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  • Is of African-Canadian, American Indian, Scottish, French, and Irish heritage.
  • Provided background sounds for her father's comedy records as a child.
  • Was discovered by a Disney talent scout while singing at her sixth grade graduation.
  • Appeared in the music video for Mick Jagger's 1985 song "Just Another Night."
  • Was profiled in the 1987 book Starring Mothers.
  • Appeared in a production of Oh, Kay! at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City in 1991.


  • 1983, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner


  • Robbi Chong — Half Sister
  • Owen Baylis — Ex-husband
  • Paris Chong — Half Brother
  • Gilbran Chong — Half Brother
  • C. Thomas Howell — Ex-husband
  • Shelby Fiddis — Stepmother
  • Morgan Baylis — Son
  • Precious Chong — Half Sister
  • John Stockwell — Ex-significant Other
  • Nathan Ulrich — Husband
  • Tommy Chong — Father
  • Maxine Sneed — Mother

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  • Birth Place: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Birthday: February 28, 1961, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor

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