Hollywood is an industry that dominates the world over due to its beautiful films and extremely hot celebrities. No doubt, the Hollywood films provide us non-stop entertainment. There are various Philippines celebrities in Hollywood like Charice and Arnel Pineda who make us proud due to their beautiful acting. Let us check out the list of top 10 famous Hollywood celebrities of Philippines descent.
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10. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
The Latino singer, Enrique is of dual heritage. His father is from Spain, named Julio Iglesias, and his mother is of Philippines, named Isabel Preysler. Iglesias has sold more than one hundred million records worldwide, and is one of the best selling artists. He has amassed over 50 outstanding songs on the various Billboard charts.
9. ROB SCHNEIDER
Rob is another famous American star with Philippines origin. His grandmother is from Philippines. He was starred in the film, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. Some other fantastic films are The Animal, The Hot Chick and the sequel Deuce Bigalow; European Gigolo. He also performed in The Bench Warmer, Muppets from Space, and Around the World in 80 Days like films.
8. REGGIE LEE
Born with Philippines-Chinese decent, Reggie is another famous star of America. His family migrated to Cleveland, Ohio in his childhood. He began his career in 1990. First he was a part of Broadway musical act Heartstrings and later on joined Miss Saigon. He has played several fantastic roles in television shows, such as the Special Secret Service agent Bill Kim in the series Prison Break. He also performed in the film, Fast and the Furious.
7. PHOEBE CATES
Phoebe is a famous movie actress of America. She has performed notable roles in movies like Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Gremlins. She was born in New York City, and is the daughter of Lily and director and producer Joseph Cates. Her uncle and grandparents were from Philippines.
6. MICHAEL COPON
Popularly known as Lucas, the Blue Power Ranger and Felix of One Tree Hill, Michael is an outstanding star from USA. He is known for his impressive looks and talent. His father is from Philippines, and his mother is of Germany-America. He was born in Chesapeake, Virginia, on November 13, 1982. He is a famous star of television.
5. TIA CARRERE
Tia Carrere was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is of Philippines descent. She is a famous singer, though she was eliminated in the initial round of the 1985 Star Search. Then she landed the role in Aloha Summer at the age of 17. She is a successful television celebrity, who got her first television offer in Air Wolf in 1985. She is remembered for her role in the opera, General Hospital as Jade Soong Chung. Then, she started her film career in 1991.
4. VANESSA ANNE HUDGENS
Vanessa has come from a multi- racial family. Her father Greg is an Irish and Native American descent, while her mom Gina of China. She started acting in local theaters when she was only 8-years old. She has played a great role in the Disney Channel movie, High School Musical, reprising the role for the second time in High School Musical 2.
3. NICOLE SCHERZINGER
Born in Hawaii to a Philippines father and Russian mother, Nicole has been known for his outstanding acting skills. She had been a part of The Pussycat Dolls in 2003. Nicole sang mainly group songs and has always gotten much fame.
2. DANTE BASCO
Dante is also of Philippines-American origin. He was born in California. He has been the guest in various television shows such as Nash Bridges, Providence, and The Prince of Bel-Air. He has also appeared in Hollywood movies like The Debut.
1. CRIS JUDD
The ex-husband of Jennifer Lopez, Cris Judd, is half Philippino. Jennifer met him in Spain and he was given the chance to direct her music video for “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”. Then they married on September 29, 2001. The marriage ended in June 2002. He has composed songs for Jennifer like “Alive”.
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