Her award-winning 1992 film From Hollywood to Hanoi was the first American documentary feature film shot in Vietnam by a Vietnamese-American. He adopted the name Patrick Du Long and became a scriptwriter and newscaster for the. He was a close friend of , under whom he studied martial arts. Tiana escaped to Hollywood to fulfill her childhood dream to act and dance.
Silliphant had also written most of the episodes for the acclaimed television series , and won an Oscar for Best Screenplay on the feature film. She also starred in the made-for-television features Pearl and Fly Away Home, written by her late husband Stirling Silliphant. Alexandra also conducted interviews with General , the man Ho Chi Minh appointed to lead the North Vietnamese Army, which was victorious over the French and the Americans in the Indochina and Vietnam Wars. Silliphant's last screenplay was for the 1995 film. From Hollywood to Hanoi In 1988, Alexandra began pre-production on her first film, From Hollywood to Hanoi. As reported by , the celebrity event included , , and.
Alexandra's father moved the family to , , in 1966 after the assassination of President Diệm. Alexandra was invited to participate in the International Women's Day with Betty Friedan, Stevie Wonder and Barbara Trent. The Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences. Since 1998, the Indochina Film Arts Foundation has conducted ongoing production workshops to advance the skills of aspiring Vietnamese filmmakers. That same year she starred opposite as Checkers Goldberg in the Kung Fu feature sendup, Catch The Heat.
Despite travel restrictions and her father's admonitions not to go, Alexandra returned to Vietnam with film crews to shoot From Hollywood to Hanoi, and a series of follow up films. Silliphant was quoted as saying that a number of his Naked City scripts were far superior to the script that won him the Oscar for. The film was also screened on Capitol Hill to help lift the trade embargo by then. Early life Thi Thanh Nga was born in , in 1956. From Hollywood to Hanoi was the first American film shot on location in Vietnam.
Her award-winning 1992 film From Hollywood to Hanoi, was the first American documentary feature film shot in Vietnam by a Vietnamese American. It was shown at film festivals and movie theaters across the U. The Bomb Art Project and Bombs Away mini-documentary were publicly presented at the Bergamot Station Art Center in Los Angeles. He adapted eight half-hour episodes of Naked City into a tie-in paperback as well, which was published in 1959. He authored a book, The Dream Shattered: Vietnamese Gangs in America.
Alexandra and Stirling Silliphant were married in a ceremony at Chasen's Restaurant in West Hollywood on July 4, 1974. However, he never received an Emmy personally as writer. She became Tiana Karate Princess: the first female student of 'Bruce Lee', whom she met through in Virginia. Indochina Film Arts Foundation The aftermath of the war and trade embargoes left Vietnam the fifth poorest country in the world.
Martial arts champion Eric Lee collaborated with Alexandra on the self-defense segments of the show. She also starred in the made-for-television features Pearl and Fly Away Home, written by her husband. Career Hollywood career Silliphant's popular blockbuster films and , coupled with his newlywed status with Alexandra, led to their joint appearances on television talk and game shows such as , The Reed Ferrell Show and during the mid-1970s. Lee in 1865, and the 1965 shooting of a Baptist church deacon during a peaceful civil rights protest in Alabama. As an Asian actress breaking through racial stereotypes, Alexandra was invited to speak out on the realities of Hollywood typecasting at venues such as the Philippine Film Festival, where she appeared with Robert Duvall in the Symposium on Film Acting. Projects were presented at the Viet Nam Cinema Dept.
She was the first Vietnamese American to join Screen Actors Guild but left acting in 1988 to pursue philanthropy and social activism. Alexandra also documented the 30th Anniversary Reunion of Associated Press War Photographers in Ho Chi Minh City in 2005. He had one brother, Leigh, who was three years younger. Tiana founded the Indochina Film Arts Foundation to stimulate artistic ventures in film, theater, radio and education, presenting numerous projects in venues from the D.
Tiana escaped to Hollywood to fulfill her childhood dream to act and dance. Lee would later introduce Tiana to her future husband, Oscar-winning screenwriter. In 1998, he was a candidate for the. He helped to pull film concepts together. Stemming from a trip taken earlier that year with a delegation of Vietnam veterans and filmmakers in part on the advice of Alexandra's acting teacher , who predicted that a return to Tiana's roots would prove enormously empowering , the feature-length documentary was written, produced and directed by Alexandra, and executive produced by —who had himself taken part in the Vietnam trip and strongly urged her to record the experience on film. Music career Between 1983 and 1985, Alexandra was managed by of and created numerous pop songs and music videos for radio and.