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Ansari a No Show. Olivia Munn Represents at SAG Awards

posted by Randall

Olivia Munn at SAG AwardsAsian Americans were shut out at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, but the fastest growing ethnicity in the country did have one shining moment.

Olivia Munn, whose mother is Chinese, made a cutting reference to the lack of Asian American nominees while presenting the award for best actor in a drama series with Niecy Nash.… Read more

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Asian Americans Less Likely to Get Response from their State Legislator

posted by Randall

VoteA new study has found that Asian Americans who reach out to their state legislator are less likely to get a response than other groups, according to researchers who shared their findings in a blog on the Washington Post.

Micah Gell-Redman from the University of Georgia, Neil Visalvanich from Durham University, and Charles Crabtree … Read more

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Dec 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on SAG shows some love for Cast of The Big Sick, Hong Chau and Aziz Ansari

SAG shows some love for Cast of The Big Sick, Hong Chau and Aziz Ansari

posted by Randall

Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan star in The Big Sick. Photo: Lionsgate/Amazon Studios

Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan star in The Big Sick. Photo: Lionsgate/Amazon Studios


 
Views from the Edge
 

Asian American actors got a little bit of love from their acting peers when the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees were announced Wednesday (Dec. 13).

Vietnamese American Hong Chau was nominated for her supporting role … Read more

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Dec 14, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Kelly Marie Tran Still Can’t Believe She’s in Star Wars

Kelly Marie Tran Still Can’t Believe She’s in Star Wars

posted by Randall
Kelly Marie Tran with John Boyega

Disney Photo

Star Wars debuts in theaters nationwide tomorrow and perhaps no one is more excited than Kelly Marie Tran.

Tran was overcome with emotion at the Hollywood premier this past weekend.

The newest addition to the Star Wars legacy can hardly contain her excitement.

“I’m so happy that’s finally happening,” she said to Channel Read more

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Dec 13, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Network Report Cards Released by APA Media Coalition

Network Report Cards Released by APA Media Coalition

posted by Randall
Ken Jeong on Fresh Off the Boat

Ken Jeong guest stars on the 2016 season finale of Fresh Off the Boat

Quick, which network would you recognize for featuring the most Asian Americans in its programming?

The Asian Pacific American Media Coalition gave ABC an overall grade of “B,” matching the highest grade the group has ever given a network in its … Read more

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Nov 27, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on AAPI Actors Making the Move from Sidekick to Star

AAPI Actors Making the Move from Sidekick to Star

posted by Randall

 

Darren Criss in Versace

Darren Criss will star in Versace: American Crime Story in January.

Views from the Edge

Asian Americans may be on the cusp of a Golden Age with an increased multifaceted presence on U.S. television.

One 10-episode miniseries will air in January and three sitcoms, three dramas and a dramedy starring Asian Americans are in … Read more

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Pioneer Asian American Actor Wood Moy Is Dead

posted by Louis Chan
Wood Moy

Wood Moy (2nd from left) starred in Wayne Wang’s Chan is Missing. Photo by Nancy Wong

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Wood Moy is missing. From life.

The trailblazing Asian American actor died November 8 at the age of 99, according to an obituary in the San Francisco Chronicle.

He died on November … Read more

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Nov 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Yuh-Line Niou Makes New York History

Yuh-Line Niou Makes New York History

posted by Randall
Yun-Line Niou

Photo by Peter Nguyen

By Ernabel Demillo
Asian American Life Host

 
I first met Yuh-Line Niou in 2014 when she was New York Assembly Member Ron Kim’s chief of staff.  We were working on a story on Asian Americans in elected office, and at the time Kim was the first Korean American to be … Read more

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Sep 20, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on John Cho To Represent Asian Americans In ‘The Exorcist 2’

John Cho To Represent Asian Americans In ‘The Exorcist 2’

posted by Tanvi Wattal

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Photo by Charlie Nguyen (IMG_7708) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Asian American actors often find themselves stereotyped into the select few “Asian” roles that are offered in Hollywood. John Cho of American Pie fame, however, has set out to break through the stereotypes and make his mark in Hollywood.

Recently, Cho has … Read more

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Ally Maki gets ‘Wrecked’

posted by Brittney Le
Ally Maki

Photo by Bobby Quillard

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Correspondent

Asian American women in the acting industry are continuing to fight for the spotlight that has long been turned away from them in mainstream media. One name that’s becoming bigger and bigger as she keeps snagging original, empowering roles is Ally Maki.

Maki’s latest big role … Read more

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