List of Vietnamese Americans

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This is a list of notable Vietnamese Americans.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Vietnamese American, or must have independent reliable source references showing they are Vietnamese American and are notable.

Arts and entertainment

Actors and actresses

Lana Condor

Anchors and reporters


Dance groups


  • Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen – concert pianist and artist
  • Cuong Vu – Grammy award-winning jazz trumpeter and vocalist
  • Dat Nguyen – classical guitarist
  • Tyga – Vietnamese and Jamaican rapper signed to Young Money and Cash Money Records
  • Ziya – Toronto based R&B artist
  • Sierra Deaton – singer-songwriter and co-winner of Season 3 of The X Factor US
  • keshi (Casey Luong) – singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who gained popularity from songs "like i need u" and "2 soon"
  • Dolly Ave (Dolly Nguyen) - singer-songwriter and award-winning photographer.

Artists and others

  • Binh Danh – photographer
  • Thuc Doan Nguyen – writer
  • Chloe Dao – fashion designer/winner of television show Project Runway
  • Dat Phan – comedian, winner of first Last Comic Standing
  • Jonas Bevacqua – adopted Vietnamese American fashion designer, creator of urbanwear LRG
  • Michelle Phan – YouTube beauty guru
  • Van Darkholme – gay porn actor, dungeon master, performance artist and film director
  • Linda Le – cosplayer and model
  • Hung Huynh – chef, Top Chef season 3 winner
  • Tom Vu – infomercial icon, professional poker player and real estate investor
  • Tila Tequila – popular woman on MySpace; starred on her own MTV show; appeared in FHM magazine
  • Christine Ha – first blind contestant on MasterChef and the winner of its third season in 2012
  • John Eklund – time-lapse photographer known for the video Purely Pacific Northwest
  • Phong Bui – artist, writer, independent curator; co-founder, editor-in-chief, and publisher of The Brooklyn Rail, a monthly arts, culture, and politics journal in New York
  • Karrueche Tran – American model and actress
  • Truong Tran – poet, visual artist, teacher
  • Plastique Tiara – American-Vietnamese drag queen
  • Ken HoangSurvivor contestant and professional video game player
  • Tai TrangSurvivor contestant
  • Ocean Vuong – Award winning American novelist, poet, and essayist


Literature and journalism


Viet Xuan Luong

Politics and law

Zhang Wei Nguyen Korean Air pilot

Science and education

Han Dinh



Fighting sports


  • Men Nguyen – professional poker player; as of 2010, his total live tournament winnings exceeded $9,700,000
  • Qui Nguyen (poker player)2016 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion
  • Scotty Nguyen – professional poker player
  • David Pham – professional poker, won two World Series of Poker bracelets and has made seven final tables at the World Poker Tour
  • J.C. Tran – professional poker player; as of 2010, his total live tournament winnings amounted to $7,996,635
  • Mimi Tran – professional poker player; as of 2008, her total live tournament winnings exceeded $1,400,000

Other sports