Lou Diamond Phillips, Bruno Mars, and Alec Mapa are three examples of bold Filipino actors. Lou Diamond Phillips is best remembered for his role as Ritchie Valens in the 1987 film "La Bamba". The iconic role and film launched Phillips' career and he has not stopped working since; including starring roles on the A&E Network series "Longmire" and feature film "The 33."
Though Bruno Mars is best known for his singing and dancing abilities, Mars has also taken on acting. He has voiced animated characters for "Rio 2" and "The Cleveland Show" and he hosted one of the highest-rated episodes in "Saturday Night Live" history. Alec Mapa's standup comedy is bold and unflinching. In his acts, he unapologetically talks about race and sexuality. Mapa has also starred in several television shows including "Half & Half," "Desperate Housewives," and "Ugly Betty."