Cassie Ventura

Birth Name: Casandra Elizabeth Ventura

Place of Birth: New London, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 26, 1986

*Filipino (father)
*African-Vincentian, African-Anguillan, Mexican (mother)

Cassie Ventura, also known as Cassie, is an American R&B singer, actress, dancer, and model. Her father, Rodrick C. Ventura, is Filipino. Her mother, Regina E. (Kydd), is of Afro-Vincentian, Afro-Anguillan, and Mexican ancestry.

A picture of Cassie with her mother can be seen here. A picture of Cassie’s grandmothers can be seen here. She mentioned her ancestry in a 2008 edition of Complex.

Cassie’s maternal grandfather was Henry Kydd (the son of Ernest Ferdinand Kydd and Emmeline Rogers). Henry was born in New Jersey. Ernest was from Kingstown, St. Vincent. Emmeline was from East End, Anguilla.


Marriage record of Cassie’s parents –

Cassie’s maternal grandfather, Henry Kydd, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Death records of Cassie’s maternal great-grandparents, Ernest Ferdinand Kydd and Emmeline Rogers –

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Curious about ethnicity

222 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    People from St. Vincent are called Vincentian (no St.). There’s already a tag ”Vincentian” on here.

  2. bablah says:

    Parents’ marriage

    Grandfather on a census

    Ernest Ferdinand Kydd was from Kingstown, St. Vincent.
    Emmeline was from East End, Anguilla.

    All her black ancestors were Caribbean.

  3. me says:

    She looks black.

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