Rae Dawn Chong

Actor, Filmmaker
First earned attention with her role as an Ice Age woman in Jean-Jacques Annaud's prehistoric epic, "Quest for Fire" (1981). Chong won a Genie (the Canadian Oscar) for her performance, which involved speaking a special ... Read more »
Born: 02/27/1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Filmography

Actor (65)

Greasy Rider 2014 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Shiver 2014 (Movie)

Detective Mavis Burdine (Actor)

Knock 'Em Dead 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jeff Who Lives At Home 2012 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

Constellation 2007 (Movie)

Jenita Boxer (Actor)

ER 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 1991 - 1992, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder One 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wild Card 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mysterious Ways 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Poltergeist: The Legacy 1995 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Visit 2000 (Movie)

Felicia McDonald (Actor)

Highball 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Highlander: The Series 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Valentine's Day 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Alibi 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Goodbye America 1997 (Movie)

Danzig (Actor)

Small Time 1997 (Movie)

The Woman (Actor)

Starlight 1996 (Movie)

Arianna (Actor)

Boca 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Crying Freeman 1995 (Movie)

Forge (Actor)

Hideaway 1995 (Movie)

Rose Orwetto (Actor)

The Break 1995 (Movie)

Jennifer Hudson (Actor)

Boulevard 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

At Home With the Webbers 1993 (Movie)

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Boca 1993 (Movie)

JJ (Actor)

Father & Son: Dangerous Relations 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Nitecap 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Time Runner 1993 (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

When the Party's Over 1993 (Movie)

M J (Actor)

You Bet Your Life 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Amazon 1991 (Movie)

Paola (Actor)

Chaindance 1991 (Movie)

Ilene (Actor)

The Borrower 1991 (Movie)

Diana Pierce (Actor)

Denial 1990 (Movie)

Julie (Actor)

Far Out, Man! 1990 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Tales From the Darkside: the Movie 1990 (Movie)

Carola (Actor)

Walking After Midnight 1988 (Movie)

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The Principal 1987 (Movie)

Hilary Orozco (Actor)

The Squeeze 1987 (Movie)

Rachel Dobs (Actor)

Casey at the Bat 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Soul Man 1986 (Movie)

Sarah Walker (Actor)

American Flyers 1985 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

City Limits 1985 (Movie)

Yogi (Actor)

Commando 1985 (Movie)

Cindy (Actor)

Fear City 1985 (Movie)

Leila (Actor)

Running Out of Luck 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Color Purple 1985 (Movie)

Squeak (Actor)

Beat Street 1984 (Movie)

Tracy (Actor)

Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers 1984 (Movie)

Gypsy (Actor)

Choose Me 1984 (Movie)

Pearl Antoine (Actor)

Quest for Fire 1982 (Movie)

Ika (Actor)

Friends 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Stony Island 1978 (Movie)

Janetta (Actor)

Badge of the Assassin (TV Show)

Actor

Curiosity Kills (TV Show)

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Deadly Skies (TV Show)

Actor

Mask of Death (TV Show)

Actor

Pegasus vs Chimera (TV Show)

Actor

The Alibi (Movie)

DA Linda Garcia (Actor)

The Top of the Hill (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

First earned attention with her role as an Ice Age woman in Jean-Jacques Annaud's prehistoric epic, "Quest for Fire" (1981). Chong won a Genie (the Canadian Oscar) for her performance, which involved speaking a special language devised by novelist Anthony Burgess. She has since displayed a gift for wisecracking, offbeat characterizations in more contemporary settings. Daughter of comedian Tommy Chong (of "Cheech and Chong" fame); married at one time to actor C Thomas Howell with whom she co-starred in "Soul Man" (1986).

Relationships

Maxine Sneed

Mother

Precious Chong

Sister

Owen Baylis

Husband
married in 1982 divorced

Morgan Baylis

Son
born c. 1983 father, Owen Baylis

Tommy Chong

Father
famous for the "Cheech and Chong" movies

Tommy Chong Actor

Father
Born May 24, 1938

Gilbran Chong

Brother

Marcus Chong

Brother
adopted brother

Paris Chong

Brother

Robbi Chong

Sister

C Howell

Husband
married in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 11, 1989 divorced

C. Thomas Howell Actor

Husband
Married in Las Vegas, NV July 11, 1989 Divorced 1990

Milestones

2012

Acted in in "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" opposite Jason Segel and Ed Helms

2010

Cast in the horror thriller "Cyrus"

2005

Co-starred in the southern drama "Constellation"

2003

Joined the cast of the Lifetime series "Wild Card"

2000

Cast as disbelieving scientist Peggy Fowler on the NBC series "Mysterious Ways"

2000

Made debut as producer, writer, and director of the comedy/horror "Cursed Part 3"

1995

Starred alongside Jeff Goldblum and Alicia Silverstone in the thriller "Hideaway"

1992

Appeared on three episodes of the hit series "Melrose Place" (Fox)

1990

Co-starred in "Far Out Man," a comedy film written, directed and starring her father Tommy Chong

1990

Offered a memorable performance in "Tales from the Darkside: The Movie"

1986

Co-starred with C. Thomas Howell in the comedy "Soul Man"

1985

Cast as the female lead opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action film "Commando"

1985

Played Squeak in "The Color Purple," directed by Steven Spielberg and adapted from Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel

1984

Played the role of a gypsy in her father's film "Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers"

1984

Landed a lead role in the urban dance drama "Beat Street"

1981

First major screen role in "Quest for Fire"

1978

Film acting debut, "Stony Island"

1974

Discovered at age 12 by Disney talent scout and cast in the TV movie "The Whiz Kid of Riverton"

Bonus Trivia

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Chong discovered actor Chris Pratt while he was working at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Maui, Hawaii. In 2000, she cast him as the lead in her film "Cursed Part 3."

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