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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

Bad Ass Asians

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

Bad Ass Asians

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

Asian Americans

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


Photo by Charlie Nguyen (IMG_7708) [CC 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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Apr 27, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Chloe Bennet, Ken Jeong & Randall Park talk Asian American Progress at Celebration of East West Players

Chloe Bennet, Ken Jeong & Randall Park talk Asian American Progress at Celebration of East West Players

posted by Randall

By Kanika Lal
It was an evening to celebrate, and to contemplate.
The nation’s first Asian American theater organization – East West Players – held their 51st Anniversary Visionary Awards and Silent Auction at the Hilton Universal in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 24.
The pioneers of Hollywood’s multicultural scene … Read more

Asian Americans

New Whitewashing Controversy Takes Off Over Death Note

posted by Randall

More than 11,000 people have signed a petition protesting yet another example of whitewashing in the works.

The controversy erupted shortly after Netflix released its trailer last week for its adaptation of the popular Japanese manga Death Note.

Nat Wolff has been cast in the main role of Light Turner. The name of the … Read more

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Asian Americans Not Happy with The Walking Dead

posted by Randall
Steve Yeung with Lauren Cohan in Walking Dead

Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) – The Walking Dead – Season 4, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

By Ed Diokno


The only Asian American to survive the zombie apocalypse

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Sep 22, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Some Italian Americans Aren’t Applauding Alan Yang’s Remarks

Some Italian Americans Aren’t Applauding Alan Yang’s Remarks

posted by Randall
Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari pose for photographers after winning their Emmys

Photo by ABC

By Ed Diokno


Alan Yang, who with his co-writer Aziz Ansara, won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy last Sunday, is under fire from some Italian Americans.


While trying to make a point about the lack of representation of AAPI in the entertainment industry, while receiving his Emmy,
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Sep 24, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Face Barriers to Voting

Asian American Face Barriers to Voting

posted by Randall

By Sanam Malik
Center for Asian American Progress


Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, or AAPIs, are the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, increasing at four times the rate of the overall U.S. population. While this population is projected to double in size from 17 million people in 2014 to more than 40 … Read more


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