Foxy Brown

by ethnic on March 29, 2008

Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2005 - Sweetface by Jennifer Lopez and Andy Hilfiger

Birth Name: Inga DeCarlo Fung Marchand

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

Date of Birth: September 6, 1978

Ethnicity: Afro-Trinidadian, Chinese-Trinidadian

Foxy Brown is an American rapper, model, and actress. She is of Afro-Trinidadian and Chinese-Trinidadian descent. Foxy stated in an interview that when Jay Z first met her, he thought that she was of Filipino and Black descent.

Foxy has a daughter.

photo by PR photos

{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

midori29 July 20, 2016 at 6:19 am

@Hyun Ahh no way in this Universe does Foxy Brown look half white and I read that she had East Indian form India in her NOT Chinese. So I read she was African with some Indian. When she was young she said she was teased by other black people for being dark skinned. She thought she was ugly.

I guess any black woman these days can put on a fake hair weave and some makeup then people will be calling her mixed or half white. Crazy. Some white people always have to place themselves in.

arjanguelsk August 11, 2014 at 10:38 am

she is mixed and exotic <3 beautiful hair :D

cape verdean queen August 14, 2014 at 1:00 am

That’s a weave boo

kay perez December 5, 2017 at 6:51 am

Her natural hair does look like that , yes she is wearing tracks but it’s not a perm it’s natural texture

SEEXYPUREBLOODLATINA July 5, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Eeew always thght she was half UGLY!

Hyun Ahh June 12, 2014 at 5:40 pm

I always thought she was white and black I never considered her being asian but now I seee

ihatemostpeople May 20, 2014 at 5:02 am

She looks like she could be Nicki Minaj’s prettier and darker sister.

LadyNikkitten November 29, 2013 at 5:29 pm

She might be very dark, but she does look very chinese too. Those cheekbones and eyes – although many unmixed Africans have similar looks except for that hair…

indo December 19, 2013 at 6:16 pm

thats her hair?

Multiethnicchick December 31, 2013 at 10:30 am

clearly

Realness November 18, 2013 at 8:50 am

Ignorant Black people making Ignorant comments again smh.. Inga FUNG(Chinee Surname) Decarlo Marchand is of African, Chinese(Hakka) and East Indian ancestry. Here are some pictures of her adorable niece.

http://tinypic.com/r/2vtcd44/5

http://tinypic.com/r/vyr5td/5

Realness November 18, 2013 at 9:06 am

Her father is half Chinese his surname is Fung. Her mother is a mix of African and India.

tyronecollins May 14, 2013 at 8:30 pm

dont see no chinese. she just looks like a black as hell

Multiethnicchick July 9, 2013 at 8:36 am

Not with that hair texture she’s not

Brown girls rock December 15, 2013 at 11:34 pm

You are fucking ignorant I’ve seen bi racial people with corse hair before

leslie2 October 20, 2013 at 12:17 am

Yup. Lmao. Bet it is very very low percentage.

didi December 8, 2013 at 5:14 am

not beacause you are dark means your’re not mixed with something -_-

nnnnn May 14, 2013 at 1:35 am

Is she inspired of Foxy from “drawn together”?

Trin-Tigan_Afro_Cau_Azn January 20, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Yes we Trinis are very mixed, here are some genetic info about Afro-Trinidadians

African ancestry 45% to 65% Admixture

Afro-Trinidadians have approximately 45% to 65% African ancestry mainly from West Africa. Afro-Tobagonians have approximately 85% to 95% African ancestry also mainly from West Africa. From the time the French colonized Trinidad French Creoles (primarily white in appearance) were and to an extent still are considered the elite class. French Creoles, for the most part, are isolated from the general of the population. French Creoles (people strong of French European decent) and their Creole servants (Mulattos 1/ 2 black, Quadroons 1/4 black, and Octoroons 1/8 black, originally from France), did marry in high numbers and today many Trinidadian people who self-identify as “White” have some degree of African ancestry 2% to 10%.[3][4][5]
South Asian ancestry 25% to 35% Admixture

Afro-Trinidadians have 25% to 35% East Indian ancestry. Some people consider themselves dougla, and some do not find a need to make reference to their ancestry if they are part Indian and part African.
European ancestry 25% Admixture

A host of European countries have colonized and populated Trinidad over the centuries. Inevitably many different European people have added their genetic distinctiveness to the populous. A series of Afro-Trinidadian and Tobagonians were studied with respect to hemoglobin types, serum protein systems (Tf and Gc subtypes) and red cell enzyme types (AcPh, 6-PGD, AK, EsD, GLO and PGM1). The average Caucasian admixture was estimated at 25% similar to Louisiana Creole people in America, certain populations in Guyana, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Brazil. The similarities are most likely due to the Spanish, Portuguese, and French colonials.

In addition, prior to the African Trans-Atlantic slave trade, The British forcefully enslaved both Irish and the Scottish people. Prior to 1619 (beginning of the African slave trade) the Battle of Kinsale between the Irish and the English resulted in some 30,000 military prisoners, in which they created an official policy of banishment. The policy would mean slavery for the Irish and the Scottish in the Americas. During this time period the importation of African slaves began. Since the white slaves were of very fair complexion and did not do well in the sun, it was in the slave masters interest to make sure the African slaves and the Irish/Scottish slaved procreated. European slavery ended in the late 17th century. However, between 1600 to 1699, more Irish and Scots were sold as slaves than Africans. Only after the African Slave trade had become more profitable did the Irish and Scottish become indentured servants receive the option to earn their freedom. As a result of this slave trade the Caribbean has a large amount of people of Celtic and African descent, including Antigua, Barbados, Jamaica, Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, and most noticeable on the Island of Montserrat where it has the highest population of redheads outside of Ireland, it is also known as the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean . Because of this history it is common for some people to have Celtic last names (Marcus Garvey, Irish last name) throughout the Caribbean.[6] [7][8]
Indigenous American ancestry 2% to 5% Admixture

Afro-Trinidadians have approximately 2% to 5% Indigenous/Native American ancestry. The main groups of indigenous people were the Caribs and Arawaks (also known as Tainos) Amerindians. The Amerindians are a dead culture and most full-blooded Amerindians died during the colonization of the islands, and from malnutrition during slavery. The majority of the people have been absorbed into the population throughout the Caribbean. There are still populations in Trinidad that claim themselves as Amerindian, however most are of Mestizo and/or Zambo extraction or are transplants from Venezuela. [9]
East Asian Ancestry 1% to 2% Admixture

Afro-Trinidadian and Tobagonians have approximately 1% to 2% East Asian Ancestry, mainly from China.
Other ancestry 1% Admixture

Afro-Trinidadian and Tobagonians have approximately 1% ancestry of other descent. Trinidad has had smaller populations of Lebanese, Syrian, and other Arab backgrounds.

Ryan January 18, 2013 at 4:51 am

She looks African American + Indian

Multiethnicchick July 9, 2013 at 8:38 am

She’s not from America at all wth

fuzzybear44 July 9, 2013 at 8:54 am

@Multiethnicchick

Wasn’t she born here?

liyah June 19, 2011 at 6:48 pm

that’s weird jay-z would even think right away she was mixed with Filipino because she doesn’t look like she is, i would say indian.

Trinidadian May 30, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Look it’s simple those of us who are born in Trinidad and Tobago are as mixed up as you can find. We have the Caribs – our Native Indians , we have Europeans – Spanish , English , French , British , Proteguese , next we have African , next we have the Asians – East Indians , these fall into Indians and Pasistiani , also Chinese, Japanese, Koreans ,. Oh yes donot forget the Middle Eastern – Arabs – Syrians , Lebonanese ,
We have so many mixtures that I forget half of them , lol .
Oh yeah we also mix up with the other caribbean islands and those from south america , lol
We come in all shades and it donot really have much pure races again since every body mix up like that .
And that’s why we say we TRINI and if you ever google Trinidad and Tobago for Carnival you will see why our women Sweet so , lol

moi September 2, 2010 at 9:06 am

most trinny people are mixed

sitdown August 31, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Foxy Brown’s asian side is Chinese because her middle name Fung is of Chinese origin and besides, the only asians from Trinidad are Chinese (at least for back then; recent immigrants may be from other asian countries as well).

areion August 6, 2010 at 9:29 pm

i was typing fast instead of pucasa i meant ( picasa)

areion August 6, 2010 at 9:23 pm

trini as well and mixed indian korean ,puerto rican ,african american and cuban ,if you noticed nicki minaj and foxy brown both have like african names foxy brown real name is (inga fung marchand )and nicki minaj real name is (onika maraj )my first name is african my middle name is spanish and my last name go way back in my familey my grandma told me that i might have caucasion in my blood that why my last name is like that,my name is (areion pucasa, ferguson)

Anonymous September 2, 2010 at 12:38 pm

LOL GIVE OUT YA GOVERNMENT FOR IDENTITY THEFT…STUPID, NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND!

Willy Wonka July 13, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Yo,ccknhmr or whateva you call yahself,how yu gon say Foxy Brown is jamaican what kinda shit is dat.Look I’m Trini too,I’m from Brooklyn
born ‘n’ raised in East New York.Anyways,Foxy’s Trini she’s ALWAYS been Trini STOP HATIN’ just cuz yu ain’t.If Foxy heard yu say some shit like that tah her face,oh It’ll be on.Cuz she don’t play ‘n’ dats
mad disrespectful fuh yu tah say some shit like dat,dat shit is VEX!!.
STOP HATIN’ I’ma leave it at dat.
BK ANTHEM-BROOKLYN BEEF WHO WANT DAT!!
Shout out ta BROOKLYN ‘n’ tah all my TRINI’S-YOU ALREADY KNOW!!

ccknhmr July 13, 2010 at 8:12 pm

dat bitch is jamaican

Crystal S. October 13, 2011 at 2:54 pm

No she is not. She has long Indian hair with high cheekbones and full lips. She has a pretty complexion as well.

Chief_Mulatto_Native February 14, 2010 at 10:30 am

I heard that she was mixed with Chinese.

lis October 31, 2009 at 5:11 am

sheis very preety and her features are unique she mix and beautiful moca skin

Shianda Denise October 30, 2009 at 12:06 am

Thank you!!!

ethnic October 16, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Shianda Denise, you have a nice mix.

Shianda Denise October 16, 2009 at 1:03 am

She is the same as me!!!!

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