Aug 29, 2022
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 42! Born and raised in France till his teens before moving to Vancouver, British Columbia, Tony Giroux has been a professional dancer, actor, and filmmaker. He is known for his work as the male lead, Billy Martin in Lifetime’s A Sugar and Spice Holiday, the first Lifetime holiday movie centered on an Asian American story. Most recently, he has played Adil, an important recurring character in the show Motherland: Fort Salem. For three seasons of Motherland, he has played Adil with humor, nuance, and depth. He’s also the director of the award-winning documentary My Name Is that focuses on the power and challenges when you’re a person of color with a non-European name. In our conversation, we cover a LOT of ground, discussing his experiences, how he views change, being cast in A Sugar and Spice Holiday, chemistry with Jacky Lai and his co-stars in Motherland, his thoughts on Masculinity, the impact of My Name Is, and so much more. For previous episodes and information, please visit our site at https://asianamericanhistory101.libsyn.com or social media links at http://castpie.com/AAHistory101. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.