While Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month started 30 years ago, the recent rise in violent incidents against AAPI people has made the commemoration all the more poignant and important. In addition to acknowledging the rich history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, it is imperative to acknowledge the need for a more diverse representation of the community in all fields, including film. To honor AAPI Heritage Month, we’re spotlighting seven actors from Focus films whose performances and activism have enhanced AAPI representation and indeed changed the face of contemporary film.