Rae Dawn Chong

1961 - Today

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Rae Dawn Chong (born February 28, 1961) is a Canadian-American actress. She made her big screen debut appearing in the 1978 musical drama film Stony Island, and in 1981 starred in the fantasy film Quest for Fire, for which she received Genie Award for Best Actress. Chong later starred in films Beat Street (1984), American Flyers (1985), The Color Purple (1985), Commando (1985), Soul Man (1986), The Principal (1987), Tales from the Darkside (1990), Time Runner (1993), and Boulevard (1994). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rae Dawn Chong has received more than 4,391,101 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Rae Dawn Chong is the 5,000th most popular actor (down from 4,526th in 2019), the 407th most popular biography from Canada (down from 372nd in 2019) and the 122nd most popular Actor.

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  • 3.32

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Among actors, Rae Dawn Chong ranks 5,000 out of 9,996Before her are Justin Long, Geoffrey Hughes, Catherine Oxenberg, Terry Bradshaw, ASAP Rocky, and Courtney Thorne-Smith. After her are Elpidia Carrillo, Cha Tae-hyun, Albert Salmi, Inga Tidblad, Henry Lehrman, and Anna Rita Del Piano.

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Among people born in 1961, Rae Dawn Chong ranks 260Before her are Toni Nadal, George Wassouf, José Luis Mendilibar, Nancy Travis, José Luis Cuciuffo, and Catherine Oxenberg. After her are John Logan, Elpidia Carrillo, Oh Se-hoon, Kassim Majaliwa, Athanasius Schneider, and Eric van de Poele.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Rae Dawn Chong ranks 407 out of 1,350Before her are Jean-Claude Turcotte (1936), Daniel Lanois (1951), John Sparrow David Thompson (1845), Tony Esposito (1943), Georges St-Pierre (1981), and Rob Gonsalves (1959). After her are Owen Hart (1965), Alex Lifeson (1953), Michael Shanks (1970), Sarah Chalke (1976), Gloria Reuben (1964), and John Qualen (1899).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Rae Dawn Chong ranks 122Before her are A. J. Cook (1978), Marie Avgeropoulos (1986), Lochlyn Munro (1966), Monique Mercure (1930), Heather Menzies (1949), and Christopher Heyerdahl (1963). After her are Michael Shanks (1970), Sarah Chalke (1976), Gloria Reuben (1964), John Qualen (1899), Tyler Mane (1966), and Jack Carson (1910).

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