20 Hollywood Celebrities with Filipino Descent

  1. Nia Peeples

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American Profile

An American R&B Singer and Dancer, an accomplished actress is none other than Nia Peeples or Virenia Gwendolyn Peeples in real life. She is known for her superb performance as part of The Young Americans. Today, she is a regular cast of the most-watched series The Pretty Little Liars. What most people do not know about this actress is that she actually has Filipino descent. Her grandparents are pure Filipinos who migrated in the United States of America. Although not immediate, she said that she can’t be anymore prouder that she has Filipino descent.


  1. Vanessa Minnillo or Vanessa Lachey

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Vanessa Minnillo became a popular name since 1998 when she won the Miss Teen USA title. From then on, she entered the showbiz scene. From acting to hosting, she instantly became a credible figure in Hollywood. Today, she hosts Entertainment Tonight and Total Request Live in MTV. This beauty, as most people know was born in the Philippines, a land of true beauty. Her father was from Ohio and her mother was from Manila. The two met in the Philippines, and you know what happened next. Vanessa said that she is a proud Pinay, inside and out. Her beauty and personality are reflections of the true Filipina.

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