List of Cambodian Americans
This is a list of notable Cambodian Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.
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To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Cambodian American or must have references showing they are Cambodian American and are notable.
- Francois Chau - actor; known for his role as Dr. Pierre Chang in Lost
- Monirith Chhea - artist originally from Phnom Penh
- Arn Chorn-Pond - musician and human rights activist
- Bhante Dharmawara - Buddhist monk and teacher; helped resettle thousands of Cambodian refugees in the US; founded the first Cambodian Buddhist temple in the US
- Kris Dim - pro bodybuilder
- Maya Gilliss-Chapman - founder and CEO of Cambodians in Tech, Miss Cambodian American, 2nd Runner Up
- Soben Huon - Miss Utah USA 2006; Miss USA competitor
- Yasmin Lee - LGBT pornographic actress
- Kalyanee Mam - filmmaker
- Sam Meas - first Cambodian-American congressional candidate
- Rady Mom - politician, first Cambodian American elected to the Massachusetts state legislature (18th Middlesex District)
- Laura Mam - musician and music industry entrepreneur.
- Haing S. Ngor - Oscar-winning actor for his performance in the movie The Killing Fields; author, physician
- Ted Ngoy - "Doughnut King," entrepreneur and politician
- Chanthou Oeur - painter and sculptor
- Sopheap Pich - sculptor and artist
- Chath PierSath - poet, painter, and humanitarian
- Dith Pran (b. 1942) - portrayed in the movie The Killing Fields; photojournalist for The New York Times; human rights activist
- Sam-Ang Sam - ethnomusicologist and MacArthur Fellow, noted Cambodian classical music performer
- Sophiline Cheam Shapiro - choreographer and dance teacher
- Sichan Siv - former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and the author of Golden Bones
- Pou Sohtireak - politician
- Allen Dodgson Tan - product designer, entrepreneur and STEM advocate
- Narath Tan - sculptor and artist
- Loung Ung - author, speaker, Khmer Rouge survivor and activist against landmines
- Chhun Yasith - political activist, received life sentence for attempting a coup
- Justin Buth - 3 time multi weight class tutu athletics champion
- Sheehy, Gail, "A Home for Cambodia's Children," New York Times, Sept 23, 1984, p. 44.
- Born in Cambodia
- "Singer Laura Mam wins culture award". Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
- Hyung-chan Kim; Stephen Fugita; Dorothy C. L. Cordova (1999). Distinguished Asian Americans: A Biographical Dictionary. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 264–5. ISBN 0-313-28902-6.
- Naomi Hirahara (2003). Distinguished Asian Americans Business Leaders. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 150–152. ISBN 1-57356-344-7.
- "FRONTLINE/WORLD . Cambodia - Pol Pot's Shadow . Interview with Sophiline Shapiro - The Dancer - PBS". www.pbs.org. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
- Loung Ung. First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers. HarperCollins (2003).