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Rae Dawn Chong is a Actor Canadienne born on 28 february 1961 at Edmonton (Canada)

Rae Dawn Chong

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Nationality Canada
Birth 28 february 1961 (62 years) at Edmonton (Canada)

Rae Dawn Chong (born February 28, 1961) is a Canadian-American actress. She is best known for her roles in the films Quest for Fire (1981), The Color Purple (1985), Commando (1985), and Time Runner (1993). She has become a naturalized United States citizen.


Fille de Tommy Chong, elle a des origines noire américaine, amérindienne, chinoise et irlandaise. Elle commence sa carrière encore enfant, en apparaissant dans plusieurs séries et téléfilms.

Elle est connue pour ses rôles au cinéma dans La guerre du feu (1981), La Couleur pourpre (1985), Choose Me (1985), Commando (1985), Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984), et Far Out Man (1990), jouant avec son père dans ces deux derniers films.

Son second mari, C. Thomas Howell, joua avec elle dans Soul Man (1986).

Sa sœur Robbi Chong est mannequin et actrice.

Best films

The Color Purple (1986)
Quest for Fire (1981)
The Principal (1987)

Usually with

Tommy Chong
Tommy Chong
(2 films)
Andrew Davis
Andrew Davis
(2 films)
Cheech Marin
Cheech Marin
(3 films)
Aaron Russo
Aaron Russo
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Rae Dawn Chong (36 films)

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Jeff, Who Lives at Home, 1h23
Directed by Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer, Rae Dawn Chong, Susan Sarandon, Joe Chrest
Roles Carol
Rating63% 3.199073.199073.199073.199073.19907
Jeff (Segel) is a 30-year-old unemployed stoner living in his mother Sharon's (Sarandon) basement in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He looks for his destiny in seemingly random occurrences. He finds inspiration in the feature film Signs, which reinforces his belief in this outlook. One day, he answers the telephone; it's a wrong number, from somebody asking for "Kevin," and Jeff contemplates the meaning of this, deciding it's a sign.
Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer
Directed by Lance Henriksen, Brian Krause, Danielle Harris
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Brian Krause, Danielle Harris, Lance Henriksen, Patricia Belcher, Rae Dawn Chong, Doug Jones
Roles Vivian
Rating46% 2.3071252.3071252.3071252.3071252.307125
A thriller film based on real events, the film shows an independent television reporter and her cameraman, part of a small independent news crew interviewing a man in regards to a serial killer the man knew by the name of 'Cyrus' dubbed 'The County Line Cannibal'. The man traces back through the story of the serial killer and why he became the monster he is.
Constellation, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Billy Dee Williams, Gabrielle Union, Melissa De Sousa, Hill Harper, Zoe Saldana, Alec Newman
Roles Jenita
Rating44% 2.21752.21752.21752.21752.2175
Returning to Huntsville, Alabama—a town that once held back their opportunities but now glistens as a modern, technology-based city—the Boxer family and its extended members discover in the memory of a loved one what binds them together.
Max Havoc - Ring of Fire, 1h29
Directed by Terry Ingram
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Mickey Hardt, Christina Cox, Linda Thorson, Dean Cain, Brenna O'Brien, Rae Dawn Chong
Roles Sister Caroline
Rating35% 1.7543151.7543151.7543151.7543151.754315
Retired kickboxing champion Max Havoc still works as a sports photographer for a magazine. Max shall take photographs of Suzy Blaine, a tennis celebrity. But when he arrives at a hotel in the outskirts of Seattle, a little boy named Emile steals the suitcase which contains his costly camera and further equipment. During his escape the young thief loses a piece of his clothing with a label that points to a very old mission in a no-go area.
Deadly Skies, 1h29
Directed by Sam Irvin
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Antonio Sabàto, Jr., Rae Dawn Chong, Michael Boisvert, Dominic Zamprogna, Michael Moriarty, Rob LaBelle
Roles Madison Taylor
Rating38% 1.93221.93221.93221.93221.9322
Madison (Chong) and her assistant Hockstetter (Zamprogna) are astronomers who track near-Earth objects in space. They are not taken seriously by the scientific community. When they locate and track a massive asteroid on a collision course for Earth, Madison takes her findings to government scientist Covington (LaBelle). Initially he pays her some attention but, under pressure from Air Force General Dutton (Moriarty), dismisses her. In desperation she takes her research to Donovan (Sabato), a former Air Force officer who was discharged under Don't ask, don't tell. Joining with Donovan's active-duty lover, Mark (Boisvert), the four hatch a plan to infiltrate an Air Force base that houses a massive laser weapon to destroy the asteroid. Despite resistance from Dutton and Air Force troops, the group is able to commandeer the weapon and use it to deflect the asteroid just enough so that it misses the planet.
The Visit
The Visit (2001)
, 1h47
Genres Drama
Actors Hill Harper, Billy Dee Williams, Obba Babatundé, Rae Dawn Chong, Marla Gibbs, Phylicia Rashād
Roles Felicia
Rating62% 3.1499053.1499053.1499053.1499053.149905
Envoyé en prison pour un viol qu'il n'a peut-être pas commis, Alex revient sur sa vie et doit faire face à ses démons. A-t-il toujours bien agi avec ses proches ? Lors des fréquentes visites de sa famille, déchirée entre la défiance et l'amour qu'elle lui porte, il cherche sa rédemption...
Highball (1997)
, 1h50
Directed by Noah Baumbach
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Justine Bateman, Peter Bogdanovich, Noah Baumbach, Chris Eigeman, Andrea Bowen, Dean Cameron
Roles Rae Dawn Chong
Rating56% 2.8463152.8463152.8463152.8463152.846315
A newly married couple decides to improve their social life by throwing three great parties and inviting tons of people at their Brooklyn apartment. The film follows this pursuit over the course of a year.
Goodbye America, 1h56
Origin Philippines
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Romance
Actors Corin Nemec, Wolfgang Bodison, John Newton, Angel Aquino, Alexis Arquette, Rae Dawn Chong
Roles Special Agent Danzig
Rating52% 2.6168952.6168952.6168952.6168952.616895
As the U.S. Subic Bay naval base's operations slowly wind down and naval manpower begins to dwindle, Commander Hamilton (Wolfgang Bodison) relies on three U.S. Navy Seals to help keep the base secure. William Hawk (John Haymes Newton), a longtime American sailor nearing the end of a tour of duty, is involved with a Filipina, Lisa Velasquez (Nanette Medved), a representative of the mayor's office in nearby Olongapo City. Lisa has to deal with the economic crisis that the base's closing will bring to her community, as well as her own personal problems brought on by Hawk's imminent departure and the strained relationship of her mother, Anna (Daria Ramirez), and stepfather, Ed (James Brolin).
For Hope
For Hope (1996)

Directed by Bob Saget
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Dana Delany, Chris Demetral, John Ritter, Henry Czerny, Polly Bergen, Louie Anderson
Roles Woman at Bar (uncredited)
Rating69% 3.480473.480473.480473.480473.48047
La vie et la mort d'une femme atteinte de sclérodermie, une maladie rare caractérisée par l'épaisissement et le durcissement de la peau.
Crying Freeman, 1h42
Directed by Christophe Gans
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Mafia films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Marc Dacascos, Julie Condra, Tchéky Karyo, Byron Mann, Yōko Shimada, Masaya Katō
Roles Detective Forge
Rating63% 3.1987253.1987253.1987253.1987253.198725
One morning, while painting the landscape on a hill in San Francisco, California, a young woman named Emu O'Hara witnesses the murder of a Japanese Yakuza member. She notices that while the assassin stands emotionless in front of her, his eyes begin to shed tears. The assassin introduces himself to Emu as "Yo".
The Break
The Break (1995)
, 1h44
Directed by Lee H. Katzin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Vincent Van Patten, Rae Dawn Chong, Martin Sheen, Valerie Perrine, Betsy Russell, Gerrit Graham
Roles Jennifer Irons
Rating53% 2.6666252.6666252.6666252.6666252.666625
A déprimé et démunis Nick Irons, un pro de tennis banni de la tournée pour slugging un joueur lors d'un match de télévision, accepte de l'entraîneur "le cas de la tête» d'un bookmaker fils, Joel, qui veut devenir pro. Le bookmaker veut que son fils de sortir de tennis et contrats Nick pour le décourager. Nick commence à le faire, mais après un épisode avec son ancienne flamme, Jennifer, et après avoir vu la détermination de l'enfant, il décide de lui apprendre toutes les ficelles, à la fois physiques et psychologiques, du commerce. Les deux bataille, les enfants d'un entraîneur célèbre, refs injustes., Blessures, voyager partout dans le sud des États-Unis, tandis que Nick tente de séduire son amour de retour, enfin à atteindre le grand match de tennis de championnat où tout est résolu de façon dramatique.
Hideaway (1995)
, 1h41
Directed by Brett Leonard
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Jeff Goldblum, Christine Lahti, Alicia Silverstone, Alfred Molina, Jeremy Sisto, Rae Dawn Chong
Roles Rose Orwetto
Rating52% 2.649272.649272.649272.649272.64927
After killing two women and ritualistically arranging their bodies as a sacrifice to Satan, a Devil worshipper (Sisto) invokes a Satanic verse in a room filled with candles and Satanic imagery. He then commits suicide by throwing himself onto an athame in order to damn his soul.
Boulevard (1994)
, 1h35
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Rae Dawn Chong, Kari Wuhrer, Lou Diamond Phillips, Lance Henriksen, Joel Bissonnette, Judith Scott
Roles Ola
Rating51% 2.557172.557172.557172.557172.55717
The film is about a woman named Jennefer (played by Kari Wührer) who runs from her abusive husband, gives her baby up for adoption and ends up on the streets during a grim and cold winter in Toronto. She's taken in by a prostitute named Ola (played by Rae Dawn Chong). Ola sees her pimp Hassan (Lou Diamond Phillips) murder another prostitute but refuses to testify against him, knowing that Hassan has associates that will kill her. A police officer named McClaren (Lance Henriksen) attempts to interrogate her and she is deported. Jennefer then becomes a prostitute under Hassan and later confronts her husband who tracks her down with the intent on killing her.
Time Runner, 1h30
Genres Science fiction
Themes Time travel films
Actors Mark Hamill, Rae Dawn Chong, Brion James, Rachel Hayward
Roles Karen Donaldson
Rating41% 2.0679452.0679452.0679452.0679452.067945
An alien force attacks Earth on October 6, 2022. Aboard a military space station, Capt. Michael Raynor faces the loss of his wife and escapes before the aliens destroy it. A wormhole appears and sends him crash-landing into Earth 30 years in the past. He goes into hiding and tries to get a bearing on where he is.
When the Party's Over, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Sandra Bullock, Rae Dawn Chong, Fisher Stevens, Kris Kamm, Elizabeth Berridge, Paul Johansson
Roles M.J.
Rating48% 2.412532.412532.412532.412532.41253
It follows two friends, Amanda and M.J., Both just a year out of college who know a few friends in the L.A. area. Both want meaningful relationships, but as soon as they land