Rae Dawn Chong

Born: 28/02/1961 (61 yo)
Birth place: Edmonton (Canada)

Citizenship : Canada, USA
Ascendant : Chinese

Occupation : Actress


Chong was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Maxine Sneed and Tommy Chong. Chong's father is Chinese, and her mother is of Afro-Canadian and Cherokee descent.
Her sister Robbi Chong is a model and actress.


Chong is known for appearing in the films Quest for Fire (1981), The Color Purple (1985), Choose Me (1984), Beat Street (1984), Commando (1985), Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984), and Far Out Man (1990), in the latter two appearing with her father.

Chong won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in 1983 for Quest for Fire.

Chong saw her most active period in films during the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s. However, she continues working in television and film.

Chong also played the love interest in Mick Jagger's video "Just Another Night".

Chong has been married twice and has one son named Morgan. Her second husband was actor C. Thomas Howell, her co-star in the feature film Soul Man.
They divorced in 1990.

She was considered for the role of Anne Lindsey in Highlander: The Series.

Stony Island (1978)
Quest for Fire (1981)
Choose Me (1984)
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984)
Beat Street (1984)
Fear City (1984)
City Limits (1985)
American Flyers (1985)
Commando (1985)
The Color Purple (1985)
Soul Man (1986)
Running Out of Luck (1987)
The Squeeze (1987)
The Principal (1987)
Walking After Midnight (1988)
Rude Awakening (1989)
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
Far Out Man (1990)
Chaindance (1990)
Denial (1990)
The Borrower (1991)
Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (1991)
When the Party's Over (1992)
Amazon (1992)
Time Runner (1993)
Boulevard (1994)
Boca (1994)
Power of Attorney (1995)
Crying Freeman (1995)
The Break (1995)
Hideaway (1995)
Starlight (1996)
Mask of Death (1996)
Highball (1997)
Goodbye America (1997)
Small Time (1998)
Dangerous Attraction (1999)
The Black And The White (1999)
The Visit (2000)
Constellation (2005)
Max Havoc: Ring of Fire (2006)
Force of Impact (2006)
Cyrus (2010)
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
Pegasus Vs. Chimera (2012)

Television series
Top of the Hill (1980)
Badge of the Assassin (1985)
Curiosity Kills (1990)
Nitecap (1992)
Melrose Place (1992–1993)
Father & Son: Dangerous Relations (1993)
Highlander: The Series (1996)
Valentine's Day (1998)
Mysterious Ways (2000–2002)[5]
Wild Card (2003)
Deadly Skies (2005)
That's So Raven (2007)