. Nísperos – first Asian Medal of Honor recipient.
Eldon Regua – Major General, U.S. Army Reserve. Former Commanding General, 75th Division (BCTD); only non-retired Filipino American general officer [64 ] [65 ]
Edward Soriano – Lieutenant General U.S. Army, retired. Former Commanding General of I Corps
Ramon S. Subejano – Private First Class, U.S. Army. Silver Star recipient, World War II
Benigno G. Tabora – Sergeant Major, U.S. Army. Purple Heart recipient, World War II
Antonio Taguba – Major General, U.S. Army, retired. Author of the Taguba Report
Telesforo Trinidad – Fireman Second Class, U.S. Navy. Only Asian American naval recipient of the Medal of Honor
Eleanor Valentin – Rear Admiral (Lower Half), Medical Corps, U.S. Navy. Commander, Naval Medical Support Command [66 ]
Politics [ edit ]
Peter Aduja – State Legislature, Hawaii.
Larry Asera - First Filipino American elected to a city council in the continental United States (1973) [67 ]
Steve Austria - Republican congressman from Beavercreek, Ohio. [68 ]
Rob Bonta - First Filipino American California State Legislator
Thelma Buchholdt - First female Filipino American state legislator (1974); first Asian American to be elected President of the National Order of Women Legislators (1987).
Christopher Cabaldon – Mayor of West Sacramento, California, born in 1965.
Benjamin J. Cayetano – First Filipino American governor in the U.S., for the state of Hawaii.
John Ensign – U.S. Senator from Nevada; his great grandmother is from the Philippines [69 ]
Jose Esteves – Current Mayor of Milpitas, California. Assumed office in 2002; served as a member of the City Council from 1998 to 2002.
Ronald Falconi – Current Mayor of the City of Brunswick, Ohio
Tony Fulton; member of Nebraska State Legislature.
Mike Guingona – Council Member and Former Mayor of Daly City, California.
Rolando Lavarro, Jr. – First Filipino American Councilman-at-Large, Jersey City, New Jersey 2011. [70 ]
John W. Marshall, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Director of the U.S. Marshals Service, his mother is of Filipino descent.
Thurgood Marshall, Jr., White House senior staff member during the Clinton Administration, his mother is of Filipino descent.
Benjamin Menor – First Filipino American State Legislator, Hawaii, 1962. [71 ]
Rozita Villanueva Lee – Member, President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders [72 ] [73 ] [74 ] [75 ]
Mona Pasquil - in November 2009, became the first woman to serve as acting lieutenant governor of California [76 ] [77 ]
David Pendleton - former Minority Floor Leader, Hawaii House of Representatives
Valerie Santos - Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development of Washington D.C. [78 ]
Bobby Scott – U.S. Congressman (D. Va.), maternal grandmother is Filipina.
Michele J. Sison – US ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.
Kris Valderrama – Member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing the 26th District.
Ron Villanueva – Member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 21st District. A former member of the Coast Guard Reserves, he is also an alumnus of Old Dominion University.
Religion [ edit ]
Television and film [ edit ]
Neile Adams – actress
Sean Michael Afable - actor ( Akeelah and the Bee)
Nicole Anderson - actress ( Jonas and Jonas L.A.)
Ruben Aquino – Disney animator ( and Lion King ) The Little Mermaid
Jon Jon Augustavo - Award Winning Filmmaker and Music Video Director known for Macklemore - " Thrift Shop", " Can't Hold Us", " Same Love"
Christina Chang – actress, CSI: Miami, Private Practice, No Ordinary Family
Alley Baggett – model, actress.
Brandon Baker – actor ( and Johnny Tsunami ) Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board
Tippy Dos Santos – singer, actress
Kimee Balmilero – member of the American version of Hi-5, a children's musical group [80 ]
Dante Basco – actor, dancer, rapper, poet
Dion Basco - actor
Joy Bisco – Filipino American actress
Eileen Boylan – actress ( , South of Nowhere ). General Hospital
Q. Allan Brocka – director, producer, actor, best known for directing the film and its sequel. Eating Out
Cher Calvin – actress, news anchor ( ), Miss New York first runner up KTLA Morning News
Wendy Calio – actress, dancer, singer ( ) Imagination Movers
Jade Villalon – actress, singer and songwriter
Louie del Carmen – story artist, ; storyboard artist, Disney Channel's Dreamworks Animation , Nickelodeon's Kim Possible (2001) and Invader Zim (2008) The Mighty B!
Ronnie del Carmen – story supervisor, ; storyboard artist, Finding Nemo Batman: The Animated Series
T.V. Carpio – actress
Tia Carrere – actress
Phoebe Cates – actress. [81 ]
Pia Clemente – The first Filipino to be nominated for a competitive Academy Award for the live action short, "Our Time Is Up". (2004)
Emy Coligado – actress, (Piama, Francis' wife, ). Malcolm in the Middle
Michael Copon – actor (Blue Ranger in , Power Rangers Time Force ) Bring It On: In It to Win It
Rik Cordero - director
Darren Criss - actor (Blaine Anderson in Glee), mother is an immigrant from the Phillipines
Annie Cruz – adult film star.
Christina Cuenca - Miss Louisiana USA 2006; actress
Jake Cuenca – actor and soccer player
Mark Dacascos – actor and martial arts expert
Charles Michael Davis – actor and model
Marpessa Dawn – actress [82 ]
Gigi Dement – short film producer [83 ]
Dean Devlin – screenwriter and producer of many films including , Independence Day and Godzilla , also occasional Stargate actor [84 ]
Leilani Dowding – model, TV personality
Mar Elepano– filmmaker, production supervisor of the John C. Hench Lab, Division of Animation and Digital Arts, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Allen Evangelista – actor ( The Secret Life of the American Teenager)
Ava Fabian – actress, model
Roshon Fegan– actor Shake It Up (TV series)
Von Flores – actor
Joel de la Fuente – actor
Irish Fullerton – actress, singer
Melissa Howard – actress-comedienne, MTV Real World New Orleans cast.
Vanessa Hudgens - half Filipino actress, singer, dancer and television star ( ). High School Musical
Stella Hudgens - half Filipino actress
Diana Lee Inosanto - actress, stuntwoman, film director ( ). The Sensei
Cris Judd – actor, dancer, choreographer and former husband of Jennifer Lopez, lead dancer of Michael Jackson and work with different singers, appeared in Unfabulous, Eve, Half and Half, and Everybody Loves Raymond
Tessa Keller, model and reality television personality
Abigail Kintanar – actress, host, reality show vixen. VH1's CelebReality Star "Red Oyster" [85 ]
Jo Koy - stand-up comedian
Lalaine – TV star, Lizzie McGuire. [86 ]
Liza Lapira – actress ( , Crazy Stupid Love , 21 , Fast & Furious , NCIS ) Traffic Light
Sharon Leal – half-Filipino, half African American actress ( , Boston Public , Dreamgirls ) Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?
Brandon Lee – gay pornography actor
Reggie Lee – actor
Kaylani Lei – adult film star
Matthew Libatique – cinematographer ( , Requiem for a Dream , The Fountain and Inside Man ) Iron Man
Tiffany Limos – actress
BarBara Luna – actress
Camille Mana – actress ( ) One on One
Alec Mapa – actor and comedian ( ). Half & Half
Anna Maria Perez de Taglé – actress ( , Hannah Montana , Camp Rock , the 2009 remake of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam ), former Fame contestant; granddaughter of Filipina singer, Star Search Sylvia La Torre.
Marie Matiko – actress (" Art of War")
Sabrine Maui – adult film star.
Steven R. McQueen – actor ( The Vampire Diaries)
Madison Michele – actress and television host (host of Animal Planet's ) King of the Jungle
Vanessa Minillo – MTV Veejay and former Miss Teen USA
Mimi Miyagi ( née Melody Damayo)– adult film star, former candidate for Governor of Nevada
Paolo Montalban – actor ( ), model Mortal Kombat: Conquest
Rex Navarrete – comedian, voice actor in Myx channel's cartoon "The Nutshack"
Belinda Panelo - MTV VJ
Van Partible – creator/director/writer of cartoon series Johnny Bravo
Nia Peeples – actress
Lou Diamond Philips – actor
Victoria Recaño – correspondent ( ), actress ( The Insider ) CSI: Miami
Ernie Reyes, Jr. – actor, martial artist
Jelynn Rodriguez – actress (" The Drop")
Jason Rogel – actor ( , Splinterheads , Swamp Shark ) The Great State of Georgia
Tura Satana – actress ("Varla" in Russ Meyer's 1965 cult film, " Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! ). "Satana's father was a silent movie actor of Japanese and Filipino descent, and her mother was a circus performer of American Indian (Cheyenne) and Scots-Irish background.
Rob Schneider – performer, actor, comedian Saturday Night Live
Shannyn Sossamon – actress ( , 40 Days and 40 Nights ) A Knight's Tale
Charmane Star – adult film star
Hailee Steinfeld – actress ( True Grit)
Chuti Tiu – actress ( , Desire , 24 , Dragnet , Beautiful ) The Specials
Tamlyn Tomita – actress ( , The Joy Luck Club (film) , The Karate Kid, Part II , Quantum Leap (TV series) ) Glee (TV series)
Hervé Villechaize – actor (Tattoo from ) Fantasy Island
Stefanie Walmsley – short film producer [83 ]
Charlyne Yi – actress ( , Knocked Up ) Paper Heart
Lauren Young – actress
Disc jockeys [ edit ]
Musicians [ edit ]
Richard Baluyut – lead singer for band Versus
Joe Bataan – Latin soul legend.
Noah Bernardo – Drummer - P.O.D.
Eugene F. Castillo – conductor, born in Hollywood, CA, is now the Music Director of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Cultural Center of the Philippines
Billy Crawford – R&B, pop and soul singer.
Jenn Cuneta – singer, sung Come Rain, Come Shine
Sugar Pie DeSanto – popular rhythm and blues songstress of the 1950s and 1960s.
Leah Dizon – model, singer, actress, and TV personality in Japan.
Kate Earl – singer, songwriter.
Bobby Enriquez – "The Wild Man," prodigious Jazz Pianist
Jocelyn Enriquez – techno and house singer of "Do You Miss Me?"
Jerome Fontamillas – Switchfoot guitarist and keyboardist
Carlo Gimenez – lead guitarist for Dia Frampton.
Christopher Guanlao – drummer/songwriter for Silversun Pickups
Kirk Hammett – lead guitarist for Metallica (Filipina mother)
Billy Hinsche – lead guitarist for Dino, Desi & Billy
Chad Hugo – music producer and musician; one-half of The Neptunes.
Illmind – hip hop producer.
Enrique Iglesias – a Spanish pop music singer-songwriter.
Anthony Improgo– Drummer of the Band Metro Station
Mike Inez – Bassist of Alice in Chains
Rachael Lampa – Christian singer.
Reynaldo Lapuz – American Idol 7 Contestant
Arian Leviste – Electronic music artist, record producer and DJ
Allan Pineda Lindo – Known as apl.de.ap. Member of the Hip-hop Group The Black Eyed Peas
Gerard Damien Long – Known as Hodgy Beats. Member of the hip-hop collective OFWGKTA and the duo MellowHype, rapper and producer.
Bruno Mars – Half Filipino/Half Puerto-Rican; R&B Singer
Travis McCoy – Gym Class Heroes singer; Haitian/Italian/Limerick Irish/Filipino/Native American
Neal McCoy – country music singer.
Robert Menard – musician, keyboards in popular band Teen Wolf.
Maile Misajon – singer of Eden's Crush.
Sophia Montecarlo – singer, model, a " Born Diva", grand finalist.
Jared Palomar – bassist, and pianist of the band Augustana
Dan Layus – lead singer, guitarist of the band Augustana
Dustin Perfetto – rapper, audio engineer best known for his song "I Gott Grapes".
AJ Rafael – musician and YouTube celebrity.
Jaya Ramsey – freestyle artist
Amber Rowley – singer.
Joey Santiago – lead guitarist of the Pixies, credited by Kurt Cobain as influential to his music, albums include the classic Surfer Rosa and Doolittle. Later formed a band "The Martinis" with his wife.
Matthew Santos – rock and folk singer-songwriter, musician and painter, father of part-Filipino descent.
Nicole Scherzinger – lead singer for the Pussycat Dolls. (Filipino father, Hawaiian/Russian mother, birth name was Nicole Valiente)
Nick Vasallo – as a composer, his work has encompassed a variety of genres and projects. Most notably with his post-metal group Antagony, [87 ] film music career, and [88 ] concert music works. Vasallo is a recipient of the 2010/2011 President's $21k Dissertation-Year Fellowship, the first Arts student to ever receive the honor. [89 ]
Cassie Ventura – known as Cassie (born August 26, 1986 in New London, Connecticut), R&B and pop singer, model, and actress.
Jessica Sanchez singer half Mexican and half Filipino on American Idol season 11
Jasmine Trias singer half Filipino and half Hawaiian on American Idol season 2
Jade Villalon –singer, actress.
Jasmine Villegas – R&B pop singer, half-Mexican & half-Filipino.
Musical groups [ edit ]
One Vo1ce – All-Filipina girl R&B/OPM singing group from the San Francisco Bay Area
Blue Scholars – Geo aka. Prometheus Brown, MC of the duo, is Filipino-American
Death Angel – Thrash Metal band.
Kai – San Francisco Bay Area boy band
Moonpools & Caterpillars – Filipino American rock band based in California in the 1990s
My American Heart – Rock band.
Native Guns – Bambu and Kiwi of the LA hip hop group.
Legaci – Filipino-American R&B band from the San Francisco Bay Area, California, formed in 1997. They are currently the backup singers for Canadian Pop-R&B singer Justin Bieber on the My World Tour.
Q-York – a Filipino-American hip hop record production duo composed of Flava Matikz (DJ/producer) and Knowa Lazarus (songwriter/MC).
The Dandelion War – 3 of the 5 members of The Dandelion War are of Filipino decent, with their drummer hailing from the Philippines.
Reality show [ edit ]
Internet [ edit ]
Christine Gambito – an American Internet personality, actress, and comedian; she maintains one of the most-subscribed-to channels on YouTube. Also appointed Ambassador of Philippine tourism
Anthony Padilla – a famous YouTube celebrity; he is one half of the comedy duo Smosh and is one of the most subscribed Youtubers on YouTube
Judy Travis – a famous make-up guru and YouTube reality-show celebrity; based in Seattle and known for her YouTube channels: It's Judy Time, It's Judy's Life and It's Mommy's Life.
Leandro Aragoncillo – former FBI intelligence analyst and retired Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps who was charged with espionage and leaking classified information against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Thomas Beatie – Filipino father, [107 ] female-to-male transgender man who is legally male and married as a male. Beatie had chest reconstruction and testosterone therapy but kept his female reproductive organs intact. He is notable for having had had several [108 ] pregnancies since becoming physically male.
Andrew Cunanan – Half-Italian, half-Filipino American gay alleged spree killer during the mid-1990s; allegedly murdered several of his lovers, including the Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace. Father was a retired United States Navy from the Philippines.
Christina Marie Williams – (1985–1998) murdered child. [109 ] [110 ]
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^ "But it’s Sam, half-Indian and half-Filipino, who is the self-proclaimed ladies man. Will brains beat out brawn in the hunt for the gold?"
^ Queeen for a Day
^ GLAAD.org Cinequeer: Greggy Gets Gorgeous
^ Greggy Goes from N.E.R.D to H-A-W-T
^ Asian Week: Geek in Hot Water
^ Interview With Greggy Soriano afterelton.com
^ Exclusive Interview: Randi and Greggy of Beauty and the Geek
^ On the Spot Johnny Wright's Quest to Form the Next Supergroup
^ jaizon_plaga's Profile - Cambio On the Spot
^ ON THE SPOT: JOHNNY WRIGHT'S QUEST FOR THE NEXT SUPERGROUP" PRESENTED BY AT&T NAMES TOP 20 CONTESTANTS
^ Episode 3 - Cambio On the Spot
^ Rommel R. Llanes (21 February 2013). "Fil-Am Adriana Latonio makes it to Top 20 of American Idol Season 12". GMA News . Retrieved 5 April 2013.
Chuck Smith (8 March 2013). "Adriana Latonio gets eliminated from 'Idol'". Yahoo! Southeast Asia . Retrieved 5 April 2013.
^ Thomas Beatie (2008). . Seal Press. p. Labor of love: the story of one mans extraordinary pregnancy 20. ISBN 978-1-58005-287-0.
^ Thomas Beatie, Labor of Love : Is society ready for this pregnant husband?, advocate.com.
^ "described as Filipina American with brown eyes and shoulder-length brown hair..."
^ "Christina was born in Okinawa, Japan of a Filipino mother and an American father who was a United States Navy"
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