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Rae Dawn Chong was born on the 28th February 1961, in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, and is a Canadian-American actress. Apart from being Tommy Chong’s daughter, she is best known for several of her appearances in “Quest for Fire” (1981), “Commando” (1985), “The Color Purple” (1985), “Tales from the Darkside: The Movie” (1990) and “Jeff, Who Lives at Home” (2011).

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this Genie Award winning actress has accumulated so far? How rich Rae Dawn Chong is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Rae Dawn Chong’s net worth, as of mid-2016, is $4 million. It has been acquired throughout her acting career which has been active since 1974.

Rae Dawn Chong Net Worth $4 million

Rae Dawn Chong was born the first child into a family of Afro-Canadian, Cherokee, Scotch-Irish and Chinese descent, to Maxine Sneed and Tommy Chong, an actor and comedian famous as a part of the iconic comic duo, Cheech & Chong as well as for his role of Leo in “That ’70s Show”. Besides Rae, her sister Robbi and half-brother Marcus Chong are also noted actors.

The official beginning of Rae Dawn Chong’s acting career was in 1974 when she debuted on small screens in the role of Greta in “The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton” TV movie. Her first big screen appearance happened in 1978, when she was cast as Janetta in Andrew Davis’ musical drama about the only white kid in the neighborhood – “Stony Island”. However, Rae Dawn’s real career breakthrough came in 1981, when she was cast for the role of Ika in “Quest for Fire”. Jean-Jacques Annaud’s prehistoric drama pictures the prehistoric tribesmen’s quest for finding the new source of fire and was rewarded with an Academy Awards as well as BAFTA Film Award for the Best Makeup.

Besides this, Rae Dawn was honored with a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. The latter achievement certainly helped young Rae Dawn Chong to establish herself in the acting world, as well as to add a respectable sum to her overall net worth.

In the course of the following years, Rae Dawn Chong managed to maintain a continuous streak of successful acting projects, including appearances in several Hollywood blockbusters such as “Choose Me” and “Beat Street” both in 1984. She also appeared in the 1985 action thriller “Commando”, opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the leading role.

Later that year, the audience got the chance to watch Rae Dawn in one of Steven Spielberg‘s masterpieces, five-time Academy Award nominee – “The Color Purple”. Doubtlessly, all these accomplishments dramatically contributed to Rae Dawn Chong’s overall net worth.

The 1990s and 2000s represent the most active years of Rae Dawn Chong’s acting career, with over 60 roles in movies and TV series. Some of her most recent acting projects include the 2014 comedy “Knock ’em Dead”, and the role of Patty Donner in the 2016 TV series “Better Things”.

When it comes to her personal life, Rae Dawn Chong has married three times. From the first marriage, with Owen Baylis’ she has one child before divorce in 1982. Between 1989 and 1990, Rae was married to C. Thomas Howell, her “Soul Man” (1986) colleague and co-star, with whom she has another child. Since 2011, she has been married to Nathan Ulrich.

Apart from acting, Rae Dawn Chong has been active in various charity causes, such as Habitat for Humanity and Byron Katie’s The Work.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 28, 1961
Birth place: Edmonton, Canada
Height:1.73 m
Profession:Actor
Nationality:American, Canadian
Spouse:Nathan Ulrich (m. 2011), C. Thomas Howell (m. 1989–1990), Owen Baylis (m. ?–1982)
Children:Morgan Baylis
Parents:Tommy Chong, Maxine Sneed
Siblings:Gilbran Chong, Robbi Chong, Marcus Chong, Precious Chong, Paris Chong
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Is married, the mother of two sons, and divides her time between Vancouver, B.C. (where she lives) and Los Angeles, California (where she works). [November 2003]
2Mentioned in the Alice In Chains song "Love Song".
3An active volunteer for many charities, strongly supporting Habitat for Humanity and Byron Katie's work with inmates in prisons.
4Discovered Chris Pratt (who starred on the WB's Everwood (2002)) while he was a waiter at a restaurant in Hawaii where she was eating dinner one evening.
5Has a son, Morgan.
6Rae's paternal grandfather, Stanley Chong, was Chinese, and Rae's paternal grandmother, Lorna Jean Gilchrist, was of Scots-Irish descent. Rae's maternal grandparents, Napoleon Sneed and Willa Carothers, were both the children of African-American immigrants to Canada (their families were from the American South).
7Subject of Stephen Lynch's song, RDC (Opie's Lament).
8U.S. citizen.
9Siblings (half/full): Robbi Chong, Marcus Chong, Paris Chong, Gilbran Chong.
10Was going to play Willis's girlfriend on Diff'rent Strokes (1978), but producers thought that she wasn't ethnic looking enough and cast Janet Jackson instead.
11Sister of Robbi Chong.
12Daughter of Tommy Chong and Maxine Sneed.


Quotes

#Quote
1Whoopi Goldberg is a blazing trail for black women - for just black anything to be successful. Still, I often ask myself if I have to be a 30-year-old ex-junkie who lived in Berkeley and did stand-up comedy in Germany, before I can get some respect.
2I have a good mind but I don't like to bore anyone with it.
3Unattractive people are more obsessed with looks.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1983GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleLa guerre du feu (1981)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Street Signs: Homeless But Not HopelessfilmingNarrator (voice)
Better Things2016TV SeriesPatty Donner
Drizzle of Hope2015ShortMs. Johnson
Knock 'em Dead2014Jenny Logan
Mud Lotus2013ShortKim
Pegasus Vs. Chimera2012TV MovieMayda
Shiver2012Detective Burdine
Jeff, Who Lives at Home2011Carol
Etta, Kit, and Grace2010Video shortEtta
Cyrus2010/IIVivian
That's So Raven2007TV SeriesLynn Thomas
Deadly Skies2006TV MovieMadison Taylor
Max Havoc: Ring of Fire2006Sister Caroline
Constellation2005Jenita Boxer
Wild Card2003-2004TV SeriesSophie Mason
Judging Amy2002TV SeriesAtty. Westland
Mysterious Ways2000-2002TV SeriesDr. Peggy Fowler
The Visit2000/IFelicia
Dangerous Attraction2000Ann Rich
Things I Forgot to Remember1999Mary
Protector1998VideoSally
Goodbye America1997Special Agent Danzig
Poltergeist: The Legacy1997TV SeriesTanya Moreau
Alibi1997TV MovieD.A. Linda Garcia
Starlight1996Arianna
For Hope1996TV MovieWoman at Bar (uncredited)
Small Time1996/IThe Woman
Mask of Death1996Cassandra Turner
Highlander1996TV SeriesClaudia Jardine
Crazy Love1995TV SeriesDr. Call
Crying Freeman1995Detective Forge
The Break1995Jennifer Hudson
Power of Attorney1995VideoJoan Armstrong
The Outer Limits1995TV SeriesKaren Heatherton
Hideaway1995Rose Orwetto
Amberwaves1994Misty
Boca1994J.J.
Boulevard1994Ola
Lonesome Dove: The Series1994TV SeriesMay Lawson
Father & Son: Dangerous Relations1993TV MovieYvonne
Melrose Place1992-1993TV SeriesCarrie Fellows
Time Runner1993Karen Donaldson
When the Party's Over1993M.J.
Nitecap1992TV SeriesHost
Chaindance1991Ilene Curtis
The Borrower1991Diana Pierce
The Hitchhiker1991TV SeriesLeesa White
Prison Stories: Women on the Inside1991TV MovieRhonda
Amazon1990Paola
Curiosity Kills1990TV MovieJane
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie1990Carola (segment "Lover's Vow")
Denial1990Julie
Running Out of Luck1987Slave Girl
The Principal1987Hilary Orozco
The Squeeze1987Rachel Dobs
Soul Man1986Sarah Walker
Tall Tales & Legends1986TV SeriesCirce Lafemme
The Color Purple1985Squeak
Badge of the Assassin1985TV MovieChristine Horn
Commando1985Cindy
American Flyers1985Sarah
St. Elsewhere1983-1985TV SeriesBillie Vaughn / Clerk Billie Vaughn / Hooker
City Limits1984Yogi
Choose Me1984Pearl Antoine
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers1984The Gypsy
Fear City1984Leila
Beat Street1984Tracy Carlson
Quest for Fire1981Ika
Lou Grant1980TV SeriesAdrienne
Top of the Hill1980TV MovieRita
Stony Island1978Janetta
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1974TV SeriesGreta
The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton1974TV MovieGreta

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Man1986"Black Girls" / performer: "Black Girls"
Stony Island1978lyrics: "Chi-Town" / music: "Chi-Town"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cursed Part 32000Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cursed Part 32000Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cursed Part 32000Short executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cultivating a Classic: The Making of 'The Color Purple'2003Video documentary short special thanks
A Collaboration of Spirits: Casting and Acting 'The Color Purple'2003Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Behind the Scenes with Rae Dawn Chong2015Video shortHerself
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies2014TV Movie documentaryHerself / Cindy
Celebrity Ghost Stories2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Fashion News Live2013TV SeriesHerself
The Making of Stony Island, Music Makes Us One2012Video documentary shortHerself
Die Trying2010DocumentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Commando: Let Off Some Steam2007Video documentaryHerself
Commando: Pure Action2007Video documentaryHerself
Greasy Rider2006DocumentaryHerself
Charity Jam2005TV Series documentaryHost
Open Access2004TV SeriesHerself
A Collaboration of Spirits: Casting and Acting 'The Color Purple'2003Video documentary shortHerself
Alberta Film and Television Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Host
The 3rd Annual Leo Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
I Love 1980's2001TV Series documentaryCindy
Highball1997Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990-1991TV SeriesHerself
Far Out Man1990Herself
Walking After Midnight1988DocumentaryHerself
The Subject Is AIDS1986Video short documentaryHerself - Narration
Late Night with David Letterman1986TV SeriesHerself
The Making of 'The Corsican Brothers'1984TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Quest for Fire Adventure1982TV Short documentaryHerself (uncredited)
À propos de 'La guerre du feu'1981TV Short documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHerself
Poltergeist: The Legacy1997TV SeriesTanya Moreau
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1990TV SeriesCarola

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