Ruby Rose

by Sage on June 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES - MAY 10:  Ruby Rose at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Cente

Birth Name: Ruby Rose Langenheim

Place of Birth: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date of Birth: March 20, 1986

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, German, Irish, possibly other

Ruby Rose is an Australian model, DJ, recording artist, actress, television presenter, and MTV VJ.

She is the daughter of Katia Langenheim and Peter.

Ruby’s maternal grandmother was Deirdre Rose Campbell (the daughter of Alec Campbell, Alexander William Campbell, and of Kathleen Matilda Connolly). Alec was the final surviving Australian participant of the Gallipoli campaign during World War I. Alec was the son of Samuel Alexander Campbell and Isobel/Isabel Marian Thrower. Kathleen was the daughter of Thomas John Connolly and Matilda Creasey.

Source: Genealogy of Ruby Rose (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

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Li Bingbing

by Sage on March 7, 2018

"Resident Evil: Retribution" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Place of Birth: Wuchang, Heilongjiang, China

Date of Birth: 27 February, 1973

Ethnicity: Chinese 

Li Bingbing is a Chinese actress, producer, and singer. She is known for her roles in the films Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010), Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), and The Meg (2018), among others.

photo by Prphotos

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Adam Driver

by follers on May 23, 2017

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Birth Name: Adam Douglas Driver

Place of Birth: San Bernardino, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 19, 1983

Ethnicity: English, one eighth Dutch, German, Irish, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, more distant Welsh, remote Swedish

Adam Driver is an American actor. He is the son of Nancy (Needham) and Joe Douglas Driver. His father has English, German, Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Welsh, and remote Swedish, ancestry. His mother has English, one fourth Dutch, and some German and Irish, ancestry. His father’s family is from Arkansas and his mother’s family is from Indiana, where Adam was raised, in Mishawaka. His stepfather is a Baptist minister, and Adam had a religious upbringing. He is married to actress Joanne Tucker.

After 9/11, Adam joined the United States Marine Corps, and served in Afghanistan. He later founded Arts in the Armed Forces, a non-profit foundation, which stages theatrical performances for military personnel.

While Adam was cast as a Jewish character in This Is Where I Leave You (2014) and BlacKkKlansman (2018), he is not himself of Jewish heritage.

Adam’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to John Driver, who was born, c. 1675, in Avening, England, to Giles Driver and Olive Hardy.

Adam’s paternal grandfather was Kelly Potter Driver, Jr. (the son of Kelly Potter Driver, Sr. and Rosa/Rosie/Rose Bell Whiteside). Adam’s grandfather Kelly was born in Arkansas. Adam’s great-grandfather Kelly was the son of Miles/Milas Washington Driver and Sarah Elizabeth Johnson. Rosa was the daughter of Jacob Davis Whiteside and Eliza Ann Withers.

Adam’s paternal grandmother was Edith Mae Fisher (the daughter of Joe Guy Fisher, Sr. and Belva/Belvia/Belvie Yeager). Edith was born in Arkansas. Joe was the son of Walter S./W. Fisher and Mary Jane Quattlebaum. Belva was the daughter of Charles O. Yeager and Irene Almeda Favors.

Adam’s maternal grandfather was Ira Lee Needham (the son of Lester G. Needham and Gertrude Dykstra/Dexter). Ira Lee was born in Indiana. Lester was the son of Ira H. Needham and Flora Anna Harrington. Gertrude was born in Indiana, to Dutch parents, John H. Dykstra/Dexter and Jantje/Jennie F. Kuypers/Kipers.

Adam’s maternal grandmother is Dolores Lavone Pettit (the daughter of Theodore G. Pettit and Florence Geneve Ullrich). Dolores was born in Indiana. Florence’s parents were Jacob Ullrich and Nellie Blanche Carpenter. Jacob was the son of a German father and an Irish mother.

Sources: Genealogy of Adam Driver – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Adam Driver (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Adam’s paternal grandfather, Kelly Potter Driver, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Adam’s paternal grandfather, Kelly Potter Driver, Jr. – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogies of Adam’s paternal great-grandfather, Kelly Potter Driver – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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Genealogy of Adam’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Jacob Davis Whiteside – https://www.ancestry.com

Adam’s paternal grandmother, Edith Mae Fisher, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Adam’s paternal grandmother, Edith Mae (Fisher) Driver – http://assuredpeace.com

Genealogy of Adam’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Jane Quattlebaum (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of Adam’s aunt (mother’s sister), Debra L. (Needham) Camren – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Adam’s maternal grandfather, Ira Lee Needham (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Adam’s maternal grandfather, Ira Lee Needham, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Adam’s maternal great-grandmother, Gertrude Dexter/Dykstra (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Adam’s maternal grandmother, Dolores Lavone Pettit, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Adam’s maternal great-grandmother, Florence Geneve Ullrich, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

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John David Washington

by follers on April 11, 2011

John David Washington – HBO’s Post 2016 Golden Globe Awards Party – Arrivals – Circa 55 Restaurant at The Beverly Hilton – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com

Date of Birth: July 28, 1984

Ethnicity: African-American

John David Washington is an American actor and football running back. He stars in the film BlacKkKlansman (2018).

He is the son of actress and singer Pauletta Pearson Washington and actor, filmmaker, director, and producer Denzel Washington. His full first name is John David. His parents are both black. His aunt is actress Rita Pearson.

John David’s paternal grandfather is The Rev. Denzel H. Washington (the son of William Washington and Virginia Page). The Rev. Denzel was born in Virginia, and is a Pentecostal preacher. William was the son of William Washington, Sr. and Margaret Johnson. John David’s great-grandmother Virginia was the daughter of Herod “Harry” Page and Lucia “Louise”/”Louesa” Rain/Rayn.

John David’s paternal grandmother is Lennis Lowe (the daughter of Tillman/Tilman Lowe/Low and Eliza Jackson). Lennis was born in Georgia. Eliza was the daughter of William Jackson and Rachel.

Sources: Article about John David’s father’s family history – http://archive.is

Genealogy of John David’s father – https://www.wikitree.com

John David’s paternal grandfather, Denzel H. Washington, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

John David’s paternal great-great-grandparents, William Washington, Sr. and Margaret Johnson, on the 1870 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

John David’s paternal great-grandmother, Virginia Page, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

John David’s paternal grandmother, Lennis Lowe, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Laura Harrier

by follers on August 21, 2010

Laura Harrier – “Spider-Man: Homecoming” World Premiere Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com 

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 28, 1990

Ethnicity:
*African-American (father)
*Rusyn (maternal grandfather)
*English, German, Swiss-German (maternal grandmother)

Laura Harrier is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles in the films Spider-Man: Homecoming and BlacKkKlansman. She was raised in Evanston, Illinois.

Laura’s maternal grandfather was John Sagan (the son of John Sagan and Mary Jubinsky). Laura’s grandfather John was born in Ohio, to Rusyn parents, with his own father being from Nastasiv, Ternopil oblast, Ukraine.

Laura’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Joy Pickett (the daughter of Bishop Jarrell Waskom Pickett and Ruth Robinson). Margaret was born in Lucknow, India, the daughter of American parents, who were Methodist missionaries. Laura’s great-grandfather Bishop J. Waskom Pickett was a Methodist minister, and was the son of Leander Lycurgus Pickett and Ludie Carrington Day. Ruth was the daughter of John Wesley Robinson and Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie” Fisher.

Sources: Laura’s maternal grandfather, John Sagan, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Laura’s maternal grandfather, John Sagan – http://articles.chicagotribune.com

Genealogy of Laura’s maternal grandmother, Margaret Joy Pickett (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Laura’s maternal great-grandfather, Bishop Jarrell Waskom Pickett – https://www.findagrave.com

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Mila Kunis

May 14, 2010

Birth Name: Milena Markovna Kunis Place of Birth: Chernivtsi, Ukraine, Soviet Union (now Ukraine) Date of Birth: August 14, 1983 Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish Mila Kunis is an American actress. She became known for starring in the television series That ’70s Show. Her parents, Elvira and Mark, are both Jewish. She moved to the U.S. when […]

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Finn Wolfhard

July 27, 2007

Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Date of Birth: December 23, 2002 Ethnicity: French, German, English, Welsh, Jewish Finn Wolfhard is a Canadian actor and musician. He is known for starring in the show Stranger Things and the film It (2017). His brother is actor Nick Wolfhard. He has said: [Finn’s] my given, full […]

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Jovan Adepo

August 13, 2018

Birth Name: Jovan Valde Bland Place of Birth: Ploughley, Oxfordshire, England, U.K. Date of Birth: c. September 1988 Ethnicity: *African-American (father) *Yoruba Nigerian (mother) Jovan Adepo is a British-American actor. He is known for his role in the film Fences. Jovan is the son of Adelola Omowunmi (Adepo) and James Melvin Bland. His father was born in Chattanooga, […]

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Miranda Otto

August 13, 2018

Place of Birth: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Date of Birth: 16 December, 1967 Ethnicity: German, other Miranda Otto is an Australian actress. She is the daughter of Lindsay and Barry Otto, both actors. Her half-sister is actress Gracie Otto. Miranda is married to actor Peter O’Brien, with whom she has a daughter.

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Cinta Laura

August 13, 2018

Birth Name: Cinta Laura Kiehl Place of Birth: Quakenbrück, Lower Saxony, Germany Date of Birth: 17 August, 1993 Ethnicity: *German (father) *Indonesian Sundanese (mother) Cinta Laura is an Indonesian-German actress, singer, dancer, businessperson, and model. Cinta is the daughter of Herdiana (Soekarseno), a lawyer, and Michael Kiehl, a hotelier. Her mother was Indonesian, of Sundanese descent. Source: http://www.cintalaurakiehl-clk.com

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H.P. Baxxter

August 13, 2018

Birth Name: Hans Peter Geerdes Place of Birth: Leer, Germany Date of Birth: 16 March, 1966 Ethnicity: German H.P. Baxxter is a German singer and musician. He is the lead singer of the techno band Scooter.

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Dawn French

August 13, 2018

Birth Name: Dawn Roma French Place of Birth: Anglesey West, Anglesey, Wales Date of Birth: 11 October, 1957 Ethnicity: English, Irish, Cornish Dawn French is a British actress, writer, comedian, and presenter. She is the daughter of Felicity Roma (O’Brien) and Denys Vernon French. The family was from Plymouth. Dawn is married to charity worker Mark Bignell. She […]

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