Friday, October 07, 2011

Mixed-race people on "Prison Break"

The TV show "Prison Break" is one of the few series that stars a mixed-race person.

After watching every episode, I realized the lead actor wasn't the only one who's mixed.

Wentworth Miller

He plays the main character Michael Scofield. Miller was born in England and grew up in the US. His dad is mixed Black/White and his mother is mixed White & Middle Eastern (Syrian and Lebanese).

"My father is black and my mother is white. Therefore, I could answer to either, which kind of makes me a racial Lone Ranger, caught between two communities."

Callie Thorne

She is mixed British, Assyrian, Italian, Armenian, and Portuguese. She portrays the ex-wife of federal agent Alex Mahone.

Demi Lovato

Before she was popular as a singer, she was in the season 2 episode "First Down". Her heritage is mixed Irish, Mexican, and Italian.

Reggie Lee

He was born in the Philippines, grew up in Ohio, and is mixed Chinese and Filipino. His character is agent Bill Kim in season 2.

Holly Valance

She portrays a Czech immigrant (who gets mistaken for Russian) in seasons 1 & 2. Her mother is from England, her dad is from Yugoslavia, and she was born and raised in Australia.

James Hiroyuki Liao

Like his name suggests, he's half Japanese and half Taiwanese. Like his accent on the show suggests, he's from New York. He plays the hacker guy Roland Glenn in season 4.

Camille Guaty

Her role is Sucre's girlfriend Maricruz. Her family is from the Canary Islands, which is off the coast of Morocco but is owned by Spain. She's mixed Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Spanish.

This is the second time I made a list of multiracials on a TV series. Maybe I should watch more TV and write more lists like this.

Though most of the shows I've watched don't have enough mixed people for me to make a list. Do you know any shows with mixed people?