Alfonso Ribeiro

by ethnic on January 3, 2008

Alfonso Ribeiro

Birth Name: Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 21, 1971

Ethnicity: Afro-Trinidadian

Alfonso Ribeiro is an American singer, actor, director, dancer, television personality, and game show host. He co-starred on the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, playing Carlton Banks.

His parents were from Trinidad and Tobago.

Alfonso is married to writer Angela Unkrich. He has two children with Angela, and a daughter with his former wife, Robin Stapler.

Alfonso’s maternal grandfather was Roaring Lion (Rafael de Leon, the son of Arias Cairi Llama and Basalicion de Leon). Roaring Lion was a calypso singer and composer. He was born in Aroquita, Trinidad and Tobago.

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neiltennant February 20, 2018 at 2:45 pm

he is totally ugly and was ugly even in the early 90s

will smith on the other hand was YUMMY

ses101 March 27, 2018 at 7:01 am

That’s a nasty thing to say. Regardless, Alfonso deserved to do better than Will. Alfonso was naturally funny, while Will has always been more over the top and obvious like a lot of Afro-American comedians tend to be. And in straight parts, Will is boring.

tUMAGA July 28, 2018 at 2:15 pm

YES he was indeed funny

however now WILL SMITH looks like UNCLE PHIL

maestro November 28, 2015 at 11:22 am

Something about him distinctively Caribbean. Must be the Taino blood.

You can just tell sometimes, man!

Kimmel July 31, 2016 at 9:34 pm

It was the hair and central face structure for me. Same thing for the girl that played Ashely on that show.

fuzzybear44 October 29, 2016 at 2:09 am

What’s so special about his hair or face or Ashley? Until people said something, I didn’t know they had ancestry from somewhere else. What do the black people around you look like mostly

Kimmel March 28, 2018 at 1:47 am

The hair is finer (straighter). As for the face, I can see it but I cannot but it into words. South Asian hair is unique; its very thick, luscious.

andrew March 28, 2018 at 5:24 am

Yeah, I agree about Alfonso. He looks typically Caribbean, like many Cubans and Dominicans I use to see, probably due to the similar triracial genetic make-up. Same short, stocky body, head shape, facial features etc.

fuzzybear44 March 30, 2018 at 3:43 pm

@Kimmel and andrew

Well I understand both of you points of view,especially since andrew says the ones around him were (big, fat , happy and brown). However seeing how Caribbean people and African Amrericans have been mixing since the 1700’s, I have to reiterate that he doesn’t stand out to me. His name , his hair or features mean nothing. a lot of the black people that I know have latin names(myself included). We have the hair, and here we have all kinds of facial features. So to me he wouldn’t have stood out

midori29 October 26, 2016 at 6:10 am

@Maestro as far as I know there are NO Tainos in Trinidad but there are East Indians from India. So he would be black with some East Indian (India) thats the population of Trinidad. And not everyone is part something else.

ses101 March 27, 2018 at 7:10 am

Yeah I agree Maestro, I though he might be from the Dom Rep before I checked, maybe slightly Latin. He also has a kind of euro-caribbean charm about him that afro-americans don’t usually have.

fuzzybear44 March 30, 2018 at 3:21 pm

@ses101

You seem to have alot of Afro-Americans hate going on here . You’re making comments about our level of charm, So How many of us do you actually know?

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 6:38 pm

If Michael Jackson didn’t have vitiligo, didn’t do his nose and gained some weight, he would look like this.

tUMAGA July 28, 2018 at 2:17 pm

he had not vitiligo that was only a lie to fool people

me as a huge MJ Fan know that he made plastic surgery to look white

he was obsessed with that ill thing

LucarioCooper July 24, 2015 at 6:08 pm

Um…I thought he was Afro-Carribean?

California July 24, 2015 at 7:16 pm

Trinidad is in the Caribbean…………….

LucarioCooper September 5, 2015 at 6:05 pm

I know that now. Then, I didn’t.

neiltennant June 28, 2015 at 2:22 pm

he hasn’t aged well

cwm85 July 24, 2015 at 8:17 pm

Have you?

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