Shiloh Fernandez

by ethnic on April 11, 2012

Birth Name: Shiloh Thomas Fernandez

Place of Birth: Ukiah, California

Date of Birth: February 26, 1985

*25% Portuguese
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish
*50% British Isles; including English, Irish, possibly other

Shiloh Fernandez is an American actor. His father is of half Portuguese and half Russian Jewish descent. His mother has British Isles ancestry, including likely English and Irish.

Shiloh’s paternal grandfather was George A. Fernadez (the son of Tony Louis Fernandez and Minnie Hendrick or Hendricks). Tony was born in the Hawaiian Islands, to a Portuguese-born father, Antone Louis Fernandez, and a Hawaiian-born mother, Mary Furtado Mendonca, who was of Portuguese descent. Minnie was born in California, to Portuguese parents.

Shiloh’s paternal grandmother was Malkah Wolper (the daughter of Manny Wolper and Mara Onitskanskaia). Malkah was born in California. Manny and Mara were both Russian Jewish immigrants.

Shiloh’s maternal grandparents’ surnames were Hallihan and Lay. The surname Hallihan can be Irish and the surname Lay can be English.

Sources: Marriage record of Shiloh’s paternal grandparents, George A. Fernadez and Malkah Wolper –

Shiloh’s paternal grandfather, George Fernandez, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Shiloh’s paternal great-grandfather, Tony L. Fernandez –

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Rachel McAdams

by Wendy on March 1, 2011

Birth Name: Rachel Anne McAdams

Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: November 17, 1978

Ethnicity: English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, distant Dutch

Rachel McAdams is a Canadian actress. She played a leading role in the film The Hot Chick, but her breakthrough occurred when she starred as Regina George, a school’s popular prom queen, in 2004′s Mean Girls. She also had the leading role in the romance film The Notebook.

She has English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, and distant Dutch, ancestry.

On her father’s side, Rachel is the granddaughter of Cecil Leslie McAdams (the son of Christopher Henry Brown McAdams and Alice Etta Alfreda Daniels) and Florence June Williams (the daughter of Joseph Milton Williams and Florence Olive Ketcheson). Joseph was born in Wales.

On her mother’s side, Rachel is the granddaughter of Harold G. Gale (the son of William H. Gale and Beatrice Maud Sedgmore) and Eileen Maude Bell (the daughter of Harvey A. Bell and Josephine Ethel Foote). Harold was born in Plymouth, England, and had Scottish ancestry.

Sources: Genealogy of Rachel McAdams –

Genealogy of Rachel McAdams (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Rachel’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Rachel mentions her Welsh ancestry –

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Pauly D

by ethnic on March 15, 2010

Birth name: Paul DelVecchio

Date of Birth: July 5, 1980

Place of Birth: Providence, Rhode Island

Ethnicity: Italian

Pauly D, also known as DJ Pauly D, is an American television personality. He was born Paul DelVecchio, and is the son of Donna (DiCarlo) and Paul D. DelVecchio. He is of Italian descent.

Pauly was, and is, well known for his appearance on the reality show Jersey Shore. He is of Italian descent, and hails from Johnston, Rhode Island. Pauly D is known for his elaborate hairstyles and his fist-pumping.

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Terrence Howard

by ethnic on February 10, 2008

Birth Name: Terrence Dashon Howard

Date of Birth: March 11, 1969

Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Ethnicity: African-American

Terrence Howard is an American actor. He starred in the movies Hustle and Flow and Get Rich or Die Tryin’. He was born to African-American parents. His parents are sometimes cited as having recent part caucasian ancestry, although the degree is unclear.

Terrence’s maternal grandparents are William M. Hawkins and Marjorie O. Gentry (the daughter of Lloyd Gentry and Minnie Lee Watson). Minnie was known as an actress under her married name, Minnie Gentry. Minnie was born in Norfolk, Virginia, to Taylor Watson and Mincie.

Source: Obituary and picture of Terrence’s maternal grandmother, Marjorie O. (Gentry) Hawkins –

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Art Shamsky

by Toodee9 on August 1, 2014

Birth Name: Arthur Louis Shamsky

Place of Birth: St. Louis, MO

Date of Birth: October 14, 1941

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Hair Type/Color: Brown

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Family info: Art Shamsky was a MLB player. He was on the 1969 Mets when they won the world series.



Milorad Cavic

August 1, 2014

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Lukas Podolski

August 1, 2014

Birth Name: Lukas Josef Podolski Place of Birth:Gliwice, Poland Date of Birth: 4 June 1985 Eye Color:blue Hair Type/Color: blonde Ethnicity: Polish Family info: Podolski was born in Poland, but is of German nationality based on his grandparents and moving their at the age of 6, hence why he plays for Germany.Although he was eligible […]

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Jacob Kogan

July 31, 2014

Birth Name: Jacob Pavlovich Kogan Place of Birth: New York City, New York Date of Birth: May 28, 1995 Ethnicity: Russian-Jewish/other Ashkenazi Jewish Jacob Kogan is an American actor. He is the son of Deborah (Copaken) Kogan, an author and photojournalist, and Paul Kogan, a former child actor. His mother, who is American, is Jewish […]

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Angel Haze

July 31, 2014

Birth Name: Raykeea Angel Wilson Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, United States Date of Birth: July 10, 1991 Eye Color: Brown Hair Type/Color: Brown Ethnicity: African, Native American Family info: Angel Haze is an American rapper and singer signed to Universal Republic and Island Records. Angel Haze was born on July 10, 1991, in Detroit, […]

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