Rae Dawn Chong
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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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Discovered at age 12 by Disney talent scout and cast in the TV movie "The Whiz Kid of Riverton"
Film acting debut, "Stony Island"
First major screen role in "Quest for Fire"
Landed a lead role in the urban dance drama "Beat Street"
Played the role of a gypsy in her father's film "Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers"
Played Squeak in "The Color Purple," directed by Steven Spielberg and adapted from Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel
Cast as the female lead opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action film "Commando"
Co-starred with C. Thomas Howell in the comedy "Soul Man"
Co-starred in "Far Out Man," a comedy film written, directed and starring her father Tommy Chong
Offered a memorable performance in "Tales from the Darkside: The Movie"
Appeared on three episodes of the hit series "Melrose Place" (Fox)
Starred alongside Jeff Goldblum and Alicia Silverstone in the thriller "Hideaway"
Cast as disbelieving scientist Peggy Fowler on the NBC series "Mysterious Ways"
Made debut as producer, writer, and director of the comedy/horror "Cursed Part 3"
Joined the cast of the Lifetime series "Wild Card"
Co-starred in the southern drama "Constellation"
Cast in the horror thriller "Cyrus"
Acted in in "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" opposite Jason Segel and Ed Helms