Naomi Osaka

by ethnic on September 7, 2018

Naomi Osaka – 2017 WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party – Arrivals – Kensington Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Naomi Osaka 大坂 なおみ

Place of Birth: Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan

Date of Birth: 16 October, 1997

*African-Haitian (father)
*Japanese (mother)

Naomi Osaka is a Japanese professional tennis player.

She is the daughter of Tamaki Osaka and Leonard “San” François. Her father is Haitian and her mother is Japanese. Her parents decided that their daughter go with Tamaki’s maiden name as it was more practical for living in Japan. However, Naomi and her family relocated to the U.S., when she was three years old, and she grew up in Florida.

Naomi has limited Japanese language ability. In Japanese interviews, the interviewer often asks questions in simple Japanese, to which Naomi only gives brief answers in the casual form of the language.



by ethnic on August 25, 2018

Saweetie – Blac Chyna Figurine Dolls Launch – Arrivals – MVA Studios, 1138 S Broadway – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Diamanté Quieavalenti Harper

Place of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 2, 1993

*African-American (father)
*Filipino (mother)

Saweetie is an American rapper and songwriter. Her father is African-American and her mother is Filipino. In her freestyle track “High Maintenance,” she mentions her mother’s ancestry. Saweetie studied at San Diego State University and the University of Southern California, earning a business degree.


Liz Cambage

by ethnic on July 19, 2018

Birth Name: Elizabeth Folake Cambage

Place of Birth: Southwark, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 18 August, 1991

*Nigerian (father)
*Anglo Australian (mother)

Liz Cambage is an Australian professional basketball player. She was born in Southwark, London, England, to a Nigerian father and an Australian mother. She and her mother relocated to Australia when she was three months old, after her parents’ separation.


Jimmy Iovine

by ethnic on April 18, 2018

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 11, 1953

Ethnicity: Italian

Jimmy Iovine is an American music producer. He is known as the founder of Interscope Records. In an interview in the documentary The Defiant Ones, Jimmy stated that his grandparents came from Italy.

Jimmy is married to British model and actress Liberty Ross. He has four children with his former wife, model, writer, and lawyer Vicki Iovine.

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Robert Whittaker

by ethnic on March 5, 2018

Birth name: Robert John Whittaker

Place of Birth: Middlemore, Auckland, New Zealand

Date of Birth: 20 December, 1990

Ethnicity: Māori

Robert Whittaker is a New Zealand-born professional MMA fighter. He is of Māori heritage. He moved to Australia at a young age, and grew up in Melbourne and Sydney. He has stated that he is proud of representing both Australia and New Zealand.