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Also Known As: Robbi Chong Died:
Born: February 28, 1961 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Edmonton, Alberta, CA Profession: actor, filmmaker

Biography CLOSE THE FULL 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).

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).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Constellation (2007)
3.
 Highball (2000)
4.
 Visit, The (2000) Felicia Mcdonald
5.
 Valentine's Day (1998) Sally
6.
 Alibi (1997) Linda Garcia
7.
 Goodbye America (1997) Danzig
8.
 Starlight (1996) Arianna
9.
 Small Time (1996) The Woman
10.
 Hideaway (1995) Rose Orwetto
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Milestones close milestones

1974:
Discovered at age 12 by Disney talent scout and cast in the TV movie "The Whiz Kid of Riverton"
1978:
Film acting debut, "Stony Island"
1981:
First major screen role in "Quest for Fire"
1984:
Landed a lead role in the urban dance drama "Beat Street"
1984:
Played the role of a gypsy in her father's film "Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers"
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
1986:
Co-starred with C. Thomas Howell in the comedy "Soul Man"
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"
1992:
Appeared on three episodes of the hit series "Melrose Place" (Fox)
1995:
Starred alongside Jeff Goldblum and Alicia Silverstone in the thriller "Hideaway"
2000:
Made debut as producer, writer, and director of the comedy/horror "Cursed Part 3"
2000:
Cast as disbelieving scientist Peggy Fowler on the NBC series "Mysterious Ways"
2003:
Joined the cast of the Lifetime series "Wild Card"
2005:
Co-starred in the southern drama "Constellation"
2010:
Cast in the horror thriller "Cyrus"
2012:
Acted in in "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" opposite Jason Segel and Ed Helms
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Companions close complete companion listing

husband:
Owen Baylis. Stockbroker. Married in 1982; divorced.
husband:
C Thomas Howell. Actor. Married in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 11, 1989; divorced.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Tommy Chong. Actor, director, comedian.
mother:
Maxine Sneed.
sister:
Robbi Chong. Actor.
sister:
Precious Chong.
brother:
Paris Chong.
brother:
Gilbran Chong.
brother:
Marcus Chong. Actor. Adopted brother.
son:
Morgan Baylis. Born c. 1983.
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