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Jodi Long, Karrueche Tran make history with Daytime Emmys

Actress Jodi Long can add Emmy-winning actress to her name. So can Karrueche Tran.

Tran who is both Black and Asian American won for outstanding performance of a lead actress in a daytime fiction program as Vivian Johnson-Garrett in The Bay on Popstar! TV.

Long won Sunday in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a daytime program for her role as Ms. Basil E. in the Netflix Holiday Rom-Com Dash and Lily.

Both are the first Asian Americans in their respective categories to win the award.

Long has a long acting portfolio. Bevfilm Girls reports she co-starred with Valerie Bertinelli in Cafe American; played Margaret Cho’s mother in All American Girl and played Alicia Silverstone’s secretary in Miss Match and Okcha in Sullivan And Son.

“I guess you would classify me as a character actor,” Long told Star Central Magazine. “I like to challenge and stretch myself as an actor and subsequently have a large range. I am also not afraid of taking chances as I explore a scene.”

The 33-year old Tran plays Virginia Loc on the TNT series Claws and starred in the web series The Bay. She produced the series and won two Emmy Awards.

“I’ve learned that life is short, and nothing should be taken for granted,” she told BET. I’m so grateful for what God has given me, and this past year especially has taught me the importance of family. 

Tran recently shot down rumors she is dating Chris Brown, according to Complex.

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