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Rae Dawn Chong

Rae Dawn Chong has been in film and television for 37 years, starring in Quest for Fire (her first major role) to Commando with Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as over 40 television and stage productions. Most recently, she has been writing screenplays and winning awards for her writing (Wild Sound Competition in Toronto for Blunt), as well as directing and producing. She is also busy playing competitive tennis and teaching both writing and fitness. She currently lives in New Hampshire. Jeff, Who Lives at Home, is her first feature film in over five year.

Chong is excited to be back and hopes to continue the current rush of film and television opportunities coming her way. She is developing a television pilot called Floaters, as well as a feature called Typhooned. And yes, she is the eldest daughter of Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong. She has one son, two dogs and a very happy home life.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2012.
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Rae Dawn Chong Facts

BirthdayFebruary 28, 1961 (61)
BirthplaceEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Rae Dawn Chong compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Color Purple
Small Time
On the Streets of LA
Soul Man
Quest for Fire
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