Cassie Ventura

by ethnic on January 27, 2008

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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bablah August 1, 2017 at 1:21 pm

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

bablah August 1, 2017 at 8:35 am

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.

me May 24, 2016 at 9:44 am

She looks black.

Multiethnicchick September 23, 2016 at 1:11 pm

she and both of her parents aren’t black and don’t look black. You sounds like an idiot and clearly have no idea what a black person looks like.

Adrian1Cram February 27, 2016 at 12:09 am

nice dress…

Lady October 30, 2015 at 1:57 pm

She looks stunning.

cwm85 July 21, 2015 at 3:38 pm

That hairstyle is not cute on her..

California July 12, 2015 at 12:13 am

She looks like a Thai Lady Boy.

Lady October 30, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Messed up eyesight you’re having then.

andrew February 1, 2017 at 3:35 pm



mermaid_ May 28, 2015 at 1:45 am

I always knew she had Latina in her. Mexican women are beautiful. I’m half Mexican and I’m proud.

mermaid_ May 28, 2015 at 1:42 am

She’s very pretty. They’re should be more mixed people in the industry like her. Blonde hair, blue eyes and pure European is boring. Sad her career tanked like Ciara. “Me & U” was dope in 2006.

tinasheeeee July 19, 2014 at 9:33 pm

CORRECTION: She’s West Indian too from her mother’s side.

WTF June 20, 2014 at 5:42 am


corneliuskrenki May 25, 2014 at 12:49 pm

all ethni celebs look faboulous im wondering if i would marry from another race.

Nikki May 8, 2014 at 6:39 pm

and a little puerto rican

Nikki May 8, 2014 at 6:38 pm


she is african and native american. and a little irish and english and welsh

ihatemostpeople May 9, 2014 at 5:00 am

OMG why are you going on almost every celeb’s page and writing false information?!?!? Bitch!!!!!!!!!!!! Cassie is NOT Native American. The info that is written on her page is correct!!!!!!!!!!

Are you just an idiot troll, or are you actually that stupid?

AnonymousPerson January 14, 2014 at 10:31 pm

She’s gorgeous, but of course most mixed people are.

INDO December 14, 2013 at 2:53 pm

on Wiki it said she was also mixed with American Indian.

Anita March 10, 2013 at 4:28 pm

If she said that she was Black and Asian that’s enough for me.

sashafierce564 July 12, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I liked her when she first came out with the me and u song now I don’t like the hair cut she should never did that

levangelista36 July 13, 2012 at 7:51 am

What has she been up to lately? Is she still dating P. Diddy?

Anya April 14, 2012 at 5:00 am

She is beautiful. The Filipino is very dominant. I would never have guessed she had AA.

sadie March 20, 2012 at 12:03 am

Who the heck is she?

lynsey March 12, 2012 at 11:08 pm

I Never Knew She Was Mixed I Thought She Was Fully African American or Puerto rican and African American

TajMahmud May 25, 2014 at 4:52 pm

She looks fully African American??? Lmfao!!!!! Stop it.

noneofyourbusiness December 3, 2014 at 1:58 pm

You’re an idiot. How in god’s name are you going to contradict yourself by saying she looks “fully black” and then changing it to “black and Puerto Rican”? Cassie doesn’t look fully black, moron. I actually assumed she was Hawaiian when I first saw her. She used to be a catalog model, and I used to get the magazing “Alloy” in the mail. She was one of the models in there, I just thought she was a pretty Hawaiian girl.

noneofyourbusiness December 3, 2014 at 1:58 pm


me March 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Angel Syrene March 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm

She look like Jennifer Lopez

monica March 7, 2012 at 1:31 pm

some sites claim how she is half african american and filipino, but she’s definitely quarter mexican too, she’s so pretty

TajMahmud May 25, 2014 at 4:54 pm

If her mother is half African American then that would make Cassie 1/4 not half. Duh!!! You must have sucked at math.

logan March 6, 2012 at 5:51 pm

black and latin people gross me the fuck outt go back to africa and mexico you brown shits lol

I love you, Roger Scientist March 11, 2012 at 3:15 am

I will never forget this.

lopac March 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm

it said’s logan not lopac. can you read

Angel Syrene March 13, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Shut up dirty racist !!! The Latino and Black people they shit on you !!!

Angel Syrene March 13, 2012 at 10:07 pm

The message is for Logan the Racist

fbwfeiwb November 28, 2013 at 11:44 pm

You’re extremely dumb.

Rilz February 6, 2012 at 7:28 am

I feel like she may be a poser. I was looking at her family members on that link posted and her mom looks about as black as she does.

NyNy March 15, 2012 at 5:19 pm

What exactly do you mean by “poser”? I’m confused?

TajMahmud May 25, 2014 at 4:55 pm

She clearly looks mixed dumbo.

rose January 23, 2012 at 5:23 pm

she looks spanish… i always thought she was Puerto Rican and Black.

me January 19, 2012 at 7:40 pm

although some of you may deny her latin roots her name is cassandra ventura which is pretty mexican to me . it even says it right here

not me February 18, 2012 at 1:40 am

Ventura is her Filipino father’s surname. The Philippines was a former Spanish colony and the natives were forced to adopt Spanish names.

fbwfeiwb November 28, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Mexican? Mexican is not a language.

Joseph January 3, 2012 at 3:32 am

What a crock of shit. She is being interviewed by filipinos so of course she is going to say she is half filipino. Im filipino myself and i will admit she seems to have more afromexican blood. If you dont know what that means then look up Shar Jackson and Stacey Dash. I bet that she will say she is half mexican when she gets interviewed by a mexican journalist. Its all about popularity and she sure does have the three best ethnic groups running through her veins. Look at how many famous celebrities just happen to be Black, Mexican Latino and filipino.

over9000 January 17, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Yeah, i’m pretty sure she knows her own ethnicity…

And if you don’t believe she is part Filipino, here is a picture of her family:

Clearly her dad is of Asian/Filipino origin.

TajMahmud May 25, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Joseph is dumb as hell.

Angel Syrene January 2, 2012 at 1:57 am

she’s made Filipino/Mexican,but she’s look like little African no much

Anita March 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm

She looks Blasian.

T December 9, 2011 at 10:41 am

If you think about it, its hard to tell by genetics. If this is true, she will be %50 Asian, 25% Black, and 25% Mexican. So mainly Asian. However, the Philippines do have a Spaniard population, so she can be mixed with some European, maybe. Being Black, mostly you are African with a percentage of Native and or White/European. So maybe. Last Mexican. Mexico, is a Spanish speaking country because of the Spanish, so there could be a little more Spanish European, possibly.

Joe October 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Whatever her ethnicity, she’s fine as fuck.

Checca96:) December 30, 2011 at 9:23 am

I love her hairstyle!!!!

Ronke August 21, 2011 at 1:33 am

Created hyped up pedigree to make it in the entertainment industry. Oh Lord. I wish these folks who are this and that know that what makes them beautiful is that little bit of precious melanin African blood running through their veins…and you can run from that melanin and claim this and that, but guess what when you hit 40 you will be glad that it kept you from becoming a shrinking wrinkling violet.

TajMahmud May 25, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Stfu! All the way in 2011.

anonymous August 14, 2011 at 5:56 pm

she so so so GORGEOUS , good mix.

Delnegro August 14, 2011 at 5:58 pm

True dat :)

Checca96:) December 30, 2011 at 9:29 am

Most of the people borned to different racis are all gorgeous

t charles August 11, 2011 at 9:28 pm

WTF? OK folks I came past this site at someone’s house. My close associate is a Cultural Anthropologist by trade. I actually have met several of the celebrities on this site as my best college mate is a producer in L.A.

Many of you say someone looks or doesn’t look one way or another are by and large not educated to many racial and “cultural” mixes so to speak.

First off. Her mother is Mexican/African blood. Before Euros came to Mexico they were the bloodlines of Native Americans. Bloodlines that came from the Asian continent. If you travel to Asia, where I have lived and studied, you will see people with white skin and thin lips as well as round or broad noses and full lips. There were no borders and natives travelled through the north and to the south of the Americas. Some white hued while others darker.
Since Euro colonialisation and slavery, Mexicans are native blood and Euro and African mostly. they are called Mestizos. Some have less white blood/ some more some especially to the south east have varying degrees of black blood. If you travel through Mexico you will see that this Cassie girl (who I never heard of or saw until now) looks like many mixed girls in Mexico. Now remember many Mexicans have Euro blood. (Not only Spain. and BTW Spain was mixed with North Africans and some Morish blood. Many Moors have sub-Saharan or “black” blood. But that is a different story..there is some mix in Spain too. Sometimes it shows up in some people. Travel Spain not just one city or visit.)

Filipinos were colonized by Spain and mixed. Already there is a Chinese and Pacific Islander mix as well as a Euro component. There are a small percentage of non white or Asian blood in some Filipinos. Well before Americans there were the Negritos and other ethnic groups in the Philippines. They had African bloodlines before North America.

So this girl has Philippines bloodlines/African bloodlines/Mexican bloodlines and all of those bloodlines are mixed before her birth. When she moved her shaved head to the side I can see similarities of her bone structure to several African models I have met in New York during the Bryant Park shows. So it is the AMALGAM of racial mix in her that gives her this “exotic” look so to speak. When you travel to places like Vietnam and expect to see white Asians, don’t be surprised when you see descendents of the Cham and Khmer people to the south who have entirely more dark and round features. I have seen dark Cambodian girls with beautiful full lips and round noses. Of course they try to lighten up because of EuroFrench colonizing. The sexiest thick African type of lips i ever saw were on a brown Vietnamese girl.

So everyone says this girl looks like this and that…you are all right. If you exclude something you are wrong. When you see more of the world you will know. When you see brown Chinese you will be surprised. The ones you usually see are the HAN ethnic group which is dominant.

American87 September 7, 2011 at 9:35 pm

This was the most thought out and intelligent post I´ve ever read on this sight. Thank you. I hope more Americans learn to see people as the rest of the world views them.

Angel Syrene January 2, 2012 at 1:59 am

Filipino is not Pacific Islanders descant The Filipinos are Chinese/Tawainese ancestry

Delnegro August 7, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Bytches stop plz

Ariana decir-gracias! August 7, 2011 at 7:13 am

I love it when people are mixed with fillipino/fillipina its just soo beautiful!

ana August 2, 2011 at 8:17 am

She looks black and filipina she looks both i can’t see the mexican.

Midnight August 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Hey, to me her face and teeth look mexican.

Keith August 5, 2011 at 11:08 pm

She looks Latin stfu
Cause I seen Latin people who look

monica August 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm

you mean native

Anita March 10, 2013 at 4:32 pm

She doesn’t look Latin she looks Blasian Latin people are white.

no June 29, 2011 at 1:25 am

Cassie’s mother is a great example of Mexicans mixing with African Americans. Yet, if she were to claim only Mexican some of you would believe her in a heartbeat. sigh

Dryuu June 20, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Cassie u should know better! We Filipinos don’t call women Filipino, they are Filipina. I’m part Filipino myself. Even Nicole Scherzinger refers to herself as a Filipina, not Filipino.

Andrea July 23, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Lol you’re acting like she posted this…

nicki malibu valentine June 18, 2011 at 8:10 pm

she such a pretty black/ mexican

DOM April 7, 2011 at 4:43 pm


kathleen April 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm

wait, who’s hating?

ethnic June 18, 2011 at 3:15 am

Hey all, Im editing her ethnicity to African American and Filipino as i lost the original source to her Mexican heritage, If anyone can find a good source let me know.


ava June 18, 2011 at 7:23 am

this is what i could find

ava June 18, 2011 at 7:24 am
ethnic June 19, 2011 at 7:03 am

Thanks Ava, i think I remember this source.

BRAZIL March 14, 2012 at 12:02 am





kathleen March 27, 2011 at 5:24 pm

so she’s not african american then? anyone know which country in the caribbean her mom is from? jamaica, trinidad, st lucia, barbados, grenada…….?

Cutey29 April 16, 2011 at 9:55 am

Cassie’s mother is American. Her mother is not from the Caribbean. Her mother is mixed, half black half mexican.

kathleen April 16, 2011 at 12:03 pm

but on this site they claim she is afro-west indian instead of american

ava June 18, 2011 at 7:23 am
mia December 10, 2010 at 11:44 am

ah, no. cassie is black and filipino.

Chrisean king December 16, 2010 at 1:46 am

No black, filipno, Mexican &west indian your not her so you can’t tell her or change what she said herself!

rebellious January 24, 2011 at 12:04 am

you idiot she said on 106&park when she first came out that she was black, mexican, west indian, so take your own advice “you can’t tell her or change what she said herself”.

Kaes February 16, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Your dumb. Watch this video she clearly says Her Fathers Filipino and her Mothers Black.

TOTAL23 February 17, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I’m Sorry But He Is Not Dumb, Yes She Says Her Mother Is Black Because Maybe That’s How Her Mother Self Identify Herself; But If You Move To The Top To See The Pic Of Her Grandmothers, It Is Quiet Obvious That The Grandmother With The White Hair Is Her Maternal Grandmother Which Means That Cassie’s Mom Is Half Black!

Azultchitl November 1, 2010 at 4:09 pm

hollllyyyy shitt cassie is sooo gorgeous ! I Love herr musiq n i love herr ! she has a reaal nice mixx .

RuSSian FederAtion, August 30, 2010 at 12:37 pm


West Indian August 19, 2010 at 3:29 pm

I thought she was just Asian I never knew she was Latino and Black as well but she is still beautiful regardless.

izzy August 1, 2010 at 12:07 am

soo gorgeous very exotic mix!

areion July 27, 2010 at 6:19 pm

she looks so gourges on official girl video her and nicki minaj is so pretty

Nickii July 18, 2010 at 6:41 pm

She’s so gorgess and good thing she’s Filipino,Mexican,African good mixed but not Russian please those people are so racistt ewe

TYGAS WIFEY July 18, 2010 at 7:34 pm

no they’re not!!! lol they’re so nice!!! Have you ever meet any? maybe the ones you’ve known. fyi not everyone is the same!

RoYce July 14, 2010 at 12:47 am

She’s Gorgeous and your right Russian girl tht is one hell of a mix! Very Pretty!!!!!!!! Especially with asian looking eyes! Russian and black is sexy too! like the girl from the love of ray j she was russaian and black. You have to throw a little latin there though omg there girls are Gorgeous!!! Cassie,vanessea mejia AKA Kobe bryants wife is mexican And very very beyond gorgeous! Cristina aguilara as well, vida guerra, jlo, and much more i love latin women!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RussIan beauTY July 14, 2010 at 12:42 am

Pretty girl i think mixing black, pilipino and mexican comes out as A HELL OF AN EXOTIC LOOKING GIRL! Wow=)

RussIan beauTY July 14, 2010 at 12:43 am


Katalina July 11, 2010 at 8:51 am

because afro-west indian can be anything, be more specific please

Katalina July 11, 2010 at 8:51 am

To Ethnic do you know what country in the west indies she is from? jamaica, trinidad, barbados, grenada, dominica, st lucia? which country?

ethnic July 11, 2010 at 10:54 pm

That seems to be difficult to clarify at the moment. We can be sure that she has West African heritage though.

Raquel November 1, 2010 at 4:06 pm

her dads half trini n half african…. so shes trinidadian :)

*999 June 23, 2010 at 4:21 pm

She’s definitly mix with black, mexican, and filipino. Its more than ovious!!!
She’s gorgeous by the way! wow!!!

Anonymous June 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm

HelloKitty you posted pictures of East Africans. They weren’t involved in the slave trade, West Africans were. Honestly feel as if she has been trying to make herself look blacker than she really is b/c that is her target audience. I think she looks more Filipino than anything but you can see the other ethnicities too.

italysdivine101 June 13, 2010 at 1:35 am

Axxx, SHe looks more filipino and mexican!!! with a pinch of black. Very pretty girl by the way.

fuzzybear June 13, 2010 at 3:29 am

To italysdivine101

What’s a pinch of black?Nose,lips,Earlobe,What?

italysdivine101 June 18, 2010 at 3:32 pm

your realy tryna start shyt with me huh??????? i jst mean she looks like all of the races put togther!!!!!!!!!!

fuzzybear June 18, 2010 at 6:10 pm

To italysdivine101

Relax,not trying to start a fight.I was serious,I wanted to know what pinch of black was.Pretty much everyone on the site will tell you can’t go by outward appearance.So I was curious what a pinch of black was.It’s like me going down the street ,and saying I can see the pinch of white in chris rock,I can’t but it’s there.But like I said relax,I’m tryna to start any shyt with you,I’ll leave you alone

moi July 16, 2010 at 4:46 am

pinch of black would be her lips

Anonymous June 13, 2010 at 1:33 am


Wtf February 17, 2011 at 6:08 pm

@mol:So all those white women with full lips have a pinch of black in them,ok that explains things

wtf February 17, 2011 at 3:44 pm


you being a black person,you should know her appearance doesn’t mean the women is half black

total23 February 17, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Sorry, But Can You Elaborate More Please. I Don’t Quite Understand What Your Saying?

Fuzzybear February 18, 2011 at 3:01 am

To total23

Sorry for jumping in,but I think I understand.My grandmother was the same color as that woman,now she was half black and creole.Now that said,Cassie grandma can be half,which means her mother is not half.I’ve put stuff like this before on here for you to look at,but I see you don’t remember.You can be exactly the same color as that woman,and yet be 30% white:
Tom Joyner
What I’m saying is,sometimes you take the most traits from what your the least of;like
Neguinho da beija flor(67.1% European):
But looks completely his African side(31%)

total23 February 18, 2011 at 4:21 pm

But If Cassie’s Mother Is Mixed With Mexican And Afro West Indian Then You Can Clearly ASSUME That Cassie’s Maternal Grandmother Is The One That Is Mexican. (Again I Said Assume, Didn’t Say She Is The One That’s Mexican)

Another Thing Is That You Live In America, And I Live In Canada. Canadians Did Not Have That One Drop Rule Which Still Exist Today In Your Country. So In Canada We Would Not Consider Cassie’s Maternal Grandmother To Be Black, We Would Probably Consider Her To Be Black Admixture But Not Black! But For Black People In America You Guys MAY See It Differently Because Of The One Drop Rule. For Example Halle Berry Will See Her Daughter As Black Regardless That Her Daughter Is 75% Caucasian (White). Therefore She Would Consider Her Grandchildren Black Regardless If Her Grandchildren May Be 87.5% Caucasian (That’s Only If Her Daughter Is Married To A White Man)

Fuzzybear February 19, 2011 at 2:59 am

To total23

Her Grandma being Mexican,doesn’t mean much.That place has so many different ethinicies running through it.We’re both making assumptions here,neither of us really knows what’s in her maternal line.Like I said just because the grandma looks a certain way on the outside,doesn’t prove very much.We have to many unanswered question here.

Now this ODR,I never heard of this rule until I came on line.Like I told you before,growing up I never seen just one color of black.People like her grandma were more than happy to answer to black,so I never thought anything of it,it was normal to me.Now being on line,I see how it upsets people to be called that,but it’s not my fault,that I can’t tell 50feet away that mixed with something else,especially if it’s not very noticeable.Now like I said,I been around Creoles my entire life,and not one of them has ever said don’t you call me black,even my grandmother who could not stand the black color,never utter those words.To tell the truth,in 100yrs,this might not even matter.We might be so blended,we would be fighting about something else.

One other thing I did see some African cultures,that would call someone like rihanna or myself as white,which kinda freaks me out.However I guess by them being as dark as they were,I guess we are different to them,IDK

total23 February 19, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Yes Different Cultures Of The Black Ethnicity (Ethnicity That Has A Significant Amount Of Black People) Have Different Views On Who To Consider Black!

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