Alfonso Ribeiro

by ethnic on January 3, 2008

Alfonso Ribeiro

Birth Name: Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA

Date of Birth: September 21, 1971

Ethnicity: Afro-Trinidadian

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

His parents were from Trinidad and Tobago.

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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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

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.

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.

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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