Rama Yade

by andrew on September 19, 2017

Rama Yade – Rama Yade, French State Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Human Rights, at a Ceremony in Memory of the Victims of the Genocide in Rwanda – Paris – Paris, France – Photo Credit: Pixplanete / PR Photos

Birth Name: Mame Ramatoulaye Yade

Place of Birth: Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal

Date of Birth: December 13, 1976

Ethnicity: Senegalese (Lebou)

Rama Yade is a Senegalese-born French conservative politician and author. She has served as the French Secretary of Human Rights from 2007 to 2009, and as Secretary of Sports from 2009 to 2010, among other duties.

Rama was raised in a Muslim upper middle class family. Her mother, Aminata Kandji, was a professor, and her father, Djibril Yade, a diplomat and also a professor, was the personal secretary of Senegalese President Léopold Sédar Senghor. Rama moved to France with her family at the age of eight, and attended Catholic schools.

Rama’s husband, Joseph Zimet, is Jewish.


Randy Quaid

by andrew on September 19, 2017

Birth Name: Randall Rudy Quaid

Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 1, 1950

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, and German

Randy Quaid is an American actor. He is the son of Juanita “Nita” Bonniedale (Jordan) and William Rudy Quaid. His younger brother is actor Dennis Quaid, and his nephew is actor Jack Quaid. He is married to film director Evi Quaid. He has a daughter with his former wife, model Ella Marie Jolly.

Randy has English, and a smaller amount of Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, and German, ancestry. During his interview on Inside the Actors Studio (2002), Randy’s brother stated that he has Irish and Cajun ancestry. It is not clear where this Cajun (French) ancestry comes from. None of Randy’s grandparents or great-grandparents were born in Louisiana, the state usually associated with Cajuns.

Randy’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandparents were Silas Ebenezer Moore and Mourning Dumas Folsom. Silas and Mourning were said to have been of partially and/or fully Choctaw Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified as accurate.

Randy’s paternal grandfather was William Jessie/Jesse Quaid (the son of John Thomas Quaid and Martha Louisa Lola Ozment). William was born in Texas, to parents from Texas. John was the son of Benjamin Walter Quaid and Martha Elizabeth Bell. Martha was the daughter of Andrew Clinton Ozment and Margaret Malinda/Melinda Pierce.

Randy’s paternal grandmother was Grace Dakota Corbett. Grace was born in South Dakota, to a father from Iowa and a mother from South Dakota.

Randy’s maternal grandfather was George Waymon Jordan (the son of Nathan James Hezicar Henry Clay Jordan and Martha Ellen Austin). George was born in Tennessee. Nathan was the son of Thomas Jordan and Nancy Tabitha Clark. Martha was the daughter of Thomas M./J. Austin and Sarah Pelina Beavert.

Randy’s maternal grandmother was Ollie Lula French (the daughter of Gardner Zale French and Dezzie Octavia/Octava Cagle). Gardner was the son of Azale J. “Zale” French and Sarah Moore. Dezzie was the daughter of James Pinkney Cagle and Rebecca Jane Clardy.

Randy is a first cousin, twice removed, of performer Gene Autry, known as The Singing Cowboy. Randy’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Andrew Clinton Ozment and Margaret Malinda Pierce, were the maternal grandparents of Gene Autry. Randy is also a cousin of actors Corbett Tuck and Hillary Tuck.

Sources: Information about Randy’s possible Choctaw Native American ancestry –

Genealogies of Randy Quaid –

Genealogies of Randy Quaid (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Randy’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Randy’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Randy’s paternal great-grandfather, John Thomas Quaid, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Randy’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Benjamin Walter Quaid and Martha Elizabeth Bell, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Benjamin Walter Quaid and Martha Elizabeth Bell on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Randy’s paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Emily Ann Meese (Moore) Quaid, on the 1870 U.S. Census –

Randy’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandparents, Silas Ebenezer Moore and Mourning Dumas Folsom, on the 1850 U.S. Census –

Randy’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy, and obituary, of Randy’s maternal grandmother, Ollie Lula (French) Jordan –

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Jasmine Trinca

by andrew on September 11, 2017

Jasmine Trinca – 74th Annual Venice International Film Festival – “Downsizing” Premiere & Opening Ceremony – Arrivals – Palazzo del Cinema – Venice, Italy –  Photo Credit: Landmark / PR PhotoS

Place of Birth: Rome, Italy

Date of Birth: 24 April, 1981

Ethnicity: Italian

Jasmine Trinca is an Italian actress. Besides her starring roles in Italian and European productions, she had a major role in The Gunman (2015), alongside Sean Penn.


Patrick Fugit

by andrew on September 8, 2017

Birth Name: Patrick Raymond Fugit

Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 27, 1982

Ethnicity: Irish, possibly other

Patrick Fugit is an American actor. He starred in the film Almost Famous (2000), among others.

Patrick is the son of Jan (Clark) and Bruce Fugit.

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Danny Bonaduce

by andrew on September 6, 2017

Danny Bonaduce – NBC Fall Preview Party – Arrivals – Boulevard 3 – Hollywood, CA. USA – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Birth Name: Dante Daniel Bonaduce

Place of Birth: Broomall, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 13, 1959

*Italian (father)
*Irish, German, 1/16 Swiss-German, possibly Scottish (mother)

Danny Bonaduce is an American radio and television personality, comedian, professional wrestler, and actor.

Danny is the son of television writer/producer Joseph Bonaduce and Elizabeth “Betty” (Steck).

Danny’s paternal grandparents were John Bonaduce and Madeline Minicozzi. John and Madeline were both born in Pennsylvania, and all their own parents were Italian.

Danny’s maternal grandfather was John Joseph “Jack” Steck, Jr. (the son of John Joseph Steck, Sr.,  and Cecilia). Jack was a radio broadcaster. John Joseph, Sr., was born in Louisiana, to a Pennsylvania-born father and a German mother. Cecilia was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents.

Danny’s maternal grandmother was Alice McTague (the daughter of Edwin J. McTague and Mary Hildebrand). Edwin was the son of Thomas McTague and Emma A. Bruce, who likely had Irish and/or Scottish ancestry. Mary was the daughter of ? Hildebrand, who was Swiss-German, and of Martha “Mattie”, who was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish-born parents.


Danny’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogies of Danny Bonaduce (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Danny’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Danny’s maternal grandfather, John Joseph “Jack” Steck, Jr., on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Information about Danny’s maternal grandfather, John Joseph “Jack” Steck, Jr. –

Danny’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Hildebrand, on the 1880 U.S. Census: