Kyler Pettis

by stlucas on June 22, 2018

Birth Name: Kyler Mackenzie Pettis

Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 16, 1992

*African-American (father)
*Italian, Irish, English, Scottish (mother)

Kyler Pettis is an American actor.

Kyler is the son of Margaret “Peggy” L. (Difilippo) and baseball player and coach Gary Pettis (born Gary George Pettis). Kyler’s father is African-American. Kyler’s mother has Italian, Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry. Among Kyler’s siblings is football player Dante Pettis. Among Kyler’s cousins is football player Austin Pettis.

Kyler’s paternal grandparents’ surnames are Pettis and Ellison.

Kyler’s maternal grandfather was Sam John Difilippo (the son of Domenico Difilippo and Agnes/Agnese Cimmarusti/Gemarusta). Domenico was born in Bari, Italy, to a mother surnamed Luperulo. Agnes was also Italian.

Kyler’s maternal grandmother was Muriel Ann Clark (the daughter of William Conway Clark and Isabel/Isabelle Helen Hyslop/Hislop). Muriel was born in Minnesota. William was born in Illinois, the son of Isaac J. Clark and Katie Plunkett. Isabel was the daughter of Walter Hislop, whose father was Scottish, and Abbie/Abbe L. Sample, whose parents were Canadian.

Sources: Birth record of Kyler Pettis –

Birth record of Kyler’s father –

Birth record of Kyler’s mother –

Record of Kyler’s maternal grandparents, Sam John Difilippo and Muriel Ann Clark –

Obituary of Kyler’s maternal stepgrandmother, Judith Ann “Judy” (Doyle) Difilippo –

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Trishelle Cannatella

by stlucas on June 22, 2018

Trishelle Cannatella – Svedka Vodka’s “The Future of Reality TV” – Arrivals – Lexington Social House – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Tommaso Boddi / PR Photos

Birth Name: Trishelle Elaine Cannatella

Place of Birth: Cut Off, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 4, 1979

Ethnicity: Cajun/French, as well as one eighth Italian, some English, Irish, and Canary Islander

Trishelle Cannatella is an American reality television personality, model, and actress.

Trishelle is the daughter of Sharon A. (Plaisance) and Andrew “Drew” Cannatella. Trishelle has a sister, Buffy.

Trishelle’s father has Italian, French, Irish, and English roots. Trishelle’s mother was mostly of Cajun/French, along with some English and Canarian Spanish, descent. Her Spanish ancestry can be traced back to Joseph Cevallos/Cevalos, who was born, c. 1785, in the Canary Islands, Spain, the son of Domingo José Cavallos and Rita Elvira Ferron.

Trishelle’s paternal grandfather was Andrew Jerome Cannatella (the son of Joseph Paul Cannatella and Rose Lee Walker). Joseph was the son of Italian parents, Andrew Cannatella and Providence Licari. Rose was the daughter of Leander Logan Walker and Katherine/Catherine E. Colston.

Trishelle’s paternal grandmother was Gloria Mae Orgeron (the daughter of Juan/John Joseph Orgeron and Lillian Marie “Lilia” Kieff/Kiffe). Juan was the son of Joseph Eugene Orgeron and Rosela/Rosella Pauline Williams. Lillian was the daughter of Garres Kiff and Lucie Marie Chouest.

Trishelle’s maternal grandfather was Dudley Anthony “Bolo” Plaisance, Sr. (the son of Horace Able Plaisance and Virginia Ethna Orgeron). Horace was born in Louisiana, the son of Napoleon Migno Plaisance and Françoise Marcelline Allemand. Virginia was the daughter of Paul Jean Orgeron and Augustine Marie Cantrelle.

Trishelle’s maternal grandmother was Yvonne Frances Lorraine (the daughter of Arcene Alsindor Lorraine and Antoinette Lorenza Chabert). Arcene was born in Louisiana, the son of William Charles Lorraine, who was English, and of Philomene Marcelline “Melina” Bruce. Antoinette was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Louis Sacerdos Chabert and Ernestine Eve Lefort.

Sources: Obituary of Trishelle’s paternal grandfather, Andrew Jerome Cannatella –

Obituary of Trishelle’s paternal grandmother, Gloria Mae (Orgeron) Cannatella –

Obituary of Trishelle’s mother –

Genealogy of Trishelle’s maternal grandparents, Dudley Anthony “Bolo” Plaisance, Sr. and Yvonne Frances Lorraine –


Jenée LaMarque

by stlucas on June 19, 2018

Jenee LaMarque – “The Pretty One” Press Day at The Standard in Hollywood on February 4, 2014 – The Standard, Hollywood Hotel, 8300 Sunset Boulevard – West Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Birth Name: Jenée Nicole Lamarque

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 2, 1980

*Mexican (father)
*English, French, Norwegian, Swedish (mother)

Jenée LaMarque is an American filmmaker, writer, and director.

Jenée is the daughter of Janice Lynette (Millsap) and Hector M. LaMarque. Jenée is married to film composer Julian Wass, with whom she has two children.

Jenée has stated:

I think that my struggle with identity that comes from being a biracial woman has come to really define my voice as a filmmaker. Identity is the main topic that has woven its way through all of my work.

Jenée’s paternal grandfather was named Robert Ortiz LaMarque. Robert was born in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

Jenée’s paternal grandmother was Evangeline “Calino” Gonzales (the daughter of Jesus C. Gonzalez and Lus). Evangeline was born in California. Jesus and Lus were from Mexico.

Jenée’s maternal grandfather was Warren Harding Millsap (the son of Volney Millsap and Willie Mae/Willamay Frame). Warren was born in Arkansas. Volney was the son of James Lampson Millsap and Sally Florene Beneux. Willie was the daughter of William Frank Frame and Essie Rosetta Jeffers.

Jenée’s maternal grandmother was Mildred Sathler/Sather (the daughter of Lewis/Louis Oscar Sather and Marguerite Elizabeth “Marge” Ennis). Lewis was born in North Dakota, to Norwegian parents from Oppland, Christian Olson Sætre and Anna/Anne Larsdatter Kvissel. Marguerite was the daughter of Lewis George Annis and Caroline Westerlund, who was Swedish.

Sources: Birth record of Jenée LaMarque –

Birth record of Jenée’s father –

Birth record of Jenée’s mother –

Marriage record of Jenée’s parents –

Obituary of Jenée’s paternal grandfather, Robert Ortiz LaMarque –

Genealogy of Jenée’s maternal grandfather, Warren Harding Millsap –

Obituary of Jenée’s maternal grandfather, Warren Harding Millsap –

Obituary of Jenée’s maternal great-grandmother, Marguerite E. Fisher –


Cara Zavaleta

by stlucas on June 19, 2018

Cara Zavaleta – “Svetlana” TV Series Los Angeles Premiere Presented by HDNET – Arrivals – The Landmark – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: – False – – Photo Credit: Tommaso Boddi / PR Photos

Birth Name: Cara S. Zavaleta

Place of Birth: Bowling Green, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 15, 1980

*Mexican [Basque, possibly other] (father)
*English, Scottish, Irish, German (mother)

Cara Zavaleta is an American model and actress.

Cara is the daughter of Shelly Ann (Shope) and Arnold Zavaleta. Cara’s father has Mexican ancestry, and his surname is of Basque origin.

Cara’s paternal grandfather was Bartolo C. Zavaleta (the son of Abraham Zavaleta and Estéfana Chapa Sáenz). Abraham was born in Mexico. Estéfana was born in Texas.

Cara’s paternal grandmother was Adelaida Ledesma (the daughter of José Encarnación Ledesma and Maria Vela). Adelaida was born in Texas.

Cara’s maternal grandfather was David Elias Shope (the son of Elias Crawford Shope and Bertha Knack). Elias was the son of William Coffin Shope and Elizabeth Iliff. Bertha was the daughter of German parents, Herman Knack and Johanna Knack.

Cara’s maternal grandmother was Patricia Ann Lee (the daughter of Lehr Leonard Lee and Vera A. Mcgriff). Lehr was the son of Charles Theodore Lee and Eva J. Bowerman. Vera was the daughter of Verlia Mcgriff and Emma M. Clow.

Sources: Obituary of Cara’s paternal grandmother, Adelaida (Ledesma) Zavaleta –

Information about the Zavaleta family –

Genealogy of Cara’s maternal grandparents, David Elias Shope and Patricia Ann Lee –

Obituary of Cara’s maternal grandfather, David Elias Shope –


Nelson Franklin

by stlucas on June 19, 2018

Birth Name: Nelson Leopold Franklin

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 2, 1985

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*French, possibly other (mother)

Nelson Franklin is an American actor.

Nelson is the son of Catherine Michelle/Michel (Deshayes) and screenwriter Howard Franklin (born Howard William Franklin). Nelson’s father is Jewish. Nelson’s mother’s surname is of French origin. Nelson is married to actress Georgia Mischak.

Nelson’s paternal grandfather was Marvin Allan Franklin/Frankenstein (the son of Benjamin “Ben/Benj” Frankenstein and Tillie Gertrude Glassman). Benjamin was born in Illinois, to parents from Germany, Wolf Frankenstein/Frankenstern and Ray Bluestein. Tillie was born in Missouri, the daughter of Jacob Glassman and Mary S. Nimmer.

Nelson’s paternal grandmother was Regina Irene Wolf (the daughter of Jules H. Wolf and Frieda/Freeda Rubinstein). Regina was born in Colorado. Jules was born in Texas, the son of Nathan Wolf, who was from Poland, and of Fanny Levy. Frieda was born in California, the daughter of Jacob Rubenstein, who was from Romania, and of Annie Victor, who was from Germany.

Sources: Birth record of Nelson Franklin –

Birth record of Nelson’s father –

Marriage record of Nelson’s parents –

Marriage record of Nelson’s paternal grandparents, Marvin Allan Franklin and Regina Irene Wolf –

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