Birth Name: Annette Ngosi Ilonzeh
Place of Birth: Grapevine, Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 23, 1983
*Igbo Nigerian (father)
*Polish, English (mother)
Annie Ilonzeh is an American actress.
Annie is the daughter of Annette Louise (Osmianski) and Christian Osita Ilonzeh. Annie’s sisters are Christina, Emily, Jennifer, and Laura.
Annie’s father is Nigerian and has Igbo roots, as Annie has stated. Annie’s mother is American, and is of half Polish and half English descent.
Annie has stated:
I come from an interracial family: My father is from Nigeria, and so he is African American, and my mother is American and white, so I rarely see skin color. It’s never an issue for me.
Annie’s maternal grandfather was Chester P. Osmianski (the son of Michael/Michal Francis Osmianski and Mary Agnes Prezelenski/Przelenski). Michael was born in Poland. Mary Agnes was born in West Virginia, to parents from Poland.
Annie’s maternal grandmother was Laura May Bullock (the daughter of Francis “Frank” J. Bullock and Laura May Finlay). Annie’s great-grandparents Francis and Laura were English.
Sources: Birth record of Annie Ilonzeh – http://www.familysearch.org
Annie’s maternal grandfather, Chester P. Osmianski, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Annie’s maternal grandmother, Laura May Bullock, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Annie’s maternal grandmother, Laura May (Bullock) Osmianski – http://obituaryarchive.altmeyer.com
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