Lupita Nyong’o

by ethnic on February 28, 2014

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Birth Name: Lupita Amondi Nyong’o

Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico

Date of Birth: 1 March 1983

Ethnicity: Luo Kenyan

Lupita Nyong’o was born to Kenyan parents in Mexico. Her father was a working as a visiting lecturer at a Mexican niversity when Lupita was born. Her parents moved back to Kenya shortly after 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.

She is fluent in English, Spanish, Swahili and Luo.

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Javier Bardem

by ethnic on March 13, 2010

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Birth Name: Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem

Birth Place: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Birth Date: March 1, 1969

Ethnicity: Spanish

Javier Bardem is a Spanish actor. He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, and comes from a family of filmmakers and actors. He is famous for his role in the film No Country for Old Men, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Javier’s maternal grandparents were Rafael Bardem Solé and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro. They were both actors.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

by ethnic on December 27, 2007

Birth Name: Dwayne Douglas Johnson

Birth Place: Hayward, California, USA

Ethnicity:
*African-Canadian (father)
*Samoan (mother)

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is an American pro-wrestler and actor. His father, who is Canadian, is black, and his mother is Samoan.

Dwayne’s paternal grandparents were James Henry A. Bowles (the son of John W. Bowles and Lila Jones) and Lillian Gay.

Dwyane’s maternal grandparents were Fanene Leifi Pita Maivia and Ofelia “Lia” Fuataga. Fanene was a famous Samoan pro-wrestler under the name Peter Maivia. Ofelia was born in Lalomanu, Aleipata, Western Samoa, and was a wrestling promoter. The Rock spent some time growing up in New Zealand where he was able to learn about his Pacific Islander heritage.

Sources: Genealogies of Dwayne’s father’s family – http://www.geni.com
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Biography of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – http://www.islandconnections.com

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Frances Bean Cobain

by tinasheeeee on July 29, 2014

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Birth Name: Frances Bean Cobain

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 18, 1992

Eye Color: Blue

Hair Type/Color: Blonde

Ethnicity:
*Irish, English, Dutch, French, German, Scottish (father)
*Spanish-Cuban, Welsh, Irish, German, English (mother)

Frances Bean Cobain is an American visual artist, and the only child of Nirvana frontman, the late Kurt Cobain, and Hole frontwoman Courtney Love. Cobain was born at 7:48 a.m. on August 18, 1992 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. She was named after Frances McKee, the guitarist for the Scottish indie pop duo The Vaselines. Her middle name Bean was chosen because Kurt Cobain thought she looked like a kidney bean on the ultrasound. Her godfather is former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, and the actress Drew Barrymore is her godmother.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Bean_Cobain

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Philip Bosco

by follers on July 28, 2014

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Birth Name: Philip Michael Bosco

Place of Birth: Jersey City, New Jersey

Date of Birth: September 26, 1930

Ethnicity:
*Italian (father)
*German (mother)

Philip Bosco is an American actor.

Philip’s paternal grandparents were Lupo Bosco and Domenica Iriana. Lupo and Domenica were Italian.

Philip’s maternal grandparents were Hermann/Herman Joseph Thek (the son of Jan Thek) and Louisa Germer. Hermann was German. Louisa was born in New York, to German parents.

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Joseph Cotten

July 28, 2014

Birth Name: Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Jr. Date of Birth: May 15, 1905 Place of Birth: Petersburg, Virginia Date of Death: February 6, 1994 Place of Death: Los Angeles, California Ethnicity: English, some Northern Irish (Scots-Irish) Joseph Cotton was an American actor. Joseph’s paternal grandparents were John Whitaker Cotton (the son of John Whitaker Cotton and […]

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Paulo Costanzo

July 28, 2014

Place of Birth: Brampton, Ontario Date of Birth: September 21, 1978 Ethnicity: *Italian (father) Paulo Costanzo is a Canadian actor. His father is of Italian descent. He mentioned this in an interview on Movieweb and that he doesn’t speak Italian but has taken Italian language classes. http://www.movieweb.com/ Photo by Prphotos.com

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Yuna

July 28, 2014

Birth Name: Yunalis Mat Zara’ai Place of Birth: Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia Date of Birth: 14 November 1986 Eye Color: Brown Hair Type/Color: Black Ethnicity: Malay Family info: Yuna is a Malaysian singer, songwriter, and businesswoman. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuna_(singer) Photo by Prphotos.com

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