Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga will head to the Philippines in early 2016 to star in the first international production of 'Fun Home' which won this year's Tony Award for best new musical. Salonga will play the role of Helen Bechdel, who is the mother of the show's protagonist, the cartoonist Alison Bechdel. News story from New York Times.
Filipina-American actress and San Fernando Valley native Leslie-Anne Huff earns a big breakthrough role as Rayna, a vampire hunter, in the CW hit series, Vampire Diaries. Leslie-Anne is one of very few Filipino-American actors on American network television. She hopes to inspire more actors of color, especially women and Filipinos, to do great acting and let the work speak for itself.
News story courtesy of ABS-CBN News.