Chloe Bennet

by Dragosvr92 on April 10, 2014

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Birth Name: Chloe Wang

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Date of Birth: April 18, 1992

Ethnicity:
*Chinese (father)
*English, Scottish, Irish, Swiss-German, German (mother)

Chloe Bennet is an American actress and singer.

Her father is of Chinese descent. Her mother has English, Scottish, Irish, Swiss-German, and German, ancestry. At age fifteen, Chloe moved to China, where she was a singer under her birth name of Chloe Wang. She studied Mandarin while living in Beijing and Shanghai.

Some web sites have stated that Chloe’s mother is Jewish. This is not correct. Chloe’s mother was raised in a devout Christian household by missionary parents, and is not of Jewish heritage.

Chloe’s maternal grandparents are the Rev. Donald Wayne Crane (the son of the Rev. Clifford Cecil Crane and Emilie L. Barrett) and Beatrice Pendleton (the daughter of Kyle Montague Pendleton and Vera Dingus). The Rev. Clifford was the son of Edward Eggleston Crane and Florence Eliza McDermott.

Sources: Chloe’s maternal great-grandfather, Clifford Cecil Crane, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Chloe’s maternal great-grandfather, the Rev. Clifford Cecil Crane – http://m.lancasteronline.com

Genealogy of Chloe’s maternal grandmother, Beatrice Pendleton (through Beatrice’s brother, Kyle Dexter Pendleton) (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Chloe’s maternal great-grandmother, Vera Dingus – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

by ethnic on June 16, 2010

Birth Name: Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger

Place of Birth: Thal, Austria

Date of Birth: July 30, 1947

Ethnicity: Austrian

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian and American actor, politician, professional bodybuilder, model, director, writer, producer, activist, philanthropist, investor, and businessperson. A Republican, he served as Governor of California from 2003 to 2011.

Arnold was born in Thal, Austria, to Aurelia (Jadrny) and Gustav Schwarzenegger. His father served in World War II with the German army. Arnold is married to journalist Maria Shriver. One of his children is actor, model, and entrepreneur Patrick Schwarzenegger.

Arnold’s paternal grandparents were Karl Schwarzenegger and Cecelia Hinterleitner.

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Jada Pinkett Smith

by ethnic on February 6, 2010

Birth Name: Jada Koren Pinkett

Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Date of Birth: September 18, 1971

Ethnicity:
*African-American (father)
*Afro-/Creole-Barbadian, Afro-/Creole-Jamaican (mother)

Jada Pinkett Smith is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and businessperson. She is the wife of actor/musician Will Smith, and the mother of actors/musicians Jaden Smith and Willow Smith.

Jada’s father was of African-American descent. Jada’s maternal grandfather was an immigrant from Barbados (of Afro-Barbadian descent), while Jada’s maternal grandmother was the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica, who were of Afro- or Creole-Caribbean descent.

An article in the New York Times Syndicate stated that Jada also has some degree of Portuguese Jewish ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been documented/verified. Many people of Afro-Caribbean descent do have a small amount of Sephardi Jewish ancestry.

Jada’s paternal grandparents were Robsol Grant Pinkett (the son of Maslin Frysinger Pinkett and Martha Josephine Dyer) and Shirley Nancy Crystal Holland (the daughter of James P. Holland and Alice Whitehead). Robsol and Shirley were both African-American.

Jada’s maternal grandfather was Gilbert Leslie Banfield (the son of Gilbert Seward Hinds Banfield and Ella E.). Gilbert L. and his parents, who were black, were from Saint Michael, Barbados, in the West Indies/Caribbean.

Jada’s maternal grandmother was Marion Eliza Martin (the daughter of Ralph Nunis Martin and Daisy Coster). Marion was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to immigrants from Jamaica (Saint Ann and Kingston, respectively). Marion, along with her parents, are listed as “Mulatto” on the 1920 U.S. Census. Marion is listed as “Black” on the 1930 U.S. Census.

Sources: Genealogy of Jada’s father – http://www.geni.com

Birth record of Jada’s maternal grandmother, Marion Eliza Martin – https://familysearch.org

Jada’s maternal grandmother, Marion Eliza Martin, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jada’s maternal grandmother, Marion Eliza Martin, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Pico Alexander

by follers on July 3, 2015

Birth Name: Aleksander Łukasz Jogałła

Place of Birth: New York City, New York

Date of Birth: June 3, 1991

Ethnicity: Polish

Pico Alexander is an American stage and film actor. His parents, Magdalena Deskur and Lukasz Jogałła, are Polish immigrants. His father is a cinematographer.

His stage first name, “Pico”, is a nickname.

He is from a prominent Polish family, and has many aristocratic ancestors, including Princes and Princesses. On many lines, his ancestry can be traced back to the 1500s and before.

Pico’s paternal grandparents are Jerzy Jogałła (born Jerzy Jan Jogałła, the son of Franciszek Jogałła and Janina Maleszyk) and Elżbieta Maria Stefania Turowicz (the daughter of Jerzy Turowicz and Anna Gąsiorowska). Pico’s grandfather Jerzy Jogałła was also an actor. Pico’s great-grandfather Jerzy Turowicz was a prominent journalist, and was editor of the Catholic newspaper Tygodnik Powszechny for approximately 50 years.

Pico’s maternal grandparents are Józef Deskur (the son of Andrzej Deskur and Stanisława Kossecka) and Helena Świeżawska (the daughter of Stefan Świeżawski and Maria Helena Stadnicka z Nawojowej). Józef Deskur’s brother, Andrzej Maria Deskur, was a Cardinal of the Catholic Church and a President emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. Pico’s great-grandfather Stefan Świeżawski was a prominent historian.

Among Pico’s ancestors are Count Sebastian Lubomirski (c. 1546-1613), general and politician Jan Piotr Sapieha (1569-1611), prominent military figure and Castellan of Krakow Stanisław Jan Jabłonowski (1634-1702), politician Dominik Mikołaj Radziwiłł (1643-1697), Prince Jan Stanisław Jabłonowski (1669-1731), Prince Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski (1734-1823), general and diplomat Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko (1768-1844), politician and landowner Stanisław Kostka Zamoyski (1775-1856), politician and statesman Leon Sapieha (1803-1878), Princess Izabela Maria Lubomirska (1808-1868), and landowner Adam Stanisław Sapieha (1828-1903).

Pico’s matrilineal line can be traced back to his great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother Teresa Cieplińska, who was born c. 1772, and to Teresa’s parents, Stanisław Kostka Ciepliński and Anna Sikorska.

Sources: Genealogies of Pico Alexander – http://genealogia.grocholski.pl
http://www.sejm-wielki.pl
http://www.geni.com

Another genealogy of Pico Alexander (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://chimtic.netfirms.com

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Ronnie Gene Blevins

by andrew on July 3, 2015

Birth Name: Ronald Gene Blevins

Place of Birth: Harris, Texas, US

Date of Birth: 20 Jun 1977

Ethnicity: English and/or Welsh, German

Ronnie Gene Blevins is an American actor. He was born to Stephen Lewis Blevins and Claudia Ann Heffner.

Blevins is a surname of Welsh origin.

Source: https://familysearch.org

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Dean and Dan Caten

July 3, 2015

Birth Name: Dean Catenacci and Dan Catenacci Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Date of Birth: December 19, 1964 Ethnicity: Italian (father), English (mother) Twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten are Canadian fashion designers. They are founders and owners of DSQUARED2, an international fashion house. Their father emigrated to Canada from a small town near […]

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Giorgio Moroder

July 3, 2015

Birth Name: Giovanni Giorgio Moroder Place of Birth: Urtijëi, South Tyrol, Italy Date of Birth: 26 April 1940 Ethnicity: Italian Giorgio Moroder is an Italian record producer, songwriter, performer, and DJ. Source: Photo by Prphotos

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Steven Soderbergh

July 3, 2015

Birth Name: Steven Andrew Soderbergh Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, USA Date of Birth: January 14, 1963 Ethnicity: *Swedish, Irish (father) *Italian (mother) Steven Soderbergh is an American director, writer, producer, cinematographer, and editor. He is the son of Mary Ann “Midge” (Bernard) and Peter Andrew Soderbergh, a dean and professor at Louisiana State University […]

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