Drake (Aubrey Graham)

by ethnic on July 5, 2009

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Birth Name: Aubrey Drake Graham

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: October 24, 1986

*African-American (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Aubrey Graham, also known as Drake and Drizzy Drake, is a Canadian actor and musician. He is known for his role as Jimmy Brooks on the popular Canadian show Degrassi: The Next Generation. He later turned to rapping, releasing a popular mixtape with songs like “Every Girl” and “Best I Ever Had”, and moving on to a successful musical career.

Drake’s American father, Dennis Graham, a musician, is African-American. Drake’s Canadian mother, Sandi (Sher), is Ashkenazi Jewish (of Latvian Jewish and Russian Jewish descent). Drake was raised Jewish; he attended a Jewish day school and was Bar Mitzvah.

On his father’s side, Drake is related to American musicians Teenie Hodges (born Mabon Lewis Hodges), a rhythm and lead guitarist and songwriter, and Larry Graham, a bass guitar player.

Drake’s maternal grandparents were Reuben “Ruby” Sher (the son of Morris Sher and Julia Novick) and Evelyn Etta Brontman (the daughter of Avraham/Abraham Brontman and Lena/Leah Zlatka Osherenko). Reuben was born in Toronto, to Latvian Jewish parents. Evelyn was born in Ontario, to Russian Jewish parents. Lena was the daughter of Abram Osherenko and Gitel.

A picture of Drake’s father can be seen below:

Dennis Graham  Credit: Santiago Interiano / PRPhotos.com - Contact (1-866-551-7827) - Portrait

Dennis Graham Credit: Santiago Interiano / PRPhotos.com

A picture of Drake with his mother can be seen below:

Sandi Graham - Photo Credit: Robin Wong / PR Photos

Sandi Graham – Photo Credit: Robin Wong / PR Photos

Sources: Genealogy of Drake (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Drake’s maternal great-grandparents, Morris Sher and Julia Novick, on the 1911 Canadian Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Drake’s maternal grandmother, Evelyn Etta (Brontman) Sher – http://www.legacy.com

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Ardor May 21, 2017 at 11:21 pm

He’s an Atlantid.

Lol jks

Samiiraa January 16, 2017 at 7:17 am

He looks North African

savanna May 30, 2016 at 6:59 pm
Mafia888 April 30, 2016 at 8:00 am

He looks like a albino Black guy. Nothing special.

Greyface March 20, 2016 at 4:39 pm

I am consulting with a cosmetic surgeon to see if I can TRANSFORM into his incredible good looks, he is maxim hottest man 2016! better composer than mozart as well.

malabo girl October 29, 2015 at 5:50 pm

he looks 10% black only he looks more Jewish or midle eastern than black

slowdive January 29, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Middle Eastern? He could pass an exotic Yemeni. However he would easily pass in Southern Morocco.

Adamina September 14, 2016 at 1:50 am

@Slow Dive He could easily pass for a Libyan too

abbracci October 8, 2015 at 2:23 am

He’s hideous and he’s a spoiled half-breed brat who’s always been rich and thinks he started from the bottom. Drake is nothing special.

100 Kila and Kap G are better rappers than him.

100 Kila’s music is better than Drake’s. He deserves to be more famous than Drake.

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 3:08 am

His eyes are just too far apart.

hotline-bling November 3, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Go else where and stop hating on him just cuz he’s better than you!

fokumeen December 31, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Even in whatever language this is he’s ‘rapping’ in, he sux. But you just troll all the black celebs on here. Must be a boring life. Look at the horrible music you listen to. Your life sucks dude… really.

Hill April 5, 2017 at 6:37 am

damn you’re one angry arab

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