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Celebrity Ancestry: Actress Jessie Mei Li’s Heritage: Is She Asian? Where Are Her Mother & Father From? 50,000 Google Her Ethnicity, Nationality, Parents Race & Family Background 

RACE STILL matters to many today, as fans of actress Jessie Mei Li Google her ethnicity, nationality, Chinese heritage and her mother and father’s background. By Ben Arogundade. April.22.2021.

Actress Jessie Mei Li

BEAUTY MIX: Actress and star of Netflix drama ‘Shadow and Bone’, Jessie Mei Li evokes many online queries about her ethnicity, nationality and her mother and father's ancestry. She is of Chinese and European heritage.

THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW ACTRESS JESSIE MEI LI’s ethnicity, nationality or her parents’ racial heritage, see a bi-racial beauty, with a South Asian surname — and so they turn to the oracle that is Google for answers. Each month the search engine records the total number of Internet queries that people type into their browsers around the world. For example, 1,000 of Jessie Mei Li’s fans Google the term, “Jessie Mei Li Asian ethnicity”, each month, while 2,000 search “Jessie Mei Li parents” and “Jessie Mei Li’s mother and father”. The total number of search queries about Mei Li’s ethnicity, nationality and family background amounts to over 50,000 Google searches every year.


JESSIE MEI LI - ETHNICITY & PARENTS BACKGROUND

So, what are the facts about Jessie Mei Li’s background and heritage? She was born in Brighton, England on August 27, 1995, but was raised in Redhill, Surrey. Her father is Hong Kong Chinese, and her mother is English. Of her school days, she says, “I was very Chinese to my school friends but never feeling it,” she told the South China Morning Post. She shares her dual ancestry with model and fashion designer, Alexa Chung, who is also of Chinese and English heritage.


SHADOW & BONE

Mei Li stars in the new Netflix drama Shadow and Bone. It is the culmination of a chequered experience going to castings as a bi-racial actress. “I’d go to auditions, and it would sometimes be for a mixed-race role,” she says. “And sometimes those parts would go to a fully Asian person or a fully white person, whatever, which is fine – diversity and representation, it’s great. But at the same time, I often felt like ‘OK, what am I? Where do I fit in?’”

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*JESSIE MEI LI’S ETHNICITY, NATIONALITY, PARENTS RACE - ACCORDING TO GOOGLE SEARCH


1,000

The number of people worldwide who Google the phrase, “Jessie Mei Li Asian Ethnicity”, each month.


3,000

The number of people worldwide who Google the variants, “Jessie Mei Li’s ethnicity, mother Gillian, father, parents race background”, each month.


*All figures for “Jessie Mei Li’s Ethnicity, Nationality, Parents Race - According to Google Search”, supplied by Google. Stats include global totals for laptop and desktop computers and mobile devices.

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