Rae Dawn Chong - Updated Jul 2024

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Rae Dawn Chong

Rae Dawn Chong is a popular Canadian-American Actress. Rae Dawn Chong is widely known for portraying the role of Ika in the prehistoric fantasy adventure film Quest for Fire in 1981.

Early Life and Childhood

Rae Dawn Chong was born on February 28, 1961, in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Her age is 62 years as of 2024 and her full name is also Rae Dawn Chong.

Similarly, she is Canadian-American by nationality and practices Christianity by religion. Moreover, she belongs to a mixed ethnicity and her zodiac sign is Pisces by date of birth.

Talking about her family members, her father’s name is Tommy Chong who is an actor and comedian by profession and her mother’s name is Maxine Sneed. Likewise, she has a sister named Robbi Chong, who is also a model and actress. Also, she has an adopted brother named Marcus Chong, who is also an actor.

Rae Dawn Chong – Education

In terms of her educational background, there is no clue found on the web regarding her schools, colleges, and academics. She might have done her schooling at a community school in Edmonton, Alberta. She seems to be an educated person but, later she might have skipped college as she started to pursue her professional acting career at an early age.

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to her career, she started her acting career by debuting in the role of Greta in the movie The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton in 1974. Then, she played the role of Janetta in the movie Stony Island in 1978. In 1980, she played the role of Rita in the movie Top of the Hill. She played the role of Adrienne in the series Lou Grant.

Similarly, she gained popularity when she played the role of Ika in the movie Quest of Fire in 1981. From 1983 to 1985, she played the role of Clerk Billie Vaughn in the series St. Elsewhere. She played the role of Cindy in the movie Commando in 1985. In 1986, she played the role of Circe Lafemme in the series Tall Tales & Legends.

Likewise, she played the role of Rachel Dobs in the movie The Squeeze in 1987. She played the role of Julie in the movie Denial in 1990. In 1991, she played the role of Diana Pierce in the movie The Borrower. From 1992 to 1993, she played the role of Carrie Fellows in the series Melrose Place. She played the role of Misty in the movie Amberwaves in 1994.

Furthermore, she played the role of Detective Forge in the movie Crying Freeman in 1995. From 2000 to 2002, she played the role of Dr. Peggy Fowler in the series Mysterious Ways. She played the role of Sophie Mason in the series Wild Card from 2003 to 2004. In 2014, she played the role of Jenny Logan in the movie Knock ‘em Dead.

Additionally, she played the role of Stacey Mullins in the series 9-1-1 from 2018 to 2019. She played the role of Betty Currie in the series American Crime Story in 2021. In 2022, she played the role of Evelyn in the movie The Mistress. That same year, she played the role of Florence de Pointe du Lac in the series Interview with the Vampire.

Rae Dawn Chong

Caption: Rae Dawn Chong with her co-actor. Source: The Flashback Files

Brand Endorsements

Rae Dawn Chong currently does not endorse any brands. Similarly, there is no clue available on the web regarding the products she had supported. Also, she had never disclosed any information about the brands or companies she had ever endorsed.

Awards and Nomination

Chong won the Genie Award in 1983 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in the movie Quest for Fire. Likewise, she won the Women’s Film Critics Circle Awards in 2021 for the movie The Sleeping Negro. Similarly, she was nominated for the FANtastic Horror Film Festival Award San Diego in 2019 for the categories Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film and Best Ensemble Cast for the movie Reborn.

Net Worth 2024

Chong has an estimated net worth of approximately $4 million but her exact salary is not available. Similarly, most of her income is generated from her acting career. Additionally, she has worked very hard to get this fame and is on the road to building her net worth in the future.

Rae Dawn Chong

Caption: Rae Dawn Chong posing for the photo. Source: Instagram

Relationship Status

Chong is currently single and not dating anyone as of now. However, in the past, she was married to stockbroker Owen Baylis but later they divorced in 1982. They had a son together named Morgan Baylis. Then, in 1989, she married American actor, C. Thomas Howell but they got divorced a year later in 1990. Her third marriage was with one of the founders of Xootr, Nathan Ulrich in 2011 but, they also got divorced in 2014.


Chong is constantly seen as concerned about her professional life and is on the lookout for any rumours or controversies that might damage her reputation. Furthermore, she keeps a safe distance from the media and avoids any contentious behaviours that might risk her job.

Rae Dawn Chong – Body Measurements

Talking about Chong’s height she is 5 Feet 8 inches tall and weighs 55kg. Similarly, she has an attractive body that measures 35-27-26 inches and she has a stunning pair of dark brown eyes and grey hair. Also, her dress size is 6 and her shoe size is 9(US).

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Caption: Rae Dawn Chong posing for the photo. Source: Instagram

Social Media

Chong is active on Instagram, where she has 11.4k followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @realraedawnchong. Similarly, her Twitter handle is @Rae_Dawn_Chong with 9.1k followers. Her Facebook account is @RealRaeDawnChong and she has 5.4k followers.