List of Vietnamese Americans

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

This is a list of notable Vietnamese Americans. To be included on this list, a person must not only be notable in the Vietnamese-American community, but must have also garnered recognition from mainstream America. (Thus, the inclusion of a Vietnamese-American with recognition only within the Vietnamese community, such as a singer from Thúy Nga's Paris by Night concerts, is not acceptable.)

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Vietnamese American or must have references showing they are Vietnamese American and are notable.

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Actors[edit]

Anchors and Reporters[edit]

  • Betty Nguyen – CBS Early Morning News anchor, former CNN anchor.[5]
  • Mary Nguyen- Award Winning reporter, First Asian-American, Miss Teenage America. [6]
  • Leyna Nguyen- Emmy Award winning anchor.[7]
  • Van Tieu – Anchor for KFYRTV[8]
  • Thuy Vu – Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter for CBS-5 Television in San Francisco

Directors[edit]

Dance group[edit]

  • Poreotics ABDC season 5 Champions
    • Matthew "Dumbo" Vinh Quoc Nguyen
    • Charles Viet Nguyen
    • Can Trong "Candy" Nguyen

Musicians[edit]

Other[edit]

Business[edit]

Literature and journalism[edit]

Military[edit]

Captain James Văn Thạch and General Viet X. Luong

Politics and law[edit]

Science and education[edit]

Han Dinh

Sports[edit]

Religion[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] "Vietnamese newcomer Ke Huy Quan makes a shrill debut..."
  2. ^ [2] "I was only the first Vietnamese kid in the state..."
  3. ^ [3] "She’s a gorgeous, Hawaiian born, Vietnamese/American actress, a model gone action star in films in Japan and China"
  4. ^ [4] "Vietnamese-American actress, and was born in Saigon, South Vietnam."
  5. ^ [5] "Like most Vietnamese-Americans, I was going to pursue a career that’s often regarded as bringing honor to the family..."
  6. ^ http://www.wftv.com/news/news/mary-nguyen/nFDDg/
  7. ^ cbs2.com – CBS 2 KCAL 9 News Team[dead link]
  8. ^ "Van Tieu KFYRTV.com". Facebook. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ Cindy Adams (April 26, 2013). "Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen, former fiancee of Brian Grazer, unveils her new paintings in SoHo with chef Laurent Tourondel". New York Post. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Brian Grazer’s ex-fiancee still sports his diamond ring". New York Post. September 29, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Married Eric Schmidt dating concert pianist Chau-Giang Nguyen". New York Post. September 3, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen, Piano – Tuesday, October 23, 2012". Carnegie Hall. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ [6] "CUONG VU is a Vietnamese born jazz trumpeter"
  14. ^ [7] "That is, after all, how the 34-year-old Vietnamese-American refugee became a successful..."
  15. ^ [8] "Dat Phan is actually my real name. It's actually derived from China, even though I'm Vietnamese"
  16. ^ http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/cast/214929/
  17. ^ Vu, Hung. "Chief Technology Officer". VBrick Systems. LinkedIn. 
  18. ^ [9] "Nguyen parlayed his ascending reputation and Onebox.com's buzz into an $850 million merger with Phone.com"
  19. ^ Le, Chieu. "Entrepreneur". NewAmericaMedia. 
  20. ^ [10] "Bristol & Bates, a management consulting firm based in Irvine, named James Mai as CEO. Mai will be based in Newport Beach."
  21. ^ [11] "Aimee Phan offers her observations as a Vietnamese American..."
  22. ^ UMass Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press
  23. ^ "Monique Truong". Houghtonmifflinbooks.com. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Thanh Thanh". Lexuannhuan.tripod.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  25. ^ Kaczor, Bill (Jun 19, 1987). "VIETNAMESE REFUGEE USES PASTA, PERSEVERANCE TO EARN NAVY WINGS". AP News Archive. 
  26. ^ The Tonight Show. "List of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson episodes (1986)". Wikipedia. Retrieved November 10, 2014. 
  27. ^ ".". Army Times. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  28. ^ Spc. Chris McKenna, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. "Rakkasans welcome incoming leadership". The Fort Campbell Courier. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Military Operations in Afghanistan". C-SPAN Video Library. December 28, 2010. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  30. ^ Vanden, Tom (December 28, 2010). "Coalition attacks sap key insurgents in Afghanistan". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  31. ^ http://abcnews.go.com/WN/PersonOfWeek/vietnamese-american-navy-captain-commander-hb-le-returns/story?id=9076854
  32. ^ "Army Sgt. 1st Class Tung M. Nguyen". Military Times. 
  33. ^ "1 Asian Legends". Content.yudu.com. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  34. ^ "Vietnamese-American Army Captain Builds Military Base in Iraq". Prweb.com. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  35. ^ [12] "Hubert Vo: First Vietnamese American State Legislator in Texas"
  36. ^ [13] "Another notable Vietnamese American dedicated to public service is John Quoc Duong, who serves under President George W. Bush, as executive director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders."
  37. ^ ".". AsianWeek.com. Retrieved January 5, 2013. [dead link]
  38. ^ [14] "...led by Jarai-American Kok Ksor..."
  39. ^ [15] "It is the first novel by a Vietnamese-American about the war experience and its aftermath..."
  40. ^ [16]"Jacqueline H. Nguyen of L.A. confirmed to U.S. 9th Circuit Court," Los Angeles Times. May 7, 2012
  41. ^ "Onetime Vietnam refugee confirmed to be a federal appeals judge". latimes.com. May 8, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  42. ^ "." (Press release). www.treas.gov. Retrieved January 5, 2013. [dead link]
  43. ^ "Biography of Prince Buu Chanh". Asianamerican.net. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  44. ^ [17] "Orange County voters made Van Tran the highest-ranking Vietnamese American public official in the country this week when they elected him to the state Assembly."
  45. ^ [18] "Like many Vietnamese immigrants, Dinh's emotional experience in his homeland steered him toward the Republican Party..."
  46. ^ "Westminster's Tri Ta is nation's first Vietnamese American elected mayor" [19]
  47. ^ "Biography of Han Dinh". Asianamerican.net. April 21, 1993. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  48. ^ "Postal Service Honored With White House Closing the Circle Awards for Biodiesel Fuel...". Prnewswire.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  49. ^ "Phỏng vấn kỹ sư Đinh Trường Hân, người quản lý kỹ thuật của hơn 200,000 xe hơi của bưu điện Mỹ". Voatiengviet.com. September 11, 2006. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  50. ^ Trinh -[dead link]
  51. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/1988-11-17/news/mn-24_1_nuclear-engineering
  52. ^ http://www.deseretnews.com/article/23638/VIET-SCHOLAR-EARNS-7-DEGREES-FROM-MIT.html?pg=all
  53. ^ [20] "Vietnamese-American astronomer"
  54. ^ Vo-Dinh has been ranked No. 43 on a list of the world's top 100 living geniuses in a survey conducted by Creators Synectics, a global consultants firm "Top 100 living geniuses". Telegraph.co.uk (London). October 31, 2007. Retrieved June 19, 2008. 
  55. ^ <http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4666498>
  56. ^ [21] "Growing up as a skinny Vietnamese refuge, Cung Le was an easy target for bullies..."
  57. ^ [22] "Graves, the only Vietnamese-born player in the major leagues, left Saigon when he was only 14 months old."
  58. ^ [23] "Nguyen and 10 other Vietnamese boys were segregated to one team..."
  59. ^ "New School Pick of the Week: Dat Nguyen – Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. November 9, 2009. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  60. ^ [24] "Like other Vietnamese players..."
  61. ^ J. C. Tran
  62. ^ [25] "Men Nguyen was born in Vietnam. At age 13 he quit school and began working as a bus driver. In 1978, when he was 24, he and other 87 Vietnamese people escaped from their native country by boat."
  63. ^ [26] "Such is already the case with Mimi Tran, a Vietnamese émigré..."
  64. ^ "Fight Finder – Nam Phan's Mixed Martial Arts Statistics". Sherdog.com. March 13, 1983. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  65. ^ Yang, Jeff (October 27, 2005). "ASIAN POP All In". The San Francisco Chronicle.