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67 Mixed-Race Celebrities Who Have Actually Talked About Their Multiracial Identity

"[They'd say,] 'You're white-passing, but you're also racially ambiguous, so you can play Latinx, Asian, all these different things.' I was like, 'I just want to play smart women.'"

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, here are some of our favorite mixed API celebs who have openly discussed their identity and experiences in interviews:

1. Avan Jogia

Close-up of Avan Jogia

2. Alexander Hodge

Alexander Hodge at the Gold Gala by Gold House held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

3. Kimora Lee Simmons

Kimora smiling

4. H.E.R.

Close-up of HER

5. Ian Anthony Dale

Close-up of Ian Anthony Dale

6. Auli'i Cravalho

Auli'i Cravalho close up

7. Blake Abbie

Blake Abbie attends Netflix's "Luther: The Fallen Sun" New York Premiere at Paris Theater

8. Darren Barnet

Darren Barnet close up

9. Tia Carrere

Tia Carrere at the Academy Awards

10. Apl.de.Ap

Apl.de.ap at the Asian American Music Awards

11. Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu close up

12. Anna Cathcart

Close-up of Anna Cathcart

13. Janel Parrish

Janel Parrish in 2022

14. Naomi Osaka

Close-up of Naomi

15. Rachel Marsh

Rachel Marsh up close

16. Jordan Fisher

Close-up of Jordan Fisher smiling

17. KJ Apa

Close-up of KJ Apa in a bow tie and suit

18. Bella Hadid

Close-up of Bella smiling

19. Zoë Chao

Zoë Chao close up

20. Amy Hill

Amy Hill as Kumu from Season 5 of Magnum PI

21. Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik at an event

22. Hannah Simone

Close-up of Hannah Simone

23. Saweetie

24. Anna Shay

Anna Shay in 2022

25. Michelle Zauner (of Japanese Breakfast)

Michelle Zauner in 2022

26. Taika Waititi

Close-up of Taika Waititi

27. Gigi Hadid

Close-up of Gigi Hadid

28. Hines Ward

Hines Ward smiling

29. Jason Momoa

Close-up of Jason Momoa

30. Danny Pudi

Close-up of Danny Pudi

31. Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves at the MOCA Gala 2023

32. Yara Shahidi

Close-up of Yara Shahidi

33. Daniel Henney

Close-up of Daniel Henney

34. Karrueche Tran

Close-up of Karrueche Tran

35. Jade Thirlwall

Close-up of Jade Thirlwall

36. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson smiling

37. Conrad Ricamora

Close-up of Conrad Ricamora smiling

38. Naomi Scott

Close-up of Naomi Scott in an off-the-shoulder outfit

39. Ariana Miyamoto

Ariana Miyamoto smiling

40. Jemaine Clement

Jemaine Clemente at an FX Press Tour

41. Lewis Tan

Close-up of Lewis Tan

42. Shay Mitchell

Close-up of Shay Mitchell in a strapless outfit

43. Enrique Iglesias

Close-up of Enrique Iglesias smiling

44. Alexa Chung

Close-up of Alexa Chung

45. Olivia Rodrigo

Close-up of Olivia Rodrigo in a strapless outfit

46. Nicole Scherzinger

Close-up of Nicole Scherzinger

47. Hayley Kiyoko

Close-up of Hayley Kiyoko

48. Henry Golding

Close-up of Henry Golding smiling in a turtleneck

49. Charles Melton

Close-up of Charles Melton

50. Darren Criss

Close-up of Darren Criss

51. Jessie Mei Li

Jessie Mei Li attends the season 2 premiere of "Shadow and Bone"

52. Bruno Mars

Close-up of Bruno Mars smiling

53. Devon Aoki

Close-up of Devon Aoki

54. Chanel Iman

Close-up of Chanel Iman smiling

55. Jessica Henwick

Close-up of Jessica Henwick

56. Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko at a music festival

57. Ross Butler

Close-up of Ross Butler smiling

58. Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn at the Global Citizen's VAX Live Concert

59. Vice President Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris at the White House forum for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

60. Kimiko Glenn

Close-up of Kimiko Glenn smiling

61. Sir Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley at the "Jules" premiere

62. Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Close-up of Mark-Paul Gosselaar

63. Maggie Q

Maggie Q at the Berggruen Prize Gala

64. Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens at the 2023 Met Gala

65. Kristin Kreuk

Kristin Kreuk at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards

66. Michael Yo

Michael Yo at the Ice House Comedy Club

67. Karen O

Karen O at a Chanel dinner

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