Gina Belafonte

by madman on December 26, 2016

Birth Name: Gina Deborah Belafonte

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

Date of Birth: September 8, 1961

*62.5% Jewish (Ashkenazi, some Sephardi)
*25% Afro-Jamaican
*12.5% Irish and Scottish

Gina Belafonte is an American actress and producer. She is the daughter of actress and costume designer Julie Robinson and singer and actor Harry Belafonte. Her half-sister is actress and model Shari Belafonte. Gina is married to actor Scott McCray, with whom she has a child.

Gina’s father is of one half Afro-Jamaican, one quarter Dutch Jewish, and one quarter Irish-Scottish, ancestry. Gina’s mother is Jewish, of Russian Jewish descent.

Gina’s paternal grandfather was Harold George Belanfanti/Bellanfanti. Harold was born in Jamaica, the son of a Dutch Jewish father and a black Jamaican mother.

Gina’s paternal grandmother was Melvine Love (the daughter of William Love and Sarah Jane Clarke). William was a black Jamaican. Sarah was white, of Irish and Scottish descent, and was the daughter of Henry Clarke and Alice “Elsie” Allen.

Gina’s maternal grandfather was George Robinson (the son of Alexander Robinson and Sonia). George was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Alexander was the son of Leonid Seluba and Amelia. Sonia was the daughter of Sasha and Sophia.

Gina’s maternal grandmother was Clara Morrill/Morill (the daughter of Nathan Morell and Pauline). Clara was born in Rhode Island, to Russian Jewish parents. Nathan was the son of Dov-Berr Morell and Crainda. Pauline was the daughter of Abraham and Rebecca.

Sources: Genealogy of Gina Belafonte –

Information about the family of Gina’s paternal grandmother, Melvine Love –

Gina’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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madman December 27, 2016 at 5:11 am

She is the son of… —> She is the daughter of…

passingtime85 December 27, 2016 at 1:59 am


Gotta fix this typo: “She is the ‘son’ of actress and costume designer…”

Plus, where are the references of her mother Julie’s Jewish heritage?

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