087 // Ryan Alexander Holmes // Actor // 100% Chinese. 100% African American.
Play • 1 hr 13 min
Actor and content creator Ryan Alexander Holmes joins Jerry on the show to share his unique Asian American story of growing up the child of a Chinese mother and African American father as he navigated private schools, corporate life, and acting. Follow him on Instagram and TikTok at @ryanalexh
We celebrate Ryan's decision to leverage social media platforms to share his own story and his unique Asian American experience.
We support his career in his chosen field of acting and all those who are chasing their true dreams.
We are inspired by his authentic storytelling to provide understanding and healing in bringing cultures together.
Meet Ryan, in his own words...
"Born and raised in Los Angeles. I am an Afro-Asian American. My mother is from Taiwan, my father is from the South (Jacksonville, Florida). I consider myself 100% Chinese and 100% African American. Although I was raised and acculturated in Chinese culture (my Chinese extended family was always accepting and loving) , at early age it was very apparent that I was not accepted in the Asian community . When I began to find my own identity without having to prove it to my own people, I began to flourish as an artist. My story is an Asian American story, even if other Asians do not/cannot or refuse to see the "me" in them, I will always see the "them" in me. Currently I am an Actor in Hollywood and have been on "For the People" on ABC and "Dear White People" on Netflix."