Jeremy Irvine

by follers on October 9, 2012

Jeremy Irvine

Birth Name: Jeremy William Fredric Smith

Place of Birth: Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: c. July, 1990

Ethnicity: English

Jeremy Irvine, born Jeremy William Fredric Smith, is an English actor, of English descent.

He is the son of Bridget Zoe Dorrington (Glockling) and Christopher Fredric Smith.

Jeremy’s paternal grandparents were Irvine Battinson Smith (the son of Fredric Battinson Smith and Mary Irvine Johnstone) and Kathleen L. Turner.

Jeremy’s maternal grandparents were Frank Glockling (the son of James Horace Glockling and Annie Florence Heywood) and Beryl Dorrington (the daughter of Horace John Dorrington and Dorothy Melinda Reeves).

Source: Genealogy of Jeremy’s paternal grandfather, Irvine Battinson Smith –

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Ashlee Simpson

by Lil Vacha on July 23, 2011

Birth Name: Ashlee Nicolle Simpson

Birth Place: Waco, Texas, United States

Birth Date: October 3, 1984

Ethnicity: English, with some Scottish, German, Swiss-German

Ashlee Simpson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the younger sister of singer and actress Jessica Simpson. She was previously married to musician Pete Wentz. She married actor Evan Ross in 2014.

Ashlee has English, along with some Scottish, German, and Swiss-German, ancestry.

Some online sources state that Ashlee has Native American ancestry, specifically “1/16th Native American”. It is not clear if this ancestry has been documented/verified. No Native American ancestry appears in publicly available family trees of Ashlee Simpson, and all sixteen of Ashlee’s great-great-grandparents were caucasian.

Ashlee’s paternal grandfather was Curtis T. Simpson (the son of Thaddeus Pickett Simpson and Bertie Belle Curtis). Thaddeus’s parents were Robert Homer Simpson and Elizabeth J. Blake. Bertie’s parents were Vernantus Cincinatti Curtis and Tululah Lue/Love Rhyne.

Ashlee’s paternal grandmother was Joyce Alice Adams (the daughter of Grady Henry Ward Adams and Sally Maude Roberts). Grady’s parents were Silas Graves Sinkfield Adams and Frances Elizabeth Valentine.

Ashlee’s maternal grandfather was Acy Edward Drew, Jr. (the son of Acy Edward Drew and Thelma Dee McLendon). Acy’s parents were Stonewall Drew and Emma Cliff. Thelma’s parents were Ben Holmes McLendon and Kate Vawter.

Ashlee’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Jean Hyles (the daughter of Herbert Ben Hyles and Bertha Dee Teeters). Herbert’s parents were William Jasper Hyles and Lula Ella Hughes. Bertha’s parents were Andrew Garrett Teeters and Sarah Elizabeth Massey.

Source: Genealogy of Ashlee Simpson (focusing on her father’s side) –

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Gabrielle Union

by ethnic on May 22, 2010

Birth Name: Gabrielle Monique Union

Birth Place: Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 29, 1972

Ethnicity: African-American

Gabrielle Union is an American actress. Her parents are both African-American, and her mother descends from the prominent Bryant-Fisher African-American family in Nebraska.

In an interview, Gabrielle stated that she checked her ancestry and discovered that she has West African, Filipino and Native American heritage. It is not clear if this Filipino and/or Native American ancestry has been documented/verified. No such lineage appears among Gabrielle’s recent ancestors. Gabrielle’s statements may be based on some kind of DNA test that she undertook (i.e., one that stated she has “Native American” and/or “Asian” ancestry).

Gabrielle’s paternal grandparents were Sylvester Union, Sr. (the son of Frank Union and Betsey Smith) and Helen Nails (the daughter of Clarence Nails and Roxie Abram).

Gabrielle’s maternal grandparents were John Glass (born John Washington, the son of Charles Washington and Ora Belle Daniels) and Gloria Davis (the daughter of Virgil Davis and Myrtle Mae Fisher).

Source: Obituary of Gabrielle’s maternal great-grandmother, Ora Belle (Daniels) Washington Glass –

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Evan Ross

by ethnic on September 26, 2008

Birth Name: Evan Olav Næss

Birth Place: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

Date of Birth: August 26, 1988

*German, Norwegian (father)
*African-American (mother)

Evan Ross is an American actor. He is the son of Norwegian mountaineer and businessman Arne Næss, Jr. and American singer and actress Diana Ross. He is married to singer and actress Ashlee Simpson.

His father was of German and Norwegian descent. His mother is African-American. It is sometimes states that Diana Ross has Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been documented/verified.

Evan’s paternal grandparents were August Oskar German Raab and Kirsten Dekke Næss (the daughter of Ragnar Eide Næss and Christine Dekke Eide).

Evan’s maternal grandparents were Fred Ross (the son of John E. Ross) and Ernestine Moten.

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Lea Salonga

by amckenzie on September 2, 2014

Lea Salonga at the 5th Annual "A Fine Romance" Benefit Gala, 20t

Birth Name: Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga

Place of Birth: Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines

Date of Birth: February 22, 1971

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Type/Color: Straight/Dark Brown

Ethnicity: Filipino

Family info: Lea Salonga was born to Feliciano Genuino Salonga and Ligaya Alcantara Imutan.


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Buddy Valastro

September 2, 2014

Birth Name: Bartolo Valastro, Jr. Place of Birth: Little Ferry, New Jersey Date of Birth: March 3, 1977 Eye Color: Brown Hair Type/Color: Straight/Black Ethnicity: Italian Family info: Buddy Valastro was born to Italian American parents Buddy Valastro, Sr., and Mary Valastro. Source: Photo by

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Daniel von Bargen

September 1, 2014

Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio Date of Birth: June 5, 1950 Ethnicity: *German (father) *English, distant Welsh (mother) Daniel von Bargen is an American actor. Daniel’s paternal grandparents were Christ A. Von Bargen (the son of Christ Von Bargen and Ida Niemeier) and Minnie Reiners (the daughter of John Reiners and Anna Kuehne). Christ was […]

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Charles Durning

September 1, 2014

Birth Name: Charles Edward Durning Date of Birth: February 28, 1923 Place of Birth: Highland Falls, New York Date of Death: December 24, 2012 Place of Death: New York City, New York Ethnicity: Irish Charles Durning was an American actor. His father was an Irish immigrant. His mother was of Irish descent. Charles’s paternal grandparents […]

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Ingrid Michaelson

September 1, 2014

Birth Name: Ingrid Michaelson Place of Birth: Staten Island, New York, U.S.A. Date of Birth: December 8, 1979 Eye Color: Hazel Brown Hair Type/Color: Straight/Red Ethnicity: Swedish, Dutch Family info: Ingrid Michaelson was born to a father (Carl Michaelson) of Swedish ancestry and a mother (Elizabeth Egbert) of Dutch ancestry. Source: (, (, ( Photo […]

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