Rae Dawn Chong Biography (1961-)

Born February 28, 1961 (some sources cite 1962), in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada(some sources cite Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada); U.S. citizen; daughter of Tommy Chong (a comedian, actor, writer, and director) and Maxine Sneed; sister of Robbi Lynn Chong (an actress); married Owen Baylis (a stockbroker), 1982 (divorced); married C. Thomas Howell (an actor), July 11, 1989 (divorced March 23, 2002); children: (first marriage) Morgan. Addresses: Agent: Metropolitan Talent Agency, 4526 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, writer, producer, director
Birth Details
February 28, 1961
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Janetta, Stony Island (also known as My Main Man from Stony Island), World-Northal, 1978
  • Ika, Quest for Fire (also known as La guerre du feu), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Tracy, Beat Street, Orion, 1984
  • The gypsy, Cheech and Chong's "The Corsican Brothers," Orion, 1984
  • Pearl Antoine, Choose Me, Island Alive, 1984
  • Leila, Fear City (also known as Border and Ripper),Chevy Chase Distribution, 1984
  • Sarah, American Flyers, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Yogi, City Limits, Atlantic Releasing, 1985
  • Squeak, The Color Purple (also known as Moon Song), WarnerBros., 1985
  • Cindy, Commando, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Slave girl, Running Out of Luck, CBS Records Group, 1986
  • Sarah Walker, Soul Man (also known as The Imposter), New World, 1986
  • Rachel Dobs, The Squeeze, TriStar, 1987
  • Hilary Orozco, The Principal, TriStar, 1987
  • Walking after Midnight, 1988
  • Rude Awakening, 1989
  • Carola, "Lover's Vow," Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, Paramount, 1990
  • As herself, Far Out, Man! (also known as Soul Man II), CineTel, 1990
  • Julie, Denial: The Dark Side of Passion (also known as Denial and Loon), Republic Pictures Home Video, 1991
  • Diana Pierce, The Borrower, Cannon, 1991
  • Paola, Amazon, Cabriolet Films, 1991
  • Ilene, Common Bonds (also known as Chaindance), Academy Entertainment, 1992
  • M. J., When the Party's Over, Strand Releasing, 1993
  • Karen McDonald, Time Runner (also known as In Exile), New Line Home Video, 1993
  • At Home with the Webbers, 1993
  • Ola, Boulevard, Live Entertainment, 1994
  • Rose Orwetto, Hideaway, TriStar, 1995
  • Joan Armstrong, Power of Attorney, Turner Home Entertainment, 1995
  • Detective Forge, Crying Freeman, 1995
  • Jennifer Hudson, The Break, TriStar, 1995
  • Arianna, Starlight, Monarch Home Video, 1996
  • Highball, Shoreline Entertainment, 1997
  • Special Agent Danzig, Goodbye America, 1997
  • The woman, Small Time (also known as Waiting for the Man),1998
  • Amberwaves, 1998
  • Ann Rich, Dangerous Attraction, Kassirer-Meyer Entertainment, 1999
  • Felicia McDonald, The Visit, Urbanworld Films/Shoreline Entertainment, 2000
  • Also narrator, Sex, Drugs, and AIDS (an educational documentary for high school students).
  • Film Work
  • Executive producer and director, Cursed Part 3, Tropicanada, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Greta, The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton, 1974
  • Rita, The Top of the Hill, syndicated, 1980
  • Christine Horn, Badge of the Assassin, CBS, 1985
  • Jane, Curiosity Kills (also known as Curiosity Killed the Cat), USA Network, 1990
  • Yvonne, Father and Son: Dangerous Relations (also known as Dangerous Relations, Father and Son, and On the Streets of L.A.), NBC, 1993
  • J. J., Boca, Showtime, 1994
  • Cassandra Turner, Mask of Death, HBO, 1996
  • Linda Garcia, The Alibi, ABC, 1997
  • Sally, Valentine's Day (also known as Protector), HBO, 1998
  • Series
  • Host, Nitecap, ABC, 1992
  • Peggy Fowler, Mysterious Ways, PAX, 2000
  • Appeared as Dr. Call, Crazy Love.
  • Episodic
  • Hooker, "Monday, Tuesday, Sven's Day," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983
  • Billie Vaughn, "AIDS & Comfort," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983
  • Billie Vaughn, "A Pig Too Far," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1984
  • Billie Vaughn, "Whistle, Wyler Works," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1985
  • Circe LaFemme, "Casey at the Bat," Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales and Legends, Showtime, 1986
  • "New Blood," The Hitchhiker, USA Network, 1990
  • Carrie Fellows, "Drawing the Line," Melrose Place, 1992
  • Carrie Fellows, "Bye Bye Billy," Melrose Place, 1993
  • Carrie Fellows, "End Game," Melrose Place, 1993
  • May Lawson, "Firebrand," Lonesome Dove: The Series, syndicated, 1993
  • Karen Heatherton, "The Second Soul," The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1995
  • Claudia Jardine, "Timeless," Highlander, syndicated, 1996
  • Tanya Moreau, "Spirit Thief," Poltergeist: The Legacy, 1997
  • Specials
  • Herself, The Making of "The Corsican Brothers," 1984
  • Rhonda, "New Chicks" segment, "Prison Stories: Women on the Inside" (alsoknown as "Doing Time: Women in Prison" and "Women in Prison"), HBO Showcase, HBO, 1991
  • Voice, The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story, Cinemax, 2000
  • Other
  • Diane Miller, Friends (pilot), CBS, 1978
  • For Hope, 1996
  • Martian Law (pilot), UPN, 1998
  • Stage Appearances
  • Kay Jones, Oh, Kay!, Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York City, 1991
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Boulevard, Live Entertainment, 1994
  • Cursed Part 3, Tropicanada, 2000
  • Nonfiction
  • Contributor, Sex, Drugs, and AIDS, 1987

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