Chadwick Boseman

by follers on August 5, 2017

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Birth Name: Chadwick Aaron Boseman

Place of Birth: Anderson, South Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 29, 1976

Ethnicity: African-American

Chadwick Boseman is an American actor, playwright, and screenwriter. He plays Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

On his father’s side, Chadwick is the grandson of Aaron Boseman, Sr. (the son of Milton Boseman and Essie Burt) and Dove.

On his mother’s side, Chadwick is the grandson of Eugene Mattress (the son of Alford Mattress and Pearl) and Irona Williford.

A DNA test stated that Chadwick has ancestry from the Limba people of Sierra Leone.

Sources: Obituary of Chadwick’s paternal grandfather, Aaron Boseman, Sr. – https://www.newspapers.com

Chadwick’s maternal grandfather, Eugene Mattress, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Lupita Nyong’o

by ethnic on February 28, 2017

45th Annual NAACP Image Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Lupita Amondi Nyong’o

Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico

Date of Birth: 1 March, 1983

Ethnicity: Luo Kenyan

Lupita Nyong’o is an actress and director. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years a Slave (2013).

She was born in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu Nyongo and Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, a college professor and politician, who has been Governor of Kisumu County, since 2017, and had previously served as a Member of the Kenyan Parliament, from 2003 to 2013, and a Minister of Medical Services in the Kenyan government, from 2008 to 2013. She is of Luo descent. Lupita is fluent in Spanish, Luo, English, and Swahili.

Her parents were living Mexico at the time of her birth because her father was a political enemy of Daniel arap Moi, who was President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002. Her father’s brother, Charles, died in a fall from a boat, possibly as a politically-motivated murder to intimidate Lupita’s family. Lupita’s father was a working as a visiting lecturer at a Mexican university when she was born.

It is a Luo tradition to name a child after the day’s events, and so, because of the family’s Mexican residence and her Mexican birth, she was named Lupita as a tribute to Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Lupita’s parents moved back to Kenya in the mid 1980s, though Lupita spent some more time in Mexico, in Taxco, Guerrero, during her teen years. Her father was imprisoned and tortured by the Kenyan government in 1987.

Lupita’s paternal grandmother was named Dorca Owino Amolo. Dorca was born in Agok, Uyoma, Kenya.

Lupita’s maternal grandfather was Laban Onyango Buyu (the son of Adere Buyu). Laban was born in Kisumu, Kisumu, Kenya.

Lupita’s maternal grandmother was named Roscmcll Jane Achieng.

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Danai Gurira

by tinasheeeee on March 1, 2016

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Birth Name: Danai Jekesai Gurira

Place of Birth: Grinnell, Iowa, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 14, 1978

Ethnicity: Zimbabwean

Danai Gurira is a Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright. She is known for her role as Michonne on the AMC drama series The Walking Dead and Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Danai was born in Grinnell, Iowa, to Josephine and Roger Gurira, a University lecturer, in Chemistry. Her parents moved from Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) to the U.S. in 1964. Danai was raised there until December 1983, when she moved with her family to her parents’ home country, living in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe. She later returned to the U.S.

Danai speaks French, Shona, basic Xhosa, and English.

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Michael B. Jordan

by follers on April 17, 2014

45th Annual NAACP Image Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Michael Bakari Jordan

Place of Birth: Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 9, 1987

Ethnicity: African-American

Michael B. Jordan is an American actor. He is the son of Donna (Davis) and Michael Jordan. He is not related to the basketball player of (almost) the same name.

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Winston Duke

by follers on February 17, 2014

Winston Duke – “Thor: Ragnarok” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago)

Date of Birth: November 15, 1986

Ethnicity: Afro-Tobagonian

Winston Duke is a Tobagonian actor. He played rival tribe leader M’Baku in the film Black Panther (2018).

He was born on the island of Tobago, and moved to the U.S. when he was nine, settling in New York.

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Angela Bassett

April 28, 2011

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Daniel Kaluuya

March 27, 2010

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Jordan Peterson

February 17, 2018

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Hilarie Burton

February 17, 2018

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Andrew Yang

February 17, 2018

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Trevor Wright

February 17, 2018

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Kim Raver

February 17, 2018

Birth Name: Kimberly Jayne Raver Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S. Date of Birth: October 15, 1969 Ethnicity: German, English Kim Raver is an American actress. Kim is the daughter of Tina E. (Baensch) Meltesen and Milson Carroll Raver, Jr. Kim was raised by her mother and stepfather, Chris Meltesen. Kim has […]

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