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Famous Asian-Americans

Based on the descriptions, name these famous Americans of East Asian or Indian descent.
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First submittedAugust 4, 2014
Last updatedAugust 26, 2014
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"Enter the Dragon" martial artist
Bruce Lee
Probably the best golfer of all-time
Tiger Woods
Basketball sensation for the
Knicks in 2012
Jeremy Lin
Facebook legend who played
Sulu on "Star Trek"
George Takei
The new Sulu
John Cho
Actor who portrayed Kumar and
briefly worked for Obama
Kal Penn
The only cellist you are likely
to have heard of
Yo-Yo Ma
One of Charlie's Angels
Lucy Liu
Short-track speed skating champ
Apolo Ohno
Author of "The Joy Luck Club"
Amy Tan
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Figure-skating gold medalist
Kristi Yamaguchi
Figure-skating silver medalist
Michelle Kwan
Famous wedding dress designer
Vera Wang
Co-founder of Yahoo
Jerry Yang
Mr. Miyagi actor
Pat Morita
Tennis player; Youngest man to win
a Grand Slam event
Michael Chang
Super Bowl performer who got
"locked out of heaven"
Bruno Mars
Governor of Louisiana
Bobby Jindal
Actress from "The Office" who now
has her own project
Mindy Kaling
"Come Away With Me" singer who
is Ravi Shankar's daughter
Norah Jones
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level 83
Aug 6, 2014
A typo with Lucy Liu's name, I think?
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Aug 7, 2014
Fixed
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level 77
Aug 7, 2014
The Bruno Mars song is "Locked Out of Heaven", not "Kicked Out".
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Aug 7, 2014
Fixed
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level 73
Aug 11, 2014
Always thought Apollo Ohno was of Hawaiian descent.
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level 76
Aug 26, 2014
Thought that was supposed to be Apolo Ohno but the word "figure" threw me. Supposed to be "speed"?
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Aug 26, 2014
Fixed! Got on a roll with the two other figure skaters!
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level 76
Aug 26, 2014
Brain refused to engage for Amy Tan and Michelle Kwan, but got a freebie when I incorrectly typed Chong for Chang and got Cho instead. (I love freebies.)
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level 83
Aug 26, 2014
I believe that, technically, you should also accept Jackie Chan for the Mr. Miyagi question. He portrayed the same character in the Jaden Smith remake a few years ago, and there's no caveat at the top about using the most famous in the event of multiple answers fitting.
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level 41
Aug 26, 2014
DONT YOU DARE COMPARE THAT TRASHFEST WITH RALPH MACCHIO
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level 66
Aug 27, 2014
Is Jackie Chan an American, though? Not giving you guff, I honestly don't know. Just not sure he's an American citizen.
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level 77
Nov 10, 2015
Chan was born in British Hong Kong. When Hong Kong was resorbed by China, he gained Chinese citizenship. I think currently he is a permanent resident of Singapore though he retains his Hong Kong/Chinese nationality. He was never naturalized in the United States even though he has frequently done work there.
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level 77
Nov 10, 2015
Jackie Chan play Mr. Han in the remake of the Karate Kid, not Mr. Miyagi.
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level 41
Aug 26, 2014
should Apollo Anton Ohno work or did I just make a typo?
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level 66
Aug 27, 2014
Just type the last name. Worked for me and usually works for all of them on all the quizzes. :D
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level 51
Aug 28, 2014
Including Indian-Americans as "Asian-Americans" is kind of silly. While geographically accurate, it makes little sense from an ethnic perspective. It's like calling a Russian-American or a Saudi-American "Asian-American."
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level 80
Jun 3, 2015
Tiger Woods. Of course. I kept trying Vijay Singh, and he's from some pacific island or British territory
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level 70
Sep 1, 2017
That would be Fiji.
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level 67
Jul 15, 2016
Tiger Woods, Bruno Mars and Norah Jones?!! I had no idea these people had Asian descent.
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level 77
Nov 30, 2016
Woods' mom is Thai. Jones' dad is Indian. Don't know about Bruno Mars but I'm sure the information is just a google search away...
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level 61
Mar 28, 2017
Had no idea about Norah Jones either. Bruno Mars' mother is from the Philippines btw.
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level 77
Nov 30, 2016
Yo Yo Ma so fat when he plays his cello he doesn't need a cello stand.
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level 70
Jul 22, 2017
Now, that's funny.
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level 60
Jul 29, 2017
How is that Raja (aka Sutan Amrull) is not in this list?