Actresses Jodi Long and Karrueche Tran made history at the Daytime Emmys award show on Sunday.
The details: Long, 67, and Tran, 33, were the first Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) to win an award in their respective categories, according to Deadline.
- Long won the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Daytime Fiction Program for her role as Mrs. Basil E. in the Netflix series “Dash & Lily.”
- Tran took home the Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Daytime Fiction Program award for her performance as Vivian Johnson-Garrett in Popstar! TV’s “The Bay.”
- Tran, who is Vietnamese and African American, is the first lead actress of AAPI descent to win an award for either Daytime or Primetime Emmys, according to Essence.
- “I’m so thankful, so blessed, and so grateful!” Tran said during the virtual award ceremony. “I have to thank my ‘The Bay’ family, who believed in me from day one when nobody did at all.”
Who they are: The actresses have appeared in various movies and TV shows.
- Born in New York on Jan. 7, 1954, Long appeared in several classic movies, such as “The Exorcist III (1990), “Robocop 3 (1993)” and “The Hot Chick (2002),” according to her IMDB page.
- Long also appeared in popular TV shows, including “Sullivan & Son” and “House, M.D.”
- Tran is best known for her role as Virginia Loc on TNT’s “Claws,” and she is currently involved in “The Bay.”
- Tran won three other Emmys as a producer in “The Bay.”